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H_SA_2018A 04/25/2018 02:08:26 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 04/25/2018
Attendance
Benavidez X
Hooton *
Humphrey X
Leonard X
Melton *
Weissman X
Williams D. X
Lontine X
Foote X
Time 02:08:26 PM to 10:18:17 PM
Place RM 271
This Meeting was called to order by Foote
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB18-185 Postponed Indefinitely
SB18-197 Postponed Indefinitely
SB18-052 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1417 Referred to House Appropriations
HJR18-1015 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1403 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1419 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

SB18-197 - Motion Failed


02:09:09 PM  
Representative Lewis, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-197. Under current law, motor vehicles with an empty weight of 16,000 or more pounds, or a vehicle that weighs 26,001 or more pounds fully loaded, must clear any port of entry within 5 miles of its route. This bill exempts motor vehicles hauling only agricultural products from this requirement.
02:13:37 PM  
Representative Lewis answered questions from the committee.
02:18:44 PM  

Lieutenant Colonel Barry Bratt, Colorado State Patrol, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:22:45 PM  
Andy Karsian, Colorado Department of Transportation, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:24:48 PM  
Lt. Col. Bratt and Mr. Karsian answered questions from the committee.
02:32:04 PM  
Representative Lewis made additional comments to the committee. Committee discussion with Lt. Col. Bratt and Mr. Karsian ensued.
02:37:19 PM  
Rick Robbins, Colorado Mills, testified in support of the bill.
02:42:18 PM  

Aaron Leiker, Prowers Economic Prosperity, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee [Attachment A].

02:45:11 PM  

Eric Dopperschmidt, Prowers County, testified in support of the bill.

02:47:20 PM  

Mr. Robbins answered questions from the committee. He provided a handout to the committee [Attachment B].

02:53:35 PM  
Mr. Leiker answered questions from the committee.
02:58:58 PM  

Gary Melcher, Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.

03:03:18 PM  

Jerry Cooksey, Colorado Association of Wheat Growers, testified in support of the bill.

03:06:50 PM  
Mayor Roger Stagner, City of Lamar, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
03:11:59 PM  

Mr. Melcher and Mr. Cooksey answered questions from the committee.

03:13:49 PM  
Commissioner Ron Cook, Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
03:16:35 PM  
The committee recessed.
03:16:43 PM  
Represenative Lontine called the meeting back to order. Representative Lewis made concluding remarks. Committee members made comments. Representative Lewis made additional comments to the committee.


03:26:19 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-197 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Leonard
Benavidez No
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Leonard Yes
Melton No
Weissman No
Williams D. Yes
Lontine No
Foote Excused
YES: 4   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL



SB18-185 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:27:16 PM  
Representative Everett and Representative Sandridge, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-185. The bill adds a place of business to the locations that may be defended using deadly physical force if an owner, manager, or employee reasonably believes that the intruder is committing, has committed, or intends to commit a crime, other than the unlawful entry, and that the intruder might use physical force against the occupant. The bill specifies that an owner, manager, or employee of a business is immune from criminal prosecution and civil liability for defending a place of business using deadly physical force.
03:32:20 PM  
Mary Parker, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:36:10 PM  

Ronald Dietz, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:39:07 PM  
Andrea Wilkins, League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:40:28 PM  
Robert Edmiston, Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee [Attachment C].
03:43:48 PM  
Eileen McCarron, Colorado Ceasefire, testified in opposition to the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
03:48:15 PM  
Kirk Fry, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee. Representative Everett responded to committee member questions. Committee discussion with Mr. Fry ensued.
03:59:24 PM  
Reverend Wayne Laws, Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:02:55 PM  
Representative Everett and Representative Sandridge made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


04:12:12 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-185 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Leonard
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


04:12:25 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-185 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
Weissman Yes
Williams D. No
Lontine Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-052 - Postponed Indefinitely


04:14:04 PM  
Representative Humphrey and Representative Saine, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-052. The bill repeals the prohibition on the sale, transfer, and possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines. It also repeals the requirement that manufacturers put a stamp or mark on large-capacity ammunition magazines made in Colorado after July 1, 2013.
04:21:08 PM  
Representative Humphrey answered questions from the committee.
04:22:22 PM  
Kirk Fry, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:25:08 PM  
Tom Mauser, Colorado Ceasefire, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:29:15 PM  
Robert Edmiston, Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee [Attachment D].
04:33:54 PM  
Andrea Wilkins, League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:35:41 PM  
Ronald Dietz, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:39:13 PM  

Mary Parker, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. She answered committee member questions.

