Final
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING

COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

Date:04/26/2013
ATTENDANCE
Time:12:08 PM to 02:06 PM
Cadman
X
Carroll
X
Place:HCR 0112
Court
X
DelGrosso
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Grantham
X
Senator Morse
Guzman
X
Hullinghorst
X
This Report was prepared by
Melton
X
Hillary Smith
Murray
X
Newell
X
Nicholson
X
Pabon
X
Priola
X
Renfroe
X
Scheffel
X
Waller
X
Ferrandino
X
Morse
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Opening Comments
Prioritization of Interim Committee Bills
HJR13-1019
HB13-1244
HB09-1064
HB13-1079
HB13-1182
HB13-1296
HB13-1301
HB13-1303
HB13-1253
HB09-1064
Committee Discussion Only
Committee Discussion Only
Refer to the Full Senate
Postponed Indefinitely
Recommendation Approved
Referred to Appropriations
Referred to the Committee of the Whole
Amended, Referred to Appropriations
Amended, Referred to Appropriations
Referred to the Committee of the Whole
Referred to Appropriations
Recommendation Approved

12:09 PM -- Opening Comments

President Morse, chair, called the committee to order. He explained the purpose of the meeting.

Mr. Mike Mauer, director of Legislative Council Staff, explained the process of prioritizing bills that create interim committees. He then explained the other bills before the committee and responded to questions from Representative Murray.

12:13 PM

Speaker Ferrandino spoke about House Bill 13-1299, which changes the process for interim studies. President Morse responded to his comments.


12:16 PM -- Prioritization of Interim Committee Bills

Members were given a form on which to prioritize interim committee bills. Sponsors of the following seven bills creating interim committees came to the table to present their bills:

House Bill 09-1064 - Senator Kefalas - Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force;
House Joint Resolution 13-1019 - Senator Giron & Senator Harvey/Representative Levy & Representative Navarro - Juvenile Defense Attorney Interim Committee;
House Bill 13-1244 - Senator Hudak/Representative Fields & Representative Young - Continuation of Educational Success Task Force;
Senate Bill 13-082 - Representative Levy/Senator Nicholson & Senator Roberts - Wildfire Matters Review Committee;
House Bill 13-1007 - Representative Peniston/Senator Hudak - Early Childhood & School Readiness Legislative Commission;
House Joint Resolution 13-1028 - Representative Young & Representative May/Senator Aguilar - Interim Committee Long-term Services; and
House Bill 13-1321 - Representative Ryden/Senator Heath - Procurement Improvement Task Force.

12:16 PM

Senator Kefalas requested support for House Bill 09-1064, concerning the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force. He described the activities of the task force and its plans for the interim. Senator Kefalas responded to questions from Representative Waller and Senator Guzman.

12:24 PM

Senator Giron and Representative Levy requested support for House Joint Resolution 13-1019, concerning a Juvenile Defense Attorney Interim Committee. They explained the importance of the committee. Senator Renfroe responded to their remarks.

12:30 PM

Senator Hudak and Representative Fields requested support for House Bill 13-1244, concerning the continuation of the Educational Success Task Force. Senator Newell asked for input as how to choose between House Bill 13-1244 and House Bill 13-1007.

12:33 PM

Senator Nicholson and Senator Roberts requested support for Senate Bill 13-082, concerning the Wildfire Matters Review Committee. Senator Nicholson spoke about the work of the Lower North Fork Wildfire Commission during the 2012 interim. Senator Roberts shared additional remarks. Representative Court sought clarification concerning the mission of the committee. Senator Nicholson and Senator Roberts responded to her questions.

12:36 PM

Senator Hudak and Representative Peniston requested support for House Bill 13-1007, concerning the Early Childhood & School Readiness Legislative Commission.


12:39 PM

Representative Young and Representative May requested support for House Joint Resolution 13-1028, concerning an Interim Committee on Long-term Services. Senator Newell asked what will be different about this interim committee compared to past interim committees on this subject. Representative Young and Speaker Ferrandino responded to her questions. Senator Guzman asked if there has been any input from departments that are involved in this issue.

12:47 PM

Representative Ryden and Senator Heath requested support for House Bill 13-1321, concerning the Procurement Improvement Task Force. Representative Ryden discussed other legislation concerning procurement.

12:49 PM

President Morse asked all members to place green dots next to up to four bills on their sheets.

12:51 PM

The committee recessed to tally votes.

