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S_SA_2017A 04/19/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Date: 04/19/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:34 PM to 02:22 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
Julia Jackson
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1255

SJM17-007

SCR17-001
Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:35 PM -- HB17-1255



Senator Kerr, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1255 to the committee. Under current law, any report that is required to be submitted to the General Assembly by an executive agency or the Judicial Department expires after three years, unless otherwise specified in statute. Recommended by the Statutory Revision Committee, this bill indefinitely continues the requirement of the Board of Veterans Affairs to report to the Governor and the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committees in the House and Senate on the status of all programs providing services to the state's veterans.

BILL: HB17-1255
TIME: 01:36:19 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1255 to the Committee of the Whole 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

















01:37 PM -- SJM17-007



Senator Merrifield, sponsor, presented Senate Joint Memorial 17-007, memorializing Congress to support federal arts, humanities, and museum agencies with Fiscal Year 2018 federal funding.



01:42 PM --
Dianna Orf, representing herself, testified in support of the memorial.



01:44 PM --
Lia Lilley, representing herself, testified in support of the memorial.





01:47 PM



Senator Merrifield wrapped up his presentation of the memorial.

BILL: SJM17-007
TIME: 01:48:30 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer Senate Joint Memorial 17-007 favorably to the full Senate. 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: SJM17-007
TIME: 01:49:16 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Postpone Senate Joint Memorial 17-007 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
Court
No
Fenberg
No
Hill
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Marble
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:50 PM -- SCR17-001



Senator Merrifield and Senator Marble, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 17-001 to the committee. This concurrent resolution refers a constitutional amendment to voters to reduce the age qualification for a member of the General Assembly from 25 to 21. Senator Merrifield provided a handout to committee members (Attachment A).



17SenateState0419AttachA.pdf17SenateState0419AttachA.pdf



01:56 PM --
David Sabados, representing the Colorado Young Democrats, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.



02:00 PM --
Tay Anderson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:02 PM --
Danielle Glover, representing Young Democrats of America, testified in support of the bill.



02:06 PM --
Kronda Seibert, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.





02:07 PM



Ms. Seibert, Ms. Glover, and Mr. Sabados responded to committee member questions.























02:13 PM



Senators Merrifield and Marble wrapped up their presentation of the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: SCR17-001
TIME: 02:20:58 PM
MOVED: Marble
MOTION: Refer Senate Concurrent Resolution 17-001 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





02:22 PM



The committee adjourned.


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