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H_LG_2018A 04/25/2018 02:02:22 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 04/25/2018
Attendance
Coleman X
Gray X
Liston X
McKean *
Pabon X
Ransom *
Reyher X
Rosenthal X
Thurlow X
Valdez X
Wilson *
Exum X
Singer X
Time 02:02:22 PM to 03:23:02 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Singer
This Report was prepared by Vanessa Reilly
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1423 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB18-039 Amended, Referred to House Legislative Council

HB18-1423 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

02:02:47 PM  
Representatives Liston and Valdez presented House Bill 18-1423 to the committee, distributed three handouts and Amendment L.002 [Attachments A, B, C and D]. Under current law, the Division of Fire Prevention and Control in the Department of Public Safety (DPS) uses money in the Local Firefighter Safety and Disease Prevention Cash Fund to provide grants for equipment and training that increase firefighter safety and help prevent occupation-related diseases. This bill expands the allowable uses of the cash fund to include grants to rural special fire protection districts to replace or refurbish equipment. The bill transfers $500,000 from the General Fund to the cash fund specifically for these local fire protection district grants.
02:23:22 PM  
Repersentatives Liston and Valdez answered committee members' questions.
02:23:44 PM  
Dennis Eulberg, representing Colorado Professional Fire Fighters, testified against the bill.
02:37:21 PM  
Michael Valdez, representing the Special District Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:40:31 PM  

Representative Liston moved and explained L.002.

02:40:42 PM  

Representative Gray distributed L.001 and moved it as a substitute to L.002 [Attachment E].

02:47:56 PM  
Representative Singer determined that L.001 does fit under the bill title.


02:54:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Gray
Seconded Pabon
Coleman Yes
Gray Yes
Liston No
McKean Yes
Pabon Yes
Ransom Yes
Reyher No
Rosenthal Yes
Thurlow Yes
Valdez Yes
Wilson No
Exum Yes
Singer Yes
YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
02:55:09 PM  
Representatives Liston and Valdez wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


03:01:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1423, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Valdez
Seconded Liston
Coleman Yes
Gray Yes
Liston No
McKean Yes
Pabon Yes
Ransom No
Reyher Yes
Rosenthal Yes
Thurlow Yes
Valdez Yes
Wilson Yes
Exum Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-039 - Amended, Referred to House Legislative Council


03:01:58 PM  
Representatives Thurlow and Exum presented Senate Bill 18-039 to the committee, along with Amendment L.002 [Attachment F]. Under current law, the Wildfire Matters Review Committee (WMRC) is repealed on July 1, 2018. This bill continues the committee until September 1, 2025, and repeals obsolete provisions related to the committee.
03:05:01 PM  
Mike Morgan, representing the Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill.
03:14:45 PM  
Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties Incorporated, testified in support of the bill.


03:18:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Thurlow
Seconded Pabon
Coleman
Gray
Liston
McKean
Pabon
Ransom
Reyher
Rosenthal
Thurlow
Valdez
Wilson
Exum
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:18:43 PM  
Representatives Thurlow and Exum wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


03:22:52 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-039, as amended, to the Committee on Legislative Council.
Moved Exum
Seconded Thurlow
Coleman Yes
Gray Yes
Liston Excused
McKean Yes
Pabon Yes
Ransom Yes
Reyher Yes
Rosenthal Yes
Thurlow Yes
Valdez Yes
Wilson Yes
Exum Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:23:02 PM   Committee Adjourned






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