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S_BLT_2022A 04/25/2022 01:34:02 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date 04/25/2022
Attendance
Kolker X
Liston X
Woodward X
Coleman X
Rodriguez X
Time 01:34:02 PM to 02:48:02 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Rodriguez
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1312 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB22-1282 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1306 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB22-1324 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

HB22-1312 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:34:14 PM  
Senators Woodward
and Moreno introduced House Bill 22-1312, concerning obsolete provisions.
 The bill corrects defects in sales and use tax statute references
and removes obsolete sales and use tax provisions.


01:36:51 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1312 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Woodward
Seconded
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Woodward Yes
Coleman Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1282 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:37:06 PM  
Senators Woodward and Bridges introduced House Bill 22-1282, concerning an innovative housing incentive program. This bill creates a program within the Office of Economic Development and International Trade to provide grants or loans to new or existing businesses that develop new types of innovative housing. The sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
01:42:31 PM  
Sean Gould, representing the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, testified in support of the bill.
01:44:13 PM  
Bruce Hoyt, representing indieDwell, testified in support of the bill.
01:46:33 PM  
Tawny Peyton, representing the Rocky Mountain Home Association, testified in support of the bill.
01:49:21 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
01:52:02 PM  
Nate Peterson, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.  He distributed a handout
to the committee.
01:59:08 PM  
Thomas Davidson,
representing Counties & Commissioners Acting Together, testified in
support of the bill.
02:01:47 PM  
Elizabeth Peetz, representing the Colorado Association of Realtors, testified in support of the bill.
02:04:08 PM  
Commissioner Rich
Cimino, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the
bill.
02:08:11 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
02:08:25 PM  
Mo Miskell, representing the Division of Housing in the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, testified in support of the bill.
02:08:26 PM  

Additional written testimony that was submitted to the committee may be found in Attachment A.

02:15:12 PM  
The sponsors made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


02:20:43 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1282 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Woodward
Seconded
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Woodward Yes
Coleman Excused
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1306 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:20:59 PM  

Senator Bridges introduced House Bill 22-1306, concerning broadband deployment grants.  The bill updates the process for awarding broadband stimulus grants to be consistent with federal regulations.

02:21:37 PM  
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
02:23:11 PM  
Brandy Reitter, representing the Colorado Broadband Office, testified in support of the bill.


02:28:05 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1306 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Woodward Yes
Coleman Excused
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1324 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:28:27 PM  
The committee took a recess.
02:28:42 PM  
The committee came back to order.
02:33:52 PM  
Senators Rodriguez and Woodward introduced House Bill 22-1324 concerning the definition of a pawnbroker.
02:34:32 PM  
Piep van Heuven, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:37:40 PM  
John Levisay, representing The Pro’s Closet, testified in support of the bill.
02:41:56 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.


02:47:45 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1324 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Woodward Yes
Coleman Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:48:02 PM   The committee adjourned.






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