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S_SA_2017A 03/27/2017 01:30 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Date: 03/27/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:34 PM to 03:55 PM
Court
X
Fenberg
X
Place: SCR 357
Hill
*
Sonnenberg
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Marble
X
Senator Marble
This Report was prepared by
Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Conf 17-Colorado Civil Rights Commission

SB17-232

HB17-1122
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Postponed Indefinitely





01:34 PM -- Confirmation of Colorado Civil Rights Commission



Senator Marble, chair, called the meeting to order and roll call was taken. She invited Aubrey Elenis, Director of the Colorado Civil Rights Division, to come to the table to introduce the appointee and reappointee to the commission: Jessica Pocock and Miguel "Michael" Elias. Copies of the Governor's appointment letter and the appointees' applications and resumes were distributed to the committee (Attachment A). Ms. Elenis provided background information about the commission. Mr. Elias introduced himself to the committee and spoke about his background and about why he would like to be reappointed to the commission. Ms. Pocock spoke about her background and about why she would like to serve on the commission. The appointee and reappointee answered questions from the committee.



17SenateState0327AttachA.pdf17SenateState0327AttachA.pdf
































BILL: Conf 17-Colorado Civil Rights Commission
TIME: 01:43:00 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Jessica Pocock and the reappointment of Miguel "Michael" Elias to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Hill
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Marble
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:44 PM -- SB17-232



Senator Fenberg, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-232 which concerns the continuation under the sunset law of the bingo-raffle advisory board. Senator Fenberg distributed a copy of amendment L.001 (Attachment B), and explained the amendment. He then distributed amendment L.006 (Attachment C), amendment L.007 (Attachment D), and L.008 (Attachment E) and explained the amendments. Senator Fenberg answered questions from the committee.



17SenateState0327AttachB.pdf17SenateState0327AttachB.pdf 17SenateState0327AttachC.pdf17SenateState0327AttachC.pdf



17SenateState0327AttachD.pdf17SenateState0327AttachD.pdf 17SenateState0327AttachE.pdf17SenateState0327AttachE.pdf



The following people testified on the bill:



01:56 PM --
Gary Force, representing the United Veterans Committee of Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.



01:58 PM --
Richard Lemon, President of the Colorado Charitable Bingo Association, spoke in favor of the bill.





















02:00 PM --
Frank Sireno, representing the Colorado Charitable Bingo Association, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:01 PM --
Annie Dozoretz, representing the Colorado Charitable Bingo Association, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:03 PM -- Mark Turner, representing the Colorado Nonprofit Association, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:04 PM --
Tim Griesmer, representing the Colorado Secretary of State's Office, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:05 PM --
Corky Kyle, representing Colorado Charitable Bingo Association, spoke in favor of the bill.





02:08 PM



There were no more witnesses and Senator Marble closed public testimony. Senator Fenberg gave closing comments to the bill.

BILL: SB17-232
TIME: 02:09:30 PM
MOVED: Fenberg
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Fenberg
Hill
Sonnenberg
Marble
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


































BILL: SB17-232
TIME: 02:10:58 PM
MOVED: Fenberg
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Fenberg
Hill
Sonnenberg
Marble
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-232
TIME: 02:11:41 PM
MOVED: Fenberg
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Fenberg
Hill
Sonnenberg
Marble
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




































BILL: SB17-232
TIME: 02:11:56 PM
MOVED: Fenberg
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Fenberg
Hill
Sonnenberg
Marble
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





02:12 PM



Senator Sonnenberg moved a conceptual amendment to ensure that the penalty imposed by the bill not exceed one year.

BILL: SB17-232
TIME: 02:13:39 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: This is a conceptual amendment to ensure that the penalty cannot exceed one year. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Fenberg
Hill
Sonnenberg
Marble
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection

































02:14 PM



The committee continued to discuss the amendments to the bill.



02:14 PM -- Ellen Graham, Department of Regulatory Agencies, came to the table to answer questions about amendment L.008 (Attachment E). Committee discussion ensued.

BILL: SB17-232
TIME: 02:16:54 PM
MOVED: Fenberg
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-232, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Hill
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Marble
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:20 PM -- HB17-1122



Senator Moreno, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1122 which concerns the issuance of a new birth certificate with a gender designation that differs from the gender designated on the person's original birth certificate.



02:24 PM --
Michael Nicoletti, Legislative Liaison for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:27 PM --
Dr. Alexis Chavez, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:30 PM --
Shari Zabel, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.





































02:32 PM



The preceding witnesses answered questions from the committee.



02:33 PM --
Mick Hartley, representing the Family Policy Alliance, spoke in opposition to the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment F).



17SenateState0327AttachF.pdf17SenateState0327AttachF.pdf



02:40 PM --
Lynn Grandon, representing the Respect Life Office of the Diocese of Colorado Springs, spoke in opposition to the bill. She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment G).



17SenateState0327AttachG.pdf17SenateState0327AttachG.pdf



02:42 PM --
Emma Shinn, representing the Colorado Name Change Project, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:46 PM --
Jenna Clinchard, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:49 PM --
Jude Clinchard, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:50 PM --
Jack Teter, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:54 PM --
Karen Axe, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:57 PM --
Michael Norton, representing the Colorado Freedom institute, spoke in opposition of the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment H).



17SenateState0327AttachH.pdf17SenateState0327AttachH.pdf



03:00 PM --
Carolyn Martin, representing Laura Thomas, a Douglas County Commissioner, spoke in opposition to the bill.



03:02 PM --
Lucia Bennet Leighton, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:06 PM --
Laura MacWaters, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:09 PM --
Heather De La Fuente, representing the Colorado Psychological Association, spoke in favor of the bill.



















03:13 PM --
Rachel Clark, representing the Colorado Women's Bar Association, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:17 PM --
Matisse Ravenhart, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:19 PM --
Sheri Proctor, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:22 PM --
Erik Kluzek, representing himself and PFLAG, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:26 PM --
Karen Langley, representing the LGBT Bar Association, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:30 PM --
Courtney Gray, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:33 PM --
Rosina Kovar, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill. She distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment I).



17SenateState0327AttachI.pdf17SenateState0327AttachI.pdf



03:38 PM



There were no more witnesses and Senator Marble closed public testimony. Senator Moreno gave closing comments to the bill. Committee members gave closing comments to the bill. Committee discussion ensued.

BILL: HB17-1122
TIME: 03:53:39 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1122 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Hill
No
Sonnenberg
No
Marble
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




















BILL: HB17-1122
TIME: 03:53:52 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1122 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Fenberg
No
Hill
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Marble
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:55 PM



The committee adjourned.


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