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S_SA_2016A 04/20/2016 01:38:17 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Date: 04/20/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:38 PM to 03:15 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:
SB16-189

HB16-1318

SCR16-004

SCR16-006

HB16-1295
Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to Appropriations

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to Finance





01:38 PM -- SB16-189



Senator Scott presented Senate Bill 16-189 to the committee, along with amendment L.001 (Attachment A). This bill, recommended by the Committee on Legal Services, amends or repeals obsolete, unclear, or conflicting laws. The bill also clarifies statutory language, but does not change the intent or meaning of existing statute.



16SenateState0420AttachA.pdf16SenateState0420AttachA.pdf

BILL: SB16-189
TIME: 01:40:18 PM
MOVED: Scott
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (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








BILL: SB16-189
TIME: 01:41:59 PM
MOVED: Scott
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-189, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0, with 1 excused.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Excused
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:43 PM -- HB16-1318



Senator Newell presented House Bill 16-1318 to the committee. The bill clarifies charitable organization requirements under the Colorado Charitable Solicitations Act (CCSA). By requiring registration statements or renewals, financial reports, and solicitation notices be signed and affirmed under penalty perjury, this bill makes falsifying a charitable organization's financial reports or registration documents a second degree perjury offense. Additionally, any changes that affect the identity of the organization, such as a name change or tax status change, must be reported to the Secretary of State (SOS) within 30 days.



An administrative review may be held to revoke or suspend the registration of the organization if it makes a false statement or omits material information in any registration statement, annual report, or other information required to be filed under the CCSA. After notice has been given and a hearing held, the SOS can issue a cease and desist order to a charitable organization. Any organization receiving a cease and desist order may request judicial review.



01:47 PM --
Tim Griesmer, representing the SOS, testified in support of the bill and provided two handouts (Attachments B and C).



16SenateState0420AttachB.pdf16SenateState0420AttachB.pdf 16SenateState0420AttachC.pdf16SenateState0420AttachC.pdf



01:49 PM --
Mark Turner, representing the Colorado Nonprofit Association, testified in support of the bill.



















01:52 PM



Senator Newell wrapped up her presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1318
TIME: 01:52:41 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1318 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:54 PM -- SCR16-004



Senator Ulibarri presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 16-004 to the committee. The resolution submits a ballot question to voters to approve a new transfer tax on the sale of real property with the new revenue dedicated to increase affordable housing. If approved by voters, the state constitution is amended to allow a new transfer tax on real property and create a new transfer tax with a rate of 0.1 percent. The new tax is collected by the County Clerk and Recorder when the deed is recorded. The tax revenue is deposited in the new State Affordable Housing Trust Fund administered by the Colorado Housing Finance Agency (CHFA).



01:58 PM --
Jason Hopfer, representing the Colorado Association of Realtors, testified against the resolution.



02:00 PM --
Michael Reis, representing the Longmont Housing Authority, testified in support of the resolution.



02:06 PM --
Carrie Baatz, representing the Independence Center, testified in support of the resolution.



02:10 PM --
Jeremy Durham, representing Boulder Housing Partners, testified in support of the resolution.



02:15 PM --
Kurt Firnhaber, representing the City of Boulder, testified in support of the resolution.





















02:19 PM



Senator Ulibarri wrapped up his presentation to the committee.

BILL: SCR16-004
TIME: 02:19:49 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer Senate Concurrent Resolution 16-004 to the Committee on Finance. 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: SCR16-004
TIME: 02:27:33 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone SCR16-004 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



























02:27 PM -- SCR16-006



Senator Ulibarri presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 16-006 to the committee, along with a packet of handouts (Attachment D). The Colorado constitution prohibits slavery or involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime for which a person has been convicted. This concurrent resolution refers a ballot question to the voters to remove this exception.



16SenateState0420AttachD.pdf16SenateState0420AttachD.pdf



02:29 PM --
Sister Lee McNeil, representing Together Colorado, testified in support of the resolution.



02:32 PM --
Pastor Amanda Henderson, representing the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, and Pastor Del Phillips, representing himself, testified in support of the resolution.



02:37 PM --
Christine Watson, representing the League of Women Voters, testified in support of the resolution.



02:40 PM --
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley, representing the ACLU of Colorado, testified in support of the resolution.



02:42 PM --
Roshan Bliss, representing the Denver Justice Project, testified in support of the resolution.































































02:44 PM



Senator Ulibarri wrapped up his presentation to the committee.

BILL: SCR16-006
TIME: 02:45:03 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer Senate Concurrent Resolution 16-006 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





02:48 PM -- HB16-1295



Senator Ulibarri presented House Bill 16-1295 to the committee, along with the handout Attachment E. The bill creates the Chicano special license plate for passenger vehicles and motorcycles. The license plate will be available to those individuals who have made a donation to an organization that meets the bill's criteria of providing services to the Latino community and that is designated by the Department of Revenue (DOR). The DOR must designate one or more such organizations at least once every five years. The organization may establish a minimum donation amount. It can either provide services directly to the Latino community or through grants, in which case the organization may spend no more than 10 percent of money raised through the plates on administrative costs. DOR is to design the plate with input from interested persons.



16SenateState0420AttachE.pdf16SenateState0420AttachE.pdf



02:49 PM --
Neva Martinez Ortega, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:51 PM --
Alicia Lucero, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:55 PM --
Rudy Gonzales, representing Colorado Latino Forum, testified in support of the bill.



02:58 PM --
Brett Friedman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:02 PM --
Angela Alfaro, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



















03:05 PM --
Dellena Aguilar, representing Servicios De La Raza, testified in support of the bill.



03:07 PM --
Tony Garcia, representing Su Teatro, testified in support of the bill.





03:09 PM



Senator Ulibarri wrapped up his presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1295
TIME: 03:09:59 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1295 to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:15 PM



The committee adjourned.


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