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D3648EACF65E929F8725850500726DAB Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-098

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Feb 5, 2020      
Location SCR 357



SB20-098 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:49:54 PM  

Senator Cooke, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-098 to the committee.  The bill allows credentialed individuals to gain access to otherwise closed areas during emergencies or natural disasters in order to maintain broadcasting equipment necessary to communicate with first responders and the public.  Senator Cooke responded to committee member questions.

01:58:44 PM  

Robert Call, representing KYGO and the Colorado Broadcasters Association, testified in support of the bill.

01:59:12 PM  

Brian Bledsoe, representing KKTV and the Colorado Broadcasters Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:02:47 PM  

Neil Best, representing Community Radio of Northern Colorado and the Colorado Broadcasters Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:08:02 PM  

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

02:15:26 PM  

Kevin Klein, representing the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, testified against the bill and responded to questions from the committee.

02:24:11 PM  

Justin Sasso, representing the Colorado Broadcasters Association, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.

02:43:33 PM  

Senator Cooke discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment B).



02:46:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Hansen
Marble
Sonnenberg
Fields
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:47:11 PM  
Senator Cooke wrapped up his presentation of the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


02:56:36 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-098, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Hansen No
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Fields No
Foote No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:56:50 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 20-098 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 Fields
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Fields Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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