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s_lg_2017a_2017-04-26t13:56:05z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/26/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1354



SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1354 to the Committee of the W PASS







05:26 PM -- HB17-1354



Representative K. Becker explained HB17-1354 concerning the collection of delinquent taxes on mobile homes. The bill modifies procedures for county treasurers to collect delinquent taxes on mobile homes, including manufactured homes, that are not affixed to the ground. Under current law, county treasurers must enforce collection of delinquent taxes on mobile homes through a court action or by seizing and selling the mobile home. The bill gives discretion to county treasurers to determine how to collect delinquent taxes on mobile homes. In addition, the bill authorizes a county treasurer to declare tax liens for mobile homes as county-held, and to prevent tax liens for mobile homes from being sold to investors.



Representative Becker distributed an article about tax liens on mobile homes in Boulder County (Attachment G) and responded to committee questions.



17HouseLocalGov0426AttachG.pdf17HouseLocalGov0426AttachG.pdf



05:34 PM --
Jill Grano, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill. She explained that many vulnerable individuals live in mobile home communities and are terrified of losing their homes. She further explained that mobile homes should be treated as real property and given the same amount of time and leeway to work out taxes, titles, and other related issues.





05:44 PM




Representative K. Becker emphasized that mobile home values in Boulder are not representative statewide.



05:45 PM --
John Lafebvre, representing Weld County and the Colorado Treasurer's Association, spoke in support of the bill. He explained that Weld County has a high number of mobile homes and answered questions from the committee regarding the transference of mobile homes, titles, and taxes.



05:51 PM --
Ed Shackelford, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, spoke in support of the bill. He explained that forty to fifty percent of mobile home residents are seniors, and mobile homes are increasingly being looked at as a solution to affordable housing.



05:52 PM -- Kristopher Grant, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill. Although in support, he reported that he would like to see an amendment on the bill because it does not offer any long-term solutions.





05:56 PM



The committee discussed the bill and provided reasons for supporting it.





06:00 PM




Representative K. Becker made closing comments.

BILL: HB17-1354
TIME: 06:02:26 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1354 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Liston
VOTE
Coleman
Yes
Exum
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Liston
Yes
McKean
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Valdez
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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