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S_LGH_2024A 04/23/2024 04:32:37 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT & HOUSING
Date 04/23/2024
Attendance
Jaquez Lewis X
Pelton B. *
Pelton R. X
Rich X
Winter F. X
Gonzales X
Exum X
Time 04:32:37 PM to 01:55:56 AM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Exum
This Report was prepared by Adam Alemzada
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB24-1294 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB24-1337 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB24-1152 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB24-1313 Lay Over

HB24-1294 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

04:32:45 PM  
Senator Cutter, prime sponsor, introduced and explained House Bill 24-1294. The bill adds various new protections and requirements to the Mobile Home Park Act, including allowing the Attorney General to bring actions regarding rent-to-own contract violations.
04:36:30 PM  
Jack Regenbogen, representing Colorado Poverty Law Project, testified in support of the bill. Therese Kerr, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill. Cruz Ramirez, representing Lake County Build a Generation, testified in support of the bill. The testimony of C. Ramirez was translated by Indira Guzman.
04:46:25 PM  
Aimee Bove, representing the Colorado Manufactured Housing Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill. Lauri Trapp, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Wyatt Trapp, representing Copper Key Village, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:53:28 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
04:56:25 PM  
Kimberly Neckers, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ken Dale, representing Impact Communities, testified in opposition to the bill. Robert Rosenfeld, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Jen Dotzenroth, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:06:40 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
05:09:57 PM  
Mo Miskell, representing the Department of Local Affairs - Division of Housing, testified in support of the bill. Autumn Brooks, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Kristin Stephens, representing Counties & Commissioners Acting Together (CCAT), testified in support of the bill. Charles Brennan, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
05:17:42 PM  
Written testimony submitted to the committee is appended as Attachment A.
05:17:45 PM  
The bill sponsor introduced and explained amendment L.012 (Attachment B).


05:19:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (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
05:19:51 PM  
The bill sponsor introduced and explained amendment L.013 (Attachment C).


05:20:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013 (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
05:20:34 PM  
The bill sponsor introduced and explained amendment L.014 (Attachment D).
05:21:57 PM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee.


05:22:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014 (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
05:22:56 PM  
The bill sponsor introduced and explained amendment L.015 (Attachment E).


05:24:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.015 (Attachment E).
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
05:24:19 PM  
The bill sponsor made closing comments.
05:27:03 PM  
The committee made closing comments.


05:28:07 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1294, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Pelton B. Excused
Pelton R. No
Rich No
Winter F. Yes
Gonzales Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1337 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

05:28:59 PM  
Senators Coleman and Exum, prime sponsors, introduced and explained House Bill 24-1337. The bill modifies rules concerning the collection of delinquent payments and associated costs from an HOA unit owner and establishes a redemption process for foreclosed units.
05:34:05 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
05:37:35 PM  
Councilwoman Stacie Gilmore, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Kayla Hofmann, representing the Colorado Affordable Homeownership Alliance and Habitat for Humanity Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Jesse Loper, representing the Community Economic Defense Project, testified in support of the bill. Burt Nadler, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Michael Handy, representing Redress movement, testified in support of the bill.
05:49:54 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
05:52:29 PM  
Lee Freedman, representing Colorado Legislative Action Committee, testified to amend the bill. Morgan Tregenza, representing the Mediation Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:58:26 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
05:59:49 PM  
Suzanne Leff, representing Colorado Coalition of Responsible Associations, testified to amend the bill. Travis Keenan, representing Colorado Coalition of Responsible Associations, testified to amend the bill. Danaly Howe, representing themself, testified to amend the bill.
06:07:24 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
06:16:03 PM  
Wes Wollenweber, representing the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Colorado Bar Association, testified to amend the bill. Edward Schoenheit, representing Stetson Hills Master HOA, testified in opposition to the bill. Alison Morgan, representing the Colorado Bankers Association, testified to amend the bill. Andrew Mowery, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
06:26:52 PM  
Jay Simonson, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Kevin Patterson, representing The Redress Movement, testified in support of the bill. Zach Martinez, representing Gary Advocacy, testified in support of the bill. Melissa Mejia, representing the Community Economic Defense Project, testified in support of the bill.
06:36:44 PM  
Written testimony submitted to the committee is appended as Attachment F.
06:36:58 PM  
The bill sponsors introduced and explained amendment L.009 (Attachment G).


