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H_SA_2020A 06/09/2020 02:39:18 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 06/09/2020
Attendance
Duran X
Hooton X
Humphrey X
Lontine *
Neville X
Rich X
Woodrow X
Jaquez Lewis X
Kennedy X
Time 02:39:18 PM to 03:58:31 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Kennedy
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-200 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB20-186 Referred to House Appropriations
SB20-214 Referred to House Appropriations
SB20-181 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1422 Referred to House Appropriations
SB20-170 Referred to House Appropriations

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

SB20-200 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:39:27 PM  

Speaker Becker, co-prime bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-200. The bill directs the Colorado Secure Savings Program Board to implement the Colorado Secure Savings Program.  Speaker Becker answered questions from the committee.

02:46:57 PM  

Treasurer Dave Young, representing the Department of Treasury, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.

02:57:36 PM  

Carl Larson, representing the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, testified in opposition to the bill.  He also provided written testimony to the committee (Attachment A).

02:57:37 PM  

Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachments B through J).

03:02:23 PM  

Speaker Becker explained amendment L.012 (Attachment K).  Treasurer Young answered questions from the committee.



03:05:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment K).
Moved Duran
Seconded Lontine
Duran
Hooton
Humphrey
Lontine
Neville
Rich
Woodrow
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:05:44 PM  

Speaker Becker explained amendment L.013 (Attachment L).  She answered questions from the committee.



03:08:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachment L).
Moved Duran
Seconded Hooton
Duran Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lontine Yes
Neville No
Rich Yes
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:08:21 PM  

Speaker Becker provided concluding remarks about the bill.



03:10:05 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-200, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Duran
Seconded Woodrow
Duran Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Neville No
Rich No
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-186 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:10:19 PM  

Minority Leader Neville and Majority Leader Garnett, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-186. The bill updates existing statutory provisions to conform with new constitutional requirements related to congressional and state redistricting.  It creates two new accounts in the Legislative Cash Fund (fund), the Congressional Redistricting Account and the Legislative Redistricting Account, and transfers $1 million from the fund into each account for the purposes of funding the work of the commissions.  Finally, the bill directs Legislative Council Staff and the Office of Legislative Legal Services to assign individuals to staff the redistricting commissions through a number of nonstatutory provisions.

03:12:38 PM  

No one testified in person on the bill.  No written testimony was submitted to the committee.

03:12:56 PM  

Majority Leader Garnett and Minority Leader Neville made concluding remarks about the bill.



03:13:44 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-186 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Duran
Seconded Neville
Duran Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lontine Yes
Neville Yes
Rich Yes
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-214 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:13:49 PM  

Majority Leader Garnett and Minority Leader Neville, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-214.  The bill prohibits legislative interim committees from meeting, taking field trips, and making legislative recommendations during the 2020 interim. 

03:15:27 PM  

No one testified in person on the bill.  No written testimony was submitted to the committee.

03:15:50 PM  

Minority Leader Neville made concluding remarks about the bill.



03:16:28 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-214 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Neville
Seconded Duran
Duran Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lontine Yes
Neville Yes
Rich Yes
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-181 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:16:35 PM  

Representative Weissman, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-181.  The bill makes changes to competency reports provided by evaluators, makes changes related to bond release for defendants who are incompetent to proceed, and allows for certain charges to be dropped when a defendant is incompetent.  Representative Weissman distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment M).

03:25:17 PM  

Representative Weissman answered questions from the committee.

03:28:37 PM  

No one testified in person on the bill.  Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment N).

03:29:05 PM  

Representative Weissman made concluding remarks about the bill. He answered questions from the committee.



03:34:03 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-181 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Duran
Seconded Lontine
Duran Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lontine Yes
Neville No
Rich Yes
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1422 - Referred to House Appropriations

03:34:10 PM  

Representative Cutter and Representative Esgar, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1422.  The bill creates the Food Pantry Assistance Grant Program in the Department of Human Services.  Representative Esgar answered questions from the committee.  Representative Cutter provided an informational packet to the committee (Attachment O).

03:38:16 PM  

Jason Harrison, Hunger Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment P).

03:42:55 PM  

Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachments Q through V).

03:43:16 PM  

Representative Cutter and Representative Esgar made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.



03:46:03 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1422 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Duran
Seconded Woodrow
Duran Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Neville No
Rich No
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-170 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:46:08 PM  

Representative Jackson and Representative Duran, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-170. The bill amends the Colorado Employment Security Act to eliminate the documentation requirement for workers separating from employment because of domestic violence, expand the definition of immediate family, and substitute severance allowance for remuneration. 

03:50:56 PM  

Daniel Chase, Department of Labor and Employment, testified in support of the bill.

03:54:45 PM  

Lydia Waligorski, representing Violence Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:56:30 PM  

Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment W).

03:57:01 PM  

Representative Jackson and Representative Duran made concluding remarks about the bill.



03:58:06 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-170 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Duran
Seconded Hooton
Duran Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Neville No
Rich No
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:58:31 PM   The committee adjourned.






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