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H_SA_2018A 03/21/2018 01:34:41 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 03/21/2018
Attendance
Benavidez X
Hooton X
Humphrey X
Leonard X
Melton *
Van Winkle X
Weissman X
Lontine X
Foote X
Time 01:34:41 PM to 06:17:20 PM
Place RM 271
This Meeting was called to order by Foote
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1268 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1213 Postponed Indefinitely
SB18-015 Committee Discussion Only/Lay Over
SB18-097 Postponed Indefinitely

HB18-1268 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:34:50 PM  

Representative Foote reviewed the order of bills for the committee meeting.

Representative Gray, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1268. The bill establishes procedures to govern the recall of a special district director.

01:37:03 PM  
Representative Gray answered questions from the committee. He explained amendment L.002 [Attachment A].
01:40:12 PM  
Evan Goulding, Special District Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
01:46:07 PM  
Representative Gray responded to committee member questions. Mr. Goulding responded to additional questions from the committee.
01:52:42 PM  

Representative Gray further discussed amendment L.002.



01:53:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment A].
Moved Melton
Seconded Foote
Benavidez
Hooton
Humphrey
Leonard
Melton
Van Winkle
Weissman
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:53:30 PM  

Representative Gray made concluding remarks about the bill.



01:54:27 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1268, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Melton
Seconded Leonard
Benavidez Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Leonard Yes
Melton Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Weissman Yes
Lontine Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1213 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:54:32 PM  

Representative Leonard, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1213. The bill permits a school board candidate to declare a party affiliation at any time up to 67 days before the election.  Any candidate who chooses to declare a party affiliation will have their affiliation printed by their name on the ballot.  To declare a party affiliation, a candidate must be affiliated with the political party as of the first business day in January of the year the election is held.

 

01:59:19 PM  
Representative Leonard answered questions from the committee.
02:05:31 PM  
John Andrews, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
02:24:38 PM  
Elizabeth Steele, Colorado Common Cause, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:27:33 PM  
Laura Welch, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
02:31:20 PM  
Representative Leonard responded to questions from the committee.
02:38:02 PM  
Erica Shields, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:44:51 PM  
Representative Leonard provided concluding remarks about the bill.
02:48:09 PM  
Committee members made comments about the bill.


02:57:29 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1213 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Leonard
Benavidez No
Hooton No
Humphrey Yes
Leonard Yes
Melton No
Van Winkle Yes
Weissman No
Lontine No
Foote No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:57:41 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1213 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 Melton
Seconded Lontine
Benavidez Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Leonard No
Melton Yes
Van Winkle No
Weissman Yes
Lontine Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-015 - Committee Discussion Only/Lay Over


02:57:47 PM  
The committee recessed.
02:58:00 PM  
The committee came back to order.
03:05:54 PM  
Representative Liston and Representative Williams, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-015. The bill creates an alternate process to remove an unauthorized person (occupant) from a residential property. The owner or his or her authorized agent must provide to law enforcement a declaration that provides certain information in order to request that law enforcement remove the trespassing occupant.
03:12:00 PM  
The bill sponsors presented a video to the committee.
03:18:59 PM  

Representative Williams and Representative Liston answered questions from the committee. Representative Liston provided a letter of support from Yegor Beljovkin to the committee [Attachment B].

03:50:41 PM  
Myrtis Johnson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She provided a handout to the committee [Attachment C].
03:57:00 PM  
Shannon MacKenzie, Disability Law Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
04:10:04 PM  
Ryan Parsell, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
04:19:22 PM  
Representative Williams responded to questions from the committee.
04:20:02 PM  
Carrie Thompson, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in opposition to the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
04:31:26 PM  
Terry Sanders, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:37:50 PM  

Alex Yoder, Pikes Peak Association of Realtors and Dorman Real Estate Management, testified in support of the bill.

04:41:32 PM  

Betsy Madsen, Pikes Peak Association of Realtors and Dorman Real Estate Management, testified in support of the bill.

04:44:53 PM  
Gavin Light, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:49:22 PM  
Darren Smith, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
04:54:25 PM  
Liz Peetz, Colorado Association of Realtors, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
04:57:55 PM  
Representative Foote discussed laying the bill over with the bill sponsors. Representative Liston and Representative Williams made remarks regarding the bill. Representative Foote laid the bill over for action only to a date to be determined.



SB18-097 - Postponed Indefinitely


05:02:13 PM  
Representative Van Winkle, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-097. The bill allows a person 21 years or older who is legally allowed to possess a handgun to carry a concealed handgun without a permit, but he or she is subject to the same rights and limitations as permit holders, including the prohibition on the carrying of a concealed weapon on public school grounds.
05:09:16 PM  
Representative Van Winkle answered questions from the committee.
05:13:56 PM  
Dudley Brown, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
05:21:54 PM  
Eileen McCarron, Colorado Ceasefire, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:25:21 PM  
Ronald Dietz, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:28:07 PM  
Amy Chambers, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, testified in opposition to the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
05:32:34 PM  

Robert Edmiston, Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee [Attachment D].

05:36:34 PM  

Alana Smart, Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, testified in opposition to the bill. She provided a packet of information to the committee [Attachment E].

05:40:33 PM  
Jose Torres, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:45:00 PM  
Jane Dougherty, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:49:53 PM  

Holly Murtaugh, representing herself, testified on the bill.  She stated that while she opposes the bill she would like the committee to pass the bill to the full House for a vote. Committee members made comments.

05:57:10 PM  

Julie Meyers, Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:59:23 PM  

Jean Grattet, League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:03:28 PM  

Connie Grieshaber, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:08:23 PM  
Representative Van Winkle made concluding remarks about the bill.
06:09:32 PM  
Committee members made comments regarding the bill.


06:17:00 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-097 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Leonard
Benavidez No
Hooton No
Humphrey Yes
Leonard Yes
Melton No
Van Winkle Yes
Weissman No
Lontine No
Foote No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:17:12 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-097 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 Melton
Seconded Weissman
Benavidez Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Leonard No
Melton Yes
Van Winkle No
Weissman Yes
Lontine Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:17:20 PM   Committee Adjourned






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