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h_sa_2016a_2016-04-20t11:37:04z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/20/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-112



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone Senate Bill 16-112 indefinitely. The moti

Refer Senate Bill 16-112 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







12:47 PM -- SB16-112



Representative Wist, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-112 to the committee. For counties with at least 25,000 active voters (large counties), this bill reduces the number of early voter service and polling centers (voter centers) required during the first seven days of early voting. During this time, large counties must operate at least one voter center for every 75,000 active voters, rather than one for every 30,000 voters as required under current law. This bill also eliminates the requirement that voter centers be open on the first Saturday of the early voting period. The voter center requirement in the second half of early voting remains the same under the bill.



Representative Wist provided a handout (Attachment C).



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12:55 PM --
Matt Crane, Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder representing the Colorado County Clerks Association, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.



01:00 PM --
Kate Cohen, representing the Colorado Public Interest Research Group, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.



01:02 PM --
Tim Griesmer, representing the Secretary of State, testified in support of the bill.



01:03 PM --
Carol Tone, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.



01:05 PM --
Chuck Broerman, El Paso County Clerk and Recorder, testified in support of the bill.



01:08 PM --
Elena Nunez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified against the bill.



01:11 PM --
Phil Ross, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.





01:16 PM



Representative Wist wrapped up his presentation of the bill.

BILL: SB16-112
TIME: 01:20:47 PM
MOVED: Wist
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-112 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Foote
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Primavera
No
Tyler
No
Wist
Yes
Lontine
No
Ryden
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: SB16-112
TIME: 01:20:33 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 16-112 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Neville P.
No
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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