First Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 970725.01D MKD
HOUSE BILL 971329
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVE Pfiffner;
also SENATOR Congrove.
BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING THE MODIFICATION OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE
DIVISION OF HOUSING IN ORDER TO BRING ABOUT AN OVERALL REDUCTION
IN THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DIVISION.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments which may be subsequently
Eliminates the division of housing's authority to
receive state general fund moneys for housing grants.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 2432705 (1) (a), Colorado Revised Statutes, 1988 Repl. Vol., is amended to read:
2432705. Functions of division. (1) The division has the following functions:
(a) To encourage private enterprise and
all public and private agencies engaged in the planning, construction,
and acquisition of adequate housing or the rehabilitation or weatherization
of existing housing in Colorado by providing research, advisory,
and liaison services and rehabilitation, construction, acquisition,
and weatherization grants from appropriations made for this purpose
by the general assembly; EXCEPT THAT, FOR FISCAL YEARS COMMENCING
ON AND AFTER JULY 1, 1997, SAID GRANTS SHALL BE FUNDED FROM SOURCES
OTHER THAN THE STATE GENERAL FUND. For the purposes of this paragraph
(a), "weatherization" means the provision and installation
of materials and devices
THAT improve the thermal performance of a residence so as to conserve
energy and reduce energy costs and includes those structural,
heating, electrical, and plumbing repairs and improvements which
THAT are necessary to safely and effectively improve thermal performance.
All such grants to public and private agencies shall be at least
equally matched from a nonstate source and shall be for providing
energyefficient housing to lowincome households. None
of these grants shall be used for development, planning, or administration
which shall be funded within the administrative budget of the
SECTION 2. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.