Presentation of House Bill 09-1083
COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
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|Favorably recommend House Bill 09-1083 to the Hous||PASS|
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.