BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1362
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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|Moved amendment L.001 (Attachment E). The motion |
Moved to refer House Bill 09-1362, as amended, to
|Pass Without Objection|
01:32 PM -- House Bill 09-1362
Representative May, prime sponsor of House Bill 09-1362, concerning the authorization to local governments to provide financial assistance to specified institutions of higher education, introduced the bill. He explained that the bill authorizes municipalities and counties to form community college service area districts and authorizes county governments to levy sales or property taxes for the purpose of providing financial assistance to specified state colleges within the district.
Marsi Liddell, President, Aims Community College, and John Giardino, Colorado Mountain College, testified against the bill and discussed the need to include junior colleges, like Aims and Colorado Mountain College, in the bill to allow sales tax revenue to help fund capital construction projects for junior colleges. They explained the reasons that junior colleges needed to be included in House Bill 09-1362.
Barbara McDonnell, Colorado College System, testified in support of the bill and talked about the importance of creating additional funding for all colleges in the state.
Stephen Jordan, President, Metro State College, testified in support of the bill and in support of prepared Amendment L.001 (Attachment E). Dr. Jordan discussed the amendment and responded to questions from committee members concerning the additional costs to taxpayers within community college service areas created by the bill.
Representative Middleton introduced prepared Amendment L.001 (Attachment E) and explained the amendment to the committee members. Committee discussion ensued concerning L.001 and the fiscal impact of the amendment.
Representative May made closing comments on the bill and committee discussion ensued.
|TIME: || 02:02:36 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved to refer House Bill 09-1362, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a 10-0-1 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
The committee adjourned.