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I_TaxTask_2022A 09/27/2022 10:06:14 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
INTERIM COMMITTEE  SALES AND USE TAX SIMPLIFICATION TASK FORCE
Date 09/27/2022
Attendance
Bryan Archer X
Paul Archer X
Bockenfeld X
Bridges X
Michelle Bush X
Meghan Dollar X
Leslie Edwards X
Kenneth Keeley X
Don Korte X
Tracy Kraft-Tharp E
Josh Pens X
Judith Vorndran E
Ryan Woods X
Van Winkle *
Kipp X
Time 10:06:14 AM to 11:51:20 AM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Kipp
This Report was prepared by Luisa Altmann
Hearing Items Action Taken
Presentation on Lodging Taxes Committee Discussion Only
Public Comment Committee Discussion Only
Break Break
Bill Draft Approvals Approve Bill 1, as amended, and Bill 2, as amended
Task Force Review of Final Report Committee Discussion Only

Presentation on Lodging Taxes - Committee Discussion Only


10:08:14 AM  
Ed DeCecco, Office of Legislative Legal Services, gave background information related to local lodging taxes.
10:14:57 AM  

Gini Pingenot, Colorado Counties, Inc., provided information about local lodging taxes from a county perspective.  She provided a map to the task force, which can be found here: https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/lodging_excise_tax_2....

10:21:04 AM  

Meghan Dollar, Colorado Municipal League (CML), and Leslie Edwards, Town of Frisco, provided information about local lodging taxes from a municipal perspective.  According to CML surveys, approximately 41 municipalities have a local lodging tax.  These tax rates range from 1 percent to 8 percent, with the average being 3 or 4 percent.

10:28:30 AM  

Ashley Hodgini, Expedia Group, provided information about local lodging taxes from Expedia's perspective.  A letter submitted by Expedia to the task force on the issue in July can be found here: https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/eg_co_suts_task_forc....

10:35:15 AM  
Erin Neer, GovOS, provided information about the technology platform developed by GovOS to facilitate the remittance of local lodging taxes and the technology parameters to consider in this discussion.
10:37:31 AM  

Members of the panel responded to questions from the task force.  Discussion ensued with Josh Pens, Department of Revenue, regarding potentially having the department collect lodging taxes.

10:50:44 AM  
Stephanie Gilfeather,
Expedia Group, responded to questions from the task force regarding Expedia's
experience in Colorado as compared to other states.

10:55:32 AM  
Mr. Pens and the task force continued to discuss local lodging taxes at the county level.



Public Comment - Committee Discussion Only


11:02:13 AM  
Kinna McDavid, representing herself, provided testimony to the task force.
11:10:58 AM  
Michael Gifford,
representing Associated General Contractors of Colorado and the Coalition
to Simplify Colorado Sales Tax, provided testimony to the task force.
11:13:41 AM  
Rachel Quintana, representing Ernst and Young, provided testimony to the task force.
11:18:00 AM  
Pam Feely, representing the Coalition to Simplify Colorado Sales Tax, provided testimony to the task force.
11:18:55 AM  
Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., provided testimony to the task force.



Break - Break


11:23:13 AM  
The task force took a brief recess.
11:27:57 AM  
The task force reconvened.



Bill Draft Approvals - Approve Bill 1, as amended, and Bill 2, as amended


11:29:51 AM  
Representative Kipp and other task force members provided introductory comments on the proposed bill drafts.
11:31:01 AM  
The task force discussed
Bill 1, Resolution on Uniform Sales & Use Tax on Construction Materials.



Senator Van Winkle introduced Amendment 1 to Bill 1: Page 2, line 23, after
"municipalities" insert "and counties".


11:33:40 AM
Motion Adopt Amendment 1 to Bill 1
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Bridges
Bryan Archer Excused
Paul Archer Excused
Bockenfeld
Bridges
Michelle Bush Excused
Meghan Dollar Excused
Leslie Edwards Excused
Kenneth Keeley Excused
Don Korte Excused
Tracy Kraft-Tharp Excused
Josh Pens Excused
Judith Vorndran Excused
Ryan Woods Excused
Van Winkle
Kipp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 11   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:34:28 AM
Motion Introduce Bill 1, as amended, as a task force bill
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Bridges
Bryan Archer Excused
Paul Archer Excused
Bockenfeld Yes
Bridges Yes
Michelle Bush Excused
Meghan Dollar Excused
Leslie Edwards Excused
Kenneth Keeley Excused
Don Korte Excused
Tracy Kraft-Tharp Excused
Josh Pens Excused
Judith Vorndran Excused
Ryan Woods Excused
Van Winkle Yes
Kipp Yes
YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 11   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
11:34:29 AM  

All legislative members of the task force were designated as co-prime sponsors.  The resolution will start in the Senate.

11:35:07 AM  
The task force discussed
Bill 2, Improvements to the Electronic Sales & Use Tax Simplification
System.


Senator Bridges
introduced a conceptual amendment to remove lines 24 through 26 on page
3.


11:37:14 AM
Motion Amend Bill 2, remove page 3 lines 24 through 26.
Moved Bridges
Seconded Van Winkle
Bryan Archer Excused
Paul Archer Excused
Bockenfeld
Bridges
Michelle Bush Excused
Meghan Dollar Excused
Leslie Edwards Excused
Kenneth Keeley Excused
Don Korte Excused
Tracy Kraft-Tharp Excused
Josh Pens Excused
Judith Vorndran Excused
Ryan Woods Excused
Van Winkle
Kipp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 11   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:41:03 AM
Motion Introduce Bill 2, as amended, as a task force bill
Moved Bridges
Seconded Van Winkle
Bryan Archer Excused
Paul Archer Excused
Bockenfeld Yes
Bridges Yes
Michelle Bush Excused
Meghan Dollar Excused
Leslie Edwards Excused
Kenneth Keeley Excused
Don Korte Excused
Tracy Kraft-Tharp Excused
Josh Pens Excused
Judith Vorndran Excused
Ryan Woods Excused
Van Winkle Yes
Kipp Yes
YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 11   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
11:41:04 AM  
All legislative members
of the task force were designated as co-prime sponsors.  The bill
will start in the House of Representatives.

11:41:47 AM  

The task force discussed Bill 3, Creation of an Electronic Local Lodging Tax System.  The task force decided not to move forward with Bill 3 as a task force bill.



Task Force Review of Final Report - Committee Discussion Only


11:46:35 AM  
Matt Bishop, Legislative Council Staff, described the draft of the task force's annual report.


11:51:20 AM   The committee adjourned.






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