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J_CDC_2016A 03/24/2016 07:35:00 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Date: 03/24/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 07:35 AM to 08:30 AM
Becker K.
*
Brown
X
Place: SCR 356
Kefalas
X
Sonnenberg
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Vigil
E
Senator Baumgardner
Baumgardner
X
This Report was prepared by
Bo Pogue
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Vacant Building Demolition Plan

2016 Capital-Related Legislation to Date

Staff-Initiated Supplemental Request and Project Scope Adjustment

Other Business
Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Requests Approved (2)

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only



07:36 AM -- Vacant Building Demolition Plan



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Mr. Matt Becker, Legislative Council Staff, briefed the committee on a potential plan to demolish a number of vacant buildings in the state real estate inventory. Committee members received a memorandum outlining a number of options for executing this plan, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment A). Mr. Becker responded to questions regarding ongoing maintenance costs for some of the vacant buildings profiled in Attachment A. Discussion ensued regarding buildings slated for demolition at Wheat Ridge Regional Center, and the reasons why demolition of various state buildings is being considered for future capital construction prioritization.



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07:46 AM



Discussion ensued regarding alternatives for repurposing state vacant buildings or the land upon which they are sited, or reducing the cost for demolishing these buildings. Ms. Kori Donaldson, Legislative Council Staff, and Mr. Larry Friedberg, State Architect, provided input on this discussion. Mr. Friedberg explained how the new capital planning function in his office impacts management of vacant state buildings. Discussion followed regarding the committee’s course of action on the issue.







07:59 AM -- 2016 Capital-Related Legislation to Date



Mr. Becker briefed the committee on legislation introduced or considered during the 2016 session related to capital construction. Committee members received a spreadsheet outlining these proposals (Attachment B). Ms. Esther van Mourik, Office of Legislative Legal Services, provided an overview of a pair of bills profiled in Attachment B. Ms. van Mourik responded to questions regarding stakeholder input on the process for transitioning residents of the Grand Junction Regional Center campus, and sponsorship for the bill concerning this center. Ms. Donaldson noted that the bill would come before the committee in accordance with legislative rules unless this requirement is waived. The committee agreed to waive their review of the bill.



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08:15 AM



Ms. van Mourik continued to provide input on 2016 capital-related legislation. Ms. van Mourik and Ms. Donaldson responded to questions regarding a bill concerning the Higher Education Revenue Bond Intercept Program. Discussion ensued regarding potential legislation concerning the dollar threshold for requiring approval of certain higher education cash-funded capital projects by the committee.



08:22 AM -- Staff-Initiated Supplemental Request and Project Scope Adjustment



Ms. Donaldson presented two staff-initiated capital requests associated with renovations to buildings in the Capitol Complex. Ms. Donaldson first provided an overview of a supplemental capital request for the Upgrade Elevators, Legislative Services Building project. Committee members received a written description of the project, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment C).



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BILL: Staff-Initiated Supplemental Request
TIME: 08:25:28 AM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Approve the supplemental request to add cash funds spending authority to the Upgrade Elevators, Legislative Services Building project ($321,427 CF). The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Vigil
Excused
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS









08:26 AM



Ms. Donaldson provided an overview of a request to change the scope of the State Capitol Building House and Senate Chamber Renovations project. Committee members received a written description of the request, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment D).



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BILL: Staff-Initiated Project Scope Adjustment
TIME: 08:27:27 AM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Approve the scope adjustment for the State Capitol Building House and Senate chamber Renovations project ($2,425,000 CF). The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Vigil
Excused
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



08:29 AM -- Other Business



Senator Baumgardner initiated a discussion about debt capacity for higher education institutions in conjunction with the Higher Education Bond Intercept Program.



08:30 AM



The committee adjourned.


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