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518755046F6EB9F08725869A007125A1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-010

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Mar 16, 2021      
Location Old Supreme Court



SB21-010 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:35:55 PM  
Senator Woodard,
bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-010 to the committee.  The
bill changes the requirements for the verification of mail ballots received
from voters who are unable to sign the return envelope.  
02:40:29 PM  
Senator Gonzales
proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.  Submitted testimony
on the bill may be found in Attachment B.

02:43:39 PM  
Teresa MacPhail, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
02:46:24 PM  

Peg Perl, representing Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder, testified in opposition to the bill. Paul Lopez, representing Denver Clerk and Recorder, testified in opposition to the bill. Jean Nofles, representing AARP, testified in opposition to the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.

03:05:09 PM  
Amanda Gonzalez,
representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in opposition to the bill.
 Ms Martha Tierney, representing America Votes, Colorado Democratic
Party, testified in opposition to the bill.  Ms. Mary Parker, representing
herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:12:55 PM  
Peggy Leech, representing League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Francesca Maes, representing Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill. Michael Neil, representing Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:22:02 PM  
Caleb Thornton, representing Colorado Department of State, was available to answer committee questions. Committee discussion ensued with Mr. Thornton.
03:37:08 PM  

Senator Woodward discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment C).



03:38:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Simpson
Sonnenberg
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:40:03 PM  
Senator Woodward
gave closing remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.



03:43:01 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-010, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis No
Simpson Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Coleman No
Gonzales No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:47:48 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 21-010 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson No
Sonnenberg No
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






COVID-19 Resources
2021 Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book)
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