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C0BF89AC356763AB872584FF0071C175 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1081

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Jan 30, 2020      
Location LSB A



HB20-1081 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:42:32 PM  

Representative Caraveo, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1081. The bill increases access to multilingual ballots for voters and requires additional translation services to be offered by the Department of State. Representative Caraveo distributed amendment L.001 and amendment L.002 (Attachments B and C).

01:48:37 PM  
Representative Caraveo answered questions from the committee.
01:50:01 PM  

Feven Berhanu, Colorado People's Alliance, testified in support of the bill.

01:51:44 PM  

Michael Crews, One Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

01:53:11 PM  
Holly Monkman, League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:54:22 PM  

Salvador Hernandez, Mi Familia Vota, testified in support of the bill.

01:57:26 PM  

Ms. Monkman, Mr. Hernandez, and Ms. Berhanu answered questions from the committee.

02:00:07 PM  

Chuck Broerman, El Paso County Clerk and Recorder, representating the Colorado County Clerks Association, testified on the bill in a neutral capacity.

02:03:35 PM  

George Stern, Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder, representing the Colorado County Clerks Association, testified on the bill in a neutral capacity.

02:05:21 PM  
Theresa Conley, Department of State, testified on the bill in a neutral capacity.
02:06:32 PM  

Mr. Broerman and Mr. Stern answered questions from the committee.

02:14:43 PM  
Caleb Thornton, Department of State, responded to questions from the committee.
02:16:48 PM  

Committee discussion with Mr. Broerman, Mr. Stern, and Ms. Conley ensued.

02:26:21 PM  

Paul Lopez, Denver Clerk and Recorder, testified in support of the bill.

02:31:02 PM  
Jen Walmer, Democrats for Education Reform, testified in support of the bill.
02:32:58 PM  
Patrick Potyondy read a statement from Josh Zygielbaum, Adams County Clerk and Recorder, in support of the bill (Attachment D).
02:34:35 PM  
Jai Rajagopal read a statement from Nathan Ruybal, Conejos County Clerk and Recorder, in support of the bill (Attachment E).
02:36:23 PM  
Mr. Lopez answered questions from the committee.
02:38:45 PM  
Marilyn Hughes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:41:32 PM  
Morgan Royal, New Era Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:44:02 PM  
Karla Gonzales Garcia, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in support of the bill.
02:46:05 PM  
Amanda Gonzalez, Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment F).
02:47:12 PM  

Mathew Mengesha, Spring Institute, testified in support of the bill.

02:52:38 PM  

Deborah Jordy, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, testified in support of the bill.

02:55:22 PM  

Eric Bergman, Colorado Counties, Incorporated, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:57:00 PM  

Manuela Sifuentes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:00:30 PM  

Representative Caraveo explained amendment L.001 (Attachment B).



03:01:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Lontine
Duran
Humphrey
Kipp
Lontine
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:02:00 PM  

Representative Caraveo explained amendment L.002 (Attachment C).



03:02:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Duran
Duran
Humphrey
Kipp
Lontine
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:02:17 PM  

Representative Caraveo made concluding remarks about the bill.

03:07:03 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


03:07:48 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1081, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Kipp
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Kipp Yes
Lontine Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Williams D. No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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