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51DCB3B0854F228F872586A1007047FD Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-132

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Mar 23, 2021      
Location Old Supreme Court



SB21-132 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:26:28 PM  
The committee recessed.
02:27:31 PM  
The committee came
back to order.
02:27:53 PM  
Senator Donovan, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-132 to the committee. The bill creates the Digital Communications Division and Commission in the Department of Regulatory Agencies to register digital communications platforms and enforce unfair or discriminatory digital communications practices on the platforms.

Amendment L.001 was distributed and discussed (Attachment C).

02:46:25 PM  
The bill sponsor responded to committee questions.
02:54:22 PM  
Senator Gonzales
proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.  Submitted witness testimony
may be found in Attachment D.  
02:54:47 PM  
Cory Gaines, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill. Joshua Sharf, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill. Angie Howes, representing Colorado Press Association, testified to amend the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
03:05:24 PM  
Scott Yates, representing
Reporters Without Borders, testified in support of the bill.  Joseph
Toscano, representing the Better Ethics and Consumer Outcomes Network,
testified in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded to
committee questions.


03:14:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Simpson
Sonnenberg
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:14:48 PM  
The bill sponsor gave closing remarks on the bill.


03:19:39 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-132, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
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






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