04:43:11 PM  
Randy Chase, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:46:15 PM  

Elizabeth Kosar, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:49:21 PM  
Tom Sullivan, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:53:00 PM  
Terry Sullivan, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:54:07 PM  

Kelley McHale, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:56:52 PM  

Reverend Wayne Laws, Colorado Faith Communities United Against Gun Violence, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:57:43 PM  

Myra Isenhart, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:01:31 PM  
Dr. JoAnn Fujioka, Colorado PTA, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:04:54 PM  
James McDermott, Never Again Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
05:06:47 PM  

Representative Saine and Representative Humphrey made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.



05:12:38 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-052 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Humphrey
Seconded Leonard
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


05:12:51 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-052 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
Weissman Yes
Williams D. No
Lontine Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-197 - Postponed Indefinitely




04:13:43 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-197 indefinitely.
Moved Melton
Seconded Benavidez
Benavidez Yes
Hooton No
Humphrey No
Leonard No
Melton Yes
Weissman Yes
Williams D. No
Lontine Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1417 - Referred to House Appropriations


05:12:57 PM  
The committee recessed.
05:13:14 PM  
The committee came back to order.
05:28:16 PM  

Representative Lontine and Representative Pabon, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1417. The bill prohibits local law enforcement from enforcing civil immigration laws on behalf of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement without a federal warrant. It also directs the Department of Human Services to develop policies concerning immigration enforcement in public spaces. The bill sponsors presented a video to the committee.

05:35:58 PM  

Dr. Nicholas Breitnauer, American Academy of Pediatrics - Colorado Chapter, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.

05:46:31 PM  

Denise Maes, American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

05:50:39 PM  

Esther Turcios, Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.

05:53:21 PM  

Martha Patti Hernandez, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.

05:56:37 PM  

Ms. Maes answered questions from the committee.

05:57:14 PM  

Rachel Sandoval, Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.

05:59:53 PM  

Lydia Waligorski, Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified in support of the bill.

06:03:20 PM  

Anna Tamu, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:05:38 PM  

Hugo Gerado Torres Portillo, Padres y Jovenes Unidos, testified in support of the bill.

06:08:52 PM  

Kyle Huelsman, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

06:11:30 PM  
Representative Lontine and Representative Pabon made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


06:31:23 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1417 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Foote
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



HJR18-1015 - Postponed Indefinitely

06:31:30 PM  
The committee recessed.
06:32:19 PM  
The committee came back to order.
06:45:18 PM  

Representative Arndt and Representative Pabon, co-prime bill sponsor, presented House Joint Resolution 18-1015. The resolution concerns an application to the United States Congress to call a constitutional convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution to reverse recent United States Supreme Court decisions in the area of campaign and political finance.

06:53:27 PM  

Representative Pabon and Representative Arndt answered questions from the committee. Representative Arndt referenced amendment L.001 [Attachment E]. Representative Pabon continued to respond to questions from the committee.

07:06:51 PM  

Michael Monetta, Wolf-PAC, testified in support of the resolution. He answered questions from the committee. He provided a handout to the committee [Attachment F].

07:23:34 PM  

Andrea Wilkins, League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in opposition to the resolution. She answered questions from the committee.

07:27:30 PM  

Samuel Fieldman, Wolf-PAC, testified in support of the resolution.

07:31:55 PM  

Martha Tierney, America Votes, testified in opposition to the resolution. She answered questions from the committee.

07:38:18 PM  
Grant Guy, representing himself, testified in support of the resolution. He presented two videos to the committee.
07:44:04 PM  

Carol Hedges, Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in opposition to the resolution.

07:48:17 PM  

Peri Bolts, representing herself, testified in support of the resolution.

07:53:09 PM  
Anita Stapleton, Colorado Eagle Forum, testified in opposition to the resolution.
07:58:30 PM  
Benjamin Buckland, representing himself, testified in support of the resolution.
08:01:45 PM  

Elias Arias, representing himself, testified in support of the resolution.

08:05:48 PM  
Albert Carlson, representing himself, testified in support of the resolution.
08:09:49 PM  
Mr. Buckland made additional comments to the committee.
08:10:16 PM  

Rosina Kovar, Colorado Eagle Forum, testified in opposition to the resolution.  She provided a handout to the committee [Attachment G].

08:14:51 PM  

Theresa Conley, Conservation Colorado, testified in opposition to the resolution.

