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S_FIN_2017A 05/04/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 05/04/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:38 AM to 08:38 PM
Court
X
Kagan
X
Place: SCR 357
Tate
X
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:
HB17-1362

SB17-301

HB17-1342

HB17-1311

HB17-1357

HB17-1043

HB17-1227

HB17-1354

HB17-1321

HB17-1079

HB17-1264

HB17-1162

HB17-1208

HB17-1284

HB17-1345

HB17-1356

HB17-1191

HB17-1346

HB17-1349

HB17-1313
Postponed Indefinitely

Amended, Referred to Senate Appropriations

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Amended, Referred to Senate Appropriations

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to Senate Appropriations

Amended, Referred to Senate Appropriations

Referred to Senate Appropriations

Referred to Senate Appropriations

Amended, Referred to Senate Appropriations

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to Senate Appropriations

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to Senate Appropriations

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Amended, Referred to Senate Appropriations





10:38 AM -- HB17-1362



The committee was called to order. Senators Baumgardner and Todd, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1362, which requires the Transportation Legislation Review Committee and the Capital Development Committee to meet at least once during the 2017 legislative interim to discuss strategies to address critical infrastructure needs in the state and to consider funding scenarios to address these needs. The sponsors requested the committee postpone the bill indefinitely.

BILL: HB17-1362
TIME: 10:40:53 AM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1362 indefinitely. 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







10:41 AM -- SB17-301



Senator Scott presented Senate Bill 17-301, which annually transfers $2.1 million to the Colorado Energy Office in the Office of the Governor from the General Fund for four years from FY 2017-18 through FY 2020-21. It increases annual registration fees for plug-in electric vehicles by $35 per vehicle, to be deposited into the Highway Users Tax Fund. It requires the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to adopt rules related to investor-owned utility interests in Colorado-based natural gas reserves. It requires the CEO and the Department of Natural Resources to form a stakeholder group to address funding shortfalls related to abandoned oil and gas wells. It also repeals several defunct energy-related statutes in the CEO. Finally, the bill makes changes to the Property Assessed Clean Energy program. Senator Scott discussed amendment L.022 (Attachment A).



17SenateFin0504AttachA.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachA.pdf



10:44 AM --
Kathleen Staks, representing the Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.



10:47 AM --
Jim Cole, representing the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: SB17-301
TIME: 10:51:36 AM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.022 (Attachment A). 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: SB17-301
TIME: 10:52:19 AM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-301, 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







10:55 AM -- HB17-1342



Senator Crowder, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1342. Under current law, a county can propose a county public safety improvement tax by passing a resolution to submit a ballot question to the voters at the next general election. General elections are held in even-numbered years. This bill authorizes a county to propose such a ballot question at a biennial county election, or an election held in November of an odd-numbered year.



10:57 AM --
Miller Hudson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



10:59 AM --
Peg Ackerman, representing the County Sheriffs, testified in support of the bill.



11:00 AM --
Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill. Ms. Pingenot distributed a a handout to the committee (Attachment B).



17SenateFin0504AttachB.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachB.pdf



11:03 AM



Committee discussion ensued on the merits of the bill. Mr. Hudson and Senator Crowder responded to committee questions



11:11 AM --
Jason Gelender, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions.

BILL: HB17-1342
TIME: 11:17:38 AM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt conceptual amendment that strikes "EARLIEST OF THE" from line 8 and adds "AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BOARD" after "YEAR" on line 11. This motion was withdrawn.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Kagan
Tate
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Withdrawn




BILL: HB17-1342
TIME: 11:20:35 AM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1342 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







11:23 AM -- HB17-1311



Senator Williams, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1311, which requires a seller of a newly constructed residential property to disclose an estimate of future property taxes to the buyer. Beginning January 1, 2018, the seller must use the residential assessment rate from the prior year, the sale price of the property, and mills from the previous year, unless the seller knows that they will change, to estimate future property taxes. Senator Williams responded to committee questions.



11:25 AM --
JoAnn Groff, representing the Division of Property Taxation, testified from a neutral position on the bill. Ms. Groff responded to committee questions.



11:36 AM -- Ed Shackelford, representing himself, testified on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1311
TIME: 11:37:27 AM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1311 to the Committee of the Whole. 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: HB17-1311
TIME: 11:38:08 AM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1311 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







11:39 AM -- HB17-1357



Senators Williams and Cooke, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1357, which extends the period during which the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment may accept grant applications for the Skilled Worker Outreach, Recruitment, and Key Training Grant Program (WORK program) from January 1, 2017, to January 1, 2018. Grants must be awarded by April 1, 2018. The bill moves the last date by which the grant review committee must submit an annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly from May 1, 2019, to May 1, 2020. The bill also removes the cap on the amount of money appropriated to the WORK program that may be expended in a given fiscal year. Senators Cooke and Williams responded to committee questions.



