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S_LG_2017A 02/21/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Date: 02/21/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 02:01 PM to 02:40 PM
Crowder
X
Donovan
X
Place: SCR 354
Kefalas
X
Gardner
*
This Meeting was called to order by
Martinez Humenik
X
Senator Martinez Humenik
This Report was prepared by
David Beaujon
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1067

HB17-1016

HB17-1128
Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar





02:01 PM -- HB 17-1067



Senator Kerr, prime sponsor, discussed the provisions of House Bill 17-1067 concerning national standards citations for accessible housing. This bill -- recommended by the Statutory Revision Committee -- amends references to a building standard, promulgated by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), that governs construction of accessible housing.



The following person testified on the bill:



02:04 PM -- Cheri Gerou, Department of Personnel and Administration, responded to questions from the committee about the bill and amendments adopted by the House.







02:05 PM



The chair closed testimony and Senator Kerr closed his remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1067
TIME: 02:07:07 PM
MOVED: Kefalas
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1067 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Crowder
Yes
Donovan
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Gardner
Excused
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:08 PM -- HB 17-1016



Senator Martinez Humenik and Senator Zenzinger, co-prime sponsors, discussed the provisions of House Bill 17-1016 concerning an exclusion for the valuation of mineral extraction from the calculation of the tax increment financing (TIF) of an urban renewal authority. This bill allows the governing body of a municipality to exclude the valuation of mineral extraction from the calculation of the tax increment financing (TIF) of an urban renewal authority (URA). If a municipality elects to exclude this value, property taxes collected on mineral extraction in the URA are distributed to each taxing authority as if the approved urban renewal plan is not in effect.



The following person testified on the bill:



02:11 PM --
Bruce Nickerson, Firestone Town Manager, testified in favor of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:15 PM --
Samantha Meiring, Town of Firestone Trustee, Colorado Municipal League, spoke in support of the bill.



02:16 PM --
Michael Valdez, Special District Association of Colorado, testified in favor of the bill.



02:19 PM -- Barbara Kirkmeyer, Weld County Board of County Commissioners, Fort Lupton Urban Renewal Authority, Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in support of the bill.















02:20 PM --
Eric Sutherland, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill and expressed concern about the impact of TIFs on school districts. He responded to questions from the committee about his concerns with the bill. He also discussed the implementation of HB 15-1348 concerning urban redevelopment.



02:33 PM



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

BILL: HB17-1016
TIME: 02:34:02 PM
MOVED: Gardner
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1016 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Crowder
Yes
Donovan
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:35 PM -- HB 17-1128



Senator Donovan, prime sponsor, discussed the provisions of House Bill 17-1128 concerning a salary adjustment for lake county officials. The salary of county officers is set in statute and determined by the category (I through VI) and subcategory (A through D) of the county. This bill changes the categorization of Lake County from category IV-A to IV-B, which decreases the salary of Lake County elected officials whose terms begin on or after January 1, 2016.



The following person testified on the bill:



02:36 PM --
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in favor of the bill. He also distributed a fact sheet on the bill(Attachment A) and a letter of support from the Lake County Board of County Commissioners (Attachment B).



170221 AttachA.pdf170221 AttachA.pdf170221 AttachB.pdf170221 AttachB.pdf



















02:38 PM



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

BILL: HB17-1128
TIME: 02:39:13 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1128 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Crowder
Yes
Donovan
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:40 PM



The committee adjourned.




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