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h_lg_2018a_2018-03-14t13:37:13z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1067

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date Mar 14, 2018      
Location RM 271



HB18-1067 - Postponed Indefinitely

01:37:29 PM  

Representatives Salazar and Melton presented House Bil 18-1067 to the committee, along with Amendment L.004 [Attachment A]. The bill prohibits a state or local government in Colorado (government entity) from enacting or enforcing laws, ordinances, rules, or regulations that limit, prohibit, or penalize certain actions, including the right of persons to: use and move freely in public spaces; rest or sleep in public spaces and protect oneself from the elements in a manner that does not obstruct the use of or access to private property; eat, share, accept, or give food in any public space where food is not prohibited; occupy a legally parked motor vehicle; and expect a reasonable amount of privacy over personal property. If a government entity can demonstrate that it offered housing to a person experiencing homelessness and that person refused to accept this offer, it is exempt from the bill's enforcement prohibition. Providers of services to persons experiencing homelessness are not obligated to provide shelter or other services that are unavailable or when the rules or policies of the provider disqualify the person from receiving services. Under the bill, public space includes property owned or leased by a state or local government or any property with an easement for public use. Enclosed buildings and structures are included when open to the public.

01:40:29 PM  
Representative Salazar presented a handout [Attachment B].
02:45:44 PM  
Erik Solivan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:49:51 PM  
Mike Homner, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:57:31 PM  
Mr. Solivan and Mr. Homner answered committee members' questions.
03:00:41 PM  
Peter Wysocki, representing the City of Colorado Springs, testified against the bill.
03:05:21 PM  
Jerry Shiager, representing City of Fort Collins Police Department, testified against the bill.
03:09:29 PM  

Dennis Lobato, representing the City of Greeley Police Department, testified against the bill.

03:13:04 PM  
Rebecca Ries, representing the City of Greeley Police Department, testified against the bill.
03:16:44 PM  
Mr. Wysocki, Mr. Shiager, Mr. Lobato, and Ms. Ries answered committee members' questions.
03:33:16 PM  
Don Mares, representing the City and County of Denver, testified against the bill.
03:38:02 PM  
Meghan Dollar, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified against the bill.
03:41:15 PM  
Mr. Mares and Ms. Dollar answered committee members' questions.
03:49:37 PM  

Commander Ronald Saunier, representing the Denver Police Department, responded to committee members' questions.

03:54:23 PM  
Annika Spilde, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:56:44 PM  
Mia Silver, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:01:33 PM  
Michael Neil, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:05:32 PM  
Denver City Councilman Paul Lopez, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:16:16 PM  
Darren O'Connor, representing the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, testified in support of the bill.
04:20:15 PM  
Mamie Parks, representing the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, testified in support of the bill.
04:24:11 PM  

Elie Zwiebel, representing the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, testified in support of the bill and presented two handouts [Attachments C and D].

04:27:46 PM  
Nantiya Ruan, representing the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, testified in support of the bill.
04:39:16 PM  
Jake Lily, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:45:02 PM  
Corlette Hithon, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:55:44 PM  

Aurora Babcock, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:01:41 PM  

Spring Dixon, representing Denver Homeless Out Loud, testified in support of the bill.

05:05:55 PM  

Paul Boden, representing the Western Regional Advocacy Project, testified in support of the bill.

05:13:03 PM  

Trig Bundgaard, representing the Colorado Springs Coalition for Compassion and Action, testified in support of the bill.

