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H_FIN_2016A 05/04/2016 01:50:00 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 05/04/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:50 PM to 04:29 PM
Becker K.
X
Conti
X
Place: LSB A
Garnett
X
Kagan
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Pabon
*
Representative Court
Roupe
X
Van Winkle
X
This Report was prepared by
Willett
X
Katie Ruedebusch
Wilson
X
Foote
X
Court
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1403

HB16-1456

HB16-1459

SB16-130

SB16-040

SB16-143
Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to Appropriations

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to Appropriations

Amended, Referred to Appropriations





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



01:50 PM -- HB16-1403



Representatives Pettersen and Buckner, co-prime sponsors, introduced House Bill 16-1403. The bill was previously heard on April 27, 2016. The sponsors respectfully asked that the bill be postponed indefinitely.










































BILL: HB16-1403
TIME: 01:51:28 PM
MOVED: Van Winkle
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1403 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0.
SECONDED: Court
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Conti
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Pabon
Excused
Roupe
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Willett
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Foote
Yes
Court
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



































































01:55 PM -- HB16-1456



Representative Lontine, sponsor, introduced House Bill 16-1456. The bill authorizes the Colorado Department of Human Services to sell up to 15 acres of vacant land around the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs at fair market value for purpose of expanding the Fort Logan National Cemetery. Representative Lontine answered several committee questions.

BILL: HB16-1456
TIME: 02:11:28 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1456 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0.
SECONDED: Roupe
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Conti
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Pabon
Excused
Roupe
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Willett
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Foote
Yes
Court
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:12 PM -- HB16-1459



Representatives Becker, K. and Brown, co-prime sponsors, introduced House Bill 16-1459. Under current law, higher education institutions may submit lists of capital construction projects anticipated to be commenced within the next two years using institutional cash funds, and costing more than $2 million, to the Capital Development Committee (CDC) for review and approval. Any project listed and reviewed by the CDC as part of an institution's two-year projection of cash need may commence without further legislative review, with certain exceptions related to borrowing. The bill, recommended by the CDC, increases the threshold for projects reviewed through two-year cash lists from $2 million to $10 million for everything but acquisitions, new construction, and projects financed using the state's credit rating.



02:18 PM -- Mr. Rich Schweigert, representing the Colorado State University System, testified in support of the bill. He answered several committee questions.



02:21 PM -- Ms. Teresa Osborne, representing the University of Colorado System, testified in support of the bill. She answered several committee questions.















02:30 PM



Committee discussion with the witnesses and sponsors ensued.

BILL: HB16-1459
TIME: 02:45:34 PM
MOVED: Becker K.
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1459 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 9-1.
SECONDED: Kagan
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Conti
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Pabon
Excused
Roupe
Yes
Van Winkle
No
Willett
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Foote
Yes
Court
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:46 PM -- SB16-130



Representative Van Winkle, sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 16-130. The 2015 Colorado individual income tax form includes lines requiring taxpayers to compute and remit use tax due on purchases made during the 2015 tax year. The reengrossed bill prohibits the Department of Revenue (DOR) from auditing a taxpayer for any amount reported on one of the use tax lines, and prohibits the inclusion of these lines on individual income tax forms for future tax years. Representative Van Winkle distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment A). In addition, he answered several committee questions.



16HouseFin0504AttachA.pdf16HouseFin0504AttachA.pdf



02:54 PM -- Mr. Paul Northrup, representing the Colorado Department of Revenue, testified against the bill. He answered several committee questions.























03:08 PM



Committee discussion with Mr. Northrup ensued.



03:16 PM -- Ms. Ali Mickelson, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified against the bill.

BILL: SB16-130
TIME: 03:35:05 PM
MOVED: Van Winkle
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-130 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 5-6.
SECONDED: Conti
VOTE
Becker K.
No
Conti
Yes
Garnett
No
Kagan
No
Pabon
No
Roupe
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Willett
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Foote
No
Court
No
YES: 5 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL
















































BILL: SB16-130
TIME: 03:36:21 PM
MOVED: Becker K.
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 16-130 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 6-5.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Conti
No
Garnett
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Roupe
No
Van Winkle
No
Willett
No
Wilson
No
Foote
Yes
Court
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:40 PM -- SB16-040



Representative Pabon, sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 16-040. The reengrossed bill replaces the current statutory definition for owner of a licensed medical or retail marijuana business with two new ownership categories: direct beneficial interest owners and indirect beneficial interest owners. Representative Pabon answered several committee questions.



03:52 PM -- Mr. Ron Kammerzell, representing the Colorado Department of Revenue's Marijuana Enforcement Division, came to the table to answer committee questions.



03:57 PM -- Ms. Clare Pramuk, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to answer questions regarding the fiscal note.



04:01 PM -- Mr. Kammerzell returned to the table to answer committee questions.
































BILL: SB16-040
TIME: 04:11:20 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-040 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 7-4.
SECONDED: Court
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Conti
No
Garnett
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Willett
No
Wilson
No
Foote
Yes
Court
No
Final YES: 7 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:13 PM -- SB16-143



Representative Pabon, sponsor, introduce Senate Bill 16-143. Under current law, the annual license fee for a distillery or rectifier (spirits) manufacturer's license and for wholesaler's liquor (wine and spirits) license is $1,050. The bill reduces the fee for a spirits manufacturer's license to $300 and a wholesaler's liquor license to $550. Representative Pabon distributed amendment L.002 (Attachment B) with a fiscal note memorandum (Attachment C). Representative Pabon answered several committee questions.



16HouseFin0504AttachB.pdf16HouseFin0504AttachB.pdf 16HouseFin0504AttachC.pdf16HouseFin0504AttachC.pdf



04:20 PM -- Ms. Anna Gerstle, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to answer questions regarding the fiscal note.



04:22 PM -- Mr. Patrick Maroney, representing the Colorado Department of Revenue, came to the table to answer committee questions.



04:25 PM -- Ms. Kara Miller, representing the Colorado Distillers Guild, testified in support of the bill.
















BILL: SB16-143
TIME: 04:27:19 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Becker K.
VOTE
Becker K.
Conti
Garnett
Kagan
Pabon
Roupe
Van Winkle
Willett
Wilson
Foote
Court
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
































































BILL: SB16-143
TIME: 04:27:41 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-143, 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
Van Winkle
Yes
Willett
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Foote
Yes
Court
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:29 PM



The committee adjourned.


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