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FFB4FBA2486CBE76872583D0006BAC07 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1278

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 2, 2019      
Location LSB A



HB19-1278 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:36:27 PM  

Representative Lontine, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1278. The bill makes several changes to the "Uniform Election Code of 1992," including changes to voter registration procedures, party filing requirements, procedures for curing ballots, provisional ballots, and other technical changes. Representative Lontine answered questions from the committee.

01:45:40 PM  

Secretary of State Jena Griswold, Department of State, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.

01:52:44 PM  

Kelly Byrne, America Votes, testified in support of the bill.

01:57:24 PM  

Martha Tierney, America Votes and the Colorado Democratic Party, testified in support of the bill.

02:01:25 PM  

Lizzy Stephan, New Era Colorado, testified in support of the bill. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).

02:04:56 PM  

Ms. Tierney and Ms. Stephan answered questions from the committee.

02:11:40 PM  

Representative Lontine provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B).

02:12:00 PM  

Janice Vos Caudill, Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:15:52 PM  

Lori Mitchell, Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:18:43 PM  

Chuck Broerman, El Paso County Clerk and Recorder, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:21:40 PM  

Clerk Broerman, Clerk Mitchell, and Clerk Vos Caudill answered questions from the committee. An informational packet from the Colorado County Clerks Association was distributed to the committee (Attachment C).

02:32:46 PM  

Peg Perl, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:36:34 PM  

Joy Garscadden, Citizens Project, testified in support of the bill.

02:39:42 PM  

Ana Temu, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:42:30 PM  

Regina O'Brien, Eagle County Clerk and Recorder, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:46:16 PM  

Molly Fitzpatrick, Boulder County Clerk and Recorder, testified in support of the bill.

02:47:53 PM  

George Stern, Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.

02:51:02 PM  

Clerk Fitzpatrick answered questions from the committee.

02:53:21 PM  

Salvador Hernandez, Mi Familia Vota, testified in support of the bill.

02:56:44 PM  

Richard Forney, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:58:33 PM  

John Hart, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:03:25 PM  

Susan Corliss, Kit Carson County Clerk and Recorder, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:05:50 PM  

Debra Johnson, Denver County Clerk and Recorder, testified on the bill.

03:11:05 PM  

Carly Koppes, Weld County Clerk and Recorder, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:13:23 PM  

Clerk Johnson, Clerk Koppes, and Clerk Corliss answered questions from the committee. Representative Lontine made comments to the committee.

03:28:54 PM  

Declan Talley, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:31:24 PM  

Teelin Lucero, representing herself, read a statement from Tim Hernandez in support of the bill.

03:34:39 PM  

Josh Zygielbaum, Adams County Clerk and Recorder, testified on the bill.

03:37:43 PM  

Gilbert Ortiz, Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:41:41 PM  

Justin Grantham, Fremont County Clerk and Recorder, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:42:09 PM  

Lauren Smith, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:46:56 PM  

Kate Travis, representing herself, read a statement from Anna Marie McCorrie in support of the bill.

03:49:40 PM  

Anna Wood, representing herself, read a statement from Katie Lea in support of the bill.

03:52:31 PM  

Merlin Klotz, Douglas County Clerk and Recorder, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:57:42 PM  

Kathleen Neel, Summit County Clerk and Recorder, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:59:01 PM  

Kim Bonner, Routt County Clerk and Recorder, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:01:15 PM  

Clerk Klotz provided a handout to the committee (Attachment D).

04:02:48 PM  

Morgan Royal, representing herself, read a statement in support of the bill from Julie Grossman.

04:03:58 PM  

Arriana Belkin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:06:54 PM  

Alejandro Flores-Munoz, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He provided written statements in support of the bill from Chelsea Meenan and Jake Martin (Attachments E and F).

04:10:22 PM  

Dallas Schroeder, Elbert County Clerk and Recorder, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:13:33 PM  

Byron Pelton, Logan County Commissioner, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:14:47 PM  

Pam Bacon, Logan County Clerk and Recorder, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:17:33 PM  

Clerk Schroeder answered questions from the committee.

04:19:37 PM  

Caitlin Schneider, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:22:17 PM  

Amanda Gonzalez, Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.

04:25:32 PM  

Angie Leath, El Paso County Director of Elections, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:29:28 PM  

Colleen Jensen, Larimer County, submitted a letter in opposition to the bill from the Larimer County Board of County Commissioners (Attachment G).

