BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1045
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS & MILITARY AFFAIRS
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|Moved that House Bill 09-1045 be postponed indefin||PASS|
04:14 PM -- House Bill 09-1045
Senator Gibbs, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 09-1045, concerning recognition of September 11 as an optional state holiday. He said that House Bill 09-1045 will create a day of remembrance of the September 11 tragedy in the State of Colorado and recognize the victims of the attack. He noted that House Bill 09-1045 has no fiscal impact. He spoke of the courage that was displayed by firefighters, the military and other public servants during this national crisis. He said that the creation of the proposed holiday will bring attention to the sacrifices of these persons in Colorado's public schools. He noted that the holiday would be optional for state employees. He said that he was honored to be asked to be the Senate sponsor of the bill. He spoke of his personal experience of seeing F-15 fighter jets circling Washington, D.C. after the attack.
The following person commented on House Bill 09-1045:
04:19 PM -- Steve Clapham, representing the Colorado Professional Firefighters, said that House Bill 09-1045 will create "Patriot Day." He said that he remembers September 11 clearly, and that he mourns the loss of the many brave Americans who lost their lives in the attack. Committee discussion ensued regarding the merits of House Bill 09-1045.
|TIME: || 04:31:53 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved that House Bill 09-1045 be postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a 4-1-0 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
The committee meeting adjourned.