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H_FIN_2018A 04/16/2018 01:38:06 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 04/16/2018
Attendance
Beckman X
Benavidez X
Covarrubias X
Gray X
Herod X
Kennedy X
Lawrence X
Michaelson Jenet X
Sandridge X
Thurlow X
Van Winkle X
Foote *
Pabon X
Time 01:38:06 PM to 09:02:53 PM
Place RM 271
This Meeting was called to order by Pabon
This Report was prepared by Kori Donaldson
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1371 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1372 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1374 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-208 Referred to House Appropriations
SB18-200 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1381 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB18-1371 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:39:36 PM  

Representatives Esgar and Becker J, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1371, which adds spending and encumbrance guidelines for capital construction projects to the Colorado Revised Statutes.  This is a Capital Development Committee bill.



01:42:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment A].
Moved Gray
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Benavidez
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Sandridge
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote Excused
Pabon
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:45:16 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1371, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gray
Seconded Herod
Beckman Yes
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge Yes
Thurlow Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1372 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:45:23 PM  
Representatives Esgar and Becker J, co-prime sponsors, next presented House Bill 18-1372, which exempts an account in the Capital Construction Fund from current law set-aside and appropriation requirements. The bill is recommended by the Capital Development Committee.
01:45:41 PM  

Ms. Sarah Wager, representing the Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.



01:46:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1372 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gray
Seconded Beckman
Beckman Yes
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge Yes
Thurlow Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1374 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:47:01 PM  
Representatives Hansen and Esgar, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1374, which makes changes to future controlled maintenance eligibility and funding for capital construction projects financed through a lease-purchase arrangement. The bill is recommended by the Capital Development Committee. Committee members received a fact sheet about the bill, amendment L.001, and a graphic showing the change under amendment L.001 [Attachments B, C, and D, respectively].
01:59:51 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
02:00:04 PM  
Ms. Esther van Mourik, Legislative Legal Services, responded to committee questions. The bill sponsors continued to respond to committee questions.


02:10:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment C].
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Herod
Beckman
Benavidez
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Sandridge
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:11:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment E].
Moved Gray
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Benavidez
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Sandridge
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:12:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1374, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gray
Seconded Herod
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias No
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge No
Thurlow Yes
Van Winkle No
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-208 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:13:09 PM  
Representatives Esgar and Hansen, co-prime sponsors, next presented Senate Bill 18-208, which creates the Governor's Mansion Maintenance Fund. The bill is recommended by the Capital Development Committee. The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
02:19:01 PM  
Ms. Kori Donaldson, Legislative Council Staff, also responded to committee questions.


02:24:29 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-208 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Herod
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias No
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge No
Thurlow Yes
Van Winkle No
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-200 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:24:35 PM  
Representatives Becker K and Pabon, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-200, which makes modifications to the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA).
02:48:12 PM  
The bill sponsors discussed the amendments to the bill that they plan to offer. Committee members received a fiscal assessment of the proposed amendments, prepared by Legislative Council Staff [Attachment F]. Committee members also received the following amendments: L.028 [Attachment G], L.029 [Attachment H], L.031 [ Attachment I], L.033 [Attachment J], L.035 [Attachment K], L.041 [Attachment L], L.043 [Attachment M], L.044 [Attachment N], L.045 [Attachment O], L.048 [Attachment P], and L.042 [Attachment Q].
02:59:19 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
03:02:06 PM  

Mr. Ron Baker, the interim director of PERA, testified from a neutral position on the bill and responded to committee questions.

03:31:01 PM  
Mr. Henry Sobanet, representing the Governor's Office, testified about the bill and responded to committee questions.
03:55:59 PM  

Dr. Lisa Escarcega, representing the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the bill.

03:58:11 PM  

Mr. Brett Johnson, representing Aurora Public Schools, testified in support of the bill.