12:55 PM

The committee came back to order. President Morse announced the vote counts, which were as follows:


12:58 PM -- House Joint Resolution 13-1019
BILL:HJR13-1019
TIME: 12:59:02 PM
MOVED:Cadman
MOTION:Authorize the Juvenile Defense Interim Committee as an interim study staffed by Legislative Council Staff and the Office of Legislative Legal Services. The motion passed on a vote of 18-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cadman
Yes
Carroll
Yes
Court
Yes
DelGrosso
Yes
Grantham
Yes
Guzman
Yes
Hullinghorst
Yes
Melton
Yes
Murray
Yes
Newell
Yes
Nicholson
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Priola
Yes
Renfroe
Yes
Scheffel
Yes
Waller
Yes
Ferrandino
Yes
Morse
Yes
YES: 18 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS


BILL:HJR13-1019
TIME: 01:00:07 PM
MOVED:Ferrandino
MOTION:Refer HJR 13-1019 to the full Senate. The motion passed on a vote of 18-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cadman
Yes
Carroll
Yes
Court
Yes
DelGrosso
Yes
Grantham
Yes
Guzman
Yes
Hullinghorst
Yes
Melton
Yes
Murray
Yes
Newell
Yes
Nicholson
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Priola
Yes
Renfroe
Yes
Scheffel
Yes
Waller
Yes
Ferrandino
Yes
Morse
Yes
Final YES: 18 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS




01:01 PM -- House Bill 13-1244
BILL:HB13-1244
TIME: 01:01:53 PM
MOVED:Nicholson
MOTION:Postpone House Bill 13-1244 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 15-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cadman
Yes
Carroll
No
Court
No
DelGrosso
Yes
Grantham
Yes
Guzman
Yes
Hullinghorst
Yes
Melton
No
Murray
Yes
Newell
Yes
Nicholson
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Priola
Yes
Renfroe
Yes
Scheffel
Yes
Waller
Yes
Ferrandino
Yes
Morse
Yes
Final YES: 15 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS




01:03 PM -- House Bill 09-1064
BILL:HB 09-1064
TIME: 01:03:27 PM
MOVED:Guzman
MOTION:Authorize the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force as an interim study staffed by Legislative Council Staff and the Office of Legislative Legal Services. The motion failed on a 9-9 vote.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cadman
No
Carroll
Yes
Court
Yes
DelGrosso
No
Grantham
No
Guzman
Yes
Hullinghorst
Yes
Melton
Yes
Murray
No
Newell
Yes
Nicholson
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Priola
No
Renfroe
No
Scheffel
No
Waller
No
Ferrandino
No
Morse
Yes
YES: 9 NO: 9 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: TIE




01:05 PM -- House Bill 13-1079

Representative Tyler and Senator Newell presented House Bill 13-1079, concerning the creation of the Joint Technology Committee.
BILL:HB13-1079
TIME: 01:07:18 PM
MOVED:Ferrandino
MOTION:Refer House Bill 13-1079 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 14-4.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cadman
Yes
Carroll
Yes
Court
Yes
DelGrosso
No
Grantham
Yes
Guzman
Yes
Hullinghorst
Yes
Melton
Yes
Murray
No
Newell
Yes
Nicholson
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Priola
No
Renfroe
No
Scheffel
Yes
Waller
Yes
Ferrandino
Yes
Morse
Yes
Final YES: 14 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS




01:09 PM -- House Bill 13-1182

Senator Lambert and Representative Levy presented House Bill 13-1182, concerning the Legislative Digital Policy Advisory Committee.
BILL:HB13-1182
TIME: 01:13:39 PM
MOVED:Ferrandino
MOTION:Refer House Bill 13-1182 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 18-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cadman
Yes
Carroll
Yes
Court
Yes
DelGrosso
Yes
Grantham
Yes
Guzman
Yes
Hullinghorst
Yes
Melton
Yes
Murray
Yes
Newell
Yes
Nicholson
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Priola
Yes
Renfroe
Yes
Scheffel
Yes
Waller
Yes
Ferrandino
Yes
Morse
Yes
Final YES: 18 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS




01:15 PM -- House Bill 13-1296

Senator Newell and Representative McCann presented House Bill 13-1296, concerning the civil commitment statutes and the creation of the Civil Commitment Statute Review and Task Force. They distributed prepared Amendment L.010 (Attachment A). Representative Kraft-Tharp shared additional remarks concerning the bill and the amendment. Senator Newell commented on funding for legislative per diem.

