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s_sa_2017a_2017-04-26t13:48:02z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/26/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1262



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 17-1262 indefinitely. The moti

Refer House Bill 17-1262 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







03:00 PM -- HB17-1262



Senator Zenzinger, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1262 to the committee. Under current law, electioneering communication means communication that unambiguously refers to a candidate and is broadcast, printed, directly mailed, or delivered by hand within 30 days of a primary election and 60 days of a general election. This bill changes this time frame to include communications that are broadcast, printed, directly mailed, or delivered by hand at any point between the primary election and general election.



03:03 PM --
Suzanne Staiert, Deputy Secretary of State, testified against the bill.



03:04 PM --
Mike Krause, representing the Independence Institute, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.



03:08 PM --
Elena Nunez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.



03:10 PM --
Deborah Gard, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:12 PM --
Danny Katz, representing the Colorado Public Interest Research Group, testified in support of the bill.



03:12 PM --
Peg Perl, representing Colorado Ethics Watch, testified in support of the bill and provided a handout to committee members (Attachment G).



17SenateState0426AttachG.pdf17SenateState0426AttachG.pdf



03:16 PM



Senator Zenzinger wrapped up her presentation of the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1262
TIME: 03:20:53 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1262 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: HB17-1262
TIME: 03:21:21 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1262 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














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