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S_FIN_2021A 05/17/2021 02:21:11 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 05/17/2021
Attendance
Hisey *
Lee X
Lundeen X
Scott X
Winter X
Bridges X
Pettersen X
Time 02:21:11 PM to 04:32:47 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Pettersen
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1195 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1261 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB21-259 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB21-1012 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1069 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1265 Referred to Senate Appropriations

HB21-1195 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:21:25 PM  
Sens. Coram and Ginal
introduced House Bill 21-1195.  The bill creates a regulatory framework
for individuals interested in practicing as a radon measurement professional
or a radon mitigation professional.  The bill sponsors answered several
committee questions.
02:32:30 PM  
Ms. Terry Kerwin,
representing the Rocky Mountain Chapter of American Association of Radon
Scientists and Technologists (AARST), testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Chrystine Kelley, representing the Colorado Deptment of Public Health
& Environment, testified in support of the bill.  The witnesses
answered committee questions.


02:50:26 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1195 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen No
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1261 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:50:34 PM  
Sens. Coram and Ginal introduced House Bill 21-1261. Statutes exempted the sale of wood and wood products from trees killed by pine and spruce beetles in the state from sales and use tax from 2008 through June 2020. The bill extends the exemption through June 2026.


02:56:03 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1261 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Scott Excused
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-259 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:56:41 PM  
Sen. Rodriguez introduced Senate Bill 21-259. The bill is reduces the minimum nonforfeiture interest rate for individual deferred annuities from 1.0 percent to 0.15 percent to conform to a national standard.
03:01:43 PM  
Mr. Keith Mancini,
representing Empower Retirement, testified in support of the bill.  He
answered several committee questions.


03:10:24 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-259 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1012 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:14:48 PM  
Sens. Pettersen and
Coram introduced House Bill 21-1012. The bill expands the Prescription
Drug Monitoring Program to cover all drugs prescribed in Colorado, contingent
on the program’s continuation by Senate Bill 21-098 and receipt of gifts,
grants, and donations to finance a portion of the expansion.  The
bill sponsors answered several questions.
03:15:35 PM  
Ms. Lisa Raville,
representing the Harm Reduction Action Center, testified in opposition
to the bill.  Mr. Thomas Pascale, representing himself, testified
from a neutral position on the bill.
03:33:11 PM  
Ms. Anne Harrington, representing the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Kevin Borcher, representing CyncHealth/PDMP, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Rick Curtsinger, representing Quality Health Network, testified in support of the bill.
03:33:12 PM  
Written testimony received by the committee may be found in Attachment A.


04:06:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1012 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Hisey No
Lee Yes
Lundeen No
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1069 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


04:07:04 PM  
Sen. Gardner introduced House Bill 21-1069. This bill makes sexual exploitation of a child an extraordinary risk crime, creates a new surcharge on offenders, and updates related statutory definitions.
04:08:22 PM  
Ms. Jessica Dotter, representing the Colorado District Attorneys Council, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Erin Reynolds, Legislative Council Staff, answered questions about the fiscal note.


04:19:16 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1069 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1265 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


04:19:41 PM  
Sens. Pettersen and Woodward introduced House Bill 21-1265. The bill continues a temporary net taxable sales deduction for restaurants, bars, and mobile food vendors for three months in 2021 and expands eligibility to caterers, food service contractors, and hotel food and drinking services.
04:23:38 PM  
Mr. Nick Hoover, representing the Colorado Restaurant Association, testified in support of the bill.


04:27:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1265 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:32:47 PM   The committee adjourned.






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