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H_LG_2016A 03/09/2016 01:32:22 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Date: 03/09/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:32 PM to 04:01 PM
Arndt
X
Danielson
*
Place: HCR 0107
Klingenschmitt
X
Navarro
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Ransom
X
Representative Fields
Rosenthal
X
Saine
X
This Report was prepared by
Singer
X
Damion Pechota
Thurlow
X
Lebsock
X
Fields
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1230

HB16-1155

SB16-012
Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:32 PM -- HB16-1230



Representative Dore presented and summarized House Bill 16-1230 concerning the transparency online project to include county information. This bill requires counties to provide revenue and expenditure data to the state Chief Information Officer (CIO) no later than 30 days after the end of the fiscal year for inclusion in the State Transparency Online Project site (TOPS). Data must be segmented by agency and provided in an electronic format approved by the CIO so it can be added to TOPS. If a county fails to provide this data within 90 days of the deadline, the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) will consider this to be an adverse factor when making local government severance tax grant awards. The CIO is also required to archive past county revenue and expenditures data.



Representative Dore summarized and distributed amendment L.004 (Attachment A) and amendment L.005 (Attachment B).



16HouseLocal0309AttachA.pdf16HouseLocal0309AttachA.pdf 16HouseLocal0309AttachB.pdf16HouseLocal0309AttachB.pdf



01:40 PM --
Jack Arrowsmith, representing the Statewide Internet Portal Authority, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed statewide transparency statistics.



Mr. Arrowsmith answered questions from the committee regarding amendment L.005.

















01:45 PM --
Carol Block, representing Larimer County, spoke in opposition of the bill. She distributed and discussed a handout to the committee (Attachment C). Ms. Block discussed the current state requirements for publishing county financial and budget information. She discussed the county's concerns regarding the bill.



Attachment C can be viewed at Legislative Council.



01:55 PM



Ms. Block answered questions from the committee regarding the publication of transparency requirements. She also answered questions regarding amendment L.005.



02:02 PM --
Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in opposition to the bill. She distributed and discussed an informational handout (Attachment D) and a list of examples of local government transparency publications (Attachment E).



16HouseLocal0309AttachD.pdf16HouseLocal0309AttachD.pdf 16HouseLocal0309AttachE.pdf16HouseLocal0309AttachE.pdf



Ms. Pingenot answered questions regarding the amendments to the bills.



Representative Dore distributed and discussed amendment L.003 (Attachment F).



16HouseLocal0309AttachF.pdf16HouseLocal0309AttachF.pdf

BILL: HB16-1230
TIME: 02:13:10 PM
MOVED: Lebsock
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment F). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Singer
VOTE
Arndt
Danielson
Klingenschmitt
Navarro
Ransom
Rosenthal
Saine
Singer
Thurlow
Lebsock
Fields
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection













Representative Dore summarized amendment L.004.

BILL: HB16-1230
TIME: 02:16:38 PM
MOVED: Lebsock
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Singer
VOTE
Arndt
Danielson
Klingenschmitt
Navarro
Ransom
Rosenthal
Saine
Singer
Thurlow
Lebsock
Fields
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB16-1230
TIME: 02:17:35 PM
MOVED: Lebsock
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Singer
VOTE
Arndt
Danielson
Klingenschmitt
Navarro
Ransom
Rosenthal
Saine
Singer
Thurlow
Lebsock
Fields
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection













Representative Thurlow distributed and discussed amendment L.006 (Attachment G). Representative Fields said that the amendment does not fit under the title of the bill.



16HouseLocal0309AttachG.pdf16HouseLocal0309AttachG.pdf



Representative Dore provided closing comments on the bill.



