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h_sa_2016a_2016-04-04t14:14:26z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/04/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-074



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone Senate Bill 16-074 indefinitely. The moti

Refer Senate Bill 16-074 to the Committee on Appro
PASS

FAIL







03:23 PM -- SB16-074



Representative Dore, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-074 to the committee. This bill allows a voter to opt out of automatically receiving mail ballots by completing a form on the statewide online voter registration system. A voter who has opted out may also choose to resume receiving mail ballots through the process established by the Secretary of State. In addition, the bill authorizes the Secretary of State's Office to use federal "Help America Vote Act" (HAVA) funds to purchase twenty-four hour ballot drop boxes and video surveillance equipment for every county in the state, unless a county submits a written waiver requesting to opt out of receiving the new equipment.



Committee members discussed the bill with Representative Dore.



03:37 PM --
Suzanne Staiert, Deputy Secretary of State, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.



03:47 PM --
Amber McReynolds, representing the city and county of Denver, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.



03:55 PM --
Mary Eberle, representing herself, testified on the bill.



03:59 PM --
Carol Tone, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified on the bill.



04:01 PM --
Jennifer Levin, representing Disability Law Colorado, testified against the bill.



04:04 PM --
Elena Nunez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified against the bill.





04:07 PM



Representative Dore wrapped up his presentation of the bill.

BILL: SB16-074
TIME: 04:12:24 PM
MOVED: Neville P.
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-074 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Foote
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Primavera
No
Tyler
No
Wist
Yes
Lontine
No
Ryden
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: SB16-074
TIME: 04:12:59 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 16-074 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Neville P.
No
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







04:13 PM



The committee recessed.




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