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S_LG_2019A 02/12/2019 02:01:11 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 02/12/2019
Attendance
Bridges X
Coram X
Crowder *
Williams A. X
Ginal X
Time 02:01:11 PM to 02:56:46 PM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Ginal
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
Sunset Review – Emergency Planning Subcommittee Referred to Senate for Introduction
Sunset Review - Public Safety Subcommittee Referred to Senate for Introduction
Sunset Review – Fire Suppression Program Referred to Senate for Introduction
HB19-1050 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Sunset Review – Emergency Planning Subcommittee - Referred to Senate for Introduction


02:01:59 PM  
Brian Tobias, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
(DORA), explained the sunset review process for programs under Title 2
of the Colorado Revised Statutes.  Committee discussion followed.
02:05:36 PM  
Jennifer Lockwood, DORA, reviewed the Sunset Review of the
Emergency Planning Subcommittee (the Sunset Review of the Emergency Planning
Subcommittee may be found online at
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora-oprrr/node/143196/
).
02:08:01 PM  
Megan Waples, Office of Legislative Legal
Services (OLLS), responded to questions about the draft bill concerning
the continuation of the Emergency Planning Subcommittee (Attachment A).


02:10:57 PM
Motion Refer the draft bill, OLLS NO. 19-0356.01, concerning the continuation of the Public Safety Communications Subcommittee, to OLLS for final drafting and Senate introduction.
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
02:10:58 PM  
Senator Ginal appointed Senator Bridges as the sponsor of
the bill and gave permission to OLLS staff to make technical corrections
to the bill draft.



Sunset Review – Fire Suppression Program - Referred to Senate for Introduction


02:22:55 PM  
Bryan Jameson, DORA, presented the sunset review of the Fire
Suppression Registration and Inspection Program and responded to questions
(the Sunset Review: Colorado Fire Suppression Registration and Inspection
Program may be found online at
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora-oprrr/node/143196/).
02:32:24 PM  
Mr. Jameson discussed DORA's recommendation to continue the Fire Suppression Registration and Inspection Program. Mr. Jameson responded to questions.


02:42:25 PM
Motion Refer the draft bill, OLLS NO. 19-0354.01 concerning the continuation of the Fire Suppression Registration and Inspection, to OLLS for final drafting and Senate introduction (Attachment C).
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Coram Yes
Crowder Yes
Williams A. Yes
Ginal Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:43:00 PM
Motion Moved to allow Senator Winter to sponsor the bill concerning the continuation of the Fire Suppression Registration and Inspection Program.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Coram Yes
Crowder Yes
Williams A. Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



02:21:34 PM
Senator Ginal appointed Senator Williams as the sponsor of
the bill and gave permission to OLLS staff to make technical corrections
to the bill draft.



HB19-1050 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:43:27 PM  

Senator Winter and Senator Priola, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1050. Under current law, a restrictive covenant of a common interest community (i.e., home owner or condominium owner associations) may not prohibit an individual property owner from employing the use of xeriscape or drought-tolerant landscaping. This bill extends this same policy to common areas under the control of the covenant community's governing board, and specifies that special districts are not exempt from the water conservation law concerning xeriscape landscaping.

02:45:40 PM  
Committee questions followed.
02:50:13 PM  
Suzanne Leff, Community Associations Institute, testified in support of the bill.
02:51:55 PM  
Josh Kuhn, Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:53:43 PM  
Senator Priola responded to questions.


02:56:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1050 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Coram Yes
Crowder Yes
Williams A. Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Sunset Review - Public Safety Subcommittee - Referred to Senate for Introduction


02:13:09 PM  
Ms. Lockwood presented the Sunset Review of the Public Safety
Communications Subcommittee and reviewed the DORA recommendation to continue
the subcommittee (the Sunset Review of the Public Safety Subcommittee may
be found online at  
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora-oprrr/node/143196/).
 
02:16:15 PM  

Mr. Tobias responded to questions.

02:18:09 PM  
Ms. Lockwood responded to questions.
02:18:51 PM  
Glen Klaich, Colorado Department of Public
Safety, discussed the role of the All-Hazards Senior Advisory Council.



02:21:00 PM
Motion Refer the draft bill, OLLS NO. 19-0357.01, concerning the continuation of the Public Safety Communications Subcommittee, to OLLS for final drafting and Senate introduction (Attachment B).
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


02:56:46 PM   The committee adjourned.