11:43 AM --
Michael Gifford, representing the Association of General Contractors, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.



11:46 AM --
Pat Teegarden, representing the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.

BILL: HB17-1357
TIME: 11:51:20 AM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1357 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. 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







11:52 AM -- HB17-1043



Senators Williams and Priola, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1043. Under current law, the Department of Public Safety must report on the activities of the Colorado Fraud Investigators Unit as part of its State Measurement, Responsive, and Transparent Government Act (SMART Act) hearing every year through 2017. This bill extends this SMART Act hearing requirement through 2018. Additionally, the unit is partially funded through a surcharge on uniform commercial code filings. In 2014, this surcharge was increased from $3 to $4 and is scheduled to revert back to $3 on June 30, 2017. This bill extends the $4 surcharge to June 30, 2018. Senator Priola discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment C).



17SenateFin0504AttachC.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachC.pdf



11:55 AM --
Ralph Gagliardi, representing the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, testified in support of the bill.



12:00 PM --
Jenifer Waller, representing the Colorado Bankers Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Gagliardi and Ms. Waller responded to committee questions.



12:06 PM --
Tim Griesmer, representing the Secretary of State's Office, testified in support of the bill.





12:07 PM



Senators Priola and Williams made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1043
TIME: 12:08:18 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C). 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: HB17-1043
TIME: 12:13:26 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1043, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. 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







12:13 PM -- HB17-1227



Senators Priola and Fenberg, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1227. To promote demand-side management, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission was required in 2007 to establish goals for Colorado investor-owned electric utilities to achieve by 2018 a 5 percent reduction relative to 2006 levels in the utility's retail system peak demand, measured in megawatts; and retail energy sales, measured in megawatt-hours. This bill extends these demand-side management programs to 2028. The bill also requires the PUC to set new goals for demand-side management programs implemented between 2019 and 2028 of a 5 percent reduction in peak demand and energy sales relative to 2018 levels. The PUC has the discretion to establish interim goals or revise goals. Senators Priola and Fenberg responded to committee questions. Senator Fenberg distributed two letters of support (Attachments D and E).



17SenateFin0504AttachD.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachD.pdf 17SenateFin0504AttachE.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachE.pdf



12:34 PM --
William Yeatman, representing the Independence Institute, testified in opposition to the bill.



12:36 PM --
Michael Sandoval, representing the Independence Institute, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to committee questions.





12:43 PM



Mr. Yeatman and Senator Fenberg responded to committee questions.





12:46 PM



Senators Priola and Fenberg made closing remarks on the bill.





12:51 PM



Senator Tate discussed amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments F and G). Senator Neville discussed amendments L.003, L.004, and L.005 (Attachments H, I, and J). The committee discussed the amendments.



17SenateFin0504AttachF.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachF.pdf 17SenateFin0504AttachG.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachG.pdf



17SenateFin0504AttachH.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachH.pdf 17SenateFin0504AttachI.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachI.pdf



17SenateFin0504AttachJ.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachJ.pdf

BILL: HB17-1227
TIME: 01:00:48 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment F). 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: HB17-1227
TIME: 01:01:50 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment G). 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: HB17-1227
TIME: 01:04:04 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment I). The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Kagan
No
Tate
No
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HB17-1227
TIME: 01:13:59 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment J). 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: HB17-1227
TIME: 01:14:20 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1227, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Tate
Yes
Hill
No
Neville T.
No
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







01:18 PM -- HB17-1354



Senators Priola and Kefalas, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1354, which modifies procedures for county treasurers to collect delinquent taxes on mobile homes, including manufactured homes, that are not affixed to the ground. Under current law, county treasurers must enforce collection of delinquent taxes on mobile homes through a court action or by seizing and selling the mobile home. The bill gives discretion to county treasurers to determine how to collect delinquent taxes on mobile homes. In addition, the bill authorizes a county treasurer to declare tax liens for mobile homes as county-held, and to withhold tax liens for mobile homes from being sold to investors. Senator Kefalas distributed a letter of support to the committee (Attachment K).



17SenateFin0504AttachK.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachK.pdf



01:24 PM --
John Lefebvre, represeting the Colorado County Treasurers Association, testified in support of the bill.



01:27 PM --
Jill Grano, representing herself, testified on the bill.



01:29 PM --
Kris Grant, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.



