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h_lg_2016a_2016-02-10t13:38:26z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/10/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1067



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1067 to the Committee of the W PASS







04:08 PM -- HB16-1067



Representative Mitsch Bush presented and summarized House Bill 16-1067 concerning the Regional Transportation Authorities (RTAs) mill levy. This bill extends the authority of the RTA to impose a property tax of five mills until January 1, 2029, if approved by voters. Under current law, they are permitted to levy this property tax until 2019. She distributed a packet of letters (Attachment C) and a fact sheet for the bill (Attachment D).



16HouseLocal0210AttachC.pdf16HouseLocal0210AttachC.pdf 16HouseLocal0210AttachD.pdf16HouseLocal0210AttachD.pdf





Representative Mitsch Bush answered questions from the committee members regarding the voter approval for the RTA mill levy.



04:14 PM --
Dan Blackenship, representing the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, spoke in favor of the bill and identified funding challenges experienced by the authority as it seeks to replace its bus fleet.



Representative Mitsch Bush answered questions from the committee regarding the existing authority for the mill levy.



04:22 PM --
Ann Rajenski, representing Colorado Association of Transit Agencies, spoke in favor of the bill. She discussed the use of RTAs to address transportation and funding needs.

BILL: HB16-1067
TIME: 04:25:48 PM
MOVED: Thurlow
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1067 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-4.
SECONDED: Arndt
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Klingenschmitt
No
Navarro
No
Ransom
No
Rosenthal
Yes
Saine
No
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Fields
Yes
YES: 7 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







04:28 PM



The committee adjourned.


The House and Senate are temporarily adjourned.  The building is closed to the public.

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