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S_FIN_2021A 05/19/2021 05:09:25 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 05/19/2021
Attendance
Hisey X
Lee X
Lundeen X
Scott X
Winter X
Bridges *
Pettersen X
Time 05:09:25 PM to 07:11:10 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Pettersen
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1071 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1150 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1214 Referred to Senate Appropriations

HB21-1071 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

05:17:43 PM  
Sens. Fenberg and
Winter introduced House Bill 21-1071.  Beginning in 2023, this bill
allows municipal elections using instant runoff voting to be conducted
as a part of a coordinated election if certain conditions are met. The
bill sponsors answered several committee questions.
05:17:59 PM  
Ms. Emma Donahue,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Cooper
Hearne, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. John
Magnino, representing the Colorado Department of State, testified to amend
the bill.
 
05:18:00 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment A.


05:23:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment B)
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Lundeen
Scott
Winter
Bridges Excused
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:24:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment C)
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Lundeen
Scott
Winter
Bridges Excused
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:25:25 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1071, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey No
Lee Yes
Lundeen No
Scott No
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1150 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


05:25:39 PM  
Sen. Gonzales introduced House Bill 21-1150. This bill creates the Office of New Americans in the Department of Labor and Employment. The sponsor answered several committee questions.
05:26:54 PM  
Ms. Victoria Francis,
representing the International Rescue Committee, testified in support of
the bill.  Ms. Nermina Mujkanovic, representing the Rocky Mountain
Welcome Center, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Mathew Mengesha,
representing the Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning, testified
in support of the bill.
05:30:40 PM  
 Written testimony
received by the committe may be found in Attachment D.


05:39:46 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1150 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey No
Lee Yes
Lundeen Excused
Scott No
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1214 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


05:39:56 PM  
Sens. Coleman and
Lee introduced House Bill 21-1214.  The bill makes several updates
to the sealing of criminal records; creates an automatic process to seal
eligible drug convictions; and retroactively allows adults and juveniles
to petition for relief from collateral consequences.  The sponsors
distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment E).  
05:55:07 PM  
Ms. Maureen Cain, representing the Office of the State Public Defender, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Megan Ives, representing Justice Reskill, testified in support of the bill.
06:08:10 PM  
Ms. Sue Torfin, representing St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Javier Mabrey, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:15:22 PM  
Ms. Rosalie Flores, representing Expunge Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Jamie Ray, representing the Second Chance Center, testified in support of the bill.
06:20:14 PM  
Mr. Robert Orozco,
representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Tim Regan-Porter,
representing the Colorado Press Association, testified in opposition to
the bill.  Ms. Susan Greene, representing the Colorado Press Association
and the Colorado News Collaborative, testified in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Dean Beers, representing himself, testified in opposition to
the bill.  The witnesses answered several committee questions.
06:47:35 PM  
Mr. John Seward, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Denise Maes, representing the ACLU of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:47:36 PM  
Written testimony received may be found in Attachment F.


07:10:29 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1214 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:11:10 PM   The committee adjourned.






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