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H_FIN_2020A 06/11/2020 01:27:39 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 06/11/2020
Attendance
Benavidez X
Bockenfeld X
Champion X
Froelich X
Gray *
Kraft-Tharp X
Rich X
Sandridge X
Sullivan *
Bird X
Herod X
Time 01:27:39 PM to 05:09:46 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Herod
This Report was prepared by Vanessa Reilly
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-223 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB20-218 Referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1427 Referred to House Appropriations
Any bills referred to the committee may be heard at this time. Committee Discussion Only

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

SB20-223 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:28:02 PM  

Representative Esgar presented Senate Bill 20-223 to the committee.  Beginning with the 2020 property tax year, the bill places a moratorium on altering assessment rates of any class of property and makes conforming statutory amendments.



01:31:47 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-223 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Bird
Seconded Rich
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Champion No
Froelich Yes
Gray Excused
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-218 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:32:08 PM  

Representatives Singer and McKean presented Senate Bill 20-218 to the committee.  This bill creates a new fee on fuel products to fund a grant program and a takeback program for Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Department of Public Health and Environment and to fund the provision of technical assistance to communities.  It also provides funding for the Colorado State Patrol and the Department of Transportation to address the safety of hazardous material transportation.  Written testimony on the bill is included as Attachment A.

01:38:16 PM  
Grier Bailey, representing the Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association, testified in support of the bill.
01:39:13 PM  
John Putnam, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill.


01:50:50 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-218 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Gray
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Champion Yes
Froelich Yes
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp Excused
Rich No
Sandridge No
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1427 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:51:00 PM  

Representatives McCluskie and Caraveo presented House Bill 20-1427 to the committee.  Conditional on voter approval, this bill raises taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products and establishes a new tax on nicotine products. Revenue from the taxes is distributed to fund health care, tobacco education, preschool, and other programs.  Written testimony on the bill is included as Attachment B.

02:10:45 PM  
Jake Williams, representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:11:55 PM  
Bill Jaeger, representing Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.


02:20:13 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1427 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Sullivan
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Champion No
Froelich Yes
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp No
Rich No
Sandridge No
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Any bills referred to the committee may be heard at this time. - Committee Discussion Only



05:09:46 PM   The committee adjourned.






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