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FB512B63986AC41F872583D8006DD3C1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1309

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date Apr 10, 2019      
Location HCR 0112



HB19-1309 - Amended, referred to House Finance


01:59:40 PM  

The committee recessed.

02:00:12 PM  

The committee came back to order.

02:05:23 PM  

Representative Hooton introduced House Bill 19-1309 concerning the regulation of mobile home parks, and, in connection therewith, granting counties the power to enact ordinances for mobile home parks, extending the time to move or sell a mobile home after eviction proceedings, and creating the Mobile Home Park Dispute Resolution and Enforcement Program.  The bill protects mobile home owners by granting counties the power to enact certain ordinances for mobile home parks; extending the time period between the notice for nonpayment of rent and the termination of any tenancy or other estate at will or lease in a mobile home park; and extending the time a mobile home owner has to vacate a mobile home park after a court enters an eviction order.  The Mobile Home Park Dispute Resolution and Enforcement Program will be created within the Division of Housing at the Department of Local Affairs.  The program will register mobile home parks, including a registration fee; collect data about disputes and violations of the mobile home park act and annually report the data; create and distribute education materials about the act and program; create and maintain a database of mobile home parks; and manage the complaint process related to alleged violations of the Mobile Home Park Act, including receiving and investigating complaints, determining the outcome of complaints, imposing penalties, and participating in administrative dispute resolutions.

02:09:37 PM  

Representative McCluskie made opening remarks about the bill.  The bill sponsors provided four handouts (Attachments A, B, C, D).

02:10:00 PM  

The committee questioned the bill sponsors about the dispute resolution program.

02:12:36 PM  

Mo Miskell, representing the Department of Local Affairs, testified neutral to the bill.

02:14:49 PM  

The committee questioned the witness about what the Department of Local Affairs will provide, including databases.

02:17:06 PM  

Summer Laws, representing Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.

02:19:13 PM  

Petra Bennett, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:21:55 PM  

Sonja Payan, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:26:12 PM  

Jason Legg, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:33:34 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about the mediation process, home rule authorities of cities and ordinances, enforcement mechanisms, lease contracts, the definition of a mobile home park, the county rules for mobile home parks, and the effect of the bill on the existence of mobile home parks.

02:46:34 PM  

Michael Pierce, representing the Colorado Coalition of Manufactured Home Owners, testified in support of the bill.

02:47:31 PM  

Nancy Flores, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:51:04 PM  

Cheryl Whisenhunt, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:56:30 PM  

Dorie Glover, representing the Colorado Coalition of Manufactured Homeowners, testified in support of the bill.

03:02:43 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about mobile home park rules and regulations.

03:03:46 PM  

Jeff Tressler, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:05:19 PM  

Lisa Felix, representing Sun Communities, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:06:59 PM  

Wadioni Rainwater, representing Sun Communities, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:09:58 PM  

Nate Nelson, representing Kingston Management, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:13:48 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about objections to the bill and how to remedy those objections, the dispute resolution process, eviction costs, expedited eviction for violent acts, home rule authority ordinances, and stakeholder meetings.

03:22:00 PM  

Norm Sorensen, representing Kingsley Management, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:24:35 PM  

Aimee Bove, representing Bove Law Offices, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:25:39 PM  

Jessica McCoy, representing Sentia, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:29:22 PM  

Rolf Harrison, representing Front Range Mobile Home Communities, LLC, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:31:41 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about operation in city and county jurisdictions, evictions, including statutory notice, landlord and tenant relationship, and excessive charging of fees.

03:44:50 PM  

The committee continued to question the witnesses about existing mediation programs, stakeholder meetings, and rule making processes.

03:50:11 PM  

Christian Hendrickson, representing Sherman and Howard, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:52:27 PM  

Jim Feehan, representing Bella Vista Mobile Home Park, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:55:59 PM  

Estefania Ortiz, representing Casa Estates, testified in opposition to the bill.  She provided a packet of testimony from other residents (Attachment E).

03:58:06 PM  

Tawny Peyton, representing the Rocky Mountain Home Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:00:26 PM  

The committee questioned the panel about ordinances and the existence of mobile home parks, affordable housing, enforcement, and dogs at large.

04:08:50 PM  

Bruce Dewald, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:10:43 PM  

Crystal Murillo, representing the City of Aurora, testified in support of the bill.

04:15:48 PM  

Mary Young, representing the City of Boulder, testified in support of the bill.

04:18:40 PM  

Ed Shackelford, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.

04:22:51 PM  

Renee Hummel, representing the Vista Village Homeowner's Association/CMOB, testified in support of the bill.

04:29:37 PM  

Jack Regenbogen, representing Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.

04:30:32 PM  

Karla Ottero, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:33:25 PM  

Deborah Cantrell, representing the University of Colorado Law School, testified in support of the bill.

04:36:28 PM  

Rachel Arndt, representing Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.

04:43:26 PM  

Sharon Tessier, representing the City and County of Broomfield, testified in support of the bill.

04:43:57 PM  

Andrea Chiriboga-Flor, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  She provided a handout (Attachment F).

04:47:55 PM  

Esther Sullivan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:52:03 PM  

Amanda Blasingame, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:54:06 PM  

Billy Bear Jarrett, representing the Colorado Mobile Home Residence Alliance, testified in support of the bill.

04:57:54 PM  

Imelda Valenzuela, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

05:01:08 PM  

Tanya Petty, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:06:52 PM  

Cesiah Guadarrama, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

05:11:21 PM  

Debbie Wilson, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:11:22 PM  

The committee was given written testimony from a person who couldn't attend the hearing (Attachment G).

05:17:26 PM  

Representative Hooton explained the amendments.  She provided a handout (Attachment H).



05:20:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment I)
Moved Hooton
Seconded Valdez A.
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Galindo Excused
Hooton
Humphrey
Lewis
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:21:52 PM  

There were questions about the amount of the registration fee for mobile home parks registering with the Department of Local Affairs.



05:23:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment J)
Moved Hooton
Seconded Valdez A.
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Galindo Excused
Hooton
Humphrey
Lewis
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:24:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment K)
Moved Hooton
Seconded Valdez A.
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Galindo Excused
Hooton
Humphrey
Lewis
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:25:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment L)
Moved Hooton
Seconded Valdez A.
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Galindo Excused
Hooton
Humphrey
Lewis
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:25:52 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing remarks about the bill.

05:34:53 PM  

The committee made closing remarks about the bill.



05:42:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1309, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Hooton
Seconded Galindo
Carver No
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Lewis No
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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