06:38:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment G).
Moved Exum
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Pelton B. Excused
Pelton R.
Rich
Winter F.
Gonzales
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:38:33 PM  
The bill sponsors introduced and explained amendment L.010 (Attachment H).


06:39:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment H).
Moved Exum
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
06:39:49 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing comments.
06:42:48 PM  
The committee made closing comments.


06:45:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1337, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Exum
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Pelton B. Yes
Pelton R. No
Rich No
Winter F. Yes
Gonzales Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1152 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

06:46:06 PM  
The committee recessed.
07:05:03 PM  
The committee reconvened.
07:05:16 PM  
Senators Mullica and Exum, prime sponsors, introduced and explained House Bill 24-1152. The bill requires certain local governments to allow accessory dwelling units (ADUs), and creates a certification and grant program in the Department of Local Affairs to ensure local compliance, and encourage the construction, conversion, and use of ADUs.
07:10:34 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
07:41:50 PM  
Gerald Horner, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Sarah Senderhauf, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Kristin Sutherland, representing Alzheimer's Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Kol Peterson, representing Accessory Dwelling Strategies LLC, testified in support of the bill. Anna Navarro, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
07:52:46 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
07:57:05 PM  
Bev Stables, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified to amend the bill. John Clark, representing Town of Ridgway, testified to amend the bill. Susan Noble, representing City of Commerce City, testified to amend the bill. Tara Beiter-Fluhr, representing City of Sheridan, testified to amend the bill. Ed Schoenheit, representing Stetson Hills Master HOA, testified to amend the bill.
08:08:42 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
08:19:29 PM  
David Pardo, representing nookhaus, testified in support of the bill. Kurt Nordback, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Tim Pegg, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Zach Martinez, representing Gary Advocacy, testified in support of the bill. Matt Frommer, representing the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in support of the bill.
08:32:21 PM  
Steve Conklin, representing themself, testified to amend the bill. Cheryl Wilson, representing themself, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Joshua Rivero, representing Town of Parker, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:38:11 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
08:40:57 PM  
Ena Vu, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Brian Rossbert, representing Housing Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Debra Krause-Reinsch, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Jonathan Pira, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
09:03:10 PM  
Katy Brown, representing Cherry Hills Village, testified in opposition to the bill. Peter Cooney, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Stephanie Piko, representing City of Centennial, testified in opposition to the bill. Hollie Rogin, representing Town of Lyons, testified in opposition to the bill.
09:14:16 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
09:19:48 PM  
Kelly Blynn, representing the Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill. Nikita Valdez, representing Centennial State Prosperity, testified in support of the bill. Angelique Espinoza, representing Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Drea Modugno, representing the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.
09:28:47 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
09:35:15 PM  
Tonya Davidson, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
09:40:18 PM  
Jerilynn Francis, representing Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA), was available to answer committee questions. Nikolaus Remus, representing the Colorado Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, testified in support of the bill. Anneliese Steel, representing Colorado Concern, testified in support of the bill.
09:45:19 PM  
Robert Stickney, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Sean Roberts, representing Villa Homes, testified in support of the bill. Luchia Brown, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Aaron Brockett, representing City of Boulder, testified in support of the bill. Renee Larrarte, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
09:55:55 PM  
Written testimony submitted to the committee is appended as Attachment I.
09:56:23 PM  
The bill sponsors introduced and explained amendment L.025 (Attachment J).


09:57:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.025 (Attachment J).
Moved Exum
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
09:57:56 PM  
The bill sponsors introduced and explained amendment L.026 (Attachment K).
09:59:40 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.


10:03:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.026 (Attachment K).
Moved Exum
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
10:03:27 PM  
The bill sponsors introduced and explained amendment L.027 (Attachment L).
10:04:22 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.


