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H_SA_2018A 04/04/2018 01:37:26 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 04/04/2018
Attendance
Benavidez X
Hooton X
Humphrey X
Melton *
Sias X
Van Winkle X
Weissman X
Lontine X
Foote X
Time 01:37:26 PM to 05:42:09 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Foote
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB18-156 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-116 Postponed Indefinitely
SB18-076 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-070 Postponed Indefinitely

SB18-156 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:38:13 PM  

Representative Kennedy, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-156.  The bill concerns the publication of fiscal information by a county.  The committee heard testimony on the bill on March 14, 2018.  Representative Kennedy explained amendment L.003 [Attachment A].

01:40:32 PM  
Representative Kennedy answered questions from the committee.


01:42:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 [Attachment A].
Moved Lontine
Seconded Benavidez
Benavidez
Hooton
Humphrey
Melton Excused
Sias
Van Winkle
Weissman
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:42:01 PM  
Representative Kennedy made concluding remarks. Committee members made comments about the bill.
01:46:05 PM  
The committee recessed.
01:46:16 PM  
The committee came back to order.


01:49:35 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-156, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Benavidez
Seconded Van Winkle
Benavidez Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Melton Excused
Sias Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Weissman Yes
Lontine No
Foote No
Final YES: 6   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-116 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:49:39 PM  

Representative Van Winkle, co-prime bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-116. The bill creates a capitol identification card that allows members of the public to bypass security if they pay a fee and submit to a background check.

01:54:44 PM  
Captain Dan Haley, Colorado State Patrol, testified in opposition to the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
02:10:03 PM  
Representative Van Winkle made comments to the committee. Captain Haley continued to answer questions from the committee.
02:18:09 PM  

Committee discussion with Representative Van Winkle and Captain Haley ensued.

02:19:55 PM  
Patrick Boyle, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
02:28:39 PM  
Elizabeth Steele, Colorado Common Cause, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:32:15 PM  

Amy Stephens, Dentons US, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.

02:42:02 PM  

Larry Hudson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:47:41 PM  
Phil Ross, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
02:53:06 PM  

Sophia San Miguel, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Representative Van Winkle made clarifying comments regarding the bill.

02:56:19 PM  

Representative Van Winkle explained amendment L.006 [Attachment B].



02:58:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 [Attachment B].
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Humphrey
Benavidez
Hooton
Humphrey
Melton
Sias
Van Winkle
Weissman
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:58:48 PM  
Representative Van Winkle answered questions from the committee. He read a statement from Representative Williams, co-prime bill sponsor, who was unable to attend the hearing. Representative Van Winkle made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members made comments regarding the bill.


03:20:40 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-116, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Humphrey
Benavidez No
Hooton No
Humphrey Yes
Melton No
Sias Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Weissman No
Lontine No
Foote No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:20:54 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-116 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
Melton Yes
Sias No
Van Winkle No
Weissman Yes
Lontine Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-076 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:21:00 PM  

Representative Melton, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-076. The bill concerns a ban on vote trading.  The committee heard testimony on the bill on March 15, 2018. Representative Melton explained amendment L.004 [Attachment C].

03:24:17 PM  
Representative Melton answered questions from the committee.
03:30:47 PM  
Representative Melton made closing remarks about the bill. Committee members made comments regarding the bill.


03:30:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 [Attachment C].
Moved Melton
Seconded Weissman
Benavidez
Hooton
Humphrey
Melton
Sias
Van Winkle
Weissman
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:35:00 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-076, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Melton
Seconded Lontine
Benavidez No
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Melton Yes
Sias Yes
Van Winkle No
Weissman Yes
Lontine Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-070 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:35:05 PM  

Representative Leonard and Representative Humphrey, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-070. The bill creates a property tax exemption for property that is leased and used solely for religious purposes.

03:44:15 PM  
Representative Leonard answered questions from the committee.
04:04:52 PM  
JoAnn Groff and Stan Gueldenzopf, Department of Local Affairs, answered questions from the committee.
04:18:44 PM  
Committee discussion with Ms. Groff ensued.
04:30:01 PM  

Pedro Gonzalez, representing himself, testified in support of the bill with the assistance of Rigoberto Mendez, who interperted for Mr. Gonzalez.

04:36:30 PM  

Barry Arrington, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:40:14 PM  
Elizabeth Cheever, Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in opposition to the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
04:44:55 PM  
Jeff Hunt, Colorado Christian University, testified in support of the bill.
04:46:44 PM  

Gini Pingenot, Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill. She stated that the Special District Association of Colorado and Colorado State Fire Chiefs also oppose the bill.

04:52:50 PM  

Preston Branaugh, Timber Ridge Church, testified in support of the bill. He provided two handouts to the committee [Attachments D and E]. Mr. Branaugh answered questions from the committee.

04:57:48 PM  

Tom Mathews, International Council of Shopping Centers, testified in support of the bill.

05:02:37 PM  
Phil Ross, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:07:21 PM  

Rigoberto Mendez, representing himself, read testimony from Hector Rosell and Carlos Chacon in support of the bill.

05:14:46 PM  
Jenna Ellis, Colorado Family Action, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
05:30:18 PM  
Representative Leonard and Representative Humphrey made concluding remarks. Committee members made comments regarding the bill.


05:41:33 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-070 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Humphrey
Seconded Van Winkle
Benavidez Excused
Hooton No
Humphrey Yes
Melton No
Sias Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Weissman No
Lontine No
Foote Excused
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:41:49 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-070 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 Excused
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Melton Yes
Sias No
Van Winkle No
Weissman Yes
Lontine Yes
Foote Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:42:09 PM   Committee Adjourned






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