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S_FIN_2021A 05/05/2021 01:40:49 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 05/05/2021
Attendance
Hisey X
Lee X
Lundeen *
Scott X
Zenzinger X
Bridges *
Pettersen X
Time 01:40:49 PM to 03:56:45 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Pettersen
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-250 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1073 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1219 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1145 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1104 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1021 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB21-253 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB21-229 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1168 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB21-250 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:41:23 PM  
Majority Leader Fenberg
and Sen. Gonzales introduced Senate Bill 21-250.  The bill modifies
and clarifies state and local election code, including provisions related
to voter registration, party affiliation, ballot access, and the conduct
of recalls. Majority Leader Fenberg and Sen. Gonzales answered several
committee questions.
01:56:24 PM  
Caleb Thornton, representing Colorado Department of State, answered committee questions.


02:09:44 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-250 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Hisey No
Lee Yes
Lundeen No
Scott No
Zenzinger Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1073 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:09:57 PM  
Sens. Moreno and Kirkmeyer introduced House bill 21-1073. The bill creates the Support Foster Families license plate.


02:15:01 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1073 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey Excused
Lee Yes
Lundeen Excused
Scott Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1219 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:15:15 PM  
Sens. Moreno and Buckner introduced House Bill 21-1219. The bill establishes a special license plate to recognize Colorado nurses.


02:19:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A)
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Hisey Excused
Lee
Lundeen Excused
Scott
Zenzinger
Bridges
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:20:34 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1219, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Hisey Excused
Lee Yes
Lundeen Excused
Scott Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1145 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:20:45 PM  
Sens. Jaquez Lewis and Simpson introduced House Bill 21-1145. The bill creates the support pollinators license plate for vehicles.
02:21:37 PM  
Ms. Rebecca Dickson, representing the Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Tim Plass, representing People and Pollinators Action Network, testified in support of the bill. Miss Julia Buck, representing Girl Scout Troop 76907, testified in support of the bill. Miss Nahia Mendenhall, representing Girl Scout Troop #76907, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Ryan Bartlett, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.


02:39:22 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1145 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey Excused
Lee Yes
Lundeen Excused
Scott Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1104 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:39:49 PM  
Sen. Zenzinger introduced
House Bill 21-1104. The bill extends the renewal period for professional
teacher, special services educator, principal, and administrator licenses
from 5 to 7 years.
02:43:44 PM  
Ms. Amie Baca-Oehlert,
representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of
the bill.


02:49:18 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1104 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Excused
Scott Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1021 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:49:37 PM  
Sens. Zenzinger and Hisey introduced House Bill 21-1021. The bill requires the Colorado Department of Human Services to approve for reimbursement recovery support services organizations.
02:50:36 PM  
Ms. Lauren Snyder, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill. She answered several committee questions.
03:01:27 PM  
Ms. Rebecca Berg,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Amanda Cain,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Hope Hyatt,
representing Colorado Mental Wellness Network, testified in support of
the bill.
03:01:28 PM  
All written testimony received by the committee may be found in Attachment B.


03:12:19 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1021 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Excused
Scott Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-253 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:12:29 PM  
Sens. Zenzinger and Danielson introduced Senate Bill 21-253. This bill creates the Women Veterans with Disabilities special license plate that is exempt from registration fees and specific ownership tax.
03:18:53 PM  
Mrs. Carolyn Wood, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.


03:24:52 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-253 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Scott Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-229 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:25:05 PM  
Sens. Danielson and Story introduced Senate Bill 21-229. The bill creates the Rural Jump-Start Zone Grant Program to issue grants to new businesses that establish inside a rural jump-start zone and tier one transition communities, and to institutions of higher education or economic development organizations. The sponsors answered committee questions.
03:29:50 PM  
Mr. Richard Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:31:32 PM  
Ms. Sandy Head, representing Montrose Economic Development Corporation (Montrose EDC) & Colorado Counties, Incorporated (CCI), testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Andrea Blankenship, representing the Governor's Office of Economic Development, testified in support of the bill.


03:42:20 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-229 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen No
Scott Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1168 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:42:31 PM  
Sen. Kolker introduced House Bill 21-1168. This bill creates a pilot program in the Department of Local Affairs for five local governments to identify perceptual and substantial barriers to entry for historically underutilized businesses in local government procurement.
03:44:17 PM  
Mr. Eric Bergman, representing CCI, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Jason Medina, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.


03:55:09 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1168 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey No
Lee Yes
Lundeen No
Scott No
Zenzinger Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:56:45 PM   The committee adjourned.






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