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h_fin_2017a_2017-04-17t13:32:00z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/17/2017

Location:

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1310



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1310, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







03:06 PM -- HB17-1310



The committee returned to order. Representatives Jackson and Kennedy, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1310, which limits the application screening fee that a landlord can charge to a prospective tenant. The fee may only cover the actual costs for a personal reference check, a consumer credit report, or a tenant screening report. Committee members received amendment L.003 (Attachment B). The bill sponsors addressed questions from the committee.



17HouseFin0417AttachB.pdf17HouseFin0417AttachB.pdf



03:17 PM --
Ms. Stephanie Avery, representing the Colorado Apartment Association, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



03:23 PM --
Mr. Christian Henderickson, representing the Rocky Mountain Home Association, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



03:34 PM --
Ms. Dawn Marquantte, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:41 PM --
Ms. Aubrey Hasvold, representing the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Hasvold distributed a fact sheet about the bill, a letter from the chair of the All Families Deserve a Chance Coalition, and an itemized receipt showing application fee charges (Attachment C, D, and E, respectively).



17HouseFin0417AttachC.pdf17HouseFin0417AttachC.pdf 17HouseFin0417AttachD.pdf17HouseFin0417AttachD.pdf



17HouseFin0417AttachE.pdf17HouseFin0417AttachE.pdf



03:45 PM --
Ms. Melissa Pluss, representing the Front Range Economic Strategy Center, testified in support of the bill.



03:49 PM --
Mr. Jack Regenbogen , representing the Colorado Center on Law and Poverty, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



03:53 PM --
Ms. Julie Bennett, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:58 PM --
Ms. Andrea Chiriboga-Flor, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:01 PM --
Ms. Indalecia Vergava, representing Our Home Our Right, testified in support in the bill. Ms. Rosy Guzman-Snyder interpreted Ms. Veragava's testimony.



04:07 PM --
Mr. Peter Severson, representing Lutheran Advocacy Ministry Colorado, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



04:11 PM --
Ms. Jennifer Newton, representing Mile High United Way, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



04:16 PM --
Ms. Dianne Thiel, representing herself and Denver Homeless Outloud, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



04:21 PM --
Ms. Jenee Donaldson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:26 PM --
Ms. Aurora Perez, representing Our Home Our Right, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Guzman-Snyder interpreted Ms. Perez's testimony. Ms. Perez responded to questions from the committee.

BILL: HB17-1310
TIME: 04:31:19 PM
MOVED: Kennedy
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Gray
VOTE
Beckman
Benavidez
Catlin
Covarrubias
Excused
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





04:32 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill. Members of the committee commented on the merits of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1310
TIME: 04:37:13 PM
MOVED: Kennedy
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1310, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 6-5.
SECONDED: Herod
VOTE
Beckman
No
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
No
Covarrubias
Excused
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
No
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
No
Van Winkle
No
Foote
Excused
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 5 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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