08:17:31 PM  

Kelly Byrne, America Votes, testified in opposition to the resolution.  She provided a written statement from Helen Norton to the committee [Attachment H].

08:21:43 PM  

Ms. Conley answered questions from the committee.

08:23:20 PM  

Tara Scott, representing herself, testified in support of the resolution. Committee members made comments.

08:26:31 PM  

Amanda Gonzalez, Colorado Common Cause, testified in opposition to the resolution.

08:28:58 PM  

Kyle Huelsman, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, testified in opposition to the resolution.

08:31:31 PM  

Daniesh Nemdzi, representing himself, testified in support of the resolution.



08:35:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment E].
Moved Weissman
Seconded Melton
Benavidez
Hooton
Humphrey
Leonard
Melton
Weissman
Williams D.
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
08:35:36 PM  

Representative Arndt and Representative Pabon made concluding remarks about the resolution. Committee members commented on the resolution.



09:07:33 PM
Motion Moved to the Full House
Moved Foote
Seconded Hooton
Benavidez No
Hooton No
Humphrey No
Leonard No
Melton No
Weissman No
Williams D. No
Lontine No
Foote Yes
YES: 1   NO: 8   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


09:08:25 PM
Motion Postpone HJR18-1015 indefinitely.
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Humphrey
Benavidez Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Leonard Yes
Melton No
Weissman No
Williams D. Yes
Lontine Yes
Foote No
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1403 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


09:08:37 PM  

Representative Weissman, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1403. Under current law, an independent expenditure that is broadcast, printed, mailed, or delivered in certain media formats, and in excess of $1,000, must have a disclaimer statement identifying the name of the issue committee making the expenditure. The bill adds online video, audio communication, and other online content to this requirement. Additionally, the bill specifies that the disclosure requirement related to electioneering materials includes all candidate committees, political committees, issue committees, small donor committees, political organizations, political parties, and any other person spending in excess of $1,000. The bill also adds this disclosure requirement to expenditures made in elections for school board. Representative Weissman provided a handout to the committee [Attachment I].

09:14:39 PM  
Representative Weissman answered questions from the committee.
09:16:20 PM  

Martha Tierney, America Votes, testified in support of the bill.

09:17:55 PM  

Amanda Gonzalez, Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.

09:19:32 PM  
Representative Weissman made concluding remarks about the bill.


09:22:38 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1403 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Weissman
Seconded Lontine
Benavidez Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Leonard No
Melton Excused
Weissman Yes
Williams D. No
Lontine Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1419 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


09:22:45 PM  

Representative Foote and Representative Jackson, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1419. The bill requires that the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) in the Department of Natural Resources adopt rules to ensure proper wellhead integrity of all oil and gas production wells. COGCC's rules must address the permitting, construction, operation, and closure of production wells, and take into account regulatory developments and changes in operational practices that have occurred since 2008. Oil and gas operators are required to provide electronic notice of the location of each subsurface facility (flow lines or gathering lines) to the COGCC, and to each local government within whose jurisdiction the subsurface facility is located. The operator notification must distinguish between subsurface facilities constructed or installed before and after the bill's effective date, and specify whether a subsurface facility is active or abandoned. The bill specifies required time lines for notifications. Upon request from a local government, an oil and gas operator is required to provide:

 

• a good-faith estimate of the number of wells the operator intends to drill in the next five years within a local government's jurisdiction; and

• a map showing the location within the local jurisdiction of the operator's existing oil and gas well sites and development sites for which the operator has applied to or received permits from the COGCC.

09:32:03 PM  
Representative Foote answered questions from the committee.
09:35:55 PM  
Jim Cole, Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
09:40:25 PM  
Brock Herzberg, Colorado Petroleum Council, testified in opposition to the bill.
09:42:54 PM  
Mr. Cole answered questions from the committee.
09:48:14 PM  

Morgan Cullen, Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.

09:52:46 PM  

Sophia Guerrero-Murphy, Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

09:55:24 PM  

Sara Loflin, League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans, testified in support of the bill. She provided a handout to the committee [Attachment J].

10:00:32 PM  
Dan Grossman, Environmental Defense Fund, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
10:14:29 PM  

Representative Foote explained amendment L.001 [Attachment K].



10:14:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment K].
Moved Foote
Seconded Weissman
Benavidez
Hooton
Humphrey
Leonard
Melton Excused
Weissman
Williams D.
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:14:36 PM  
Representative Jackson and Representative Foote made concluding remarks about the bill.


10:17:44 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1419, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Foote
Seconded Hooton
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


10:18:17 PM   Committee Adjourned






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