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S_FIN_2017A 05/05/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 05/05/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:42 PM to 04:08 PM
Court
X
Kagan
*
Place: SCR 357
Tate
X
Hill
*
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:
HB17-1351

HB17-1119

HB17-1355

HB17-1324

HB17-1277

HB17-1002

HB17-1365

HB17-1090

HB17-1315

HB17-1266
Amended, Referred to Senate Appropriations

Referred to Senate Appropriations

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to Senate Appropriations

Referred to Senate Appropriations

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Amended, Referred to Senate Appropriations

Amended, Referred to Senate Appropriations

Referred to Senate Appropriations





01:42 PM -- HB17-1351



The committee was called to order. Senators Crowder and Jahn, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1351, which requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, in collaboration with the Department of Human Services, to prepare a written report for various committees of the General Assembly concerning the feasibility of providing residential and inpatient substance use disorder treatment as a part of the Medicaid program




































BILL: HB17-1351
TIME: 01:45:00 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.

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SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Kagan
Excused
Tate
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1351
TIME: 01:46:02 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.

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






















BILL: HB17-1351
TIME: 01:52:58 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1351, 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





01:53 PM -- HB17-1119



Senators Tate and Jahn, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1119, which creates the Uninsured Employer Board and the Colorado Uninsured Employer Fund in the Division of Workers' Compensation of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The board oversees the fund, which is designed to pay benefits to injured workers whose employers do not have workers' compensation insurance beginning January 1, 2020.



01:55 PM --
Tony Gagliardi, representing the National Federation of Independent Business, testified in support of the bill.



01:58 PM --
Edie Sonn, representing Pinnacol Assurance, testified in support of the bill.



02:00 PM --
Grier Bailey, representing the Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association, testified in support of the bill.



02:01 PM --
Scott Meiklejohn, representing the Workers Compensation Education Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Sonn and Mr. Gagliardi responded to committee questions.



02:10 PM --
Pat Teegarden and Paul Tauriello, representing the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.
































BILL: HB17-1119
TIME: 02:24:42 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1119 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





02:25 PM -- HB17-1355



Senator Lundberg, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1355, which allows county block grant Temporary Assistance for Needy Families moneys transferred to the Child Care Development Fund under current law to be used for child care quality activities as identified in the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014.

BILL: HB17-1355
TIME: 02:26:11 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1355 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

























02:26 PM -- HB17-1324



Senator Todd, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1324, which alters the existing income tax deduction for contributions to qualifying college savings accounts and interest earnings on or withdrawals from these savings accounts. Beginning in tax year 2018, the bill also creates a new tax credit for teachers and student teachers serving in rural Colorado school districts. Qualifying teachers must have graduated from a Colorado college or university and must have started teaching during or following the 2013-14 school year.



02:29 PM --
Ali Mickelson, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.





02:41 PM



Senator Todd made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1324
TIME: 02:41:58 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1324 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: HB17-1324
TIME: 02:42:20 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1324 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





02:42 PM -- HB17-1277



Senator Martinez Humenik, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1277, which authorizes the state Division of Motor Vehicles to suspend a driver license if it has been found, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the driver involved in an accident causing serious bodily injury or death to any person failed to stop at, as close as possible to, or immediately return to the scene of the accident. The bill allows law enforcement to serve the suspension notice to the driver personally.

BILL: HB17-1277
TIME: 02:46:17 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1277 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



























02:47 PM -- HB17-1002



Senators Martinez Humenik and Kefalas, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1002, which extends the existing tax credit for child care expenses made by low-income taxpayers for tax years 2017, 2018, and 2019.



02:49 PM --
Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to address questions about the fiscal impact of the bill. Senators Kefalas and Martinez Humenik responded to committee questions.



02:58 PM --
Suzanne Banning, representing Florence Crittenton, testified in support in support of the bill.



03:03 PM --
Brenda Delgado, representing Florence Crittenton, testified in support of the bill.



03:05 PM --
Bill Jaeger, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.



03:11 PM --
Jamie Ulrich, representing Weld County, testified in support of the bill.



03:12 PM -- Nick Colglazier, representing the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in support of the bill.





03:15 PM



Senators Martinez Humenik and Kefalas made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1002
TIME: 03:17:46 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1002 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



























03:20 PM -- HB17-1365



Senators Kefalas and Smallwood, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1365. Under current law, establishments that are licensed to sell beer, wine, or spirits are prohibited from having an ATM in which individuals enrolled in public assistance programs may obtain cash benefits through the Electronic Benefits Transfer program. The bill exempts liquor-licensed drugstores from this prohibition.

BILL: HB17-1365
TIME: 03:21:17 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1365 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





03:22 PM -- HB17-1090



Senators Kefalas and Gardner, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1090, which extends the Advanced Industry Investment Income Tax Credit Program through tax years 2018 to 2022. The bill authorizes the Office of Economic Development and International Trade in the Governor's Office to issue $750,000 worth of state income tax credits each year from 2018 to 2022 to qualified investors. Senator Kefalas distributed amendment L.002 and a memorandum explaining the fiscal impact of amendment L.002 to the committee (Attachments C and D).



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03:28 PM --
Jennifer Jones, representing the Colorado Bioscience Association, testified in support of the bill.



03:30 PM --
Elyse Blazevich, representing Securisyn Medical, testified in support of the bill.

























03:33 PM --
Kelly Sloan, representing the Colorado Aviation Business Association, testified in support of the bill.



03:36 PM --
Jeff Kraft, representing the Governor's Office of Economic Development and International Trade, came to the table to respond to committee questions.





03:39 PM



Senator Kefalas and Mr. Kraft responded to additional committee questions.





03:45 PM



Ed DeCecco, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions. Ms. Blazevich responded to committee questions.





03:54 PM



Sophia San Miguel, representing herself, testified on the bill.





03:56 PM



Louis Pino, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to discuss the fiscal impact of amendment L.002.

BILL: HB17-1090
TIME: 03:57:20 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (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: HB17-1090
TIME: 03:57:56 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1090, 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





03:58 PM -- HB17-1315



Senator Gardner, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1315, which requires the Division of Criminal Justice within the Department of Public Safety to submit an annual report to the General Assembly containing information about substance-affected driving violations. Senator Gardner distributed amendments L.006 and L.007 to the committee (Attachments E and F).



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04:01 PM --
Ed Wood, representing DUID Victim Voices, testified in support of the bill.












































BILL: HB17-1315
TIME: 04:04:16 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (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: HB17-1315
TIME: 04:05:50 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.007 (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: HB17-1315
TIME: 04:06:03 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1315, 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





04:07 PM -- HB17-1266



Senator Fenberg, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1266, which allows defendants convicted of a misdemeanor offense for the use or possession of marijuana to petition to seal their criminal records if their offense would not have been a crime if committed on or after December 10, 2012.

BILL: HB17-1266
TIME: 04:08:18 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1266 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





04:08 PM



The committee adjourned.


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