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h_sa_2018a_2018-03-14t13:34:30z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-156

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Mar 14, 2018      
Location LSB A



SB18-156 - Committee Discussion Only/Lay Over


01:35:13 PM  

Representative Kennedy, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-156.  Under current law, counties are required to publish expense reports, salary reports, and financial statements in at least one legal newspaper.  The bill changes the frequency and manner in which these reports and statements must be published.  Under this bill, the salary report must be published once annually instead of twice annually.  Prior to January 1, 2020, these reports and statements must still be published in at least one legal newspaper; however after January 1, 2020, these reports may be posted on the county website with a link to at least one legal newspaper in which they are published.

01:39:44 PM  

Representative Kennedy explained amendment L.001 [Attachment A].  He answered questions from the committee.

01:44:21 PM  

Commissioner Casey Tighe, Jefferson County, testified in support of the bill.  He answered questions from the committee.

01:50:00 PM  

Jerry Healey, Colorado Community Media, testified in opposition to the bill. He provided an informational packet and two handouts to the committee [Attachments B to D]. Mr. Healey answered questions from the committee.

01:55:50 PM  

Eric Bergman, Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill. He provided two handouts to the committee [Attachments E and F]. Mr. Bergman answered questions from the committee.

02:02:35 PM  

Jerry Raehal, Colorado Press Association, testified in opposition to the bill.  He answered questions from the committee.

02:10:59 PM  

Commissioner Jim Zwetzeig, Morgan County, testified in support of the bill.  He answered questions from the committee.

02:17:32 PM  
Representative Kennedy answered questions from the committee.
02:17:53 PM  

Greg Romberg, Colorado Press Association, testified in opposition to the bill.  He answered questions from the committee. Representative Kennedy answered questions from the committee.

02:25:27 PM  

Richard Orf, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:27:09 PM  

Representative Foote made comments and laid the bill over for action only to a date to be determined.  The committee recessed.