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F443926553698898872583EC00738EF7 Hearing Summary


Date Apr 30, 2019      
Location LSB A

SB19-232 - Referred to House Appropriations

03:02:15 PM  

The committee recessed.

03:26:27 PM  

The committee came back to order.

03:27:04 PM  

Due to the bill sponsor being in another committee, the chair began witness testimony on Senate Bill 19-232.  Melissa Polk, Department of State, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Polk answered questions from the committee.

03:40:45 PM  

Representative Weissman, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-232. The bill codifies current rules promulgated by the Department of State regarding campaign finance law enforcement. Specifically, the bill codifies provisions that outline procedures for complaint filing, complaint review by the Department of State’s elections division, methods to cure a campaign finance law violation, investigation of unresolved complaints, conduct of hearings, and advisory opinions. Representative Weissman provided a handout to the committee (Attachment D). He answered questions from the committee.

03:49:57 PM  

Suzanne Staiert, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:53:24 PM  

Shayne Madsen, Independence Institute, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:55:41 PM  

Matt Arnold, Campaign Integrity Watchdog, testified on the bill.

04:07:13 PM  

Ms. Staiert and Mr. Arnold answered questions from the committee.

04:10:28 PM  

Secretary of State Jena Griswold testified in support of the bill.

04:13:19 PM  

Patrick Potyondy, Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.

04:14:25 PM  

Ms. Polk and Secretary Griswold answered questions from the committee.

04:23:15 PM  

Mr. Arnold answered questions from the committee.

04:27:00 PM  
Representative Weissman made concluding remarks regarding the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

04:33:50 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-232 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Lontine
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Melton Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Williams D. No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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