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S_LG_2019A 03/05/2019 02:05:03 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 03/05/2019
Attendance
Bridges X
Coram X
Crowder *
Williams A. X
Ginal X
Time 02:05:03 PM to 03:00:31 PM
Place LSB B
This Meeting was called to order by Ginal
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-151 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB19-141 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB19-152 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB19-158 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

SB19-141 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

02:12:37 PM  
Senator Donovan, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-141 and discussed amendment L.001 (Atttachment A).  Under current law, a municipality is allowed to form an entertainment district that may include certain liquor licensed premises, such as a licensed tavern, brew pub, or hotel and restaurant, as part of a common alcohol consumption area. This bill allows a county to form an entertainment district and expands the types of premises to include optional premises licenses as approved by a local licensing authority.
02:16:38 PM  
There was no public testimony on the bill.


02:17:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Amendment A).
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Coram
Crowder Excused
Williams A.
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:18:00 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-141, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Coram Yes
Crowder Excused
Williams A. Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-151 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:06:28 PM  
Senator Bridges, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-151. This bill indefinitely continues the Emergency Planning Subcommittee to the Homeland Security and All-Hazards Senior Advisory Committee.
02:07:29 PM  

Fran Santagate, Colorado Department of Public Safety (DPS), testified in support of the bill.

02:10:30 PM  
Tim Gablehouse, representing himself, testified in support
of the bill.


02:11:25 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-151 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Coram Yes
Crowder Excused
Williams A. Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-152 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:19:02 PM  

Senator Williams, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-152.  The bill indefinitely continues the Public Safety Communications Subcommittee to the Homeland Security and All-Hazards Senior Advisory Committee.

02:20:01 PM  
Glen Klaich, DPS, testified in support of the bill.


02:26:41 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-152 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 Excused
Williams A. Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-158 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:26:54 PM  

Senator Ginal, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-158.  The bill continues the Pet Animal Care Facilities Act (PACFA) in the Department of Agriculture (CDA) from September 1, 2019, until September 1, 2026, and implements some of the recommendations of the Department of Regulatory Agencies sunset review of the program. The recommendations contained in the bill include:

  • directing forfeited sterilization deposits to the Pet Overpopulation Fund;
  • repealing language allowing a shelter or rescue to reclaim an animal that was not sterilized within 90 days;
  • authorizing additional staffing for administering PACFA and including an appropriation;
  • requiring a principal, major shareholder, member, officer, or anyone in a position of control at a PACFA licensee to wait two years to apply for a new license after a revocation;
  • making it a PACFA offense for a licensee to violate any federal, state, or local animal health and fitness law in force where a facility is located;
  • including theft, importation, capture, cruelty, neglect, or abuse of animals in any local, state, or federal jurisdiction, in the grounds for discipline;
  • authorizing the Commissioner of Agriculture to discipline a licensee or deny a license to an applicant who has entered a plea of no contest for a crime involving animal cruelty; and
  • requiring that all civil fine revenue be deposited in the General Fund instead of the Pet Animal Care and Facility Fund.
02:33:20 PM  

Duane Adams, Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies, testified in support of the bill.

02:34:59 PM  

Maggie McSchaefer, Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies and the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, testified in support of the bill.

02:36:33 PM  

Senator Ginal distributed and explained amendments L.001 and L.003 ( Attachments A and B).

02:39:06 PM  

Hollis Glenn, CDA, testified in support of the bill.

02:42:01 PM  
Nick Fisher, CDA, responded to questions.
02:44:36 PM  
Roland Halpern, Colorado Voters for Animals, testified in support of the bill.
02:46:32 PM  
Lynn Gerber, Two are Better than One, testified
in support of the bill.  
02:51:32 PM  

Dustin Hayworth, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:53:24 PM  
Linda Hart, Colorado Federation of Dog
Clubs and Owners, testified in support of the bill.
02:54:57 PM  
Senator Ginal made closing comments.


02:57:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Bridges
Coram
Crowder Excused
Williams A.
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:57:51 PM  

Yelana Love, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions about L.003 (Attachment C).



02:59:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Bridges
Coram
Crowder Excused
Williams A.
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:00:19 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-158, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
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


03:00:31 PM   The committee adjourned.