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S_LG_2019A 01/17/2019 09:25:04 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 01/17/2019
Attendance
Bridges X
Coram X
Crowder X
Williams A. X
Ginal X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 09:25:04 AM to 10:31:40 AM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Ginal
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
Introduction Committee Discussion Only
Conf 19-Local Affairs — Executive Director — Department Of Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Presentation by Fiscal Note Staff Committee Discussion Only
SB19-027 Referred, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Introduction - Committee Discussion Only


09:25:36 AM  
Senator Ginal called the meeting to order and reviewed a letter she distributed to the committee (Attachment A).
09:27:40 AM  
Senator Bridges introduced himself to the committee.
09:28:02 AM  
Senator Williams introduced herself to the committee.
09:28:29 AM  
Senator Coram introduced himself to the committee.
09:28:46 AM  
Senator Crowder introduced himself to the committee.



Conf 19-Local Affairs — Executive Director — Department Of - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


09:29:33 AM  

David Oppenheim, Governor's Office, introduced Rick Garcia, appointee to the Executive Director of the Department of Local Affairs.

09:31:34 AM  

Rick Garcia, appointee, introduced himself to the committee and told the committee how his previous experience qualifies him to serve as the Executive Director of the Department of Local Affairs.

 

The Governor's Executive Order and appointment letter for Mr. Garcia may be found in Attachment B.  His resume and application are available at the State Archives.

09:35:30 AM  
Mr. Garcia responded to questions from the committee about broadband and severance tax issues.


09:45:50 AM
Motion Refer the appointment of Rick Garcia to the Executive Director of the Department Of Local Affairs to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Coram Yes
Crowder Yes
Williams A. Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Presentation by Fiscal Note Staff - Committee Discussion Only


09:45:58 AM  

Ed DeCecco, Office of Legislative Legal Services, introduced himself to the committee and discussed the services his office offers to legislators.

09:50:22 AM  

Chris Creighton, Legislative Council Staff, introduced himself to the committee and explained the role of the fiscal note analysts.

 



SB19-027 - Referred, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


09:53:22 AM  

Senator Crowder, co-prime bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-027. The bill authorizes a county to use any lawful method for the final disposition of an unclaimed body including cremation and makes conforming amendments.  Senator Crowder discussed amendment L.003 (Attachment C).

09:57:56 AM  
Senator Winter, co-prime sponsor, discussed the bill.  Senator
Crowder responded to questions.
10:01:51 AM  

Eric Bergman, Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment D).  Mr. Bergman responded to questions.

10:08:32 AM  
Ron Engels, Gilpin County Commissioner,
testified against the bill.
10:14:51 AM  
Jason Kelly, Alamosa County Attorney, testified in support of the the bill.
10:21:59 AM  
Darius Allen, Alamosa County Commissioner, testified in support of the bill.
10:27:35 AM  
Senators Winter and Crowder made closing comments.


10:29:30 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D).
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Bridges
Coram
Crowder
Williams A.
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:31:29 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-027, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Coram Yes
Crowder Yes
Williams A. Yes
Ginal Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


10:31:40 AM   The committee adjourned.