Prioritization of FY 2009-10 State-Funded Projects
COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
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|Refer the Capital Development Committee's priority||PASS|
07:33 AM -- Prioritization of FY 2009-10 State-Funded Projects
The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Riesberg outlined the process for prioritizing FY 2009-10 projects requesting state funds. Committee members received a summary of the four state-funded projects recommended by the Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB), prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment A). Committee members also received a list of all FY 2009-10 state-funded projects requested by state departments, as prioritized by OSPB (Attachment B), and a list of all FY 2009-10 state-funded projects requests by higher education institutions, as prioritized by OSPB (Attachment C), both prepared by Legislative Council Staff.
Representative Riesberg suggested including the first four projects listed in Attachment B in the CDC's priority list. These four projects include:
(1) University of Colorado Denver, Various Projects at the Anschutz Medical Campus (formerly Fitsimons) (COP project);
(2) Department of Corrections, Colorado State Penitentiary II, High Custody Expansion (COP project);
(3) Department of Revenue, Colorado Integrated Tax Architecture (CITA); and
(4) Department of Personnel and Administration, Level 1 Controlled Maintenance.
Representative Riesberg explained that the current phase of the CITA project needs to be included in the CDC priority list because it implements revenue gathering protocols in the state's updated tax system. Senator Bacon concurred with Representative Riesberg's recommendation.
Representative Sonnenberg raised a question about the federal funds included in project #9 in Attachment B, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Fort Lupton Readiness Center Construction. Discussion ensued. Representative Sonnenberg proposed that this project be listed as #5 on the CDC's priority list. Ms. Lisa Esgar, Deputy Director, OSPB, came to the table to address the question of federal funds included in the project.
Representative Riesberg suggested funding the top 25 percent of project #8 in Attachment B, Department of Personnel and Administration, Level 2 Controlled Maintenance, as #6 on the CDC's priority list. Senator Schwartz asked about the possibility of listing another project as #6 on the CDC's priority list. Discussion ensued about the inclusion of only some of 61 projects included in the Level 2 Controlled Maintenance recommendation. Staff concluded that funding Level 2 through score 12 (19 projects) is a little more than 25 percent of the total project cost.
|BILL:||Prioritization of FY 2009-10 State-Funded Projects |
|TIME: || 07:55:13 AM|
|MOTION:||Refer the Capital Development Committee's priority list of state-funded projects, including (1) Various Projects at the Anschutz Medical Campus (COP Payment); (2) Colorado State Penitentiary II, High Custody Expansion (COP Project); (3) Colorado Integrated Tax Architecture; (4) Level 1 Controlled Maintenance; (5) Fort Lupton Readiness Center Construction; (6) Level 2 Controlled Maintenance (through score 12); and (7) Digital Trunked Radio System, to the Joint Budget Committee (see Attachment D). The motion passed on a vote of 6-0.|
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
Prior to the vote, discussion continued about Level 2 controlled maintenance projects. Senator Schwartz asked whether the committee would prioritize any of the requested higher education projects listed in Attachment C. Discussion ensued about Attachment C, including priorities #1 through #9, which received a FY 2008-09 appropriation that was frozen by the Governor on September 25, 2008. Discussion turned to the availability of federal stimulus dollars for capital projects. Ms. Esgar returned to the table to discuss spending from federal stimulus dollars. She explained the various spending restrictions included in the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. She said 18 percent of the moneys received by the state, or $138 million, is identified as discretionary funds that can be used for public safety, government services, and/or capital construction.
Discussion ensued about the potential participation of the CDC in the prioritization of capital projects to receive federal stimulus dollars. Senator Schwartz asked whether some Level 2 Controlled Maintenance projects might be eligible to receive federal stimulus dollars available for energy efficiency projects. Discussion continued about the federal stimulus package. Ms. Esgar addressed additional questions about the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Representative McFadyen suggested listing project #7 from Attachment B, Governor's Office of Information Technology, Digital Trunked Radio System, as project #7 on the CDC's priority list. Discussion ensued about how OSPB prioritized state department and higher education projects for FY 2009-10. In response to a question, Ms. Esgar explained that federal mineral lease revenue is less than expected for FY 2008-09 and FY 2009-10 and that there is no projected available revenue for higher education projects. She said this revenue source is expected to grow in the outyears.
Attachment D lists the CDC's final priority list of state-funded projects.