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9DDFDA37CD18AD6C872583AE0073FDA2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1118

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date Feb 27, 2019      
Location HCR 0112



HB19-1118 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:07:02 PM  

Representative Jackson made opening remarks about House Bill 19-1118 concerning the time allowed for a tenant to cure a lease violation that is not a substantial violation. The bill changes the timeline for a tenant to cure a lease violation from three days to 14 days before initiating eviction proceedings. The bill requires 14 days notice before termination of the lease for a subsequent violation.

02:12:53 PM  

Representative Galindo made opening remarks about the bill.

02:14:56 PM  

Representative Galindo distributed an eviction timeline (Attachment D).  An email received by Representative Saine was also provided to committee members (Attachment E).

02:17:44 PM  

The committee questioned the sponsors on timelines for late rent, minor violations of the rental agreement, curing violations after an eviction is filed, and home loan default timelines.

02:24:24 PM  

Nick Katzer, representing Evergreen Manor LLC, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:26:47 PM  

Jim Clark, representing Investment Community of the Rockies, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:30:16 PM  

Colleen Hooper, representing True Blue Realty, LLC, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:35:49 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about working with renters, renting or managing property as a profession, equity in rental property, collecting owed rent, and timelines for return of rental property.

02:50:08 PM  

The committee continued to question the witnesses about recovering late rent and losses.

03:03:18 PM  

Emma Pinter, representing Adams County, testified in support of the bill.

03:04:55 PM  

The committee questioned the witness about working with tenants.

03:09:30 PM  

Mary Kuntzelman, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:11:58 PM  

Pat Chomyn, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:14:07 PM  

Danette Barrett, representing the Independent Renters Council and the Colorado Apartment Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:17:40 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about how the bill may affect low-income individuals.

03:21:46 PM  

Victor Salzer, representing himself, testified neutral to the bill and requested changes to the language of the bill.

03:23:07 PM  

Dan Brooks, representing his family, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:26:10 PM  

Arnold Turner, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:28:32 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about working with tenants. legislation from the prior year, and timelines.

03:45:14 PM  

Debbie Wilson, representing Crime Free Housing Programs, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:46:45 PM  

Scott Kirkwood, representing the Apartment Association of Metro Denver, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:50:59 PM  

Betsy Madsen, representing Doorman Real Estate, testified in opposition to the bill.  She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment F).

03:53:33 PM  

The committee questioned the witness about the bill's effect on the rental business, late fees, accepting rent payments, and timelines.

04:05:07 PM  

Natalie Orrell, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

04:10:11 PM  

John Finger, representing himself and his landlord and tenant clients, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:11:24 PM  

Joe Schneckenbarger, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:14:19 PM  

Gary Dupper, representing BLR Investments, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:17:18 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about the timeline for eviction, previous criminal convictions for tenants, late rent payments, as well as tenant knowledge of the eviction process.

04:26:59 PM  

The committee continued to question the witnesses.

04:31:12 PM  

Debi Stobie, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill

04:33:15 PM  

The committee questioned the witness about lease violations.

04:34:21 PM  

Randy Kilbourn, representing the Atlantis Community, testified in support of the bill.

04:37:55 PM  

Shannon Mackenzie, representing Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

04:40:34 PM  

Jennifer Roberts, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

04:47:49 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about landlord behavior, disabled tenant protections, and data on timeline of eviction.

04:49:41 PM  

Jack Regenbogen, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.  He provided a handout (Attachment G).

04:52:10 PM  

Aubrey Hasvold, representing the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified in support of the bill.

04:55:45 PM  

Emilie Aries, representing Bolteries Homes, testified in support of the bill.

05:00:30 PM  

Brittany Vatalenas, representing Barbara Carlson, testified in support of the bill.

05:09:50 PM  

The committee members questioned the witnesses about rental assistance and average time for eviction.

05:23:56 PM  

Melissa Jones, representing the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified in support of the bill.

05:26:16 PM  

Charlene Valentine, representing the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified in support of the bill.

05:30:15 PM  

Lindsay Christopher, representing Violence Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

05:35:04 PM  

Lydia Waligorski, representing Violence Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

05:36:05 PM  

Tom Snyder, representing himself and the Colorado Lawyers Committee, testified in support of the bill.

05:39:55 PM  

Caitlin Finn, representing the Colorado Poverty Law Project, testified in support of the bill.

05:42:44 PM  

Jana Happel, representing Colorado Legal Services, testified neutral to the bill.

05:45:24 PM  

Reverend Wayne Laws, representing Mountain View United Church, testified in support of the bill.

05:48:44 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about previous eviction records.

05:50:43 PM  

Peter Severson, representing Lutheran Advocacy Ministry Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

05:54:58 PM  

Miriam Estrada, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

05:57:09 PM  

Stephanie Perez-Carillo, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.

06:00:28 PM  

Joe Sammon, representing the Center for Health Progress, testified in support of the bill.

06:01:35 PM  

Cesiah Gudarrama, representing Nine to Five Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

06:04:20 PM  

Esther Turcios, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.

06:07:53 PM  

Duronya Freeman, representing All Families Deserve a Chance Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

06:09:55 PM  

Reverend Tammy Garrett Williams, representing the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, testified in support of the bill.

06:13:41 PM  

Diane Robinson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:16:27 PM  

Christina Johnson, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.

06:18:56 PM  

Karla Gonzales Garcia, representing the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in support of the bill.

06:21:54 PM  

Laura Getz, representing the Center for Work Education and Employment Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

06:22:23 PM  

David Morales, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

06:26:34 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about the percentage of evictions.



06:34:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.015 (Attachment H)
Moved Galindo
Seconded Valdez A.
Buck
Carver
Froelich
Galindo
Humphrey
Saine
Sirota
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Hooton
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:34:25 PM  

The sponsors talked about amendment L.015 (Attachment H).

06:35:16 PM  

The sponsors talked about amendment L.010 (Attachment I).



06:38:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment J)
Moved Buck
Seconded Saine
Buck Yes
Carver Yes
Froelich No
Galindo No
Humphrey Yes
Saine Yes
Sirota No
Valdez A. No
Valdez D. Yes
Hooton No
Gray No
YES: 5   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:39:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment I)
Moved Galindo
Seconded Valdez A.
Buck
Carver
Froelich
Galindo
Humphrey
Saine
Sirota
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Hooton
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:39:22 PM  

The sponsors made closing remarks about the bill.

06:45:25 PM  

The committee made closing remarks about the bill.



06:51:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1118, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Galindo
Seconded Valdez A.
Buck No
Carver No
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Humphrey No
Saine No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Hooton Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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