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S_LGH_2024A 03/12/2024 02:17:33 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT & HOUSING
Date 03/12/2024
Attendance
Jaquez Lewis X
Pelton B. X
Pelton R. X
Rich X
Winter F. X
Gonzales X
Exum X
Time 02:17:33 PM to 04:49:41 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Exum
This Report was prepared by Adam Alemzada
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB24-106 Lay Over
Conf 24-Housing And Finance Authority — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB24-1007 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB24-106 - Lay Over


02:17:52 PM  
The bill was laid over for action only on March 19, 2024.



Conf 24-Housing And Finance Authority — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:18:44 PM  
Jerilynn Francis, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA), gave an overview of CHFA. She introduced the board appointees, Albus Brooks, Santhosh Ramdoss, Jason Peasely, and Stefka Fanchi.
02:20:22 PM  
Stefka Fanchi, appointee, introduced themself to the committee.
02:21:23 PM  
Albus Brooks, appointee, introduced themself to the committee.
02:23:02 PM  
Santhosh Ramdoss, appointee, introduced themself to the committee.
02:24:39 PM  
Jason Peasely, appointee, introduced themself to the committee.
02:25:48 PM  
The appointees responded to questions from the committee.


02:46:27 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Albus Brooks, Santhosh Ramdoss, Jason Peasley to the Conf 24-Housing And Finance Authority — Colorado to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Pelton B. Yes
Pelton R. Yes
Rich Yes
Winter F. Yes
Gonzales Yes
Exum Yes
YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 24-Housing And Finance Authority — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar




02:47:15 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Stefka Fanchi to the Conf 24-Housing And Finance Authority — Colorado to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Pelton B. Yes
Pelton R. Yes
Rich Yes
Winter F. Yes
Gonzales Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1007 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:48:51 PM  
Senators Exum and Gonzales, prime sponsors, introduced and explained House Bill 24-1007. The bill prohibits local governments from enacting or enforcing residential occupancy limits except for certain health and safety-related regulations.
02:54:31 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:55:39 PM  
Sophie Shea, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill. Christina Morales, representing United for a New Economy, testified in support of the bill. Melissa Mejia, representing the Community Economic Defense Project, testified in support of the bill. Chase Cromwell, representing University of Colorado Boulder Student Government, testified in support of the bill.
03:05:42 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:09:00 PM  
Bev Pogreba, representing Boulder Homes For Rent, testified in opposition to the bill. Lucas Gauthier, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Jon Goldman, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Dana Duggan, representing Westside Watch, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:19:26 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:21:23 PM  
Jorja Whyte, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Addison Mininger, representing
the African Community Center, testified in support of the bill. Rebecca
Davies, representing Bedrooms Are For People, testified in support of the
bill. Elisabeth Patterson, representing Better Boulder, testified in support
of the bill.
03:29:23 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:32:19 PM  
Mike Rawluk, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Lisa Bigelow, representing The Maverick Observer, testified in opposition to the bill. Reagan Shane, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified to amend the bill. Beverly Stables, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified to amend the bill.
03:43:49 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:57:48 PM  
Michael Stella, representing Associated Students of Colorado State University (ASCSU), testified in support of the bill. Nick DeSalvo, representing ASCSU, testified in support of the bill. Charles Gardner, representing themself, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Kate Conley, representing YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard) Fort Collins, testified in support of the bill.
04:09:02 PM  
Alexis Hermes, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Sarah Wells, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Peter Erickson, representing YIMBY Fort Collins, testified in support of the bill. Mika Alexander, representing the American Civil Liberties Union, testified in support of the bill. RJ Boyle, representing the Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill. Lincoln Miller, representing the Boulder Housing Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
04:26:27 PM  
Robert Greer, representing YIMBY Denver, testified in support of the bill. Katherine Carol, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Sabrina Lahlali, representing Associated Students of Colorado State University, testified in support of the bill. Madeleine Kamberg, representing Adult Learners and Veterans of the Associated Students of Colorado State University, testified in support of the bill. Annemarie Parsons, representing the Boulder Housing Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
04:40:35 PM  
Written testimony submitted to the committee is appended as Attachment A.
04:40:56 PM  
The bill sponsors introduced and explained amendment L.010 (Attachment B).


04:42:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment B).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Pelton B.
Pelton R.
Rich
Winter F.
Gonzales
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:42:43 PM  
Senator Pelton R. introduced and explained amendment L.011 (Attachment C).


04:43:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment C).
Moved Pelton R.
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis No
Pelton B. Yes
Pelton R. Yes
Rich Yes
Winter F. No
Gonzales No
Exum No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
04:43:47 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing comments.
04:46:41 PM  
The committee made closing comments.


04:49:32 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1007, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Pelton B. Yes
Pelton R. No
Rich No
Winter F. Yes
Gonzales Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:49:41 PM   The committee adjourned.






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