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J_LC_2020A 09/03/2020 10:05:43 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
Date 09/03/2020
Attendance
Cooke X
Donovan X
Duran X
Fenberg X
Garnett X
Holbert X
Jackson X
Lontine X
Marble X
Moreno X
Mullica X
Neville X
Saine X
Scott X
Williams A. X
Williams D. X
Garcia X
Becker X
Time 10:05:43 AM to 01:11:08 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Becker
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
Initiative 257 - Local Voter Approval of Casino Bet Limits and Games Committee Discussion Only
Initiative 283 – Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program Committee Discussion Only
Amendment 76 – Citizenship Qualification of Voters Committee Discussion Only
Amendment B – Modify Property Taxes Committee Discussion Only
Amendment C – Conduct of Charitable Gaming Committee Discussion Only
Proposition 113 – Adopt Agreement to Elect U.S. President by National Popular Vote Committee Discussion Only
Proposition 114 – Reintroduction and Management of Gray Wolves Committee Discussion Only
Proposition 115 – Prohibit Abortions After 22 Weeks Committee Discussion Only
Proposition 116 - State Income Tax Rate Reduction Committee Discussion Only
Proposition 117 – Voter Approval for Certain New State Enterprises Committee Discussion Only
Proposition EE – Taxes on Nicotine Products Committee Discussion Only

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
10:06:46 AM
Speaker Becker called the meeting to order.
 Roll call was taken and a quorum was present.  The Speaker invited
Natalie Mullis, Director, Legislative Council Staff, to the table to provide
opening remarks.  Ms. Mullis explained the Blue Book process.  She
reviewed the various documents posted in the Legislative Council Box account
as well as those located in the binder of hard copy materials mailed to
members.  She explained that the Executive Committee previously approved
the language to be included in the Blue Book regarding the fiscal information
for Proposition EE.  Ms. Mullis talked about the Blue Book mailing
process and answered questions from the committee.  The Legislative
Council Staff drafts, staff contacts, written comments submitted by the
public, interested persons mailing list, and the text of each measure can
be found on the Legislative Council Staff website here:
http://leg.colorado.gov/BallotAnalysis



10:17:43 AM
Ms. Mullis continued to answer questions
from the committee.



Initiative 257 - Local Voter Approval of Casino Bet Limits and Games - Committee Discussion Only


10:20:29 AM  
Meredith Moon, Legislative Council Staff,
presented the ballot analysis for Initiative 257, Local Voter Approval
of Casino Bet Limits and Games in Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple
Creek.  She told the committee that the initiative is now named Amendment
77.  She explained the measure and reviewed the information that is
provided in the ballot analysis.
10:26:58 AM  
Douglas Bruce, representing himself, spoke
about the ballot analysis.  Committee discussion ensued.

10:28:06 AM  
Scott Gessler, the former Colorado Secretary
of State, came to the table to speak about the amendment and initiative
numbering process.
10:29:27 AM  
Speaker Becker distributed and explained
Amendment 1 (Attachment A).  She severed the amendment into sections
A and B, with section A being the first line of the amendment and section
B being the remaining portions.  She requested that the committee
vote on severed section B only.


10:33:29 AM
Motion Approve severed section B of Amendment 1 to Initiative 257 (Attachment A).
Moved Becker
Seconded Holbert
Cooke Yes
Donovan Yes
Duran Yes
Fenberg Yes
Garnett Yes
Holbert Yes
Jackson Yes
Lontine Yes
Marble Yes
Moreno Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Saine No
Scott Yes
Williams A. Yes
Williams D. No
Garcia Yes
Becker Yes
YES: 15   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Initiative 283 – Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program - Committee Discussion Only


10:33:47 AM  

Anne Wallace, Legislative Council Staff, presented the ballot analysis for Initiative 283, which is now Proposition 118, Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program.  She explained the measure and reviewed the information that is provided in the ballot analysis.  Amendment 1 was distributed to the committee (Attachment B).  Submitted written testimony can be found as Attachment B(1).

