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H_FIN_2020A 03/02/2020 01:32:08 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 03/02/2020
Attendance
Benavidez X
Bockenfeld X
Champion X
Gray *
Kraft-Tharp X
Rich X
Sandridge X
Snyder X
Sullivan X
Bird X
Herod *
Time 01:32:08 PM to 05:01:42 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Herod
This Report was prepared by Vanessa Reilly
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1160 Referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1210 Referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1189 Postponed Indefinitely
HB20-1001 Referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1203 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB20-1160 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:32:31 PM  

Representative Jackson and Roberts presented House Bill 20-1160 to the committee.  The bill requires health insurers and drug manufacturers to report information to the state regarding the cost of prescription drugs, and directs the Division of Insurance to analyze the information and report on the effect of prescription drug costs on health insurance premiums.

02:03:25 PM  
Max Nardo, representing Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee members' questions regarding the fiscal note.
02:03:50 PM  
Emily Roberts, representing the Colorado Bioscience Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:13:01 PM  
Andrea Stojsavljevic, representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:15:13 PM  
Debra Judy, representing the Division of Insurance, testified in support of the bill.
02:17:55 PM  
Kim Bimestefer, representing the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill.
02:20:57 PM  
Sophia San Miguel, representing herself, testified in a neutral capacity.
02:43:18 PM  
Representative Jackson wrapped up her presentation to the committee.


02:50:52 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1160 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Bird
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Champion No
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1210 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:51:08 PM  

Representatives Duran and Caraveo presented House Bill 20-1210 to the committee.  The bill continues the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which is scheduled to repeal on July 1,2021.



02:55:23 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1210 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Kraft-Tharp
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Champion Yes
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Rich Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1189 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:55:42 PM  

Representative Bockenfeld presented House Bill 20-1189 to the committee, along with amendment L.002 and a handout (Attachments A and B).  For 2020 through 2024, this bill creates an income tax credit for taxpayers who make monetary donations to a nonprofit organization that provides services to victims of human trafficking in Colorado.

03:01:06 PM  
Ed DeCecco, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to committee members' questions.
03:04:51 PM  
Greg Sobetski, representing Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee members' questions.
03:08:19 PM  
Caroline Nutter, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified against the bill.
03:12:43 PM  
Sophia San Miguel, representing herself, testified against the bill.
03:15:58 PM  
Russ Watterson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:18:03 PM  
Representative Bockenfeld explained amendment L.002 (Attachment A).


03:23:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Bockenfeld
Seconded Sandridge
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Champion
Gray
Kraft-Tharp
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Bird
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:23:53 PM  
Representative Bockenfeld wrapped up his presentation to the committee.


03:27:32 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1189, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bockenfeld
Seconded Sandridge
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld Yes
Champion Yes
Gray No
Kraft-Tharp No
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder No
Sullivan No
Bird No
Herod No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:28:02 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1189 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Gray
Seconded Kraft-Tharp
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Champion No
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1001 - Referred to House Appropriations

03:28:39 PM  

Representatives Mullica and Larson presented House Bill 20-1001 to the committee.  The bill provides for the statewide licensing and regulation of cigarette, tobacco, and nicotine product retailers.

03:31:53 PM  
Grier Bailey, representing Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association, testified in opposition to the bill and provided four handouts (Attachments C, D, E, and F).
04:02:58 PM  
Andrea Stojsavljevic, representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:06:00 PM  
Thomas Davidson, representing Colorado Counties Inc. and Summit County, testified in support of the bill.
04:10:32 PM  
Nadine Bridges, representing Boulder County Public Health and the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials, testified in support of the bill.
04:11:42 PM  
Evie Hudak, representing Colorado PTA, testified in support of the bill.
04:14:09 PM  
Sophia San Miguel, representing herself, testified in a neutral capacity.
04:19:08 PM  
Representatives Mullica and Larson wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


04:20:48 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1001 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Bird
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Champion No
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp No
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1203 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

04:22:36 PM  
Representatives Sirota and Gray presented
House Bill 20-1203 to the committee, along with a memo and amendments L.001
and L.002 (Attachments G, H, and I).  Beginning tax year 2021, the
bill creates a state income tax addition equal to the amount of a taxpayer's
federal qualified business income deduction, activates the state child
tax credit, and expands the state earned income tax credit.
04:26:00 PM  
Kubu'Lea Til, representing Colorado People Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
04:26:32 PM  
Ealasha Voaghner, representing Clayton Early Learning, testified in support of the bill.
04:30:26 PM  

Alexis Juniel, representing Center for Work Education and Employment, testified in support of the bill.

04:30:52 PM  
Jackie Cordova, representing Parent Possible, testified in support of the bill.
04:36:28 PM  
Jordan Smith, representing Illuminate Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:36:56 PM  
Kelly Wagoner, representing Get Ahead Colorado, testified in a neutral capacity.
04:39:41 PM  
Evie Hudak, representing Colorado PTA, testified in support of the bill.
04:42:41 PM  
Chaer Robert, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill and provided a handout (Attachment J).
04:46:11 PM  
Scott Wasserman, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.
04:47:58 PM  
Carol Hedges, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.
04:50:40 PM  
Ms. Hedges responded to committee members' questions.
04:56:35 PM  
Representatives Gray and Sirota explained amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments H and I).


04:57:34 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Gray
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Champion
Gray
Kraft-Tharp
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Bird
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:58:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Gray
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Champion
Gray
Kraft-Tharp
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Bird
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:58:38 PM  
Representatives Sirota and Gray wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


05:01:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1203, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Bird
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Champion No
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:01:42 PM   The committee adjourned.






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