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S_FIN_2017A 05/08/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 05/08/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 03:26 PM to 04:28 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:
HB17-1360

HB17-1363

HB17-1367

HB17-1369
Referred to Senate Appropriations

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to Senate Appropriations

Referred to Senate Appropriations





03:26 PM -- HB17-1360



The committee was called to order. Senator Moreno, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1360, which allows an individual to petition to seal a conviction record for a petty offense or municipal violation (as long as it does not involve domestic violence) if certain conditions are met.



03:27 PM --
Maureen Cain, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Institute, testified in support of the bill.



03:33 PM --
Annmarie Jensen, representing the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified in support of the bill.



03:35 PM --
William Britt, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Britt distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment A).



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BILL: HB17-1360
TIME: 03:39:07 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1360 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





03:39 PM -- HB17-1363



Senator Martinez Humenik, presented House Bill 17-1363. Under current law, property owners that participate in the Colorado Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program must inform title insurance companies of the new assessment. The New Energy Impact District (NEID), which manages the program, must hold a hearing to notify lien holders of the special assessment. The bill exempts property owners from the title commitment and hearing requirements if the owner is not seeking to subordinate the priority of existing liens when using the PACE program.



03:44 PM --
Steve Bachar, representing Renovate America, testified in support of the bill.




















































BILL: HB17-1363
TIME: 03:46:23 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1363 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





03:47 PM -- HB17-1367



Senators Baumgardner and Jahn, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1367, which creates two research licenses in the Medical Marijuana Code to be issued by the Marijuana Enforcement Division in the Department of Revenue and local licensing authorities. The marijuana research and development cultivation license allows a person to grow, cultivate, possess, and transfer marijuana by sale or donation, for certain limited research purposes.



03:50 PM --
Matthew Wallenstein, representing Growcentia, Inc., testified in support of the bill.



03:53 PM --
Ian Barringer, representing Rm3 Labs, testified in support of the bill.



03:55 PM --
Albert Gutierrez, representing MedPharm, testified in support of the bill.



03:58 PM --
Dr. Abraham Nussbaum, representing the Colorado Psychiatric Society, testified on the bill and distributed a letter to the committee (Attachment B). Dr. Nussbaum, Mr. Barringer, Mr. Wallenstein, and Mr. Gutierrez responded to committee questions.



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04:20 PM



Senators Jahn and Baumgardner made closing remarks about the bill.

BILL: HB17-1367
TIME: 04:21:39 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1367 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





04:22 PM -- HB17-1369



Senator Marble, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1369, which allows a person or professional bail bonding agent (surety) who posts a bail bond for a defendant to recover the bond if the surety can provide the court satisfactory evidence that the defendant was deported. Upon a motion and affidavit from the surety, and if the district attorney does not object, the court may cancel the surety's liability rather than require a forfeiture of the bond.
















































BILL: HB17-1369
TIME: 04:27:29 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1369 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





04:28 PM



The committee adjourned.


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