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H_FIN_2018A 04/11/2018 11:29:14 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 04/11/2018
Attendance
Beckman X
Benavidez X
Covarrubias X
Gray X
Herod X
Kennedy X
Lawrence X
Lontine X
Sandridge X
Thurlow X
Van Winkle X
Foote X
Pabon X
Time 11:29:14 AM to 01:28:30 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Pabon
This Report was prepared by Kori Donaldson
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1212 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1281 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1351 Referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1359 Lay Over

HB18-1212 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

11:29:34 AM  

Representatives Kennedy and Landgraf, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1212, which creates a new facility license for freestanding emergency departments and requires such facilities to be licensed by July 1, 2021.  Committee members received a memo about the fiscal impact of amendment L.003, prepared by Legislative Council Staff [Attachment A], amendment L.005 [Amendment B], and a sample bill from an emergency room visit [Attachment C].  The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.

11:42:20 AM  
Mr. Josh Block, representing the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, and Mr. Randy Kuykendall and Ms. Kim Fear, both representing the Department of Public Health and Environment, came to the table to address committee questions about the bill.
11:51:13 AM  
Ms. Diane Robinson, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
11:52:51 AM  
Ms. Alice Haugland, representing herself as a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Haugland responded to committee questions. Representative Kennedy commented on Ms. Haugland's testimony.


12:04:29 PM
Motion Substitute motion to adopt amendment L.004 [Attachment D].
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Lawrence
Beckman Yes
Benavidez No
Covarrubias Yes
Gray No
Herod No
Kennedy No
Lawrence Yes
Lontine No
Sandridge Yes
Thurlow Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Foote No
Pabon No
YES: 6   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


12:05:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 [Attachment B].
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Gray
Beckman No
Benavidez No
Covarrubias No
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence No
Lontine Yes
Sandridge Yes
Thurlow No
Van Winkle No
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:07:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1212, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Lontine
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias No
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence No
Lontine Yes
Sandridge No
Thurlow No
Van Winkle No
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1281 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:07:20 PM  

Representative Esgar, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1281, which requires the state Public Utilities Commission to implement new requirements of commissioners, offer certain training opportunities to its staff, and to make its audio recordings accessible to the public.  Committee members received a memo about the fiscal impact of amendment L.002, prepared by Legislative Council Staff [Attachment E].  Representative Esgar responded to committee questions.



12:14:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment E].
Moved Gray
Seconded Herod
Beckman
Benavidez
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Lontine
Sandridge
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:16:11 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1281, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gray
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias No
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence No
Lontine Yes
Sandridge No
Thurlow No
Van Winkle No
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1351 - Referred to House Appropriations


12:16:17 PM  
Representatives Valdez and Covarrubias. co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1351, which requires the Colorado Department of Transportation to mark significant route segments and sites associated with the Old Spanish Trail. The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
12:28:12 PM  
Ms. Chris Miller, representing the Interpretive Association of Western Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
12:33:42 PM  
Mr. Gregory Roberts, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
12:45:43 PM  
Ms. Miller and Mr. Roberts responded to committee comments and questions. Members of the committee commented on the merits of the bill.
12:58:57 PM  
The bill sponsors made some closing remarks on the bill.
01:01:41 PM  
Members of the committee commented on the merits of bill.


01:05:45 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1351 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Covarrubias
Seconded Van Winkle
Beckman Yes
Benavidez No
Covarrubias Yes
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence Yes
Lontine Yes
Sandridge No
Thurlow Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Foote Yes
Pabon No
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1359 - Lay Over


01:05:52 PM  
Representatives Benavidez and Pabon, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1359, which broadens the state income tax deduction for charitable contributions to allow the first $500 contributed to a charity to be deducted for state income tax purposes. Committee members received a memo about the fiscal impact of amendment L.001, prepared by Legislative Council Staff [Attachment F]. The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
01:22:26 PM  
Mr. Renny Fagan, representing the Colorado Nonprofit Association, testified in support of the bill.
01:24:26 PM  
Ms. Joanne Kelley, representing the Colorado Association of Funders, testified in support of the bill.
01:26:37 PM  
Mr. Fagan responded to committee questions.
01:27:47 PM  
The bill was laid over for action only.


01:28:30 PM   Committee Adjourned






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