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h_lg_2016a_2016-02-17t13:29:13z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/17/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1209



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1209, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:29 PM -- HB16-1209



Representative Rankin and Representative Becker K. presented and summarized House Bill 16-1209 concerning a Results First Working Group. This bill creates a Results First Working Group (working group) that consists of up to ten members appointed by the Governor, no later than August 15, 2016. The membership structure and term of membership are also specified. Members of the working group are entitled to expense reimbursement and the working group will be staffed by the Governor's Office and Legislative Department, specifically Legislative Council Staff (LCS) and Joint Budget Committee Staff (JBC). Duties of the working group include: setting common definitions and standards for evidence based practices in the state; examining resource and infrastructure needs to build state program evaluation capacity; establishing state program evaluation practices that encourage continuous evaluation and innovation; and making legislative, policy, and budget recommendations to the General Assembly, the Governor's Office, and Executive Branch agencies regarding program evaluation practices. The working group is set to repeal on December 31, 2019.



Representative Rankin and Representative Becker K. answered questions from the committee regarding the membership and scope of the working group.





01:39 PM



Representative Rankin and Representative Becker K. continued to answer questions regarding the membership and scope of the working group.





01:49 PM



Representative Rankin and Representative Becker K. distributed and discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment A).



16HouseLocal0217AttachA.pdf16HouseLocal0217AttachA.pdf



01:53 PM --
Henry Sobenet, representing the Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed the Results First program.



Director Sobenet answered questions regarding the process of the Results First program.





02:03 PM



Director Sobenet continued to answer questions regarding the process of the Results First program.



02:10 PM --
Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in opposition to the bill. She discussed the concerns of Colorado counties.



Ms. Pingenot answered questions from the committee regarding potential policy recommendations from the working group.



Representative Rankin and Representative Becker K. discussed methodology and practice of the working group.





02:20 PM




Representative Becker K. answered questions regarding the process for policy recommendations from the working group.

BILL: HB16-1209
TIME: 02:28:58 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lebsock
VOTE
Arndt
Danielson
Klingenschmitt
Navarro
Ransom
Rosenthal
Saine
Singer
Thurlow
Lebsock
Fields
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





Representative Becker K. and Representative Rankin provided closing comments on the bill.



The committee members discussed the bill.

BILL: HB16-1209
TIME: 02:36:50 PM
MOVED: Saine
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1209, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 7-4.
SECONDED: Danielson
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Klingenschmitt
No
Navarro
No
Ransom
No
Rosenthal
Yes
Saine
No
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Fields
Yes
YES: 7 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS










The House and Senate are temporarily adjourned.  The building is closed to the public.

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