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S_LG_2021A 05/18/2021 02:26:46 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 05/18/2021
Attendance
Kirkmeyer X
Kolker X
Liston X
Story *
Ginal X
Time 02:26:46 PM to 05:46:18 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Ginal
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1085 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB21-258 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB21-263 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB21-1267 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB21-1030 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1285 Lay Over

HB21-1085 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:27:06 PM  
Senators Smallwood
and Bridges introduced House Bill 21-1085, concerning transportation services
for mental health emergencies.
02:28:53 PM  
Commissioner Tamara
Pogue, representing Summit County and Colorado Counties Inc. (CCI), testified
in support of the bill.
02:29:59 PM  
Officer Eric Wood,
representing the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support
of the bill.
02:31:24 PM  
Ms. Amanda Cain,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:38:06 PM  
Ms. Lauren Snyder,
representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:38:11 PM  
Ms. Cristen Bates,
representing the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, was available
to answer committee questions.
02:40:14 PM  
Ms. Snyder responded to questions from the committee.
02:42:19 PM  
Ms. Bates responded to questions from the committee.
02:42:20 PM  
Additional written
testimony may be found in Attachment A.
02:43:40 PM  
Senator Bridges made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


02:47:00 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1085 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Kirkmeyer Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Story Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-258 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:48:44 PM  
Senators Rankin and Ginal introduced Senate Bill 21-258 concerning wildfire mitigation.
02:53:12 PM  
Director Dan Gibbs,
representing the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, testified in
support of the bill.
02:59:19 PM  
Director Mike  Morgan,
representing the Division of Fire Prevention and Control in the Colorado
Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill. He responded
to questions from the committee.
03:05:26 PM  
Director Gibbs responded to questions from the committee.
03:09:11 PM  
Mr. Dean  Williams,
representing the Colorado Department of Corrections, testified in support
of the bill.
03:15:59 PM  
Mr. Mike Lester, representing the Colorado State Forest Service, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
03:18:04 PM  
Mr. Scott Sergerstrom, representing the Colorado Youth Corps Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:22:44 PM  
Mr. Aaron Citron,
representing The Nature Conservancy, testified in support of the bill.
 He responded to questions from the committee.
03:26:06 PM  
Commissioner Matt Jones, representing Counties & Commissioners Acting Together (CCAT), testified in support of the bill.
03:36:30 PM  
Commissioner Ben
Tisdel, representing Colorado Counties, Inc. and CCAT, testified in support
of the bill.
03:37:20 PM  
Ms. Heather Stauffer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.
03:40:16 PM  
Mr. Trent Jones, representing Mountain Pine Manufacturing, testified in support of the bill.
03:42:02 PM  
Ms. Bridget Garcia, representing the Colorado Association of Realtors, testified in support of the bill.
03:48:03 PM  
Mrs. Kelly Campbell, representing the American Property Casualty Insurance Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:48:04 PM  
Additional written
testimony may be found in Attachment B.
03:48:24 PM  
Senator Rankin responded to questions from the committee and made closing comments on the merits of the bill.
03:52:46 PM  
Members of the committee made comments on the merits of the bill.


03:56:22 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-258 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Kirkmeyer Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Story Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-263 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


03:58:43 PM  
The committee took a recess.
03:59:04 PM  
The committee came back to order.
04:01:18 PM  
Senator Zenzinger
introduced Senate Bill 21-263 concerning outdoor advertising.
04:01:46 PM  
Mr. Andy Karsian, representing the Colorado Department of Transportation, testified in support of the bill.
04:06:51 PM  
Mr. Trevin Wecks, representing the Colorado Outdoor Advertising Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:09:31 PM  
Mr. Stephen Shinn, representing Outfront Media, testified in support of the bill.
04:10:30 PM  
Mr. Kerry Yoakum, representing Outdoor Advertising Association of America, testified in support of the bill.
04:16:35 PM  
Senator Zenzinger made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


04:19:01 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-263 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



HB21-1267 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:19:31 PM  
Senators Story and
Hisey introduced House Bill 21-1267, concerning county authority to delegate
the certification of mill levies.  The sponsors responded to questions
from the committee.
04:21:32 PM  
Commissioner Lesley Dahlkemper, representing Colorado Counties, Inc. and Jefferson County, testified in support of the bill.
04:30:55 PM  
Mr. Daniel Conway, representing Jefferson County, testified in support of the bill.
04:34:03 PM  
The sponsors made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


04:38:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1267 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Story
Seconded
Kirkmeyer No
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Story Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1030 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


04:39:31 PM  
Senators Cooke and Buckner introduced House Bill 21-1030, concerning peace officer mental health grants.
04:41:18 PM  
Ms. Madeleine Grigg,
representing the Denver Alliance for Street Health Response, testified
to amend the bill.
04:51:16 PM  
Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons, representing the Summit County Sheriff's Office, testified in support of the bill.
05:05:46 PM  
Mr. Jay Flynn, representing the Mental Health Center of Denver, testified in support of the bill.
05:08:54 PM  
Beauclarine Thomas, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.
05:12:58 PM  
Mr. Marchell Taylor, representing AYBOS Marketing/Rebuild Your Mind Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
05:15:26 PM  
Chris Gulli, representing the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of the bill.
05:18:39 PM  
Commissioner Tamara Pogue, representing Summit County & Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support of the bill.
05:29:24 PM  
Ms. Lauren Snyder, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:29:34 PM  
Ms. Aubrey Hasvold, representing the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified in support of the bill.
05:32:05 PM  
Mr. Ronald Sloan,
representing the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, testified in
support of the bill.
05:34:20 PM  
Mr. Bill Clayton, representing the Colorado Police Protective Association and the Denver Police Protective Association, testified in support of the bill.
05:34:21 PM  
Additional written
testimony may be found in Attachment C.
05:38:23 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing comments on the merits of the bill.
05:41:06 PM  
The committee members made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


05:45:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1030 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



HB21-1285 - Lay Over



05:46:18 PM   The committee adjourned.






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