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S_SA_2023A 03/23/2023 01:33:20 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 03/23/2023
Attendance
Baisley X
Gonzales X
Liston X
Sullivan X
Coleman X
Time 01:33:20 PM to 02:56:33 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Coleman
This Report was prepared by Hamza Syed
Hearing Items Action Taken
SJM23-004 Postponed Indefinitely
HB23-1185 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

SJM23-004 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:34:00 PM  
Senators Pelton R. and Pelton B. presented Senate Joint Memorial 23-004. The Joint Memorial memorializes an application to the United States Congress for an article V convention of the states for proposing amendments to the United States Constitution that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress. The committee asked questions to the sponsors.
01:48:31 PM  
Geoff Withers, representing
themself, testified in opposition to the bill.




The committee
asked questions to the witness.
01:50:43 PM  
A panel of witnesses
testified to the committee.




Laura Neimeister,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Mark Meckler,
representing Convention of States Action, testified in support of the bill.




Karla Pendleton,
representing Convention of States Action, testified in support of the bill.




John Graboski,
representing Convention of States Action, testified in support of the bill.




The committee
asked questions to the panel.
02:05:02 PM  
A panel of witnesses
testified to the committee.




Frank  Vaughn,
representing Convention of States Action, testified in support of the bill.




Vivian Garcia,
representing Convention of States, testified in support of the bill.




Wayne Walvoord,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Tim Schneider,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
02:13:52 PM  
A panel of witnesses
testified to the committee.




Donelson Lawry,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Daryl Rice, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill.




Devon Stavrowsky,
representing Colorado Veteran's Coalition in Support of the Convention
of States, testified in support of the bill.




Michael Raisch,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




The committee
asked questions to the panel.
02:13:53 PM  
Written testimony
for the bill can be found in Attachment A.


02:32:27 PM
Motion Referred to Full Senate for final action.
Moved Liston
Seconded
Baisley Yes
Gonzales No
Liston Yes
Sullivan No
Coleman No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:34:28 PM
Motion Postpone SJM23-004 indefinitely.
Moved Sullivan
Seconded
Baisley No
Gonzales No
Liston No
Sullivan Yes
Coleman Yes
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
02:35:53 PM  
The committee recessed.
02:39:54 PM  
The committee came
back to order.


02:40:14 PM
Motion Postpone SJM23-004 indefinitely.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Baisley No
Gonzales Yes
Liston No
Sullivan Yes
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1185 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:41:22 PM  
Senator Rodriguez presented House Bill 23-1185.
02:43:44 PM  
A panel of witnesses
testified to the committee.




Celeste Landry,
representing League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified to amend the
bill.




Karen Goldman,
representing Colorado Municipal Clerks Association, testified in support
of the bill.




Heather Stauffer,
representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.




The committee
asked questions to the panel.


02:56:04 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1185 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Sullivan
Seconded
Baisley Yes
Gonzales Yes
Liston Yes
Sullivan Yes
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:56:33 PM   The committee adjourned.






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