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H_LG_2018A 05/02/2018 01:35:26 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 05/02/2018
Attendance
Coleman X
Kennedy X
Liston X
McKean *
Pabon *
Ransom X
Reyher *
Rosenthal X
Thurlow X
Valdez X
Wilson X
Gray *
Exum X
Time 01:35:26 PM to 03:52:23 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Exum
This Report was prepared by Vanessa Reilly
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1432 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-247 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-259 Referred to House Appropriations

HB18-1432 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:36:26 PM  
Representative Herod presented House Bill 18-1432 to the committee. The bill adds discrimination based on source of income as a type of unfair housing practice. Under this bill, no person may refuse to lease residential housing based on a potential tenant's source of income; discriminate in the terms of a rental agreement based on a person's source of income, or based on a person's receipt of public housing assistance; include in any rental advertisement a limitation or preference based on source of income; or use representations related to a person's source of income to induce another person to rent or lease property.
01:49:18 PM  
Liz Peetz, representing Colorado Association of Realtors, testified against the bill.
01:52:19 PM  
Scott Kirkwood, representing Colorado Apartment Association, testified against the bill.
01:54:13 PM  
Charles Brandon Rich, representing the Apartment Association of Metro Denver, testified against the bill.
02:06:17 PM  
Teo Nicholais, representing the Apartment Association of Metro Denver, testified against the bill.
02:09:49 PM  
Tawny Peyton, representing Rocky Mountain Home Association, testified against the bill.
02:27:11 PM  
Aubrey Hasvold, representing the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout [Attachment A].
02:31:35 PM  
Elvie Bellamy, representing the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified in support of the bill.
02:35:56 PM  
Michael Neil, representing Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
02:39:29 PM  
Andrea Chiriboga-Flor, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:42:57 PM  
Lydia Waligorski, representing Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified in support of the bill.
02:47:35 PM  
Jeanette Hensley, representing Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
02:51:39 PM  
Kate Quillin, represnting Demver Metro Fair Housing Center, testified in support of the bill.
02:55:20 PM  
Chaer Robert, representing the Colorado
Center on Law & Policy, testified in support of the bill and presented
a handout [Attachment B].
02:59:46 PM  
Tiana Patterson, representing Enterprise Community Partners, testified in support of the bill.
03:04:26 PM  
Representative Rosenthal distributed Amendment L.001 [Attachment C].


03:07:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Rosenthal
Seconded Pabon
Coleman
Kennedy
Liston
McKean
Pabon
Ransom
Reyher
Rosenthal
Thurlow
Valdez
Wilson
Gray
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:07:22 PM  
Representative Herod wrapped up her presentation to the committee.


03:15:05 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1432, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gray
Seconded Rosenthal
Coleman Yes
Kennedy Yes
Liston No
McKean No
Pabon Yes
Ransom No
Reyher No
Rosenthal Yes
Thurlow No
Valdez Yes
Wilson No
Gray Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-247 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:15:24 PM  
Representative Landgraf presented Senate Bill 18-247 to the committee, along with a handout [Attachment D]. This bill creates the Police Officers' and Firefighters' Continuation of Benefits Board (board) in the Department of the Treasury (Treasury). The board, which is to be staffed by the Treasury, is responsible for reviewing submissions from employers for the continuation of medical and dental benefits for the dependents of any employee who dies in a work-related death and whose duties were directly involved with the provision of police or fire protection services. The board consists of the State Treasurer or his or her designee, the executive director of the Department of Public Safety or his or her designee, and the executive director of the Fire and Police Pension Association or his or her designee. Board members serve without compensation, but must be reimbursed by the Treasury for any necessary expenses. The board is authorized to set policies and procedures as necessary to implement the program.
03:19:57 PM  
Nicole Myers, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to committee members' questions.
03:29:24 PM  
Kerry White, representing Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee members' questions.
03:29:48 PM  
Rachel Swasey, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:35:10 PM  
Dennis Eulberg, representing Colorado Professional Fire Fighters, testified in support of the bill.
03:38:14 PM  
Representative Landgraf wrapped up her presentation to the committee.


03:40:55 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-247 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Liston
Seconded Valdez
Coleman Yes
Kennedy Yes
Liston Yes
McKean Yes
Pabon Yes
Ransom Yes
Reyher Yes
Rosenthal Yes
Thurlow Yes
Valdez Yes
Wilson Yes
Gray Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-259 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:41:05 PM  
Representative Pabon presented Senate Bill 18-259 to the committee. This bill clarifies that marijuana excise taxes are due when marijuana is transferred between retail marijuana cultivation facilities. In addition, it makes changes to the authority of local governments to levy taxes on retail marijuana. These changes may shift excise tax revenue from municipalities to counties when a marijuana cultivation facility is annexed and reduce marijuana sales taxes to the Edwards Metropolitan District.
03:42:24 PM  
Dean Heizer, representing LivWell Enlightened Health, testified in support of the bill.
03:48:22 PM  
Representative Pabon wrapped up his presentation to the committee.


03:51:57 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-259 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pabon
Seconded Gray
Coleman Yes
Kennedy Yes
Liston Yes
McKean Yes
Pabon Yes
Ransom Yes
Reyher Yes
Rosenthal Yes
Thurlow Yes
Valdez Yes
Wilson Yes
Gray Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:52:23 PM   Committee Adjourned






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