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h_lg_2017a_2017-02-08t13:32:24z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/08/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1054



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002. This amendment strikes ever

Refer House Bill 17-1054 to the Committee of the W
Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:46 PM -- HB17-1054



Representatives Nordberg and Carver, co-sponsors, explained that the bill encourages partnerships between military installations and the communities that host them to explore areas of mutual benefit in the provision of shared services. The bill also identifies the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) as the appropriate state agency to support such partnerships through existing programs. They distributed amendment L002 (Attachment C), and answered questions from the committee. Discussion ensued regarding the role of DOLA and the success of such cooperative efforts.



17HouseLocal0208AttachC.pdf17HouseLocal0208AttachC.pdf



02:01 PM --
Bruce Eisenhower, representing DOLA, spoke in favor of the bill. Mr. Eisenhower discussed the benefits of sharing state, local, and federal resources. He also answered questions from the committee.



02:09 PM --
Greg Dorman, representing the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, spoke in support of the bill. Mr. Dorman stated that cooperation between local communities and the military has been taking place successfully on an informal basis and indicated that the bill will help to make the practice more widespread. He answered questions from the committee.



02:14 PM --
Andy Merritt, representing Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, spoke in support of the bill. Mr. Merritt discussed the benefits of cooperative agreements, particularly for smaller communities. He answered questions from the committee and distributed a hand-out (Attachment D).



17HouseLocal0208AttachD.pdf17HouseLocal0208AttachD.pdf



02:30 PM --
Brian Potts, representing Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:33 PM --
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties Inc., spoke in support of the measure.



Representatives Carver and Nordberg made closing remarks.

BILL: HB17-1054
TIME: 02:42:13 PM
MOVED: Liston
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1054 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Exum
VOTE
Coleman
Yes
Exum
Yes
Gray
Yes
Liston
Yes
McKean
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Valdez
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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