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B2355E33DCC5885787258AE50055F912 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB24-1239

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date Mar 19, 2024      
Location LSB A



HB24-1239 - Lay Over

09:39:05 AM  
The committee took a brief recess.
09:41:07 AM  
The committee came back to order.
09:41:34 AM  
Representatives Valdez
and Boesenecker, bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 24-1239. The bill
requires counties and municipalities to allow a single exit to serve up
to five stories of a multifamily residential building. Bill sponsors provided
written materials to the committee that can be found as Attachment A.  
09:53:18 AM  
Bill sponsors introduced and explained amendment L.003 to the committee. The amendment can be found as Attachment B.
09:53:45 AM  
Bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
10:06:27 AM  
Committee discussion continued.
10:06:38 AM  
Mr. Alec Oughton, representing the City of Aurora, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Eric Fried, representing International Code Council, Colorado Chapter, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Fried provided written materials to the committee and can be found as Attachment C.
Mr. Mark Novak, representing the Colorado State Fire Chiefs, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Bob Olme, representing the Colorado State Fire Chiefs and West Metro Fire Rescue, testified in opposition to the bill.
10:21:34 AM  
Steve Rondinelli, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
10:28:20 AM  
Witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
10:28:52 AM  
Mr. Roger Lovell, representing Pikes Peak Regional Building Department, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Edward Schoenheit, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Steven Parker, representing the Fire Marshals Association of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
Ms. Kara Gerczynski, representing the Elizabeth Fire Protection District and Fire Marshal Association of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Brad White, representing the Colorado State Fire Chiefs Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
10:45:50 AM  
Brett Lacey, representing the City of Colorado Springs and the Colorado Springs Fire Department, testified in opposition to the bill.
10:49:28 AM  
Witnesses responded
to questions from the committee.
11:00:24 AM  
Mr. Dennis Eulberg, representing the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Mike Dell'Orfano, representing the South Metro Fire Rescue, testified in opposition to the bill.
Ms. Renee Anderson, representing South Metro Fire Rescue, testified in opposition to the bill.
Ms. Reagan Shane, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill.
11:09:21 AM  
Mr. Andre Jaen, representing Jefferson County, CO and Colorado Chapter of the International Code Council, testified to amend the bill.
11:11:06 AM  
Mr. Ken Watkins, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:16:11 AM  
Witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
11:19:17 AM  
Mr. Sean Jursnick, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Luchia Brown, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
Mr. David Pardo, representing YIMBY Denver, testified in support of the bill.
Andy Schlauch, representing Mainspring, testified in support of the bill.
11:30:38 AM  
Mr. Stephen Smith, representing the Center for Building in North America, testified in support of the bill.
Mr. Nikolaus Remus, representing the Colorado Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, testified in support of the bill.
11:34:41 AM  
Ms. Kate Conley, representing YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard) Fort Collins, testified to amend the bill.
11:39:41 AM  
The bill was laid
over for action only at a later date.






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