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h_lg_2016a_2016-03-02t13:32:00z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/02/2016



Final

HB16-1272



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A) as amended by

Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1272, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:33 PM -- HB16-1272



Representative Kraft-Tharp presented and summarized House Bill 16-1272 concerning the disconnection of land from a municipality. This bill requires that a governing board that receives a disconnection application notify the board of county commissioners of the affected county that an application has been received and if requested by the board of county commissioners, meet with the board to discuss any negative impacts to the county that would result from the disconnection. Once a municipality receives an application to disconnect, the governing board must enact an ordinance to disconnect if the governing board finds that: the best interests of the municipality will not be negatively impacted by the disconnection; the tract of land contains in the aggregate an area of 20 or more acres and is located on or adjacent to the border of the municipality; no part of the land has been duly platted into lots and blocks as part of or addition to the municipality; all taxes and liens on the property have been paid as of the filing date of the application; and the board of county commissioners of the affected county has been notified and any negative impacts resulting from the disconnection have been addressed. Representative Lebsock distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment A) and amendment L.002 (Attachment B).



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Representative Kraft-Tharp answered questions from the committee regarding the process for disconnection from a municipality.



01:42 PM --
Donald Rosier, Commissioner, representing Jefferson County, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed the process for a property to disconnect from a municipality.



Commissioner Rosier answered questions from the committee regarding the inclusion of special districts in the notification process as described by the bill and the amendments. He also answered questions from the committee regarding the impact of a disconnection on private property.





01:52 PM



Commissioner Rosier continued to answer questions from the committee regarding the disconnection of a property from a municipality.



01:55 PM --
Geoff Wilson, representing the Colorado Municipal League, spoke in favor of the bill.



Mr. Wilson answered questions from the committee regarding the process for a property to disconnect from a municipality.



01:57 PM --
Evan Goulding, representing the Special District Association, spoke in favor of the bill with amendment L.002. He discussed property disconnections and the potential impacts to special districts.



Mr. Goudling answered a question from the committee regarding special districts.



Representative Lebsock discussed amendment L.002 as an amendment to L.001.

BILL: HB16-1272
TIME: 02:03:39 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lebsock
VOTE
Arndt
Danielson
Klingenschmitt
Navarro
Ransom
Rosenthal
Saine
Singer
Thurlow
Lebsock
Fields
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



The committee members discussed amendment L.001.

BILL: HB16-1272
TIME: 02:03:45 PM
MOVED: Lebsock
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A) as amended by amendment L.002. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Saine
VOTE
Arndt
Danielson
Klingenschmitt
Navarro
Ransom
Rosenthal
Saine
Singer
Thurlow
Lebsock
Fields
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



Representative Kraft-Tharp provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1272
TIME: 02:06:01 PM
MOVED: Lebsock
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1272, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Saine
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Saine
Yes
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Fields
Yes
YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS










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