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S_LGH_2024A 04/11/2024 10:59:22 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT & HOUSING
Date 04/11/2024
Attendance
Jaquez Lewis X
Pelton B. X
Pelton R. X
Rich X
Roberts X
Gonzales X
Exum X
Time 10:59:22 AM to 01:29:44 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Exum
This Report was prepared by Adam Alemzada
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB24-1172 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB24-1094 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB24-194 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB24-1172 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


10:59:32 AM  
Senators Kirkmeyer and Mullica, prime sponsors, introduced and explained House Bill 24-1172. The bill allows for the creation of county revitalization authorities and the use of tax increment financing in these districts.
11:05:59 AM  
Matt Gray, representing Adams County, testified in support of the bill. Cameron Bertron, representing EnviroFinance Group, testified in support of the bill. Simon Smith, representing Clinica Family Health, testified in support of the bill. Lucas Workman, representing Adams County, testified in support of the bill. Commissioner Steve O'Dorisio, representing Adams County, testified in support of the bill.
11:15:19 AM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
11:29:24 AM  
Written testimony submitted to the committee is appended as Attachment A.
11:29:50 AM  
The bill sponsors
made closing comments.
11:34:40 AM  
The committee made closing comments.


11:35:49 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1172 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
Roberts Yes
Gonzales Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1094 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


11:36:16 AM  
Senators Roberts and Will, prime sponsors, introduced and explained House Bill 24-1094. The bill requires subdivision developers to hold earnest money in a third party trust unless it was received from an accredited investor.
11:38:59 AM  
Bart Johnson, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
11:43:27 AM  
The bill sponsors made closing comments.


11:44:31 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1094 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Roberts
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Pelton B. Yes
Pelton R. Yes
Rich Yes
Roberts Yes
Gonzales Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB24-194 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:44:40 AM  
Senators Roberts and Will, prime sponsors, introduced and explained Senate Bill 24-194. The bill repeals local government authority to collect impact fees for fire district expenditures and allows fire districts to collect their own impact fees and levy a district sales tax.
11:52:41 AM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
12:04:59 PM  
The bill sponsors
continued to respond to questions from the committee.
12:17:03 PM  
Kara Gerczynski, representing Elizabeth Fire Protection District, testified in support of the bill. Andy Kovacs, representing Monument Fire District, testified in support of the bill. Rick Spencer, representing Cortez Fire Protection District, testified in support of the bill. Emily Powell, representing Colorado State Fire Chiefs, was available to answer committee questions.
12:26:52 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
12:41:28 PM  
Elizabeth Haskell, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill. Tim Corrigan, representing Routt County, testified in opposition to the bill. Ted Leighty, representing Colorado Association of Home Builders, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:49:02 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
01:03:09 PM  
Kristy Olme, representing Colorado State Fire Chiefs, testified in support of the bill. Christopher Howes, representing the Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Brad White, representing Colorado State Fire Chiefs, testified in support of the bill. Brady Glauthier, representing Oak Creek Fire Protection District, testified in support of the bill. Brad Davidson, representing La Junta Fire Department, testified in support of the bill. Sean Wood, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
01:15:14 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
01:21:10 PM  
The bill sponsors introduced and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment B).


01:22:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Roberts
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Pelton B.
Pelton R.
Rich
Roberts
Gonzales
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:22:16 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing comments.
01:26:26 PM  
The committee made closing comments.


01:29:33 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 24-194, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Roberts
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Pelton B. Yes
Pelton R. Yes
Rich No
Roberts Yes
Gonzales Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:29:44 PM   The committee adjourned.






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