BILL SUMMARY for SB09-140
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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|Moved to refer Senate Bill 09-140 to the Committee||PASS|
03:41 PM -- Senate Bill 09-140
Representative Fischer, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 09-140, concerning a requirement that public trustees serve at the pleasure of the governor. Representative Fischer explained that the bill was recommended by the Committee on Legal Services. He explained that the bill clarifies state law to specify that persons appointed to serve as public trustees serve at the pleasure of the governor. He talked about the work load and duties of public trustees and explained that any person serving as a public trustee must report to the governor at such times and on such matters as the governor may require. He addressed questions from the committee members and clarified that the bill would require public trustees to report to their respective counties as well as the governor.
Rich Gebhardt, Public Trustee, Boulder County, testified in support of the bill, talked about the history of public trustees in Colorado, and explained the need to have public trustees appointed and removed by the governor. He discussed the job description for public trustees and specifically discussed foreclosures and deed release issues. Mr. Gebhardt explained that the bill clarifies the governor's authority to remove appointees and also clarifies annual reporting requirements to the governor. He addressed questions concerning the loss of just cause by public trustees, the need for the governor to have the ability to remove appointed public trustees, and the salaries of public trustees and county treasurers.
Representative Fischer entered closing comments on the bill.
|TIME: || 03:57:13 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved to refer Senate Bill 09-140 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a 10-0-1 vote.|
Final YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
Representative Peniston made comments regarding the committee's upcoming schedule.
The committee adjourned.