STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
|Time:||08:03 AM to 08:41 AM|
|This Meeting was called to order by|
|This Report was prepared by|
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
|Bills Addressed: ||Action Taken:|
|Office of Information Technology FY 2009-10 State-Funded Request|
Presentation of House Bill 09-1083
|Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only|
Recommended favorable support to committee of reference
08:03 AM -- Governor's Office of Information Technology FY 2009-10 State-Funded Request
The committee came to order. A quorum was present. Representative Gagliardi joined the committee at the table.
Mr. Todd Olson, Chief Operating Officer, Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT), came to the table to present a FY 2009-10 state-funded request for the Digital Trunked Radio System project. Committee members received a description of the request, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment A), statistics about the digital trunked radio system, prepared by OIT (Attachment B), highlights of how state capital money was spent in 2008 on the digital trunked radio system, prepared by OIT (Attachment C), and a letter from OIT revising the amount requested for FY 2009-10 from $6.0 million to $4.2 million (Attachment D). Mr. Olson noted key achievements on the project, described in Attachments B and C. He responded to questions and comments from the committee, stating that there are no state matching requirements attached to federal funds, and that the office will need to submit requests in the future to cover the system's operation and maintenance. Committee members commented on the importance of the project. Mr. Olson indicated that efforts to complete and expand the system have been collaborative among state, local, and federal agencies, and thanked the committee for the opportunity to present the request.
08:18 AM -- Presentation of House Bill 09-1083
Representative Riesberg explained that under House Rule 50 and Senate Rule 42, the Capital Development Committee (CDC) is required to review any bill that deals with capital construction or controlled maintenance requests or the acquisition of capital assets, and may make an advisory recommendation to the committee of reference to which the bill has been assigned. He noted that while House Bill 09-1011 is also subject to these rules, the prime House sponsor is going to request that the bill be postponed indefinitely, so the CDC will not hear a presentation on House Bill 09-1011.
Representative McFadyen, prime sponsor of House Bill 09-1083, described the bill's main provisions and explained why it is necessary. The bill authorizes the state to enter into a lease-purchase agreement for an office and warehouse building in Pueblo County that is currently occupied by the Department of Personnel and Administration. Representative McFadyen responded to questions from the committee.
|BILL:||Presentation of House Bill 09-1083 |
|TIME: || 08:23:12 AM|
|MOTION:||Favorably recommend House Bill 09-1083 to the House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee. The motion carried on a vote of 5-0-1.|
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
Committee members were provided with a spreadsheet showing the uncommitted balances of all active capital construction and controlled maintenance projects, prepared by the Office of the State Controller (Attachment E, and available on the CDC's website). Representative Riesberg asked Ms. Jennifer Moe, Legislative Council Staff, to walk the committee through the spreadsheet. Ms. Moe provided definitions for some of the terms in the spreadsheet and explained some of the data. She then addressed questions from the committee about the amount of money that may be available from unexpended General Fund dollars. Discussion ensued about specific projects included on the State Controller's list, and the CDC's role in prioritizing recommended cuts to previous capital appropriations.
Representative Riesberg announced that the committee will meet next at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2009, and the committee adjourned.