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J_ECLC_2017A 07/18/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



COMMITTEE ON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

Date: 07/18/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 09:03 AM to 10:38 AM
Becker K.
*
Guzman
X
Place: SCR 352
Holbert
X
Neville P.
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Duran
X
Senator Grantham
Grantham
X
This Report was prepared by
Conrad Imel
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Update on Office of Legislative Legal Services Director Position

Remote Participation

Legislative Service Agency and Director Performance Evaluations

Other Committee Business
Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Adopt proposed polices as amended

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Discussion and approve drafting bill concerning payment





09:03 AM -- Update on Office of Legislative Legal Services Director Position



President Grantham, chair, called the committee to order. A quorum was present. Mr. Dan Cartin, Director, Office of Legislation Legal Services, and Ms. Debbie Haskins, Office of Legislative Legal Services, presented to the committee an update on the Office of Legislative Legal Services director search. Mr. Cartin discussed the operation of the office until a permanent director is hired. Ms. Haskins provided an update on the process of hiring a director (Attachment A). She explained the Committee on Legal Services' decisions concerning the hiring process.



170718 AttachA.pdf170718 AttachA.pdf



09:09 AM -- Remote Participation



Mr. Mike Mauer, Director, Legislative Council Staff, presented to the committee on remote participation during the interim by members of the General Assembly. Mr. Mauer explained that the bill authorizing remote participation requires the Executive Committee of Legislative Council to develop policies for such participation, and he presented the committee with possible policies (Attachment B). Mr. Mauer responded to questions concerning the relationship between remote participation and remote testimony; committee discussion ensued. Mr. Mauer continued to respond to questions concerning possible policies, including questions concerning committees that may utilize remote participation and whether members participating remotely may vote on matters before the committee.













09:20 AM



Mr. Mauer discussed existing legislative rules that may be affected by remote participation policies. He also discussed implementation dates for any adopted policies and responded to questions concerning affected legislative rules. The committee and Mr. Mauer discussed the number of legislators that may participate remotely during an eligible meeting. Ms. Elizabeth Burger, Legislative Council Staff, responded to a question concerning the necessity of a quorum to hold committee meetings.

BILL: Remote Participation
TIME: 09:27:09 AM
MOVED: Duran
MOTION: Adopt remote testimony policies presented by staff (Attachment B), as conceptually amended. The motion passed on a vote of 6-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Guzman
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Duran
Yes
Grantham
Yes
YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



170718 AttachB.pdf170718 AttachB.pdf

BILL: Remote Participation
TIME: 09:28:09 AM
MOVED: Duran
MOTION: Move to make remote participation policies effective August 1, 2017. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Guzman
Holbert
Neville P.
Duran
Grantham
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection









09:28 AM -- Legislative Service Agency and Director Performance Evaluations



President Grantham announced that the committee would go into executive session for the purpose of legislative service agency and director performance evaluations.

BILL: Legislative Service Agency and Director Performance Evaluations
TIME: 09:28:53 AM
MOVED: Duran
MOTION: Move that the Executive Committee of Legislative Council go into executive session to consider personnel matters pursuant to Section 24-6-402 (3)(b)(I), C.R.S. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Guzman
Holbert
Neville P.
Duran
Grantham
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



10:25 AM -- Other Committee Business



The committee came back to order following executive session. Mr. Mike Mauer presented to the committee concerning legislative pay as affected by recent legislation. The committee discussed potential legislation, and Mr. Mauer responded to questions concerning the upcoming changes to legislative payment systems.

BILL: Other Committee Business
TIME: 10:26:58 AM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Move to introduce a committee bill concerning legislative salaries. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Guzman
Holbert
Neville P.
Duran
Grantham
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



The committee discussed sponsorship of the bill. The committee did not assign sponsors at this time.







10:35 AM



Mr. Mauer explained that the executive committee meeting would need to meet prior to October 1 to make decisions concerning the Office of Legislative Legal Services director position. The committee discussed possible meeting dates, deciding to meet on September 18, 2017.



10:38 AM



The committee adjourned.




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