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H_SA_2020A 03/10/2020 01:33:33 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 03/10/2020
Attendance
Duran X
Humphrey X
Lontine X
Rich X
Sirota X
Williams D. X
Woodrow X
Jaquez Lewis X
Kennedy X
Time 01:33:33 PM to 03:06:40 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Kennedy
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1313 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1222 Lay Over

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

HB20-1313 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:34:49 PM  

Representative Sullivan, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1313.  The bill specifies various requirements for county clerks concerning replacement ballots and voter registration changes towards the end of the voting period. 

01:36:36 PM  

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

01:38:09 PM  

Reese Edwards, Department of State, testified in support of the bill.

01:38:28 PM  

Caleb Thornton, Department of State, made himself available to the committee for questions.

01:42:33 PM  

Mr. Thornton and Representative Sullivan answered questions from the committee.

01:45:41 PM  

Chuck Broerman, Colorado County Clerks Association, testified on the bill.

01:49:55 PM  

George Stern, Colorado County Clerks Association, testified on the bill.

01:51:40 PM  

Merlin Klotz, Douglas County Clerk and Recorder, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:56:21 PM  

Clerk Broerman, Representative Sullivan, Clerk Klotz, and Clerk Stern responded to questions from the committee.

02:12:52 PM  

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

02:14:22 PM  

Representative Sullivan explained amendment L.001 (Attachment A).



02:17:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
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
02:17:42 PM  

Representative Sullivan made concluding remarks about the bill.



02:21:18 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1313, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Duran
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Williams D. Excused
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1222 - Lay Over


02:21:30 PM  

Representative Carver, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1222. The bill allows private employers to give preference to military veterans, members of the national guard, or the spouse of either a disabled veteran or a veteran killed in the line of duty, in hiring decisions. Representative Carver provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B).

02:29:29 PM  

Albert Gonzales, American GI Forum, testified in support of the bill.

02:35:08 PM  

Gregory Barnett, The Retired Enlisted Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:40:26 PM  

Shelly Kalkowski, United Veterans Coalition of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:46:26 PM  

Representative Carver answered questions from the committee.

02:59:25 PM  

Dorothy Jones, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.

03:01:37 PM  

Representative Kennedy announced his intention to lay the bill over and have the opportunity for additional testimony.  Representative Carver explained amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments C and D).

03:05:40 PM  

Representative Carver made additional comments about the bill.  Representative Kennedy laid the bill over to a future date.


03:06:40 PM   The committee adjourned.






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