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S_LG_2019A 02/26/2019 01:58:34 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 02/26/2019
Attendance
Bridges X
Coram X
Crowder X
Williams A. X
Ginal X
Time 01:58:34 PM to 02:39:11 PM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Ginal
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1084 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB19-1047 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB19-1175 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

HB19-1084 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:01:12 PM  

Senator Zenzinger, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1084.  Under current law, an urban renewal authority (URA) must provide a notice to any owner of private property in any area being assessed for blighted conditions. A notice must also be provided by the URA to any private property owner, if the area is determined by the study to not be blighted. This bill changes the time period for when the notice of the blight study final determination must be sent from 30 days to 7 days, and clarifies that the notice must be sent by the URA or the municipality regardless of the final determination of the study.

02:03:53 PM  
There was no witness testimony on the bill.


02:04:11 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1084 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
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1047 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:01:32 PM  

Senator Danielson, presented House Bill 19-1047 and responded to questions. Under current law, an urban renewal authority (URA) must provide a notice to any owner of private property in any area being assessed for blighted conditions. A notice must also be provided by the URA to any private property owner, if the area is determined by the study to not be blighted. This bill changes the time period for when the notice of the blight study final determination must be sent from 30 days to 7 days, and clarifies that the notice must be sent by the URA or the municipality regardless of the final determination of the study.

02:05:06 PM  
Committee discussion and comments followed.
02:06:37 PM  

Harley Gifford, Pueblo West Fire Department, testified in support of the bill.

02:11:16 PM  
Brian Caserta, Pueblo West Fire Department,
testified in support of the bill.
02:12:34 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
02:18:51 PM  
Michael Valdez, Special District Association
Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:21:45 PM  
Steve Clapham, Colorado Professional Fire
Fighters, testified in support of the bill.


02:23:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1047 to the Committee of the Whole 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



HB19-1175 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:23:53 PM  

Senator Danielson, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1047 and responded to questions. Under current law, an urban renewal authority (URA) must provide a notice to any owner of private property in any area being assessed for blighted conditions. A notice must also be provided by the URA to any private property owner, if the area is determined by the study to not be blighted. This bill changes the time period for when the notice of the blight study final determination must be sent from 30 days to 7 days, and clarifies that the notice must be sent by the URA or the municipality regardless of the final determination of the study.

02:28:36 PM  
Steve Earthmeyer, City and County of Denver and Colorado Assessors Association, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.


02:38:44 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1175 to the Committee of the Whole 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


02:39:11 PM   The committee adjourned.