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C748F34EE7FEDA428725850B007468D6 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-029

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Feb 11, 2020      
Location Old State Library



SB20-029 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

02:11:34 PM  
Senators Fields and Moreno introduced Senate Bill 20-029 and distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The bill increases the amount of basic cash assistance for a Colorado Works recipient by 10 percent for FY 2020-21 and then adjusts the amount for inflation in subsequent years. Senator Moreno explained amendment L.001, which decreases the 10 percent increase to 5 percent and requires the Joint Budget Committee to annually review the sustainability of the Colorado Long-term Works Reserve and to make adjustments in the funding source of the cost of living adjustment if the balance of the reserve is less that $34 million. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:27:18 PM  

Committee discussion ensued on the bill's fiscal impact and the sources of funding to the Colorado Long-term Works Reserve.

02:30:21 PM  

Gini Pingenot, Colorado Counties Inc., tesified regarding her organization's position on the bill.

02:33:37 PM  
Greg Romberg, Arapahoe County Commissioners, testified regarding concerns with the bill and the county's position on amendment L.001.
02:36:14 PM  
Marita Lee Fiddler, representing herself,
testified in a neutral capacity.
02:40:35 PM  
Chrissy Witzburg, Bayaud Enterprises, testified in support of the bill.
02:45:34 PM  

Norm Davey, Together Colorado, testified in support of the bill and distributed materials in support of the bill to the committee (Attachment B).

02:48:34 PM  
Katie Creedon, Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.
02:51:30 PM  
Aditi Ramaswami, Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:54:43 PM  
Jack Regenbogen, Colorado Center on Law and Poverty, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout regarding the bill (Attachment C).
02:58:49 PM  
Isabel Cruz, Center for Work Education and Employment, testified in support of the bill.
03:02:01 PM  
Judith Rubio, Center for Work Education and Employment, testified in support of the bill.
03:04:40 PM  
Justina Arroyo, Center for Work Education
and Employment, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Regenbogen
responded to questions from the committee.


03:13:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hansen
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:13:24 PM  

Members of the committee commented on amendment L.001.  Senators Field and Moreno gave concluding remarks regarding the bill.

03:17:02 PM  
Members of the committee commented on the bill.


03:19:39 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-029, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen Yes
Tate Yes
Todd Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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