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s_sa_2017a_2017-04-12t13:33:41z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/12/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-283



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-283 to the Committee of the W PASS







01:53 PM -- SB17-283



Senator Lundberg, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-283 to the committee. This bill clarifies that it is not a discriminatory practice for an owner of a place of public accommodation to decline to provide goods, services, facilities, or other accommodation to an individual, group, or event that represents a message with which the owner disagrees.



01:59 PM --
Jacki Cooper Melmed, representing the Office of the Governor, testified against the bill.



02:02 PM --
Jeremy Bronson, representing Occasions Catering, testified against the bill.



02:05 PM --
Emma Shinn, representing the Colorado LGBT Bar Association, testified against the bill.





02:08 PM



Ms. Melmed and Ms. Shinn responded to committee member questions.



02:11 PM --
Rev. Amanda Henderson, representing the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified against the bill.



02:13 PM --
Dilpreet Jammu, representing Colorado Sikhs, testified against the bill.



02:17 PM --
Tim Gaudette, representing Small Business Majority, testified against the bill.





02:20 PM



Mr. Jammu and Ms. Henderson responded to committee member questions.



02:24 PM --
Scott Levin, representing the Anti-Defamation League, testified against the bill.



02:28 PM --
Barry Roseman, representing the Plaintiff Employee Lawyers Association, testified against the bill.



02:31 PM --
Danna Liebert, representing herself, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.





02:36 PM



Mr. Levin and Mr. Roseman responded to committee member questions.



02:39 PM --
Michelle Jozaitis, representing the Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, testified against the bill.



02:41 PM --
Nancy Nixon, representing the American Civil Liberties Union, testified against the bill.



02:45 PM --
Holly Settle, representing herself, testified against the bill.



02:48 PM --
Rachel Clark, representing the Colorado Women's Bar Association, testified against the bill.



02:52 PM --
Elizabeth Mueller, representing herself, testified against the bill.





02:56 PM



Ms. Clark responded to committee member questions.



02:58 PM --
William Cook, representing himself, testified against the bill.



03:01 PM --
Mark Braunlich, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He provided a written copy of his testimony to committee members (Attachment B).



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03:04 PM --
Stephanie Luck, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:09 PM --
Carolyn Martin, representing Christian Home Educators of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.





03:12 PM



Ms. Martin, Mr. Braunlich, and Ms. Luck responded to committee member questions.



03:31 PM --
Charles Friedenstein, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:36 PM --
Robert Fox, representing the Patriot League, read testimony on behalf of Aaron Robertson in support of the bill.





03:39 PM



Senator Lundberg wrapped up his presentation of the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: SB17-283
TIME: 03:57:36 PM
MOVED: Lundberg
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-283 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Fenberg
No
Hill
Yes
Lundberg
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







03:58 PM



The committee recessed.








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