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S_LG_2017A 05/02/2017 02:00 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Date: 05/02/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 02:02 PM to 02:39 PM
Aguilar
*
Crowder
X
Place: SCR 354
Donovan
X
Gardner
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Martinez Humenik
X
Senator Martinez Humenik
This Report was prepared by
David Beaujon
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Conf 17-Housing Board — State

HB17-1293
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar





02:03 PM -- Confirmation of State Housing Board



Allison George, Director, Division of Housing, introduced the Governor's appointments to the State Housing Board.



02:05 PM



Chad E. Wright of Colorado Springs, reappointed for a term expiring January 31, 2021 and as a Democrat and resident of the Fifth Congressional District, discussed his experience and interest in serving another term on the State Housing Board (Attachment A).



170502 AttachA.pdf170502 AttachA.pdf



02:06 PM



Jacalyn Reynolds of Sterling, reappointed for a term expiring January 31, 2021 and as a Democrat and resident of the Fourth Congressional District, discussed her experience and interest in serving another term on the State Housing Board (Attachment A).




02:08 PM



Erik Estrada of Louisville, appointed for a term expiring January 31, 2021 and as a Democrat and resident of the Second Congressional District, discussed her experience and interest in serving on the State Housing Board (Attachment A).








02:09 PM



The appointees responded to questions from the committee about the duties of the State Housing Board, resolving tenant landlord disputes, and other issues.

BILL: Conf 17-Housing Board — State
TIME: 02:20:31 PM
MOVED: Gardner
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Erik Estrada, Jacalyn Reynolds, and Chad E. Wright to the State Housing Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Donovan
Excused
Gardner
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:23 PM



The committee recessed.



02:26 PM -- HB 17-1293



The committee returned from recess. Senator Todd, prime sponsor, discussed the provisions of House Bill 17-1293 concerning local government officials on nonprofit boards. The reengrossed bill specifies that it is neither a conflict of interest nor a breach of fiduciary duty or the public trust for a local government official to serve on the board of directors of a nonprofit entity.



02:26 PM



Senator Martinez Humenik distributed Amendment L.002 (Attachment B).



170502 AttachB.pdf170502 AttachB.pdf



The following persons testified on the bill.



02:30 PM --
Ron Carl, representing the Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners, spoke in support of the bill and explained how the county works cooperatively with a number of nonprofit organizations, and that commissioners serving on their boards is an efficient mechanism to track resources.















02:33 PM --
Eric Bergman, Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in support of the bill and explained how county commissioners often serve on the boards of nonprofits.



02:34 PM -- Richard Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



02:35 PM -- Mark Turner, representing the Colorado Nonprofit Association, spoke in support of the bill and explained how nonprofits benefit from local officials serving on boards.



02:37 PM



The chair closed testimony and Senator Todd closed her remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1293
TIME: 02:37:54 PM
MOVED: Aguilar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Crowder
Donovan
Gardner
Martinez Humenik
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
BILL: HB17-1293
TIME: 02:38:15 PM
MOVED: Aguilar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1293 to the Committee of the Whole, as amended, with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Donovan
Excused
Gardner
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:39 PM



The committee adjourned.




The House and Senate are temporarily adjourned.  The building is closed to the public.

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