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S_FIN_2023A 04/25/2023 03:16:38 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 04/25/2023
Attendance
Hansen X
Priola X
Simpson X
Smallwood X
Van Winkle X
Kolker X
Mullica X
Time 03:16:38 PM to 06:30:47 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Mullica
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB23-098 Committee Discussion Only
HB23-1279 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB23-1251 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB23-1091 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB23-1061 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB23-1184 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB23-1275 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB23-1227 Referred to Senate Appropriations

SB23-098 - Committee Discussion Only


03:16:55 PM  
Sen. Rodriguez introduced Senate Bill 23-098. The bill requires delivery network companies and transportation network companies to provide payment disclosures to drivers and consumers; requires the Department of Labor and Employment to enforce unwarranted driver terminations; and subjects noncompliant companies to fines.
03:18:08 PM  
Ms. Ruthie Barko, representing TechNet, testified in opposition to the bill. Harry Hartfield, representing Uber, testified in opposition to the bill. Laura Curtis, representing DoorDash, testified in opposition to the bill. Tiffani Alvidrez, representing Instacart, testified against the bill.
03:34:22 PM  
Committee discussion ensued with the witnesses.
03:34:37 PM  
Mr. Kevin Hougen,
representing the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to
the bill.  Mr. Christopher Howes, representing the Colorado Retail
Council, testified in opposition to the bill. Rachel Beck, representing
the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill.
 Director Mark Ferrandino, representing the Colorado Department of
Revenue, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:38:38 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment A.
03:38:53 PM  
Mr. John Jaramillo, representing the Hispanic Restaurant Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Brent Kent, representing Lyft, testified in opposition to the bill. Mrs. Lauren Hulse, representing HopSkipDrive, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:48:02 PM  
Justin Hyer, representing Shipt, testified in opposition to the bill. President Portia Prescott, representing the Rocky Mountain NAACP CO-MT-WY State Conference, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Tony Gaqliardi, representing the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), testified in opposition to the bill.
03:53:48 PM  
Ms. Sophie Mariam,
representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the
bill.  Ms. Kjersten Forsetb, representing CO AFL-CIO, testified in
support of the bill.  Brian Winkler, representing the Colorado Independent
Drivers United (CIDU), testified in support of the bill.  Sandra Parker
Murray, representing the CIDU, testified in support of the bill.
04:10:31 PM  
Samuel Pena Perez, representing CIDU, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Ayomi Meadows, representing CIDU, testified in support of the bill. Christian Smith, representing Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill. Julian Cruickshank, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
04:29:16 PM  
David Seligman, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Chris Brown, representing Common Sense Institute, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Caitlin Adams, representing the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
04:44:08 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
04:49:01 PM  
The committee came back to order.
04:49:15 PM  
The bill was laid over for action only to a future date.



HB23-1279 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:50:23 PM  
Sen. Rodriguez introduced House Bill 23-1279. The bill allows retail marijuana stores to accept online payments.
04:53:07 PM  
Ms. Liz Zukowski, representing Native Roots Cannabis Co., testified in support of the bill. Ms. Mariah Shaw, representing Terrapin Care Station, testified in support of the bill. Bia Campbell, representing VSS, testified in support of the bill.
05:00:17 PM  
Sen. Rodriguez gave some closing remarks.


05:02:45 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1279 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Priola Excused
Simpson No
Smallwood Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Kolker Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1251 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar




05:03:43 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1251 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Priola Excused
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Kolker Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1091 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


05:06:10 PM  
Sens. Marchman and
Rich introduced House Bill 23-1091. The bill extends the child care contribution
tax credit, currently set to expire after 2024, through 2027.
05:10:08 PM  
Nicole Riehl, representing Colorado EPIC, testified in support of the bill. Jamie Holstein, representing the YMCA of Northern Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Kaycee Headrick, representing the Boys & Girls Clubs, testified in support of the bill. Melissa Mares, representing the Colorado Children’s Campaign, testified in support of the bill. Matthew Server, representing the Colorado Catholic Conference, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Ealasha Vaughner, representing Clayton Early Learning, testified in support of the bill.
05:25:57 PM  
The sponsors gave some closing remarks.


05:27:37 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1091 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Priola Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Kolker Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1061 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


05:27:54 PM  
Sen. Zenzinger introduced
House Bill 23-1061. The bill expands the art gallery permit to include
retail establishments that meet certain criteria.  The sponsor answered
several committee questions.
 
05:37:53 PM  
Ms. Susan Edmondson, representing the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs, testified in support of the bill.


05:43:31 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1061 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Priola No
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Kolker Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1184 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


05:44:33 PM  
Sen. Roberts introduced House Bill 23-1184. The bill expands an existing property tax exemption for vacant land held by a nonprofit organization to build and sell affordable housing units, and deems certain land leased by nonprofit community land trusts and home developers as charitable and exempt under the state constitution.
05:45:36 PM  
Ms. Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties Inc, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Karen Kallenberg, representing Habitat for Humanity of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. JoAnn Groff, representing the Division of Property Taxation Department of Local Affairs, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Brian Rossbert, representing Housing Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Charles Allison-Godfrey, representing Elevation Community Land Trust, testified in support of the bill.
05:51:44 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment B.
06:04:17 PM  
Sen. Roberts gave some closing remarks.


06:05:07 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1184 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Priola Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood No
Van Winkle No
Kolker Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1275 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


06:05:34 PM  
Sen. Roberts introduced House Bill 23-1275. The bill expands the types of expenses eligible for the film production incentive allowed to production companies under current law, and requires companies to submit information to the Department of Revenue to claim the incentive.
06:07:37 PM  
Mr. Xander Martin,
representing Office of Economic Development and International Trade, testified
in support of the bill. The witness answered several committee questions.


06:16:02 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1275 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Priola Yes
Simpson No
Smallwood No
Van Winkle No
Kolker Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1227 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


06:16:22 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
06:20:41 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  Sens. Will and Jaquez Lewis introduced House Bill
23-1227. The bill allows the Commissioner of Insurance to enforce existing
state laws regulating pharmacy benefit managers and impose penalties, and
establishes a fee-based registration program for these entities.  
06:28:07 PM  
Mr. Tony Gagliardi, representing the National Federation of Independent Business, testified in support of the bill.
06:29:22 PM  
The sponsors gave some closing remarks.


06:30:01 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1227 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Priola Yes
Simpson No
Smallwood No
Van Winkle No
Kolker Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:30:47 PM   The committee adjourned.






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