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1AB1ADFDEE1280468725826A0073C4D9 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HCR18-1001

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Apr 9, 2018      
Location SCR 352



HCR18-1001 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


03:04:31 PM  

Senators Court and Gardner, co-sponsors, explained HCR18-1001 regarding the ballot format for judges.  They emphasized that this resolution proposes to simply change and streamline the format of the ballot as it pertains to judges.   

03:07:14 PM  

Terry Scanlon, legislative liaison for the Colorado Judicial Branch, spoke against the resolution. He expressed concerns that the new format may cause confusion and suggested an amendment for clarification purposes. 

03:09:54 PM  

Suzanne Staiert, representing the Secretary of State's Office, spoke in support of the resolution.  She stated that the bill does not change the process for judicial retention and countered that the new format would be easier for voters to understand.  She suggested that the rule-making process can address minor clarification issues. 

03:11:56 PM  

Amber McReynolds, Director of Elections for the City and County of Denver, testified in favor of the resolution.  She emphasized that the change will save space on the ballot and reduce repetitive language. 

03:14:00 PM  

Carol Tone, representing the League of Women Voters, testified in support of the resolution. 



03:16:52 PM
Motion Refer HCR18-1001 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Coram Yes
Fields Yes
Kagan Yes
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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