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J_LS_2020A 02/06/2020 08:16:17 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON LEGAL SERVICES
Date 02/06/2020
Attendance
Cooke X
Foote *
Lee X
Rodriguez *
Snyder X
Soper *
Van Winkle *
Weissman X
Gardner X
Herod X
Time 08:16:17 AM to 08:49:51 AM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Herod
This Report was prepared by Owen Colling
Hearing Items Action Taken
Approval of the OLLS Budget for FY 2020-21 OLLS budget approved
Expenses invoiced for appeal of Cooke et al. v. Markwell et al., 2019CV030973 Committee Discussion Only

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

Approval of the OLLS Budget for FY 2020-21 - OLLS budget approved


08:16:30 AM  

Sharon Eubanks, Director, and Christy Chase, Assistant Director, Office of Legislative Legal Services, testified before the Committee. Ms.Eubanks began the discussion and explained that once the budget passed the Committee it would come before the Executive Committee. Ms. Chase presented the Office's budget for fiscal year 2020-21 and walked the Committee through the main areas of the budget.

08:17:36 AM  

Representative Snyder asked about the merit pay policy, and Ms. Chase explained the Office's merit pay process.

08:21:43 AM  

Representative Van Winkle and Senator Foote were present at 8:21 a.m.

08:22:25 AM  

Senator Gardner asked about the increase in the budget for the eco pass, and Ms. Chase explained how RTD has changed how they charge for the eco pass. Ms. Eubanks expanded on how different legislative agencies deal with transportation and transit allowances.

08:28:04 AM  
Senator Rodriguez was present at 8:28 a.m.
08:28:27 AM  

Senator Lee and Ms. Chase discussed the staffing needs of interim committees and task forces and how that affects the Office.

08:29:57 AM  

Representative Herod asked about the eco pass and interim committees, and Ms. Chase responded.

08:30:40 AM  
Senator Gardner commented on the Uniform Law Commission line item.
08:31:54 AM  

Representative Van Winkle asked about the publications printing expense and outside legal fees line items and Ms. Chase explained the line items.

08:33:25 AM  
Representative Soper was present at 8:33 a.m.
08:33:52 AM  

Jennifer Gilroy, Revisor of Statutes, Office of Legislative Legal Services, testified before the Committee. Representative Snyder and Ms. Gilroy discussed whether the law allows for electronic preservation of records or whether physical copies of statutes must be kept.

08:38:49 AM  

Senator Gardner and Ms. Gilroy discussed the Office's duty to keep records and the best way to preserve the official records.



08:45:21 AM
Motion I move that we approve the proposed OLLS budget for FY 2020-21
Moved Gardner
Seconded Weissman
Cooke Yes
Foote Yes
Lee Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Snyder Yes
Soper Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Weissman Yes
Gardner Yes
Herod Yes
YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Expenses invoiced for appeal of Cooke et al. v. Markwell et al., 2019CV030973 - Committee Discussion Only


08:45:55 AM  

Ms. Eubanks updated the Committee on the current expenses invoiced. Senator Gardner asked a question.

08:46:20 AM  
Representative Snyder and Ms. Eubanks discussed the Office's budget for funding the appeal.


08:49:51 AM   The committee adjourned.