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H_LG_2016A 02/17/2016 01:29:13 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Date: 02/17/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:29 PM to 04:51 PM
Arndt
X
Danielson
X
Place: HCR 0107
Klingenschmitt
X
Navarro
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Ransom
*
Representative Fields
Rosenthal
*
Saine
X
This Report was prepared by
Singer
*
Damion Pechota
Thurlow
X
Lebsock
X
Fields
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1209

HB16-1150

HB16-1106
Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:29 PM -- HB16-1209



Representative Rankin and Representative Becker K. presented and summarized House Bill 16-1209 concerning a Results First Working Group. This bill creates a Results First Working Group (working group) that consists of up to ten members appointed by the Governor, no later than August 15, 2016. The membership structure and term of membership are also specified. Members of the working group are entitled to expense reimbursement and the working group will be staffed by the Governor's Office and Legislative Department, specifically Legislative Council Staff (LCS) and Joint Budget Committee Staff (JBC). Duties of the working group include: setting common definitions and standards for evidence based practices in the state; examining resource and infrastructure needs to build state program evaluation capacity; establishing state program evaluation practices that encourage continuous evaluation and innovation; and making legislative, policy, and budget recommendations to the General Assembly, the Governor's Office, and Executive Branch agencies regarding program evaluation practices. The working group is set to repeal on December 31, 2019.



Representative Rankin and Representative Becker K. answered questions from the committee regarding the membership and scope of the working group.





01:39 PM



Representative Rankin and Representative Becker K. continued to answer questions regarding the membership and scope of the working group.



















01:49 PM



Representative Rankin and Representative Becker K. distributed and discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment A).



16HouseLocal0217AttachA.pdf16HouseLocal0217AttachA.pdf



01:53 PM --
Henry Sobenet, representing the Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed the Results First program.



Director Sobenet answered questions regarding the process of the Results First program.





02:03 PM



Director Sobenet continued to answer questions regarding the process of the Results First program.



02:10 PM --
Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in opposition to the bill. She discussed the concerns of Colorado counties.



Ms. Pingenot answered questions from the committee regarding potential policy recommendations from the working group.



Representative Rankin and Representative Becker K. discussed methodology and practice of the working group.

























































02:20 PM




Representative Becker K. answered questions regarding the process for policy recommendations from the working group.

BILL: HB16-1209
TIME: 02:28:58 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lebsock
VOTE
Arndt
Danielson
Klingenschmitt
Navarro
Ransom
Rosenthal
Saine
Singer
Thurlow
Lebsock
Fields
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



Representative Becker K. and Representative Rankin provided closing comments on the bill.



The committee members discussed the bill.














































BILL: HB16-1209
TIME: 02:36:50 PM
MOVED: Saine
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1209, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 7-4.
SECONDED: Danielson
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Klingenschmitt
No
Navarro
No
Ransom
No
Rosenthal
Yes
Saine
No
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Fields
Yes
YES: 7 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:37 PM -- HB16-1150



Representative Conti presented and summarized House Bill 16-1150 concerning counties and nicotine use. The bill allows counties to enact an ordinance or resolution prohibiting people under the age of 18 from possessing cigarettes or tobacco products, as is currently allowed for municipalities. Counties are also allowed to restrict possession of nicotine products by minors.



Representative Conti answered questions from the committee regarding ordinances used by local governments regarding nicotine use.



02:54 PM -- Denise Maes, American Civil Liberties Union Colorado, spoke in opposition to the bill. She shared her concerns with the bill and discussed current state law applicable at the county level.



Ms. Maes answered questions regarding current laws and punishments for minors in possession of tobacco products.



03:02 PM --
R.J. Ours, representing the American Cancer Society, spoke in opposition to the bill. He shared his concerns and discussed the provisions of the bill. Mr. Ours discussed the current use of tobacco products by minors.



Mr. Ours answered questions from the committee regarding e-cigarette use by minors.



















03:11 PM



Mr. Ours continued to answer questions regarding public health awareness programs. He also said that he represented the following organization who were opposed to the bill: American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, and the Colorado Group to Alleviate Smoking Pollution.



03:15 PM --
Chris Pratt, representing Douglas County, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed the issues in Douglas County schools regarding the use of tobacco use by minors.



