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S_FIN_2023A 05/02/2023 07:02:22 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 05/02/2023
Attendance
Priola *
Simpson X
Smallwood X
Van Winkle X
Winter F. *
Kolker X
Mullica X
Time 07:02:22 PM to 09:03:59 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Mullica
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB23-304 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB23-1240 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB23-1290 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB23-1017 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB23-1041 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB23-1277 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB23-1081 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB23-1265 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB23-098 Postponed Indefinitely
HB23-1285 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB23-1147 Referred to Senate Appropriations

SB23-304 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


07:02:56 PM  
President Fenberg
and Senator Hansen introduced Senate Bill 23-304. The bill specifies factors
that assessors must consider when valuing property, requires counties with
a population of at least 300,000 people to use the alternative protest
and appeal procedure, and requires assessors to provide certain information
to taxpayers upon request. The sponsors answered committee questions.

07:06:41 PM  
Anneliese Steel, representing Colorado Concern, testified in support of the bill. Keith Erffmeyer, representing the Colorado Assessors Association, was available to answer committee questions.
07:10:17 PM  
Witnesses answered several committee questions.


07:20:06 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-304 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Priola Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood No
Van Winkle No
Winter F. Yes
Kolker Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1240 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

07:20:21 PM  
President Fenberg introduced Senate Bill 23-1240. The bill creates a sales and use tax exemption for building materials purchased for rebuilding and repairing residential structures damaged by wildfire from 2020 to 2022.
07:24:52 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment A.
07:25:03 PM  
Mrs. Judi Kern, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Wendy Wyss, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Tawnya Somauroo, representing Marshall Together, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Darren McKeen, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
07:39:51 PM  
Mr. Josh Pens, representing the Department of Revenue, came to the table to answer a committee question.


07:41:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (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
07:44:58 PM  
Committee discussion continued with the sponsor.


07:49:17 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1240, 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



HB23-1290 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


07:49:34 PM  
Majority Leader Moreno and Senator Fields introduced House Bill 23-1290. The bill refers a ballot measure to voters at the November 2023 statewide election to retain excess revenue collected from Proposition EE that otherwise would be refunded, and to maintain the tax rates that were approved in Proposition EE.
07:51:00 PM  
Riley Kitts, representing
the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill. Written
testimony may be found in Attachment C.
07:56:34 PM  
The sponsors gave some closing remarks.


07:59:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1290 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



HB23-1017 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


07:59:30 PM  
Sens. Bridges and
Van Winkle introduced House Bill 23-1017. The bill requires the Department
of Revenue to make modifications to the electronic Sales and Use Tax System,
initiate a promotional campaign for the system, and prohibits collection
of certain fees for payments through the system.  


08:00:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1017 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded
Priola Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Winter F. Yes
Kolker Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1041 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


08:01:19 PM  
Sen. Simpson introduced
House Bill 23-1041. The bill prohibits wagering on simulcast greyhound
races and changes the funding mechanism for the Greyhound Welfare and Adoption
Fund.
08:03:51 PM  
Mr. Carey Theil, representing GREY2K USA, testified in support of the bill.


08:05:46 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1041 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Priola Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Winter F. Yes
Kolker Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1277 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


08:06:09 PM  
Sens. Kolker and Smallwood introduced House Bill 23-1277. The bill makes several changes to income tax reporting requirements, including the information to be included on forms and the time when forms are due.
08:07:32 PM  
Josh Pens, representing
the Department of Revenue, testified in support of the bill. Written testimony
may be found in Attachment D.


08:08:46 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1277 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Priola Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Winter F. Yes
Kolker Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1081 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


08:09:05 PM  
Senator Hinrichsen
introduced House Bill 23-1081.  The bill makes several changes to
expand the Employee Ownership Tax Credit. He distributed a handout to the
committee (Attachment E).
08:10:06 PM  
Mr. Xander Martin,
representing the Office of Economic Development and International Trade,
testified in support of the bill.


08:13:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1081 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Priola Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Van Winkle No
Winter F. Yes
Kolker Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1265 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


08:14:19 PM  
Sens. Marchman and Will introduced House Bill 23-1265. The bill creates the Born to Be Wild special license plate for the purpose of funding conflict mitigation related to gray wolf population management.
08:19:28 PM  
Committee discussion with the sponsors ensued.
08:19:48 PM  
Richard Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Rob Edward, representing the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project, testified in support of the bill. Daphne Gervais, representing the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill.
08:29:37 PM  
The sponsors gave some closing remarks.


08:30:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1265 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Priola Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Winter F. Yes
Kolker Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB23-098 - Postponed Indefinitely


08:31:10 PM  
Sen. Rodriguez returned
to discuss Senate Bill 23-098.  The bill was originally heard on April
25, 2023.


08:32:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.018 (Attachment F)
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


08:42:02 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-098, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Priola No
Simpson No
Smallwood No
Van Winkle No
Winter F. Yes
Kolker Yes
Mullica No
YES: 2   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


08:42:41 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 23-098 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 Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Winter F. No
Kolker No
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1285 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


08:42:54 PM  
Sen. Priola introduced House Bill 23-1285. The bill allows local governments to accept carryout bag fee revenue from stores in 2023 and specifies how stores may use any retained revenue they would otherwise have had to remit.
08:43:48 PM  
Mr. Grier Bailey, representing CWPMA/RMFIA, testified in support of the bill.


08:49:17 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1285 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Priola Yes
Simpson No
Smallwood Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Winter F. Excused
Kolker Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1147 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


08:49:33 PM  
The committee took a brief break.
08:50:03 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  Sen. Winter introduced House Bill 23-1147. The bill
creates the Affordable Driver Education Program Testing Enterprise to fund
driver training and examinations.
08:55:36 PM  
Nancy Diaz, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Toriro Goronga, representing Drive Safe, testified in opposition to the bill. Mark Ferrandino, representing the Department of Revenue, testified against the bill.


09:03:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1147 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Winter F.
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


09:03:59 PM   The committee adjourned.






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