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s_lg_2017a_2017-03-23t11:03:03z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/23/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-245



SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002. The motion passed without o

Adopt amendment L.003. The motion passed without o

Refer Senate Bill 17-245, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







11:03 AM -- SB 17-245



Senator Priola, prime sponsor, discussed the provisions of Senate Bill 17-245 concerning notice requirements for short-term leases and distributed Amendment L.002 (Attachment A) and Amendment L. 003 (Attachment B). Under current law, a residential tenancy of one month or more but less than six months may be terminated by either party with seven days notice. This bill extends the notice to 21 days. The bill also requires 21 days notice for a landlord to increase rent in tenancies of one month or longer, but less than one year, and where there is no written agreement between the landlord and the tenant.



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The following persons testified on the bill:



11:06 AM --
Jack Regenbogen, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, spoke in support of the bill and distributed a fact sheet about the bill (Attachment C) and information about similar laws in other states (Attachment D). He also distributed letters of support for the bill from Julie Reiskin, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, (Attachment E) and Caldwell Sullivan, Four Star Realty (Attachment F). He responded to questions from the committee about the bill.



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11:14 AM --
Jeanette Hensley, Colorado Senior Lobby, spoke in support of the bill.



11:17 AM -- Lydia Waligorski,, Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, spoke in support of the bill.



11:19 AM --
Jennifer Solms, Denver Regional Council of Governments, spoke in support of the bill and discussed hardships experienced by persons related to evictions and potential evictions.



11:25 AM



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


BILL: SB17-245
TIME: 11:26:09 AM
MOVED: Donovan
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Crowder
Donovan
Kefalas
Gardner
Martinez Humenik
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-245
TIME: 11:32:31 AM
MOVED: Donovan
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Crowder
Donovan
Kefalas
Gardner
Martinez Humenik
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-245
TIME: 11:32:46 AM
MOVED: Donovan
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-245, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. 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












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