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S_SA_2019A 04/15/2019 01:34:37 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 04/15/2019
Attendance
Fields X
Lundeen X
Marble *
Court X
Foote X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:34:37 PM to 07:02:34 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Foote
This Report was prepared by Julia Jackson
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-232 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB19-225 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB19-232 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:35:11 PM  

Senator Foote, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-232 to the committee. The bill codifies current Secretary of State rules governing enforcement of campaign finance laws.

01:49:26 PM  

Committee members discussed the bill with Senator Foote.

01:49:36 PM  

Secretary of State Jena Griswold testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.

01:52:06 PM  

Melissa Polk, representing the Department of State, also responded to committee member questions.

01:59:08 PM  

Suzanne Staiert, representing herself, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.

02:06:38 PM  

Martha Tierney, representing the Colorado Democratic Party, testified in support of the bill.

02:22:01 PM  

Amanda Gonzalez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.

02:24:58 PM  

Ms. Tierney responded to committee member questions.

02:30:23 PM  

Senator Foote wrapped up his presentation of the bill.

02:31:41 PM  

Committee members commented on the bill.



02:34:46 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-232 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Foote
Seconded
Fields Yes
Lundeen No
Marble No
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-225 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:34:52 PM  

Senator Rodriguez and Senator Gonzalez, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-225 to the committee. Current law prohibits a local government from enacting laws that control rent on private residential real property, or private residential housing units. The bill removes the prohibition, and permits local governments to enact local laws or regulations that stabilize rent on private residential property.

02:39:07 PM  

The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

02:39:27 PM  

Denver City Councilwoman Robin Kniech, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:42:25 PM  

Angela Cobian, representing the Denver Public Schools Board of Education, testified in support of the bill.

02:46:09 PM  

Denver City Councilman Paul Lopez, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:50:00 PM  

Councilwoman Kniech and Councilman Lopez responded to committee member questions.

03:00:20 PM  

Commissioner Thomas Davidson, representing the Summit County Board of County Commissioners, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.

03:07:02 PM  

The panel of witnesses continued to respond to questions from the committee.

03:14:26 PM  

Mizraim Cordero, representing the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Competitive Council, testified against the bill.

03:14:47 PM  

Liz Peetz, representing the Colorado Association of Realtors, testified against the bill.

03:17:31 PM  

Tim Emery, representing Investment Community of the Rockies, testified against the bill.

03:20:39 PM  

Jeff Diem, representing himself, testified against the bill.

03:23:16 PM  

The panel of witnesses responded to questions from committee members.

03:32:19 PM  

Natalie Orrell, representing Colorado Homes for All and the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

03:44:19 PM  

Peter Severson, representing the Lutheran Advocacy Office, testified in support of the bill.

03:47:19 PM  

Amanda Gonzalez, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:50:09 PM  

Lauren Brochman, representing himself, testified against the bill.

03:53:41 PM  

Mark Windhager, representing the Colorado Apartment Association, testified against the bill.

03:58:35 PM  

Zach Jacobs, representing himself, testified against the bill.

04:00:01 PM  

Rocky Sundling, representing the Colorado Apartment Association and the National Apartment Association, testified against the bill.

04:01:15 PM  

The panel of witnesses responded to committee member questions.

04:08:46 PM  

Elisabeth Zacarias, representing 9to5 Colorado and Denver Meadows Neighbors United, testified in support of the bill. She provided her testimony in Spanish with the assistance of a translator.

04:13:04 PM  

William Martin, representing United for a New Economy Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

04:18:21 PM  

Elisabeth Epps, representing the Colorado Freedom Fund, testified in support of the bill.

04:20:19 PM  

Teo Nicolais, representing himself, testified against the bill.

04:27:34 PM  

Dori Breuer, representing herself, testified against the bill.

04:29:27 PM  

Robert Alldrege, representing himself, testified against the bill.  He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).

04:33:28 PM  

Drew Hamrick, representing himself, testified against the bill.

04:37:27 PM  

Mr. Nicolais answered questions from the committee. He provided handouts to the committee (Attachments B-E).

04:45:56 PM  

Mr. Hamrick responded to committee member questions.

04:53:23 PM  

Connie Rettig, representing 9to5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

05:10:43 PM  

Eric Leveridge, representing United for a New Economy, testified in support of the bill.

05:14:14 PM  

Trudy Carra-DeSalero, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:16:29 PM  

Esther Turcios, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.

05:16:55 PM  

Darrell Brown, representing himself, testified against the bill.

05:22:05 PM  

Mike Muhr, representing Tangent Corporation, testified against the bill.

05:22:22 PM  

Steve Leaffer, representing himself, testified against the bill.

05:26:49 PM  

The panelists responded to committee member comments.

05:43:11 PM  

Rosanna Frechette, Denver Artists for Rent Control, testified in support of the bill.

05:43:35 PM  

Ean Tafoya, representing Colorado Homes for All, testified in support of the bill.

05:47:56 PM  

Mike Marsh, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and provided a handout to committee members (Attachment F).

05:52:29 PM  

Rev. Patrick Demmer, representing the Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance, testified against the bill.

05:54:57 PM  

Debbie Wilson, representing herself, testified against the bill.

06:00:09 PM  

Sarah Mercer, representing the Colorado Apartment Association, testified against the bill and read testimony from Paul Washington against the bill.

06:03:35 PM  

Marcus Griffin, representing himself, testified against the bill.

06:05:58 PM  

Amy Marschak, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:15:13 PM  

Nancy Kostro, representing herself, testified against the bill.

06:16:56 PM  

Lesley Martinez, representing United for a New Economy, read testimony from Brenda Delgado in support of the bill.

06:17:30 PM  

Christina Johnson, representing Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.

06:19:05 PM  

Amy Moore, representing herself, testified against the bill.

06:22:59 PM  

Glenn Couch, representing himself, testified against the bill.

06:24:33 PM  

David Thomson, representing himself, testified against the bill.

06:26:20 PM  

Larry Queen, representing himself, testified against the bill.

06:27:40 PM  

Cesiah Guadarrama Trejo, representing 9to5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

06:43:39 PM  

Andrea Chiriboga-Flor, representing 9to5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill and read testimony from Sarah Truehaft.

06:44:24 PM  

Senators Gonzales and Rodriguez discussed amendment L.002 (Attachment G) with the committee.



06:52:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment G).
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields Yes
Lundeen No
Marble No
Court Yes
Foote Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
06:52:28 PM  

Senators Gonzales and Rodriguez wrapped up their presentation of the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.



07:02:25 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-225, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields Yes
Lundeen No
Marble No
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:02:34 PM   The committee adjourned.






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