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H_SA_2022A 03/14/2022 01:55:47 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, CIVIC, MILITARY, & VETERANS AFFAIRS
Date 03/14/2022
Attendance
Amabile X
Bacon X
Bernett X
Bockenfeld X
Boesenecker X
Bradfield X
Neville X
Valdez A. X
Woog X
Woodrow *
Kennedy X
Time 01:55:47 PM to 07:12:21 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Kennedy
This Report was prepared by Hamza Syed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1021 Postponed Indefinitely
HB22-1125 Postponed Indefinitely
HB22-1204 Postponed Indefinitely

HB22-1021 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:56:01 PM  
Representative Ransom, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1021. The bill reduces the state income tax rate from 4.55 percent to 4.40 percent beginning in tax year 2022. The committee asked questions on the bill.
02:03:05 PM  
Written testimony on the bill can be found in Attachment A.
02:04:28 PM  
A panel of witnesses testified on the bill. Christoper Stiffler, representing Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in opposition to the bill. Chaer Robert, representing Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in opposition to the bill. Dawn Fritz, representing Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in opposition to the bill. The committee asked questions to the panel.
02:16:02 PM  
Scott Wasserman, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in opposition to the bill. The committee asked questions to the witness.
02:28:44 PM  
A panel of witnesses testified on the bill. Antonette Smith, representing AFP Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Angel Merlos, representing The LIBRE Initiative, testified in support of the bill. Benjamin Murrey, representing Independence Institute, testified in support of the bill. The committee asked questions to the panel.
02:43:15 PM  
The bill sponsor
and committee gave final remarks.


02:57:26 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1021 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Neville
Seconded Woog
Amabile No
Bacon No
Bernett No
Bockenfeld Yes
Boesenecker No
Bradfield Yes
Neville Yes
Valdez A. No
Woog Yes
Woodrow No
Kennedy No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:57:43 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 22-1021 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 Woodrow
Seconded Amabile
Amabile Yes
Bacon Yes
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld No
Boesenecker Yes
Bradfield No
Neville No
Valdez A. Yes
Woog No
Woodrow Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1125 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:57:57 PM  
Representative Rich, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1125. The bill permanently reduces the state income tax rate by 0.05 percentage points in years where the state’s TABOR refund obligation would trigger a temporary income tax reduction under current law.
03:03:05 PM  
Written testimony on the bill can be found in Attachment B.
03:03:30 PM  
A panel of witnesses testified on the bill. Antonette Smith, representing AFP Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Benjamin Murrey, representing Independence Institute, testified in support of the bill. The committee asked questions to the panel.
03:22:26 PM  
A panel of witnesses testified on the bill. Caroline Nutter, representing Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in opposition to the bill. Chaer Robert, representing Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in opposition to the bill. Joshua Mantell, representing The Bell Policy Center, testified in opposition to the bill. Dawn Fritz, representing Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:35:02 PM  
The bill sponsor
and committee gave final remarks..


03:48:23 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1125 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Neville
Seconded Bockenfeld
Amabile No
Bacon No
Bernett No
Bockenfeld Yes
Boesenecker No
Bradfield Yes
Neville Yes
Valdez A. No
Woog Yes
Woodrow No
Kennedy No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:48:37 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 22-1125 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 Woodrow
Seconded Amabile
Amabile Yes
Bacon Yes
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld No
Boesenecker Yes
Bradfield No
Neville No
Valdez A. Yes
Woog No
Woodrow Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1204 - Postponed Indefinitely

03:48:49 PM  
Representative Hanks, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1204. This bill makes numerous changes to the conduct of elections, including requiring in-person voting at a precinct polling place on election day and limiting the use of mail ballots to certain absentee voting situations. The committee asked questions to the sponsor.
04:51:49 PM  
Written testimony on the bill can found at Attachment C.
04:55:46 PM  
Michelle Burdick, representing self, testified in support of the bill. The committee asked questions to the witness.
05:06:25 PM  
A panel of witnesses testified on the bill. Caleb Thornton, representing Colorado Department of State, testified in opposition to the bill. Justin Grantham, representing Colorado County Clerks Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Gilbert Ortiz, representing Colorado County Clerks Association, testified in opposition to the bill. The committee asked questions to the panel.
05:34:19 PM  
A panel of witnesses testified on the bill. Michael Neil, representing Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill. Morgan Royal, representing New Era Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Salvador Hernandez, representing Mi Familia Vota, testified in opposition to the bill. Cameron Hill, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in opposition to the bill. The committee asked questions to the panel.
05:58:21 PM  
A panel of witnesses testified on the bill. Misha White, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Carolyn Boller, representing Alliance for Retired Americans, testified in opposition to the bill. Jess Rosero, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill. Amber McReynolds, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill. The committee asked questions to the panel.
06:17:00 PM  
A panel of witnesses testified on the bill. Morgan Buchanan, representing International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, testified in opposition to the bill. Maggie Gomez, representing State Innovation Exchange Action, testified in opposition to the bill. Rosario C De Baca, representing Communications Workers of America, testified in opposition to the bill. Talaya Banks, representing Soul 2 Soul Sisters, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:31:22 PM  
Curtis Chong, representing the National Federation of the Blind, testified in opposition to the bill. The committee asked questions to the witness.
06:31:23 PM  
The bill sponsor
presented amendments L.001 (Attachment D), L.002 (Attachment E), L.003
(Attachment F), and L.005 (Attachment G).


06:39:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Amendment D).
Moved Neville
Seconded Bockenfeld
Amabile
Bacon
Bernett
Bockenfeld
Boesenecker
Bradfield
Neville
Valdez A.
Woog
Woodrow
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:41:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E).
Moved Neville
Seconded Bockenfeld
Amabile
Bacon
Bernett
Bockenfeld
Boesenecker
Bradfield
Neville
Valdez A.
Woog
Woodrow
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:42:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment F).
Moved Neville
Seconded Bockenfeld
Amabile
Bacon
Bernett
Bockenfeld
Boesenecker
Bradfield
Neville
Valdez A.
Woog
Woodrow
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:43:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment G).
Moved Neville
Seconded Bockenfeld
Amabile
Bacon
Bernett
Bockenfeld
Boesenecker
Bradfield
Neville
Valdez A.
Woog
Woodrow
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:43:55 PM  
The bill sponsor
and committee gave final remarks.


07:11:50 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1204, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Neville
Seconded Bockenfeld
Amabile No
Bacon No
Bernett No
Bockenfeld Yes
Boesenecker No
Bradfield No
Neville Yes
Valdez A. No
Woog No
Woodrow No
Kennedy No
YES: 2   NO: 9   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:12:06 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 22-1204 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 Woodrow
Seconded Valdez A.
Amabile Yes
Bacon Yes
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld No
Boesenecker Yes
Bradfield Yes
Neville No
Valdez A. Yes
Woog Yes
Woodrow Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:12:21 PM   The committee adjourned.






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