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s_lg_2016a_2016-05-03t15:32:00z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/03/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-211



SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A). The motion p

Refer Senate Bill 16-211, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







03:33 PM -- SB 16-211



Senator Scheffel and Senator Cadman, co-prime sponsors, discussed the provisions of Senate Bill 16-211 concerning special district elections. They also distributed Amendment L.002 (Attachment A). With specified exceptions, the bill prohibits contests of special district elections on the grounds that an elector was unqualified either to vote or to serve on a special district board of directors, and otherwise validates such elections conducted prior to April 21, 2016, and on May 3, 2016.



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The following persons testified on the bill:



03:36 PM --
Dee Wisor, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill and discussed the finding in Merin Metro. Dist. v. Landmark Towers Ass'n Inc. He also spoke in support of Amendment L.002 and responded to questions from the committee about the bill.



03:42 PM --
Geoff Wilson, Colorado Municipal League, spoke in support of the bill.



03:43 PM --
Jan Bilsborrow, Redleaf Metropolitan District, spoke in support of the bill and discussed bonds issued by the district. She also responded to questions from the committee about the number of families that live in the district.



03:46 PM --
Sam Sharp, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill and discussed bonds issued by special districts. He also responded to questions from the committee about provisions of the bill.



03:49 PM --
Jenifer Waller, Colorado Bankers Association, spoke in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee about the effect of the bill.



03:50 PM --
Jill Repella, Douglas County Board of County Commissioners, spoke in support of the bill and discussed oversight of special districts by board of county commissioners. She also responded to questions from the committee about the effect of the bill on special districts.



03:54 PM --
Kristen Bear, White, Bear, Ankale, Tanaka, and Waldron Law Firm, spoke in support of the bill.



03:57 PM --
Evan Goulding, Special District Association, spoke in support of the bill and explained that metropolitan districts are a type of special districts that provide two or more services.



03:58 PM --
Richard Nathan, Landmark Homeowners Association, spoke in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee about problems experienced by members of his association related to debt issues prior to the development of the building.



04:02 PM



The chair closed testimony and Senator Scheffel and Senator Cadman closed their remarks on the bill.


BILL: SB16-211
TIME: 04:03:10 PM
MOVED:
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Excused
Tate
Ulibarri
Crowder
Marble
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





04:05 PM



Dee Wisor returned to answer questions from the committee about the Amendment L.002.


BILL: SB16-211
TIME: 04:05:49 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-211, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be added to the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Excused
Tate
Yes
Ulibarri
Excused
Crowder
Yes
Marble
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











04:07 PM



The committee adjourned.




Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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