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D9778FF922EF880D87258806007970F0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB22-153

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Mar 15, 2022      
Location Old Supreme Court



SB22-153 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


04:07:49 PM  
President Fenberg,
bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 22-153. The bill makes several changes
to state law regarding election security, including clarifying and expanding
the authority of the Secretary of State in overseeing elections, establishing
security requirements for voting equipment, requiring that county clerks
and certain staff receive training prior to conducting elections, and creating
a grant program to provide funding to local governments to meet the new
security requirements.

Amendment L.002 was distributed (Attachment D).
04:18:17 PM  
Senator Coleman proceeded
with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony may be found in
Attachment E.
04:23:12 PM  
Christopher Beale,
representing the Colorado Secretary of State's Office, testified in support
of the bill. Caleb Thornton, representing the Colorado Secretary of State's
Office, testified in support of the bill. Cameron Hill, representing Colorado
Common Cause, testified in support of the bill. Matt Crane, representing
the Colorado County Clerks Association, testified in support of the bill.
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
04:53:04 PM  
Clerk Josh Zygielbaum,
representing the Adams County Clerk and Recorder, testified in support
of the bill. Martha Tierney, representing the Colorado Democratic Party,
testified in support of the bill. Cory Gaines, representing self, testified
to amend the bill.
05:01:36 PM  
The committee discussed
the amendment.


05:04:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Lee
Simpson
Sonnenberg
Jaquez Lewis
Coleman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:04:55 PM  
Committee members
commented on the bill. The bill sponsor responded to commttee questions.
05:11:32 PM  
The bill sponsor gave closing remarks.


05:15:28 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-153, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Lee Yes
Simpson No
Sonnenberg No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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