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S_SA_2021A 05/24/2021 11:53:03 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 05/24/2021
Attendance
Jaquez Lewis X
Kirkmeyer X
Simpson X
Moreno X
Coleman X
Time 11:53:03 AM to 01:41:16 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Gonzales
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1257 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1065 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1300 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB21-1134 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SJR21-024 Postponed Indefinitely
SB21-183 Postponed Indefinitely

HB21-1257 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


11:55:15 AM  
President Garcia,
bill sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1257 to the committee. The bill changes
the names of Lincoln and Liberty Parks in central Denver, collectively,
to Lincoln Veterans’ Memorial Park.  

11:55:21 AM  
No witnesses testified
on the bill.


11:56:02 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1257 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Moreno Yes
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1065 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


11:56:26 AM  
President Garcia
and Senator Gardner, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1065. The bill
allows a private employer to adopt a hiring policy showing preference to
hiring a military veteran, or the spouse of a disabled veteran or service
member killed in the line of duty.



Amendment L.024 was distributed to the committee (Attachment A).
12:01:24 PM  
No witnesses testified
on the bill.
12:08:56 PM  
The committee discussed
the amendment.


12:13:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.024 (Attachment A).
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Moreno No
Coleman Yes
YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:13:52 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1065, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Moreno Yes
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1300 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


12:16:08 PM  
The committee recessed.
The committee came back to order.
12:16:26 PM  
Senator Zenzinger and Senator Smallwood, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1300. The bill creates a new type of statutory lien for health care providers treating an individual injured by negligence or a wrongful act, and imposes limitations on business practices associated with these liens.
12:29:12 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
12:34:36 PM  
Senator Coleman proceeded
with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony may be found in
Attachment B.
12:34:46 PM  
Patrick Boyle, representing American Property Casualty Insurance Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:37:10 PM  
Lori Jacobs, representing Colorado Association of Health Care Access, testified in support of the bill. Perry Rickle, representing Colorado Association for Health Care Access, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
12:44:31 PM  
Matt Holycross, representing Colorado Association for Health Care Access, testified in support of the bill. The witness responded to committee questions.
12:53:27 PM  
Nate Ordman, representing self, testified in support of the bill. The witness responded to committee questions.


01:03:07 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1300 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Moreno Yes
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1134 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:03:36 PM  
Senator Bridges, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1134 to the committee. This bill creates the Rent Reporting for Credit Pilot Program to facilitate the reporting of participant tenants’ rent payment information to consumer reporting agencies.

The bill sponsor responded to committee questions.

01:03:37 PM  
Senator Gonzales proceeded with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony may be found in Attachment C.
01:05:53 PM  
Kinsey Hasstedt, representing Enterprise Community Partners, testified in support of the bill. Elizabeth Peetz, representing Colorado Association of Realtors, testified in support of the bill.
01:09:01 PM  
Karen Kallenberg, representing Habitat for Humanity of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:12:45 PM  
Peter LiFari, representing Maiker Housing Partners, testified in support of the bill.


01:16:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1134 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Moreno Yes
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SJR21-024 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:16:36 PM  
The committee recessed.
The committee came back to order.
01:20:17 PM  
Senator Lundeen and
Senator Woodward, bill sponsors, presented Senate Joint Resolution 21-024.
The resolution concerns terminating the governor's authority under a declared
state of disaster emergency.
01:28:54 PM  
The bill sponsors
responded to committee questions.
01:30:03 PM  
No witnesses testified
on the bill.
01:32:46 PM  
Amendment L.001 was
distributed (Attachment D).


01:33:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D).
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Moreno
Coleman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:35:13 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


01:38:34 PM
Motion Amended, referred to Full Senate for final action.
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Moreno No
Coleman No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


01:38:58 PM
Motion Postpone SJR21-024 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Simpson No
Moreno Yes
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-183 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:39:12 PM  
Senator Lundeen,
bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-183. The bill allows civil action
to be taken against Department of Public Safety peaceofficers; requires
Colorado Bureau of Investigation agents to use body-worn cameras; and makes
other adjustments to provisions of Senate Bill 20-217.


The bill sponsor
asked that the bill be postponed indefinitely.


01:40:53 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 21-183 indefinitely.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Moreno Yes
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:41:16 PM   The committee adjourned.






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