05:21:45 PM  
David Henninger, representing Bayaud Enterprises, testified in support of the bill.
05:26:12 PM  
Jo Wildenberg, representing Steve Cuss, testified in support of the bill.
05:32:48 PM  
Roseanna Frechette, representing Denver Artists for Rent Control, testified in support of the bill.
05:36:10 PM  
Aubrey Hasvold, representing the Colorado Coalition of the Homeless, testified in support of the bill.
05:39:29 PM  
Rhonda Romero, representing Denver Homeless Out Loud, testified in support of the bill.
05:41:45 PM  
Kayvan Khalatbari, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:48:03 PM  
Representative Salazar presented a video to the committee.
05:53:43 PM  
Ana Cornelius, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:58:13 PM  
Nathan Woodliff Stanley, representing the Americans with Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), testified in support of the bill.
06:01:20 PM  
Alan Rosenfeld, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:07:01 PM  
Tristia Bauman, representing Denver Homeless Out Loud, testified in support of the bill.
06:11:28 PM  
Lynn Thompson, representing the Fort Collins Homeless Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
06:14:45 PM  
Jerry Burton, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:18:43 PM  
Paula Bard, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:22:21 PM  
Paul Kemp, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:26:35 PM  
Alan Gilbert, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:30:38 PM  
Cody Wikselaar, representing University of Colorado Political Science Department, and Student Hunger & Homelessness Advocacy Research and Education (SHHARE), testified in support of the bill.
06:40:20 PM  
Miriam Ordonez, representing SHHARE, testified in support of the bill.
06:42:46 PM  

Kate Rigot, representing SHHARE and Denver Homeless Out Loud, testified in support of the bill and presented three handouts [Attachments E, F, and G].

06:48:24 PM  
Susan Ritter, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:53:09 PM  
Anna Wadsworth, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:57:55 PM  
Ayashe Barton, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:02:59 PM  
Ray Lyall, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
07:07:10 PM  

Nathan Davis Hunt, representing the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout [Attachment H].

07:11:16 PM  
Jesse Parris, representing Denver Homeless Out Loud, testified in support of the bill.
07:15:01 PM  
PJ D'Amico, representing the Buck Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
07:17:30 PM  

Amanda Lyall, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

07:20:01 PM  
Amy Bryant, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:22:15 PM  

Anna Koop, representing Colorado Village Collaborative, testified in support of the bill.

07:27:08 PM  

Joshua Wolf, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

07:30:19 PM  

Ryan Henningsgaard, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

07:38:42 PM  
Nick Lovvolo, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
07:43:18 PM  
Sophia Lawson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:47:53 PM  

Brittany Kafalenese, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

07:52:34 PM  
Chairman Seku, representing Black Star Action Movement for Self-Defense, testified in support of the bill.
07:56:15 PM  
Robert Jessup, representing Denver Homeless Out Loud, testified in support of the bill.
07:59:51 PM  
Libby Comeaux, representing the Loretto Community, testified in support of the bill.
08:01:24 PM  
Deborah James, representing the Fort Collins Homeless Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
08:05:54 PM  
Terese Howard, representing Denver Homeless Out Loud, testified in support of the bill.
08:16:49 PM  
Jeremy Woodard, representing the Fort Collins Homeless Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
08:22:06 PM  

Antwaun Johnson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

08:27:05 PM  

Dianne Thiel, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout [Attachment I].

08:30:42 PM  
Samantha Atkins, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
08:32:34 PM  
Emily Alves, representing the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR), testified in support of the bill.
08:38:30 PM  
Sarah Turnbach, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
08:42:45 PM  
Yero Rasheed Craig, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
08:45:46 PM  
Representative Salazar distributed Amendment L.006 to the
committee [Attachment J].


08:48:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 to L.004
Moved Gray
Seconded Exum
Coleman
Gray
Liston
McKean
Pabon
Ransom
Reyher
Rosenthal
Thurlow
Valdez
Wilson
Exum
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:52:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Exum
Seconded Gray
Coleman Yes
Gray Yes
Liston No
McKean Yes
Pabon Yes
Ransom No
Reyher Yes
Rosenthal Yes
Thurlow No
Valdez Yes
Wilson No
Exum Yes
Singer Yes
YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
08:52:56 PM  
Representatives Melton and Salazar wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


09:16:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1067, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Coleman
Seconded Exum
Coleman Yes
Gray No
Liston No
McKean No
Pabon No
Ransom No
Reyher No
Rosenthal No
Thurlow No
Valdez No
Wilson No
Exum Yes
Singer Yes
YES: 3   NO: 10   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


09:17:05 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1067 indefinitely.
Moved Ransom
Seconded Wilson
Coleman No
Gray Yes
Liston Yes
McKean Yes
Pabon Yes
Ransom Yes
Reyher Yes
Rosenthal Yes
Thurlow Yes
Valdez Yes
Wilson Yes
Exum No
Singer No
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS