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S_LGH_2024A 02/27/2024 02:01:43 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT & HOUSING
Date 02/27/2024
Attendance
Jaquez Lewis X
Pelton B. X
Pelton R. X
Rich X
Winter F. X
Gonzales X
Exum X
Time 02:01:43 PM to 06:46:12 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Exum
This Report was prepared by Adam Alemzada
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 24-Local Affairs — Executive Director — Department Of Favorably Refer to Full Senate
SB24-134 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB24-094 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

Conf 24-Local Affairs — Executive Director — Department Of - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


02:01:57 PM  
Bruce Eisenhauer,
Legislative Liaison, Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), and Alec Garnett,
Chief of Staff to Governor Jared Polis, introduced the appointee for Executive
Director of DOLA, Maria De Cambra. Mr. Eisenhauer distributed a handout
to the committee (Attachment A).
02:07:58 PM  
Maria De Cambra, appointee, introduced herself to the committee.
02:13:35 PM  
Ms. De Cambra responded to questions from the committee.
02:28:02 PM  
The committee recessed.
02:28:30 PM  
The comittee reconvened.


02:29:12 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Maria De Cambra to the Conf 24-Local Affairs — Executive Director — Department Of to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Pelton B. No
Pelton R. Yes
Rich Yes
Winter F. Yes
Gonzales Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB24-134 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:29:23 PM  
Senator Smallwood, prime sponsor, introduced and explained Senate Bill 24-134. The bill prohibits the restriction of a home-based business in a common interest community.
02:33:45 PM  
Edward Schoenheit, representing Stetson Hills Master HOA, testified to amend the bill.
02:37:11 PM  
Nikki Maloney, representing the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, testified in support of the bill.
02:39:28 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
02:43:30 PM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee.
02:45:48 PM  
The bill sponsor introduced and explained Amendment L.001 (Attachment B).


02:47:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Pelton B.
Pelton R.
Rich
Winter F.
Gonzales
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:48:00 PM  
The bill sponsor made closing comments.
02:48:31 PM  
The committee made closing comments.


02:49:54 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 24-134, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Pelton B. Yes
Pelton R. Yes
Rich Yes
Winter F. Yes
Gonzales Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB24-094 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:53:46 PM  
Senators Gonzales and Exum, prime sponsors, introduced and explained Senate Bill 24-094. The bill modifies existing warranty of habitability laws.
03:08:32 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
03:19:48 PM  
Jack Regenbogen, representing the Colorado Poverty Law Project, testified in support of the bill.
03:22:29 PM  
Allan Anderson, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:25:54 PM  
Anthony Viorst, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:29:51 PM  
Spencer Bailey, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:33:16 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:37:08 PM  
David Beattie, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:40:43 PM  
Mark Tschetter, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:43:26 PM  
Tawny Peyton, representing the Rocky Mountain Home Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:45:27 PM  
Laurie Gatrell, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:49:00 PM  
Julie Selsberg, representing Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:52:27 PM  
Adam Rice, representing the Department of Law, testified in support of the bill.
03:55:38 PM  
Natischa Volpe, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:58:48 PM  
Jeremiah Bancroft, representing Mold Test Company, testified in support of the bill.
04:01:58 PM  
Whitney Goodman, representing United for a New Economy, testified in support of the bill.
04:02:57 PM  
Willa Shelton, representing United for a New Economy, testified in support of the bill.
04:05:44 PM  
Dr. Shakil Saghir, representing Tox International, testified in support of the bill.
04:10:48 PM  
Carolina Herrera, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:13:02 PM  
Jill McGranahan, representing Metro West Housing Solutions, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:15:56 PM  
Matthew Ranani, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:18:26 PM  
Erica Sanchez, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:21:06 PM  
Angela Green, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:24:01 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
04:34:26 PM  
Trudy Carra de-Salero, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
04:37:28 PM  
Kelly Reeves, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
04:40:30 PM  
Maryam Husseini,
representing the Denver Metro Tenants Union, testified in support of the
bill. The testimony of Maryam was translated by Zainab Abid.
04:45:34 PM  
Adela Sotelo, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. The testimony of Adela was translated by Mateo Lozano.
04:53:30 PM  
Andrew Hamrick, representing the Colorado Apartment Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:55:38 PM  
TJ Beaver, representing Evolutionary Capital Improvements, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:57:51 PM  
Cory Gaines, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:00:15 PM  
MaryAnn Dewey, representing Apartment Management Consultants LLC, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:02:35 PM  
Gary Wallace, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:05:02 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
05:11:18 PM  
Andrew Bennett, representing Energy Outreach Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:13:19 PM  
Zainab Abid, representing
the Denver Metro Tenants Union, testified in support of the bill.
05:15:57 PM  
Sabrina Pacha, representing
Healthy Air and Water Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:17:33 PM  
Naomi Amaha, representing
The Denver Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
05:20:55 PM  
Brian Tanner, representing the Colorado Association of REALTORS, testified to amend the bill.
05:23:38 PM  
Brittany Fallica, representing Flatirons Park Apartments, testified to amend the bill.
05:25:52 PM  
Karey Christ-Janer, representing themself, testified to amend the bill.
05:28:55 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
05:32:48 PM  
Kassidy Roberts, representing Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:34:51 PM  
Christopher Stuart, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
05:38:57 PM  
Hillary Jorgensen, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coaliton, testified in support of the bill.
05:42:08 PM  
Amy Case, representing the Colorado National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), testified to amend the bill.
05:47:53 PM  
Benjamin Stark, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
05:50:02 PM  
Brandon Smith, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
05:52:52 PM  
Rebecca Cohn, representing the Community Economic Defense Project, testified in support of the bill.
05:56:30 PM  
Mimi Smith, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
05:58:59 PM  
Amanda Wood, representing the Denver Metro Tenants Union, testified in support of the bill.
06:01:23 PM  
Therese Kerr, representing the Justice for the People Legal Center, testified in support of the bill.
06:06:57 PM  
The committee recessed.
06:32:18 PM  
The committee reconvened.
06:32:32 PM  
The bill sponsors introduced and explained Amendment L.001 (Attachment C).


06:33:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Pelton B.
Pelton R.
Rich
Winter F.
Gonzales
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:33:43 PM  
The bill sponsors introduced and explained Amendment L.003 (Attachment D).
06:34:15 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.


06:36:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Pelton B.
Pelton R.
Rich
Winter F.
Gonzales
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:37:16 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing comments.
06:43:57 PM  
The committee made closing comments.
06:45:30 PM  
Written testimony
submitted to the committee is appended as Attachment E.



06:46:00 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 24-094, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Pelton B. No
Pelton R. No
Rich No
Winter F. Yes
Gonzales Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:46:12 PM   The committee adjourned.






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