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H_FIN_2018A 04/30/2018 01:34:21 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 04/30/2018
Attendance
Beckman *
Benavidez X
Covarrubias X
Gray X
Herod X
Kennedy *
Lawrence X
Michaelson Jenet *
Sandridge X
Thurlow X
Van Winkle X
Foote X
Pabon X
Time 01:34:21 PM to 05:37:08 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Pabon
This Report was prepared by Kori Donaldson
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1422 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB18-191 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1430 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1230 Referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1390 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1435 Postponed Indefinitely
SB18-232 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-210 Referred to House Appropriations
SB18-167 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

HB18-1422 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:35:43 PM  
Representative Gray, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1422, which requires that a medical or retail marijuana testing facility be accredited pursuant to an international standard by January 1, 2019. Representative Gray responded to committee questions.
01:39:52 PM  
Ms. Kristi Kelly, representing the Marijuana Industry Group, testified in support of the bill.
01:42:24 PM  
Mr. Joe Cantalini, representing Organabrands, testified in support of the bill.
01:44:36 PM  
Ms. Noelle Doyle Matnis, representing Bonafides, testified in support of the bill.
01:45:31 PM  
Mr. Scott Hansen, representing Colorado Lab Council, testified in support of the bill.
01:47:09 PM  
Mr. Cantalini, Mr. Hansen, and Ms. Kelly responded to committee questions.
01:55:37 PM  
Mr. Jim Burack and Ms. Dominique Mendiola, both representing the Marijuana Enforcement Division in the Department of Revenue, responded to questions about the bill.


02:01:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment A].
Moved Gray
Seconded Sandridge
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
02:01:41 PM  
Representative Gray made closing remarks on the bill.


02:03:35 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1422, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Benavidez
Beckman Yes
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge Yes
Thurlow No
Van Winkle Yes
Foote Yes
Pabon Excused
Final YES: 10   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-191 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

02:03:49 PM  
Representatives Carver and Hooton, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-191, which annually increases the amount of money credited to the Local Government Limited Gaming Impact Fund by a rate equal to the growth of the state share of gaming tax revenue from the previous year. The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
02:08:15 PM  

Committee members received amendment L.004 [Attachment B], a letter of support from the Gilpin County Board of County Commissioners [Attachment C], a letter of support from the Clear Creek County Board of County Commissioners [Attachment D], and a compilation of articles about limited gaming [Attachment E]..

02:09:55 PM  
Mr. Irv Halter, representing the Department of Local Affairs, testified in support of the bill.
02:12:05 PM  
Ms. Linda Isenhart, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., the Colorado Municipal League, and Gilpin County, testified in support of the bill.
02:12:46 PM  
Mr. Randy Wheelock, representing Colorado County, Inc, the Colorado Municipal League, and Clear Creek County, testified in support of the bill.
02:18:49 PM  

Representative Pabon distributed and explained amendment L.005 [Attachment F].  The amendment was moved and later withdrawn.

02:23:00 PM  
Representatives Carver and Hooton made some closing comments on the bill.


02:23:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 [Attachment B].
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
02:25:14 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to committee questions. Mr. Greg Sobetski and Ms. Erin Reynolds, Legislative Council Staff, also responded to committee questions.


02:33:56 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-191, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lawrence
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 No
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1430 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:34:07 PM  
Representatives Van Winkle and Young, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1430, which requires state agencies to develop a long-range financial plan. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:39:03 PM  
Committee members received amendment L.002 [Attachment G]. The bill sponsors responded to additional committee questions.
02:43:42 PM  
Committee members received amendment L.003 [Attachment H]. The bill sponsors continued to respond to committee questions.
02:50:10 PM  
Ms. Carol Hedges, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.


02:57:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment G].
Moved Van Winkle
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


02:58:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 [Attachment H].
Moved Van Winkle
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
02:58:23 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill. Members of the committee commented on the merits of the bill.


03:04:56 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1430, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Gray
Beckman Yes
Benavidez No
Covarrubias Yes
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge Yes
Thurlow No
Van Winkle Yes
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1230 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:05:04 PM  
Representative Pabon, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1230, which creates the "Purple Card Program" in the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The program grants a new legal work status to certain people who came to the United States without legal documentation.


