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h_lg_2017a_2017-03-01t13:33:41z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/01/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1198



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1198, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:55 PM -- HB17-1198



Representative Gray, sponsor, explained the bill. The bill allows a special district having a five-member board to increase the number of board members to seven by the adoption of a resolution of the board of county commissioners or the governing body of the municipality that approved the service plan of the special district. If an increase is made, a board cannot be reduced back to five members. The bill also specifies the length of the initial term of each new special district board member and sets forth the election requirements. Representative Gray distributed amendment L 001 (Attachment A). The amendment clarifies that the new special district board members are to be elected and not appointed. Discussion ensued regarding the size and responsibilities of special district boards.



17HouseLocal0301AttachA.pdf17HouseLocal0301AttachA.pdf



02:05 PM --
Evan Goulding, representing the Special District Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Goulding explained that a statutory procedure is necessary to move a board from five to seven members. He added that more members are needed in larger special improvement districts in order to provide full representation. He answered questions from the committee and discussed appointments and elections.





02:12 PM



Representative Gray made closing remarks about the amendment and the bill.

BILL: HB17-1198
TIME: 02:13:43 PM
MOVED: Gray
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lebsock
VOTE
Coleman
Exum
Gray
Liston
McKean
Navarro
Ransom
Singer
Thurlow
Valdez
Wilson
Rosenthal
Lebsock
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB17-1198
TIME: 02:16:08 PM
MOVED: Gray
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1198, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0, with 1 excused.
SECONDED: Navarro
VOTE
Coleman
Excused
Exum
Yes
Gray
Yes
Liston
Yes
McKean
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Valdez
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







02:19 PM



The meeting adjourned.






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