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S_SA_2019A 04/29/2019 06:44:43 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 04/29/2019
Attendance
Fields X
Marble X
Sonnenberg X
Moreno X
Foote X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 06:44:43 PM to 10:05:34 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Foote
This Report was prepared by Julia Jackson
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1017 Referred to Senate Appropriations
Conf 19-Civil Rights Commission — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB19-1236 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1330 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1226 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1328 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB19-1017 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

06:46:19 PM  

Senator Fields, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1017.  The bill creates a pilot program to employ school mental health workers in up to 10 elementary or K-8 schools that have high poverty and high need students.  Senator Fields provided two letters in support of the bill (Attachments A and B).

06:48:54 PM  

Karen Smith, representing the Colorado School Counselors Association, testified in support of the bill and provided two handouts (Attachments C and D).

06:50:26 PM  

Camille Rossi, representing the Colorado School Social Work Association and the National Association of Social Work Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

06:52:11 PM  

Mollie Martin, representing the Cherry Creek School District, testified in support of the bill.

06:57:10 PM  

Senator Fields wrapped up her presentation of the bill and discussed the bill with the committee.

06:57:20 PM  

Brita Darling, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee.

07:06:32 PM  

Committee discussion on the bill continued.



07:09:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1017 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Marble
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Moreno Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



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


07:09:30 PM  

Jeff Riester, Department of Regulatory Agencies, introduced Kendra Anderson to the committee.



Ms. Anderson discussed her interest in serving on the Civil Rights Commission and responded to questions.  The committee received her appointment letter (Attachment E).



07:11:53 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Kendra Anderson 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 Yes
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Moreno Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1226 - Committee Discussion Only


07:13:08 PM  

Senator Lee, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1226. The bill repeals, reenacts, and amends various statutes related to bail, bond hearings, and pretrial services.

07:14:05 PM  

Maureen Cain, representing the Office of the State Public Defender, testified in support of the bill.

07:19:12 PM  

Chris Ryan, Colorado State Court Administrator representing the Judicial Department, testified in support of the bill.

07:22:15 PM  

Stan Hilkey, representing the Colorado Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill.

07:24:38 PM  

Joe Thome, Director of the Division of Criminal Justice, Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill.

07:25:01 PM  

Ms. Cain and Mr. Hilkey responded to questions from the committee.

07:34:04 PM  

Jeff Clayton, representing the American Bail Coalition, testified against the bill.

07:37:01 PM  

Robert Southey, representing Bankers Insurance Company, testified against the bill.

07:41:02 PM  

Steven Rickett, representing himself, testified against the bill.

07:41:17 PM  

Tom Remy, representing himself, testified against the bill and provided a written copy of his testimony (Attachment F).

07:46:58 PM  

The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

07:47:11 PM  

Katie Biorn, representing herself, testified against the bill.

07:54:48 PM  

Erik Johnson, representing himself, testified against the bill.

07:55:07 PM  

David Widnalm, representing himself, testified against the bill.

07:57:21 PM  

Mark Spensieri, representing himself, testified against the bill.

08:01:23 PM  

The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

08:01:35 PM  

Dennis Blackwell, representing himself, testified against the bill.

08:07:10 PM  

Bobby Brown, representing himself, testified against the bill.

08:11:18 PM  

David Wood, representing himself, testified against the bill.

08:21:04 PM  

The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

08:27:20 PM  

Chris Creighton, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions from the committee about the bill's fiscal note.

The chair laid the bill over for final action later in the meeting.



HB19-1236 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


08:39:48 PM  

Senator Todd, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1236. The bill creates a pilot program to make performance payments to program providers offering dropout recovery services.

08:41:07 PM  

Michael Nicoletti, representing Graduation Alliance, testified in support of the bill and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment G).

08:42:52 PM  

Committee members discussed the bill.



08:48:39 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1236 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble Excused
Sonnenberg No
Moreno Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1330 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


08:49:07 PM  

Senator Priola, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1330. The bill exempts persons performing only hair drying services from licensure by the Department of Regulatory Agencies.

08:51:27 PM  

Misty Halaby, representing Dry Bar, testified in support of the bill.

08:54:07 PM  

Taylor Garcia, representing Dry Bar, testified in support of the bill.

08:54:48 PM  

Becky Wood, representing Dry Bar, testified in support of the bill.

08:56:36 PM  

Angelaca Mercado, representing Dry Bar, testified in support of the bill.

08:57:31 PM  

Chad Boltz, representing himself, testified against the bill.

08:58:29 PM  

Micki Hackenberger, representing the Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools, testified against the bill.

09:00:33 PM  

Jeff Riester, representing the Department of Regulatory Agencies, responded to questions from the committee.

09:05:13 PM  

Melissa Kuipers Blake, representing Dry Bar, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



09:10:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1330 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Moreno Yes
Foote No
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1226 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

09:10:24 PM  

Senator Lee resumed his presentation of House Bill 19-1226.  He discussed amendments L.016 (Attachment H), L.018 (Attachment I), L.022 (Attachment J), and L.023 (Attachment K) with the committee.



09:16:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.022 (Attachment J).
Moved Foote
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Moreno Yes
Foote Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
09:19:49 PM  

Committee members discussed the amendments with Senator Lee.



09:21:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.023 (Attachment K).
Moved Foote
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Moreno Yes
Foote Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
09:22:15 PM  

Michael Dohr, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions about amendments L.016 and L.018.



09:25:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.016 (Attachment H).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Moreno Yes
Foote Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


09:26:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.018 (Attachment I).
Moved Foote
Seconded
Fields
Marble
Sonnenberg
Moreno
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
09:27:52 PM  

Senator Marble presented amendment L.024 (Attachment L).  Senator Lee and the committee discussed the amendment.



09:32:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.024 (Attachment L).
Moved Marble
Seconded
Fields No
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Moreno No
Foote No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
09:32:20 PM  

Senator Marble presented amendment L.025 (Attachment M) and discussed it with the committee and the bill sponsor.



09:40:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.025 (Attachment M).
Moved Marble
Seconded
Fields No
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Moreno No
Foote No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
09:41:36 PM  

Senator Marble presented amendment L.026 (Attachment N) and discussed it with the committee.  Ms. Cain returned to the table to respond to questions from the committee.



09:44:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.026 (Attachment N).
Moved Marble
Seconded
Fields No
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Moreno No
Foote Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
09:44:13 PM  

Senator Marble presented amendment L.027 (Attachment O). Senator Lee discussed the amendment.



09:45:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.027 (Attachment O).
Moved Marble
Seconded
Fields No
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Moreno No
Foote No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
09:46:19 PM  

Senator Lee wrapped up his presentation of the bill.

09:49:27 PM  

Committee members commented on the bill.



09:51:47 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1226, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
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



HB19-1328 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


09:53:16 PM  

Senator Rodriguez, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1328. The bill creates the duties and obligations of landlords and tenants of residential property concerning bed bugs. Senator Rodriguez responded to questions to the committee.

09:56:50 PM  

Jamesetta Tambah, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

09:57:13 PM  

Kevin Lemasters, representing the Colorado Pest Control Association, testified in support of the bill.

09:58:33 PM  

Mr. Lemasters responded to questions from the committee.

10:00:19 PM  

Sundari Kraft, representing the Colorado Pest Control Association, testified in support of the bill.

10:01:30 PM  

Senator Rodriguez presented amendment L.011 (Attachment P).



10:04:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment P).
Moved Foote
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Moreno Yes
Foote Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


10:05:23 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1328, as amended, 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


10:05:34 PM   The committee adjourned.






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