01:29 PM --
Ed Shackelford, representing the Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.



01:31 PM --
JM Fay, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

BILL: HB17-1354
TIME: 01:32:17 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1354 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. 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







01:33 PM -- HB17-1321



Senators Coram and Fenberg presented House Bill 17-1321, which increases the limit for fees set in rule by the Parks and Wildlife Commission within the Department of Natural Resources.



01:38 PM --
Bob Broscheid, representing Colorado Parks and Wildlife, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Broscheid distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment L).



17SenateFin0504AttachL.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachL.pdf



01:42 PM --
Reid DeWalt, representing Colorado Parks and Wildlife, testified in support of the bill.





01:44 PM



Mr. Broscheid responded to questions from the committee.



01:47 PM --
Dianna Orf, representing the Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.



01:48 PM --
Marty Holmes, representing the Mule Deer Foundation, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Broscheid responded to an earlier committee question.



01:52 PM --
Kelly Maher, representing Compass Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.



01:56 PM --
Denny Behrens, representing Big Game Forever, testified in support of the bill.



01:57 PM --
Bill Canterbury, representing the Colorado Cattlemen's Association, testified in support of the bill.



01:58 PM --
Dick Ray, representing the Colorado Outfitters Association, testified in support of the bill.





02:00 PM



Senator Coram explained and distributed amendments L.010, L.018, L.020, and L.023 (Attachments M through P). Mr. Behrens and Ms. Maher responded to committee questions.



17SenateFin0504AttachM.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachM.pdf 17SenateFin0504AttachN.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachN.pdf



17SenateFin0504AttachO.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachO.pdf 17SenateFin0504AttachP.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachP.pdf



02:06 PM --
Brad Wind, representing Northern Water, testified in support of the bill.



02:09 PM --
Joe Stibrich, representing Aurora Water, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Stibrich responded to a comment and question from the committee.



02:16 PM --
Steve Hilde, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:18 PM --
Jennifer Gluck, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.





02:19 PM



Mr. Hilde responded to questions from the committee.



02:23 PM --
Mia Anstine, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:26 PM --
Ivan James, representing Colorado Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, testified in support of the bill.



02:27 PM --
Bob Meulengrokht, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:28 PM --
Martin Grenier, representing Ducks Unlimited, testified in support of the bill.



02:32 PM --
Dan Gates, representing the Colorado Trappers and Predator Hunters Association, testified in support of the bill.



02:35 PM --
Ron Goodrich, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:37 PM --
Brett Axton, representing the Colorado Chapter of Safari Club International, testified in support of the bill.



02:39 PM --
Dave Nickam, representing Trout Unlimited, testified in support of the bill.





02:40 PM



Mr. Goodrich responded to a question from the committee.



02:41 PM --
Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill. Committee members received a letter of support from the Pitkin County and Clear Creek County Commissioners (Attachment Q).



17SenateFin0504AttachQ.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachQ.pdf



02:43 PM --
John Singletary, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:45 PM -- Matthew Gray, representing Friends of Colorado State Parks, testified in support of the bill.



02:45 PM --
Marcus Smith, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:48 PM --
Suzanne O'Neill, representing the Colorado Wildlife Federation, testified in support of the bill.



02:50 PM --
Julie Stohli, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:52 PM --
Brandon Ransom, representing Denver Water, testified in support of the bill. Ms. O'Neill responded to committee questions.



02:58 PM --
Garin Vorthmann, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified from a neutral position on the bill.



03:00 PM --
Luke Schafer, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:03 PM --
Scott Cisco, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:04 PM --
Dan Schwartz, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:07 PM --
John Swarton, representing the Governor's Office, testified in support of the bill.



03:09 PM --
Susan Permut, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:12 PM --
Doug Vilsack, representing the Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.



03:15 PM --
John Thatcher, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Swarton and Mr. Vilsack responded to committee questions.



03:32 PM --
Dave Roudebush, representing Southeast Colorado Sportsmen, testified in support of the bill.



03:35 PM --
Greg Felt, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.





03:39 PM



Senators Coram and Fenberg made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1321
TIME: 03:47:57 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.010 (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: HB17-1321
TIME: 03:49:49 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.018 (Attachment N). 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: HB17-1321
TIME: 03:51:33 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.020 (Attachment O). 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: HB17-1321
TIME: 03:57:30 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.023 (Attachment P). 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: HB17-1321
TIME: 04:01:04 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.019 (Attachment R). The motion passed without objection.



