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H_TLG_2020A 02/26/2020 02:20:23 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 02/26/2020
Attendance
Buentello X
Carver X
Catlin X
Froelich X
Humphrey *
Melton X
Valdez A. X
Valdez D. X
Wilson X
Hooton X
Gray X
Time 02:20:23 PM to 04:57:48 PM
Place Old Supreme Court Chamber
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Gray
This Report was prepared by April Bernard
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1233 Postponed Indefinitely

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

HB20-1233 - Postponed Indefinitely

02:20:42 PM  
Representatives Melton and Benavidez, co-prime
sponsors, introduced House Bill 20-1233, concerning constitutional protections
for conducting basic life functions in public spaces.  The bill prohibits
the state and any city, county, city and county, municipality, or other
government entity from restricting a person to conduct basic life functions
in public space unless the government can offer alternative adequate shelter
and a person denies the shelter.  A person may occupy a motor vehicle,
as long as the vehicle is legally parked on public property or parked on
private property with the permission of the property owner.
02:32:02 PM  
The sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:47:17 PM  
The bill sponsors continued to respond to committee questions.
03:04:31 PM  
Britta Fisher, representing the City and
County of Denver, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:19:31 PM  
Bob McDonald, representing the City and
County of Denver, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:22:35 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
03:32:26 PM  
Charles Willman, representing the City of Glenwood Springs, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:34:47 PM  
Andy Phelps, representing the City of Colorado Springs, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:38:13 PM  
Abe Laydon, representing Douglas County
and Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill.
03:41:10 PM  
Kathleen Curry, representing the Ute Water
Conservancy District, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:42:22 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
03:44:36 PM  
Meghan Dollar, representing the Special
District Association and the Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition
to the bill.
03:46:23 PM  
Douglas Carlson, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:47:44 PM  
Lauren Masias, representing the Colorado Competitive Council (C3), testified in opposition to the bill.
03:49:44 PM  
Donna Brosemer, representing Greeley Water
and the Colorado Water Congress, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:53:12 PM  
Jan Cook, representing herself, testified
in opposition to the bill.
03:55:21 PM  
Laurel Anne Flohive, representing herself,
testified in opposition to the bill.
03:57:28 PM  
Ms. Flohive responded to questions from
the committee.
04:01:17 PM  
Michael Hodson, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.
04:04:46 PM  
Kathy Alderman, representing the Colorado
Coalition for the Homeless (CCH), testified in support of the bill.
04:08:34 PM  
Jerry Burton, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:10:56 PM  
Jesse Parris, representing Denver Homeless Out Loud, testified in support of the bill.
04:14:39 PM  
Timothy Davis, representing homeless people, testified in support of the bill.
04:18:28 PM  
The committee made comments.
04:19:12 PM  
Ms. Alderman responded to questions from the committee.
04:26:10 PM  
Yvette Dillon, representing the CCH, testified
in support of the bill.
04:29:37 PM  
Representative Melton distributed and explained
Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
04:31:08 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions
on Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).


04:31:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Melton
Seconded Hooton
Buentello
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Humphrey
Melton
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Wilson
Hooton
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:32:54 PM  
The bill sponsors distributed and talked
about Amendments L.002 and L.005 (Attachments B and C).



04:33:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment C).
Moved Melton
Seconded Hooton
Buentello
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Humphrey
Melton
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Wilson
Hooton
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:34:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Melton
Seconded Hooton
Buentello
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Humphrey
Melton
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Wilson
Hooton
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:34:33 PM  
The bill sponsors distributed and provided
information about Amendment L.004 (Attachment D).


04:34:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment D).
Moved Melton
Seconded Hooton
Buentello
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Humphrey
Melton
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Wilson
Hooton
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:35:03 PM  
The bill sponsors provided closing remarks.
04:45:10 PM  
The committee made closing remarks.


04:55:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1233, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Melton
Seconded Hooton
Buentello No
Carver No
Catlin No
Froelich No
Humphrey No
Melton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. No
Wilson No
Hooton Yes
Gray No
YES: 3   NO: 8   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:57:32 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1233 indefinitely.
Moved Carver
Seconded Valdez D.
Buentello Yes
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Humphrey Yes
Melton No
Valdez A. No
Valdez D. Yes
Wilson Yes
Hooton No
Gray Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:57:48 PM   The committee adjourned.