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S_SA_2019A 04/24/2019 06:18:33 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 04/24/2019
Attendance
Fields *
Marble *
Sonnenberg X
Moreno X
Foote X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 06:18:33 PM to 09:06:31 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Foote
This Report was prepared by Julia Jackson
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 19-Civil Rights Commission — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 19-Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund — State Board Of The Favorably Refer to Full Senate
HB19-1193 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1284 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB19-1305 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB19-1002 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1321 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB19-1277 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1292 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1295 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB19-1299 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB19-1306 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1316 Referred to Senate Appropriations

Conf 19-Civil Rights Commission — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


06:20:01 PM  

Jeffrey Reister, representing the Department of Regulatory Agencies, introduced Richard Lewis Jr. and Sergio Cordova to the committee. Committee members received their appointment letters to the Civil Rights Commission (Attachment A).

06:21:43 PM  

Sergio Cordova introduced himself and discussed his interest in serving on the Civil Rights Commission. Richard Lewis Jr. introduced himself and discussed his interest in serving on the Civil Rights Commission. The appointees responded to questions from the committee.



06:24:16 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Richard Lewis Jr. and Sergio Cordova to the Conf 19-Civil Rights Commission — Colorado to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Fields Excused
Marble Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Moreno Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 19-Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund — State Board Of The - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


06:24:26 PM  
David Oppenheim, representing the Office of Governor Jared Polis, introduced the appointments to the State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Trust Fund. Committee members received a copy of their appointment letter (Attachment B).
06:26:15 PM  
Leticia Martinez, John Montepare, and David Cockrell introduced themselves to the committee and discussed their interest in serving on the board.
06:31:38 PM  
Mina Liebert, Pam Denahy, Mo Siegel, and Jahi Simbai introduced themselves to the committee and discussed their interest in serving on the board.

The appointees responded to questions from the committee.

06:38:13 PM  
Mr. Oppenheim responded to committee questions.


06:48:56 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of David Cockrell, Mina Liebert, Morris Siegel, Jahi Simbai, Leticia Martinez, John Montepare, and Pamela Denahy to the Conf 19-Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund — State Board Of The to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Moreno Yes
Foote Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1193 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


06:49:08 PM  
Senator Garcia, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1193. The bill increases access to substance use disorder treatment and support for pregnant women and new mothers.
06:51:54 PM  
Shawn Coleman, representing the Drug Policy Alliance and the Colorado Coalition to Protect Children and Family Rights, testified in support of the bill.
06:52:57 PM  
Daniel Darting, representing Signal Behavioral Health Network, testified in support of the bill.
06:58:17 PM  
Jillian Adams, representing Illuminate Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:58:37 PM  
Lauren Snyder, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
07:01:51 PM  
Mr. Darting responded to committee questions.
07:04:33 PM  
Dave Long, representing Logan County Human Services and Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill. He provided two handouts for the committee (Attachments C and D).
07:08:34 PM  
Senator Garcia wrapped up his presentation of the bill.


07:11:04 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1193 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Moreno Yes
Foote Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1284 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


07:11:16 PM  
Senator Holbert and Senator Moreno, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1284. The bill repeals statutory requirements regarding the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District board of directors size and meeting time frames.
07:13:30 PM  
Michael Valdez, representing the Special District Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.


07:15:26 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1284 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Marble
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Moreno Yes
Foote Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1305 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


07:17:26 PM  
Senator Gonzales, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1305. The bill clarifies that tribal departments of human services and law enforcement agencies may conduct criminal history background checks of persons who will be taking a child in an emergency placement.


07:20:01 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1305 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Moreno Yes
Foote Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1002 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


07:20:20 PM  
Senator Zenzinger and Senator Priola, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1002 to the committee. The bill creates the School Leadership Pilot Program in the Colorado Department of Education to provide experiential professional development for school principals.
07:23:37 PM  
Senator Priola discussed amendment L.007 (Attachment E).
07:26:30 PM  
Senators Priola and Zenzinger responded to committee questions.
07:26:45 PM  
Julie Pelegrin, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee.
07:35:44 PM  
Jennifer Mello, representing the State Board of Education and the Department of Education, testified in support of the bill.
07:36:10 PM  
Jen Walmer, representing Democrats for Education Reform and Education Reform Now, testified in support of the bill.


