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1B12F89BD5217C558725868500750A3F Hearing Summary


Date Feb 23, 2021      
Location Old Supreme Court

SB21-007 - Postponed Indefinitely

02:18:26 PM  

Senator Lundeen, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-007 to the committee. Beginning with the 2022 general election, the bill requires that all voting for general elections be conducted in-person, unless a voter requests a mail ballot following procedures developed by county clerks. It allows each county clerk to determine the number and locations of polling places within each county. Under the bill, all ballots must be received by the close of polls on Election Day and be counted by the end of Election Day.

Submitted written testimony on the bill may be found in Attachment C.

02:30:00 PM  
Michael Neil, representing Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Neil responded to committee questions.
02:36:28 PM  
Amanda Gonzalez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:39:43 PM  
Paul Lopez, representing
City and County of Denver, Clerk and Recorder, testified in opposition
to the bill.  Mr. Lopez responded to committee questions.
02:48:32 PM  
Morgan Royal, representing New Era Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:51:21 PM  
Martha Tierney, representing America Votes, Colorado Democratic Party, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Tierney responded to committee questions.
02:56:17 PM  
Salvador Hernandez, representing Mi Familia Vota, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:00:56 PM  
Sara Gagliardi, representing Alliance for Retired Americans, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:03:32 PM  
Kara Rowland, representing Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:07:07 PM  
Matt Crane, representing Colorado County Clerk's Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Crane responded to committee questions.
03:12:50 PM  
Hilary Rudy, representing Colorado Secretary of State, responded to committee questions. Senator Lundeen commented.
03:18:13 PM  
Karen McClelland, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
03:20:49 PM  
Senator Lundeen gave concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

03:32:52 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-007 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Sonnenberg
Jaquez Lewis No
Simpson No
Sonnenberg Yes
Coleman No
Gonzales No
YES: 1   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL

03:33:21 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 21-007 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Coleman
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson Yes
Sonnenberg No
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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