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10C85D8B9DB8CC728725899C005CBD79 Hearing Summary


Date Apr 25, 2023      
Location LSB A

SB23-184 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

10:53:00 AM  
The committee took a brief recess.
10:53:51 AM  
The committee came back to order.
10:58:10 AM  
Representatives Froelich
and Garcia, co-prime sponsors, introduced and explained Senate Bill 23-184
concerning protections for residential tenants.  The bill prohibits
landlords from considering certain information related to a tenant's income
and rental history and establishes a maximum amount for security deposits.
 In addition, the bill proposes allowing tenants to assert an affirmative
defense in an eviction proceeding that a landlord violated anti-discriminatory
housing laws.
11:03:02 AM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from committee members.
11:07:44 AM  
Jack Regenbogen,
representing Colorado Poverty Law Project, testified in support of the
bill.  Eileen Huang, representing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

11:19:04 AM  
The witness panel responded to questions from committee members.
11:19:19 AM  
Ms. Naomi Amaha,
representing The Denver Foundation, testified in support of the bill.  Aubrey
Wilde, representing Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified in support
of the bill.
11:26:33 AM  
Mr. Andrew Hamrick,
representing Colorado Apartment Association, testified to amend the bill.
 Public testimony is included as Attachment E.  Public testimony
submitted as text is included as Attachment F.

11:35:38 AM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks.
11:38:59 AM  
Committee members made closing remarks.

11:45:37 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-184 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Froelich
Seconded Mabrey
Boesenecker Yes
Catlin No
Dickson Yes
Lieder Yes
Mabrey Yes
Mauro Yes
Parenti Yes
Taggart No
Vigil Yes
Wilson No
Winter T. No
Lindstedt Yes
Froelich Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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