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S_LG_2019A 04/16/2019 02:00:41 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 04/16/2019
Attendance
Bridges X
Coram X
Crowder X
Williams A. X
Ginal X
Time 02:00:41 PM to 03:47:55 PM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Ginal
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 19-State Historical Society — Board Of Directors Of The Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 19-Aging — Colorado Commission On The Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB19-1246 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB19-1274 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-107 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Conf 19-State Historical Society — Board Of Directors Of The - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:00:59 PM  
Cathey Finlon, Chair of the Board of Directors
(board) of the State Historical Society, introduced the appointees.
02:02:24 PM  
Donna Lynne, appointee, told the committee about her
professional background and why she wants to serve as a member of the board.

 

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

 

02:05:34 PM  

Stephen Sturm, appointee, told the committee about his professional background and why he wants to serve as a member of the board.

 

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

 



02:09:36 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Stephen Sturm and Donna Lynne to the Board Of Directors of the State Historical Society 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



Conf 19-Aging — Colorado Commission On The - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:10:18 PM  
Jody Baker, Chair, Colorado Commission on the Aging (commission),
discussed the charge and activities of the commission and distributed a
handout (Attachment B).
02:17:11 PM  
Mindy Gates, Colorado Department of Human Services, announced that Steven Grund, appointee, resigned from the commission so he will not need to be confirmed.  Senator Ginal announced that Chad Federwitz and Ryan Burmood will be considered in absentia since they were not able to attend today's hearing, but were in attendance on March 12 when the confirmation hearing was initially scheduled.  Ms. Gates told the committee about Mr. Federwitz's and Mr. Burmood's professional background.



The Governor's executive order and the appointment letter may found in Attachment C.  Mr. Federwitz's and Mr. Burmood's resumes and applications may be found at the State Archives.
02:20:28 PM  

Paulette St. James, appointee, told the committee about her background and why she wants to continue to serve as a member of the commission.  



The Governor's executive order and appointment letter may be found in Attachment C.  Ms. St. James' resume and application may be found at the State Archives.

02:24:09 PM  
James DeVries, appointee, told the committee about his professional background and why he wants to serve as a member of the commission.



The Governor's executive order and appointment letter may be found in Attachment C.  Mr. DeVries' resume and application may be found at the State Archives.


02:27:41 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Paulette St. James, Jody Barker, James DeVries, Chad Federwitz, and Ryan Burmood to the Colorado Commission on the Aging 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



HB19-1246 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:27:49 PM  

Senator Cooke and Senator Moreno, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1246.  Under the bill, the Colorado Municipal League (CML) may study the regulation of food trucks by local governments and meet with stakeholders to solicit input and recommendations on or before November 1, 2019.  CML may report to the General Assembly any findings, recommendations, or future legislative solutions.  The bill is repealed September 1, 2020.  Amendment L003 was distributed (Attachment D).

02:31:53 PM  

Committee questions and discussion followed.



02:33:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D).
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Coram
Crowder
Williams A.
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:35:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1246, 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 Yes
Williams A. Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1274 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:35:37 PM  

Senator Hisey, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1274. The bill allows a Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to delegate certain land use determinations to one or more county administrative officials. The following BOCC duties may be delegated as long as the delegation includes procedures for providing public notice and the submission of written comments:

  • subdivision improvement agreements; and
  • final plat, plat amendment, or plan correction review and approval.

The following duties may not be delegated:

  • any exception to, waiver, or deviation from a state or county subdivision of land requirement;
  • approval of any agreement to spend public funds; and
  • the waiver or restriction of any appeals process.
02:39:07 PM  
Senator Hisey responded to committee questions.
02:41:20 PM  
Craig Dossey, El Paso County, testified in support of the bill.
02:45:32 PM  
Kevin Walker, Colorado Association of Homebuilders,
testified in support of the bill.
02:49:30 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
02:50:05 PM  
Senator Hisey responded to questions.
02:56:46 PM  

Senator Hisey distributed amendment L.002 (Attachment E).



02:58:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E).
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Coram
Crowder
Williams A.
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:58:08 PM  
Senator Hisey made closing remarks.


02:59:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1274, as amended, 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



SB19-107 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:59:51 PM  
Senator Ginal recessed the meeting.
03:02:29 PM  
Senator Ginal reconvened the meeting.
03:02:45 PM  

Senator Donovan, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-107. The bill allows an electric utility company or other electricity supplier to install or maintain above-ground broadband for internal and external use and for lease to a broadband internet service provider. In addition, if a broadband internet service provider has written authorization from an electric utility, the provider may enter into a contract with a private landowner to access an electric utility's easement on a landowner's private land if the provider is seeking access to construct or maintain above-ground broadband infrastructure, and the provider's access does not violate the easement's exclusivity term. An electric utility may not withhold written authorization from a broadband service provider and, if denying authorization, must notify the provider in writing of the reasons for the denial. An electric utility may be reimbursed for the actual and reasonable costs of sharing a landowner's easement with a broadband service provider. Finally, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) may enforce violations of this section by both electric utility companies and broadband internet service providers.

03:08:18 PM  
Senator Donovan responded to questions.
03:08:35 PM  

Eric Bergman, Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support of the bill and distributed two handouts (Attachment F and G).

03:12:04 PM  

Jeffrey Hurd, Southeast Colorado Power and Delta-Montrose Electric, responded to questions and testified in support of the bill with amendments.

03:14:32 PM  
Committee questions and comments followed.
03:15:38 PM  
Jeff Weist, Colorado Cable Telecommunication
Association, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout
(Attachment H).
03:21:59 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
03:25:21 PM  

Geoff Hier, Colorado Rural Electric Association, testified against the bill.

03:30:17 PM  

Ted Leighty, Colorado Association of Homebuilders, testified in support of the bill.

03:31:59 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
03:33:26 PM  
Mark Barinowski, Comcast, testified in support of the bill.


03:47:50 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-107 to the Committee of the Whole.
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


03:47:55 PM   The committee adjourned.