The members provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1230
TIME: 02:26:25 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1230, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 8-3.
SECONDED: Arndt
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Rosenthal
No
Saine
No
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
No
Lebsock
Yes
Fields
Yes
YES: 8 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











































02:27 PM -- HB16-1155



Representative Saine and Representative Mitsch Bush presented and discussed House Bill 16-1155 concerning controlled access highways as county roads. The bill allows a county to designate a four-lane, controlled-access county highway as a primary road of the county, and specifies the respective jurisdiction, control, and duties of local governments with respect to a designated primary road. Specifically, and similar to the state's authority over state highways, a county has the authority to: control highway access; prohibit signs and banners; utilize sewers; erect, control, and maintain route markers and directional signs; and install, operate, maintain, and control traffic signals, signs, and traffic control devices. While a municipality is responsible for: control of the highway on and beyond the curbs; construction and maintenance of underground facilities; highway illumination and cleaning; regulation and enforcement of traffic and parking; and erecting, controlling, and maintaining street signs. Together, county and municipality may: share the cost of new storm sewer facilities, if required; and acquire rights-of-way for the highway as mutually agreed upon.



Representative Saine distribtued and discussed amendment L.002 (Attachment H), a map of the proposed highway (Attachment I), a packet of letters (Attachment J), and letters of support from local municipalities (Attachment K).



16HouseLocal0309AttachH.pdf16HouseLocal0309AttachH.pdf 16HouseLocal0309AttachI.pdf16HouseLocal0309AttachI.pdf



16HouseLocal0309AttachJ.pdf16HouseLocal0309AttachJ.pdf 16HouseLocal0309AttachK.pdf16HouseLocal0309AttachK.pdf



Representative Saine answered questions from the committee regarding the size of the proposed roadway.



02:33 PM --
Barbara Kirkmeyer, Commissioner, representing Weld County, spoke in favor of the bill. She discussed the access management plan for County Road 49.



Ms. Kirkmeyer answered questions from the committee regarding the maintenance and use of the proposed roadway.





02:43 PM



Ms. Kirkmeyer continued to answer questions from the committee regarding the consolidation of access points for the proposed roadway. She also answered questions regarding intergovernmental agreements.





02:53 PM



Ms. Kirkmeyer continued to answer questions from the committee regarding intergovernmental agreements.



Representative Saine provided an overview of amendment L.002.

















03:03 PM



Ms. Kirkmeyer dialogued with the committee members regarding the continued maintenance of the proposed roadway.





03:13 PM



Ms. Kirkmeyer continued to answer questions regarding the continued maintenance of the proposed roadway.



03:23 PM --
Danny Kipp, Mayor, Town of Keenesburg, spoke in favor of the bill.



Mayor Kipp answered questions from the committee regarding local authority for road construction and maintenance.



03:31 PM --
Tony Lombard, Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed the intergovernmental cooperation for the proposed roadway.



Mr. Lombard answered a question regarding amendment L.002.



03:36 PM --
Wesley LaVanchy, Town of Firestone, spoke in favor of the bill.



Representative Saine provided a summary of amendment L.002.

BILL: HB16-1155
TIME: 03:39:39 PM
MOVED: Saine
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment H). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Klingenschmitt
VOTE
Arndt
Danielson
Klingenschmitt
Navarro
Ransom
Rosenthal
Saine
Singer
Thurlow
Lebsock
Fields
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection

















The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1155
TIME: 03:47:51 PM
MOVED: Saine
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1155, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 9-2.
SECONDED: Navarro
VOTE
Arndt
No
Danielson
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Saine
Yes
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Lebsock
No
Fields
Yes
YES: 9 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:49 PM



The committee recessed.





03:53 PM



The committee came back from recess.






03:53 PM -- SB16-012



Representative Singer presented and summarized Senate Bill-16-012 concerning time to reconstruct residential improvements. This bill allows residential property to maintain its property tax classification for an indefinite period of time if the county assessor determines the property owner is making a good faith effort to rebuild an improvement destroyed by a natural disaster. A residential improvement is a home or other structure that has been built on residential property. Under current law, the property can maintain its residential classification for up to four years after the improvement has been destroyed if, in the assessor's judgement, the owner intends to repair or replace the structure.



03:57 PM --
Elizabeth Peetz, representing the Colorado Association of Realtors, spoke in favor of the bill.








BILL: SB16-012
TIME: 03:59:09 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-012 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Fields
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Saine
Yes
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Fields
Yes
YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:01 PM



The committee adjourned.


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