Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

654E04E26319B3EA87258801007127C3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1121

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date Mar 10, 2022      
Location HCR 0112



HB22-1121 - Amended, referred to House Finance

01:35:59 PM  
Representative Cutter, bill sponsor, introduced House Bill 22-1121, Supporting Local Media. The bill creates an income tax credit for taxpayers with subscriptions to local broadcasters and newspapers and small businesses advertising with those entities.

Representative Cutter provided a handout (Attachment A) and Amendments L.003 and L.004 (Attachments B and C).

01:40:27 PM  
Representative Cutter responded to questions from the committee.
02:03:07 PM  
Linda Shapley, representing Colorado Community Media, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Shapley responded to questions from the committee.
02:17:14 PM  
Amy Gillentine, representing the Colorado Springs Business Journal, testified in support of the bill.
02:20:30 PM  
Bee Harris, representing the Denver Urban Spectrum, testified in support of the bill.
02:23:37 PM  
Chris Fresquez, representing El Semanario, testified in support of the bill.
02:28:30 PM  
The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
02:29:52 PM  
Dr. Kathleen Wilson, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
02:33:43 PM  
Steven Waldman, representing the Rebuild Local News Coalition, testified to amend the bill.
02:37:56 PM  
Justin Sasso, representing the Colorado Broadcasters Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:42:06 PM  
The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
02:45:45 PM  
Cameron Hill, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.
02:47:48 PM  
Krystyn Hartman, representing herself, testified to amend the bill.
02:52:41 PM  
Anna Brugmann, representing the Rebuild Local News Coalition, testified to amend the bill.
02:54:17 PM  
Tim Regan-Porter, representing the Colorado Press Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:58:07 PM  
Additional written testimony that was submitted to the committee for consideration is provided as Attachment D.


02:59:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004, which amends L.003
Moved Sullivan
Seconded Duran
Amabile
Bird
Carver
Duran
Lynch
Mullica
Ricks
Sandridge
Snyder
Van Beber
Van Winkle Excused
Sullivan
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:00:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003, as amended by L.004
Moved Sullivan
Seconded Duran
Amabile
Bird
Carver
Duran
Lynch
Mullica
Ricks
Sandridge
Snyder
Van Beber
Van Winkle Excused
Sullivan
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:00:12 PM  
Representative Cutter and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.
03:09:34 PM  
Under House Rule
25 (j)(6), Representatives Lynch and Van Beber excused themselves from
the vote.


03:16:40 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1121, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Sullivan
Seconded Bird
Amabile Yes
Bird Yes
Carver No
Duran Yes
Lynch Excused
Mullica Yes
Ricks Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Van Beber Excused
Van Winkle Excused
Sullivan Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






Email addresses for the Colorado legislature have changed from the @state.co.us domain to the @coleg.gov domain on December 1, 2022. Details
The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause (unless otherwise specified) is August 7, 2023. Details
The 2023 Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book) is now available. Details