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S_FIN_2023A 03/28/2023 02:11:37 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 03/28/2023
Attendance
Priola X
Simpson X
Smallwood X
Van Winkle X
Winter F. *
Kolker *
Mullica X
Time 02:11:37 PM to 05:22:45 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Mullica
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB23-020 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB23-1015 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB23-059 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB23-148 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB23-171 Postponed Indefinitely

SB23-020 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:11:48 PM  
Sen. Coleman introduced Senate Bill 23-020. The bill changes the timeframe required for a funeral director to file a certificate of death from 5 days to 72 hours.
02:14:25 PM  
Mr. Zane Launhan,
representing the Gilpin County Coroners Office, testified to amend the
bill.  Ms. Christine Leding, representing themself, testified in support
of the bill.  Andrea McGinnis, representing the Denver Office of the
Medical Examiner, testified in support of the bill.  Alex Quintana,
representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment,
was available to answer committee questions.  


02:25:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment A)
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Priola
Simpson
Smallwood
Van Winkle
Winter F.
Kolker
Mullica
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:27:21 PM  
Michael Nicoletti, representing DORA, was available to answer committee questions.
02:37:58 PM  
Committee discussion with Mr. Nicoletti continued.
02:39:57 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.


02:49:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachment B)
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Priola
Simpson
Smallwood
Van Winkle
Winter F.
Kolker
Mullica
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:49:49 PM  
Sen. Coleman gave
some closing remarks and asked for a favorable recommenation.


02:51:46 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-020, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Priola Yes
Simpson No
Smallwood No
Van Winkle No
Winter F. Yes
Kolker Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1015 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:52:40 PM  
The committee took
a brief recess.
02:55:38 PM  
The committee came back to order.
02:55:46 PM  
Sen. Liston introduced House Bill 23-1015. The bill makes several adjustments and clarifications to the remittance of taxes on tobacco and nicotine products.
02:56:22 PM  
Mr. Mark Triplett, representing the Cigar Association of America, testified in support of the bill.


03:01:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachment C)
Moved Priola
Seconded
Priola
Simpson
Smallwood
Van Winkle
Winter F.
Kolker
Mullica
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:01:44 PM  
Sen. Liston gave some closing remarks.


03:02:21 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1015, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Priola Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Winter F. Excused
Kolker Excused
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB23-059 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

03:02:33 PM  
Sens. Baisley and
Roberts introduced Senate Bill 23-059. The bill allows Colorado Parks and
Wildlife (CPW) to charge a fee of up to $2 on daily vehicle passes for
access to state parks at the request of a local government. It also requires
CPW to study local access to state parks. The sponsors distrubted a handout
to the committee (Attachment D).
03:11:35 PM  
Mrs. Gini Pingenot,
representing Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support of the bill.
 Commissioner Keith Baker, representing Colorado Counties, Inc, testified
in support of the bill.  Commisioner Amy Mitchell, representing Park
County, testified in support of the bill.


03:22:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E)
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Priola
Simpson
Smallwood
Van Winkle
Winter F.
Kolker
Mullica
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:22:27 PM  
Sens. Baisley and Roberts gave some closing remarks.


03:24:43 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-059, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Priola Yes
Simpson No
Smallwood Yes
Van Winkle No
Winter F. Yes
Kolker Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB23-148 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

03:24:52 PM  
Sens. Cutter introduced Senate Bill 23-148. The bill requires the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to inspect illegal drug laboratory properties to determine competency of certified individuals that decontaminate such properties and to create a public database of buildings used as illegal laboratories.
03:26:35 PM  
Kathi McCarty, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Patricia Mellen Esq.,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.  The witnesses
answered several committee questions.  Ms. McCarty distributed some
handouts to the committee (Attachment F)


03:37:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment G)
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Priola
Simpson
Smallwood
Van Winkle
Winter F.
Kolker
Mullica
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:37:36 PM  
Jery Payne, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to discuss language in the bill.
03:39:47 PM  
Sen. Cutter gave some closing remarks.


03:45:09 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-148, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Priola Yes
Simpson No
Smallwood No
Van Winkle No
Winter F. Yes
Kolker Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB23-171 - Postponed Indefinitely

03:45:18 PM  
Sen. Priola introduced
Senate Bill 23-171. The bill requires entertainment facilities to have
dedicated substance-free seating by January 1, 2026. Sen. Priola distributed
a handout to the committee (Attachment H).
03:49:40 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment I.
03:59:46 PM  
Mr. Darin Valdez,
representing Colorado Artists in Recovery, testified in support of the
bill.  Mr. Duke Rumely, representing Sober AF Entertainment, testified
in support of the bill.  Ms. Lacey Hays, representing Sober AF entertainment,
testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Robert Valuck, representing
the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, testified
in support of the bill. The witnesses answered several committee questions.
04:10:55 PM  
Committee discussion
ensued with the witnesses.
04:17:29 PM  
Mollie Steinemann, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:22:43 PM  
Hope Hyatt, representing Colorado Mental Wellness Network, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Samantha Derosier, representing TickTock, LLC; D.B.A. The Ethos, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Karl Hill, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Kristabell Stansbury, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
04:25:02 PM  
Ginger Cooley, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Trina Faatz, representing Youth in Recovery/ Parent and Peer Recovery, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Kindra Faulkner, representing Oxford House Inc, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Michael Dougherty, representing the 20th Judicial District Attorney's Office (Boulder County), testified in support of the bill.
04:37:58 PM  
Betsy Frost, representing Hoplark LLC, testified in support of the bill. Mr.Thomas Doughman, representing Section Sober, Inc, testified in support of the bill. Commissioner Marta Loachamin, representing Boulder County, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Kaitlyn Nandi, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
04:46:24 PM  
Bridget Anshus, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Jillian Fabricius, representing Illuminate Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Niki Sawni, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Coreen Braden, representing Youth in Recovery, testified in support of the bill.
05:03:11 PM  
Ms. Jordan Rumely, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.


05:06:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment J)
Moved Priola
Seconded
Priola
Simpson
Smallwood
Van Winkle
Winter F.
Kolker
Mullica
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:06:37 PM  
Sen. Priola gave some closing remarks.


05:20:30 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-171, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Priola Yes
Simpson No
Smallwood No
Van Winkle No
Winter F. Yes
Kolker No
Mullica No
YES: 2   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:21:08 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 23-171 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Priola No
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Winter F. No
Kolker Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:22:45 PM   The committee adjourned.






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