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S_SA_2016A 05/03/2016 01:05:46 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Date: 05/03/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:05 PM to 02:11 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:
HB16-1451

HB16-1368

HB16-1112

SJR16-040

HB16-1117

HB16-1393
Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Referred to Appropriations

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar





01:06 PM -- HB16-1451



Senator Heath presented House Bill 16-1451 to the committee. The bill directs the executive director of the Department of Personnel and Administration to convene a working group to meet during the 2016 interim between legislative sessions to study ways to improve the state procurement code. The group is required to solicit input from subject matter experts and to submit recommendations for modifications to the procurement code to the General Assembly on or before December 31, 2016. The working group is repealed July 1, 2017.














































BILL: HB16-1451
TIME: 01:07:25 PM
MOVED: Scott
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1451 to the Committee of the Whole with a favorable recommendation that it be placed upon the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0, with one 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





01:08 PM -- HB16-1368



Senator Martinez Humenik presented House Bill 16-1368 to the committee, along with an amendment (Attachment A). This bill clarifies and codifies the current practices of the state archivist in the Department of Personnel and Administration related to the storage and retention of state archives and public records. The bill applies to all governmental agencies, including any state agency or office, department, division, board, bureau, commission, institution, or agency of any county, city, city and county, special district or other district in the state, or any legal subdivision of a state or local government.



16SenateState0503AttachA.pdf16SenateState0503AttachA.pdf



01:13 PM --
Jack Wylie, representing the Department of Personnel & Administration, testified in support of the bill.




































BILL: HB16-1368
TIME: 01:13:39 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Jones
Ulibarri
Sonnenberg
Scott
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB16-1368
TIME: 01:14:03 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1368, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







































01:14 PM -- HB16-1112



Senator Crowder presented House Bill 16-1112 to the committee, and discussed an amendment (Attachment B). The bill, amended by the House Public Health Care & Human Services Committee, creates the Training Veterans to Train Their Own Service Dogs Pilot Program in the Department of Human Services. The program will identify up to ten eligible veterans to pair with dogs selected by qualified trainers. Program participants will foster, train, and ultimately use the dogs as their own service or companion animals. Participants who graduate from the program with a trained dog will be eligible, if willing, to identify, foster, and train a subsequent dog for another eligible veteran who is unable to complete one or more parts of the process due to physical limitations.



16SenateState0503AttachB.pdf16SenateState0503AttachB.pdf



01:16 PM --
Bill Hanna, representing the United Veterans Committee, testified in favor of the amendment.



01:21 PM --
Jane Ritter, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, explained the amendment.

BILL: HB16-1112
TIME: 01:22:38 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Jones
Ulibarri
Sonnenberg
Scott
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






























BILL: HB16-1112
TIME: 01:23:14 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1112, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. 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





01:24 PM -- SJR16-040



Senator Lundberg presented Senate Joint Resolution 16-040 to the committee. The resolution would establish term limits for Colorado's representatives in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.



01:28 PM --
Nicolas Tomboulides, representing U.S. Term Limits, testified in support of the resolution.

01:32 PM --
Robert Barry, representing himself, testified in support of the resolution.





01:37 PM



Senator Lundberg wrapped up his presentation to the committee.





01:50 PM



The bill was laid over.





































01:51 PM -- HB16-1117



Senators Cooke and Aguilar presented House Bill 16-1117 to the committee. The bill, as amended by the House Judiciary Committee, requires law enforcement officials who are investigating a class 1 or 2 felony or a felony sexual assault to make an audio-video recording of custodial interrogations occurring in a permanent detention facility. A permanent detention facility is defined as any building, structure, or place where persons are or may lawfully be held in custody or confinement under the jurisdiction of the state or any political subdivision, including a building housing the offices of a law enforcement agency.



01:57 PM --
Tom Raynes, representing the Colorado District Attorneys Committee, testified in support of the bill.



01:59 PM --
Maureen Cain, representing the Criminal Defense Bar and the Innocence Project, testified in support of the bill.





02:01 PM



Senators Cooke and Aguilar wrapped up their presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1117
TIME: 02:01:38 PM
MOVED: Scott
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1117 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0, with one 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







































02:03 PM -- HB16-1393



Senator Cooke presented House Bill 16-1393 to the committee. Under current law, any person bound over for trial for assault; convicted of assault; or found to have provided bodily fluids to another person indicted, bound over for trial, or convicted of assault is required to submit to a medical test for communicable diseases if his or her bodily fluids came into contact with a victim, peace officer, firefighter, emergency medical care provider, or emergency medical service provider (covered individual).



The reengrossed bill repeals that portion of current law and replaces it with a requirement that, unless a person has admitted that he or she has a communicable disease and provides confirmation, a law enforcement agency is required to ask the person to voluntarily consent to a blood test if certain conditions are met. These conditions include whether the person has committed assault in the first, second, or third degree, and during the assault, the person's blood or other bodily fluid came into contact with a covered individual and there is reason to believe that there is risk of transmission of the disease.



02:06 PM --
Annmarie Jensen, representing the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, testified in support of the bill.





02:09 PM



Senator Cooke wrapped up his presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1393
TIME: 02:09:22 PM
MOVED: Scott
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1393 to the Committee of the Whole, with a favorable recommendation that it be placed upon the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0, with one 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





02:11 PM



The committee adjourned.


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