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H_FIN_2016A 04/20/2016 01:37:24 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 04/20/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:37 PM to 05:23 PM
Becker K.
X
Conti
X
Place: LSB A
Garnett
*
Kagan
*
This Meeting was called to order by
Pabon
*
Representative Court
Roupe
X
Sias
X
This Report was prepared by
Van Winkle
X
Katie Ruedebusch
Wilson
X
Foote
X
Court
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1372

HB16-1404

HB16-1324

HB16-1378

HB16-1274
Postponed Indefinitely

Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Referred to Appropriations





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



01:37 PM -- HB16-1372



Representative Primavera, sponsor, introduced House Bill 16-1372. The bill, as amended in the House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee, creates the Colorado Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), a state income tax credit similar to the federal WOTC. For tax years 2018 and 2019, the credit is available to businesses who hire certain targeted employees who often encounter obstacles in obtaining employment and who typically claim one or more forms of government support. Employers may receive a tax credit per targeted employee hired, based on the employee's first-year (and in limited cases second-year) wages up to certain amounts. Representative Primavera respectfully asked the committee to postpone the bill indefinitely.


































BILL: HB16-1372
TIME: 01:43:22 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1372 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED: Van Winkle
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Conti
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Kagan
Excused
Pabon
Absent
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





01:44 PM -- HB16-1404



Representatives Duran and Wist, co-prime sponsors, introduced House Bill 16-1404. The bill establishes the licensing and regulation of fantasy contest operators and defines a fantasy contest. The bill creates the Office of Fantasy Contests within the Division in Professions and Occupations in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). The office is established as a Type 2 agency and the office director must establish rules for conducting fantasy contests in the state and for the licensing of fantasy contest operators. Representative Wist distributed amendment L.008 (Attachment A). The sponsors answered several committee questions.



16HouseFin0420AttachA.pdf16HouseFin0420AttachA.pdf



01:53 PM -- Ms. Anna Gerstle, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to answer several committee questions regarding the fiscal note.



02:08 PM -- Mr. Derek Hein, representing DraftKings, testified in support of the bill. He answered several committee questions.



02:24 PM -- Ms. Gerstle returned to the table to answer the committee questions.





02:29 PM



The committee recessed.















02:33 PM



The committee came back to order.

BILL: HB16-1404
TIME: 02:34:10 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.

16HouseFin0420AttachB.pdf16HouseFin0420AttachB.pdf
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





02:36 PM -- Mr. Thomas Morris, Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to answer committee questions. Committee discussion regarding amendment L.008 (Attachment A) ensued.








































BILL: HB16-1404
TIME: 02:52:04 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment A), as amended. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Foote
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





02:59 PM



The committee recessed.

























































03:08 PM



The committee came back to order.

BILL: HB16-1404
TIME: 03:15:24 PM
MOVED: Garnett
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1404, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 9-2.
SECONDED: Roupe
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





03:15 PM -- HB16-1324



Representative Ginal, sponsor, introduced House Bill 16-1324. The bill as amended by the House Health, Insurance, and Environment Committee, allows veterinarians to receive and store a compounded drug without a patient-specific prescription from an in-state prescription drug outlet or a nonresident pharmacy. The bill also allows veterinarians to dispense the compounded drug, in an amount not to exceed five days' worth of doses, to an animal in an emergency condition if the veterinarian cannot access the compounded drug in a timely manner. Representative Ginal distributed amendment L.003 (Attachment C), amendment L.004 (Attachment D), and a fiscal memorandum (Attachment E) to the committee.



16HouseFin0420AttachC.pdf16HouseFin0420AttachC.pdf 16HouseFin0420AttachD.pdf16HouseFin0420AttachD.pdf



16HouseFin0420AttachE.pdf16HouseFin0420AttachE.pdf

















03:21 PM -- Dr. Will French, representing the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), testified in support of the bill. He answered several committee questions.



03:29 PM -- Mr. Leo Boyle, representing CVMA, testified in support of the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment F).



16HouseFin0420AttachF.pdf16HouseFin0420AttachF.pdf



03:33 PM -- Ms. Erin Reynolds, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to answer committee questions.



03:37 PM -- Ms. Jennifer Berman, Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to answer committee questions.

BILL: HB16-1324
TIME: 03:39:51 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C). 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: HB16-1324
TIME: 03:44:43 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
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: HB16-1324
TIME: 03:46:02 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1324, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Van Winkle
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Conti
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Foote
Yes
Court
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS















03:47 PM -- HB16-1378



Representative Ginal, sponsor, introduced House Bill 16-1378. Under current law, the court may order that a defendant reimburse costs associated with the collection and analysis of chemical tests. The bill requires that the court assess and collect these moneys and transfer them to the law enforcement agency that performed the chemical test.



03:54 PM -- Ms. Janet Huffor and Ms. Teri Frank, representing the El Paso County Sheriffs Office, testified in support of the bill.



03:59 PM -- Ms. Natalie Mullis, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to answer a question regarding the TABOR impact of the bill.



04:10 PM -- Mr. Ron Sloan, representing the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, testified in support of the bill.



04:20 PM -- Mr. Dan May, representing the Fourth Judicial District's District Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill.



04:25 PM -- Mr. Mark Ruzzin, representing the Boulder County Commissioners and the Boulder County Sheriff, testified in support of the bill.



04:29 PM -- Mr. Richard Sweetman, Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to answer committee questions.



04:31 PM -- Ms. Frank returned to the table to answer committee questions.





04:36 PM



The committee laid the bill over till the end of the meeting's calendar.





04:43 PM -- HB16-1274



Representative Singer, sponsor, introduced House Bill 16-1274. The bill expands the Colorado Road and Community Safety Act (Senate Bill 13-251) driver's license, instruction permit, and identification card program for individuals not lawfully present or temporarily lawfully present in Colorado. Under the bill, six additional Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices may issue SB13-251 driver's licenses, instruction permits, and identification cards (SB13-251 documents) effective March 1, 2017. The bill also repeals a footnote in the 2015 Session Laws that limits the number of DMV offices that may issue SB13-251 documents to three DMV offices and then again to one DMV office when issuance falls below 5,000 per month or total appointments served has reached 60,000.



04:48 PM -- Mr. David Lindsay, representing the Colorado Department of Revenue, came to the table to answer several committee questions.



05:07 PM -- Ms. Erin Reynolds, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to answer questions regarding the fiscal note.












BILL: HB16-1274
TIME: 05:23:50 PM
MOVED: Becker K.
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1274 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 6-5.
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Conti
No
Garnett
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Roupe
No
Sias
No
Van Winkle
No
Wilson
No
Foote
Yes
Court
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





05:23 PM



The committee laid over HB16-1378 to Thursday, April 21 upon adjournment. The committee adjourned.


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