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H_SA_2019A 03/28/2019 01:31:39 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 03/28/2019
Attendance
Duran X
Humphrey X
Lontine X
Melton X
Rich X
Sirota *
Williams D. X
Jaquez Lewis X
Kennedy X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:31:39 PM to 04:49:27 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Kennedy
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-078 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1251 Postponed Indefinitely
HB19-1124 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

SB19-078 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:31:56 PM  

Representative Hansen and Representative Herod, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-078. The bill places requirements on internet service providers to follow net neutrality standards or forego High Cost Support Mechanism funding. Representative Hansen and Representative Herod answered questions from the committee.

01:47:48 PM  

Gerry Keegan, CTIA, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:52:14 PM  

Jeff Weist, Colorado Cable Telecommunications Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:54:54 PM  

Brent Skorup, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, testified in opposition to the bill. He provided an informational packet to the committee (Attachment A).

01:58:00 PM  

Nicholas Colglazier, Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:00:59 PM  

Mr. Skorup answered questions from the committee.

02:08:16 PM  

Mr. Weist answered questions from the committee.

02:12:02 PM  

Mr. Colglazier answered questions from the committee.

02:14:19 PM  

The panel continued to answer questions from the committee.

02:22:31 PM  

Patrick Potyondy, Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.

02:29:10 PM  

The committee recessed.

02:30:58 PM  

The committee came back to order.

02:31:53 PM  

Representative Hansen and Representative Herod made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members made comments regarding the bill.



02:37:47 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-078 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Melton
Seconded Lontine
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Melton Yes
Rich No
Sirota Excused
Williams D. No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1251 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:37:53 PM  

Representative Hansen, co-prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1251. The bill raises the age of marriage to 18 unless the parties involved have reached the age of 16.5 and have been emancipated. The bill also establishes an emancipation procedure for minors.  Representative Hansen asked that the committee indefinitely postpone House Bill 19-1251.



02:40:00 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1251 indefinitely.
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Humphrey
Duran Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lontine Yes
Melton Yes
Rich Yes
Sirota Excused
Williams D. Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1124 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:40:06 PM  

The committee recessed.

02:48:46 PM  
The committee came back to order.
02:49:03 PM  

Representative Benavidez and Representative Lontine, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1124. The bill prohibits state and local governments from assisting in the enforcement of federal immigration laws without a federal warrant. Representative Benavidez explained amendment L.004 (Attachment B), which strikes everything below the enacting clause. Representative Lontine provided two handouts to the committee (Attachments C and D).

03:10:42 PM  

Representative Benavidez answered questions from the committee. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment E). Representative Lontine answered questions from the committee. Committee discussion with the bill sponsors ensued.

03:29:08 PM  

Brad Bergford, Commission for the Protection of Constitutional Rights, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:45:21 PM  

Iman Jodeh, Interfaith Alliance, testified in support of the bill.

03:48:38 PM  

Christine Hernandez, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:51:53 PM  

Hans Meyer, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:56:12 PM  

Christopher Lasch, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:59:55 PM  

Norm Davey, Together Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

04:03:21 PM  

Jessica Abell, Together Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

04:06:29 PM  

Marilyn Hughes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:09:35 PM  

Ingrid Moore, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment F).

04:14:03 PM  

Tristan Gorman, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of the bill.

04:17:23 PM  

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

04:18:07 PM  

Medha Patel, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:22:12 PM  

Mariana Galvez Seminario, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in support of the bill. She read a statement from Karla Gonzales Garcia.

04:25:18 PM  

Oscar Juarez, Padres & Jovenes Unidos, testified in support of the bill.

04:29:41 PM  

Representative Lontine discussed amendment L.004 and amendment L.006 (Attachment G). Representative Benavidez futher explained amendment L.006.



04:34:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment G).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Melton
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:34:12 PM  

The committee discussed amendment L.004.



04:35:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004, as amended (Attachment B).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Melton
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Melton Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Williams D. No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
04:35:58 PM  
Representative Benavidez and Representative Lontine made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members made comments regarding the bill.


04:49:20 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1124, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Duran
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Melton Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Williams D. No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:49:27 PM   The committee adjourned.