Mr. Pratt answered questions from the committee regarding current state law.



03:21 PM --
Jennifer Berman, Office of Legislative Legal Services, was called to the table to provide clarification regarding current state law on tobacco use and possession by minors.



Mr. Pratt provided clarification regarding the current laws and penalties for tobacco use by minors.





03:31 PM



The committee members continued to discuss the provisions of the bill.



03:38 PM --
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in favor of the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee members (Attachment B).



16HouseLocal0217AttachB.pdf16HouseLocal0217AttachB.pdf



Mr. Bergman answered questions from the committee regarding the use of fines to deter tobacco use.



Representative Conti answered questions from the committee regarding education programs.



03:49 PM -- Gabriel Kaplan, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, was neutral on the bill. He provided information on the use of tobacco products by minors and the local government authority for regulation.



Mr. Kaplan answered questions from the committee regarding assistance to local governments. He provided recommendations on prevention for tobacco use by minors.



04:00 PM --
Pat Ratliff, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in favor of the bill.



04:01 PM --
Sophia San Miguel, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.

























Representative Klingenschmitt distributed and discussed amendment L.002 (Attachment C) and amendment L.001 (Attachment D).



16HouseLocal0217AttachC.pdf16HouseLocal0217AttachC.pdf 16HouseLocal0217AttachD.pdf16HouseLocal0217AttachD.pdf



Ms. Berman was called back to the table. She provided information regarding amendment L.002 and amendment L.001.

BILL: HB16-1150
TIME: 04:05:19 PM
MOVED: Klingenschmitt
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C). The motion was withdrawn.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Arndt
Danielson
Klingenschmitt
Navarro
Ransom
Rosenthal
Saine
Singer
Thurlow
Lebsock
Fields
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:










































BILL: HB16-1150
TIME: 04:08:10 PM
MOVED: Klingenschmitt
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Ransom
VOTE
Arndt
Danielson
Klingenschmitt
Navarro
Ransom
Rosenthal
Saine
Singer
Thurlow
Lebsock
Fields
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



The committee members provided comments on the bill.



Representative Conti provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1150
TIME: 04:22:13 PM
MOVED: Navarro
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1150, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 6-5.
SECONDED: Thurlow
VOTE
Arndt
No
Danielson
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Rosenthal
No
Saine
No
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Lebsock
No
Fields
No
YES: 6 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:23 PM -- HB16-1106



Representative Wilson introduced and discussed House Bill 16-1106 concerning the designation of pioneer trails. The bill allows a board of county commissioners to designate, by resolution, any public roads in the county as a section of a pioneer trail. A pioneer trail consists of public roads that follow original routes of travel of national historic significance. To make such a designation, the board must identify all of the roads that make up the pioneer trail. If any of the roads belong to the state highway system, the board must send a copy of the resolution to the Colorado Department of Transportation. The county may post, or allow to be posted, identifying and informative signs related to the pioneer trail along county roads.



04:28 PM --
Linda Balough, representing the Park County Department of Historic Preservation Heritage, Tourism, and Community Development, spoke in favor of the bill. She discussed the importance of historic places for the tourism industry.



04:33 PM --
Brian Pike, representing the Pike National Historic Trail Association, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed the importance of historic sites and provided a brief history of Zebulon Pike. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment E).



16HouseLocal0217AttachE.pdf16HouseLocal0217AttachE.pdf



















04:38 PM --
Kit Shy, Commissioner, representing Custer County, spoke in favor of the bill. He provided information on the history on Zebulon Pike.



Representative Wilson distributed and discussed amendment L.003 (Attachment F).



16HouseLocal0217AttachF.pdf16HouseLocal0217AttachF.pdf

BILL: HB16-1106
TIME: 04:45:22 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment F). The motion passed on a vote of 9-2.
SECONDED: Lebsock
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Klingenschmitt
No
Navarro
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Saine
No
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Fields
Yes
YES: 9 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














































BILL: HB16-1106
TIME: 04:50:11 PM
MOVED: Saine
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1106, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Lebsock
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Saine
Yes
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Fields
Yes
YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:51 PM



The committee adjourned.


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