BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1080
SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
|Refer House Bill 09-1080 to the Committee of the W
03:11 PM -- House Bill 09-1080
Senator Williams, bill sponsor, explained the provisions of Senate Bill 09-1080. She stated that the bill grants immunity from civil action to a building code official while acting in his or her official capacity, assists during a state of disaster emergency.
Senator Lundberg asked about the specifics of the bill and described it as a good samaritan bill for individuals who volunteer during a state of disaster emergency. Senator Carroll discussed the current government immunity act and indicated that she believes that these individuals are already covered under that law.
03:24 PM -- Jeremiah Barry, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, spoke about the bill. Senator Carroll asked if these individuals are covered under the Colorado governmental immunity act. Mr. Barry explained that a question exists if these individuals are covered under that act once they are not on the job.
03:30 PM -- Greg Wheeler, representing the Colorado Chapter of the International Code Council, spoke in support of the bill. He explained the reasoning behind the bill.
Senator Hudak and Senator Renfroe asked about the compensation for the inspectors during a time of emergency. Senator Carroll asked if there are any cases where a building inspector has been sued. Senator Lundberg discussed the realities of what occurs during a natural disaster.
03:51 PM -- Mark Hamouz, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill.
03:54 PM -- Erin Goff, representing the Colorado Municipal League, spoke in support of the bill.
Senator Williams concluded her presentation of the bill.
| 03:56:45 PM
|Refer House Bill 09-1080 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a 5-1 roll call vote.
Final YES: 5 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS