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h_sa_2016a_2016-05-02t13:31:56z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/02/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1456



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B) to House Bill

Refer House Bill 16-1456, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:32 PM -- HB16-1456



Representative Lontine, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1456 to the committee. The bill authorizes the Department of Human Services (DHS) to sell up to 15 acres of vacant land around the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs at fair market value for purpose of expanding the Fort Logan National Cemetery. The sale proceeds will be credited to the Fort Logan National Cemetery Fund (cemetery fund), which is created by the bill. The sale proceeds will later be appropriated from the cemetery fund to the Central Fund for Veterans Community Living Centers (central fund), subject to certain limitations, and may be used for one-time costs at Veterans Community Living Centers. At least 60 days prior to such expenditure, DHS must report its recommended use of the sale proceeds to the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committees, the Capital Development Committee, and the Joint Budget Committee.



01:36 PM --
Lauren Schreier, representing DHS, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.



01:44 PM --
Steve Best, representing the National Cemetery Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, testified in support of the bill. He provided a packet of information (Attachment A) and responded to committee member questions.



16HouseState0502AttachA.pdf16HouseState0502AttachA.pdf



01:56 PM --
Steve Rylant, representing the United Veterans Committee of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



02:00 PM --
Tobin Follenweider, representing the State Land Board, responded to committee member questions.





02:05 PM



Representative Lontine presented amendment L.001 (Attachment B), and the committee discussed the amendment with Mr. Follenweider.



16HouseState0502AttachB.pdf16HouseState0502AttachB.pdf

BILL: HB16-1456
TIME: 02:08:47 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B) to House Bill 16-1456. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Primavera
VOTE
Foote
Humphrey
Leonard
Neville P.
Primavera
Tyler
Wist
Lontine
Ryden
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





02:09 PM



Representative Lontine wrapped up her presentation of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1456
TIME: 02:12:58 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1456, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED: Neville P.
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Wist
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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