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S_LG_2021A 02/16/2021 01:34:00 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 02/16/2021
Attendance
Kirkmeyer X
Kolker X
Liston X
Story X
Ginal X
Time 01:34:00 PM to 03:15:08 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Ginal
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-070 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB21-006 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB21-019 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

01:34:04 PM

Senator Ginal made opening comments about the committee's upcoming work. The committee watched a tutorial video regarding the use of Box.



SB21-070 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:44:17 PM  

Senator Moreno introduced Senate Bill 21-070, concerning county business registration. The bill permits county commissioners to require registration of businesses in unincorporated areas of a county. He responded to comments from the committee.

01:56:40 PM  

Emma Pinter, Adams County Commissioner, spoke in favor of the bill.

02:03:23 PM  
Steve O'Dorisio,
Adams County Commissioner, spoke in favor of the bill.  He responded
to questions from the committee.
02:08:08 PM  

Commissioner Pinter responded to questions from the committee.

02:08:27 PM  

Eric Bergman, Colorado Counties Inc., spoke in favor of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.

02:14:25 PM  
Senator Moreno commented
on the potential for amendments to the bill on second reading.  He
made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


02:16:15 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-070 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Story
Seconded
Kirkmeyer Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Story Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-006 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:16:56 PM  
Senator Rodriguez introduced Senate Bill
21-006, concerning the composting of human remains. The bill expands state
law to allow for the use of natural reduction to dispose of human remains
within the definition of final disposition.  Senator Rodriguez responded
to questions.
02:23:16 PM  
Katrina Spade, Recompose,
spoke in favor of the bill.  She responded to questions from the committee.
02:23:42 PM  

Jaime Sarche, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.

02:33:56 PM  

Wendy DeBoskey, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.

02:37:50 PM  

Karen Van Vuren, The Natural Funeral, spoke in favor of the bill.

02:38:18 PM  

Erin Murelli, The Death Wives, spoke in favor of the bill.

02:42:44 PM  
Emily Nelson, Be
a Tree Cremation, spoke in favor of the bill.  She responded to questions
from the committee.
02:47:16 PM  

Senator Rodriguez responded to questions from the committee.

02:47:42 PM  

Terry Brownfield, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.

02:56:44 PM  

Senator Rodriguez made closing comments on the merits of the bill.

02:58:20 PM  

The committee made comments on the merits of the bill.



03:00:14 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-006 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Story
Seconded
Kirkmeyer Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Story Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-019 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


03:00:31 PM  

Senators Simpson and Kolker introduced Senate Bill 21-019, concerning mailing notices of valuation. The bill allows county assessors the option to provide notices of valuation via postcard. The sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

03:06:48 PM  

Mark Chapin, Colorado Assessor's Association, spoke in favor of the bill.

03:12:21 PM  

Committee members made closing comments on the merits of the bill.



03:14:03 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-019 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Kirkmeyer Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Story Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:15:08 PM   The committee adjourned.






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