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S_LGH_2024A 03/26/2024 02:01:14 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT & HOUSING
Date 03/26/2024
Attendance
Jaquez Lewis *
Pelton B. X
Pelton R. *
Rich X
Winter F. X
Gonzales X
Exum *
Time 02:01:14 PM to 03:46:22 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Exum
This Report was prepared by Adam Alemzada
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB24-1259 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB24-1259 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:01:23 PM  
Senator Cutter, prime sponsor, introduced and explained House Bill 24-1259. The bill creates a deceptive trade practice for price gouging of rent-based housing during disaster periods.
02:06:20 PM  
The bill sponsor
responded to questions from the committee.
02:18:42 PM  
Karen Moldovan, representing AARP Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Nick Robles, representing Boulder County, testified in support of the bill. Mayor Chris Leh, representing the City of Louisville, testified in support of the bill.
02:26:40 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
02:42:59 PM  
Amy Austin, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Beth Eldridge, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Caleb Dickinson, representing
themself, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
02:52:09 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
02:56:00 PM  
Alison Morgan, representing the Colorado Bankers Association, testified to amend the bill. Andrew Hamrick, representing the Colorado Apartment Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Jennifer Crowell, representing the Boulder Area Rental Housing Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:05:27 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:30:42 PM  
Annmarie Jensen, representing the East County Housing Opportunity Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Tawnya Somauroo, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:37:58 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:39:27 PM  
The bill sponsor made closing comments.
03:42:45 PM  
The committee made closing comments.


03:46:13 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1259 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Exum
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Pelton B. No
Pelton R. No
Rich No
Winter F. Yes
Gonzales Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:46:22 PM   The committee adjourned.






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