04:30:25 PM  

Doreen Bellfy, Larimer County Elections Manager, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:32:22 PM  

Robert Lindgren, AFL-CIO, testified in support of the bill.

04:34:04 PM  

Jami Gaultney, Douglas County Elections Operations Manager, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:36:52 PM  

Pam Anderson, Colorado County Clerks Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:42:49 PM  

A letter in opposition to the bill from the Mesa County Board of County Commissioners was distributed to the committee (Attachment H).

04:43:31 PM  

Councilwoman Cheryl Pouge, City of Parker, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:45:58 PM  

Celeste Landry, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:49:09 PM  

Britta Singer, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:50:51 PM  

Councilwoman Pouge answered questions from the committee.

04:52:32 PM  

Committee members made comments.

04:54:49 PM  

Representative Lontine explained amendment L.001 (Attachment I). She answered questions from the committee.

04:57:16 PM  

Representative Lontine explained amendment L.005 (Attachment J).



04:57:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment I).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Melton
Duran
Humphrey
Lewis
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:58:08 PM  

The committee discussed amendment L.005.



04:59:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment J).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Duran
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lewis No
Lontine Yes
Melton Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
04:59:13 PM  

Representative Lontine explained amendment L.008 (Attachment K).

04:59:43 PM  

Ms. Tierney was asked to the table to answer questions about amendment L.008.



05:02:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment K).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Duran
Duran
Humphrey
Lewis
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:02:50 PM  

Representative Lontine explained amendment L.009 (Attachment L).



05:03:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment L).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Melton
Duran
Humphrey
Lewis
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:03:40 PM  

Representative Lontine explained amendment L.010 (Attachment M). Ms. Tierney answered questions about amendment L.010.



05:05:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment M).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Duran
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lewis No
Lontine Yes
Melton Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
05:05:32 PM  

Representative Lontine explained amendment L.011 (Attachment N). She answered questions from the committee about amendment L.011.

05:08:37 PM  

Representative Lotine explained amendment L.012 (Attachment O). Ms. Tierney answered questions about amendment L.012.



05:08:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment N).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Melton
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lewis No
Lontine Yes
Melton Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:10:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment O).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Melton
Duran
Humphrey
Lewis
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:10:48 PM  

Representative Lontine explained amendment L.013 (Attachment P). Ms. Tierney answered questions about amendment L.013.



05:12:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachment P).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Duran
Duran
Humphrey
Lewis
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:12:42 PM  

Representative Lontine explained amendment L.014 (Attachment Q). She answered questions from the committee.



05:14:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment Q).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Melton
Duran
Humphrey
Lewis
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:14:03 PM  

Representative Lontine explained amendment L.033 (Attachment R). She answered questions from the committee. The committee discussed amendment L.033.



05:17:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.033 (Attachment R).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Melton
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lewis No
Lontine Yes
Melton Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
05:17:21 PM  

Representative Lontine explained amendment L.035 (Attachment S). Ms. Tierney answered questions from the committee about amendment L.035.

05:18:55 PM  

Representative Lontine explained amendment L.037 (Attachment T).  The committee discussed amendment L.037.



05:18:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.035 (Attachment S).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Duran
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lewis No
Lontine Yes
Melton Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:20:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.037 (Attachment T).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Duran
Duran
Humphrey
Lewis
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:20:11 PM  

Representative Lontine explained amendment L.034 (Attachment U).  The committee discussed amendment L.034, but the amendment was not moved.

05:21:24 PM  

Representative Rich explained amendment L.004 (Attachment V). Representative Lontine commented on amendment L.004.

05:23:22 PM  

Committee discussion about amendment L.004 occurred.



05:24:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment V).
Moved Rich
Seconded Humphrey
Duran No
Humphrey Yes
Lewis Yes
Lontine No
Melton No
Rich Yes
Sirota No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kennedy No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
05:24:19 PM  

Representative Lewis explained amendment L.003 (Attachment W). Representative Lontine commented on amendment L.003. The committee discussed amendment L.003.



05:28:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment W).
Moved Lewis
Seconded Humphrey
Duran No
Humphrey Yes
Lewis Yes
Lontine No
Melton No
Rich Yes
Sirota No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kennedy No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
05:28:59 PM  

Representative Lontine made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.



05:39:22 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1278, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Melton
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lewis No
Lontine Yes
Melton Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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