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BILL:HB13-1296
TIME: 01:19:11 PM
MOVED:Newell
MOTION:Adopt prepared Amendment L.010 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cadman
Carroll
Court
DelGrosso
Grantham
Guzman
Hullinghorst
Melton
Murray
Newell
Nicholson
Pabon
Priola
Renfroe
Scheffel
Waller
Ferrandino
Morse
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL:HB13-1296
TIME: 01:20:27 PM
MOVED:Newell
MOTION:Refer House Bill 13-1296, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 17-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cadman
Yes
Carroll
Yes
Court
Yes
DelGrosso
Yes
Grantham
Yes
Guzman
Yes
Hullinghorst
Yes
Melton
Yes
Murray
Yes
Newell
Yes
Nicholson
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Priola
Yes
Renfroe
Yes
Scheffel
Yes
Waller
No
Ferrandino
Yes
Morse
Yes
Final YES: 17 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS




01:21 PM -- House Bill 13-1301

Representative Gardner, Senator Todd, Senator Grantham, and Representative Ryden presented House Bill 13-1301, concerning Procurement Technical Assistance Centers. Senator Newell responded to their remarks. Representative Priola sought information concerning the fiscal note for the bill. The committee discussed whether the bill should be amended to grant per diem to legislative members.
BILL:HB13-1301
TIME: 01:28:12 PM
MOVED:Court
MOTION:Adopt a conceptual amendment to pay the per diem and expenses of the legislative members serving on the committee. The motion passed on a vote of 14-4.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cadman
Yes
Carroll
Yes
Court
Yes
DelGrosso
No
Grantham
Yes
Guzman
Yes
Hullinghorst
Yes
Melton
Yes
Murray
Yes
Newell
Yes
Nicholson
Yes
Pabon
No
Priola
No
Renfroe
Yes
Scheffel
Yes
Waller
No
Ferrandino
Yes
Morse
Yes
YES: 14 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS


BILL:HB13-1301
TIME: 01:29:40 PM
MOVED:Court
MOTION:Refer House Bill 13-1301, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 16-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cadman
Yes
Carroll
Yes
Court
Yes
DelGrosso
Yes
Grantham
Yes
Guzman
Yes
Hullinghorst
Yes
Melton
Yes
Murray
No
Newell
Yes
Nicholson
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Priola
No
Renfroe
Yes
Scheffel
Yes
Waller
Yes
Ferrandino
Yes
Morse
Yes
Final YES: 16 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS




01:30 PM -- House Bill 13-1303

Senator Giron, Representative Hullinghorst, and Representative Pabon presented House Bill 13-1303, concerning the Create the Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act. Representative Court asked for information about who will serve on the commission.
BILL:HB13-1303
TIME: 01:36:23 PM
MOVED:Hullinghorst
MOTION:Refer House Bill 13-1303 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-8.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cadman
No
Carroll
Yes
Court
Yes
DelGrosso
No
Grantham
No
Guzman
Yes
Hullinghorst
Yes
Melton
Yes
Murray
No
Newell
Yes
Nicholson
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Priola
No
Renfroe
No
Scheffel
No
Waller
No
Ferrandino
Yes
Morse
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 8 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS




01:37 PM -- House Bill 13-1253

Senator Kerr and Representative Lee presented House Bill 13-1253, concerning a Small Business Capital Study Report by the Governor's Office of Economic Development and International Trade.
BILL:HB13-1253
TIME: 01:39:51 PM
MOVED:Newell
MOTION:Refer House Bill 13-1253 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 9-8, with one member excused.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cadman
No
Carroll
Yes
Court
Yes
DelGrosso
No
Grantham
No
Guzman
Yes
Hullinghorst
Yes
Melton
Yes
Murray
No
Newell
Yes
Nicholson
Yes
Pabon
Excused
Priola
No
Renfroe
No
Scheffel
No
Waller
No
Ferrandino
Yes
Morse
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 8 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS

01:41 PM

The committee recessed until upon adjournment of House Legislative Council.

02:03 PM

The committee came back to order.



02:03 PM -- House Bill 09-1064
BILL:HB 09-1064
TIME: 02:03:42 PM
MOVED:Ferrandino
MOTION:Authorize the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force as an interim study staffed by Legislative Council Staff and the Office of Legislative Legal Services. The motion passed on a vote of 10-8.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cadman
No
Carroll
Yes
Court
Yes
DelGrosso
No
Grantham
No
Guzman
Yes
Hullinghorst
Yes
Melton
Yes
Murray
No
Newell
Yes
Nicholson
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Priola
No
Renfroe
No
Scheffel
No
Waller
No
Ferrandino
Yes
Morse
Yes
YES: 10 NO: 8 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS

02:06 PM

The committee adjourned.