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H_FIN_2024A 04/11/2024 01:39:53 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 04/11/2024
Attendance
Armagost X
deGruy Kennedy X
Frizell X
Garcia X
Hartsook X
Lindstedt *
Mabrey *
Marshall X
Soper *
Brown X
Snyder X
Time 01:39:53 PM to 09:27:20 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Snyder
This Report was prepared by Alexa Kelly
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB24-1312 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB24-1436 Referred to House Appropriations
HB24-1434 Referred to House Appropriations
HB24-1373 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB24-018 Referred to House Appropriations
HB24-1352 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB24-1135 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

HB24-1312 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:40:05 PM  
This bill was presented
to the committee and heard witness testimony previously on April 1.
For
tax years 2024 through 2028, the bill creates a state income tax credit
of $1,500 for child care workers, home health-care workers, personal care
aides, certified nursing assistants, and friends, family members, or neighbors
who provide care. Taxpayers must have an income of less than $75,000 for
single filers or less than $150,000 for joint filers to be eligible for
the credit. The tax credit is fully refundable.
 




Representative Garcia and Representative Sirota, bill co-prime sponsors,
discussed amendments L.004 (Attachment A) and L.005 (Attachment B).  

01:42:22 PM  
The bill sponsors responeded to questions from the committee.
01:43:05 PM  
Emily Dorhman, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions regarding the fiscal note.
01:47:58 PM  
Discussion on amendment L.004 continued.


01:50:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Garcia
Seconded deGruy Kennedy
Armagost
deGruy Kennedy
Frizell
Garcia
Hartsook
Lindstedt Excused
Mabrey Excused
Marshall
Soper Excused
Brown
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:51:12 PM  
Representative Garcia
explained discussed amendment L.005 with the committee.


01:51:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Garcia
Seconded deGruy Kennedy
Armagost
deGruy Kennedy
Frizell
Garcia
Hartsook
Lindstedt Excused
Mabrey Excused
Marshall
Soper Excused
Brown
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:51:37 PM  
The bill sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.
01:59:13 PM  
The committee gave closing comments on the bill.


02:01:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1312, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Garcia
Seconded Brown
Armagost No
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Frizell No
Garcia Yes
Hartsook No
Lindstedt Yes
Mabrey Yes
Marshall No
Soper No
Brown Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1436 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:01:16 PM  
Speaker McCluskie, bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill. The bill refers a ballot issue to the voters at the November 2024 statewide election to allow the state to keep and spend all revenue from the existing sports betting tax, including revenue in excess of the $29 million annual authorization in Proposition DD (2019).
02:06:47 PM  
Representative Catlin, bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
02:07:02 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:07:41 PM  
Mr. Tony Massaro,
representing Business for Water Stewardship and Colorado Water Congress,
testified in support of the bill. Heather Stauffer, representing Colorado
Municipal League, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Brian Jackson,
representing Environmental Defense Fund, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Erin Karney, representing Colorado Cattlemen's Association, testified
in support of the bill. Lauren Ris, representing Colorado Water Conservation
Board, Department of Natural Resources, answered committee questions.


Submitted written
testimony can be found in Attachment C.
02:20:16 PM  
The bill sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.
02:21:16 PM  
Committee members gave closing comments on the bill.


02:25:22 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1436 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Frizell
Seconded Hartsook
Armagost Yes
deGruy Kennedy Excused
Frizell Yes
Garcia Excused
Hartsook Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Mabrey Yes
Marshall Yes
Soper Excused
Brown Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1434 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:25:27 PM  
Representative Bird, bill sponsor, gave opening comments on House Bill 24-1434. This bill increases the amounts that the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) can allocate for the state affordable housing income tax credit.
02:30:04 PM  
Summer Hill, representing Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Colin Nickells, representing Advantage Capital, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Jerilynn Francis, representing Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, testified in support of the bill. Elizabeth Haskell, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Chris Hite, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

02:49:13 PM  
Meghan Dollar, representing
Colorado Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Brian
Rossbert, representing Housing Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Cathy Alderman, representing Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified
in support of the bill.


Submitted written
testimony can be found in Attachment D.  
03:01:32 PM  
Representative Bird provided closing comments on the bill.
03:03:08 PM  
Committee members gave closing comments on the bill.


03:09:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1434 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved deGruy Kennedy
Seconded Garcia
Armagost Yes
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Frizell Yes
Garcia Yes
Hartsook Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Mabrey Yes
Marshall Yes
Soper Yes
Brown Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1373 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:10:52 PM  
Representative Amabile,
bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on House Bill 24-1373. The
bill eliminates the liquor-licensed drugstore license, converts most current
holders of that license to other liquor license types, establishes new
requirements for wholesalers, and allows certain retail licensees to purchase
from wholesalers.  
03:14:27 PM  
Representative Ricks, bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
03:20:56 PM  
The bill sponsors
provided a handout to the committee (Attachment E).
03:28:06 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
03:51:28 PM  
Jim Sphall, representing Applejack Wine and Spirits, testified in support of the bill.
Tony Ryerson, representing Applejack Wine and Spirits, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Peggy McKinlay, representing Coaltrain Wine and Spirits, testified in support of the bill.
Mathew Shechter, representing United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 7, testified in support of the bill.

Panelists responded to questions from the committee.

04:07:13 PM  
Mr. Ron Kammerzell, representing Colorado Retail Council, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Patrick Maroney, representing Colorado Retail Council, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Tammy Munoz, representing Teamsters Local 455, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Christopher Howes, representing Colorado Retail Council, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mr. Howes and Ms. Munoz responded to questions from the committee.

04:23:44 PM  
Michael Smith, representing Dillon Ridge Liquors, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Paul Phillips, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Deep Singh Badhesha, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Hermon Seyoum, representing CEELA, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Javier Perez, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

04:38:05 PM  
Mr. Grier Bailey, representing Colorado convenience stores, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Micki Hackenberger, representing Wine & Spirit Wholesalers of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Brent Scott, representing Mountain Beverage, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Cody Scott, representing Mountain Beverage, testified in opposition to the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

05:00:55 PM  
Mr. Girum Alemayehu, representing CEELA, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Alem Seyoum, representing CEELA, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Nina Carran, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Adam Krier, representing Bevy’s Liquor World/Heritage Wine and Liquor, testified in support of the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

05:11:50 PM  
Ian MacDonald, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Steve Findley, representing Colorado Beer Distributors Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Bryce Kopperud, representing High Country Beverage, testified in opposition to the bill. Alan Lewis, representing Natural Grocers., testified to amend the bill. Tom Perrick, representing American Distilled Spirits Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Lee Wood, representing Colorado Distillers Guild, testified in opposition to the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

05:26:39 PM  
Jon Cuelzow, representing Local Distilling, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Chris Fine, representing Colorado Independent Liquor Stores United, testified in support of the bill. Dawn Reinfeld, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Carolyn Joy, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

05:38:35 PM  
Ms. Mary Kay Hogan,
representing King Soopers City Market, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mike Economas, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
KRYSTYN HARTMAN, representing themself, testified to amend the bill.



Ms. Hogan responded to questions from the committee.
05:50:32 PM  
Carleen Dierking, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Omar Malik, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Wayne Hunter, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
05:57:22 PM  
Mr. Mandeep Singh, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. James Dempsey, representing Wagon Wheel Liquors, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Cheri Ryan, representing Summit County Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Kevin Brady, representing Cooper Wine and Spirits, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Vamsee Amara, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
06:11:11 PM  
Ms. Michelle Stone-Principato, representing Colorado Department of Revenue - Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division, answered committee questions.
06:12:14 PM  
Davinda Sandhu, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill.


Submitted written
testimony can be found in Attachment E.  
06:18:11 PM  
The bill sponsors
discussed amendment L.008 (Attachment F) with the committee.


06:31:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008
Moved deGruy Kennedy
Seconded Brown
Armagost
deGruy Kennedy
Frizell
Garcia
Hartsook
Lindstedt
Mabrey
Marshall
Soper
Brown
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:32:29 PM  
The committee discussed
amendment L.009 (Attachment G).
06:37:54 PM  
The committee continued
to discuss amendment.


06:40:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009
Moved deGruy Kennedy
Seconded Brown
Armagost
deGruy Kennedy
Frizell
Garcia
Hartsook
Lindstedt
Mabrey
Marshall
Soper
Brown
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn
06:41:06 PM  
The committee discussed
amendment L.010 (Attachment H) with the bill sponsors.


06:46:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010
Moved deGruy Kennedy
Seconded Brown
Armagost
deGruy Kennedy
Frizell
Garcia
Hartsook
Lindstedt
Mabrey
Marshall
Soper
Brown
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn
06:48:51 PM  
The commitee discussed
amendment L.019 (Attachment I).


06:49:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.019
Moved Soper
Seconded Frizell
Armagost
deGruy Kennedy
Frizell
Garcia
Hartsook
Lindstedt
Mabrey
Marshall
Soper
Brown
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:50:29 PM  
The committee discussed
amendment L.021 (Attachment J).


06:51:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.021
Moved Soper
Seconded Frizell
Armagost
deGruy Kennedy
Frizell
Garcia
Hartsook
Lindstedt
Mabrey
Marshall
Soper
Brown
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:52:24 PM  
The committee discussed
amendment L.017 (Attachment K).


06:57:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.017
Moved Soper
Seconded Frizell
Armagost No
deGruy Kennedy No
Frizell No
Garcia No
Hartsook No
Lindstedt No
Mabrey No
Marshall Excused
Soper Yes
Brown No
Snyder No
YES: 1   NO: 9   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
06:58:30 PM  
The committee discussed
amendment L.020 (Attachment L).


07:00:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.020
Moved Soper
Seconded Frizell
Armagost No
deGruy Kennedy No
Frizell Yes
Garcia No
Hartsook No
Lindstedt Yes
Mabrey No
Marshall Excused
Soper Yes
Brown No
Snyder No
YES: 3   NO: 7   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
07:02:02 PM  
The committee discussed
amendment L.011 (Attachment M).


07:04:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011
Moved Frizell
Seconded Hartsook
Armagost Yes
deGruy Kennedy No
Frizell Yes
Garcia No
Hartsook Yes
Lindstedt No
Mabrey No
Marshall Excused
Soper Yes
Brown No
Snyder No
YES: 4   NO: 6   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
07:05:13 PM  
The committee discussed
amendment L.012 (Attachment N).


07:07:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012
Moved Frizell
Seconded Soper
Armagost Yes
deGruy Kennedy No
Frizell Yes
Garcia No
Hartsook Yes
Lindstedt No
Mabrey No
Marshall Excused
Soper Yes
Brown No
Snyder No
YES: 4   NO: 6   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
07:07:46 PM  
The bill sponsors gave closing comments on the bill.
07:09:09 PM  
Committee members provided closing comments on the bill.


07:18:11 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1373, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved deGruy Kennedy
Seconded Garcia
Armagost No
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Frizell No
Garcia Yes
Hartsook No
Lindstedt No
Mabrey Yes
Marshall Yes
Soper Yes
Brown Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB24-018 - Referred to House Appropriations


07:18:25 PM  
Assistant Minority Leader Winter, bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on Senate Bill 24-018.
07:32:50 PM  
Representative Amabile, bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
07:32:51 PM  
Submitted written testimony can be found in Attachment O.
07:33:10 PM  
The bill sponsors
and committee members gave closing comments on the bill.


07:37:15 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 24-018 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Frizell
Seconded Hartsook
Armagost Yes
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Frizell Yes
Garcia Excused
Hartsook Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Mabrey Yes
Marshall Yes
Soper Yes
Brown Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1352 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


07:38:11 PM  
Representatives Velasco
and Froelich, bill co-prime sponsors, introduced House Bill 14-1352.
The
bill modifies and updates programs for energy efficient appliances, including
requirements and incentives for certain HVAC systems, creating a new tax
credit, modifying an existing tax credit, and updating energy efficiency
requirements.
 
07:42:55 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
07:44:22 PM  
The bill sponsors
generally discussed forthcoming amendments.
07:46:47 PM  
Amy Jiron, representing Colorado Energy Office, testified in opposition to the bill. Josh Pens, representing Department of Revenue, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Hayley Davis, representing Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, testified to amend the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

08:17:23 PM  
Ms. Meera Fickling, representing Western Resource Advocates, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Collin Tomb, representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Christine Brinker, representing Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in support of the bill. Mr. John Clark, representing Town of Ridgway and Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support of the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

08:32:26 PM  
The bill sponsors
discussed amendments L.009 (Attachment P), L.011 (Attachment Q),  and
L.010 (Attachment R).


08:48:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010
Moved Mabrey
Seconded deGruy Kennedy
Armagost
deGruy Kennedy
Frizell
Garcia Excused
Hartsook
Lindstedt
Mabrey
Marshall
Soper
Brown
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:49:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011
Moved Mabrey
Seconded Lindstedt
Armagost
deGruy Kennedy
Frizell
Garcia Excused
Hartsook
Lindstedt
Mabrey
Marshall
Soper
Brown
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:50:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009
Moved Mabrey
Seconded Lindstedt
Armagost
deGruy Kennedy
Frizell
Garcia Excused
Hartsook
Lindstedt
Mabrey
Marshall
Soper
Brown
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
08:50:55 PM  
The bill sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.
08:51:24 PM  
Committee members made closing comments on the bill.


09:02:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1352, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Brown
Seconded Mabrey
Armagost No
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Frizell No
Garcia Yes
Hartsook No
Lindstedt Yes
Mabrey Yes
Marshall Yes
Soper No
Brown Yes
Snyder No
Final YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1135 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


09:06:54 PM  
Representative Soper, bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on House Bill 24-1135. The bill modifies the penalty for operating a commercial motor vehicle without a commercial driver license and requires the Transportation Legislation Review Committee to analyze the issue of enforcing impaired driving offenses.
09:07:38 PM  
Representative Snyder, bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
09:10:18 PM  
Captain John Hahn,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Greg Fulton,
representing Colorado Motor Carriers Association, testified in support
of the bill.
09:22:26 PM  
The bill sponsors
discussed amendments L.005 (Attachment S) and L.006 (Attachment T).


09:24:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Snyder
Seconded Soper
Armagost
deGruy Kennedy
Frizell
Garcia
Hartsook
Lindstedt
Mabrey
Marshall
Soper
Brown
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:24:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved Snyder
Seconded Soper
Armagost
deGruy Kennedy
Frizell
Garcia
Hartsook
Lindstedt
Mabrey
Marshall
Soper
Brown
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
09:24:45 PM  
The bill sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.


09:27:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1135, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Snyder
Seconded Soper
Armagost Yes
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Frizell Yes
Garcia Excused
Hartsook Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Mabrey No
Marshall Yes
Soper Yes
Brown Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


09:27:20 PM   The committee adjourned.






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