17SenateFin0504AttachR.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachR.pdf
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Kagan
Tate
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB17-1321
TIME: 04:01:46 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1321, as amended, 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: HB17-1321
TIME: 04:11:02 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1321 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







04:11 PM -- HB17-1079



Senators Jahn and Coram co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1079, which continues the Wholesale Food Manufacturing and Storage Protection Program at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment that is currently set to expire on July 1, 2017, and restructures the program's fees. The bill creates a $100 annual application fee to be paid by all wholesale food manufacturing and storage businesses, and an additional registration fee associated with a specific business type. Nonprofit food storage facilities are exempt from all fees.



04:16 PM --
Michael Nicoletti, Jeff Lawrence, and Sean Scott, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Nicoletti distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment S).



17SenateFin0504AttachS.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachS.pdf



04:21 PM -- Mr. Nicoletti, Mr. Scott, and Mr. Lawrence responded to committee questions.



04:36 PM --
Jim Rada, representing Jefferson County Public Health and the Colorado Association of Public Health Officials, testified in support of the bill.



04:39 PM --
Kara Miller, representing the Colorado Distillers Guild, testified in support of the bill.



04:41 PM --
Mary Kay Hogan, representing King Soopers and City Market, testified in support of the bill.



04:46 PM --
Andres Gil Zaldana, representing the Colorado Brewers Guild, testified in support of the bill.





04:49 PM



Senators Jahn and Coram made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1079
TIME: 04:50:41 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1079 to the Committee on Appropriations. 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







04:53 PM -- HB17-1264



Senator Martinez Humenik and Senator Jahn, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1264, which adds local Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) ombudsmen to the State Ombudsman's office, and outlines provisions related to the training and authority of the local PACE ombudsmen. The bill specifies time frames for the State PACE ombudsman to complete duties and functions concerning implementation of local PACE ombudsmen, including establishing statewide policies for investigating and resolving complaints related to PACE programs and creating a training and certification process for local PACE ombudsmen. The Department of Human Services (DHS) is responsible for operating the local PACE ombudsman program under contract, grant, or agreement between the department and service providers. DHS will report to the Joint Budget Committee and legislative committees of reference concerning the state Long-Term Care Ombudsman and state PACE ombudsman programs. Senator Martinez Humenik distributed Amendment J.002 (Attachment T).



17SenateFin0504AttachT.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachT.pdf



04:58 PM --
Leah McMahon, representing Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:58 PM --
Shannon Gimbel, representing the Denver Regional Council of Governments, testified in support of the bill.



04:58 PM --
Jeanette Hensley, representing the Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bll.

BILL: HB17-1264
TIME: 04:59:42 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment J.002 (Attachment T). 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: HB17-1264
TIME: 05:01:57 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1264, 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







05:02 PM -- HB17-1162



Senator Gardner presented House Bill 17-1162, which changes the penalty for driving with a license that is restricted by an outstanding judgment. The penalty changes from an unclassified misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of six months of imprisonment and a fine of $500 to a class A traffic infraction punishable by an assessment of three points to a violator's driver license. Municipal courts will be able to enforce violations for driving with an outstanding judgment, but cannot waive the three-point penalty assessment against a driver license.



05:04 PM --
Meghan Dollar, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.



05:07 PM --
Becca Curry and Denise Maes, representing the American Civil Liberties Union, testified in support of the bill.





05:09 PM



Senator Gardner made closing remarks on the bill and responded to committee questions.

BILL: HB17-1162
TIME: 05:10:27 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1162 to the Committee on Appropriations. 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







05:11 PM -- HB17-1208



Senator Gardner presented House Bill 17-1208, which clarifies the process for sealing certain criminal records following the creation of a simplified process under Senate Bill 16-116. It states that arrest or criminal record information may not be sealed in cases where a dismissal occurs as part of a plea agreement in a separate case if a conviction has been entered. It specifies that a person in interest may petition a district court for record sealing if he or she has not been convicted of, rather than charged with, a criminal offense in the ten years since the date of the final disposition of all criminal proceedings against the person.

BILL: HB17-1208
TIME: 05:13:16 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1208 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







05:13 PM -- HB17-1284



Senators Gardner and Aguilar presented House Bill 17-1284, which requires certain employers to conduct a records check of the Colorado adult protective services (CAPS) data system for prospective employees to determine if a prospective employee who will work directly with at-risk adults is the subject of a substantiated report of adult abuse or neglect. Senator Gardner discussed amendment L.014 (Attachment U). Senator Aguilar distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment V).



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05:17 PM --
Kathy Oatis, representing Background Information Services, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Oatis and Senator Aguilar responded to committee questions.



05:23 PM --
Mindy Kemp, representing the Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Kemp, Senator Gardner, and Senator Aguilar responded to committee questions.





