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H_FIN_2023A 05/01/2023 06:44:02 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 05/01/2023
Attendance
deGruy Kennedy *
Daugherty *
Frizell X
Kipp X
Lindstedt *
Marshall *
Taggart X
Weinberg *
Winter T. X
Joseph *
Snyder X
Time 06:44:02 PM to 12:32:33 AM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Snyder
This Report was prepared by Jessika Shipley
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB23-059 Referred to House Appropriations
SB23-145 Referred to House Appropriations
SB23-278 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB23-212 Referred to House Appropriations
SB23-025 Referred to House Appropriations
SB23-259 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB23-280 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB23-271 Referred to House Appropriations
SB23-291 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

SB23-059 - Referred to House Appropriations


06:44:20 PM  
Representatives Catlin and McLachlan, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-059. The bill allows Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to charge a fee of up to $2 on daily vehicle passes for access to state parks at the request of a local government. It also requires CPW to study local access to state parks.
06:51:02 PM  
Mrs. Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support of the bill.
06:54:25 PM  

Commissioner Amy Mitchell, representing Park County, testified in support of the bill.

06:57:04 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks.
06:59:26 PM  
Members of the committee discussed their positions on the bill.


07:00:42 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-059 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Joseph
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Daugherty Yes
Frizell Yes
Kipp Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Marshall Yes
Taggart Yes
Weinberg Yes
Winter T. Yes
Joseph Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB23-145 - Referred to House Appropriations


07:01:12 PM  
Representatives Story and Titone, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-145. The bill creates the stegosaurus state fossil license plate.
07:04:29 PM  
Alexa Scofield, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:07:51 PM  
Mr. Jeff Lamontagne, representing Friends of Dinosaur Ridge, testified in support of the bill.
07:12:54 PM  
The bills sponsors wrapped up their presentation of the bill and asked for a favorable recommendation.


07:16:10 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-145 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Joseph
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Daugherty Yes
Frizell Yes
Kipp Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Marshall No
Taggart Yes
Weinberg Yes
Winter T. Yes
Joseph Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB23-278 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


07:16:21 PM  
Representatives Lindsay and Story, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-278. Under current law, certain capital construction projects must use an amount up to one percent of the state-funded portion of construction costs to acquire art as part of the Art in Public Places Program.
07:20:25 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks.


07:21:59 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-278 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Joseph
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Daugherty Yes
Frizell Yes
Kipp Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Marshall Yes
Taggart Yes
Weinberg Yes
Winter T. Yes
Joseph Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB23-212 - Referred to House Appropriations


07:22:24 PM  
Representatives McCormick and Parenti, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-212. The bill creates the U.S. Navy Seabees special license plate.
07:24:42 PM  
The sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
07:25:34 PM  
The bill sponsors wrapped up their presentation of the bill.


07:28:41 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-212 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Joseph
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Daugherty Yes
Frizell Yes
Kipp Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Marshall No
Taggart Yes
Weinberg Yes
Winter T. Yes
Joseph Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB23-025 - Referred to House Appropriations


07:29:08 PM  

Representative Bird, co-prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 23-025. The bill creates the "In God We Trust" special license plate.  Written public testimony about the bill is included as Attachment B.

07:32:03 PM  
Mr. John Priecko, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
07:36:35 PM  
Mrs Linda White, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:39:14 PM  
Mrs. Holly Riecks, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:41:16 PM  
Mr. Stephen Riecks, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
07:43:10 PM  
Dr. Michael Neil, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:46:05 PM  
Mr. Gerry Owen, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
07:55:11 PM  
Representative Bird made closing comments.
07:59:56 PM  
Members of the committee commented about their positions on the bill.


08:01:45 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-025 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Joseph
Seconded Weinberg
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Daugherty Yes
Frizell Yes
Kipp Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Marshall Yes
Taggart Yes
Weinberg Yes
Winter T. Yes
Joseph Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB23-259 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


08:03:14 PM  
Representatives Snyder and Weinberg, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-259. The bill allows operators of casinos and others with a gaming license to extend credit to another person for gambling.
08:08:56 PM  
Mr. Sean Demeule, representing the Colorado Gaming Association, testified in support of the bill.
08:12:07 PM  
Ms. Lacey Hays, representing the Colorado Charitbale Gaming Association, testified to amend the bill.
08:14:17 PM  
Mr. Richard Lemon, representing the Colorado Charitable Bingo Association, testified to amend the bill.
08:18:11 PM  
Mr. Corky Kyle, representing the Colorado Charitable Bingo Association, testified to amend the bill.
08:18:39 PM  
Peggy O'Keefe, representing the Colorado Gaming Commission, testified in support of the bill.
08:22:13 PM  
The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
08:32:25 PM  
The committee continued to question the witness panel.
08:38:24 PM  
The bills sponsors made closing remarks.
08:42:57 PM  
Members of the committee commented about their positions on the bill.


08:46:25 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-259 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Snyder
Seconded Weinberg
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Daugherty Yes
Frizell Yes
Kipp No
Lindstedt Yes
Marshall No
Taggart Yes
Weinberg Yes
Winter T. Yes
Joseph Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB23-280 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

08:46:43 PM  

Representative Snyder, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 23-280. The bill creates an enterprise, two grant programs, and an income tax credit, among other changes, to address hazardous materials transportation and vehicle emissions.  Written public testimony about the bill is included as Attachment C.

08:59:53 PM  
Mr. Grier Bailey, representing the Colorado Fuel Marketers, testified in support of the bill.
09:03:20 PM  
Greg Fulton, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, testified in support of the bill.
09:05:39 PM  
Omar Moreno, representing Hispanic Contractors of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
09:08:55 PM  
Mr. John Drafts, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
09:11:59 PM  
Mr. Travis Madsen, representing the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified to amend the bill.
09:15:25 PM  
Angie Binder, representing the Colorado Petroleum Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
09:17:34 PM  
Jacob Belgrad, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
09:20:51 PM  
Commissioner Randy Wheelock, representing Clear Creek County and Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified to amend the bill.
09:23:30 PM  
Claire Carroll, representing the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments Water Quality/Quantity Committee, testified to amend the bill.
09:28:02 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
09:39:06 PM  
The committee returned to order.
09:40:13 PM  
Mr. Todd Ohlheiser, representing the Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Colorado Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, testified in support of the bill.
09:42:00 PM  
Captain John Hahn, representing the Colorado State Patrol, was available to answer committee questions.
09:48:43 PM  
Esther van Mourik, representing the Department of Revenue, was available to answer committee questions.
09:56:53 PM  
Representative Snyder
distributed and explained amendments L.012 (Attachment A), L.013 (Attachment
B), L.014 (Attachment C), L.015 (Attachment D), and


09:57:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.018 (Attachment H).
Moved Snyder
Seconded Lindstedt
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
Frizell
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Taggart
Weinberg
Winter T.
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:58:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment D), as amended by L.018.
Moved Snyder
Seconded Lindstedt
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
Frizell
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Taggart
Weinberg
Winter T.
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:00:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachment E).
Moved Snyder
Seconded deGruy Kennedy
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
Frizell
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Taggart
Weinberg
Winter T.
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:01:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment F).
Moved Snyder
Seconded Lindstedt
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
Frizell
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Taggart
Weinberg
Winter T.
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:02:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.015 (Attachment G).
Moved Snyder
Seconded deGruy Kennedy
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
Frizell
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Taggart
Weinberg
Winter T.
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:02:13 PM  
Representative Snyder wrapped up his presentation of the bill and asked for a favorable amendment.


10:09:26 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-280, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Snyder
Seconded Marshall
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Daugherty Yes
Frizell No
Kipp Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Marshall Yes
Taggart No
Weinberg No
Winter T. No
Joseph Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB23-271 - Referred to House Appropriations

10:10:08 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
10:10:30 PM  
The committee returned to order.
10:13:00 PM  

Representatives deGruy Kennedy and Snyder, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-271. The bill modifies the regulation of cannabinoids and compounds derived from hemp and marijuana, and requires the Department of Revenue to conduct a feasibility study. Written public testimony about the bill is included as Attachment I.  The bill sponsors distributed a fact sheet about the bill (Attachment J).

