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S_FIN_2017A 05/02/2017 02:00 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 05/02/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 02:06 PM to 06:59 PM
Court
X
Kagan
*
Place: SCR 357
Tate
*
Hill
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Neville T.
X
Senator Neville T.
This Report was prepared by
Matt Becker
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Conf 17-Governmental Accounting — Advisory Committee On

SB17-302

SB17-275

HB17-1317

HB17-1285

HB17-1248

HB17-1337

HB17-1340

SB17-303
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Amended, Referred to Senate Appropriations

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to Senate Appropriations

Amended, Referred to Senate Appropriations

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to Senate Appropriations

Amended, Referred to Senate Appropriations





02:06 PM -- Confirmation of Governmental Accounting — Advisory Committee On



The committee was called to order. Crystal Dorsey, representing the Office of the State Auditor, introduced Joanna Gosselink, Gina Lanier, and Andrew Copland, appointees to the Advisory Committee on Governmental Accounting. Their applications and resumes are available at the State Archives. Ms. Gosselink, Ms. Lanier, and Mr. Copland explained their qualifications to serve on the committee.

BILL: Conf 17-Governmental Accounting — Advisory Committee On
TIME: 02:09:34 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Gina Lanier and the reappointment of Joanne Gosselink and Andrew Copland to the Advisory Committee on Governmental Accounting to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Kagan
Excused
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







02:11 PM -- SB17-302



Senator Coram, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-302, which clarifies that silvicultural equipment used for the planting, growing, maintenance, or harvesting of trees is exempt from property taxes. The definition applies beginning in 2017.



02:13 PM --
JoAnn Groff and Michael Krugar, representing the Division of Property Taxation, testified from a neutral position on the bill. Committee members received a letter of support distributed by Senator Coram (Attachment A).



17SenateFin0502AttachA.pdf17SenateFin0502AttachA.pdf

BILL: SB17-302
TIME: 02:15:05 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-302 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Kagan
Excused
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







02:16 PM -- SB17-275



Senator Jahn, co-prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-275, which allows Marijuana Tax Cash Fund moneys to be used for research into the health effects of marijuana and allows pesticide manufacturers to conduct research on the cultivation of medical and retail marijuana. Senator Jahn discussed amendment L.010 (Attachment B). Senator Jahn responded to committee questions.



17SenateFin0502AttachB.pdf17SenateFin0502AttachB.pdf



02:26 PM --
Teri Robinett, representing Cannibis Patients Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:29 PM -- Gregory Duran, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:33 PM --
Jim Burack, representing the Marijuana Enforcement Division, testified from a neutral position on the bill.



02:37 PM --
Kara Miller, representing the Marijuana Industry Group, testified on the bill.





02:42 PM



Senator Jahn and Senator Baumgardner responded to committee questions. Mr. Burack and Ms. Miller responded to committee questions.



02:52 PM --
Jessica LeRoux, representing herself, testified on the bill.





02:58 PM



Senators Jahn and Baumgardner wrapped up their presentation of the bill.

BILL: SB17-275
TIME: 02:59:05 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Kagan
Tate
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB17-275
TIME: 03:00:19 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-275, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







03:01 PM -- HB17-1317



Senators Baumgardner and Kefalas, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1317, which gives the Colorado Historical Society the authority to sell real property specified in the bill. The bill directs the proceeds from the sale of the real property to be deposited in the State Museum Cash Fund and allows the proceeds to be spent on capital outlay, controlled maintenance, and capital construction in museums statewide.



03:02 PM --
Steve Turner, representing History Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Committee members received two handouts from History Colorado (Attachments C and D). Mr. Turner responded to committee questions.



17SenateFin0502AttachC.pdf17SenateFin0502AttachC.pdf 17SenateFin0502AttachD.pdf17SenateFin0502AttachD.pdf



03:11 PM



Senators Baumgardner and Kefalas wrapped up their presentation of House Bill 17-1317.

BILL: HB17-1317
TIME: 03:12:15 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1317 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
No
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







03:12 PM -- HB17-1285



Senators Jahn and Cooke, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1285. Beginning with FY 2018-19, the bill increases the fee portion of funding for certain programs administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The bill establishes goals for the ratio of fee revenue to General Fund revenue for each sector of the program. For FY 2017-18, the bill makes transfers to various cash funds dedicated to each sector in the water pollution control program at CDPHE. Senator Cooke discussed amendment L.003 (Attachment E).



17SenateFin0502AttachE.pdf17SenateFin0502AttachE.pdf



03:17 PM --
Jim Cole, representing the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified in support of the bill.



03:18 PM --
Bill Skewes, representing the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, testified in support of the bill.



03:18 PM --
Morgan Cullen, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.



03:19 PM --
Michael Nicoletti, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill.



03:22 PM --
Richard Orf, representing the Colorado Mining Association and Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.



03:23 PM --
Michael Gifford, representing the Association of General Contractors, testified in support of the bill.





