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s_lg_2016a_2016-03-29t14:01:15z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/29/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1088



SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment D). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1088, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







02:35 PM -- HB 16-1088



Senator Roberts, prime sponsor, discussed the provisions of House Bill 16-1088 concerning fire protection district impact fees on new developments. She also distributed Amendment L.010 (Attachment D). The reengrossed bill authorizes a local government to impose an impact fee on new construction to fund fire and emergency services provided by that local government. Prior to issuing a development permit, the local government is required to: confer with any fire and emergency services provider that will provide services to the new development, and with the owner or developer to assess and determine if an impact fee or other similar development charge is required; and enter into an intergovernmental agreement defining such fees or development charges and the details of collection and remittance. Any local government that imposes an impact fee or development charge to fund fire and emergency services is required to pay the fees or charges collected to the fire or emergency service provider(s).



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The following persons testified on the bill:



02:41 PM --
Evan Goulding, Special District Association of Colorado, spoke in support of the bill and discussed the case law and legislative history of impact fees.



02:52 PM --
Ken Watkins, President, Colorado State Fire Chiefs, Fire Chief of City of Grand Junction, spoke in favor of the bill and discussed funding challenges experienced by fire protection districts. He also responded to questions from the committee about the bill and current law related to impact fees. He also discussed the authority of special districts to increase mill levies.



03:03 PM --
T.J. Steck, Fire Chief for Elizabeth Fire Protection District, representing the Colorado State Fire Chiefs, spoke in favor of the bill and discussed House amendments to the bill. He also responded to questions from the committee about previous legislation related to impact fees and the number of fire protection districts in Colorado that would be affected by the bill.



03:15 PM --
Jeff Thormodsgaard, Build Street,National Association of Office Industrial Properties, explained that the organizations that he represents are neutral on the bill and spoke in support of Amendment L010. He also responded to questions about Amendment L..010.



03:27 PM --
Meghan Dollar, Colorado Municipal League, spoke in support of the bill and Amendment L.010. She also responded to questions from the committee about the effect of the bill on municipalities.



03:31 PM



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


BILL: HB16-1088
TIME: 03:36:44 PM
MOVED: Kefalas
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment D). 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: HB16-1088
TIME: 03:37:44 PM
MOVED: Kefalas
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1088, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 4-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
No
Tate
No
Ulibarri
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Marble
No
Final YES: 4 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











03:47 PM



The committee adjourned.




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