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h_sa_2017a_2017-04-20t12:03:28z4 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/20/2017

Location: LSB A

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HCR17-1001



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D). The motion p

Postpone HCR17-1001 indefinitely. The motion passe

Refer HCR17-1001, as amended, to the Committee on
Pass Without Objection

PASS

FAIL







12:21 PM -- HCR17-1001



Representative Lundeen, bill sponsor, presented House Concurrent Resolution 17-1001. The concurrent resolution refers a ballot question to voters changing the operations of the state legislature. The referred measure will appear on the ballot for the election to be held November 6, 2018. If approved by voters, the measure will:



• decrease the length of the regular session of the state legislature from 120 days to 90 days in even-numbered years and 60 days in odd-numbered years;

• limit the number of bills and resolutions that a member of the General Assembly may introduce to two bills and two resolutions in any regular legislative session, excluding bills for appropriations and bills recommended by committees;

• allow both chambers of the General Assembly to create a restrictive process to authorize an exemption from the specified bill and resolution limits; and

• implement a biennial state budget cycle beginning in FY 2020-21 and specify the process for considering the general appropriations bill. The process includes the Joint Budget Committee dividing the appropriations bill by subject matter for consideration by the committees of reference in each chamber. Committees may not increase funding for any agency or institution.



Representative Lundeen answered questions from the committee.





12:43 PM



Representative Lundeen provided letters of support from Laura Carno and the Independence Institute (Attachments B and C).



17HouseState0420AttachB.pdf17HouseState0420AttachB.pdf 17HouseState0420AttachC.pdf17HouseState0420AttachC.pdf



12:44 PM



Representative Lundeen explained amendment L.001 (Attachment D).



17HouseState0420AttachD.pdf17HouseState0420AttachD.pdf

BILL: HCR17-1001
TIME: 12:44:52 PM
MOVED: Humphrey
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Williams D.
VOTE
Benavidez
Hooton
Humphrey
Leonard
Melton
Weissman
Williams D.
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





12:45 PM



Representative Lundeen made concluding remarks about the resolution. Committee members made comments about the resolution.

BILL: HCR17-1001
TIME: 12:52:39 PM
MOVED: Leonard
MOTION: Refer HCR17-1001, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 3-6.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Benavidez
No
Hooton
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Melton
No
Weissman
No
Williams D.
Yes
Lontine
No
Foote
No
YES: 3 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HCR17-1001
TIME: 12:53:45 PM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Postpone HCR17-1001 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Williams D.
No
Lontine
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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