07:38:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment E).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields
Marble
Sonnenberg
Moreno
Foote Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:38:44 PM  
The committee recessed.
07:39:46 PM  
The committee reconvened.


07:40:31 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1002, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Moreno Yes
Foote Excused
Final YES: 3   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1321 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


07:40:48 PM  

Senator Priola and Senator Story, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1321. The bill allows an owner of a rental vehicle to verify a renter's driver license through an electronic device. Senator Priola provided a handout to the committee (Attachment F).

07:43:26 PM  
Jackie Agan, representing the Hertz Corporation,
testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.


07:47:23 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1321 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Moreno Yes
Foote Excused
Final YES: 3   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1277 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


07:47:49 PM  
Senator Todd, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1277. The bill creates the computer science courses and clubs grant program in the Colorado Department of Education.
07:50:46 PM  
Andrew Sannier, representing Girls Who Code, testified in support of the bill.
07:55:45 PM  
The committee recessed.
07:56:01 PM  
The committee reconvened.


07:58:22 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1277 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Moreno Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1292 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


07:59:13 PM  
Senator Ginal, sponsor, presented House
Bill 19-1292.  The bill repeals sections of statute requiring grant
funding for the Colorado Resiliency Office in the Department of Local Affairs
and provides a General Fund appropriation in FY 2019-20 to fund the office.
 Senator Ginal provided a packet in support of the bill (Attachment
G).
08:03:14 PM  
Commissioner Deb Gardner, representing Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.
08:03:32 PM  
Bruce Eisenhauer, representing the Department of Local Affairs, testified in support of the bill.
08:07:36 PM  

Nikolaus Remus, representing the American Institute of Architects Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

08:10:52 PM  
Mr. Eisenhauer returned to the table to respond to committee questions.
08:12:45 PM  
The committee recessed.
08:12:54 PM  
The committee reconvened.


08:13:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1292 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Moreno Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1295 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


08:13:56 PM  
Senator Story and Senator Scott, co-prime
sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1295.  The bill permits the county
treasurer to serve as the public trustee in designated counties instead
of those trustees being appointed by the Governor.
08:17:36 PM  
Commissioner Deb Gardner, representing Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.
08:19:58 PM  
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill. He provided a packet in support of the bill (Attachment H).
08:21:07 PM  
Senators Story and Scott wrapped up their
presentation of the bill.  Committee members discussed the bill with
the sponsors.
08:21:36 PM  
Mr. Bergman returned to the table to respond to committee questions.


08:24:40 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1295 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Moreno Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1299 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


08:25:03 PM  
The committee recessed.
08:29:58 PM  
The committee reconvened.
08:30:10 PM  
Senator Donovan, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1299. The bill establishes a minimum local government retirement plan contribution rate of 3 percent for plan participants. The bill also clarifies that the participant and local government contribution rates do not need to be the same so long as the rate is not less than 3 percent.
08:31:43 PM  
Joan Green Turner, representing the Colorado County Officials and Employees Retirement Association, testified in support of the bill.


08:33:35 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1299 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Moreno Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1306 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


08:34:47 PM  
Senator Rodriguez, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1306. The bill requires the Department of Labor and Employment to track and report on data specific to the state's call centers.
08:35:52 PM  
Sandra Murray, representing Communications Workers of America, testified in support of the bill.
08:39:14 PM  
Christopher Alvarado, representing Communications Workers of America, testified in support of the bill.
08:44:41 PM  
Ms. Murray and Mr. Alvarado responded to questions from the committee.
08:45:54 PM  
Senator Rodriguez wrapped up his presentation of the bill.


08:51:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1306 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Moreno Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1316 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


08:52:25 PM  
Senator Winter and Senator Cooke, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1316. The bill sets the minimum age for marriage at 16, and requires judicial approval of any marriage where a party is under the age of 18.
08:54:28 PM  
Anne Auld, representing Illuminate Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
08:57:23 PM  
Ashley Chase, representing the Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill.
09:01:32 PM  
Lydia Waligorski, representing Violence Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
09:05:10 PM  
Senators Winter and Cooke wrapped up their presentation of the bill.


09:06:22 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1316 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Moreno Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


09:06:31 PM   The committee adjourned.






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