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s_lg_2016a_2016-02-09t15:00:48z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/09/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-063



SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment A). The motion p

Refer Senate Bill 16-063, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







03:01 PM -- SB 16-063



Senator Roberts, prime-sponsor, discussed the provisions of Senate Bill 16-063 concerning intergovernmental agreements with out-of-state entities. She also distributed Amendment L.006 (Attachment A) that expands liability protections to special districts and certain fire districts. It also removes provisions pertaining to airport authorities. The bill authorizes Colorado local governments to enter into an agreement with local governments in a bordering state to provide emergency services. Such agreements must comply with the statutory requirements for intergovernmental agreements. The bill grants immunity for persons performing emergency services under such agreements. Any liability that accrues under the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act for persons from another state performing duties in Colorado are imposed on the Colorado local government that is a party to the agreement. If the Governor declares an emergency and activates the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, any provision of the agreement that conflicts with the compact is void. The bill also specifies that the Public Airport Authority Act does not limit the authority of a municipality or county to enter into an intergovernmental agreement to operate an airport without creating an airport authority.



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The following persons testified on the bill.



03:08 PM --
Eric Bergman, Colorado Counties, Inc., and Colorado Municipal League, spoke in support of the bill and distributed a handout on the bill (Attachment B). Mr. Bergman also distributed a letter of support for the bill from the La Plata Board of County Commissioners (Attachment C).



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03:16 PM -- Paul Cooke, Director, Division of Fire Prevention and Control in the Department of Public Safety, spoke in support of the bill and discussed the threat of wildland fires in Colorado.



03:18 PM -- Tim Dienst, Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.



03:21 PM



The chair closed testimony and Senator Roberts closed her remarks on the bill.


BILL: SB16-063
TIME: 03:22:30 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Tate
Ulibarri
Crowder
Marble
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB16-063
TIME: 03:23:24 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-063, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole, and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Donovan
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Tate
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Marble
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS










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