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H_TLG_2020A 01/29/2020 01:34:19 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 01/29/2020
Attendance
Carver X
Catlin X
Froelich X
Hooton *
Humphrey X
Melton X
Valdez A. X
Valdez D. X
Wilson *
Exum X
Gray X
Time 01:34:19 PM to 04:19:22 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Gray
This Report was prepared by April Bernard
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1035 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1071 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1077 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB20-1035 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:36:16 PM  
Representative Singer, prime bill sponsor,
introduced House Bill 20-1035, concerning programs to build statewide capacity
to access supportive housing services, and, in connection therewith, providing
for programs focused on underserved communities with a preference for rural
and frontier communities to serve people with behavioral, mental health,
and substance use disorders who have contact with the justice system.  He
provided several handouts (Attachments A and B).  The bill expands
programs within the Division of Housing in the Department of Local Affairs
to provide supportive housing services to individuals with behavioral,
mental heatlh
, or substance use disorders who are homeless
or at risk of becoming homeless and have contact with the criminal or juvenile
justice system.
01:40:38 PM  

The bill sponsor answered committee questions.

01:48:24 PM  
Judy McNeilsmith, representing La Puente
Home, testified in support of the bill remotely from Adams State University.
01:51:46 PM  
Brigid Korce, representing Housing Solutions
for the Southwest, testified in support of the bill remotely from Fort
Lewis College.
01:57:08 PM  
Gina Shimeall, representing the Task force for Persons Involved in the Juvenile and Justice Criminal Commission, testified in support of the bill.
02:01:05 PM  
Jennifer Longtin, representing National
Alliance on Mental Illness Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:05:53 PM  
Justin Larsen, representing the Second
Chance Center, testified in support of the bill.
02:07:16 PM  
Thomas Hernandez, representing Tribe Recovery
Homes and himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:09:51 PM  
Vincent Atchity, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:12:27 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

02:29:18 PM  

The witnesses continued to respond to committee questions.

02:33:49 PM  
Carl Anderson, representing the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, testified in support of the bill.
02:37:32 PM  
Brian Veatch, representing South Metro
Fire Rescue Authority, testified in support of the bill.
02:38:21 PM  
Tristan Gorman, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of the bill.
02:41:31 PM  
Selena Silva, representing South Metro
Fire Rescue Authority, testified in support of the bill.
02:44:51 PM  
Jenn Lopez, representing Project Moxie,
testified in support of the bill.
02:49:27 PM  
Anne Bacci, representing the Corporation
for Supportive Housing, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:51 PM  
Kinsey Hasstedt, representing Enterprise Community Partners, testified in support of the bill.
02:53:42 PM  
Dr. Donald Burnes, representing the Institute
for Poverty Research at the Colorado Center on Policy and Law, testified
in support of the bill.
02:59:12 PM  
Cathy Alderman, representing the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified in support of the bill.
03:00:24 PM  

The witnesses responded to committee questions.

03:16:12 PM  
Nic Soucy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:20:33 PM  
Representative Singer provided and explained
Amendment L.001 (Attachment C).


03:21:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Melton
Seconded Froelich
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Humphrey
Melton
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Wilson
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:21:15 PM  

Representative Singer made closing remarks.

03:23:09 PM  
The committee provided feedback on the bill.


03:26:21 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1035, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Melton
Seconded Hooton
Carver No
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Melton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Excused
Wilson No
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1071 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:26:55 PM  
Representatives Exum and Duran, co-prime
bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 20-1070 concerning the acquisition
of drivers' licenses by certain persons in the custody of the State Department
of Human Services.  The bill creates a grant program in the state
department to reimburse counties for costs to enroll children in driving
schools who are between the ages of 15 and 18 and in the custody of county
departments of human services.  The bill instructs the State Board
of Human Services to create rules to administer the program on or before
December 1, 2020.  On or before January 1, 2021 the Department of
Human Services must submit a report about the grant program to the committees
of reference of the General Assembly.  The program repeals September
1, 2030 with a sunset review by the Department of Regulatory Agencies prior
to the repeal.  The bill indicates that the program does not create
a liability for the county departments in contracting with driving schools
or when an injury occurs while the child is receiving instruction in the
school.  In addition, the bill provides that a certified court order
may establish legal name, identity, date of birth, lawful presence in the
United States, or Colorado residency when a child between the ages of 15
and 18 applies for a driver license.
03:33:14 PM  
The sponsors talked about Amendments L.005 and L.007 (Attachments
D and E, respectively).
03:33:24 PM  

The bill sponsors answered committee questions.

03:34:37 PM  
Aaron Carpenter, representing Legislative
Council Staff, answered questions about the fiscal note.
03:35:12 PM  

The bill sponsors continued to respond to committee questions.

03:43:20 PM  
Ashley Chase, representing the Office of
the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill.
03:43:56 PM  
Claire Morrow, representing the Tennyson Center for Children, testified in support of the bill.
03:47:48 PM  
Tori Shuler, representing Fostering Great Ideas, testified in support of the bill.
03:51:02 PM  
Rich Uhrlaub, representing Adoption Search
Resource Connection, testified in support of the bill.
03:54:32 PM  

The witnesses responded to committee questions.

03:55:30 PM  
Chaz Tedesco, representing Adams County, testified in support of the bill.
03:57:11 PM  
Lynnae Florn, representing Jefferson County
Human Services, testified in support of the bill.
03:59:49 PM  
Abigail Myers, representing Mile High United Way, testified in support of the bill.


04:03:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment D).
Moved Exum
Seconded Melton
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Humphrey
Melton
Valdez A.
Valdez D. Excused
Wilson
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:04:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment E).
Moved Exum
Seconded Melton
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Humphrey
Melton
Valdez A.
Valdez D. Excused
Wilson
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:04:20 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks.


04:06:48 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1071, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Exum
Seconded Valdez D.
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Melton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Wilson Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1077 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:07:18 PM  
Representative Rich, prime bill sponsor,
introduced House Bill 20-1077, concerning the modification of various provisions
regarding the responsibilities of the county treasurer.  The bill
updates the authority and duties of the county treasurer of each county,
including fees; receipts; chief deputy positions; the definition of a treasuer;
conveyance of property; notice of property tax exemption; declarations;
notice of school district mill levy; estimated payment of tax; tax liens
on mobile homes; personal property tax moving from county; abatement of
taxes; certification of taxes due; and county held liens.

04:09:35 PM  

The bill sponsor responded to committee questions.

04:10:18 PM  
Paul Weissmann, representing Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.
04:12:35 PM  
Sue Sandstrom, representing the Colorado County Treasurers' Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:14:01 PM  

The witnesses answered committee questions.

04:16:47 PM  
The bill sponsor provided and explained
Amendment L.001 (Attachment F).


04:17:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment F).
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Exum
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Humphrey
Melton
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Wilson
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:17:47 PM  
The bill sponsor made closing remarks.


04:19:13 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1077, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Hooton
Seconded Valdez D.
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Melton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Wilson Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:19:22 PM   The committee adjourned.






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