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h_agr_2018a_2018-03-05t13:32:42z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-005

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Mar 5, 2018      
Location RM 271



SB18-005 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:53:49 PM  

Representative Roberts, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-005, concerning economic assistance for rural communities experiencing certain significant economic events that lead to substantial job loss in those communities. The reengrossed version of the bill requires the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) to act as the designated agency for coordinating the state's response to significant economic events in rural communities, including a plant closure or substantial layoff. The bill defines a rural community as a county with a population of less than 50,000 residents or a municipality with a population of less than 20,000, if it is not adjacent to another municipality with population of greater than 20,000.  Representative Roberts distributed a fact sheet regarding the bill [Attachment C].

04:01:26 PM  

Brandy Delange, Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.

04:03:03 PM  
Amelia Myers, Conservation Colorado, read testimony from Wayne Talmond in support of the bill.
04:05:32 PM  
Representative Roberts responded to questions from the committee.
04:06:45 PM  
Andy Hill, Department of Local Affairs, testified in a neutral position on the bill and responded to questions from the committee.


04:13:13 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-005 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Hansen
Becker J. Yes
Buck No
Catlin Yes
Danielson Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lewis No
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine No
Valdez Yes
Esgar Yes
Arndt Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS