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H_FIN_2016A 04/07/2016 11:12:00 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 04/07/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 11:12 AM to 12:57 PM
Becker K.
X
Conti
X
Place: LSB A
Garnett
*
Kagan
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Pabon
*
Representative Court
Roupe
X
Sias
X
This Report was prepared by
Van Winkle
*
Katie Ruedebusch
Wilson
X
Foote
X
Court
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1075

HB16-1105

HB16-1321

HB16-1386

HB16-1371
Postponed Indefinitely

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to Appropriations

Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only





The committee was called to order. A quorum was present.



11:12 AM -- HB16-1075



Representative Priamavera, co-prime sponsor, returned to the table to discuss House Bill 16-1075. The bill was previously heard on February 3, 2016.










































BILL: HB16-1075
TIME: 11:13:52 AM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1075 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED: Roupe
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Conti
Yes
Garnett
Absent
Kagan
Yes
Pabon
Excused
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Foote
Yes
Court
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 1 FINAL ACTION: PASS





































































11:14 AM -- HB16-1105



Representative Wilson, sponsor, returned to the table to discuss House Bill 16-1105. The bill was previously heard on February 4, 2016.

BILL: HB16-1105
TIME: 11:16:03 AM
MOVED: Wilson
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1105 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0.
SECONDED: Van Winkle
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Conti
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Pabon
Excused
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Foote
Yes
Court
Yes
FINAL YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





11:17 AM -- HB16-1321



Representative Young, sponsor, introduced House Bill 16-1321. The bill directs the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to seek federal authorization to implement a Medicaid buy-in program for adults who are eligible to receive home and community-based services under the Supported Living Services Medicaid waiver, the Brain Injury waiver, and the Spinal Cord Injury waiver pilot program. HCPF must implement the Medicaid program no later than three months after receiving federal approval.



11:24 AM -- Mr. Michael Neil, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1321
TIME: 11:28:12 AM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1321 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 9-1.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Conti
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Pabon
Excused
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Van Winkle
No
Wilson
Yes
Foote
Yes
Court
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





11:32 AM -- HB16-1386



Representative Kraft-Tharp, sponsor, introduced House Bill 16-1386. The bill creates the Necessary Document program in the Office of Health Equity in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The purpose of the program is to help Colorado residents who are victims of domestic violence, impacted by a natural disaster, low-income, disabled, homeless, or elderly pay the fees to acquire a necessary document. Necessary documents are defined as social security cards, driver's licenses, identification cards, or a vital statistics report (such as a birth, death, or marriage certificate). Representative Kraft-Tharp distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment A) to the committee.



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11:37 AM -- Ms. Carol Haller, representing Colorado Legal Services, testified in support of the bill. She answered several committee questions



11:37 AM -- Mr. Luis Linares, representing Metro Caring, testified in support of the bill and answered several committee questions.



11:55 AM -- Ms. Elizabeth Steele, representing the League of Woman Voters, testified in support of the bill.















11:56 AM -- Ms. Lydia Waligorski, representing the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1386
TIME: 11:57:53 AM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Roupe
VOTE
Becker K.
Conti
Garnett
Kagan
Pabon
Roupe
Sias
Van Winkle
Wilson
Foote
Court
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


























































BILL: HB16-1386
TIME: 12:01:44 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1386, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 9-2.
SECONDED: Becker K.
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Conti
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
No
Van Winkle
No
Wilson
Yes
Foote
Yes
Court
Yes
FINAL YES: 9 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:05 PM -- HB16-1371



Representative Kagan, sponsor, introduced House Bill 16-1371. The bill allows taxpayers to determine how they receive their income tax refunds. Beginning with tax year 2016, the Department of Revenue (DOR) is required to provide taxpayers the opportunity to split their tax refund among up to four of the following methods:



1) paper check;

2) direct deposit into one or more savings accounts;

3) direct deposit into one or more checking accounts; and

4) direct deposit to one or more CollegeInvest savings accounts.



12:28 PM -- Mr. Duy Pham and Mr. Rich Jones, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill. They answered several questions from the committee.



12:36 PM -- Mr. Paul Northrup representing the Colorado Department of Revenue, came to the table to answer questions.



























12:40 PM -- Ms. Ali Mickelson, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill. She answered several committee questions.



12:49 PM -- Ms. Courtney Sabine, representing the Piton Foundation, testified in support of the bill.





12:55 PM



The bill was laid over to a future date for action only.





12:57 PM



The committee adjourned.


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