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S_LG_2016A 04/26/2016 02:05:34 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Date: 04/26/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 02:05 PM to 02:50 PM
Donovan
X
Kefalas
X
Place: SCR 353
Martinez Humenik
X
Tate
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Ulibarri
X
Senator Marble
Crowder
E
Marble
X
This Report was prepared by
David Beaujon
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SCR16-005

HB16-1340
Amended, Laid Over

Postponed Indefinitely





02:06 PM -- SCR 16-005



Senator Martinez Humenik, co-prime sponsor, discussed Senate Concurrent Resolution 16-005 concerning county surveyors. She announced that Senator Todd, the other co-prime sponsor on SCR 16-005 was presenting a bill in another committee and distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment A) and background information related to the bill (Attachment B). The Colorado constitution currently requires a county surveyor to be elected in each county. This concurrent resolution refers a ballot question to the voters that removes this requirement and allows each county, by ordinance, to determine: whether or not to have a surveyor; whether the surveyor is to be elected or appointed; the salary of the surveyor; and the term of service for a county surveyor.



160426 AttachA.pdf160426 AttachA.pdf160426 AttachB.pdf160426 AttachB.pdf



02:14 PM



Senator Martinez Humenik moved to refer the bill to the Committee of Whole and Amendment L.001.



The following persons testified on the resolution:



02:17 PM --
Paul Bacus, Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado, explained he is a land surveyor and testified against the resolution. He discussed the role of county surveyors and the current law concerning the appointment of county surveyors. He also responded to questions from the committee about the cost of placing a measure on the state ballot.



02:24 PM --
Warren Ward, Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado and the Colorado Association of County Surveyors of Colorado (CSC), testified against the resolution. He explained that he is Grand County's surveyor and discussed the role of county surveyors. He also responded to questions from the committee about the role of county surveyors.



02:42 PM



Testimony was closed and Senator Martinez Humenik renewed her motions on the resolution.




02:43 PM



The committee recessed.



02:48 PM



The committee returned from recess.

BILL: SCR16-005
TIME: 02:48:17 PM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Moved Amendment L.001 (Attachment A) . The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Tate
Ulibarri
Crowder
Excused
Marble
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






BILL: SCR16-005
TIME: 02:48:20 PM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Refer SCR16-005, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a 3-3 vote.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
No
Kefalas
No
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Tate
Yes
Ulibarri
No
Crowder
Excused
Marble
Yes
YES: 3 NO: 3 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: TIE









03:48 PM



The bill was laid over, as amended, and tentatively scheduled for action only on April 28, upon adjournment.



02:48 PM -- HB 16-1340



Testimony on House Bill 16-1340 concerning county planning commission approval requirement exemptions occurred on April 19, 2016. The bill was then laid over unamended.




BILL: HB16-1340
TIME: 02:50:18 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1340 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
Yes
Kefalas
Excused
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Tate
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Crowder
Excused
Marble
Yes
YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: TIE









02:50 PM



The committee adjourned.




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