BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1357
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
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|Moved to refer House Bill 09-1357 to the Committee||PASS|
The committee was called to order. A quorum was present.
01:32 PM -- House Bill 09-1357
Representative Vigil, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 09-1357, concerning a requirement that campaign finance reports required to be filed with the county clerk and recorder be filed instead with the Secretary of State. Representative Vigil explained the effect of the bill, and discussed the bill's fiscal impact. Representative Vigil responded to questions regarding the positions of the Secretary of State and county clerks on the bill.
The following persons testified regarding House Bill 09-1357:
01:34 PM -- Mr. Richard Coolidge, representing the Secretary of State, testified in favor of the bill. Mr. Coolidge discussed the timing of the bill's introduction, and explained the need for the legislation. Mr. Coolidge responded to questions regarding the bill's fiscal impact, and the ability of the Department of State to waive fines for local election contests under the bill.
01:36 PM -- Clerks Pam Anderson and Hillary Hall, representing the Colorado County Clerks Association, testified in favor of House Bill 09-1357. Clerk Hall discussed the savings to be realized by local governments as a result of the legislation. Clerk Anderson discussed certain efficiencies to be realized under the bill. Discussion ensued regarding the scope of the bill, and the position of special districts on the bill.
01:38 PM -- Ms. Elena Nunez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in favor of the bill. Ms. Nunez discussed the impact of the bill on campaign finanace disclosure.
|TIME: || 01:39:13 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved to refer House Bill 09-1357 to the Committee on Appropriations with favorable recommendation. The motion passed on an 11-0 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS