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h_lg_2016a_2016-03-02t13:32:00z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/02/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-063



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 16-063 to the Committee of the W 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.


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