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J_CDC_2023A 01/26/2023 07:49:28 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Date 01/26/2023
Attendance
Kirkmeyer *
Lindsay X
Mullica *
Taggart X
Hinrichsen X
Story X
Time 07:49:28 AM to 09:17:04 AM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Story
This Report was prepared by Bo Pogue
Hearing Items Action Taken
Department of Natural Resources Property Transaction Proposal Property Transaction Approved
Consideration of Supplemental Request, Colorado State University-Pueblo Supplemental Request Approved
Consideration of Supplemental Request, MSUD Supplemental Request Approved
Consideration of Supplemental Request, Trinidad State College Supplemental Request Approved
Consideration of Potential Committee Legislation Introduction of Committee Legislation Approved
Other Business Committee Discussion Only

Department of Natural Resources Property Transaction Proposal - Property Transaction Approved


07:49:39 AM  
Daphne Gervais, Legislative
Director for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR); Alice Horgan, Assistant
Director, Parks, Wildlife and Lands, DNR; and Bill De Virgie, Area 6 Wildlife
Manager, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, introduced themselves to the committee.
 Ms. Gervais provided an overview of the Crystal Creek Ranch Conservation
Easement property transaction proposal.  Committee members received
a CDC staff write-up of the project included as Attachment A.  Ms.
Horgan and Mr. De Vergie responded to questions regarding potential geothermal
development on the property.  Ms. Horgan responded to questions regarding
how the price was determined for the easement, and approval of the expenditure
in the Long Bill.  Mr. De Vergie responded to questions regarding
the property's occupants.


07:58:13 AM
Motion Recommend support for the conservation easement acquisition on Crystal Creek Ranch (approximately 3,451 for $2,720,000).
Moved Hinrichsen
Seconded
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lindsay Yes
Mullica Yes
Taggart Yes
Hinrichsen Yes
Story Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Consideration of Supplemental Request, Colorado State University-Pueblo - Supplemental Request Approved


07:58:57 AM  
Dr. Donna Souder
Hodge, Vice President, Operations and Advancement, Colorado State University-Pueblo
(CSU-Pueblo) presented a supplemental request to rescope the Technology
Building Renovation and Addition project.  Committee members received
a staff write-up of the request, which is included as Attachment B.  Dr.
Souder Hodge provided an overview of the request.



08:02:45 AM
Motion
Approve the supplemental request from Colorado State University–Pueblo to reduce the scope of the Technology Building Renovation and Addition project, with the university intending to request funding for a second project phase in the future.
Moved Hinrichsen
Seconded
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lindsay Yes
Mullica Yes
Taggart Yes
Hinrichsen Yes
Story Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Consideration of Supplemental Request, MSUD - Supplemental Request Approved


08:03:13 AM  
Kaycee Gerhart, Executive
Director of Government Affairs, Metropolitan State University Denver (MSUD),
presented a supplemental request to approve additional cash funds spending
authority for the Health Institute project.  Committee members received
a staff write-up on the request, which is included as Attachment C.  Ms.
Gerhart responded to questions regarding MSUD's waitlist for its nursing
programs, and how the Health Institute project will help to alleviate this
situation.


08:08:40 AM
Motion Approve the supplemental request from Metropolitan State University of Denver for additional cash funds spending authority for FY 2022-23 for the Health Institute project ($2,950,000 CF).
Moved Hinrichsen
Seconded
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lindsay Yes
Mullica Yes
Taggart Yes
Hinrichsen Yes
Story Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Consideration of Supplemental Request, Trinidad State College - Supplemental Request Approved


08:09:07 AM  
Geoff Graham, Project
Manager; Dr. Rhonda Epper, President; Shannon Shiveley, VP of Administrative
Services; and Danny Rogers, Director of Facilities, all representing Trinidad
State College (TSC), presented a supplemental request to reduce the scope
of the Freudenthal Library Renovation project.  Dr. Epper provided
some opening remarks.  Mr. Rogers provided an overview of the request
and the need for it.  Mr. Rogers responded to questions regarding
the portions of the project that will be put on hold due to the rescoping.
Committee members received a staff write-up on the request, which is included
as Attachment D.
08:14:29 AM  
Mr. Rogers responded to questions regarding the timeline for the project.


08:15:54 AM
Motion Approve the supplemental request from Trinidad State College for new project scope for FY 2021-22 for the Freudenthal Library Renovation.
Moved Hinrichsen
Seconded
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lindsay Yes
Mullica Yes
Taggart Yes
Hinrichsen Yes
Story Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Consideration of Potential Committee Legislation - Introduction of Committee Legislation Approved


08:16:22 AM  
Megan McCall, Office
of Legislative Legal Services, presented draft legislation to allow History
Colorado to sell some of its properties.  Luis Colon, Chief Administrative
Officer, History Colorado, responded to questions regarding closure of
the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys, and potential buyers
for the subject properties.  Senator Mullica suggested that the properties
be listed on the open market.  Discussion ensued regarding the use
of the petition clause on the bill, as opposed to using a safety clause.
 Discussion ensued regarding whether to vote on the bill's introduction
in the absence of two regular members, and sponsorship for the bill.


08:33:05 AM
Motion Introduce draft legislation as committee legislation
Moved Hinrichsen
Seconded
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lindsay Yes
Mullica Yes
Taggart Yes
Hinrichsen Yes
Story Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Other Business - Committee Discussion Only


08:34:20 AM  
Nina Forbes, Legislative
Council Staff, noted some changes to some projects on the FY 2023-24 capital
construction list.  Committee members received an updated list (Attachment
E).  Matt Bishop, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions
regarding the financing of the Department of Public Safety Firehawk Helicopter
project request.  Discussion ensued regarding the Governor's Office
of State Planning and Budgeting's priorities on the list.


09:17:04 AM   The committee adjourned.






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