BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1014
SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR AND TECHNOLOGY
|Moved to refer House Bill 09-1014 to the Committee
01:30 PM -- House Bill 09-1014
Senator Veiga discussed the order of bills to be heard. Senator Isgar presented House Bill 09-1014. The bill concerns the maximum fee that may be imposed by the Division of Real Estate upon an appraiser in connection with submitting a conservation easement appraisal and the maximum fee that may be imposed on an applicant for a qualified conservation easement certificate. The bill eliminates the cap on both fees and allows for an annual fee to be set by the division. The bill also authorizes the division to accept and expend gifts, grants, and donations to cover costs related to conservation easement. Senator Isgar discussed previous legislation concerning conservation easement and described changes made by the bill. He stated that Erin Toll, the Director of the Division of Real Estate, would provide further information.
The following individual testified:
01:33 PM -- Erin Toll, Director of the Division of Real Estate in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), testified in support of the bill. She distributed a document from DORA that summarized the bill and the reasons to support it (Attachment A). She described the changes made by the bill and noted that the division is not seeking additional funding. Although further witnesses were available to testify in support of the bill, the committee agreed that no further testimony was needed.
| 01:36:56 PM
|Moved to refer House Bill 09-1014 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a 5-1 roll call vote, with one member excused.
Final YES: 5 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS