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E1EC37208D0C193C8725880C006F8928 Hearing Summary


Date Mar 21, 2022      
Location LSB A

HB22-1059 - Postponed Indefinitely

02:18:21 PM  

The committee recessed.

02:25:38 PM  
The committee came
back to order.

Representative Soper, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1059,
concerning a requirement that any bill that imposes, increases, or authorizes
the imposition of a fee be approved by a two-thirds vote of all members
elected to each house of the General Assembly to become law. The bill requires
that certain bills must be passed by a two-thirds vote of all members on
final passage in each chamber of the General Assembly.  The two-thirds
vote requirement applies if the bill:
  • imposes a new
  • authorizes the
    imposition of a new fee;
  • increases an existing
    fee; or
  • authorizes the
    increase of an existing fee.
02:29:46 PM  
Representative Soper responded to questions from the committee.
02:30:26 PM  
Angel Merlos, representing The LIBRE Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
02:32:57 PM  
Cameron Hill, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:35:23 PM  
Joshua Carver, representing Americans for Prosperity, testified in support of the bill.
02:37:08 PM  
Maud Naroll, representing
the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in opposition to the

Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment B).
02:39:45 PM  
Representative Soper made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

02:47:25 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1059 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Bradfield
Seconded Woog
Amabile No
Bacon No
Bernett No
Bockenfeld Yes
Boesenecker No
Bradfield Yes
Neville Yes
Valdez A. No
Woog Yes
Woodrow No
Kennedy No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL

02:47:45 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 22-1059 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 Woodrow
Seconded Valdez A.
Amabile Yes
Bacon Yes
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld No
Boesenecker Yes
Bradfield No
Neville No
Valdez A. Yes
Woog No
Woodrow Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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