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8EA9F57EE825F78D87258AEB007051B2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB24-1313

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Mar 25, 2024      
Location HCR 0112



HB24-1313 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

02:26:52 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
02:27:42 PM  
The committee returned to order. Representatives Jodeh and Woodrow, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 24-1313. The bill requires that certain local governments plan and implement housing density goals approved by the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and creates a grant program and other technical assistance to support these efforts. Noncompliant local governments forfeit their state allocation of funding from the Highway Users Tax Fund. DOLA may seek an injunction in district court requiring compliance. Qualified communities may receive funding from a new grant program. The bill also increases the amount of affordable housing tax credits issued by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority.
02:36:57 PM  
Josh Abram, representing Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to respond with questions about the fiscal impact of the bill.
02:44:50 PM  
Members of the committee asked questions of the bill sponsors. Amendments L.004 (Attachment E), L.011 (Attachment F), L.009 (Attachment G), and L.010 (Attachment H) were distributed to the committee.
02:58:56 PM  
The committee continued to discuss the bill with the sponsors.
03:17:44 PM  
Discussion continued.
03:34:55 PM  
Discussion continued.
03:35:11 PM  
Sandra Solin, representing the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:39:56 PM  
Reagan Shane, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill.
03:42:04 PM  
Natalie Menten, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:45:10 PM  
Commissioner Scott James, representing Weld County Board of County Commissioners, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:47:36 PM  
Ms. Jessica Campbell-Swanson, representing Arapahoe County, testified to amend the bill.
03:51:16 PM  
The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
04:00:52 PM  
Discussion continued with the witnesses.
04:14:57 PM  
Britt Diehl, representing Downtown Denver Partnership, testified in support of the bill.
04:17:57 PM  
Mr. Nathan Lindquist, representing the Colorado Department of Transportation, testified in support of the bill.
04:21:11 PM  
Kelly Blynn, representing the Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.
04:24:11 PM  
Mr. Brian Rossbert, representing Housing Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:33:32 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
04:34:04 PM  
Ms. Jody Nickerson, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:38:24 PM  
Mr. Mike Marsh, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:41:06 PM  
Ms. Beverly Stables, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified to amend the bill.
04:43:29 PM  
Dr. Katherine Goff, representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified to amend the bill.
04:46:09 PM  
Ms. Dana Duggan, representing Westside Watch, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:49:18 PM  
Matt Frommer, representing the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in support of the bill.
04:52:35 PM  
Mr. Zach Martinez, representing Gary Advocacy, testified in support of the bill. Kurt Nordback, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Luke Teater, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Angelique Espinoza, representing Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Michael Mills, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. David Ensign, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Jerilynn Francis, representing Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, was available to answer committee questions.


05:13:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment F), which amends amendment L.004.
Moved Joseph
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy
Frizell
Garcia
Hartsook
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Soper
Weinberg
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:16:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment E), as amended.
Moved Joseph
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy
Frizell
Garcia
Hartsook
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Soper
Weinberg
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:30:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment H), which amends amendment L.009.
Moved Frizell
Seconded Weinberg
deGruy Kennedy No
Frizell Yes
Garcia No
Hartsook Yes
Kipp No
Lindstedt No
Marshall Yes
Soper Yes
Weinberg Yes
Joseph No
Snyder Yes
YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:32:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment G), as amended
Moved Frizell
Seconded Weinberg
deGruy Kennedy No
Frizell Yes
Garcia No
Hartsook Yes
Kipp No
Lindstedt No
Marshall Yes
Soper Yes
Weinberg Yes
Joseph No
Snyder No
YES: 5   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
05:32:20 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks.


05:38:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1313, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Joseph
Seconded Garcia
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Frizell No
Garcia Yes
Hartsook No
Kipp Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Marshall No
Soper No
Weinberg No
Joseph Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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