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h_lg_2018a_2018-04-25t14:02:22z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1423

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date Apr 25, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1423 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

02:02:47 PM  
Representatives Liston and Valdez presented House Bill 18-1423 to the committee, distributed three handouts and Amendment L.002 [Attachments A, B, C and D]. Under current law, the Division of Fire Prevention and Control in the Department of Public Safety (DPS) uses money in the Local Firefighter Safety and Disease Prevention Cash Fund to provide grants for equipment and training that increase firefighter safety and help prevent occupation-related diseases. This bill expands the allowable uses of the cash fund to include grants to rural special fire protection districts to replace or refurbish equipment. The bill transfers $500,000 from the General Fund to the cash fund specifically for these local fire protection district grants.
02:23:22 PM  
Repersentatives Liston and Valdez answered committee members' questions.
02:23:44 PM  
Dennis Eulberg, representing Colorado Professional Fire Fighters, testified against the bill.
02:37:21 PM  
Michael Valdez, representing the Special District Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:40:31 PM  

Representative Liston moved and explained L.002.

02:40:42 PM  

Representative Gray distributed L.001 and moved it as a substitute to L.002 [Attachment E].

02:47:56 PM  
Representative Singer determined that L.001 does fit under the bill title.


02:54:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Gray
Seconded Pabon
Coleman Yes
Gray Yes
Liston No
McKean Yes
Pabon Yes
Ransom Yes
Reyher No
Rosenthal Yes
Thurlow Yes
Valdez Yes
Wilson No
Exum Yes
Singer Yes
YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
02:55:09 PM  
Representatives Liston and Valdez wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


03:01:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1423, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Valdez
Seconded Liston
Coleman Yes
Gray Yes
Liston No
McKean Yes
Pabon Yes
Ransom No
Reyher Yes
Rosenthal Yes
Thurlow Yes
Valdez Yes
Wilson Yes
Exum Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS