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S_LG_2021A 05/11/2021 02:04:19 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 05/11/2021
Attendance
Kirkmeyer X
Kolker X
Liston X
Story *
Ginal X
Time 02:04:19 PM to 04:59:57 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Ginal
This Report was prepared by Juliann Jenson
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1225 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB21-242 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1271 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1028 Referred to Senate Appropriations

HB21-1225 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:04:39 PM  
Senators Bridges and Kirkmeyer,
co-prime sponsors, explained House Bill 21-1225,
concerning
the electronic recording technology board, and, in connection therewith,
delaying the board's repeal and sunset review so that the board may continue
making grants to counties, extending the filing surcharge collected by
county clerk and recorders on behalf of the board, expanding the scope
of allowable grants, and extending reporting requirements.


 

 

 
02:07:00 PM  
Ms. Michelle Batey,
representing the Electronic Recording Technology Board, testified in support
of the bill. Mr. Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI),
testified in support of the bill.
02:11:06 PM  
Ms. Susan Corliss,
representing the Electronic Recording Technology Board, testified in support
of the bill.  Mr. Robert Howe, representing the Land Title Association
of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:18:14 PM  
Senators Bridges
and Kirkmeyer made concluding remarks.


02:22:38 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1225 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kirkmeyer
Seconded
Kirkmeyer Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Story Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-242 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:23:00 PM  
Senator Gonzales,
co-prime sponsor, explained Senate Bill 21-242, concerning the allowable
uses of the housing development grant fund. Committee members asked questions
about the bill's application state-wide and other available funding sources.
02:34:19 PM  
Committee members
asked questions about the bill.
 
02:37:17 PM  
Ms. Meghan Dollar,
representing the Colorado Municipal League (CML), testified in support
of the bill.  Ms. Cathy Alderman, representing the Colorado Coalition
for the Homeless, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Aubrey Hasvold,
representing the All Families Deserve a Chance Coalition, testified in
support of the bill.
02:44:34 PM  
Committee members
asked questions about the bill.
02:53:42 PM  

Mr. Bruce Eisenhauer, representing the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee. 

 

03:01:28 PM  

Committee discussion ensued. 

03:06:55 PM  

Senator Gonzales introduced and distributed Amendment  L.001 (Attachment A).  She answered questions about the amendment. 

 



03:10:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001.
Moved Story
Seconded
Kirkmeyer No
Kolker Yes
Liston No
Story Yes
Ginal Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:10:38 PM  

Senator Gonzales made closing remarks. 

03:12:09 PM  

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



03:16:46 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-242, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Story
Seconded
Kirkmeyer No
Kolker Yes
Liston No
Story Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1271 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


03:17:26 PM  
Senator Gonzales explained
House Bill 21-1271
concerning
the establishment of programs offering state assistance to local governments
to promote the development of innovative affordable housing strategies
in a manner that is compatible with best local land use practices.
03:25:40 PM  
Commissioner Richard
Elsner, representing CCI, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Karen
Kallenberg, representing Habitat for Humanity of Colorado, testified in
support of the bill. Ms. Elyse Howard, representing Habitat for Humanity
Vail Valley, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:26 PM  
Commissioner Hilary
Cooper, representing Counties and Commissioners Acting Together, testified
in support of the bill.  Ms. Meghan Dollar, representing CML, testified
in support of the bill.  Committee members asked questions.
03:50:43 PM  
 Ms.
Liz Peetz, representing the Colorado Association of Realtors (CAR), testified
in support of the bill. Mr. Bruce Eisenhauer, representing DOLA, testified
in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.
03:50:43 PM  
Ms. Liz Peetz, representing
Colorado Association of Realtors, testified in support of the bill. She
distributed a hand out about housing affordability (Attachment B).


 

Bruce Eisenhauer, representing Department of Local Affairs, testified in
support of the bill.  He answered questions about market forces and
the bill's application.
04:09:32 PM  
Committee members
asked questions about the fiscal note. Further discussion ensued.
04:28:42 PM  
Senator Gonzales
distributed Amendment L.006 (Attachment B) and made closing remarks.


04:31:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006.
Moved Story
Seconded
Kirkmeyer No
Kolker Yes
Liston No
Story Yes
Ginal Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:32:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1271, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Story
Seconded
Kirkmeyer No
Kolker Yes
Liston No
Story Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1028 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


04:32:37 PM  
Senators Story and
Woodward, co-prime sponsors, explained House Bill 21-1028, concerning the
preparation by the Division of Housing within the Department of Local Affairs
of an annual public report that provides information on money administered
by the state to promote the provision of affordable housing.


 
04:37:26 PM  
Commissioner Richard
Cimino, representing CCI, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Karen
Kallenberg, representing Habitat for Humanity of Colorado, testified in
support of the bill.  Ms. MaryEllen Carlow, representing Blue Spruce
Habitat for Humanity, testified in support of the bill.
04:44:05 PM  
Committee discussion
followed.
04:48:09 PM  
Ms. Liz Peetz, representing
CAR, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Peter LiFari, representing
Maiker Housing Partners, testified in support of the bill.
04:54:07 PM  
Senators Story and
Woodward made closing remarks.  Committee members asked questions.


04:59:39 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1028 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


04:59:57 PM   The committee adjourned.






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