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8DD3C45D7529781387258ACF007CFE53 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB24-1279

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, CIVIC, MILITARY, & VETERANS AFFAIRS
Date Feb 26, 2024      
Location LSB A



HB24-1279 - Postponed Indefinitely

03:45:17 PM  
Representative DeGraaf, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 24-1279, concerning the use of vote tracking numbers in elections. The bill requires the use of distributed ledger technology in elections and establishes voter eligibility verification systems for in person and mail in voting. Representative DeGraaf responded to questions from the committee.
04:07:06 PM  
Aly Belknap, representing
Colorado Common Cause, testified in opposition to the bill. Caleb Thornton,
representing the Colorado Department of State, testified in opposition
to the bill. Martha Tierney, representing America Votes and the Colorado
Democratic Party, testified in opposition to the bill. The panelists responded
to questions from the committee.
04:19:03 PM  
Tanya Regan, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Spencer Roberts, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Frank Cotten, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Donna LaBelle, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Margarita Osterman, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
04:45:23 PM  
Laura Wilber, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Candice Stutzriem, representing
the Republican Party in El Paso County, testified in support of the bill.
Dr. Brian Marshall, representing themself, testified in support of the
bill. Christy Fidura, representing themself, testified in support of the
bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.




Written testimony
was provided to the committee (Attachment I).

05:02:30 PM  
Representative DeGraaf
explained amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments J and K).



05:04:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment J).
Moved DeGraaf
Seconded Bradley
Amabile
Bottoms
Bradley
Brown
DeGraaf
English
Epps
Ricks
Rutinel
Boesenecker
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:04:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment K).
Moved DeGraaf
Seconded Ricks
Amabile
Bottoms
Bradley
Brown
DeGraaf
English
Epps
Ricks
Rutinel
Boesenecker
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:04:29 PM  
Representative DeGraaf
explained amendment L.003 (Attachment L).


05:07:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment L).
Moved DeGraaf
Seconded Boesenecker
Amabile No
Bottoms Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown No
DeGraaf No
English No
Epps Excused
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Excused
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
YES: 5   NO: 4   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
05:07:12 PM  
Representative DeGraaf
explained amendment L.004 (Attachment M).
05:09:46 PM  
Representative DeGraaf
responded to questions from the committee about amendment L.004.


05:10:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment M).
Moved DeGraaf
Seconded Bottoms
Amabile
Bottoms
Bradley
Brown
DeGraaf
English
Epps Excused
Ricks
Rutinel Excused
Boesenecker
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:10:54 PM  
Representative DeGraaf
made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on
the bill.


05:17:25 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1279, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved DeGraaf
Seconded Bradley
Amabile No
Bottoms Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown No
DeGraaf Yes
English No
Epps Excused
Ricks No
Rutinel Excused
Boesenecker No
Woodrow No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:17:49 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 24-1279 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 Boesenecker
Seconded Brown
Amabile Yes
Bottoms No
Bradley No
Brown Yes
DeGraaf No
English Yes
Epps Excused
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Excused
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details