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S_LGH_2024A 02/15/2024 11:16:25 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT & HOUSING
Date 02/15/2024
Attendance
Jaquez Lewis X
Pelton B. X
Pelton R. *
Rich X
Rodriguez X
Winter F. X
Exum X
Time 11:16:25 AM to 12:08:17 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Exum
This Report was prepared by Adam Alemzada
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB24-089 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB24-097 Lay Over
SB24-138 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

SB24-089 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


11:16:35 AM  
Senator Rodriguez, prime sponsor, introduced and explained Senate Bill 24-089. The bill requires that all government employers of firefighters participate in a multiple employer health trust that provides benefits for a heart or circulatory health issue.
11:18:35 AM  
Jimmy Allen, representing Colorado Professional Fire Fighters, testified in support of the bill.
11:19:46 AM  
Nick Fogel, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
11:20:45 AM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
11:23:42 AM  
Joseph DePaepe, representing the Colorado Firefighters Heart Cancer and Behavioral Health Trust, testified in support of the bill.
11:26:35 AM  
The bill sponsor made closing comments.
11:27:34 AM  
The committee made closing comments.


11:29:51 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 24-089 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Pelton B. Yes
Pelton R. Yes
Rich Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Winter F. Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB24-097 - Lay Over


11:30:14 AM  
Senators Simpson and Jaquez Lewis, prime sponsors, introduced and explained Senate Bill 24-097. The bill requires that any surplus revenue following the sale of a foreclosed mobile home by a county be returned to the property owner.
11:38:25 AM  
Jack Regenbogen, representing the Colorado Poverty Law Project, testified to amend the bill.
11:41:32 AM  
Irene Josey, representing the Colorado County Treasurers and Public Trustee Association, testified to amend the bill.
11:44:11 AM  
Paul Weissmann, representing themself, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
11:47:53 AM  
Sheila Reiner, representing the Colorado County Treasurers and Public Trustee Association, testified in support of the bill.
11:50:57 AM  
Maud Naroll, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
11:52:52 AM  
The bill sponsors made closing comments.
11:53:45 AM  
The bill was laid over for action only at a later date.



SB24-138 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


11:54:08 AM  
Senator Simpson, prime sponsor, introduced and explained Senate Bill 24-138. For the purpose of setting the salaries of elected county officers, this bill reclassifies three counties.
11:56:48 AM  
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment A).
11:57:49 AM  
Skip Schoen, representing Rio Grande County, testified in support of the bill.
12:00:44 PM  
Chris Richardson, representing Elbert County, testified in support of the bill.
12:05:00 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
12:05:51 PM  
The bill sponsor made closing comments.
12:06:05 PM  
The committee made closing comments.


12:08:04 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 24-138 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Pelton B. Yes
Pelton R. Yes
Rich Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Winter F. Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:08:17 PM   The committee adjourned.






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