10:06:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.027 (Attachment L).
Moved Exum
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
10:06:11 PM  
The bill sponsors introduced and explained amendment L.028 (Attachment M).
10:07:26 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.


10:08:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.028 (Attachment M).
Moved Exum
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
10:08:45 PM  
The bill sponsors introduced and explained amendment L.031 (Attachment N).


10:09:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.031 (Attachment N).
Moved Exum
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
10:09:54 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis
introduced and explained amendment L.029 (Attachment O).


10:13:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.029 (Attachment O).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
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
10:13:09 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing comments.
10:16:18 PM  
The committee made closing comments.


10:19:37 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1152, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Exum
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



HB24-1313 - Lay Over


10:19:44 PM  
The committee recessed.
10:29:28 PM  
The committee reconvened.
10:29:42 PM  
Senators Hansen and Winter, prime sponsors, introduced and explained House Bill 24-1313. The bill requires that certain local governments plan and implement housing density goals approved by the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and creates a grant program and other technical assistance to support these efforts.
10:34:52 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
10:40:20 PM  
Zach Martinez, representing Gary Advocacy, testified in support of the bill. Brian Rossbert, representing Housing Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Angelique Espinoza, representing Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Joel Noble, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Kurt Nordback, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
10:50:58 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
11:01:22 PM  
Kelly Flenniken, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill. Joshua Rivero, representing Town of Parker, testified in opposition to the bill. Carrie Warren Gulley, representing Arapahoe County, testified to amend the bill. Danee Brouillard, representing City and County of Broomfield, testified to amend the bill. Kevin Bommer, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:14:04 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
11:47:31 PM  
Alex Nelson, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill. June Churchill, representing Greater Denver Transit, Denver Bicycle Lobby, testified in support of the bill. Jonathan Singer, representing the Boulder Chamber, testified in support of the bill.
11:54:12 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
12:00:13 AM  
Sarah Borgers, representing City of Westminster, testified to amend the bill. Mike Sutherland, representing City of Centennial, testified to amend the bill. Stephanie Piko, representing City of Centennial, testified in opposition to the bill. Tim Barnes, representing City of Lafayette and Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified to amend the bill.
12:10:11 AM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
12:16:08 AM  
Tim Pegg, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Renee Larrarte, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Molly McKinley, representing Denver Streets Partnership, testified in support of the bill. Jonathan Cappelli, representing Neighborhood Development Collaborative, testified to amend the bill. Luchia Brown, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
12:27:30 AM  
Katy Brown, representing Cherry Hills Village, testified to amend the bill. Jacob Belgrad, representing GreenLatinos, testified to amend the bill. Zach Stone, representing the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Commissioner James, representing Weld County Board of County Commissioners, testified in opposition to the bill. Mike Marsh, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:39:55 AM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
12:47:13 AM  
Nathan Lindquist, representing Colorado Department of Transportation, testified in support of the bill. Nikita Valdez, representing Centennial State Prosperity, testified in support of the bill. Kelly Blynn, representing the Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill. Andy Hill, representing Denver Water, testified in support of the bill.
12:55:36 AM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
01:03:08 AM  
Pierce Lively, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee.
01:14:17 AM  
Derek Holcomb, representing City of Greenwood Village, testified in opposition to the bill. Dave Kerber, representing City of Greenwood Village, testified in opposition to the bill. Dana Duggan, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. John McConnell, representing City of Westminster, testified to amend the bill. Sherry Sommer, representing Preserve Louisville, testified in opposition to the bill. Bill King, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Jon Goldman, representing Daniels Welchester Neighborhood Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
01:33:50 AM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
01:37:24 AM  
Samuel Koenig, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Veronica Rodriguez Pena, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Will Toor, representing the Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill. Amy Case-Miranda, representing the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials - Colorado Chapter, testified to amend the bill. Matt Frommer, representing the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in support of the bill.
01:50:07 AM  
Written testimony submitted to the committee is appended as Attachment P.
01:50:19 AM  
The bill sponsors made closing comments.
01:53:44 AM  
The committee made closing comments.
01:55:33 AM  
The bill was laid over for action only on April 26. 2024.


01:55:56 AM   The committee adjourned.






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