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J_CDC_2019A 11/12/2019 08:10:32 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Date 11/12/2019
Attendance
Beckman E
Sonnenberg X
Story X
Valdez A. X
Fields X
Roberts X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 08:10:32 AM to 09:32:39 AM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Roberts
This Report was prepared by Kori Donaldson
Hearing Items Action Taken
Adoption of Rules and Other Business Committee Discussion Only
Draft Legislation Committee Discussion Only
Request to Waive Six-Month Encumbrance Deadline, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs Committee Discussion Only
Consideration of Real Property Transaction, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Committee Discussion Only
Prioritized Submission Committee Discussion Only
Travel Survey Committee Discussion Only

Adoption of Rules and Other Business - Committee Discussion Only




08:12:58 AM
Motion Adopt the Senate rules of procedure for the Capital Development Committee, except the committee shall not be prohibited from meeting on a day of the week other than is provided in the schedule of committee meetings, if needed.
Moved Roberts
Seconded
Beckman Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
08:13:01 AM  

The committee was called to order.  A quorum was present.  Bo Pogue, Legislative Council Staff, initiated a discussion on the adoption of rules by the committee.



Draft Legislation - Committee Discussion Only


08:15:50 AM  

Ms. Esther van Mourik, Office of Legislative Legal Services, presented a pair of draft bills for the committee's consideration. Ms. van Mourik first explained LLS. No. 20-0281 concerning the management of real estate held by certain junior college districts. Committee members received copies of the legislation, prepared by the Office of Legislative Legal Services (Attachment A). Ms. Heidi Dineen, representing the Colorado Community College System, provided additional background on the need for the legislation. Ms. Dineen responded to questions regarding the ramifications of not running the legislation, and current property acquisitions that may be impacted by the legislation.



08:22:42 AM
Motion Introduce draft legislation concerning the management of real estate held by certain junior college districts as committee legislation.
Moved Roberts
Seconded
Beckman Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
08:22:45 AM  

Ms. van Mourik discussed the need for a safety clause on the bill, and sponsorship for the legislation.

08:25:13 AM  

Ms. van Mourik next presented LLS. No. 20-0853.01, concerning updated accessibility signage in a state-owned facility.  Committee members received copies of the draft legislation (Attachment B). Senator Fields explained the effect of the draft bill, and Ms. van Mourik provided additional detail. Discussion ensued regarding the potential fiscal impact of the bill, and capital projects that would be impacted by the bill.



08:35:12 AM
Motion Introduce draft legislation concerning updating accessibility signage in a state-owned facility as committee legislation.
Moved Roberts
Seconded
Beckman Excused
Sonnenberg No
Story Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:35:19 AM
Motion Dynamic accessibility
Moved Roberts
Seconded
Beckman Excused
Sonnenberg No
Story Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:35:37 AM
Motion Dynamic accessibility
Moved Roberts
Seconded
Beckman Excused
Sonnenberg No
Story Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
08:35:39 AM  

Discussion ensued regarding sponsorship for the bill.

08:36:03 AM  

Mr. Pogue discussed additional committee legislation concerning the higher education capital construction two-year cash list process. Mr. Pogue responded to questions regarding how the two-year cash process dovetails with the committee's annual December hearings.  Ms. Reilly provided additional input on this process. Discussion ensued regarding this issue.  Discussion followed regarding including language in the draft bill to assuage certain concerns, and the fact that practice with the two-year cash process may not be conforming with current law.



08:47:43 AM
Motion Authorize the drafting of committee legislation concerning the higher education two-year cash list process.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Beckman Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Request to Waive Six-Month Encumbrance Deadline, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs - Committee Discussion Only


08:57:29 AM  

Mr. Pogue discussed a request from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to waive the six-month encumbrance deadline for the Replace Chillers, Engineering Building project.  Committee members received a written description of the request, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment C).  The committee entered into a discussion about the reasons why a six-month deadline exists for encumbering an appropriation for a project.

08:58:56 AM  

The committee discussed the legislative history of the six-month encumbrance deadline, and the potential for drafting legislation to address the issue.  Committee members received written descriptions for six-month encumbrance deadline waiver requests from Lamar Community College (Attachment D), Adams State University (Attachment E), Adams State University (Attachment F), and the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Wildlife (Attachment G).



09:00:08 AM
Motion Approve the waiver request for the FY 2019-20 appropriation to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Replace Chiller, Engineering Building project ($870,802 CCF).
Moved Roberts
Seconded
Beckman Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


09:01:07 AM
Motion Approve the waiver request for the FY 2019-20 appropriation to the Lamar Community College Upgrade Interior and Exterior Building Access Control, Campus-wide project ($1,301,245 CCF).
Moved Roberts
Seconded
Beckman Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


09:02:08 AM
Motion Approve the waiver request for the FY 2019-20 appropriation to the Adams State University Replace Campus Boilers, Five Buildings project ($1,037,325 CCF).
Moved Roberts
Seconded
Beckman Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


09:03:48 AM
Motion Approve the waiver request for the FY 2019-20 appropriation to the Colorado State Fair Replace HVAC Systems, Event Center project ($1,527,448 CCF).
Moved Roberts
Seconded
Beckman Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


09:05:02 AM
Motion Approve the waiver request for the FY 2019-20 appropriation to the Department of Natural Resources, DivisionParks and Wildlife, Property Acquisitions and Improvements project ($11,000,000 CF).
Moved Roberts
Seconded
Beckman Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Consideration of Real Property Transaction, Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Committee Discussion Only


09:05:47 AM  

Mr. Doug Vilsack, Assistant Director, Parks Wildlife, and Lands; and Mr. Frank McGee, Area Wildlife Manager, Colorado Springs, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Wildlife, presented a property transaction proposal.  Committee members received a written description of the proposal, assembled by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment H).  Discussion ensued regarding the annual costs for monitoring the property once it is acquired.



09:08:31 AM
Motion Recommend support for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife fee title acquisition, at no cost, of the Campbell inholding at Dome Rock State Wildlife area.
Moved Roberts
Seconded
Beckman Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
09:08:36 AM  
Mr. Vilsack and Mr. McGee introduced a guest from Namibia.



Prioritized Submission - Committee Discussion Only


09:12:34 AM  

Ms. Vanessa Reilly, Legislative Council Staff, presented the Office of State Planning and Budgetings' (OSPB) FY 2020-21 prioritized capital construction list. Committee members received a copy of the list as submitted by OSPB (Attachment I), and a copy of the list as sorted by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment J). Ms. Reilly explained the differences between the two lists, and responded to questions regarding certain projects that OSPB has requested be funded using cash funds only. Ms. Reilly responded to further questions regarding the amount of spending recommended by OSPB. Discussion ensued regarding the committee's approach to prioritizing capital requests for FY 2020-21.



Travel Survey - Committee Discussion Only


09:28:23 AM  

Mr. Matt Bishop, Legislative Council Staff, presented a survey to the committee concerning committee travel.  Discussion ensued regarding committee meeting times and dates during the 2020 legislative session.


09:32:39 AM   The committee adjourned.