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CB5854E44A8ADD4A87258AD80076AD09 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB24-1313

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date Mar 6, 2024      
Location Old State Library



HB24-1313 - Amended, referred to House Finance

02:40:51 PM  
Representatives Jodeh
and Woodrow, billsponsors, introduced House Bill 24-1313 to the committee.
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.
02:44:10 PM  
Bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:55:32 PM  
Committee discussion continued.
03:02:44 PM  
Bill sponsors described
amendment L.002 (Attachment D).
03:10:13 PM  
Committee discussion
continued.
03:14:16 PM  
Elena Mendoza, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Graciella Saucedo-Rivera, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
Will Toor, representing the Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Carla Harris, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:21:20 PM  
Ms. Tiffany Weber, representing Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:22:36 PM  
Witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
03:25:42 PM  
Mr. Nathan Lindquist, representing the Colorado Department of Transportation, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Britt Diehl, representing the Downtown Denver Partnership, testified in support of the bill.
Mr. Adie Tomer, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
Dr. Yonah Freemark, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:32:34 PM  
Mr. Jacob Korn, representing
the Rocky Mountain Institute, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Marjo Curgus, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:39:10 PM  
Witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
03:48:13 PM  
Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill.
Ms. Tonya Haas Davidson, representing the City of Greenwood Village, testified in opposition to the bill.
Ms. Jessica Campbell Swanson, representing Arapahoe County, testified to amend the bill.
Ms. Stephanie Piko, representing the City of Centennial, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:02:12 PM  
Committee discussion continued.
04:15:05 PM  
Committee discussion
continued.
04:24:25 PM  
Darryl Jones, representing
Ridgegate, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Jones provided written
materials to the committee that can be found as Attachment E.
04:27:03 PM  
Ms. Anneliese Steel, representing Colorado Concern, testified in support of the bill. Austin Blumenfeld, representing Centennial State Prosperity, testified in support of the bill.
04:31:07 PM  
Mr. Brian Rossbert,
representing Housing Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Amy Baca-Olert,
represnting the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of
the bill. Mr. Jonathan Singer, representing the Boulder Chamber of Commerce,
testified in support of the bill. John Magnino, representing Conservation
Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Sara Loflin, representing themself,
testified in support of the bill.
04:44:27 PM  
Mr. Joshua River,
representing the Town of Parker, testified against the bill. Ms. Anita
Seitz, representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified
to amend the bill. Kinsey Hasstedt, representing Enterprise Community Partners,
testified to amend the bill. Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties,
Inc., testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Bergman provided written
materials that can be found as Attachment F. Mr. Tim Barnes, representing
the City of Lafayette and Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified
to amend the bill. Ms. Kristin Stephens, representing Counties & Commissioners
Acting Together (CCAT), testified to amend the bill.

04:59:12 PM  
Witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
04:59:37 PM  
Kelly Sloan, representing the Westminster Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.
Danee Brouillard, representing the City and County of Broomfield, testified to amend the bill.
Anna Bertanzetti, representing the City and County of Broomfield, testified to amend the bill.
Tamar Krantz, representing themself, testified to amend the bill.
05:11:09 PM  
Melissa Mejia, representing the Community Economic Defense Project, testified to amend the bill.
05:15:06 PM  
Mr. Zach Martinez, representing Gary Advocacy, testified in support of the bill.
Mr. Luke Teater, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
Mr. Kevin Matthews, representing YIMBY Denver, testified in support of the bill.
05:19:19 PM  
Alana Miller, representing the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), testified in support of the bill.
Angelique Espinoza, representing Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Molly McKinley, representing the Denver Streets Partnership, testified in support of the bill.
05:27:55 PM  
June Churchill, representing Greater Denver Transit, testified in support of the bill.
Mr. Ryan Keeney, representing YIMBY Denver, testified in support of the bill.
Mr. Tim Pegg, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
05:36:29 PM  
Kat Haber, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
Lucas Meier, representing EarthJustice, testified in support of the bill.
Jorde Matthews, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
05:40:58 PM  
RJ Boyle, representing Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
05:44:26 PM  
Mr. Bryce Arii, representing
the Good Business Colorado Association, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Daniel Howard, representing YIMBY Action - Urban Environmentalists,
testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Kelly Blynn, representing the Colorado Energy Office, testified in
support of the bill.

Mr. Matt Frommer, representing the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project,
testified in support of the bill.

05:57:02 PM  
Mr. Brian Loma, representing
Good Business Colorado and Green Latinos, testified in support of the bill.


06:03:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment G)
Moved Jodeh
Seconded Mauro
Boesenecker
Catlin
Frizell
Jodeh
Mauro
Parenti
Valdez
Vigil
Wilson
Lindsay
Froelich
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:03:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D)
Moved Jodeh
Seconded Mauro
Boesenecker
Catlin
Frizell
Jodeh
Mauro
Parenti
Valdez
Vigil
Wilson
Lindsay
Froelich
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:04:16 PM  
Bill sponsors provided
final comments on the bill.

All written public testimony can be found as Attachment H.



06:07:24 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1313, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Jodeh
Seconded Parenti
Boesenecker Yes
Catlin No
Frizell No
Jodeh Yes
Mauro Yes
Parenti Yes
Valdez Yes
Vigil Excused
Wilson No
Lindsay Yes
Froelich Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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