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H_TLG_2019A 03/12/2019 10:07:33 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 03/12/2019
Attendance
Carver X
Catlin X
Froelich X
Galindo *
Hooton X
Humphrey X
Larson X
Valdez A. *
Valdez D. X
Exum X
Gray X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 10:07:33 AM to 10:53:44 AM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Gray
This Report was prepared by April Bernard
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-106 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB19-106 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:07:46 AM  

Representative Larson introduced SB19-106 concerning an additional process by which a board of county commissioners may initiate the withdrawal of current employees who are peace officers from a defined contribution retirement plan offered by one or more local governments.  The purpose of the withdrawal must be for the peace officers to join a retirement plan offered by the fire and police pension association.  Sixty five percent of current peace officer employees are required to approve the withdrawal and participate in the vote to withdraw.  This new provision may be used once every four years.

10:10:30 AM  

Representative Tipper made opening remarks about the bill.

10:13:12 AM  

The committee questioned the bill sponsors about the timeline for use of the withdrawal provision.

10:14:47 AM  

Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Incorporated, testified in opposition to the bill.

10:16:16 AM  

Rick Rodgers, representing the Colorado Public Plan Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill.  He indicated that the coalition may change its position with the amendment L.007 (Attachment A).

10:19:02 AM  

Tom Pfeifle, representing the El Paso County Defined Benefit Plan, testified in opposition to the bill.

10:20:49 AM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about the amendment.

10:23:59 AM  

Tim Mullen, representing CCOERA, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Mullen testified in support of the amendment.

10:27:40 AM  

Elizabeth Price, with CCOERA, testified in opposition to the bill.

10:30:05 AM  

Jeff Shrader, representing the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, testified in support of the bill.

10:33:01 AM  

Chad Bingham, representing the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, testified in support of the bill.

10:34:56 AM  

Sean Smith, representing the La Plata County Sheriff's Department, testified in support of the bill.

10:37:47 AM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about the amendment and the Colorado Sheriffs' Association. Sheriff Shrader testified that the association is in support of the bill.

10:41:49 AM  

Dianna Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

10:45:22 AM  

The committee questioned the sponsors about new employees.



10:46:30 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment A)
Moved Larson
Seconded Exum
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Galindo
Hooton
Humphrey
Larson
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:48:37 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment B)
Moved Exum
Seconded Hooton
Carver Yes
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Galindo Excused
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Larson Yes
Valdez A. Excused
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
10:48:38 AM  

Representative Tipper made closing remarks about the bill.

10:49:09 AM  

Representative Larson made closing remarks about the bill.

10:52:08 AM  
The committee made final remarks about the bill.


10:53:25 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-106, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Larson
Seconded Valdez D.
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Larson Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


10:53:44 AM   The committee adjourned.






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