10:38:21 AM  
Douglas Bruce, representing himself, spoke
about the analysis.
10:43:38 AM  
Mr. Bruce answered questions from the committee.
 Senator Holbert explained Amendment 1 (Attachment B).  Committee
discussion ensued.
10:52:02 AM  
Senator Holbert severed Amendment 1 into
sections A and B, with section A being the first line of the amendment
and section B being the remaining portions.  He requested that the
committee vote on severed section B only.


10:53:37 AM
Motion Approve severed section B of Amendment 1 to Initiative 283 (Attachment B).
Moved Holbert
Seconded Neville
Cooke Yes
Donovan No
Duran No
Fenberg No
Garnett No
Holbert Yes
Jackson No
Lontine No
Marble Yes
Moreno No
Mullica No
Neville Yes
Saine Yes
Scott Yes
Williams A. No
Williams D. Yes
Garcia No
Becker No
YES: 7   NO: 11   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL



Amendment 76 – Citizenship Qualification of Voters - Committee Discussion Only

10:53:56 AM  
Amanda King, Legislative Council Staff,
presented the ballot analysis for Amendment 76, Citizenship Qualification
of Voters.  She explained the measure and reviewed the information
that is provided in the ballot analysis.  Amendments 1 and 2 were
distributed to the committee (Attachments C and D).

10:55:56 AM  
Scott Gessler, representing the Proponents
of Amendment 76, testified on the ballot analysis and answered questions
from the committee.
11:02:44 AM  
Douglas Bruce, representing himself, spoke about the analysis.
11:10:46 AM  
Senator Moreno explained Amendment 1 (Attachment
C).


11:10:48 AM
Motion Approve Amendment 1 to Amendment 76 (Attachment C).
Moved Moreno
Seconded Garnett
Cooke No
Donovan Yes
Duran Yes
Fenberg Yes
Garnett Yes
Holbert Yes
Jackson Yes
Lontine Yes
Marble No
Moreno Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Saine No
Scott Yes
Williams A. Yes
Williams D. No
Garcia Yes
Becker Yes
YES: 13   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
11:11:08 AM  
Senator Moreno explained Amendment 2 (Attachment
D) and answered questions from the committee.  Ms. King came back
to the table to answer questions about the analysis.  Ms. Mullis came
back to the table to answer questions.


11:14:07 AM
Motion Approve Amendment 2 to Amendment 76 (Attachment D).
Moved Moreno
Seconded Garnett
Cooke No
Donovan Yes
Duran Yes
Fenberg Yes
Garnett Yes
Holbert No
Jackson Yes
Lontine Yes
Marble No
Moreno Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Saine No
Scott No
Williams A. Yes
Williams D. No
Garcia Yes
Becker Yes
YES: 11   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL



Amendment B – Modify Property Taxes - Committee Discussion Only

11:18:42 AM  
Anna Gerstle, Legislative Council Staff,
presented the ballot analysis for Amendment B, Modify Property Taxes.  She
explained the measure and reviewed the information that is provided in
the ballot analysis.
11:22:06 AM  
Douglas Bruce, representing himself, spoke about the analysis.
11:27:03 AM  
Represetative Garnett distributed and explained
Amendment 3 (Attachment E).


11:30:27 AM
Motion Approve Amendment 3 to Amendment B (Attachment E).
Moved Garnett
Seconded Mullica
Cooke Yes
Donovan Yes
Duran Yes
Fenberg Yes
Garnett Yes
Holbert Yes
Jackson Yes
Lontine Yes
Marble Yes
Moreno Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Saine No
Scott Yes
Williams A. Yes
Williams D. No
Garcia Yes
Becker Yes
YES: 15   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
11:30:28 AM  
Senator Moreno distributed and explained
Amendments 1 and 2 (Attachments F and G).


11:34:15 AM
Motion Approve Amendment 1 to Amendment B (Attachment F).
Moved Moreno
Seconded Garnett
Cooke Yes
Donovan Yes
Duran Yes
Fenberg Yes
Garnett Yes
Holbert Yes
Jackson Yes
Lontine Yes
Marble Yes
Moreno Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Saine No
Scott Yes
Williams A. Yes
Williams D. No
Garcia Yes
Becker Yes
YES: 15   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:36:29 AM
Motion Approve Amendment 2 to Amendment B (Attachment G).
Moved Moreno
Seconded Garnett
Cooke Yes
Donovan Yes
Duran Yes
Fenberg Yes
Garnett Yes
Holbert Yes
Jackson Yes
Lontine Yes
Marble No
Moreno Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Saine No
Scott Yes
Williams A. Yes
Williams D. No
Garcia Yes
Becker Yes
YES: 14   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
11:36:30 AM  
The committee took a brief recess.



Amendment C – Conduct of Charitable Gaming - Committee Discussion Only


11:49:38 AM  

The committee came back to order.  Vanessa Reilly, Legislative Council Staff, presented the ballot analysis for Amendment C, Conduct of Charitable Gaming.  She explained the measure and reviewed the information that is provided in the ballot analysis.  Submitted written testimony can be found as Attachment H(1).

11:57:28 AM  
Corky Kyle, representing the Colorado Charitable
Bingo Association, spoke about the analysis.
12:01:16 PM  
Representative Mullica distributed and
explained Amendment 1 (Attachment H).


12:03:49 PM
Motion Approve Amendment 1 to Amendment C (Attachment H).
Moved Mullica
Seconded Williams D.
Cooke Yes
Donovan Yes
Duran Yes
Fenberg Yes
Garnett Yes
Holbert Yes
Jackson Yes
Lontine Yes
Marble Yes
Moreno Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville Yes
Saine No
Scott Yes
Williams A. Yes
Williams D. Yes
Garcia Yes
Becker Yes
YES: 17   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Proposition 113 – Adopt Agreement to Elect U.S. President by National Popular Vote - Committee Discussion Only


12:04:47 PM  

Julia Jackson, Legislative Council Staff, presented the ballot analysis for Proposition 113, Adopt Agreement to Elect U.S. President by National Popular Vote.  She explained the measure and reviewed the information that is provided in the ballot analysis.  Submitted written testimony can be found as Attachment I(1).

12:07:13 PM  
Douglas Bruce, representing himself, spoke
about the analysis.  He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment
I).
12:10:34 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.



Proposition 114 – Reintroduction and Management of Gray Wolves - Committee Discussion Only

12:16:43 PM  

Jimmy Reed, Legislative Council Staff, presented the ballot analysis for Proposition 114, Reintroduction and Managment of Gray Wolves.  He explained the measure and reviewed the information that is provided in the ballot analysis.  Amendment 1 was distributed to the committee (Attachment J).  Submitted written testimony can be found as Attachment J(1).

12:19:26 PM  
Speaker Becker explained Amendment 1 (Attachment
J).
12:19:54 PM  
Max Nardo, Legislative Council Staff, came
to the table to answer questions about the fiscal impact statement included
in the analysis.


12:25:30 PM
Motion Approve Amendment 1 to Proposition 114 (Attachment J).
Moved Becker
Seconded Moreno
Cooke No
Donovan Yes
Duran Yes
Fenberg Yes
Garnett Yes
Holbert No
Jackson Yes
Lontine Yes
Marble No
Moreno Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Saine No
Scott No
Williams A. Yes
Williams D. No
Garcia Yes
Becker Yes
YES: 11   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
12:25:32 PM  
Representative Williams distributed and
explained Amendment 2 (Attachment K).
12:27:19 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.


12:29:55 PM
Motion Approve Amendment 2 to Proposition 114 (Attachment K).
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Cooke
Cooke Yes
Donovan No
Duran No
Fenberg No
Garnett No
Holbert Yes
Jackson No
Lontine No
Marble Yes
Moreno No
Mullica No
Neville Yes
Saine Yes
Scott Yes
Williams A. No
Williams D. Yes
Garcia No
Becker No
YES: 7   NO: 11   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
12:30:46 PM  
Representative Wiliams distributed and
explained Amendment 4 (Attachment L).


