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s_lg_2016a_2016-02-09t15:00:48z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/09/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-081



SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt Amendment L.001 (Attachment D). The motion p

Adopt Amendment L.002 (Attachment E). The motion p

Adopt Amendment L.004 (Attachment F). The motion p

Adopt Amendment L.006 (Attachment G). This amendme

Refer Senate Bill 16-081, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection



PASS







03:24 PM -- SB 16-081



Senator Donovan, prime sponsor, discussed the provisions of Senate Bill 16-115 that creates the Rural Economic Emergency Assistance Grant Program in the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). She also distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment D), Amendment L.002 (Attachment E), and Amendment L.004 (Attachment F). The program makes grants available for rural communities experiencing a significant economic event, such as a plant closure or layoff, that has a quantifiable impact on unemployment within the community. The bill also creates the Rural Economic Emergency Assistance Grant Fund (grant fund) and directs the State Treasurer to transfer $2.0 million from the Unclaimed Property Trust Fund to the grant fund on July 1, 2016. The grant fund may also receive gifts, grants, and donations. Unexpended money, including interest earnings, remains in the grant fund.



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03:27 PM



Senator Martinez Humenik distributed Amendment L.006 (Attachment G) and discussed it provisions.



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03:35 PM



Senator Donovan commented on Amendment L.006 and continued to discuss SB 16-115 and how it would be implemented by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.



03:42 PM



Jennifer Berman, Office of Legislative Legal Services, discussed the provisions of Amendment L.006 and how it would affect rural communities. She also responded to questions from the committee about the amendment.



The following persons testified on the bill:



03:47 PM --
Dianne Criswell, Colorado Municipal League, spoke in support of the bill.



03:50 PM --
Nicholas Colglazier, Colorado Competitive Council, spoke in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee about factors affecting the competitiveness of Colorado businesses.



04:05 PM



The chair closed testimony and Senator Donovan closed her remarks on the bill.



04:05 PM



Senator Donovan submitted letters of support for the bill from:

T.E. (Tobe) Allumbaugh, Chairman, Crowley County Board of County Commissioners (Attachment H);

Eagle County Board of County Commissioners (Attachment I);

Stuart Sanderson, President, Colorado Mining Association (Attachment J);

Delta County Board of County Commissioners (Attachment K).



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BILL: SB16-081
TIME: 04:06:39 PM
MOVED: Donovan
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.001 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Tate
Ulibarri
Crowder
Marble
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB16-081
TIME: 04:07:46 PM
MOVED: Donovan
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.002 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Tate
Ulibarri
Crowder
Marble
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB16-081
TIME: 04:08:10 PM
MOVED: Donovan
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.004 (Attachment F). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Tate
Ulibarri
Crowder
Marble
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB16-081
TIME: 04:08:37 PM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.006 (Attachment G). This amendment was withdrawn.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Tate
Ulibarri
Crowder
Marble
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:







04:12 PM



The committee discussed the bill, as amended, and Senator Donovan responded to questions about how the bill may be implemented.




BILL: SB16-081
TIME: 04:13:22 PM
MOVED: Donovan
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-081, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Tate
No
Ulibarri
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Marble
No
Final YES: 5 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS









04:17 PM



The committee adjourned.




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