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S_LG_2022A 02/15/2022 02:02:27 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 02/15/2022
Attendance
Kirkmeyer X
Kolker X
Liston X
Story X
Ginal X
Time 02:02:27 PM to 04:11:23 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Ginal
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB22-060 Postponed Indefinitely
SB22-059 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB22-075 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB22-065 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB22-060 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:02:44 PM  
Bridges asked the
committee to postpone indefinitely Senate Bill 22-060.  Testimony
on the bill was heard in committee on February 8.


02:04:31 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 22-060 indefinitely.
Moved Story
Seconded
Kirkmeyer Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Story Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-059 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:04:54 PM  
Senator Holbert introduced Senate Bill 22-059, concerning proxy voting for Homeowner Associations (HOA). The bill limits the authority of proxy holders to vote at meetings of HOAs. He distributed Amendments L.002 and L003 (Attachments A and B).
02:10:39 PM  
Jack Hilbert, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from
the committee.
02:12:59 PM  
The sponsor responded to questions from the committee.
02:17:14 PM  
Tamara Pelham, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill. She provided a handout to the
committee (Attachment C).
02:25:21 PM  
Dray Wharton, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:32:04 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
02:32:19 PM  
Danaly Howe, representing
herself, testified in support of the proposed amendments.
02:34:19 PM  
Lee Freedman, representing
the Community Association Institute Colorado Legislation Action Committee,
testified to amend the bill.
02:36:11 PM  
Susan Green, representing herself, testified to amend the bill.
02:40:01 PM  
The panelists responded
to questions from the committee.
02:46:20 PM  
Herbert Sampson, representing himself, testified to amend the bill.
02:48:51 PM  
Andrew Mowery, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:52:12 PM  
Kimberly DuBuke,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  She responded
to questions from the committee.
02:52:13 PM  

Written testimony submitted to the committee is appended as Attachment D.

02:54:06 PM  
The committee took
a recess.
03:08:33 PM  
Senator Holbert explained
Amendment L.002.


03:09:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Story
Seconded
Kirkmeyer
Kolker
Liston
Story
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:10:06 PM  
Senator Holbert explained Amendment L.003.


03:10:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Story
Seconded
Kirkmeyer
Kolker
Liston
Story
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:10:49 PM  
Senator Holbert distributed
and explained Amendment L.004 (Attachment D).


03:11:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Story
Seconded
Kirkmeyer
Kolker
Liston
Story
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:11:44 PM  
The committee members made comments on the merits of the bill.


03:13:19 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-059, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Story
Seconded
Kirkmeyer Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Story Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-075 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


03:13:44 PM  
Senator Simpson introduced Senate Bill 22-075, concerning cemetery district boards. The bill gives county commissioners the power to remove cemetery district directors.
03:16:44 PM  
Commissioner Wendy
Buxton-Andrade, representing Prowers County, testified in support of the
bill.
03:17:20 PM  
Eric Bergman, representing
Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill. He provided
a handout to the committee (Attachment E).  He responded to questions
from the committee.
03:20:21 PM  
Richard Orf, representing Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:23:09 PM  
The committee members made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


03:25:46 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-075 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Kirkmeyer Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Story Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-065 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:26:09 PM  
Senators Hisey and
Story introduced Senate Bill 22-065, concerning modification to county
coroner salaries.  The bill requires category II, III, and IV counties
to increase their full-time county coroner salaries.  The sponsors
distributed Amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments F and G).
03:32:19 PM  
Senator Hisey responded to questions from the committee.
03:33:36 PM  
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified to amend the bill.
03:35:14 PM  
Commissioner Kevin
Grantham, representing Fremont County, testified to amend the bill.
03:38:50 PM  
Dr. Emily Russell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:42:25 PM  
Randy Keller, representing the Colorado Coroner’s Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:46:07 PM  
Rob Glassmire, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from
the committee.
03:49:27 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:53:38 PM  
Mr. Bergman responded to questions from the committee.
03:56:05 PM  
Mr. Keller responded to questions from the committee.
03:57:57 PM  
The panelists continued to respond to questions from the committee.
04:06:55 PM  
Senator Hisey explained
Amendment L.001. He responded to questions from the committee.


04:09:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Story
Seconded
Kirkmeyer
Kolker
Liston
Story
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:09:23 PM  
Senator Hisey explained Amendment L.002.


04:09:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Story
Seconded
Kirkmeyer
Kolker
Liston
Story
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:10:24 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-065, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Story
Seconded
Kirkmeyer Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Story Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:11:23 PM   The committee adjourned.






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