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s_sa_2017a_2017-05-03t13:38:55z16 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/03/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-305



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment R). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment S). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment T). The motion f

Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment U). The motion f

Refer Senate Bill 17-305, as amended, to the Commi
PASS

Pass Without Objection

FAIL

FAIL

PASS







09:55 PM -- SB17-305



Senator Lundberg and Senator Fenberg, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-305 to the committee. This bill makes statutory modifications to implement Propositions 107 and 108, which were approved by voters at the 2016 general election. Proposition 107 restored the presidential primary and authorized unaffiliated voter participation, and Proposition 108 created an open primary that allows unaffiliated voters to participate in non-presidential primaries.



Senators Lundberg and Fenberg presented amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments R and S). Senator Hill presented amendments L.003 and L.005 (Attachments T and U).



17SenateState0503AttachR.pdf17SenateState0503AttachR.pdf 17SenateState0503AttachS.pdf17SenateState0503AttachS.pdf



17SenateState0503AttachT.pdf17SenateState0503AttachT.pdf 17SenateState0503AttachU.pdf17SenateState0503AttachU.pdf



10:19 PM --
Suzanne Staiert, Deputy Secretary of State, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.



10:36 PM --
Debra Johnson, Denver Clerk and Recorder, testified on the bill.



10:38 PM --
Matt Crane, Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder representing the Colorado County Clerks' Association, testified on the bill.





10:40 PM



Committee members discussed the bill with Mr. Crane and Ms. Johnson.



10:56 PM --
Mizraim Cordero, representing the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Competitive Council, testified against the bill.



10:58 PM --
Elena Nunez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.





11:15 PM



Mr. Cordero responded to committee member questions.



11:20 PM --
John Hereford, representing Let Colorado Vote, testified against the bill.



11:24 PM --
Amber McReynolds, representing the Denver Elections Division, testified on the bill.





11:29 PM



Committee members commented on the bill.



Ms. Staiert returned to the table to answer committee member questions.





11:38 PM



The committee discussed amendment L.001.

BILL: SB17-305
TIME: 11:40:12 PM
MOVED: Fenberg
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment R). The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Hill
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS


BILL: SB17-305
TIME: 11:44:10 PM
MOVED: Fenberg
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment S). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Fenberg
Hill
Sonnenberg
Scott
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





11:45 PM



The committee discussed amendment L.003.

BILL: SB17-305
TIME: 11:48:42 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment T). The motion failed on a vote of 1-4.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Fenberg
No
Hill
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 1 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL





11:49 PM



The committee discussed amendment L.005.

BILL: SB17-305
TIME: 11:51:22 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment U). The motion failed on a vote of 1-4.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Fenberg
No
Hill
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 1 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL





11:51 PM



Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: SB17-305
TIME: 11:52:54 PM
MOVED: Fenberg
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-305, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Hill
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







11:53 PM



The committee adjourned.








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