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H_SA_2022A 05/04/2022 10:10:44 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, CIVIC, MILITARY, & VETERANS AFFAIRS
Date 05/04/2022
Attendance
Amabile X
Bacon *
Bernett X
Bockenfeld X
Boesenecker X
Bradfield X
Neville X
Valdez A. X
Woog X
Woodrow X
Kennedy *
Time 10:10:44 AM to 01:55:42 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Kennedy
This Report was prepared by Hamza Syed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1413 Referred to House Appropriations
HB22-1416 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB22-235 Referred to House Appropriations
SB22-151 Referred to House Appropriations
SB22-163 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB22-222 Referred to House Appropriations
SB22-206 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB22-080 Referred to House Appropriations

HB22-1413 - Referred to House Appropriations


10:11:24 AM  
Representative Esgar,
bill sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1413. This bill authorizes the Executive
Committee of the Legislative Council allow legislative committees to take
remote testimony from government officials and employees and the public
and repeals the current centralized remote testimony provisions.
10:15:21 AM  
Victoria Berardi,
representing self, testified in support of the bill.


10:17:59 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1413 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Amabile
Amabile Yes
Bacon Excused
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld No
Boesenecker Yes
Bradfield Yes
Neville Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Woog Yes
Woodrow Yes
Kennedy Excused
Final YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1416 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


10:19:03 AM  
Representatives Esgar and Neville, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1416. The bill makes changes to procedures for propriety tax assessment appeals and amendments to property tax materials, and requires that certain information be included on notice valuations.
10:21:08 AM  

JoAnn Groff, representing the Division of Property Taxation, testified in a neutral position on the bill.

10:26:47 AM  
The bill sponsors presented amendments L.001 (Attachment A) and L.002 (Attachment B).


10:27:29 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Amabile
Seconded Neville
Amabile
Bacon Excused
Bernett
Bockenfeld
Boesenecker
Bradfield
Neville
Valdez A.
Woog
Woodrow
Kennedy Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:29:03 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Neville
Seconded Bernett
Amabile Yes
Bacon Excused
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld No
Boesenecker Yes
Bradfield Yes
Neville Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Woog Yes
Woodrow Yes
Kennedy Excused
YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


10:30:39 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1416, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Neville
Amabile Yes
Bacon Excused
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Bradfield Yes
Neville Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Woog Yes
Woodrow Yes
Kennedy Excused
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-235 - Referred to House Appropriations


10:34:38 AM  
Representatives Herod
and McCluskie, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-235. The bill requires
the development and implementation of a funding model for the administration
of public and medical assistance.
10:34:56 AM  
A panel of witnesses
testified on the bill. Keven Neman, representing self, testified in support
of the bill. Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties, Inc, testified
in support of the bill. The committee asked questions to the panel.


10:50:28 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-235 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Bernett
Amabile Yes
Bacon Yes
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld No
Boesenecker Yes
Bradfield No
Neville No
Valdez A. Excused
Woog No
Woodrow Yes
Kennedy Excused
Final YES: 5   NO: 4   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-151 - Referred to House Appropriations


10:50:55 AM  
Representatives McCluski and Will, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-151. The bill creates a cash fund and transfers money for transportation projects that create safe passages for wildlife. The committee asked questions to the sponsors.
11:03:27 AM  
A panel of witnesses testified on the bill. Roland Halpern, representing Colorado Voters for Animals, testified in support of the bill. Skyler McKinley, representing AAA , testified in support of the bill. Captain Michael Honn, representing Colorado State Patrol, testified in support of the bill. The committee asked questions to the panel.
11:12:12 AM  

A panel of witnesses testified on the bill. David Ellenberger, representing The Pew Charitable Trusts, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Stefan Ekernas, representing the Denver Zoo and Summit County Safe Passages board member, testified in support of the bill. Michelle Cowardin, representing Colorado Parks and Wildlife, testified in support of the bill.

11:15:50 AM  
The bill sponsors gave final remarks.


11:18:54 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-151 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Valdez A.
Amabile Yes
Bacon Yes
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Bradfield Yes
Neville No
Valdez A. Yes
Woog Yes
Woodrow Yes
Kennedy Excused
Final YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-163 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


11:19:14 AM  
Representative Ricks, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 22-163. The bill creates the State Procurement Equity Program in the Department of Personnel and Administration, a bond assistance program, and stakeholder group.
11:24:24 AM  
A panel of witnesses testified on the bill. Michael Gifford, representing Associated General Contractors, testified in support of the bill. Seth Ford, representing the Department of Personnel and Administration, testified in support of the bill. The committee asked questions to the panel.
11:28:59 AM  
Maxine Pryor, representing Maxx Impact Group, testified in support of the bill.
11:36:01 AM  
The bill sponsor presented amendment L.005 (Attachment C).


11:36:48 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment C).
Moved Bacon
Seconded Bernett
Amabile
Bacon
Bernett
Bockenfeld
Boesenecker
Bradfield
Neville
Valdez A.
Woog
Woodrow
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:37:02 AM  
The bill sponsor gave closing remarks.


11:39:06 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-163, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bernett
Seconded Amabile
Amabile Yes
Bacon Yes
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld No
Boesenecker Yes
Bradfield No
Neville No
Valdez A. Yes
Woog No
Woodrow Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-206 - Layed over in the agenda.


11:39:14 AM  
Representative Amabile,
bill sponsor, presented Senate BIll 22-206. The bill establishes the Disaster
Resilience Rebuilding Program, Sustainable Rebuilding Program, and the
Office of Climate Preparedness. The committee asked questions to the sponsor.
11:51:22 AM  

A panel of witnesses testified on the bill. Director Mike Morgan, representing the Colorado Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill. Commissioner Michael Conway, representing the Colorado Division of Insurance, testified in support of the bill. Von Jones, representing the Colorado Department of Public Safety, was present to respond to questions. The committee asked questions to the panel.

12:00:49 PM  

A panel of witnesses testified on the bill. Thomas Davidson, representing Counties & Commissioners Acting Together (CCAT), testified to amend the bill. Susan Nedell, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Christine Berg, representing the Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill. Mark Lacis, representing the Town of Superior, testified in support of the bill.

12:28:21 PM  

A panel of witnesses testified on the bill. Commissioner George Marlin, representing Counties & Commissioners Acting Together, testified to amend the bill. Elise Jones, representing Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in support of the bill. Matt Jones, representing Counties & Commissioners Acting Together and Boulder County, testified in support of the bill. Misha White, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

12:40:56 PM  

Commissioner Ben Tisdale, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Tawnya Somauroo, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Josh Pens, representing the Department of Revenue, was available to answer committee questions. Neal Shah, representing the Town of Superior, testified in support of the bill. Director Brendon Reese, representing the Department of Revenue, was available to answer committee questions.

12:54:28 PM  
The committee went on recess.
01:03:13 PM  
The committee came
back to order and laid over action on Senate Bill 206 by 1 bill.



SB22-222 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:04:39 PM  
Representatives Kennedy and Weissman, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-222. The bill refers a measure to the 2022 ballot that requires that a table of tax information appear in the printed title of citizen initiated measures that increase or decrease the individual income tax rate. The committee asked questions to the sponsors.
01:12:29 PM  

A panel of witnesses testified on the bill. Andrea Wilkins, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Cameron Hill, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill. The committee asked questions to the panel.

01:21:14 PM  
The bill sponsor and committee gave final remarks.


01:27:12 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-222 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Boesenecker
Amabile Yes
Bacon Yes
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld No
Boesenecker Yes
Bradfield No
Neville No
Valdez A. Yes
Woog No
Woodrow Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-206 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:27:23 PM  
The bill sponsor presented amendments L.013, L.014, and L.015 (Attachments D-F).


01:31:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachment D).
Moved Amabile
Seconded Boesenecker
Amabile
Bacon
Bernett
Bockenfeld
Boesenecker
Bradfield
Neville
Valdez A.
Woog
Woodrow
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:32:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment E).
Moved Amabile
Seconded Boesenecker
Amabile
Bacon
Bernett
Bockenfeld
Boesenecker
Bradfield
Neville
Valdez A.
Woog
Woodrow
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:33:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.015 (Attachment F).
Moved Amabile
Seconded Bacon
Amabile
Bacon
Bernett
Bockenfeld
Boesenecker
Bradfield
Neville
Valdez A.
Woog
Woodrow
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:33:19 PM  
The bill sponsor and committee gave final remarks.


01:38:27 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-206, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Amabile
Seconded Bernett
Amabile Yes
Bacon Yes
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld No
Boesenecker Yes
Bradfield No
Neville Excused
Valdez A. Yes
Woog No
Woodrow Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-080 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:38:38 PM  
Representative Roberts, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 22-080. The bill requires that the Division of Fire Prevention and Control in the Department of Public Safety investigate the causes of wildland fires. The committee asked questions to sponsor.
01:44:16 PM  
Director Mike Morgan, representing Colorado Department of Public Safety, was available to answer committee questions. The committee asked questions to the witness.
01:52:04 PM  
The bill sponsor
gave final remarks.


01:55:17 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-080 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Bernett
Amabile Yes
Bacon Yes
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Bradfield Yes
Neville Excused
Valdez A. Yes
Woog Yes
Woodrow Yes
Kennedy Excused
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:55:42 PM   The committee adjourned.






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