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h_lg_2016a_2016-02-10t13:38:26z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/10/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1088



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


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01:39 PM -- HB16-1088



Representative Dore presented and summarized House Bill 16-1088 concerning fire protection district impact fees. The bill authorizes the board of a fire protection district to impose an impact fee on any new construction, including oil and gas development, on improved or unimproved property within the district's jurisdiction. The impact fee must be reasonably related to the district's cost to provide services and imposed according to a fee schedule duly adopted by the district's board. No less than 60 days before imposing any impact fee, fire districts must notify municipalities and counties in the district of their right to comment on the imposition of impact fees.



Representative Dore distributed and summarized amendment L.002 (Attachment A).



16HouseLocal0210AttachA.pdf16HouseLocal0210AttachA.pdf



01:49 PM



Representative Dore answered questions from the committee regarding intergovernmental agreements and the existing fees for special districts.



01:54 PM --
Dianna Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, spoke in opposition to the bill. Ms. Orf answered questions from the committee regarding the use and assessment of impact fees.



01:58 PM --
Lauren Brockman, representing Apartment Association of Metro Denver, spoke in opposition of the bill. He discussed the current use of intergovernmental agreements.



Mr. Brockman answered questions from the committee concerning the collection of fees.



02:09 PM --
Brandon Rich, representing Apartment Association of Metro Denver, spoke in opposition to the bill.



Representative Klingenschmitt distributed amendment L.005 (Attachment B). Representative Dore discussed the amendment.



16HouseLocal0210AttachB.pdf16HouseLocal0210AttachB.pdf



02:15 PM --
Virginia Morrison Love, representing the Colorado Association of Home Builders, spoke in opposition of the bill. She discussed the use of impact fees and the revenue collected by mill levys.





02:25 PM



Ms. Love continued to answer questions from the committee regarding impact grants and mill levys.





02:35 PM



Mr. Love continued to answer questions regarding intergovernmental agreements.



02:38 PM --
Meghan Dollar, representing the Colorado Municipal League and Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in opposition to the bill. She discussed the municipal and county concerns regarding impact fees implemented by special districts.



02:46 PM --
Tyler Henson, representing the Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, spoke in opposition to the bill. He discussed his concerns for allowing special districts to establish an impact fee.



02:52 PM --
T.J. Steck, Chief, representing the Colorado State Fire Chiefs, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed financial issues for local fire districts and the need to establish impact fees.





03:02 PM



Chief Steck answered questions from the committee regarding intergovernmental agreements between local governments.



03:10 PM --
Ken Watkins, Chief, representing the Colorado State Fire Chiefs, spoke in favor of the bill.



Chief Watkins answered questions from the committee regarding the organization of a fire protection district.



03:20 PM --
Chris Truty, Chief, Tri-Lake Monuments Fire Protection District, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed the importance for having sufficient fire protection and infrastructure.



03:26 PM --
Teddy Poszywak, Chief, Frederick and Firestone Fire Protection District, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed vacant land assessment and property development.



Chief Truty and Chief Poszywak answered questions from the committee regarding the proper use of impact fees and service management.





03:36 PM



Chief Truty and Chief Poszywak continued to answer questions from the committee.


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