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H_LG_2016A 04/20/2016 01:31:20 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Date: 04/20/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:31 PM to 01:47 PM
Arndt
X
Danielson
X
Place: HCR 0107
Klingenschmitt
X
Navarro
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Ransom
*
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:
SB16-172 Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:32 PM -- SB16-172



Representative Buck and Representative Tyler presented and summarized Senate Bill 16-172 concerning electronic notices in county property tax disputes. Under current law, a county board of equalization must mail notices of hearings and decisions to the petitioner's who dispute property tax valuations made by the county assessor. This bill allows a board of county commissioners to pass ordinances allowing for notices of hearings for the abatement and refund of taxes, notices of hearings for petitions for appeal, and decisions related to these hearings to be emailed or faxed to the petitioner or the petitioner's agent.



Representative Buck and Representative Tyler answered questions from the committee regarding the transmission of information.



01:35 PM --
Meredith Van Horn, representing Douglas County, spoke in favor of the bill. She spoke on electronic communications and notifications to taxpayers.



Ms. Van Horn answered questions from the committee regarding communication methods available to taxpayers.



01:41 PM --
Gini Pingenot, Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in favor of the bill.



Representative Buck and Representative Tyler provided closing comments.


















BILL: SB16-172
TIME: 01:44:21 PM
MOVED: Lebsock
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-172 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Fields
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





01:47 PM



The committee adjourned.


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