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h_jud_2018a_2018-04-10t13:41:18z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1273

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Apr 10, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



HB18-1273 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


08:44:34 PM  

Representatives Salazar and Esgar, prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1273, concerning protections for Colorado residents from federal government overreach based on a person's status. Representative Salazar explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Esgar provided input on the bill.

08:56:06 PM  
Ms. JoAnn Fujioka, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Fujioka discussed the plight of her family during World War II. Ms. Iman Jodeh, representing the Colorado Muslim Leadership Council and Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified in support of HB 18-1273. Ms. Jodeh discussed her reaction to recent rhetoric from the federal government. Mr. Jose Torres-Vega, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Torres-Vega discussed the development of the human rights movement, and spoke against discrimination.
09:09:23 PM  

Ms. Jill Wildenberg, representing the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Wildenberg discussed the history of Yom Yeshua. Ms. Karla Gonzalez Garcia, representing COLOR, testified in support of HB 18-1273. Ms. Gonzalez Garcia discussed recent presidential executive orders. Mr. Maytham Alshadood, representing the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Alshadood discussed his experience as an immigrant from Iraq. Representative Esgar read the testimony of Mr. Michael Neil. Committee members received copies of a letter from the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (Attachment G).

09:22:06 PM  

Ms. Jeri Sheppard, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Sheppard quoted Martin Nemoeller. Ms. Lydia Waligorski, representing the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified in support of the bill. Committee members received a handout detailing findings of a survey concerning immigrant victims of domestic violence (Attachment H). Ms. Waligorski discussed these findings. Mr. Chris Hinds, representing himself, testified in support of HB 18-1273. Mr. Hinds read a statement analogous to the bill's protections.

09:28:56 PM  
Ms. Brianna Titone, representing herself, testified in support of HB 18-1273. Ms. Titone discussed actions taken against the transgender community. Ms. Eleanor Cabel, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Cabel outlined the effect of the bill, and discussed the protected liberties in the United States.
09:34:46 PM  

Representative Salazar explained the effect of amendment L.001 (Attachment I).



09:35:34 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Salazar
Seconded Weissman
Benavidez
Carver
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Roberts
Weissman
Willett
Wist
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
09:36:05 PM  
Representatives Esgar and Salazar provided closing remarks in support of HB 18-1273. Representative Lundeen discussed the bill and its supporters.


09:44:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1273, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Salazar
Seconded Roberts
Benavidez Yes
Carver No
Herod Yes
Lundeen No
Melton Yes
Roberts Yes
Weissman Yes
Willett No
Wist No
Salazar Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS