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J_LC_2021A 09/02/2021 09:19:28 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
Date 09/02/2021
Attendance
Benavidez X
Coleman X
Donovan X
Esgar *
Fenberg X
Geitner X
Holbert X
Jackson X
Kirkmeyer X
Lontine X
Lundeen X
McKean X
Moreno X
Pelton X
Smallwood X
Weissman X
Garnett X
Garcia X
Time 09:19:28 AM to 11:13:23 AM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Garcia
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
Introductory Remarks Committee Discussion Only
Review of Ballot Analysis: Legislative Authority for Spending State Money Committee Discussion Only
Review of Ballot Analysis: Property Tax Assessment Rate Reduction Committee Discussion Only
Review of Ballot Analysis: Learning Enrichment and Academic Progress Program Committee Discussion Only

Introductory Remarks - Committee Discussion Only


09:21:54 AM  
President Garcia
called the meeting to order.  Natalie Mullis, Director, Legislative
Council Staff, provided an overview of the 2021 Ballot Information Booklet
process, including the Booklet drafts and public comments.



The Legislative Council Staff drafts, staff contacts, written comments
submitted by the public, interested persons mailing list, and the text
of each measure can be found on the Legislative Council Staff website here:
http://leg.colorado.gov/BallotAnalysis.
09:29:25 AM  
Director Mullis responded
to committee questions.



Review of Ballot Analysis: Legislative Authority for Spending State Money - Committee Discussion Only


09:35:00 AM  
Matt Bishop, Legislative
Council Staff, presented Amendment 78: Legislative Authority for Spending
State Money.  He summarized the analysis and arguments for and against
the measure.
09:43:47 AM  
There was no public
testimony on Amendment 78. Submitted written testimony may be found in
Attachment A.
09:44:19 AM  

Speaker Garnett and Senator Moreno distributed and explained Amendment 1 to Amendment 78 (Attachment B).



09:46:22 AM
Motion Move Amendment 1 to Amendment 78 (Attachment B).
Moved Garnett
Seconded
Benavidez Yes
Coleman Yes
Donovan Yes
Esgar Yes
Fenberg Yes
Geitner Yes
Holbert Yes
Jackson Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lontine Yes
Lundeen Yes
McKean Yes
Moreno Yes
Pelton Yes
Smallwood Excused
Weissman Yes
Garnett Yes
Garcia Yes
YES: 17   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
09:46:32 AM  

Senator Moreno distributed and explained Amendment 2 to Amendment 78 (Attachment C).



09:49:48 AM
Motion Move Amendment 2 to Amendment 78 (Attachment C).
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Benavidez Yes
Coleman Yes
Donovan Yes
Esgar Yes
Fenberg Yes
Geitner Yes
Holbert Yes
Jackson Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lontine Yes
Lundeen Yes
McKean Yes
Moreno Yes
Pelton Yes
Smallwood Excused
Weissman Yes
Garnett Yes
Garcia Yes
YES: 17   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Review of Ballot Analysis: Property Tax Assessment Rate Reduction - Committee Discussion Only


09:50:41 AM  
Anna Gerstle, Legislative
Council Staff, presented Proposition 120: Property Assessment Rate Reduction.
 She summarized the analysis, arguments, and fiscal impacts of the
measure.
09:54:17 AM  
Committee members
made comments on the analysis.
09:54:18 AM  
There was no public
testimony on Proposition 120.



Review of Ballot Analysis: Learning Enrichment and Academic Progress Program - Committee Discussion Only

09:56:36 AM  
The committee recessed.
10:19:45 AM  
The committee came back to order.
10:19:59 AM  
Rachel Kurtz-Phelan,
Legislative Council Staff, presented on Proposition 119:  Learning
Enrichment and Academic Progress Program.  She described the analysis
and arguments for and against the measure.  Ms. Kurtz-Phelan answered
questions from the committee.
 
10:24:31 AM  
President Garcia
proceeded with public testimony on Proposition 119.
10:24:43 AM  
Curtis Hubbard, representing himself, testified regarding the measure.
10:27:27 AM  
Kelly Caufield, Colorado Succeeds, testified regarding the measure.
10:30:53 AM  
Judy Solano, Advocate for Public Education Policy, testified regarding the measure.
10:34:37 AM  
Ilana Speigel, Taxpayers for Public Education, testified regarding the measure.
10:38:28 AM  
Tony Lewis, representing himself, testified regarding the measure. Mr. Lewis responded to committee questions.
10:44:46 AM  
The committee recessed.
 
10:46:47 AM  

The committee came back to order.  Representative McKean distributed and discussed Amendment 1 to Proposition 119 (Attachment D).



10:51:19 AM
Motion Move Amendment 1 to Proposition 119 (Attachment D).
Moved McKean
Seconded
Benavidez Yes
Coleman Yes
Donovan Yes
Esgar Yes
Fenberg Yes
Geitner Yes
Holbert Yes
Jackson Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lontine Yes
Lundeen Yes
McKean Yes
Moreno Yes
Pelton Yes
Smallwood Excused
Weissman Yes
Garnett Yes
Garcia Yes
YES: 17   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
10:51:38 AM  

Senator Donovan distributed and discussed Amendment 7 to Proposition 119 (Attachment E).

10:51:39 AM  
Senator Holbert discussed a conceptual amendment to Amendment 7.


10:59:45 AM
Motion Conceptual amendment to Amendment 7 to Proposition 119 to strike "Page 4, strike lines 25 through 30 and substitute" and insert "After Page 4, line 30, insert".
Moved Holbert
Seconded
Benavidez Yes
Coleman Yes
Donovan Yes
Esgar Yes
Fenberg No
Geitner No
Holbert Yes
Jackson Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Lontine Yes
Lundeen No
McKean No
Moreno Yes
Pelton No
Smallwood Excused
Weissman No
Garnett Yes
Garcia Yes
YES: 10   NO: 7   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


11:01:05 AM
Motion Move Amendment 7 to Proposition 119 (Attachment E).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Benavidez Yes
Coleman No
Donovan Yes
Esgar Yes
Fenberg No
Geitner No
Holbert Yes
Jackson Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Lontine Yes
Lundeen No
McKean No
Moreno Yes
Pelton No
Smallwood Excused
Weissman Yes
Garnett Yes
Garcia Yes
YES: 10   NO: 7   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
11:01:08 AM  

Senator Moreno distributed and described Amendments 2, 3, 4, and 5 to Proposition 119 (Attachments F, G, H, and I).



11:03:12 AM
Motion Move Amendment 2 to Proposition 119 (Attachment F).
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Benavidez Yes
Coleman Yes
Donovan Yes
Esgar Yes
Fenberg Yes
Geitner No
Holbert Yes
Jackson No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lontine Yes
Lundeen Yes
McKean Yes
Moreno Yes
Pelton Yes
Smallwood Excused
Weissman Yes
Garnett Yes
Garcia Yes
YES: 15   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:05:10 AM
Motion Move Amendment 3 to Proposition 119 (Attachment G).
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Benavidez Yes
Coleman Yes
Donovan No
Esgar Yes
Fenberg Yes
Geitner Yes
Holbert No
Jackson No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lontine Yes
Lundeen Yes
McKean Yes
Moreno Yes
Pelton Yes
Smallwood Excused
Weissman Yes
Garnett Yes
Garcia Yes
YES: 14   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:08:47 AM
Motion Move Amendment 4 to Proposition 119 (Attachment H).
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Benavidez Yes
Coleman Yes
Donovan Yes
Esgar Yes
Fenberg Yes
Geitner Yes
Holbert No
Jackson Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lontine Yes
Lundeen Yes
McKean Yes
Moreno Yes
Pelton Yes
Smallwood Excused
Weissman Yes
Garnett Yes
Garcia Yes
YES: 16   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:12:29 AM
Motion Move Amendment 5 to Proposition 119 (Attachment I).
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Benavidez Yes
Coleman Yes
Donovan No
Esgar Yes
Fenberg Yes
Geitner Yes
Holbert No
Jackson Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lontine Yes
Lundeen Yes
McKean Yes
Moreno Yes
Pelton Yes
Smallwood Excused
Weissman No
Garnett Yes
Garcia Yes
YES: 14   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
11:13:09 AM  
President Garcia
adjourned the meeting.


11:13:23 AM   The committee adjourned.






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