04:01:31 PM  
Mr. Mark Ferrandino, representing Denver Public Schools, testified in support of the bill.
04:04:40 PM  
Speaker Ferrandino responded to a committee question.
04:07:56 PM  
Ms. Kerrie Dallman, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified about the bill.
04:11:20 PM  
Ms. Shelly Wells, representing the Poudre Education Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:13:12 PM  
Ms. Dallman responded to committee questions.
04:16:54 PM  
Ms. Andrea Meyers, representing the American Federation of Teachers, testified about the bill.
04:20:01 PM  
Ms. Jane Wilson, representing Secure PERA and Colorado WINS, testified in support of the bill.
04:22:53 PM  
Mr. Eric Olsen, representing Colorado WINS, testified in support of the bill.
04:25:24 PM  
Ms. Kallie Leyba, representing herself as a teacher, testified in support of the bill.
04:27:55 PM  
Ms. Hilary Glasgow, representing Colorado WINS, testified in support of the bill.
04:30:01 PM  

Ms. Pat Kriebel, representing Colorado WINS, testified on the bill.

04:31:18 PM  

Mr. Mark Qualy, representing Colorado WINS, testified on the bill.

04:34:33 PM  

Ms. Kelly Brough, representing the Denver Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.

04:40:12 PM  

Mr. Tim Dawson, representing the Pew Charitable Trust, testified on the bill.

04:45:58 PM  

Mr. Anthony Rendazzo, representing the Reason Foundation, testified on the bill and distributed a handout to the committee [Attachment R].

04:51:04 PM  

Ms. Brough and Mr. Randazzo responded to committee questions.

04:54:07 PM  

Mr. Chris Brown, representing the Common Sense Policy Round Table, testified from a neutral position on the bill. Committee members received an analysis of the bill [Attachment S].

05:00:25 PM  
Mr. Preston Branaugh, representing the Jeffco Business Lobby, testified in support of the bill. Committee members received a written copy of Mr. Branaugh's testimony [Attachment T].
05:03:17 PM  
Mr. Jim Lipscomb, representing himself as a PERA retiree, testified about the bill. Committee members received a copy of Mr. Lipscomb's testimony [Attachment U].
05:06:44 PM  
Mr. Larry Robbins, representing Colorado retirees, testified about the bill.
05:09:47 PM  
Mr. Charles Linart, representing PERA retirees, testified about the bill.
05:13:06 PM  
Ms. Jayne Vahle, representing herself as a teacher, testified about the bill.
05:18:45 PM  
Ms. Margaret Bobb, representing herself as a teacher, testified about the bill.
05:22:19 PM  

Mr. Gordon Carruth, representing AARP, testified against the bill and in favor of the proposed amendments.  Mr. Carruth distributed information about states that have eliminated pension plans [Attachment V].

05:25:19 PM  
Mr. Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in favor of the bill.
05:28:58 PM  
Ms. Heather Curnett, representing herself as a teacher, testified about the bill.
05:33:31 PM  
Ms. Robin Handy, representing retirees, testified about the bill.
05:38:13 PM  
Ms. Curnett responded to committee questions.
05:39:49 PM  
Mr. Gordon East, representing himself as a retiree of the Colorado Division of Wildlife, testified about the bill.
05:43:25 PM  
Mr. Dan Knopf, representing himself, testified about the bill.
05:47:35 PM  
Mr. Joshua Sharf, representing the Independence Institute, testified from a neutral position on the bill and responded to committee questions.


06:01:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.031 [Attachment I].
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Herod
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias No
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge No
Thurlow No
Van Winkle No
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
06:09:43 PM  
Committee members received a summary of the proposed amendments, including an initial fiscal assessment of the amendments, prepared by Legislative Council Staff [Attachment X]. The committee members discussed amendments L.029 and L.044 [Attachments H and N].


