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S_LGH_2024A 03/07/2024 10:38:14 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT & HOUSING
Date 03/07/2024
Attendance
Jaquez Lewis X
Pelton R. X
Rich X
Simpson X
Winter F. X
Gonzales X
Exum X
Time 10:38:14 AM to 12:37:57 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Exum
This Report was prepared by Adam Alemzada
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB24-1098 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

10:38:16 AM
The Chair gave opening remarks.



HB24-1098 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:38:59 AM  
Senators Gonzales and Hinrichsen, prime sponsors, introduced and explained House Bill 24-1098. The bill prohibits landlords from evicting tenants without cause.
10:46:22 AM  
The bill sponsors introduced and explained amendment L.027 (Attachment A).
10:48:22 AM  
Joy Bishop, representing United for a New Economy, testified in support of the bill. Bev Bishop, representing United for a New Economy, testified in support of the bill. Alex Georgiadis, representing United for a New Economy, testified in support of the bill. Jefferey Riester, representing the Department of Law, testified in support of the bill.
10:59:18 AM  
Sarah Windholz, representing Colorado Landlord Legislative Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill. Todd Garcia, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Aaron Blazis, representing the Colorado Landlord Legislative Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill. Scott Hawker, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:12:00 AM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
11:18:10 AM  
TJ Weese, representing
the Colorado Landlord Legislative Coalition, testified in opposition to
the bill. Anneliese Steel, representing Colorado Concern, testified in
opposition to the bill. Teresa Jennison, representing Youle Realty LLC,
testified in opposition to the bill. Eric Gill, representing themself,
testified in opposition to the bill.
11:27:18 AM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
11:32:50 AM  
Angela McCoy, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Noah Goldman, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Susan Albern, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Kurt Eilmes, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:43:26 AM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
11:46:01 AM  
Tawny Peyton, representing the Rocky Mountain Home Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:48:49 AM  
Emma Pinter, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Amie Baca-Oehlert, representing
the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill. Zach
Neumann, representing the Community Economic Defense Project, testified
in support of the bill. Morgan Daigle, representing United for a New Economy,
testified in support of the bill.
12:00:44 PM  
Amber Kelley, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Samantha Santee, representing the Colorado Landlord Legislative Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill. Alex Yoder, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Betsy Gossage, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Matthew Yost, representing Cornerstone Real Estate Team, testified in opposition to the bill. Christine Barton, representing Park Realty and Property Management, testified in opposition to the bill. John Carr, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:17:08 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
12:21:25 PM  
Written testimony
submitted to the committee is appended as Attachment B.


12:21:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.027 (Attachment A).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Pelton R.
Rich
Simpson
Winter F.
Gonzales
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:22:18 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing comments.


12:33:46 PM
Motion Reconsider amendment L.027 (Attachment A).
Moved Pelton R.
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Pelton R. Yes
Rich Yes
Simpson Yes
Winter F. Yes
Gonzales Yes
Exum Yes
YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
12:34:32 PM  
The committee and bill sponsors discussed amendment L.027.
12:35:34 PM  
The committee recessed.
12:36:05 PM  
The committee reconvened.


12:36:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.027 (Attachment A).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Pelton R.
Rich
Simpson
Winter F.
Gonzales
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:37:45 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1098, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Pelton R. No
Rich No
Simpson No
Winter F. Yes
Gonzales Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:37:57 PM   The committee adjourned.






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