03:09:38 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1230 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pabon
Seconded Benavidez
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
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1390 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:09:47 PM  
Representatives Singer and Ransom, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1390, which allows parents to enter into an authorized agreement with another individual to take care of their children. The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
03:17:07 PM  
Ms. Alli Daley, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill.
03:19:26 PM  
Ms. Lauren Harvey, Denver Human Services, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:20:13 PM  
Ms. Daley and Ms. Harvey responded to committee questions. The bill sponsors also responded to questions.


03:35:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 [Attachment J].
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


03:37:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 [Attachment I].
Moved Beckman
Seconded Pabon
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
03:37:43 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.
03:40:03 PM  
Members of the committee commented on the merits of the bill.


03:42:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1390, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Covarrubias
Beckman Yes
Benavidez No
Covarrubias Yes
Gray Yes
Herod No
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge No
Thurlow No
Van Winkle Yes
Foote Yes
Pabon No
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1435 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:42:56 PM  

Representative Esgar, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1435, which requires a call center business to notify the Office of Economic Development and International Trade before it plans to terminate or relocate customer service positions.

03:44:38 PM  
Mr. Dustin Sullivan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:45:47 PM  
Ms. Mimi Mahdi, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:49:41 PM  
Mr. Greg Karon, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:50:38 PM  
Mr. Riley Emmons, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:52:02 PM  
Representative Esgar made closing comments on the bill and requested that the bill be postponed indefinitely.


03:54:33 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1435 indefinitely.
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Gray
Beckman Yes
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias Excused
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge Excused
Thurlow Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-232 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:54:38 PM  
Representatives Esgar and Hansen, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-232, which changes how the amount required to be spent for art in public places is calculated for projects financed through lease-purchase arrangements.
03:55:55 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to committee questions. Ms. Kori Donaldson, Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee questions.
04:08:56 PM  
The bill sponsors made some closing remarks on the bill.


04:14:32 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-232 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gray
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman No
Benavidez No
Covarrubias No
Gray Yes
Herod No
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge Yes
Thurlow Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Foote No
Pabon No
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-210 - Referred to House Appropriations


04:14:39 PM  
Representatives Arndt and Hooton, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-210, which modifies the definition of appraisal management company to comport with federal law and requires the Board of Real Estate Appraisers to collect a new federal fee on certain appraisers.


04:20:24 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-210 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman Yes
Benavidez Excused
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: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-167 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


04:20:30 PM  
Representatives Winter and Saine, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-167, which creates the Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission in the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. It also creates two case funds and makes a variety of changes to the state's excavation laws.
04:27:50 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
04:30:11 PM  
Mr. Brad Vitale, representing Xcel Energy, testified in support of the bill.
04:31:27 PM  
Mr. Ray Swerdfeger, representing K.R. Swerdfeger Construction, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Vitale made additional comments.
04:35:03 PM  
Mr. Vitale responded to committee questions. Representatives Saine and Winter also responded to questions.
04:40:56 PM  
Mr. Dick Brown, representing the Pikes Peak Regional Water Authority, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:47:17 PM  
Ms. Donna Brosemer, representing Greeley Water, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:51:57 PM  
Mr. Brown and Ms. Brosemer responded to a committee question.
04:55:38 PM  
Mr. Chris Piper, representing Denver Water, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:58:14 PM  
Ms. Marena Lertch, representing the City of Aurora Water, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:01:22 PM  
Ms. Lertch responded to a committee question.
05:02:48 PM  
Mr. Andrew Silvest, representing the American Council of Engineering Companies Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:05:23 PM  
Mr. Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
05:06:54 PM  
Ms. Pat Ratliff, representing South Metro Water Supply Authority, testified in favor of amending the bill. Ms. Ratliff distributed information about tier 1 and tier 2 water providers [Attachment K].
05:09:46 PM  
Mr. Evan Goulding, representing the Special District Association, testified in favor of amending the bill.
05:12:20 PM  
Ms. Ratliff responded to committee questions.
05:14:32 PM  
Mr. Mannie Colen, representing the Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:19:39 PM  
Mr. Chad Vorthmann, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.
05:21:03 PM  
Mr. Jeff Kahn, representing the Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:26:42 PM  
Committee members received amendment L.019 [Attachment L].


05:28:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.019 [Attachment L].
Moved Herod
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
05:31:07 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.


05:37:03 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-167, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Pabon
Beckman Yes
Benavidez No
Covarrubias Yes
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge Yes
Thurlow Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Foote No
Pabon Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:37:08 PM   Committee Adjourned






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