06:11:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.044 [Attachment N].
Moved Gray
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Benavidez
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Sandridge
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:12:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.029 [Attachment H].
Moved Gray
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias No
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge No
Thurlow Yes
Van Winkle No
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:14:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.043 [Attachment M].
Moved Benavidez
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Benavidez
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Sandridge
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:16:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.028 [Attachment G].
Moved Benavidez
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman Yes
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge Yes
Thurlow No
Van Winkle Yes
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:20:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.042 [Attachment Q].
Moved Foote
Seconded Herod
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias No
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge No
Thurlow No
Van Winkle No
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:24:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.049 [Attachment W].
Moved Pabon
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Benavidez
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Sandridge
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:28:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.041 [Attachment L].
Moved Pabon
Seconded Herod
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias No
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge No
Thurlow No
Van Winkle No
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:29:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.033 [Attachment J].
Moved Pabon
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Benavidez
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Sandridge
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:33:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.045 [Attachment 0].
Moved Pabon
Seconded Gray
Beckman
Benavidez
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Sandridge
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:34:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.035 [Attachment K].
Moved Pabon
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Benavidez
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Sandridge
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:34:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.048 [Attachment P].
Moved Pabon
Seconded Gray
Beckman
Benavidez
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Sandridge
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:55:22 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-200, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pabon
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge No
Thurlow Yes
Van Winkle No
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1381 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


07:02:29 PM  
Representatives Gray and Van Winkle, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1381, which permits a medical marijuana establishment to purchase from any cultivator after a transition period. Under current law, medical marijuana establishments are currently requirement to purchase a large percentage of product from an associated cultivator. The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
07:19:51 PM  
Mr. Jordan Wellington, representing VF Strategies, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.
07:32:11 PM  
Mr. Jim Burack, representing the Marijuana Enforcement Division within the Department of Revenue, testified from a neutral position on the bill.
07:34:44 PM  
Ms. Dominique Mendiola, representing the Marijuana Enforcement Division within the Department of Revenue, testified from a neutral position on the bill.
07:36:40 PM  
Mr. Burack and Ms. Mendiola responded to committee questions.
07:50:11 PM  

Ms. Michelle Walker, representing herself as a parent of a child who uses medical marijuana, testified about the bill.

07:54:55 PM  
Mr. Renze Waddington, representing Epic Remedy, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:57:14 PM  
Mr. Dusty Brown, representing the Colorado Springs Cannabis Industry Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:58:54 PM  
Ms. Kristen Thomson, representing the Colorado Spring Cannabis Industry Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:03:14 PM  
Mr. Waddington, Ms. Thomson, and Mr. Brown responded to committee questions. Representative Gray commented on the witness testimony.
08:20:34 PM  
Mr. Shawn Coleman, representing Terrapin Care Station, testified about the bill.
08:24:06 PM  
Mr. Dave Cuesta, representing Native Roots, testified in favor of the bill.
08:28:09 PM  
Mr. Kevin Gallagher, representing the Cannabis Business Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
08:30:20 PM  
Mr. Steve Brooks, representing Lightshade, testified in support of the bill.
08:35:44 PM  
Mr. Bill Conklin, representing himself
as a grower, testified in favor of the bill.
08:39:20 PM  
Mr. Dean Heizer, representing LivWell Enlightened Health, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions. Mr. Heizer read a prepared statement from the Marijuana Industry Group.
08:47:53 PM  
Mr. Christian Sederberg, representing Vicente Sederberg, testified in support of the bill.


08:59:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment Y].
Moved Lawrence
Seconded Sandridge
Beckman Yes
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Gray No
Herod No
Kennedy No
Lawrence Yes
Michaelson Jenet No
Sandridge Yes
Thurlow No
Van Winkle No
Foote No
Pabon No
YES: 5   NO: 8   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
08:59:13 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill. Members of the committee commented on the merits of the bill.


09:02:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1381 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gray
Seconded Van Winkle
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge Yes
Thurlow Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


09:02:53 PM   Committee Adjourned






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