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H_SA_2020A 03/03/2020 01:36:25 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 03/03/2020
Attendance
Duran X
Humphrey X
Lontine X
Rich X
Sirota X
Williams D. X
Woodrow X
Jaquez Lewis X
Kennedy X
Time 01:36:25 PM to 04:09:17 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Kennedy
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-136 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1149 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

SB20-136 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:36:36 PM  

Representative Arndt, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-136.  The bill makes a number of changes to conform or repeal statutory provisions that are obsolete, out-of-date, in conflict with other provisions, incorrect or previously repealed.  Representative Arndt provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A). Representative Arndt answered questions from the committee.

01:39:31 PM  

No one was present to testify on the bill.

01:39:46 PM  

Representative Arndt made comments regarding the bill.



01:41:03 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-136 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Woodrow
Duran Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lontine Yes
Rich Yes
Sirota Yes
Williams D. Yes
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1149 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:41:09 PM  

Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1149.  The bill allows minors ages 16 and 17 who are preregistered to vote in elections for the state board of education, school district officers, and on referred measures regarding mill levies, property taxes, school district organization and representation, and school district financial obligations or indebtedness.  Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez provided three handouts to the committee (Attachments B through D).  She also distributed amendments L.001, L.002, L.003, and L.004 (Attachments E through H).

01:49:48 PM  

Representative Gonzales- Gutierrez answered questions from the committee. She discussed amendments L.001, L.002, L.003, and L.004.

01:54:20 PM  

Reese Edwards, Department of State, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:59:37 PM  

Pam Anderson, Colorado County Clerks Association, testified in opposition to the bill. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment I).

02:08:11 PM  

Matt Cook, Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:11:03 PM  

Mr. Edwards, Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez, Mr. Cook, and Ms. Anderson answered questions from the committee.

02:23:50 PM  

Lydia Waligorski, Violence Free Colorado, testified on the bill. She answered questions from the committee.

02:28:46 PM  

Dylan Robinson-Ruet, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:30:36 PM  

Kayla Morrison, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:32:13 PM  

Malachi Ramirez, Student Voice, Student Vote, testified in support of the bill.

02:34:38 PM  

Tay Anderson, Denver Public Schools Board of Education, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.

02:39:47 PM  

Charlotte Ambrosino, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:40:50 PM  

Patrick Potyondy, Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.

02:44:05 PM  

Angela Cobian, Denver Public Schools Board of Education, testified in support of the bill.

02:51:26 PM  

Mr. Potyondy answered questions from the committee.

02:53:02 PM  

Ian Gaskins, March For Our Lives Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:54:30 PM  

Danna Martinez-Angolo, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:56:16 PM  

Kobe Penkhay, Student Voice, Student Vote, testified in support of the bill.

02:58:21 PM  

Tim Kubik, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:02:29 PM  

Ms. Martinez-Angolo answered questions from the committee.

03:04:01 PM  

Kevante Hobley, Student Voice, Student Vote, testified in support of the bill.

03:08:03 PM  

Alessandra Chavira, Student Voice, Student Vote, testified in support of the bill.

03:10:51 PM  

Magnolia Landa Posas, Denver Public Schools, testified in support of the bill.

03:13:13 PM  

Solicia Lopez, Denver Public Schools, testified in support of the bill.

03:17:16 PM  

Charizma Johnson, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, testified in support of the bill.

03:20:27 PM  

Emily Brooks, Student Voice, Student Vote, read a statement in support of the bill on behalf of Aarushi Gupta.

03:22:26 PM  

Tezcatli Diaz, Student Voice, Student Vote, testified in support of the bill.

03:24:59 PM  

Katie Terrazas Hoover, Denver Public Schools, testified in support of the bill.

03:26:47 PM  

Israel Zavala, Student Voice, Student Vote, testified in support of the bill.

03:30:17 PM  

Destini Blankenship, Student Voice, Student Vote, testified in support of the bill.

03:31:32 PM  

Whitney Toutenhoofd, Funding Our Future Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:32:34 PM  

Tarun Amasa, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:35:25 PM  

Roshan Bliss, Project VOYCE, testified in support of the bill.

03:44:27 PM  

Jadyn Nguyen, Student Voice, Student Vote, testified in support of the bill.

03:48:08 PM  

Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez explained amendment L.001.



03:48:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Duran
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Woodrow
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:49:12 PM  

Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez explained amendment L.002.



03:49:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment F).
Moved Duran
Seconded Sirota
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Woodrow
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:49:37 PM  

Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez explained amendment L.003.  She answered questions from the committee about amendment L.003.



03:51:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment G).
Moved Sirota
Seconded Woodrow
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Williams D. No
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:51:29 PM  

Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez explained amendment L.004.



03:52:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment H).
Moved Sirota
Seconded Duran
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Woodrow
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:52:09 PM  

Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.



04:09:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1149, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Sirota
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Williams D. No
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:09:17 PM   The committee adjourned.






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