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s_lg_2017a_2017-03-23t11:03:03z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/23/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1174



SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.005. The motion passed without o

Refer House Bill 17-1174, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







11:34 AM -- HB 17-1174



Senator Crowder and Senator Guzman, co-prime sponsors, discussed the provisions of House Bill 17-1174 concerning exempt rural telecom local improvement district requirements and distributed Amendment L.005 (Attachment G). Current law requires a county seeking to establish a local improvement district (LID) for the purpose of financing a telecommunications service improvement to enter into an agreement with a telecommunications service provider to provide services, facilities, plants, or systems in the area in which the telecommunications service improvement will be constructed. Additionally, the new telecommunications service must be wholly owned, operated, and maintained by the telecommunications service provider, rather than the county. This reengrossed bill permits a rural county with a population of fewer than 50,000 residents to establish a LID in an unserved area to contract with a telecommunications service provider or an advanced service provider to fund the construction of an advanced service improvement.



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The following persons testified on the bill:



11:36 AM --
Eric Bergman, Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in support of the bill and explained that Mike Brazell, Park County Commissioner, also supports the bill. He also responded to questions from the committee about LIDs in Colorado and current law.



11:42 AM --
Mike Nelson, Comcast, spoke in support of the bill.



11:49 AM --
Dianna Orf, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.



11:51 AM



The chair closed testimony, and Senator Tate and Senator Kerr closed their remarks on the bill.


BILL: HB17-1174
TIME: 11:51:26 AM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005. 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: HB17-1174
TIME: 11:51:50 AM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1174, 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







11:52 AM



The committee recessed.








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