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s_sa_2016a_2016-05-05t10:09:00z6 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/05/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1426



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


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11:17 AM -- HB16-1426



Senators Tate and Jahn presented House Bill 16-1426 to the committee, along with a handout (Attachment E). The reengrossed bill creates a class 2 petty offense for the intentional misrepresentation of entitlement to an assistance animal, for purposes of obtaining a reasonable accommodation in housing or for the misrepresentation of a service animal or service animal in training for purposes of obtaining a reasonable accommodation in:



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• any place of employment, housing, or public accommodation;

• any programs, services, or activities conducted by a public entity;

• any public transportation service; or

• any other place open to the public.



11:21 AM --
Christina Johnson, representing herself, testified against the bill.



11:23 AM --
R.J. Stoker read the testimony of Peter Schnith against the bill.



11:25 AM --
R.J. Stoker, representing We the People, testified against the bill.



11:30 AM --
Francesca Maes, representing Good Dogs Service Dogs LLC, testified against the bill.



11:35 AM --
Ann Clement, representing the Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.



11:38 AM --
Kim Ytterberg, representing Domino Service Dogs, testified in support of the bill.



11:42 AM --
Fran Menly, representing Freedom Service Dogs, testified in support of the bill.



11:46 AM --
Carolyn Rogers, representing National Association of Residential Property Managers & the Apartment Association, testified in support of the bill.



11:51 AM --
Barbara Henry, representing Domino Service Dogs, testified in support of the bill.



11:58 AM --
Mark Simon, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment F).



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12:01 PM --
Terry Unruh, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



12:04 PM --
Marijo Rymer, representing the Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.





12:07 PM



Senators Tate and Jahn wrapped up their presentation to the committee.





12:09 PM



The bill was laid over to a later meeting date.




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