BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1058
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS & MILITARY AFFAIRS
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|Moved a prepared amendment to House Bill 09-1058 (|
Moved that House Bill 09-1058 be referred to the C
|Pass Without Objection|
02:31 PM -- House Bill 09-1058
Senator Morse, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 09-1058, concerning the final disposition of the remains of veterans of the armed forces that have been abandoned. He said that House Bill 09-1058 will ensure that veterans receive their due even many years after their service.
The following persons testified in regard to House Bill 09-1058:
02:33 PM -- Steve Hosie, Indian Hills, representing himself, said that he is a veteran, and that House Bill 09-1058 addresses unclaimed heroes who deserve full military honors. He spoke of cases in which military remains have been unclaimed. He said that House Bill 09-1058 will allow veterans organizations to make contacts to ensure that fallen soldiers receive a proper burial. He said that in the event that remains are not claimed by the next of kin, a soldier's remains can sit unclaimed for decades.
02:39 PM -- Susan Collins, representing the Colorado State Historical Society, supported House Bill 09-1058. She said that House Bill 09-1058 should be clarified to ensure that it does not extend to the exhumation of remains.
02:41 PM -- Nate Gorman, representing the United Veterans Committee of Colorado, supported House Bill 09-1058. He commented on the development of the legislation over the last year.
02:51 PM -- John Harris, Denver, representing himself, commented on the process by which remains are claimed from funeral homes.
02:55 PM -- Ray Hoskinson, Denver, representing himself, spoke of the process by which remains will be interred under House Bill 09-1058.
|TIME: || 03:00:39 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved that House Bill 09-1058 be referred to the Committee of the Whole, as amended. The motion passed on a 5-0-0 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS