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S_LG_2020A 03/05/2020 10:17:09 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 03/05/2020
Attendance
Bridges X
Coram X
Crowder X
Williams A. E
Ginal X
Time 10:17:09 AM to 11:06:48 AM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Ginal
This Report was prepared by Bo Pogue
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1029 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB20-1093 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

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

HB20-1029 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


10:18:30 AM  

The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Senator Hisey, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1029, concerning the authority of an elected county officer to elect to receive a lower salary than the amount provided for by law. Senator Hisey responded to questions regarding the compensation structure for county officials, and an amendment placed on the bill in the House of Representatives.

10:22:32 AM  
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of HB 20-1029. Discussion ensued regarding the potential impact of the bill on local elections, and the salary rate to which a county official might agree under the bill. Discussion followed regarding amendment L.005 (Attachment A).


10:34:16 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Coram
Crowder
Rodriguez
Bridges
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:34:53 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1029, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Coram Yes
Crowder Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Bridges Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1093 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


10:36:24 AM  

Senator Rankin co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1093, concerning county authority to license and regulate short-term lodging rentals. Senator Rankin explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Committee members received a fact sheet supporting the bill, prepared by Colorado Counties, Inc (Attachment B).

10:40:07 AM  
Kelly Kury, representing Pitkin County, testified in support of HB 20-1093.

Thomas Davidson, representing Summit County, testified in support of the bill. Committee members received a packet of slides supporting Mr. Davidson's discussion (Attachment C).

Keely Ambrose, representing Summit County, testified in support of the bill.

Julie Westendorff, representing La Plata County, testified in support of the bill. Discussion ensued regarding the ability to address the issues touched upon by the bill through county land use rules, and county limits on short-term rentals. Discussion followed regarding the scope of the bill.



11:06:42 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1093 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Coram Yes
Crowder Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Bridges Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:06:48 AM   The committee adjourned.






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