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S_SA_2024A 02/21/2024 10:30:45 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 02/21/2024
Attendance
Baisley *
Hansen X
Liston X
Sullivan X
Coleman X
Time 10:30:45 AM to 12:12:52 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Coleman
This Report was prepared by Hamza Syed
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB24-157 Lay Over

SB24-157 - Lay Over


10:31:21 AM  
Senator Fendberg, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 24-157. The bill modifies open meetings and open records law related to meetings and communications of members of the General Assembly.
10:48:53 AM  
The bill sponsor continued to present the bill.
11:11:17 AM  
The committee asked questions to the sponsor.
11:35:13 AM  
Jeff Roberts, representing
the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, testified in opposition
to the bill. Beth Hendrix, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado,
testified in opposition to the bill. Justin Sasso, representing the Colorado
Broadcasters Association and the Colorado Press Association, testified
to amend the bill. Cory Gaines, representing themself, testified in opposition
to the bill. Eric Maxfield, representing the Colorado Freedom of Information
Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill. The committee asked questions
to the panel.




Written testimony
on the bill can be found in Attachment A.

11:52:38 AM  
The committee continued to ask questions to the panel.
12:03:41 PM  
The bill sponsor
and committee gave final remarks. The chair layed over the bill for final
action.


12:12:52 PM   The committee adjourned.






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