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S_LG_2022A 03/01/2022 02:02:46 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 03/01/2022
Attendance
Holbert X
Kolker X
Lundeen X
Story *
Ginal X
Time 02:02:46 PM to 05:53:51 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Ginal
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1097 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB22-136 Postponed Indefinitely

HB22-1097 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:03:09 PM  
Senator Simpson introduced House Bill 22-1097, concerning county authority for the dissolution of special districts. The bill grants counties the statutory authority to file an application with a special district to dissolve it.
02:05:11 PM  
Mr. Eric Bergman,
representing Colorado Counties, Inc., was available to answer committee
questions. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment A).
02:08:25 PM  
Ms. Heather Stauffer,
Colorado Municipal League, responded to questions from the committee.
02:09:07 PM  
Mr. Carl Young, representing
Huerfano County, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions
from the committee.


02:14:50 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1097 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Holbert Yes
Kolker Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-136 - Postponed Indefinitely

02:15:09 PM  
Senator Story introduced
Senate Bill 22-136, concerning special district governance. The bill
extends
the powers of the initiative and referendum to electors of special districts.
 Developer-affiliated boards of special districts are required to
notify residents with board meeting materials and provide a self-nomination
form to fill a board position
02:21:48 PM  
The committee took a recess.
02:21:59 PM  
The committee came back to order.
02:25:43 PM  
Ms. Barbara Biggs, representing the Special District Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:26:56 PM  
Mr. Tyler Carlson, representing the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties and the International Council of Shopping Centers, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:29:00 PM  
Mr. Zachary Bishop,
representing Metro District Education Coalition (MDEC), testified in opposition
to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.

02:35:29 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
02:37:14 PM  
Ms. MaryAnn McGeady,
representing the MDEC, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:43:23 PM  
Ms. Kristi Pollard,
representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill.

02:46:28 PM  
Ms. Jennifer Tanaka, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:48:11 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
02:53:31 PM  
Ms. Tanaka continued to respond to questions from the committee.
03:00:24 PM  
Mr. Andrew Wheeer,
representing the Colorado Municipal Bond Dealers Association, testified
in opposition to the bill.
03:09:52 PM  
Mr. Kyle Thomas,
representing the MDEC, testified in opposition to the bill. He responded
to questions from the committee.
03:11:08 PM  
Mr Jason Sherrill, representing Landmark Homes, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:16:45 PM  
Mr. Max Moss, representing the Montava community, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:19:55 PM  
Ms. Elisabeth Cortese,
representing the MDEC, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:21:40 PM  
Mr. Ben Both, representing Toll Brothers, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill.
03:23:23 PM  
Mr. Raymond Osullivan, representing RJ Development, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:26:02 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:29:27 PM  
Ms. Tamila Romeis, representing herself, testified to amend the bill.
03:32:05 PM  
Mr Tim Leonard, representing himself, testified to amend the bill.
03:35:16 PM  
Mrs. Fayre Ruszczyk,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She provided a
handout to the committee (Attachment B).

03:40:06 PM  
Mr. Charles Wolfersberger,
representing himself, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
 
03:42:57 PM  
Mrs. Cheryl Poage,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She responded to
questions from the committee.
03:46:29 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
04:02:04 PM  
Committee discussion continued.
04:02:14 PM  
Dr. Carise Charles, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:08:03 PM  
Ms. Sue Figg, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:11:26 PM  
Ms. Gail Bell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:13:56 PM  
Mrs. Natascha OFlaherty,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:16:47 PM  
Dr. Dar-Lon Chang, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:28:25 PM  
Ms. Margaret Sobey, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:30:48 PM  
Mr. Alex Plotkin, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:33:32 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
04:36:49 PM  
Mr. Jim Gibson, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill. He provided handouts to the
committee (Attachment C).
04:44:34 PM  
Mr. Brian Matise, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:45:52 PM  
Mr. John Henderson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:49:37 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
04:57:49 PM  
The panelists continued to respond to questions.
04:57:50 PM  

Additional written testimony submitted to the committee is appended as Attachment D.

05:20:05 PM  
The committee took a recess.
05:21:51 PM  
The committee came
back to order. Senator Story distributed Amendments L.002, L.003, and L.004
 to the committee (Attachments E, F, and G).  Senator Story described
Amendment L.002.


05:33:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Story
Seconded
Holbert
Kolker
Lundeen
Story
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:34:00 PM  
Senator Story described
Amendment L.003.


05:35:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Story
Seconded
Holbert
Kolker
Lundeen
Story
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:35:58 PM  
Senator Story described Amendment L.004.


05:37:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Story
Seconded
Holbert
Kolker
Lundeen
Story
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:38:15 PM  
Senator Story made closing comments on the merits of the bill.
05:38:58 PM  
Committee members made closing comments of the merits of the bill.


05:53:22 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-136, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Story
Seconded
Holbert No
Kolker No
Lundeen No
Story Yes
Ginal No
YES: 1   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:53:43 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 22-136 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Holbert
Seconded
Holbert Yes
Kolker Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story No
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:53:51 PM   The committee adjourned.






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