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S_FIN_2021A 06/03/2021 03:08:54 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 06/03/2021
Attendance
Hisey *
Lee X
Lundeen X
Scott X
Winter X
Bridges X
Pettersen X
Time 03:08:54 PM to 05:36:03 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Pettersen
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-293 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

Conf 21-Air Quality Control Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


03:09:19 PM  
Mr. Gary Arnold,
Mr. Randal Ahrens, Mr. Michael Ogletree, and Mr. Charles Grobe introduced
themselves and their qualifications to serve on the Air Quality Control
Commission.  The appointees answered several committee questions.


03:43:12 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Charles Grobe, Michael Ogletree, Randal Ahrens, Gerald Arnold to the Conf 21-Air Quality Control Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey Excused
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 21-Air Quality Control Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


03:43:45 PM  
Mr. Curtis Rueter,
Ms. Martha Rudolph, and Mr. Anthony Gerber introduced themselves and discussed
their qualifications to serve on the Air Quality Control Commission. The
appointees answered several committee questions.


04:04:22 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Curtis Rueter, Martha Rudolph, Anthony Gerber to the Conf 21-Air Quality Control Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey Excused
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-293 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


04:06:28 PM  
Sens. Hansen and
Rankin introduced Senate Bill 21-293. For 2022 and 2023, the bill reduces
property tax assessment rates for residential property, agricultural property,
and property used for renewable energy production. Beginning in 2023, it
expands the state property tax deferral program to all homeowners whose
property taxes increase by at least a certain rate each year. The sponsors
answered several committee questions.
04:47:17 PM  
Mr. Ed DeCecco, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to answer committee questions.
04:47:59 PM  
Mr. Paul Weissmann, representing himself, testified to amend the bill.
04:58:17 PM  
Ms. Carol Hedges, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:58:55 PM  
Mr. Chris Howes, representing the EMS Association of Colorado, testified to amend the bill.
05:06:30 PM  
Mr. Scott Wasserman, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
05:14:11 PM  
Mr. Dan Gibbs, representing the Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Bret Miles, representing the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Rick Garcia, representing the Department of Local Affairs, testified in support of the bill.


05:26:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Lundeen
Scott
Winter
Bridges
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:33:37 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-293, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey No
Lee Yes
Lundeen No
Scott No
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:36:03 PM   The committee adjourned.






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