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s_fin_2016a_2016-01-26t14:02:46z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 01/26/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-016



SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 16-016 to the Committee on Appro PASS







The committee was called to order. A quorum was present.



02:02 PM -- SB16-016



President Cadman and Senator Steadman presented Senate Bill 16-016. The bill proposes changes to the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) funding formula and makes two changes not related to the results of a future election.



02:14 PM -- Mr. Dan Hopkins, President of the Board of Directors of SCFD, testified in support of the bill.



02:20 PM -- Mr. Jim Harrington, Citizens for Arts to the Zoo, testified in support of the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment A).



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02:28 PM -- Ms. Deborah Jordy, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, testified in support of the bill.



02:30 PM -- Former Mayor Bob Murphy, Mayor Herb Atchison, and Mayor Jim Gunning, all representing local governments, testified in support of the bill.



02:35 PM -- Ms. Lisa Rigsby Peterson, Mr. George Sparks, and Ms. Patricia Coffey, representing Tier I, II, and III organizations, testified in support of the bill.



02:39 PM -- Mr. Paul Fiorino, representing himself, testified in support of the bill with a possible amendment.



02:41 PM -- Mr. Jay Seller, representing Think 360 Arts, testified in support of the bill.



02:46 PM -- Ms. Susan Honstein, representing herself, testified in support of the bill with a possible amendment. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B).



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02:55 PM --
Ms. Jena Dickey, representing Tier 3 organizations, testified in support of the bill with a possible amendment. Committee members received a list of Tier 1, 2, and 3 SCFD organizations and various data about participation in events sponsored by the various tiers (Attachment C).



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03:01 PM --
Ms. Mica Garcia de Benavidez, representing herself, testified from a neutral position on the bill.



03:04 PM --
Mr. Anthony Radich, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:07 PM --
Ms. Annmarie Jensen, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:12 PM --
Ms. Jane Potts, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:15 PM --
Mr. Aubrey Lavizzo, representing himself as a grandparent, testified in opposition in the bill.



03:17 PM --
Mr. Stephen Nash, representing himself, testified from a neutral position on the bill.



03:21 PM --
Mr. John Shippey, representing himself, testified from a neutral position on the bill. Senator Johnston commented on the services provided by various arts organizations. Mr. Shippey responded to a question from the committee.



03:25 PM --
Ms. Jeanette Trujillo, representing Tier 2 organizations, testified from a neutral position on the bill.



03:28 PM --
Mr. Ricardo LaFord, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:31 PM --
Ms. Luz Molina, representing herself and the city of Commerce City, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:34 PM --
Ms. Alexandria Jimenez, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:36 PM --
Mr. Tony Garcia, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Garcia discussed a possible amendment to the bill that would direct more funding to Latino arts organizations.



03:41 PM --
Ms. Debra Gallegos, representing Su Teatro, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:44 PM --
Ms. Tanya Mote, representing Su Teatro, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:48 PM --
Mr. Ara Cruz, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:50 PM --
Mr. Martin Leyva, representing himself and the City of Thornton, testified in support of a possible amendment.



03:53 PM --
Ms. Stella Yu, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:56 PM --
Ms. Adrianna Arbarca, representing herself, testified in support of a possible amendment. Ms. Arbarca responded to a question from the committee.



04:04 PM --
Ms. Christina LaFon, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.





04:08 PM



Senator Steadman made some closing remarks on the bill. He spoke about the types of organizations in each tier, how funding is distributed to support regional services, and how the bill is drafted. Senator Steadman responded to questions from the committee. Members of the committee commented on the merits of the bill.

BILL: SB16-016
TIME: 04:23:50 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-016 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







04:25 PM



The meeting adjourned.




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