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9CDE0DF9D8AACD9C872586CB006D762D Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1289

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date May 4, 2021      
Location LSB A



HB21-1289 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:55:40 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
01:56:06 PM  
The committee came back to order.
01:59:39 PM  
Representatives Baisley
and Kennedy, co-prime sponsors, introduced HB21-1289 concerning broadband
deployment.  The bill creates the Colorado Broadband Office in the
Office of Information Technology; the digital inclusion grant program;
the broadband stimulus grant program; and the interconnectivity grant program.
 The bill sponsors provided a packet (Attachment B).

02:04:58 PM  
The committee members made remarks about the bill.
02:05:26 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:05:49 PM  
Kate Sneed, representing
the Office of Information Technology, testified in support of the bill.
 Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in
support of the bill.
02:13:20 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
02:14:39 PM  
Meghan MacKillop,
representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the
bill.  Peter Kirchhof, representing the Colorado Telecommunications
Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:26:19 PM  
Bruce Eisenhauer, representing the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, testified in support of the bill. Jon Saunders, representing Secom, testified in support of the bill.
02:31:40 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
02:32:42 PM  
The witnesses continued to respond to questions from the committee.
02:45:58 PM  
Jeff Weist, representing Colorado Cable Telecom Association, testified in support of the bill. Melvin Baker, representing the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, testified in support of the bill. Jeff Engman, representing the Southern Ute Indian Tribe - Southern Ute Shared Services, testified in support of the bill.
03:07:04 PM  
Miriam Gillow-Wiles,
representing Southwest Colorado Council of Goverments, testified in support
of the bill.  Rose Alvarado, representing Communications Workers of
America, testified in support of the bill.  Ken  Fellman, representing
CCUI, testified in support of the bill.
03:15:44 PM  
The witnesses responded
to questions from the committee.
03:19:47 PM  
Representative Kennedy
talked about the Amendments L.002, L.003, L.005, and L.006 (Attachments
C, D, E, and F ).
03:24:53 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.


03:25:34 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Hooton
Boesenecker
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Pico Excused
Rich
Sullivan
Valdez D.
Van Winkle Excused
Gray
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:25:39 PM  
There was discussion
about Amendment L.003 (Attachment D).


03:27:08 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.003 (Attachment D).
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Hooton
Boesenecker
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Pico Excused
Rich
Sullivan
Valdez D.
Van Winkle Excused
Gray
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:27:12 PM  
There was discussion
about Amendment L.005 (Attachment E).


03:28:07 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.005 (Attachment E).
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Hooton
Boesenecker
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Pico Excused
Rich
Sullivan
Valdez D.
Van Winkle Excused
Gray
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:28:12 PM  
There was discussion
about Amendment L.006 (Attachment F).
03:29:24 PM  
The bill sponsor
answered questions from the committee.


03:35:23 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.006 (Attachment F).
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker Yes
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Pico Excused
Rich No
Sullivan Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Van Winkle No
Gray Yes
Exum Yes
YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:35:54 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks.
03:36:43 PM  
The committee members made comments about the bill.


03:40:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1289, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Pico Excused
Rich Yes
Sullivan Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Van Winkle No
Gray Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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