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S_LG_2016A 04/12/2016 02:01:46 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Date: 04/12/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 02:01 PM to 02:35 PM
Donovan
X
Kefalas
X
Place: SCR 353
Martinez Humenik
X
Tate
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Ulibarri
X
Senator Marble
Crowder
X
Marble
X
This Report was prepared by
David Beaujon
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB16-172

SB16-177
Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar





02:02 PM -- SB 16-172



Senator Woods, prime sponsor, discussed the provisions of Senate Bill 16-172 concerning electronic notices in county property tax disputes. She also distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment A). Under current law, a county board of equalization must mail notices of hearings and decisions to the petitioner's who dispute property tax valuations made by the county assessor. This bill allows a board of county commissioners to pass ordinances allowing for notices of hearings for the abatement and refund of taxes, notices of hearings for petitions for appeal, and decisions related to these hearings to be emailed or faxed to the petitioner or the petitioner's agent.



160412 AttachA.pdf160412 AttachA.pdf



The following persons testified on the bill:



02:04 PM --
Meredith Van Horn, Douglas County, spoke in support of the bill and discussed use of electronic notifications for board of equalization appeals. She also spoke in support of Amendment L.001 and explained why a safety clause is needed on the bill.



02:09 PM -- Gini Pingenot, Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in support of the bill.





02:10 PM



The chair closed testimony and Senator Woods closed her remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB16-172
TIME: 02:10:56 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Tate
Ulibarri
Crowder
Marble
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
BILL: SB16-172
TIME: 02:11:38 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-172, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Tate
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Marble
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











02:12 PM -- SB 16-177



Senators Martinez Humenik and Senator Heath, co-prime sponsors, discussed the provisions of Senate Bill 16-177 concerning modification to 2015 urban renewable legislation. The bill makes technical adjustments and clarifies recent legislation concerning urban renewal, urban renewal plans, and provisions for sharing tax increment financing (TIF) among affected taxing entities. Generally, this bill: replaces existing language with some common terms for describing municipal urban renewal boards and the various taxing entities affected by TIF; specifies conditions for using mediation to address disputes between municipal urban renewal boards and other taxing entities; and clarifies that recent legislation is not intended to jeopardize the existing financial obligations of an urban renewal board that remain outstanding as of December 2015.



The following persons testified on the bill:



02:15 PM --
Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League, spoke in support of the bill. He also responded to questions from the committee about the bill and House Bill 15-1348.



02:20 PM --
David Spector, Chair of the Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Working Group, spoke in support of the bill. He also discussed the charge and activities of the working group that was appointed by the Governor in 2015 and identified its members.



02:25 PM --
Gini Pingenot, Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in support of the bill.



02:26 PM --
Bruce Barker, Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in support of the bill.



02:29 PM --
Evan Goulding, Special District Association of Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.



02:30 PM



The chair closed testimony and Senators Martinez Humenik and Senator Heath closed their remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB16-177
TIME: 02:33:33 PM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-177 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Tate
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Marble
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:35 PM



The committee adjourned.




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