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S_LGH_2023A 05/04/2023 09:01:06 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT & HOUSING
Date 05/04/2023
Attendance
Gonzales X
Hinrichsen X
Kirkmeyer X
Pelton R. X
Will X
Exum X
Jaquez Lewis X
Time 09:01:06 PM to 10:28:33 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Jaquez Lewis
This Report was prepared by Adam Alemzada
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB23-1165
HB23-1171 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB23-1253 Referred to Senate Appropriations

HB23-1165 -


09:02:00 PM  
Written testimony
submitted to the committee is appended as Attachment A.


09:02:09 PM
Motion Lay over House Bill 23-1165 to July 1, 2023.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Hinrichsen Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Pelton R. Yes
Will Yes
Exum Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1171 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


09:07:33 PM  
Senators Gonzales
and Hinrichsen, prime sponsors, introduced and explained House Bill 23-1171.
The bill prohibits landlords from evicting residential tenants unless they
have just cause.




The bill sponsors distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment B).
09:19:15 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
09:22:26 PM  
Melissa Mejia, representing the Community Economic Defense Project, testified in support of the bill.
09:25:03 PM  
Karl Brevik, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
09:27:45 PM  
Charles Hubbard, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
09:29:56 PM  
Sophie Shea, representing
the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.
09:33:02 PM  
Peter Muccio, representing the Colorado Landlord Legislative Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill.
09:35:22 PM  
Andrew Hamrick, representing the Colorado Apartment Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
09:37:36 PM  
Sarah Windholz, representing the Colorado Landlord Legislative Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill.
09:40:13 PM  
Heidi Elliott, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
09:42:28 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
09:52:01 PM  
The panelists continued to respond to questions from the committee.
09:58:51 PM  
TJ Weese, representing the Colorado Landlord Legislative Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill.
10:01:08 PM  
Sabrina Zunker, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
10:04:08 PM  
Tawny Peyton, representing the Rocky Mountain Home Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
10:06:38 PM  
Karen Santee, representing the Colorado Springs Chapter of the National Association of Property Managers, testified in opposition to the bill.
10:09:16 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
10:12:29 PM  
Rebecca Cohn, representing the Community Economic Defense Project, testified in support of the bill.
10:15:28 PM  
Mariah Garcia, representing United for a New Economy, testified in support of the bill.
10:18:00 PM  
Written testimony
submitted to the committee is appended as Attachment C.
10:18:11 PM  
The bill sponsors
discussed amendments that will be introduced at a later date.
10:20:03 PM  
The bill sponsors
made closing remarks.
10:24:45 PM  
The committee made
closing remarks.


10:26:22 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1171 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Hinrichsen Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Pelton R. No
Will No
Exum Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1253 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


10:26:43 PM  
Senator Hinrichsen, prime sponsor, introduced and explained House Bill 23-1253. The bill creates a task force to study corporate ownership of housing.


10:28:24 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1253 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Hinrichsen
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Hinrichsen Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Pelton R. No
Will No
Exum Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


10:28:33 PM   The committee adjourned.






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