12:34:29 PM
Motion Approve Amendment 4 to Proposition 114 (Attachment L).
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Saine
Cooke Yes
Donovan No
Duran No
Fenberg No
Garnett No
Holbert Yes
Jackson No
Lontine No
Marble Yes
Moreno No
Mullica No
Neville Yes
Saine Yes
Scott Yes
Williams A. No
Williams D. Yes
Garcia No
Becker No
YES: 7   NO: 11   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
12:34:40 PM  
Senator Donovan distributed and explained
Amendment 5 (Attachment M).


12:37:31 PM
Motion Approve Amendment 5 to Proposition 114 (Attachment M).
Moved Donovan
Seconded Mullica
Cooke Yes
Donovan Yes
Duran Yes
Fenberg Yes
Garnett Yes
Holbert Yes
Jackson Yes
Lontine Yes
Marble No
Moreno Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Saine No
Scott Yes
Williams A. Yes
Williams D. No
Garcia Yes
Becker Yes
YES: 14   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Proposition 115 – Prohibit Abortions After 22 Weeks - Committee Discussion Only


12:38:06 PM  

Elizabeth Haskell, Legislative Council Staff, presented the ballot analysis for Proposition 115, Prohibit Abortions After 22 Weeks.  She explained the measure and reviewed the information that is provided in the ballot analysis.  Amendments 1 and 2 were distributed to the committee (Attachments N and O).  A revised version of the Legislative Council Draft was distributed to the committee (Attachment P).  Submitted written testimony can be found as Attachment P(1).

12:40:28 PM  
Giuliana Day, representing the Coalition
for Women and Children, spoke about the analysis.
12:44:39 PM  
Douglas Bruce, representing himself, spoke
about the analysis.
12:49:05 PM  
Ryan Secrist, representing himself, spoke about the analysis.
12:51:46 PM  
Dr. Thomas  Perille, representing
Democrats for Life of Colorado, spoke about the analysis.
12:55:22 PM  
Senator Cooke explained Amendment 1 (Attachment
N).


12:57:07 PM
Motion Approve Amendment 1 to Proposition 115 (Attachment N).
Moved Cooke
Seconded Williams D.
Cooke Yes
Donovan No
Duran No
Fenberg No
Garnett No
Holbert Yes
Jackson No
Lontine No
Marble Yes
Moreno No
Mullica No
Neville Yes
Saine Yes
Scott Yes
Williams A. Yes
Williams D. Yes
Garcia No
Becker No
YES: 8   NO: 10   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
12:57:08 PM  
Representative Lontine explained Amendment
2.  She withdrew the amendment.



Proposition 116 - State Income Tax Rate Reduction - Committee Discussion Only


12:58:31 PM  
Greg Sobetski, Legislative Council Staff,
presented the ballot analysis for Proposition 116, State Income Tax Rate
Reduction.  He explained the measure and reviewed the information
that is provided in the ballot analysis.  



Proposition 117 – Voter Approval for Certain New State Enterprises - Committee Discussion Only


01:01:17 PM  

Katie Ruedebusch, Legislative Council Staff, presented the ballot analysis for Proposition 117, Voter Approval for Certain New State Enterprises.  She explained the measure and reviewed the information that is provided in the ballot analysis.  Submitted written testimony can be found as Attachment Q.



Proposition EE – Taxes on Nicotine Products - Committee Discussion Only

01:03:31 PM  

Anna Gerstle, Legislative Council Staff, returned to the table to present the ballot analysis for Proposition EE, Taxes on Nicotine Products.  She explained the measure and reviewed the information that is provided in the ballot analysis.  Amendment 1 was distributed to the committee (Attachment R).  Submitted written testimony can be found as Attachment S.

01:05:53 PM  
Senator Marble explained Amendment 1 (Attachment
R).


01:09:04 PM
Motion Approve Amendment 1 to Proposition EE (Attachment R).
Moved Marble
Seconded Neville
Cooke Yes
Donovan No
Duran No
Fenberg No
Garnett Excused
Holbert Yes
Jackson No
Lontine No
Marble Yes
Moreno No
Mullica No
Neville Yes
Saine Yes
Scott Yes
Williams A. No
Williams D. Yes
Garcia No
Becker No
YES: 7   NO: 10   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL



01:09:23 PM
Ms. Mullis came back to the table to answer
questions.


01:11:08 PM   The committee adjourned.