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s_sa_2016a_2016-02-08t13:37:00z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/08/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-112



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 16-112 to the Committee of the W PASS







01:58 PM -- SB16-112



Senator Tate presented Senate Bill 16-112 to the committee. For general elections, counties with at least 25,000 active electors are currently required to designate at least one voter service and polling center (VSPC) for each 30,000 active electors during the period of early voting. The bill maintains this provision for the second 7 days of early voting, but changes this figure for the first 7 days of early voting so that at least one VSPC is required for each 75,000 active electors in such counties. For all counties, the bill also removes the requirement that VSPCs be open on the first Saturday during the 15-day period prior to election day.



02:02 PM --
Elizabeth Stephan, representing New Era Colorado, testified against the bill.



02:11 PM --
Kate Cohen, representing CoPIRG, testified against he bill.



02:15 PM --
Kenneth DeBey, representing the Colorado Alliance for Retired Americans, testified against the bill and presented a handout (Attachment A).



16SenateState0208AttachA.pdf16SenateState0208AttachA.pdf



02:19 PM --
Carla Castedo, representing Mi Familia Vota, testified against the bill.



02:23 PM --
Elena Nunez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified against the bill.



02:32 PM -- John Soto, representing Conservation Colorado, testified against the bill.



02:34 PM --
Deputy Secretary of State Suzanne Staiert, representing the Colorado Secretary of State's Office, testified in support of the bill.



02:40 PM --
Matt Crane, Arapahoe County Clerk & Recorder, representing the Colorado County Clerks Association, testified in support of the bill.



02:45 PM -- Ryan Parsell, representing the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder's Office, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment B).



16SenateState0208AttachB.pdf16SenateState0208AttachB.pdf



02:55 PM --
Carol Tone, representing the League of Women Voters, testified in support of the bill.





02:58 PM



Senator Tate wrapped up his presentation to the committee.

BILL: SB16-112
TIME: 02:59:12 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-112 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
No
Kefalas
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












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