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EB9A90396D08BA60872586AE007EB9DF Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1208

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Apr 5, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



HB21-1208 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

05:04:15 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
05:15:09 PM  
The committee came back to order.
05:15:34 PM  
Representatives Cutter
and Gray introduced House Bill 21-1208. The bill creates the Natural Disaster
Mitigation Enterprise as a Type 2 agency in the Department of Public Safety
(DPS) to administer a grant program, provide public education, and supply
technical assistance to local governments concerning natural hazard mitigation.
 Written testimony on the bill is included as Attachment B.
05:17:29 PM  
Austin Vincent, representing
Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:24:18 PM  
Kelly Campbell , representing American Property Casualty Insurance , testified in opposition to the bill.
05:26:28 PM  
Carole Walker, representing Rocky Mountain Insurance Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:38:14 PM  
Jacob Smith, representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support of the bill.
05:38:43 PM  
Commissioner Richard Cimino , representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
05:41:20 PM  
Mayor Steve Kudron, representing Town of Grand Lake and the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.
05:44:23 PM  
Commissioner Lesley Dahlkemper, representing Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners, testified in support of the bill.
05:48:46 PM  
George Twigg, representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action, was available to answer committee questions.
05:53:29 PM  
Sarah Thorsteinson, representing herself, testified against the bill.
05:54:56 PM  
Kevin Klein, representing Colorado Department of Public Safety, responded to committee members' questions.
06:09:58 PM  
Representative Gray described amendment L.003 (Attachment C). Representative Bird described amendment L.010 (Attachment D).


06:10:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010
Moved Bird
Seconded Gray
Benavidez
Bradfield
Daugherty
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Gray
Kipp
Luck
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Bird
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:12:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 as amended by L.010
Moved Gray
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez Yes
Bradfield No
Daugherty Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Gray Yes
Kipp Yes
Luck No
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Bird Yes
YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:13:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008
Moved Snyder
Seconded Bird
Benavidez
Bradfield
Daugherty
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Gray
Kipp
Luck
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Bird
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:13:15 PM  
Representative Snyder described amendment L.008 (Attachment E).
06:13:18 PM  
Representative Bird described amendment L.011 (Attachment F).


06:14:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011
Moved Bird
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez
Bradfield
Daugherty
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Gray
Kipp
Luck
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Bird
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:14:18 PM  
Representative Snyder described amendment L.012 (Attachment G).


06:16:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012
Moved Snyder
Seconded Bird
Benavidez No
Bradfield Yes
Daugherty Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Gray Yes
Kipp No
Luck Yes
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Bird Yes
YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
06:16:05 PM  
Representatives Cutter and Gray wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


06:25:16 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1208, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez Yes
Bradfield No
Daugherty Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Gray Yes
Kipp Yes
Luck No
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Bird Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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