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h_sa_2018a_2018-04-04t13:37:26z3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-070

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 4, 2018      
Location LSB A



SB18-070 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:35:05 PM  

Representative Leonard and Representative Humphrey, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-070. The bill creates a property tax exemption for property that is leased and used solely for religious purposes.

03:44:15 PM  
Representative Leonard answered questions from the committee.
04:04:52 PM  
JoAnn Groff and Stan Gueldenzopf, Department of Local Affairs, answered questions from the committee.
04:18:44 PM  
Committee discussion with Ms. Groff ensued.
04:30:01 PM  

Pedro Gonzalez, representing himself, testified in support of the bill with the assistance of Rigoberto Mendez, who interperted for Mr. Gonzalez.

04:36:30 PM  

Barry Arrington, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:40:14 PM  
Elizabeth Cheever, Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in opposition to the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
04:44:55 PM  
Jeff Hunt, Colorado Christian University, testified in support of the bill.
04:46:44 PM  

Gini Pingenot, Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill. She stated that the Special District Association of Colorado and Colorado State Fire Chiefs also oppose the bill.

04:52:50 PM  

Preston Branaugh, Timber Ridge Church, testified in support of the bill. He provided two handouts to the committee [Attachments D and E]. Mr. Branaugh answered questions from the committee.

04:57:48 PM  

Tom Mathews, International Council of Shopping Centers, testified in support of the bill.

05:02:37 PM  
Phil Ross, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:07:21 PM  

Rigoberto Mendez, representing himself, read testimony from Hector Rosell and Carlos Chacon in support of the bill.

05:14:46 PM  
Jenna Ellis, Colorado Family Action, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
05:30:18 PM  
Representative Leonard and Representative Humphrey made concluding remarks. Committee members made comments regarding the bill.


05:41:33 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-070 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Humphrey
Seconded Van Winkle
Benavidez Excused
Hooton No
Humphrey Yes
Melton No
Sias Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Weissman No
Lontine No
Foote Excused
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:41:49 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-070 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Melton
Seconded Weissman
Benavidez Excused
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Melton Yes
Sias No
Van Winkle No
Weissman Yes
Lontine Yes
Foote Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS