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

H_LG_2016A 05/04/2016 01:34:01 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Date: 05/04/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:34 PM to 04:10 PM
Arndt
X
Danielson
*
Place: HCR 0107
Klingenschmitt
*
Navarro
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Ransom
X
Representative Lebsock
Rosenthal
X
Saine
X
This Report was prepared by
Singer
X
Damion Pechota
Thurlow
X
Lebsock
X
Fields
*
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1461

HB16-1464

SB16-097
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to Finance





01:34 PM -- HB16-1461



Representative Pabon presented and summarized House Bill 16-1461 concerning tenancies one month to a year. Under current law, for a tenancy of between one and six months, either the tenant or landlord may terminate the tenancy within 7 days notice, and a landlord must provide 7 days notice of an increase in rent. The bill extends the notice to 28 days for both termination and rent increases for tenancies between one and six months.



Representative Pabon answered questions form the committee regarding the provisions under the bill.





01:42 PM



Representative Pabon continued to answer questions form the committee.



01:50 PM -- Claire Levy, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, spoke in favor of the bill. She distributed a handout on housing problems that demands notice (Attachment A) and a handout on state-by-state analysis of notice for rent increases (Attachment B).



16HouseLocal0504AttachA.pdf16HouseLocal0504AttachA.pdf 16HouseLocal0504AttachB.pdf16HouseLocal0504AttachB.pdf























Ms. Levy answered questions from the committee regarding current law regarding evictions. She also answered questions from the committee regarding written agreements for tenancies.



02:01 PM --
Jayla Sanchez-Warren, Denver Regional Council of Governments, spoke in support of the bill. She discussed issues related to affordable housing.



02:08 PM --
Ed Shackelford, Colorado Senior Law, spoke in favor of the bill.



Representative Pabon provided closing comments on the bill.



The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1461
TIME: 02:17:35 PM
MOVED: Arndt
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1461 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-4.
SECONDED: Rosenthal
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











































02:19 PM -- HB16-1464



Representative Pabon presented and summarized House Bill 16-1464 concerning civil action for taking newspapers. This bill grants newspaper publishers, advertisers, and readers the right to pursue civil action against a person who steals newspapers or who interferes with newspaper distribution. In any civil action brought under the bill, a prevailing plaintiff is entitled to actual damages; a prevailing publisher is entitled to a civil penalty of ten dollars for each newspaper obtained illegally; and the prevailing party is entitled to attorneys fees and costs.



Representative Pabon answered questions form the committee regarding property rights and the taking of newspapers.





02:29 PM



Representative Pabon continued to answer questions from the committee regarding current civil action for the taking of newspapers.



02:33 PM --
Greg Romberg, Colorado Press Association, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed the civil action that would be allowed under the bill concerning the taking of newspapers.



Mr. Romberg answered questions regarding civil liability.



02:46 PM -- Jerry Berry, Office of Legislative Legal Services, answered questions from the committee regarding the definition of newspapers under current law.



Representative Pabon answered questions from the committee regarding civil liability for free newspapers.



Mr. Berry answered questions regarding rules regarding an original purpose of a bill and the definition of a newspaper.





02:56 PM



The committee members discussed the criminal elements association with the taking of newspapers.



Representative Klingenschmitt distributed and summarized amendment L.002 (Attachment C).



16HouseLocal0504AttachC.pdf16HouseLocal0504AttachC.pdf


























BILL: HB16-1464
TIME: 02:59:34 PM
MOVED: Klingenschmitt
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attchemnt C). The chair ruled that the amendment did not fit under the bill title.
SECONDED: Saine
VOTE
Arndt
Danielson
Klingenschmitt
Navarro
Ransom
Rosenthal
Saine
Singer
Thurlow
Lebsock
Fields
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Ruled To Not Fit Under The Bill Title






























































BILL: HB16-1464
TIME: 03:05:22 PM
MOVED: Arndt
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1464 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-4.
SECONDED: Singer
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



The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1464
TIME: 02:59:34 PM
MOVED: Klingenschmitt
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002. Ruled to not fit under the title. 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:





03:07 PM -- SB16-097



Representative Coram presented and summarized Senate Bill 16-097 concerning use mineral severance revenue for local governments. Beginning January 1, 2016, this bill places restrictions on transferring money from various mineral related cash funds to the General Fund. Specifically, the bill prohibits transfers to the General Fund from the following cash funds (collectively referred to in the bill as the mineral severance fund): the Higher Education Federal Mineral Lease Revenues Fund; the Higher Education Maintenance and Reserve Fund; the Local Government Permanent Fund; the Local Government Mineral Impact Fund; and the Local Government Severance Tax Fund. The bill prohibits the Governor from restricting the use of money in any of these funds to save money for a future transfer to the General Fund. The bill also limits the Governor's and the Joint Budget Committee's ability to use money in these funds for purposes not authorized in current law or that does not benefit the political subdivisions impacted by the severance of minerals.



Representative Coram answered questions from the committee regarding the transferring of severance tax money.































03:17 PM



Representative Coram continued to answer questions from the committee.



03:20 PM --
Mark Ruzzin, representing Boulder County, spoke in opposition to the bill.



03:26 PM --
Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed the impact to local governments regarding the transfer of severance tax dollars.



03:39 PM --
Richard Orf, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:41 PM --
Gini Pingenot, Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in favor of the bill. She answered questions from the committee regarding the legislative declaration in the bill and the restriction on the use of severance taxes.



03:47 PM --
Evan Goulding, Special District Association, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:53 PM --
Stan Dempsey, Colorado Petroleum Association, was neutral on the bill. He discussed the distribution of severance tax dollars.



Representative Coram provided closing comments on the bill.











































































04:03 PM



The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: SB16-097
TIME: 04:04:56 PM
MOVED: Saine
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-097 to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 7-4.
SECONDED: Ransom
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Rosenthal
No
Saine
Yes
Singer
No
Thurlow
Yes
Lebsock
No
Fields
No
YES: 7 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:10 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.