BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1138
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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|Moved amendment L.001 (Attachment D). The motion |
Moved amendment L.002 (Attachment E). The motion
|Pass Without Objection|
Pass Without Objection
02:18 PM -- House Bill 09-1138
Representative Curry, prime sponsor of House Bill 09-1138 concerning property interest and limit on rent control, explained that the bill is intended to be legislation for rent control in cities and counties in Colorado. She explained that the bill clarifies that local governments are permitted to enter into contracts with private owners to provide rent-controlled housing.
Bill Callison, proponent, testified in support of the bill and discussed the history of rent control in the cities of Boulder and Telluride. Mr. Callison discussed the ability for local governments to limit rents and offer affordable housing in Colorado communities. He explained the bill would allow local governments to enter into contracts with private owners to provide rent-controlled housing. Mr. Callison addressed questions from the committee concerning the restrictions on contractors to agree with a rent control agreement with a local government. Questions and discussion between the committee members and Mr. Callison ensued.
Representative Curry responded to questions from the committee concerning the issues of affordable housing being a matter of statewide concern. She explained that the bill would allow housing authorities and other governmental entities to enter into and enforce a contract to provide rent-controlled housing.
Mr. Callison explained that the bill would prevent local governments from passing an ordinance that controls rent on private property, or restricts a private owner from providing rent-controlled housing. Mr. Callison and Representative Curry explained that the bill would prohibit ordinances, but allow voluntary contracts for rent-controlled housing. Mr. Callison addressed questions from the committee concerning the transfer of rental property that is already under a rent-controlled contract.
Andrew Hamrick, Legal Counsel, Colorado Apartment Association, testified against the bill.
Representative Curry entered closing comment on the bill and discussed prepared amendments L.001 (Attachment D) and L.002 (Attachment E).
The committee chair laid the bill over for the committee to take up for action only on Thursday, February 5th.
The committee stood in a brief recess.