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S_SA_2021A 05/25/2021 08:18:30 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 05/25/2021
Attendance
Cooke X
Jaquez Lewis *
Simpson X
Coleman X
Gonzales X
Time 08:18:30 PM to 01:56:08 AM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Gonzales
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-280 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB21-1250 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1280 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1281 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1299 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1255 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1298 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB21-1162 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

SB21-280 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


08:19:03 PM  
Senator Fields and
Senator Cooke, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-280. The bill clarifies
that specified bias-motivated crimes need only be partially motivated by
bias to be categorized as a bias-motivated crime.
08:25:42 PM  
Senator Gonzales
proceeded with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony may be
found in Attachment A.
08:27:46 PM  
Deputy District Attorney Brian Sugioka, representing 18th Judicial DA's Office, testified in support of the bill. Nga Vuong-Sandoval, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Scott Levin, representing Anti-Defamation League, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
08:34:55 PM  
Gordon McLaughlin, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Christian Gardner-Wood, representing Boulder County District DA's Office, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
08:43:03 PM  
The bill sponsors
provided closing remarks.


08:44:34 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-280 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Cooke
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Simpson Yes
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1250 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


08:47:47 PM  
Senator Fields and
Senator Gardner, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1250. The bill
allows for a civil suit to be filed against Colorado State Patrol officers;
requires multi-agency review of cases involving officer-involved civilian
death; and makes other adjustments to provisions of SB 20-217.  
08:47:48 PM  
Senator Gonzales proceeded with witness testimony. Submitted testimony may be found in Attachment B.
08:50:00 PM  
Sean McCauley, representing Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, testified to amend the bill. Meghan Dollar, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified to amend the bill.
08:55:34 PM  
Ronald Sloan, representing Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, testified to amend the bill.
09:00:05 PM  
Rainey Wikstrom, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Paul Baumann, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Anna Fritschen, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
09:07:20 PM  
Ryan Hazelwood, representing Colorado Broadcasters Association, testified in support of the bill. Chief Dave Hayes, representing Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, testified to amend the bill.
09:12:50 PM  
Rebecca Wallace,
ACLU, testfieid in support of the bill. Maureen Nueman, representing self,
testified in support of the bill. The witnesses responded to committee
questions.
09:22:13 PM  
Amendments L.053,
L.057, L.060, L.061, L.062, and L.063  were distributed (Attachments
C to H).


09:23:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.053 (Attachment C).
Moved Cooke
Seconded
Cooke
Jaquez Lewis
Simpson
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
09:25:47 PM  
The committee discussed
amendments.


09:27:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.057 (Attachment D).
Moved Cooke
Seconded
Cooke
Jaquez Lewis
Simpson
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:29:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.060 (Attachment E).
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Cooke
Jaquez Lewis
Simpson
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:33:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.061 (Attachment F).
Moved Cooke
Seconded
Cooke
Jaquez Lewis
Simpson
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:35:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.062 (Attachment G).
Moved Cooke
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Jaquez Lewis No
Simpson Yes
Coleman No
Gonzales No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


09:39:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.063 (Attachment H).
Moved Cooke
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Jaquez Lewis No
Simpson Yes
Coleman No
Gonzales No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
09:40:04 PM  
Amendments L.055
and L.050 were distributed (Attachments I and J).


09:44:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.055 (Attachment I).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson No
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
09:45:38 PM  
Committee discussion
of amendments ensued.
09:47:11 PM  
The committee recessed.
The committee came back to order.
10:05:19 PM  
The committee further
discussed the amendment.


10:16:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.050 (Attachment J).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke
Jaquez Lewis
Simpson
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn
10:17:14 PM  
The bill sponsors
provided closing remarks.


10:17:36 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1250, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson Yes
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1280 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


10:18:14 PM  
Senator Lee, bill
sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-180. The bill requires courts to hold
an initial bond hearing with an arrested individual within 48 hours of
arrival at a detention facility; allows hearings to be conducted online
or by phone; creates the position of a bond hearing officer to conduct
weekend and holiday hearings; and makes other changes to the monetary bond
process.  
10:20:52 PM  
Senator Gonzales
proceeded with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony may be
found in Attachment K.
10:27:00 PM  
A statement from
Michelle Reynolds, representing self, was read in support of the bill.
Rev. Tamara Boynton, representing Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified
in support of the bill. Elisabeth Epps, representing self, testified in
support of the bill.
10:36:19 PM  
Dana Steiner, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Anna Crawford, representing Women's Lobby of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
10:41:48 PM  
Joel Northam, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
10:46:52 PM  
The bill sponsor
provided closing remarks.


10:49:45 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1280 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson Yes
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1281 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


10:50:21 PM  
Senator Pettersen, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1281. The bill creates the Community Behavioral Health Disaster Preparedness and Response Program in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The program is intended to enhance, support, and formalize behavioral health disaster preparedness and response activities of community behavioral health organizations.
10:53:05 PM  
Senator Gonzales
proceeded with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony may be
found in Attachment L.
10:53:33 PM  
Frank Cornelia, representing Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Kirsten Anderson, representing Aurora Mental Health Center, testified in support of the bill.
10:58:37 PM  
The bill sponsor gave closing remarks.


