Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

ACB0779CB0881131872582F0005EC6DD Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For CONSIDERATION OF BILL DRAFT REQUESTS

INTERIM COMMITTEE  ALTERNATIVES TO THE GALLAGHER AMENDMENT INTERIM STUDY COMMITTEE
Date Aug 21, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



Consideration of Bill Draft Requests - Committee Discussion Only


11:15:16 AM  

The committee came back to order. Representative Esgar explained the procedure for requesting bill drafts.

11:16:09 AM  

Ed DeCecco, Office of Legislative Legal Services, provided additional detail about the bill drafting process for interim committees.  He explained when drafts will be available for review and discussed the timeline for preparing fiscal notes.  He responded to questions from the committee.

11:22:28 AM  

The committee discussed a proposal to repeal the Gallagher Amendment.



11:33:38 AM
Motion Authorize the draft of a resolution to repeal the Gallagher Amendment
Moved Tate
Seconded Court
Bridges Yes
Court Yes
Rankin Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
11:34:14 AM  

The committee discussed a proposal to classify short term rentals as non-residential properties for purposes of property tax assessments.



11:41:30 AM
Motion Authorize the draft of a bill to classify short term rentals as non-residential property for tax purposes
Moved Rankin
Seconded Tate
Bridges Yes
Court Yes
Rankin Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
11:43:09 AM  

The committee discussed the need for a bill to set the residential assessment rate at a particular, and currently undetermined, number in statute.



11:51:12 AM
Motion Authorize the draft of a bill to set the residential assessment rate at an amount to be determined.
Moved Court
Seconded Tate
Bridges No
Court Yes
Rankin Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood No
Esgar Yes
YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
11:53:04 AM  

The committee discussed the need for a bill to ensure adequate funding for local fire districts by using state general fund to backfill lost revenue from a reduction in the residential assessment rate.  Discussion continued about whether to authorize legislation for a similar requirement for water districts and library districts.  The committee also discussed combining all three district backfill requirements into one bill.



12:01:40 PM
Motion Authorize the draft of a bill to sustain local fire districts using general fund money to make up for lost property tax revenue.
Moved Rankin
Seconded Smallwood
Bridges Yes
Court Yes
Rankin Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:02:58 PM
Motion Authorize the draft of a bill to sustain local water districts using general fund money to make up for lost property tax revenue.
Moved Rankin
Seconded Esgar
Bridges Yes
Court Yes
Rankin Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:06:25 PM
Motion Authorize the draft of a bill to require the state to sustain local library districts using an undetermined source of state money to make up for lost property tax revenue.
Moved Rankin
Seconded Court
Bridges Yes
Court Yes
Rankin Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
12:08:01 PM  

The committee discussed the need for a bill to develop a regional system for determining the residential assessment rate.



12:12:44 PM
Motion Authorize the draft of a bill to develop a regional plan to determine residential assessment rates in statute.
Moved Esgar
Seconded Court
Bridges Yes
Court Yes
Rankin Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
12:13:51 PM  

Mr. DeCecco responded to questions from the committee.

12:16:24 PM  

The committee discussed the possibility of moving the provisions of Initiative #93/Amendment 73, if passed, from the Constitution to statute.



12:28:16 PM
Motion Authorize the draft of a bill to move the provisions of initiative #93/Amendment 73, if passed, from the Constitution to statute.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Bridges
Court
Rankin
Tate
Smallwood
Esgar
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn
12:28:17 PM  

The committee discussed the need for a bill to refer a constitutional amendment to voters to permit counties to float their mills.  Mr. DeCecco responded to questions from the committee.



12:56:38 PM
Motion Authorize a bill to combine the three state funded backfill bill proposals (water, fire, and library districts) to make up for lost property tax revenue.
Moved Rankin
Seconded Court
Bridges Yes
Court Yes
Rankin Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






Colorado legislature email addresses ending in @state.co.us are no longer active. Please replace @state.co.us with @coleg.gov for Colorado legislature email addresses.  Details