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h_sa_2016a_2016-03-28t13:34:28z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/28/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1351



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D) to House Bill

Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E) to House Bill

Postpone House Bill 16-1351 indefinitely. The moti

Refer House Bill 16-1351, as amended, to the Commi
FAIL

Pass Without Objection

PASS

FAIL







02:45 PM -- HB16-1351



Representative Windholz, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1351 to the committee. No later than January 1, 2017, this bill directs the executive director of the Department of Human Services (CDHS) to convey two parcels of land at the former Fitzsimons army post to the housing authority of the city of Aurora, Colorado, at no cost. One parcel must be suitable for the development of transitional housing for homeless veterans and veterans with disabilities and a second parcel must be suitable for the development of assisted living housing for veterans with disabilities, and their spouses and legal dependents. Each parcel of land is to be no more than one and one-half acres in size. Within two years of receiving the parcels from the CDHS, the city of Aurora's housing authority is required to begin construction on the transitional housing facility and the assisted living housing facility. Should the city fail to commence construction by the deadline, the city must convey the parcel(s) back to the CDHS at no cost. Finally, this bill exempts the new facilities to be built by the city of Aurora from the statutory requirement that veterans' centers constructed on or after July 1, 1998 have a bed capacity of at least 120 beds, and the requirement that no new veterans' centers be built after July 1, 1998, unless other centers have maintained an average occupancy rate of at least 80 percent over a six month period immediately prior to construction.



02:52 PM --
Aurora City Councilwoman Angela Lawson, representing the city of Aurora, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.



02:54 PM --
Frank de Monbrun, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:58 PM --
Phil Ross, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:02 PM --
Leanne Wheeler, representing Close to Home, testified on the bill.



03:03 PM --
Tim Hutchinson, representing AMVETS, testified in support of the bill.



03:07 PM --
Elizabeth Neufeld and Melinda Townsend, representing the Aurora Housing Authority, responded to committee questions.





03:13 PM



Representative Windholz discussed amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments D and E) and responded to committee questions about the amendments.



16HouseState0328AttachD.pdf16HouseState0328AttachD.pdf 16HouseState0328AttachE.pdf16HouseState0328AttachE.pdf



03:19 PM



The committee recessed.





03:30 PM



The committee reconvened.





03:30 PM



The committee recessed.





03:31 PM



The committee reconvened.

BILL: HB16-1351
TIME: 03:31:38 PM
MOVED: Neville P.
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D) to House Bill 16-1351. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Foote
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Primavera
No
Tyler
No
Wist
Yes
Lontine
No
Ryden
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL






BILL: HB16-1351
TIME: 03:32:21 PM
MOVED: Neville P.
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E) to House Bill 16-1351. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Foote
Humphrey
Leonard
Neville P.
Primavera
Tyler
Wist
Lontine
Ryden
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





03:32 PM



Representative Windholz wrapped up her presentation of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1351
TIME: 03:34:13 PM
MOVED: Humphrey
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1351, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED: Neville P.
VOTE
Foote
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Primavera
No
Tyler
No
Wist
Yes
Lontine
No
Ryden
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HB16-1351
TIME: 03:39:04 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1351 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Neville P.
No
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












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