10:18:43 PM  
Director Mark Ferrandino, representing the Department of Revenue, testified in support of the bill.
10:22:19 PM  
Bia Campbell, representing VS Strategies, testified in support of the bill.
10:25:03 PM  
Mr. Alan Lewis, representing Natural Grocers, testified in support of the bill.
10:27:18 PM  
Mr. Robert Hoban, representing the Healthy Alternatives Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
10:29:30 PM  
Ms. Thuy Vu, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
10:34:40 PM  
Mrs. Hunter Buffington, representing herself, testified to amend the bill.
10:37:17 PM  
Kara Miller, representing the Marijuana Industry Group, testified to amend the bill.
10:39:32 PM  
Dr. Lloyd Covens, representing himself, testified to amend the bill.
10:43:19 PM  
Ms. Veronica Carpio, representing GROW HEMP COLORADO, testified in opposition to the bill.
10:46:24 PM  
Dawn Reinfeld, representing Blue Rising, testified to amend the bill.
10:51:43 PM  
Ms. Paula Lyles, representing themself, testified to amend the bill.
10:53:50 PM  
Mr. Jared Stanley, representing Charlotte's Web, testified to amend the bill.
10:55:35 PM  

Mrs. Bonny-Jo Peterson, representing the Association of Western Hemp Professionals, testified to amend the bill.

10:58:20 PM  
Ms. Liz Zukowski, representing Native Roots Cannabis Co., testified to amend the bill.
10:59:56 PM  
Mr. Kyle Ray, representing Colorado Chromatography Labs, LLC, testified in support of the bill.
11:05:07 PM  
Darwin Millard, representing himself, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
11:07:39 PM  
Ms. Sasha Kalcheff-Korn, representing Realm of Caring, testified to amend the bill.
11:14:07 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks and asked for a favorable recommendation.


11:21:09 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-271 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Snyder
Seconded deGruy Kennedy
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Daugherty Yes
Frizell Yes
Kipp Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Marshall Yes
Taggart Yes
Weinberg Yes
Winter T. Yes
Joseph Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB23-291 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

11:21:23 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
11:21:53 PM  
The committee returned to order.
11:23:30 PM  
Representatives deGruy Kennedy and Martinez, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-191. The bill updates transparency, rulemaking, and rate filing requirements for certain electric and gas utilities.
11:28:50 PM  
Mr. Greg Sopkin, representing Black Hills Energy, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:32:18 PM  
Mr. Bart Armstrong, representing Atmos Energy, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:35:26 PM  
Ted Leighty, representing the Colorado Association of Home Builders, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:38:10 PM  
Robert Kenney, representing Xcel Energy, testified to amend the bill.
11:42:52 PM  
The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
11:43:38 PM  
Sara Blackhurst, representing Action 22, testified to amend the bill.
11:44:52 PM  
Diane Curlette, representing the Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
11:50:09 PM  
Ms. Meera Fickling, representing Western Resource Advocates, testified in support of the bill.
11:52:25 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions from the committee.
11:52:26 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions from the committee.
11:52:27 PM  

The witness panel responded to questions from the committee.  Amendments L.016 (Attachment L), L.017 (Attachment M), and L.018 (Attachment N) were distributed and explained.  A request was made to sever L.016 between lines 6 and 7.  Severed section A is lines 1 through 6 and severed section B is lines 7 through



12:10:17 AM
Motion Adopt severed section A of amendment L.016, which includes lines 1 through 6 (Attachment L).
Moved deGruy Kennedy
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Daugherty Yes
Frizell No
Kipp Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Marshall Yes
Taggart No
Weinberg No
Winter T. No
Joseph Yes
Snyder Yes
YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:14:37 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.017
Moved deGruy Kennedy
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
Frizell
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Taggart
Weinberg
Winter T.
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn


12:17:10 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.017 (Attachment M).
Moved deGruy Kennedy
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
Frizell
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Taggart
Weinberg
Winter T.
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:17:56 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.018 (Attachment N).
Moved deGruy Kennedy
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
Frizell
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Taggart
Weinberg
Winter T.
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:17:58 AM  
The bill sponsors wrapped up their presentation of the bill and asked for a favorable recommendation.
12:22:41 AM  
Members of the committee discussed their positions on the bill.


12:32:12 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-291, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved deGruy Kennedy
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Daugherty Yes
Frizell No
Kipp Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Marshall No
Taggart Excused
Weinberg No
Winter T. No
Joseph Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:32:33 AM   The committee adjourned.






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