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F8B5D69481A5CE59872583C2005D8030 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1087

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date Mar 19, 2019      
Location HCR 0112



HB19-1087 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:01:21 AM  

Representative Soper introduced House Bill 19-1087 concerning online notice of a public meeting for a local government entity, as well as the amendment, L.006 (Attachment A).  Local governments must post meeting notices required by the state open meetings law on the local government's website.  Notices must be accessible to the public at no cost; and searchable, if possible, by meeting type, date and time of meeting, and agenda item.

11:03:59 AM  

The committee questioned the bill sponsor about the designation of a public place to post notices, costs for online posting, current issues surrounding notices, and requiring notices. Aaron Carter, fiscal analyst, said that there will be a new fiscal note.

11:15:19 AM  

Natalie Menten, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

11:15:58 AM  

Evan Goulding, representing the Special District Association, testified in support of the bill.

11:21:50 AM  

Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill with the amendment.

11:25:49 AM  

Patrick Potyondy, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill. He stated that he would work with the sponsor on the amendment.

11:27:14 AM  
The committee questioned the witnesses about governmental entities' posting requirements, including changing posting locations.
11:38:16 AM  

The committee questioned the bill sponsor about the mandatory language in the amendment.

11:38:40 AM  

The committee talked about clarifying language making the posting of notices on the Internet an option.

11:42:11 AM  

There was a discussion about the cost of access to a posting.



11:44:15 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment A)
Moved Carver
Seconded Valdez D.
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Galindo No
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lewis Yes
Valdez A. Excused
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
11:44:53 AM  

The committee made closing remarks about the bill.

11:45:28 AM  

The sponsor made closing remarks about the bill.



11:47:08 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1087, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Carver
Seconded Valdez D.
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Galindo No
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lewis No
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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