05:38 PM



Bill Zepernick, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to answer questions about the prepared fiscal note for the bill. Ms. Kemp continued to answer committee questions.

BILL: HB17-1284
TIME: 05:50:26 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment U). 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: HB17-1284
TIME: 05:50:48 PM
MOVED:
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1284, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Tate
Yes
Hill
No
Neville T.
No
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







05:55 PM -- HB17-1345



The committee recessed.





06:04 PM



The committee reconvened. Senator Moreno presented House Bill 17-1345, which maintains the special sales tax rate of 10 percent on retail marijuana; the rate is scheduled to decline to 8 percent starting July 1, 2017. Senator Moreno distributed the Joint Budget Committee staff summary of the bill (Attachment W).



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06:10 PM --
John Vecchiarelli, representing the Department of Revenue, came to the table to answer committee questions.





06:10 PM



Senator Moreno made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1345
TIME: 06:10:37 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1345 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: HB17-1345
TIME: 06:11:25 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1345 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: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







06:12 PM -- HB17-1356



Senators Tate and Garcia, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1356, which authorizes the Colorado Economic Development Commission to allow certain businesses to treat specific income tax credits as transferable income tax credits.



06:17 PM --
Esther van Mourik, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions. Senator Tate responded to committee questions.



06:19 PM -- Jeff Kraft, representing the Governor's Office of Economic Development and International Trade, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1356
TIME: 06:21:46 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1356 to the Committee on Appropriations. 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







06:23 PM -- HB17-1191



Senator Donovan, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1191, which, beginning in the 2018 legislative session, requires Legislative Council Staff to prepare demographic notes for certain legislation which outlines the potential disparate effects of a bill on various populations within the state by race, gender, disability, age, geography, income, or other relevant characteristics for which data are available.



06:28 PM --
Ali Mickelson, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.





06:37 PM



Senator Donovan responded to committee questions.

BILL: HB17-1191
TIME: 06:40:29 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1191 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: HB17-1191
TIME: 06:43:44 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1191 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: 2 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: TIE







06:45 PM -- HB17-1346



Senator Hill presented House Bill 17-1346, which authorizes the Department of Human Services to sell up to 66 acres of vacant land around the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs at fair market value for the purpose of expanding the Fort Logan National Cemetery.

BILL: HB17-1346
TIME: 06:47:30 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1346 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







06:48 PM -- HB17-1349



Senators Court and Neville presented House Bill 17-1349, which establishes the residential assessment rate at 7.20 percent for tax years 2017 and 2018.

BILL: HB17-1349
TIME: 06:49:46 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1349 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. 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







06:50 PM -- HB17-1313



Senators Neville and Kagan presented House Bill 17-1313, which makes several statutory changes related to the civil forfeiture process.



07:01 PM --
Denise Maes, representing the American Civil Liberties Union, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Maes and Senator Kagan responded to committee questions.



07:09 PM --
Jennifer Anderson, representing the Colorado Attorney General's Office, testified in support of the bill.



07:11 PM --
Tom Raynes, representing the Colorado District Attorneys Council, testified in support of the bill.



07:18 PM --
Chief Scott Hernandez, representing the Colorado State Patrol, testified in opposition to the bill.



07:21 PM --
Commander Thor Eells, representing the City of Colorado Springs, testified in opposition to the bill. Chief Hernandez responded to committee questions.



07:32 PM --
Frank Gale, representing the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, testified in opposition to the bill.



07:34 PM --
Chris Johnson, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.



07:37 PM --
John Jackson, representing the Greenwood Village Police Department, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Jackson and Senator Kagan responded to committee questions.



08:01 PM --
Bruce Eisenhauer, representing the Department of Local Affairs, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Eisenhauer responded to committee questions.



08:05 PM --
Meghan Dollar, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill.



08:08 PM --
Allison Daley, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill.



08:10 PM --
Richard Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Orf distributed a letter from Mesa County to the committee (Attachment X). Mr. Orf, Ms. Daily, and Ms. Dollar responded to committee questions.



08:23 PM --
Jeri Shepherd, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



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08:25 PM



Senators Kagan and Neville made closing remarks on the bill. Senator Kagan discussed amendment L.016 (Attachment Y).



17SenateFin0504AttachY.pdf17SenateFin0504AttachY.pdf

BILL: HB17-1313
TIME: 08:36:33 PM
MOVED: Kagan
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.016 (Attachment Y). 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: HB17-1313
TIME: 08:37:23 PM
MOVED: Kagan
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1313, 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





08:37 PM



The committee adjourned.


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