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s_lg_2016a_2016-04-26t14:05:34z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/26/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SCR16-005



SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Moved Amendment L.001 (Attachment A) . The motion

Moved Amendment L.001 (Attachment A) . The motion
Pass Without Objection

TIE







02:06 PM -- SCR 16-005



Senator Martinez Humenik, co-prime sponsor, discussed Senate Concurrent Resolution 16-005 concerning county surveyors. She announced that Senator Todd, the other co-prime sponsor on SCR 16-005 was presenting a bill in another committee and distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment A) and background information related to the bill (Attachment B). The Colorado constitution currently requires a county surveyor to be elected in each county. This concurrent resolution refers a ballot question to the voters that removes this requirement and allows each county, by ordinance, to determine: whether or not to have a surveyor; whether the surveyor is to be elected or appointed; the salary of the surveyor; and the term of service for a county surveyor.



160426 AttachA.pdf160426 AttachA.pdf160426 AttachB.pdf160426 AttachB.pdf



02:14 PM



Senator Martinez Humenik moved to refer the bill to the Committee of Whole and Amendment L.001.



The following persons testified on the resolution:



02:17 PM --
Paul Bacus, Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado, explained he is a land surveyor and testified against the resolution. He discussed the role of county surveyors and the current law concerning the appointment of county surveyors. He also responded to questions from the committee about the cost of placing a measure on the state ballot.



02:24 PM --
Warren Ward, Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado and the Colorado Association of County Surveyors of Colorado (CSC), testified against the resolution. He explained that he is Grand County's surveyor and discussed the role of county surveyors. He also responded to questions from the committee about the role of county surveyors.



02:42 PM



Testimony was closed and Senator Martinez Humenik renewed her motions on the resolution.




02:43 PM



The committee recessed.



02:48 PM



The committee returned from recess.

BILL: SCR16-005
TIME: 02:48:17 PM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Moved Amendment L.001 (Attachment A) . The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Tate
Ulibarri
Crowder
Excused
Marble
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






BILL: SCR16-005
TIME: 02:48:20 PM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Refer SCR16-005, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a 3-3 vote.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
No
Kefalas
No
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Tate
Yes
Ulibarri
No
Crowder
Excused
Marble
Yes
YES: 3 NO: 3 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: TIE











03:48 PM



The bill was laid over, as amended, and tentatively scheduled for action only on April 28, upon adjournment.


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