Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

H_LG_2016A 03/02/2016 01:32:00 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Date: 03/02/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:32 PM to 02:23 PM
Arndt
X
Danielson
X
Place: HCR 0107
Klingenschmitt
X
Navarro
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Ransom
X
Representative Danielson
Rosenthal
X
Saine
X
This Report was prepared by
Singer
X
Damion Pechota
Thurlow
X
Lebsock
X
Fields
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1272

SB16-063
Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:33 PM -- HB16-1272



Representative Kraft-Tharp presented and summarized House Bill 16-1272 concerning the disconnection of land from a municipality. This bill requires that a governing board that receives a disconnection application notify the board of county commissioners of the affected county that an application has been received and if requested by the board of county commissioners, meet with the board to discuss any negative impacts to the county that would result from the disconnection. Once a municipality receives an application to disconnect, the governing board must enact an ordinance to disconnect if the governing board finds that: the best interests of the municipality will not be negatively impacted by the disconnection; the tract of land contains in the aggregate an area of 20 or more acres and is located on or adjacent to the border of the municipality; no part of the land has been duly platted into lots and blocks as part of or addition to the municipality; all taxes and liens on the property have been paid as of the filing date of the application; and the board of county commissioners of the affected county has been notified and any negative impacts resulting from the disconnection have been addressed. Representative Lebsock distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment A) and amendment L.002 (Attachment B).



16HouseLocal0302AttachA.pdf16HouseLocal0302AttachA.pdf 16HouseLocal0302AttachB.pdf16HouseLocal0302AttachB.pdf



























Representative Kraft-Tharp answered questions from the committee regarding the process for disconnection from a municipality.



01:42 PM --
Donald Rosier, Commissioner, representing Jefferson County, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed the process for a property to disconnect from a municipality.



Commissioner Rosier answered questions from the committee regarding the inclusion of special districts in the notification process as described by the bill and the amendments. He also answered questions from the committee regarding the impact of a disconnection on private property.





01:52 PM



Commissioner Rosier continued to answer questions from the committee regarding the disconnection of a property from a municipality.



01:55 PM --
Geoff Wilson, representing the Colorado Municipal League, spoke in favor of the bill.



Mr. Wilson answered questions from the committee regarding the process for a property to disconnect from a municipality.



01:57 PM --
Evan Goulding, representing the Special District Association, spoke in favor of the bill with amendment L.002. He discussed property disconnections and the potential impacts to special districts.



Mr. Goudling answered a question from the committee regarding special districts.



Representative Lebsock discussed amendment L.002 as an amendment to L.001.




















































BILL: HB16-1272
TIME: 02:03:39 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lebsock
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 discussed amendment L.001.

BILL: HB16-1272
TIME: 02:03:45 PM
MOVED: Lebsock
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A) as amended by amendment L.002. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Saine
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

















Representative Kraft-Tharp provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1272
TIME: 02:06:01 PM
MOVED: Lebsock
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1272, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Saine
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





02:07 PM -- SB16-063



Representative Vigil summarized and discussed Senate Bill 16-063 concerning intergovernmental agreements with out of state local governments. The bill authorizes Colorado local governments to enter into an agreement with local governments in a bordering state to provide emergency services. Such agreements must comply with the statutory requirements for intergovernmental agreements. The bill grants immunity for persons performing emergency services under such agreements. Any liability that accrues under the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act for persons from another state performing duties in Colorado are imposed on the Colorado local government that is a party to the agreement. If the Governor declares an emergency and activates the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, any provision of the agreement that conflicts with the compact is void.



02:09 PM --
Pat Ratliff, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in favor of the bill. She distributed an informational handout (Attachment C) and a letter from La Plata County (Attachment D). She discussed the intergovernmental agreement process.



16HouseLocal0302AttachC.pdf16HouseLocal0302AttachC.pdf 16HouseLocal0302AttachD.pdf16HouseLocal0302AttachD.pdf



Ms. Ratliff answered questions from the committee regarding existing intergovernmental agreements.

















02:14 PM --
Paul Cooke, Director, Division of Fire Prevention and Control, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed issues for local jurisdictions regarding wildfires and the importance of intergovernmental agreements for emergency services.



02:17 PM --
Evan Goulding, representing the Special District Association, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed the use of intergovernmental agreements by local jurisdictions for emergency services.



02:19 PM --
Ann Clement, representing Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill. She discussed emergency services in communities that border other states.

BILL: SB16-063
TIME: 02:21:12 PM
MOVED: Saine
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-063 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0.
SECONDED: Ransom
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Saine
Yes
Singer
Excused
Thurlow
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Fields
Yes
YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:23 PM



The committee adjourned.


COVID-19 Resources
NORTH ENTRANCE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.  TO ENTER THE CAPITOL, USE THE SOUTH ENTRANCE, UNDER THE STAIRS, AT 14th AVENUE AND SHERMAN STREET.