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S_LG_2021A 05/13/2021 11:06:14 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 05/13/2021
Attendance
Kirkmeyer X
Kolker X
Liston X
Story X
Ginal X
Time 11:06:14 AM to 01:58:09 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Ginal
This Report was prepared by Juliann Jenson
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-252 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB21-262 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB21-252 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


11:06:41 AM  
Senators Fenberg
and Holbert, co-prime sponsors, explained Senate Bill 21-252, concerning
the establishment of a state grant program to promote projects in commercial
centers throughout the state that will revitalize community spaces.
11:15:18 AM  
Committee members
asked questions.
11:23:07 AM  
The bill sponsors
distributed and explained Amendment L.001 (Attachment A) and Amendment
L.002 (Attachment B).
11:27:55 AM  
Margaret Hunt, representing
the Office of Economic Development and International Trade and Colorado
Creative Industries, testified in support of the bill. Kinsey Hasstedt,
representing Enterprise Community Partners, testified in support of the
bill. Committee members asked questions.
11:38:16 AM  
Linda Weise, representing
the Community Cultural Collective, testified in support of the bill.  Tim
Schultz, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Additional
discussion followed.  Additional written testimony may be found in
Attachment C.
11:53:31 AM  
Committee members
asked questions.
11:56:00 AM  
Senator Holbert continued
to discuss the amendments.


11:56:49 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001.
Moved Story
Seconded
Kirkmeyer
Kolker
Liston
Story
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:57:24 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002.
Moved Story
Seconded
Kirkmeyer
Kolker
Liston
Story
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:57:29 AM  
Senator Holbert made
closing remarks. Committee members made closing remarks about the bill.


12:01:11 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-252, as amended, 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



SB21-262 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:01:24 PM  
Senators Zenzinger
and Gardner, co-prime sponsors, explained Senate Bill 21-262, concerning
transparency for special districts.
12:23:26 PM  
MaryAnn McGeady,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Evan Goulding,
representing the Special District Association of Colorado, testified in
support of the bill.   David Davia, representing Rocky Mountain MCA,
testified in a neutral position on the bill.   Committee members asked
questions about metropolitan and special districts.
12:43:49 PM  
Committee discussion
followed.
12:47:29 PM  
Jason Carroll, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.   Kyle Thomas, representing
DA Davidson, testified in support of the bill.  Zachary Bishop, representing
Metro District Education Coalition, testified in support of the bill.  Committee
discussion ensued.
12:59:26 PM  
Bridget Garcia, representing
the Colorado Association of Realtors, testified in support of the bill.
 John Henderson, representing Coloradans for Metro District Reform,
testified in opposition to the bill.  Bonnie Gilbert, representing
herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Jim Gibson, representing
Coloradans for Metro District Reform, testified in opposition to the bill.
Committee members asked questions.
01:18:25 PM  
Xochitl-Sochi Gaytan,
representing Colorado Latino Forum, testified in opposition to the bill.
 Fayre Ruszczyk, representing herself, testified in opposition to
the bill.
01:26:01 PM  
Gail Bell, representing
herself, testified to amend the bill.  Heather Stauffer, representing
the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.  The
panelists responded to questions from the committee.
01:33:10 PM  
Tim Leonard, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill. Jennifer Tanaka, representing
the Metro District Education Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
Additional written testimony may be found in Attachment D.  Committee
members asked questions about the bill.  Committee discussion ensued.
01:46:57 PM  
Senators Gardner
and Zenzinger made closing remarks.

Committee members made closing remarks.


01:58:00 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-262 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


01:58:09 PM   The committee adjourned.






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