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S_LG_2020A 02/13/2020 10:33:00 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 02/13/2020
Attendance
Bridges X
Coram *
Crowder X
Williams A. X
Ginal X
Time 10:33:00 AM to 11:57:40 AM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Ginal
This Report was prepared by Bo Pogue
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-126 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB20-147 Postponed Indefinitely

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

SB20-126 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:33:15 AM  

The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Senators Story and Smallwood, prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-126, concerning the operation of a licensed family child care home in a common interest community. Senator Story explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Senator Story provided additional input on the merits of the bill.

10:36:12 AM  

Beth Szymanski, representing My Village, testified in support of SB 20-126. She discussed the need for child care in Colorado, and explained how homeowners' associations (HOAs) restrict child care providers. Ms. Szymanski responded to a question about her business.

10:40:39 AM  
Jeanne McQueeney, representing Eagle County, testified in support of the bill. She discussed difficulties child care providers experience in finding locations to site their businesses.

Hunter Railey, representing Small Business Majority, testified in support of the bill. He discussed barriers to affordable child care.

Amber Bilby, representing the Colorado Association for Family Child Care, testified in support of the bill. She discussed the child care shortage in Colorado.

10:48:24 AM  
Michael Cooke, representing Mission: Readiness, testified in support of SB 20-126.

Kevin Neimond, representing the Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.

Nicole Riehl, representing EPIC, testified in support of the bill. Discussion ensued regarding a shortage of child care in Colorado.

10:56:53 AM  

Aidan Leonard, representing My Village, made himself available for questions. Discussion ensued regarding HOA liability.  Committee members received amendment L.003 (Attachment A).



11:09:47 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Bridges
Coram
Crowder
Williams A.
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:11:00 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-126, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Coram Yes
Crowder Yes
Williams A. Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-147 - Postponed Indefinitely


11:11:25 AM  

Senator Gardner, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-147, concerning modifications to the "Municipal Annexation Actof 1965" to address the impacts of municipal developments in counties. Senator Gardner explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need.

11:18:20 AM  
Mark Waller, representing himself, testified in support of SB 20-147. He discussed municipal growth and the urban/rural divide. Mr. Waller responded to questions regarding jurisdiction over a road in his area. Discussion ensued regarding the position of the City and County of Denver on the bill. Mr. Waller responded to questions regarding the potential for creating a memorandum of understanding on the road.
11:30:19 AM  
David Broadwell, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to SB 20-147.

Holly Williams, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

Brandy Delange, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill. Discussion ensued regarding whether the issue addressed by the bill is particular to Colorado Springs.

11:37:42 AM  

Peter Wysocki, representing the City of Colorado Springs, testified in opposition to the bill. Wynetta Massey, representing the City of Colorado Springs, testified in opposition to SB 20-147. Wayne Williams, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. He addressed issues raised during earlier testimony. Senator Gardner and Mr. Williams responded to questions regarding the position of counties on SB 20-147. Discussion ensued regarding the process by which the bill was drafted.

11:45:34 AM  

Senator Gardner provided closing remarks in support of the bill, and explained the effect of amendment L.001 (Attachment B).



11:48:56 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Coram
Crowder
Williams A.
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:50:20 AM  
Senator Gardner provided further closing remarks in support of SB 20-147. Various committee members provided their positions on the bill.


11:56:53 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-147, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Bridges No
Coram No
Crowder No
Williams A. No
Ginal No
YES: 0   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


11:57:34 AM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 20-147 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Coram Yes
Crowder Yes
Williams A. Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:57:40 AM   The committee adjourned.






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