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DD52B4772C08D84B872586C600601875 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-188

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, CIVIC, MILITARY, & VETERANS AFFAIRS
Date Apr 29, 2021      
Location LSB A



SB21-188 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:29:39 AM  
Representatives Duran and Ortiz, bill sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-188. The bill allows voters with disabilities to return their ballots electronically.
11:37:17 AM  
Members of the committee asked questions to the bill sponsors and made comments on the bill.
11:42:01 AM  
C. Jay Coles, representing
Verified Voting; Ms. Susan Greenhalgh, representing Free Speech For People;
and Neal McBurnett, representing himself, testified in opposition to the
bill.
11:56:45 AM  
Andrea Wilkins, representing
the League of Women Voters of Colorado; Amanda Gonzalez, representing Colorado
Common Cause; and Mr. Harvie Branscomb, representing Coloradans For Voting
Integrity, testified to amend the bill.
12:06:37 PM  
Paul Lopez, representing the Denver Clerk and Recorder, testified in support of the bill. Members of the committee asked questions to Clerk Lopez.
12:13:37 PM  
Curtis Chong, Scott LaBarre, and Dan Burke, all representing the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
12:30:46 PM  
Olivia Pilcher, representing
Disability Law Colorado; and Jennifer Levin, representing The Arc of Colorado,
testified in support of the bill.
12:36:09 PM  
Caleb Thornton, representing Colorado Department of State, was available to answer committee questions. Members of the committee asked questions to Mr. Thornton.
12:52:21 PM  
The bill sponsors
introduced amendment L.003 (Attachment B).
01:03:05 PM  
Members of the committee discussed the amendment.


01:03:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Duran
Seconded Woodrow
Amabile
Bacon
Bernett
Bockenfeld
Duran
Hanks
Neville
Valdez A.
Williams
Woodrow
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:03:37 PM  
The bill sponsors concluded their presentation with closing remarks. Members of the committee also made final remarks.


01:08:50 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-188, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Duran
Seconded Valdez A.
Amabile Yes
Bacon Yes
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Duran Yes
Hanks No
Neville No
Valdez A. Yes
Williams No
Woodrow Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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