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AEDBEED0F9E81A49872586E8007E5744 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-262

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date Jun 2, 2021      
Location LSB A



SB21-262 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

05:00:03 PM  

Representatives Bird and McKean, co-prime sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-262 concerning transparency for special districts.  The bill changes publication notices related to a call for nominations for local government elections, requirements related to websites, and information included in annual reports.  In addition the bill changes requirements for payments related to contracts with private companies, eminent domain, and financial information about a metropolitan district to buyers of property within the district.  

05:11:53 PM  
Ann Terry, representing
the Special District Association of Colorado, testified in support of the
bill.  Elisabeth Cortese, representing Metro District Education Coalition,
testified in support of the bill.  Liz Peetz, representing the Colorado
Association of Realtors and Homeownership Opportunity Alliance, testified
in support of the bill.
05:15:58 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from committee members.
05:20:28 PM  
Eric Bergman, representing
Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support of the bill.  Kyle Thomas,
representing DADavidson, testified in support of the bill.
05:22:53 PM  
Fayre Ruszczyk, representing
herself, testified to amend the bill.  Jim Gibson, representing Coloradans
for Metro District Reform (CMDR), testified in opposition to the bill.
 Jay Seaton, representing The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, testified
to amend the bill.  Jim Broyles, representing Colorado Springs Gazette,
testified to amend the bill.  Jordan Hedberg, representing Wet Mountain
Tribune, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:35:33 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from committee members.
05:38:28 PM  
The witnesses continued to respond to questions from committee members.
05:56:57 PM  
Marilen Reimer, representing
the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC Colorado),
testified to amend the bill.   Margaret Sobey, representing herself,
testified to amend the bill.
05:58:53 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from committee members.
06:01:44 PM  
Angie Howes, representing the Colorado Press Association, testified on the bill. Ms. Gail Bell, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. John Henderson, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Brian Matise, representing himself, testified to amend the bill. JD Lobue, representing CMDR, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:14:06 PM  
Tony Hernandez, representing
himself, testified in opposition to the bill.    Timothy Regan-Porter,
representing the Colorado Press Association, testified to amend the bill.
06:21:47 PM  
Tim Leonard, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Leonard provided a
handout (Attachment A).  Heather Stauffer, representing the Colorado
Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.  Allison Conwell,
representing CoPIRG (Colorado Public Interest Research Group), testified
in support of the bill.
06:31:35 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from committee members.
06:43:44 PM  
Jennifer Tanaka,
representing Metro District Education Coalition, testified in support of
the bill.  Written testimony is included in Attachment B.
06:47:22 PM  
The witness responded to questions from committee members.
06:47:23 PM  
The witness responded to questions from committee members.
07:02:02 PM  
The bill sponsors
explained Amendment L.008 (Attachment C).



07:02:03 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.008 (Attachment C).
Moved Gray
Seconded Pico
Boesenecker
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Pico
Rich
Sullivan
Valdez D.
Van Winkle
Gray
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:02:55 PM  
Representative Van
Winkle explained Amendment L.012 (Attachment D).

07:03:55 PM  
The bill sponsors
commented on Amendment L.012 (Attachment D).

07:05:19 PM  
Committee members
made comments about Amendment L.012 (Attachment D).



07:07:02 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.012 (Attachment D).
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Pico
Boesenecker No
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Hooton No
Pico Yes
Rich Yes
Sullivan No
Valdez D. No
Van Winkle Yes
Gray No
Exum No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
07:07:42 PM  
Representative Hooton
explained Amendment L.013 (Attachment E).

07:07:54 PM  
The bill sponsors
commented on Amendment L.013 (Attachment E).



07:11:07 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.013 (Attachment E).
Moved Hooton
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Pico
Rich
Sullivan
Valdez D.
Van Winkle
Gray
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:11:24 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks.
07:15:16 PM  
Committee members made closing remarks.


07:20:29 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-262, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gray
Seconded Pico
Boesenecker Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich No
Hooton Yes
Pico Yes
Rich Yes
Sullivan No
Valdez D. Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Gray Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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