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647B859E7ED115C7872586AF0070097F Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-188

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 6, 2021      
Location Old Supreme Court



SB21-188 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:23:49 PM  
Senator Danielson,
bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-188 to the committee. The bill allows
voters with disabilities to return their ballots electronically. Currently,
a voter with a disability who uses an electronic voting device must print
the paper record and mail it to the applicable election official.  



Amendment L.001 was distributed (Attachment A).

02:29:06 PM  
Senator Gonzales
proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.  Submitted testimony
on the bill may be found in Attachment B.
02:29:32 PM  
Curtis Chong, representing National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Dan Burke, representing National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Maryann Migliorelli, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
02:39:04 PM  
Timothy Keenan, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Jennifer Levin, representing The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:45:13 PM  
CJay Coles, representing Verified Voting, testified in opposition to the bill. Shawn Smith, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill. Amanda Gonzalez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:52:51 PM  
Senator Danielson commented on the amendment.
02:55:19 PM  
Celeste Landry, representing League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified to amend the bill. Harvie Branscomb, representing Coloradans for Voting Integrity, testified to amend the bill. Neal McBurnett, representing self, testified to amend the bill.
03:03:40 PM  
Caleb Thornton, representing Colorado Department of State, was available to answer committee questions. Scott LaBarre, representing National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.


03:15:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Simpson
Sonnenberg
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:15:35 PM  
The bill sponsor gave closing remarks on the bill.


03:18:28 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-188, 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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