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S_LG_2019A 04/02/2019 02:02:01 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 04/02/2019
Attendance
Bridges *
Coram X
Crowder X
Williams A. X
Ginal X
Time 02:02:01 PM to 03:13:59 PM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Ginal
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 19-Housing Board — State Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB19-1213 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-200 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB19-1087 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

Conf 19-Housing Board — State - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:02:44 PM  

Bruce Eisenhauer, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, provided an overview of the duties and activities of the State Housing Board.

02:04:44 PM  

Brian Arnold, appointee, discussed his professional background and why he would like to serve as a member of the State Housing Board.

The Governor's executive order and appointment letter may be found in Attachment A.  Mr. Arnold's application and resume are available at the State Archives.

02:06:31 PM  

Anthea Martin, appointee, discussed her professional background and why she would like to serve as a member of the State Housing Board.

The Governor's executive order and appointment letter may be found in Attachment A.  Ms. Martin's application and resume are available at the State Archives.

 

 

02:07:49 PM  
Tim Hudner, appointee, discussed his
professional background
and why he would like to serve
as a member of the State Housing Board.

The Governor's executive order and appointment
letter may be found in Attachment A.  Mr. Hudner's application and
resume are available at the State Archives.

 

 

02:08:20 PM  
The appointees responded to questions.


02:24:13 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Raymond Hudner, Anthea Martin, Brian Arnold to the Conf 19-State Housing Board - to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Coram Excused
Crowder Yes
Williams A. Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1213 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:24:27 PM  

Senator Priola, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1213. Under current law, members of the board of directors of the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD) receive compensation that cannot exceed $1,200 per year, or $75 per meeting attended. This bill increases these amounts to not exceed $2,400 per year, and $100 per meeting, which is the same amounts provided under current law for other special district board members.

02:26:53 PM  
Edward Krisor, Urban Drainage Flood Control District, testified in support of the bill.
02:29:21 PM  
Michael Valdez, Colorado Special District Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:30:20 PM  
Mr. Krisor responded to questions. Committee discussion followed.
02:40:19 PM  
Discussion and questions continued.


02:46:09 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1213 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Coram Yes
Crowder No
Williams A. Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-200 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:46:29 PM  

Senator Gonzales, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-200. Under current law, it is illegal for a person to remove an alcohol beverage from a premises licensed to serve alcohol; however, a patron of the Colorado State Fair, or of an establishment within a common consumption area, may leave the licensed premises with an alcohol beverage, as long as the person does not leave the fairgrounds or common consumption area. The bill expands this exception to include the National Western Center, when and where authorized by ordinance by the City and County of Denver. Patrons may not remove alcohol from the National Western Center, nor can they bring in alcohol purchased outside the center.

02:48:37 PM  
Paul Andrews, National Western Stock Show, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:25 PM  
Chris McNicholes, K-M Concessions, testified in support of the bill.
02:55:11 PM  
Senator Gonzales made closing comments.


02:56:35 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-200 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 Yes
Williams A. Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1087 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:57:02 PM  

Senator Bridges and Senator Woodward, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1087. Under Colorado's Sunshine law, a local government must provide full and timely public notice of any meeting of two or more members of a public body at which any public business is discussed or at which any formal action may be taken. Starting on July 1, 2019, this bill allows all local government entities to fulfill this requirement by posting a notice of public meetings on the entity's website, available to the public at no charge, at least 24 hours before holding that meeting. To the extent possible, the notice should be searchable by the type of meeting, date of meeting, time of meeting, agenda content, and any other category deemed appropriate by the local government entity. Any local government that chooses to post their notices online must also provide the web address of the local entity's website to the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). Finally, the bill aligns the meeting positing requirements for special districts with the Colorado's Sunshine Law.

02:59:37 PM  
Evan Goulding, Special District Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:04:59 PM  
Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.
03:07:56 PM  
Patrick Potyondy, Colorado Common Cause,
testified in support of the bill.
03:09:44 PM  
Senators Bridges and Woodward made closing comments


03:13:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1087 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 Yes
Williams A. Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:13:59 PM   The committee adjourned.