Helen Sigmond, County Commissioner from Alamosa County, testified in favor of the bill. She discussed county responsibilities, such as courthouses and jails, and the lack of funding.
Gene Glover, County Commissioner from Rio Grande County, spoke in support of the bill. He explained that money is being taken away from other programs and services to fund criminal justice.
Mitchell Jarvies, County Commission from Conejos County, spoke in support of the bill. He discussed increasing costs and limited revenue.
Steve Romero, County Commissioner from Costilla County, testified in favor of the bill. He explained how rural counties are struggling financially.
Scott Lamb, County Commissioner from Mineral County, spoke in support of the bill. He noted that Mineral County is 96% federal land and is not able to generate much tax revenue.
The county commissioners answered questions from the committee about bond measures and tax increases posed to the voters.