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S_SA_2016A 04/18/2016 01:33:43 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Date: 04/18/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:33 PM to 02:08 PM
Hill
*
Jones
X
Place: SCR 356
Ulibarri
X
Sonnenberg
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Scott
X
Senator Scott
This Report was prepared by
Vanessa Conway
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1354

HB16-1396

SCR16-001

SCR16-003
Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Postponed Indefinitely

Postponed Indefinitely

Postponed Indefinitely





01:34 PM -- HB16-1354



Senator Sonnenberg presented House Bill 16-1354 to the committee. The bill authorizes a school district, with voter approval, to impose an additional mill levy for the sole purpose of cash funding its capital construction and facility maintenance needs without borrowing money. Revenue raised from such a mill levy and related interest earned must be deposited in a supplemental capital construction and maintenance fund of the district, and used for the sole purpose of paying for the capital construction and facility maintenance needs of the district. Districts may not pledge any of this revenue for the repayment of existing or new debt.



A charter school may request that the district include the charter school's capital construction needs as part of the ballot question to approve the additional mill levy for cash funding the capital construction and maintenance needs of the district.



The new property tax revenue collected as a result of this additional mill levy may exceed the caps in current law on additional local school district revenue raised from mill levy overrides and bonded capital construction.



01:35 PM --
Sandra Mulchler, represnting Eagle County Schools and the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the bill.





























01:38 PM



Senator Sonnenberg presented amendment L.006 (Attachment A) and wrapped up his presentation to the committee.



16SenateState0418AttachA.pdf16SenateState0418AttachA.pdf

BILL: HB16-1354
TIME: 01:39:01 PM
MOVED:
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Excused
Jones
Ulibarri
Sonnenberg
Scott
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





























































01:40 PM



Senator Sonnenberg asked Jason Hopfer, representing the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, to answer questions brought up by committee members.

BILL: HB16-1354
TIME: 01:45:23 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1354, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:46 PM -- HB16-1396



Senator Hodge presented House Bill 16-1396 to the committee. The bill updates statutory references concerning a person's immigration status. Under current law, the terms alien or illegal alien are used; this bill replaces those terms with the term undocumented immigrant. The bill defines an undocumented immigrant as a person who is not a United States citizen and who is residing or present in the United States without official documents that authorize that person to enter, live in, or work in the country.



01:47 PM --
Jeremy Shaver, representing the Anti-Defamation League, testified in support of the bill.



01:50 PM --
Antonio Esquibel, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.











































01:53 PM



Senator Hodge wrapped up her presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1396
TIME: 01:53:18 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1396 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HB16-1396
TIME: 01:54:19 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1396 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS























01:54 PM -- SCR16-001



Senator Steadman presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 16-001 to the committee. The resolution refers a ballot question to voters in the November 2016 election that, if passed, would repeal several provisions in the Colorado Constitution deemed obsolete as a result of being found unconstitutional by the courts. The bill includes the repeal of:



• the "previous participation requirement" related to recall elections in Article XXI;



• language in Article XXVIII that prohibits expenditures that expressly advocate for the election of a candidate and that prohibits corporations or labor unions from providing funding for electioneering communication;



• four definitions that appear in Section 2 of Article XXVIII;



• Sections 15, 16, and 17 of Article XXVIII, which deal with sole source government contracts;



• Section 30b of Article II, which prohibits the state from establishing protected status based on homosexual, lesbian, or bisexual orientation; and



• Section 31 of Article II, which states that only a marriage between one man and one woman is recognized as valid by the state.

BILL: SCR16-001
TIME: 01:56:27 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer Senate Concurrent Resolution 16-001 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




























BILL: SCR16-001
TIME: 01:57:31 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone Senate Concurrent Resolution 16-001 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:57 PM -- SCR16-003



Senator Steadman presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 16-003 to the committee and provided three handouts (Attachments B, C, and D). The resolution refers a constitutional amendment to voters at the November 2016 general election. If approved, the amendment repeals the tax rate reduction and refund requirements for exceeding an estimate of state or local government fiscal year spending provided to voters at a tax election.



16SenateState0418AttachB.pdf16SenateState0418AttachB.pdf 16SenateState0418AttachC.pdf16SenateState0418AttachC.pdf



16SenateState0418AttachD.pdf16SenateState0418AttachD.pdf




































BILL: SCR16-003
TIME: 02:05:37 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer Senate Concurrent Resolution 16-003 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: SCR16-003
TIME: 02:08:09 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone Senate Concurrent Resolution 16-003 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:08 PM



The committee adjourned.