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S_SA_2021A 05/04/2021 02:33:33 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 05/04/2021
Attendance
Fenberg X
Simpson X
Sonnenberg X
Coleman X
Gonzales X
Time 02:33:33 PM to 04:18:45 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Gonzales
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-250 Amended, referred to Senate Finance

SB21-250 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance

02:36:07 PM  
Senator Gonzales
and Majority Leader Fenberg, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-250
to the committee. This bill modifies and clarifies state and local election
code, including provisions related to voter registration, party affiliation,
ballot access, and the conduct of recalls.



Amendments L.001, L.002, L.003, L.005, and L.007 were distributed (Attachments
A to E). The bill sponsors explained the amendments.
02:42:13 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
02:49:19 PM  
Senator Coleman proceeded
with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony may be found in
Attachment F.
02:49:26 PM  
Martha Tierney, representing
America Votes and Colorado Democratic Party, testified in support of the
bill. Matt Crane, representing Colorado County Clerks Association, testified
in support of the bill. Gilbert Ortiz, representing Colorado County Clerks
Association and Pueblo County, testified in support of the bill.
02:55:35 PM  
Caleb Thornton, representing
Colorado Secretary of State, testified in support of the bill. John Magnino,
representing Colorado Secretary of State, testified in support of the bill.
Kara Rowland, representing Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder, testified
in support of the bill. Morgan Royal, representing New Era Colorado, testified
in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
03:05:11 PM  
Salvador Hernandez, representing Mi Familia Vota, testified in support of the bill. Amanda Gonzalez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill. Sara Gagliardi, representing Colorado Alliance for Retried Americans, testified in support of the bill. Peg Perl, representing Arapahoe Clerk and Recorder, testified in support of the bill.
03:14:24 PM  
Karen Goldman, representing Colorado Municipal League and Colorado Municipal Clerks Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:17:08 PM  
Merlin Klotz, representing Douglas County, testified to amend the bill. Angela Myers, representing Larimer County Colorado Clerk and Recorder, testified to amend the bill. Susan Greenhalgh, representing Free Speech For People, testified to amend the bill.
03:25:01 PM  
Neal McBurnett, representing self, testified to amend the bill. Harvie Branscomb, representing electionquality.com and Coloradans For Voting Integrity, testified to amend the bill.
03:30:35 PM  
Thomas Pascale, representing
self, testified regarding the bill.


03:33:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Fenberg
Simpson
Sonnenberg
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:33:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Fenberg
Simpson
Sonnenberg
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:33:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Fenberg
Simpson
Sonnenberg
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:33:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment D).
Moved Fenberg
Seconded
Fenberg
Simpson
Sonnenberg
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:34:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment E).
Moved Fenberg
Seconded
Fenberg
Simpson
Sonnenberg
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:34:30 PM  
The bill sponsors gave closing remarks on the bill.
03:38:25 PM  
Committee members discussed the bill.


03:39:37 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-250, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Fenberg Yes
Simpson No
Sonnenberg No
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:18:45 PM   The committee adjourned.






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