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s_sa_2017a_2017-04-12t13:33:41z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/12/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1088



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1088 to the Committee on Appro PASS







04:35 PM -- HB17-1088



Senator Neville, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1088 to the committee. This bill, as amended by the House State Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee, requires the Department of State to compare each signature on a candidate petition with the signature stored in the statewide voter registration system (SCORE) for any candidate petition filed for an election conducted on or after January 1, 2018. Under current law, voter information including address and voter eligibility is validated, but signatures are not compared. This bill also allows an employee of the Department of State to notify a candidate within three days of identifying a signature deficiency on a candidate petition. A candidate may cure the signature deficiency by providing a statement signed by the voter whose signature is deficient, along with a copy of the voter's identification to the Department of State within three days of receiving the notice. This bill also allows a circulator affidavit deficiency to be corrected by a candidate within five days of receiving notice of a deficiency by providing a new, corrected circulator affidavit to the Department of State.



04:36 PM --
Suzanne Staiert, Deputy Secretary of State, testified in support of the bill.



04:38 PM --
Elizabeth Steele, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.



04:40 PM



The witnesses responded to committee member questions.

BILL: HB17-1088
TIME: 04:46:33 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1088 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Hill
Yes
Lundberg
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







04:47 PM



The committee adjourned.








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