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H_LG_2017A 05/04/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Date: 05/04/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 11:10 AM to 12:15 PM
Coleman
X
Exum
*
Place: HCR 0107
Gray
*
Lebsock
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Liston
X
Representative Rosenthal
McKean
X
Navarro
X
This Report was prepared by
Ransom
X
Juliann Jenson
Thurlow
X
Valdez
*
Wilson
X
Singer
X
Rosenthal
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-129

SB17-140
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





11:11 AM -- SB17-129



Representative J. Becker and Representative Arndt, co-prime sponsors, presented SB17-129 concerning the electronic preservation of a plat recorded by a county clerk and recorder. The bill permits a county clerk and recorder to preserve an original plat in an electronic format, with the plat scanned at a minimum resolution of 300 dots per inch. If an electronic filing system is established, then the board of county commissioners is authorized to provide additional funding and space suitable for a county surveyor or any other appropriate local government official to store original mylar, paper, or polyester sheets of subdivision plats and land survey plats.



The representatives answered questions from the committee about storage space, plat preservation, and the process and technology needed to format the plats electronically.



11:16 AM --
Pam Anderson, representing the Colorado County Clerks Association, spoke in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee and discussed plat maps, storage, county clerks, and the preservation and retention of the plats. She acknowledged this is a policy change from physically storing the plats, but believes the plats can be reproduced in the same format. She also emphasized that many counties do not have the space or proper conditions to store the plats.

























11:19 AM --
Pam Bacon, representing the Colorado County Clerks Association, spoke in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee about the different types of plat maps and county resources.



11:37 AM --
Paul Bacus, representing the Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado, spoke in support of the bill. He spoke about the inevitability of electronic preservation and that this bill is the first step in the process. He responded to questions from the committee about land surveyors, map size, and the technology involved with electronic preservation.





11:49 AM



Representative K. Becker and Representative Arndt made closing remarks.

BILL: SB17-129
TIME: 11:50:46 AM
MOVED: Navarro
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-129 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-1, with 1 excused.
SECONDED: Liston
VOTE
Coleman
Yes
Exum
Yes
Gray
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Liston
Yes
McKean
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Thurlow
No
Valdez
Excused
Wilson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





































11:52 AM -- SB17-140



Representative J. Becker and Representative Arndt, co-prime sponsors, presented SB17-140 regarding the Torrens title registration system. Beginning January 1, 2018, the bill closes the Torrens title registration system to new applications to register land title in this state. The representatives also presented amendment L.001 (Attachment A). They explained that the amendment clarifies the steps involved with the new title registration application.



17HouseLocal0504AttachA.pdf17HouseLocal0504AttachA.pdf



11:55 AM --
Pam Anderson, representing the Colorado County Clerks Association, spoke in support of the bill. She explained the step-by-step process of registering a land title and answered questions from the committee.



12:02 PM --
Pam Bacon, representing the Colorado County Clerks Association, spoke in support of the bill. She reported that the new system will create a single, clear track of title.





12:03 PM



Representative J. Becker and Representative Arndt made closing remarks.

BILL: SB17-140
TIME: 12:04:28 PM
MOVED: Wilson
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Singer
VOTE
Coleman
Exum
Gray
Lebsock
Liston
McKean
Navarro
Ransom
Thurlow
Valdez
Wilson
Singer
Rosenthal
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 3 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection










BILL: SB17-140
TIME: 12:06:38 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-140, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: McKean
VOTE
Coleman
Yes
Exum
Yes
Gray
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Liston
Yes
McKean
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Valdez
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:15 PM



Representative Lebsock announced that this was the House Local Government Committee's last official meeting, and thanked the committee for their hard work.



The committee adjourned.