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H_LG_2018A 01/31/2018 01:31:29 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 01/31/2018
Attendance
Kennedy X
Kraft-Tharp X
Lebsock X
Liston X
McKean *
Ransom X
Reyher X
Rosenthal X
Thurlow X
Valdez X
Wilson X
Exum X
Singer X
Time 01:31:29 PM to 04:06:09 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Singer
This Report was prepared by Vanessa Reilly
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1054 Postponed Indefinitely

HB18-1054 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:32:31 PM  

Representative Rosenthal presented House Bill 18-1054 to the committee.  The bill, conditional upon voter approval, levies a tax of $0.25 per transaction in which at least one plastic bag is issued at large and/or chain stores.  The revenue from the tax will be allocated to the Housing Development Grant Fund to fund affordable housing.  

01:34:20 PM  
Representative Rosenthal distributed two
handouts [Attachments A and B].
01:35:56 PM  
Representative Rosenthal distributed a
handout from the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) [Attachment C].
01:39:30 PM  

Representative Rosenthal answered committee questions.

01:57:50 PM  

Meredith Moon, representing Legislative Council Staff, answered questions regarding the bill's fiscal note.

01:58:14 PM  
Vicki Wray, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill and presented a handout [Attachment D].
02:31:31 PM  
Representative Rosenthal distributed a handout [Attachment E].
02:32:23 PM  
Alison George, representing DOLA, testified in a neutral capacity and presented a handout [Attachment F].
02:34:34 PM  

Randle Loeb, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:46:05 PM  

Janna Six, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:49:54 PM  

LaVonne Whelchel, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:04:56 PM  

Laurie Batchelder Adams, representing the Colorado Association for Recycling, testified against the bill.

03:09:12 PM  
Mary Lou Chapman, representing Rocky Mountain Food Industry Association, testified against the bill and presented a handout [Attachment G.]
03:13:31 PM  

Chris Howes, representing the Colorado Retail Council, testified against the bill.

03:21:37 PM  
Matt Seaholm, representing the Plastics
Industry Association, testified against the bill and presented a handout
[Attachment H].
03:31:30 PM  

Kathleen Flynn, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:34:13 PM  

Representative Lebsock asked a question.

03:36:12 PM  

Ms. George, representing DOLA, returned to the table to answer committee member questions.

03:39:26 PM  

The committee took a brief recess.

03:48:09 PM  
Representative Liston presented Amendment
L.005 to the committee [Attachment I].


03:56:34 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Liston
Seconded Thurlow
Kennedy No
Kraft-Tharp No
Lebsock No
Liston Yes
McKean No
Ransom No
Reyher No
Rosenthal No
Thurlow No
Valdez No
Wilson No
Exum No
Singer No
YES: 1   NO: 12   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
03:56:35 PM  
Representative Liston presented Amendment
L.006 to the committee [Attachment J].  Amendment L.006 was withdrawn
for lack of a second.
03:57:15 PM  

AMENDMENT: L.006 - Private M: Liston



03:58:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved Liston
Seconded
Kennedy
Kraft-Tharp
Lebsock
Liston
McKean
Ransom
Reyher
Rosenthal
Thurlow
Valdez
Wilson
Exum
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn
03:58:38 PM  
Representative Rosenthal wrapped up his presentation.


04:04:50 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1054 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Rosenthal
Seconded Kennedy
Kennedy Yes
Kraft-Tharp No
Lebsock No
Liston No
McKean No
Ransom No
Reyher No
Rosenthal Yes
Thurlow No
Valdez No
Wilson No
Exum No
Singer No
YES: 2   NO: 11   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:05:45 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1054 indefinitely.
Moved Kraft-Tharp
Seconded Ransom
Kennedy No
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Lebsock Yes
Liston Yes
McKean Yes
Ransom Yes
Reyher Yes
Rosenthal No
Thurlow Yes
Valdez Yes
Wilson Yes
Exum Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:06:09 PM   Committee Adjourned






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