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S_SA_2021A 04/22/2021 11:20:43 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 04/22/2021
Attendance
Jaquez Lewis X
Simpson X
Sonnenberg X
Coleman X
Gonzales X
Time 11:20:43 AM to 01:22:44 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Gonzales
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-199 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1051 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB21-1011 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

SB21-199 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

11:21:10 AM  
Senators Winter and
Jaquez Lewis, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-199.   The bill
repeals the prohibition to provide state and local benefits to unlawfully
present individuals. Witness testimony on the bill was heard at a prior
hearing.  
11:21:44 AM  
Amendments L.002,
L.003, L.004, L.005, and L.007 were distributed (Attachments A to E ).
Senator Gonzales distributed Amendment L.008 and L.010 (Attachments F and
G).


11:24:32 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Simpson
Sonnenberg
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:25:47 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson No
Sonnenberg No
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:26:48 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment C).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson No
Sonnenberg No
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:28:28 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment D).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Simpson
Sonnenberg
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:29:21 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment E).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Simpson
Sonnenberg
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:31:20 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment F).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Simpson
Sonnenberg
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:34:37 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment G).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Simpson
Sonnenberg
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:35:25 AM  
The bill sponsors gave closing remarks on the bill.
11:36:01 AM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


11:48:34 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-199, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson No
Sonnenberg No
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1051 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:48:58 AM  
Senator Pettersen and Senator Liston, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1051. The bill allows a public body to name a single finalist for an executive position, and modifies the application materials that are subject to public records requests.

The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.

11:59:05 AM  
Senator Gonzales
proceeded with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted witness testimony
may be found in Attachment H.
11:59:45 AM  
Russell Weisfield,
representing self, testified in opposition to the bill. Jeff Roberts, representing
Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, testified in opposition to the
bill. Susan Greene, representing Colorado Press Association and Colorado
News Collaborative, testified in opposition to the bill. The witness panel
responded to committee questions.
12:11:22 PM  
Carrie Lamitie, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill. Natalie Menten, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:16:47 PM  
Eric Maxfield, representing self, testified to amend the bill. The witness responded to committee questions.
12:20:37 PM  
Michael Valdez, representing Special District Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Heather Stauffer, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill. Matt Cook, representing Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
12:31:20 PM  
Tonya Thompson, representing Academy District 20, testified in support of the bill. Tom LaValley, representing Academy District 20, testified in support of the bill.
12:37:31 PM  
The bill sponsors gave closing remarks on the bill.
12:41:35 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


12:42:32 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1051 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson No
Sonnenberg No
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1011 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


12:42:54 PM  
Senator Moreno and
Senator Gonzales, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1011. The bill
increases access to multilingual ballots for voters and requires additional
translation services to be offered by the Secretary of State and county
clerks.



Amendment L.002 was distributed (Attachment I).
12:47:47 PM  
Senator Coleman proceeded
with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted witness testimony on the
bill may be found in Attachment J.
12:48:39 PM  
Gary McMurtrey, representing self, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
12:50:51 PM  
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified to amend the bill. The witness responded to committee questions.
12:55:45 PM  
Paul Lopez, representing
Denver Clerk and Recorder, testified in support of the bill. Joan Lopez,
representing Arapahoe County Government, testified in support of the bill.
Jean Nofles, representing AARP, testified in support of the bill.
01:04:55 PM  
Amanda Gonzalez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill. Matthew Server, representing Colorado Catholic Conference, testified in support of the bill. Aly Belknap, representing New Era Colorado and America Votes, testified in support of the bill.
01:11:51 PM  
Salvador Hernandez, representing Mi Familia Vota, testified in support of the bill. Molly Fitzpatrick, representing Boulder County Clerk and Recorder, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
01:20:54 PM  
The committee discussed
the amendment.


01:21:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment J).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Simpson
Sonnenberg
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:21:37 PM  
The bill sponsors
gave closing remarks on the bill.  Committee members commented.


01:22:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1011, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson No
Sonnenberg No
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:22:44 PM   The committee adjourned.






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