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H_TLG_2021A 05/04/2021 01:35:51 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 05/04/2021
Attendance
Boesenecker X
Catlin X
Froelich X
Hooton X
Pico E
Rich X
Sullivan X
Valdez D. X
Van Winkle X
Gray X
Exum X
Time 01:35:51 PM to 03:40:30 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Exum
This Report was prepared by April Bernard
Hearing Items Action Taken
SJR21-019 Referred to the Full House
HB21-1278 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB21-1289 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

SJR21-019 - Referred to the Full House


01:36:08 PM  
Representatives Pelton and Holtorf, co-prime sponsors, introduced SJR21-019 concerning designation of a portion of United States Highway 138 as the Jack Annan Mr. NJC Memorial Highway.
01:38:25 PM  
Committee members and bill sponsors discussed the bill.


01:43:05 PM
Motion Refer SJR21-019 to the Full House with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Pico Excused
Rich Yes
Sullivan Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Gray Yes
Exum Yes
YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1278 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:43:20 PM  
Representative Exum,
prime sponsor, introduced House Bill 21-1278 concerning meeting requirements
for the boards of special districts.  The bill outlines what a meeting
is, as well as locations for meetings.  Meetings held virtually before
the effective date of the bill may not be challenged as not meeting the
definition of a meeting according to the bill.  The bill sponsor talked
about the Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).

01:43:33 PM  
Evan Goulding, representing the Special District Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.


01:51:37 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Exum
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Pico Excused
Rich
Sullivan
Valdez D.
Van Winkle
Gray
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:52:02 PM  
The bill sponsor made closing remarks.
01:52:11 PM  
Committee members made closing remarks about the bill.


01:55:21 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1278, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Sullivan
Boesenecker Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Pico Excused
Rich Yes
Sullivan Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Van Winkle Excused
Gray Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1289 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:55:40 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
01:56:06 PM  
The committee came back to order.
01:59:39 PM  
Representatives Baisley
and Kennedy, co-prime sponsors, introduced HB21-1289 concerning broadband
deployment.  The bill creates the Colorado Broadband Office in the
Office of Information Technology; the digital inclusion grant program;
the broadband stimulus grant program; and the interconnectivity grant program.
 The bill sponsors provided a packet (Attachment B).

02:04:58 PM  
The committee members made remarks about the bill.
02:05:26 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:05:49 PM  
Kate Sneed, representing
the Office of Information Technology, testified in support of the bill.
 Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in
support of the bill.
02:13:20 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
02:14:39 PM  
Meghan MacKillop,
representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the
bill.  Peter Kirchhof, representing the Colorado Telecommunications
Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:26:19 PM  
Bruce Eisenhauer, representing the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, testified in support of the bill. Jon Saunders, representing Secom, testified in support of the bill.
02:31:40 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
02:32:42 PM  
The witnesses continued to respond to questions from the committee.
02:45:58 PM  
Jeff Weist, representing Colorado Cable Telecom Association, testified in support of the bill. Melvin Baker, representing the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, testified in support of the bill. Jeff Engman, representing the Southern Ute Indian Tribe - Southern Ute Shared Services, testified in support of the bill.
03:07:04 PM  
Miriam Gillow-Wiles,
representing Southwest Colorado Council of Goverments, testified in support
of the bill.  Rose Alvarado, representing Communications Workers of
America, testified in support of the bill.  Ken  Fellman, representing
CCUI, testified in support of the bill.
03:15:44 PM  
The witnesses responded
to questions from the committee.
03:19:47 PM  
Representative Kennedy
talked about the Amendments L.002, L.003, L.005, and L.006 (Attachments
C, D, E, and F ).
03:24:53 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.


03:25:34 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Hooton
Boesenecker
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Pico Excused
Rich
Sullivan
Valdez D.
Van Winkle Excused
Gray
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:25:39 PM  
There was discussion
about Amendment L.003 (Attachment D).


03:27:08 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.003 (Attachment D).
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Hooton
Boesenecker
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Pico Excused
Rich
Sullivan
Valdez D.
Van Winkle Excused
Gray
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:27:12 PM  
There was discussion
about Amendment L.005 (Attachment E).


03:28:07 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.005 (Attachment E).
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Hooton
Boesenecker
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Pico Excused
Rich
Sullivan
Valdez D.
Van Winkle Excused
Gray
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:28:12 PM  
There was discussion
about Amendment L.006 (Attachment F).
03:29:24 PM  
The bill sponsor
answered questions from the committee.


03:35:23 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.006 (Attachment F).
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker Yes
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Pico Excused
Rich No
Sullivan Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Van Winkle No
Gray Yes
Exum Yes
YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:35:54 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks.
03:36:43 PM  
The committee members made comments about the bill.


03:40:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1289, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Pico Excused
Rich Yes
Sullivan Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Van Winkle No
Gray Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:40:30 PM   The committee adjourned.






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