11:01:37 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1281 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson Yes
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1299 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


11:02:15 PM  
Senator Fields and
Senator Hansen, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1299. The bill establishes
the Office of Gun Violence Prevention in the Department of Public Health
and Environment (CDPHE) with the purpose of coordinating and promoting
efforts to reduce gun violence.  
11:08:52 PM  
Senator Gonzales
proceeded with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony may be
found in Attachment M.
11:09:12 PM  
Robert Edmiston, representing The Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Lesley Hollywood, representing Rally for our Rights, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:15:23 PM  
Maisha Fields, representing Brady, testified in support of the bill. Eileen McCarron, representing Colorado Ceasefire, testified in support of the bill. Jacqui Shumway, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Mary Parker, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
11:26:29 PM  
Emily Engelhaupt,
representing Giffords Gun Owners for Safety, Colorado, testified in support
of the bill. Peter Fogg, representing Colorado Faith Communities United
to End Gun Violence, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
11:32:53 PM  
Joel Loomis, represeting
self, testified regarding the bill.
11:37:13 PM  
The bill sponsors gave closing remarks.


11:39:43 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1299 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Cooke No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson No
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1255 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


11:40:42 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis and Senator Pettersen, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1255. The bill modifies procedures relating to firearm relinquishment following the issuance of a protection order.
11:40:43 PM  
Senator Gonzales proceeded with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony on the bill may be found in Attachment N.
11:48:34 PM  
Ann Kelly, Boulder
County DA, testified in support of the bill. Kenneth Boyd, Adams County
DA, testified in support of the bill. Jacqui Shumway, representing self,
testified in support of the bill.  
11:55:04 PM  
Robert Edmiston, representing The Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Moira Sharkey, representing self, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
12:02:53 AM  
David Keck, representing
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms and Battered
Women's Justice Project, testified in support of the bill. Rebecca Zimmerman,
representing self, testified in support of the bill. Lydia Waligorski,
representing Violence Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
12:06:55 AM  
Eileen McCarron, representing Colorado Ceasefire, testified in support of the bill. Tara Koumantakis, representing Project Safeguard, testified in support of the bill. Jenn Doe, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
12:14:44 AM  
Carly Dempsey, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Nicole LiaBraaten, Moms Demand Action, testified in support of the bill. Mary Parker, representing self, testified in support of the bill.


12:24:09 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1255 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Cooke No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson No
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1298 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

12:24:43 AM  
Senator Gonzales and Senator Pettersen, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1298. The bill requires licensed gun dealers to have approval from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation before transferring a gun; adds certain misdemeanors to the criminal offenses that result in a denial of a firearm transfer; and extends the deadline for the bureau to conduct appeals on transfer denials.
12:36:09 AM  
Senator Coleman proceeded
with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony may be found in
Attachment O.
12:36:35 AM  
John Karakoulakis, National Shooting Sports Foundation, testified in opposition to the bill. Robert Edmiston, The Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:42:29 AM  
Carl Hamm, Colorado
Ceasefire, testified in support of the bill. Eilee Mccaron, Colorado Ceasefire,
testified in support of the bill. Mary Parker, representing self, testified
in support of the bill.
12:49:19 AM  
Charlotte Combe, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry, Colorado Moms Demand Action, testified in support of the bill. Jeanne Bucci, Moms Demand Action, testified in support of the bill. Peter Gurfein, Giffords Gun Owners for Safety, testified in support of the bill.
12:59:36 AM  
Jacqui Shumway, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Joel Loomis, representing self, testified regarding the bill.
01:05:16 AM  
Amendments L.027,
L.030, and L.032 were distributed (Attachments P, Q, and R).


01:07:04 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.027 (Attachment P).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke
Jaquez Lewis
Simpson
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:07:59 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.030 (Attachment Q).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke
Jaquez Lewis
Simpson
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:08:46 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.032 (Attachment R).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke
Jaquez Lewis
Simpson
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:09:07 AM  
Bill sponsors gave closing remarks on the bill.


01:12:41 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1298, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson No
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1162 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:17:25 AM  
Senator Gonzales
and President Garcia, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1162. The
bill phases out single-use plastic carryout bags and expanded polystyrene
food containers in Colorado. It also authorizes local governments to enforce
violations and impose civil penalties.
01:17:40 AM  
Senator Coleman proceeded
with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony may be found in
Attachment S.
01:18:01 AM  
Jonathan Greenspan, Waste Energy Citizen Action Network, testified in an amend position. Zachary Taylor, American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill. Chris Howes, Colorado Retail Council, testified in a neutral position. Meghan MacKillop, Colorado Municipal League, testified in an amend position. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
01:32:12 AM  
Madhvi Chittoor,
representing self, testified in support of the bill. Randy Moorman, Eco-cycle,
testified in support of the bill. Ashely Stolzmann, City of Louisville,
testified in support of the bill. DeLanie Young, Telluride Town Council,
testified in support of the bill.
01:43:12 AM  
Tiffany Boyd, Classrooms
for Climate Action, testified in support of the bill. Jacob Smith, representing
self, testified in support of the bill. Hannah Collazo, Environment Colorado,
testified in support of the bill.
01:50:57 AM  
Amendments L.042
and L.044 were distributed (Attachments T and U).


01:51:56 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.042 (Attachment T).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson No
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:53:08 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.044 (Attachment U).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson No
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
01:53:42 AM  
The bill sponsors
provided closing remarks.


01:55:42 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1162, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson No
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:56:08 AM   The committee adjourned.






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