Conf 09-Civil Rights Commission
SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
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|Moved to allow the public to testify on the confir|
Moved to favorably recommend the names of Janelle
|Pass Without Objection|
The chair announced that a member of the public is interested in testifying on the nominations to the commission and the committee would vote to determine if public testimony would be allowed.
02:50 PM -- George Walker, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the confirmation of Eva Muniz Valdez, the current chair of the commission. He discussed his previous dealings with the commission concerning his application for a job with the University of Colorado. He distributed handouts (Attachments A, B, and C).
02:56 PM -- Eva Muniz Valdez, nominee to the Civil Rights Commission, spoke about her qualifications. She stated that she has been on the commission for 4 years and she is the current chair.
02:57 PM -- Janelle Doughty, nominee to the Civil Rights Commission, spoke about her qualifications. She stated that her interest in the commission is about fairness for all people. She currently works at DORA for the Southern Ute tribe--get job title.
Senator Carroll asked about frustrations that she has heard from her constituents concerning the responsiveness of the commission. She asked Ms. Valdez about ways that the processes can be improved. Ms. Valdez noted that the staff has been cut in recent years due to budget cuts, but they do have a new director who is working on efficiency. Senator Carroll asked Ms. Valdez to describe the role of the commission. Senator Renfroe asked about the specific roles of the commissioners.
|BILL:||Conf 09-Civil Rights |
|TIME: || 03:07:24 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved to favorably recommend the names of Janelle Doughty and Eva Valdez as members of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission to the full Senate. The motion passed on a 6-0 roll call vote. |
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS