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H_FIN_2023A 04/13/2023 09:57:04 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 04/13/2023
Attendance
deGruy Kennedy X
Daugherty *
Frizell *
Hartsook X
Kipp X
Lindstedt X
Marshall X
Taggart X
Weinberg *
Joseph *
Snyder *
Time 09:57:04 AM to 01:05:07 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by deGruy Kennedy
This Report was prepared by Jessika Shipley
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB23-1285 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB23-1279 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB23-1284 Referred to House Appropriations
HB23-1272 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

HB23-1285 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


09:58:09 AM  

Representative Valdez, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 23-1285. The bill allows local governments to accept carry-out bag fee revenue from stores in 2023 and specifies how stores may use any retained revenue they would otherwise have had to remit. He responded to questions from the committee.

10:02:27 AM  
Mr.Grier Bailey, representing the Colorado Fuel Marketers Association., testified in support of the bill.
10:04:20 AM  
Mrs. Kathryn Works, representing 7-11, testified in support of the bill.


10:07:13 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1285 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kipp
Seconded Hartsook
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Daugherty Excused
Frizell Excused
Hartsook Yes
Kipp Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Marshall Yes
Taggart Yes
Weinberg Excused
Joseph Excused
Snyder Excused
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 5   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1279 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:07:47 AM  
Representatives Lindstedt and Sharbini, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 23-1279. The bill repeals a statutory prohibition on the ability of retail marijuana stores to make Internet sales and deliveries. The sponsors distributed a fact sheet (Attachment A) and amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
10:11:51 AM  
Peggy O'Keefe, representing the Colorado Cannabis Association, testified in support of the bill.
10:14:06 AM  
Carrie Hackenberger, representing Native Roots, testified in support of the bill.
10:16:02 AM  
Henny Lasley, representing ONE CHANCE TO GROW UP, testified to amend the bill.
10:19:46 AM  
Bia Campbell, representing VS Strategies, testified in support of the bill.


10:27:09 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Lindstedt
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
Frizell Excused
Hartsook
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Taggart
Weinberg Excused
Joseph Excused
Snyder Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 4   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:28:30 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1279, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Lindstedt
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Daugherty Yes
Frizell Excused
Hartsook Yes
Kipp Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Marshall Yes
Taggart Yes
Weinberg Excused
Joseph Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1284 - Referred to House Appropriations


10:28:59 AM  
The committee took a brief recess.
10:33:22 AM  

The committee returned to order. Speaker Pro Tem deGruy Kennedy and Representative Lieder, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 23-1284. The bill expands the Property Tax Deferral Program by allowing deferrals in two specific instances. The sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

10:45:43 AM  
Ms. Cynthia Carlisle Cynthia Carlisle, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
10:48:45 AM  
Mr. Tom Dugan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
10:52:45 AM  
Leah Marvin-Riley, representing the Colorado Department of Treasury, was available to answer committee questions.
10:53:30 AM  
The witnesses responded to committee questions.


10:56:18 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1284 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved deGruy Kennedy
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Daugherty Yes
Frizell Yes
Hartsook Yes
Kipp Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Marshall Yes
Taggart Yes
Weinberg Yes
Joseph Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1272 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

10:56:35 AM  
The committee took a brief recess.
11:00:04 AM  
The committee returned to order. Representatives Joseph and Weissman, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 23-1272. The bill makes various changes to state income tax credits, sales and use taxes, specific ownership tax, and severance taxes. The sponsors distributed a fact sheet (Attachment C) and amendments L.009 (Attachment D), L.010 (Attachment E), L.011 (Attachment F), L.012 (Attachment G), L.014 (Attachment H), and L.015 (Attachment I).
11:09:01 AM  
The sponsors responded to questions from the members of the committee.
11:17:52 AM  
The committee continued to discuss the bill with the sponsors.
11:31:28 AM  
The discussion continued.
11:45:55 AM  
The discussion continued.
11:51:30 AM  

Mr. Grier Bailey, representing the Colorado-Wyoming Petroleum Makers Association, testified to amend the bill.

11:51:35 AM  
Mr. Phil Hayes, representing the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, testified to amend the bill.
11:57:56 AM  
Mr. Travis Madsen, representing the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in support of the bill.
12:01:18 PM  
Mr. Travis Berry, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
12:05:03 PM  
Shaina Oliver, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:09:02 PM  
Garin Vorthman, representing the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified to amend the bill.
12:13:40 PM  
Director Will Toor, representing the Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.
12:18:24 PM  
Josh Pens, representing the Colorado Department of Revenue, was available to answer committee questions.
12:24:36 PM  
Emily Dohrman, representing Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to respond to questions about the fiscal note.
12:28:17 PM  
Dominique Gomez,
representing the Colorado Energy Office, was available to answer committee
questions.
12:32:49 PM  
The bill sponsors explained the effect of the amendments.


12:33:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment D).
Moved Joseph
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
Frizell
Hartsook
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Taggart
Weinberg
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:35:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment E).
Moved Joseph
Seconded Lindstedt
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
Frizell
Hartsook
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Taggart
Weinberg
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:40:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment F).
Moved Joseph
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
Frizell
Hartsook
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Taggart
Weinberg
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:41:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment G).
Moved Joseph
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
Frizell
Hartsook
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Taggart
Weinberg
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:44:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment H).
Moved Joseph
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
Frizell
Hartsook
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Taggart
Weinberg
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:44:25 PM  
The committee was provided with amendment L.013 (Attachment J).


12:45:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.015 (Attachment I).
Moved Joseph
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
Frizell
Hartsook
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Taggart
Weinberg
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:47:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachment J).
Moved Joseph
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
Frizell
Hartsook
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Taggart
Weinberg
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:47:51 PM  
The committee was provided with amendment L.016 (Attachment K).
12:50:56 PM  
The committee discussed the effect of the amendments.
12:57:35 PM  
The committee discussed the merits of amendment L.016.


01:00:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.016 (Attachment K).
Moved Marshall
Seconded Hartsook
deGruy Kennedy No
Daugherty No
Frizell Yes
Hartsook Yes
Kipp No
Lindstedt No
Marshall Yes
Taggart Yes
Weinberg Yes
Joseph No
Snyder No
YES: 5   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
01:00:09 PM  
The sponsors provided closing comments and asked for a favorable recommendation. Members of the committee commented on their positions on the bill.


01:04:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1272, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Joseph
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Daugherty Yes
Frizell No
Hartsook No
Kipp Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Marshall No
Taggart No
Weinberg No
Joseph Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:05:07 PM   The committee adjourned.






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