03:24 PM



Senators Cooke and Jahn made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1285
TIME: 03:24:32 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Kagan
Tate
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB17-1285
TIME: 03:24:54 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1285, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







03:28 PM -- HB17-1248



Senator Cooke, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1248, which appropriates funds from the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Construction Fund in the Department of Natural Resources to the CWCB or the Division of Water Resources for specific water-related projects in FY 2017-18. Senator Cooke discussed amendment L.003 (Attachment F).



17SenateFin0502AttachF.pdf17SenateFin0502AttachF.pdf



03:31 PM --
Kirk Russell, representing the CWCB, testified in support of the bill.



03:36 PM --
Diana Orf, representing the Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1248
TIME: 03:36:38 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment F). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Kagan
Tate
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB17-1248
TIME: 03:37:00 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1248, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







03:37 PM -- HB17-1337



Senator Moreno, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1337, which allows the Department of Revenue to establish a renewal fee for each liquor license renewal issued by the state.



03:41 PM --
Patrick Maroney, representing the Division of Liquor Enforcement, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Maroney responded to committee questions.



03:47 PM -- Danny Williams, representing Colorado Beer Distributors Association, testified in support of the bill.





03:49 PM



Senator Moreno made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1337
TIME: 03:49:25 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1337 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Tate
No
Hill
No
Neville T.
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HB17-1337
TIME: 03:51:44 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1337 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. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Kagan
No
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







03:52 PM -- HB17-1340



Senators Moreno and Hill, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1340, which creates a legislative interim committee to study school finance issues and make legislative recommendations concerning how to most accurately meet the educational needs of students through the funding of K-12 education in Colorado. Senator Hill responded to a committee question.



03:59 PM --
Kelly Caufield, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill.



04:02 PM --
Dan Schaller, representing the Colorado League of Charter Schools, testified in support of the bill.



04:04 PM --
Bejamin Waters, representing the Opportunity Coalition, testified in support of the bill.





04:07 PM



Senators Hill and Moreno responded to committee questions. Mr. Schaller and Ms. Caufield responded to a committee question.



04:12 PM --
Lisa Weil, representing Great Education Colorado, testified on the bill.



04:16 PM --
Shannon Loveridge, representing the Society of Health and Physical Educators, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Weil responded to committee questions.





04:24 PM



Senators Hill and Moreno made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1340
TIME: 04:29:23 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1340 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Kagan
No
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:34 PM



The committee recessed.



04:51 PM -- SB17-303



Senators Neville and Cooke, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-303, which makes several changes to state transportation funding and financing. Senators Neville and Cooke responded to committee questions.



05:05 PM --
Jon Caldara, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Caldara distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment G) and responded to committee questions.



17SenateFin0502AttachG.pdf17SenateFin0502AttachG.pdf



05:16 PM



Senator Cooke discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment H).




17SenateFin0502AttachH.pdf17SenateFin0502AttachH.pdf



05:17 PM --
RJ Hicks, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, testified in support of the bill. Senator Cooke distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment I). Mr. Hicks distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment J) and responded to committee questions.



17SenateFin0502AttachI.pdf17SenateFin0502AttachI.pdf 17SenateFin0502AttachJ.pdf17SenateFin0502AttachJ.pdf



05:35 PM -- Sandra Solin, representing the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance, testified from a neutral position on the bill. Ms. Solin responded to committee questions.





05:42 PM



Senator Cooke discussed amendment L.002 (Attachment K) and Ms. Solin continued to respond to committee questions.



17SenateFin0502AttachK.pdf17SenateFin0502AttachK.pdf



05:56 PM --
Sophia Guerrero-Murphy, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.



06:02 PM --
Miz Cordero, representing the Denver Metro Chamber and the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Guerrero-Murphy and Mr. Cordero responded to committee questions.



06:10 PM --
Rachel Beck, representing the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Corporation, testified from a neutral position on the bill.



06:12 PM --
Jeff Wasden, representing the Colorado Business Roundtable, testified on the bill. Mr. Wasden and Ms. Beck responded to committee questions.



06:16 PM --
Greg Fulton, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, testified in support of the bill.



06:25 PM --
Mike Kopp, representing Colorado Concern, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.





06:35 PM



Mr. Fulton continued to respond to committee questions.





06:37 PM



Senator Neville discussed amendments L.003 and L.004 (Attachments L and M).



17SenateFin0502AttachL.pdf17SenateFin0502AttachL.pdf 17SenateFin0502AttachM.pdf17SenateFin0502AttachM.pdf

BILL: SB17-303
TIME: 06:38:50 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment K). The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Kagan
No
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS




BILL: SB17-303
TIME: 06:39:57 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment M). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Kagan
Tate
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB17-303
TIME: 06:40:21 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment H). The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Kagan
No
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS




BILL: SB17-303
TIME: 06:43:31 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment L). The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Kagan
No
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS




BILL: SB17-303
TIME: 06:48:08 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-303, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Kagan
No
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





06:59 PM



The committee adjourned.


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