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File #: 24-197    Version: 1
Type: Presentation Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/22/2024 In control: Board of County Commissioners Study Session
On agenda: 4/9/2024 Final action:
Title: 1:00 PM *Legislative Update
Attachments: 1. Board Summary Report, 2. 2024 Legislative Issues Guide, 3. 2024 Internal Legislative Report, 4. 2024 Public Legislative Report
To: Board of County Commissioners

Through: Michelle Halstead, Director, Commissioners' Office

Prepared By:
Cody O'Brien, Management Analyst I, Commissioners' Office

Presenter: Ed Bowditch and Jennifer Cassell, Bowditch and Cassell Public Affairs

1:00 PM *Legislative Update

Purpose and Request:
recommended action
The purpose of this meeting is to provide information on the status of Colorado's state legislative session, including potential impacts to Arapahoe County, and seek Board direction on legislative positions or specific advocacy activities.

Background and Discussion: As a constitutional subdivision of Colorado state government, Arapahoe County can only exercise those powers specifically expressed in statute or in the constitution. Arapahoe County contracts with Bowditch and Cassell Public Affairs for state advocacy activities. The Director of the Commissioners' Office coordinates federal and state intergovernmental relations, in partnership with the Director of Human Services, the County Attorney, the Director of Community Resources, the Director of Public Works and Development, and the Director of Public Health (staff legislative team).

Staff reviews proposed legislation through the lens of operational and fiscal impacts to the county, in the context of the County's legislative guide (attached for reference).

This week, the lobbyist team will provide updates on the following bills that could impact Arapahoe County as well as other topics deemed appropriate:

Housing/Land Use
* HB24-1152 Accessory Dwelling Units
* HB24-1366 Sustainable Local Government Community Planning

* HB24-1173 Electric Vehicle Charging System

General Government
* HB24-1437 Prohibit Flat Fees for Defending Indigent Clients

Additionally, the lobbyist and staff legislative team will provide updates on the following bills and topics:
* SB24-025 Update Local Government Sales & Use Tax Collect...

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