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s_fin_2017a_2017-04-11t14:03:56z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/11/2017

Location: RM 271

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-267



SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt a conceptual amendment that strikes "of" and

Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment E). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment K). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment F). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment J). The motion p

Refer Senate Bill 17-267, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS

Pass Without Objection

PASS

PASS







02:24 PM -- SB17-267



Senators Sonnenberg and Guzman, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-267, which: repeals the existing Hospital Provider Fee, creates the Colorado Healthcare Affordability and Sustainability Enterprise; makes an adjustment to reduce the state TABOR limit (Referendum C cap); authorizes the Department of Personnel and Administration to execute lease-purchase agreements on existing state facilities and credits the proceeds of such agreements to fund transportation and capital construction projects; repeals the current General Fund transfers under Senate Bill 09-228 and instead transfers a portion of this money to the State Public School Fund for allocation to rural and small rural school districts; requires executive departments to submit FY 2018-19 budget requests to the Office of State Planning and Budgeting that are 2 percent lower than the amounts they receive for FY 2017-18; and, conditional on enactment of the federal Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act, requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to seek federal waivers necessary to fund an enhanced pediatric health home for children with complex medical conditions. Committee members received a fact sheet on the bill from Senator Sonnenberg (Attachment B).



17SenateFin0411AttachB.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachB.pdf



02:38 PM



Senator Sonnenberg discussed amendments L.002, L.003, L.008, and L.012 (Attachments C, D, E, F, respectively).



17SenateFin0411AttachC.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachC.pdf 17SenateFin0411AttachD.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachD.pdf



17SenateFin0411AttachE.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachE.pdf 17SenateFin0411AttachF.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachF.pdf



02:43 PM --
Scott Rankin, representing Free Market Healthcare Advocates, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to committee questions.



02:47 PM --
Brian Davidson, representing St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, testified in support of the bill.



02:51 PM --
Konnie Martin, representing San Luis Valley Health, testified in support of the bill.



02:54 PM --
Kevin Stansbury, representing Lincoln Community Hospital, testified in support of the bill.



02:57 PM --
Greg Raymond, representing Children's Hospital, testified in support of the bill.





03:02 PM



Ms. Martin, Mr. Davidson, Mr. Stansbury, and Mr. Raymond responded to committee questions.



03:12 PM -- Former Senator Mike Kopp, representing Colorado Concern, testified in support of the bill.



03:18 PM --
Sylvia Young, representing HealthONE, testified in support of the bill.



03:21 PM --
Tony Milo, representing the Colorado Contractors' Association, testified in support of the bill.



03:22 PM --
Garin Vorthmann, representing the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.





03:24 PM



Mr. Kopp, Ms. Young, Ms. Vorthmann, and Mr. Milo responded to committee questions.



03:28 PM --
Katherine Mulready, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, came to the table to respond to a committee question.



03:31 PM --
Bruce Benson, representing the University of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:32 PM -- Douglas Bissonette, representing the Elizabeth School District, testified in support of the bill. Committee members received two handouts from Mr. Bissonette (Attachments G and H).



17SenateFin0411AttachG.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachG.pdf 17SenateFin0411AttachH.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachH.pdf



03:37 PM --
Rob Sanders, representing the Merino School District, testified in support of the bill.



03:39 PM --
Grant Schmidt, representing the Hanover School District, testified in support of the bill. Committee members received a handout from Mr. Schmidt (Attachment I).



17SenateFin0411AttachI.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachI.pdf



03:47 PM --
George Welsh and Larry Oddo, representing theCanon City School District, testified in support of the bill.



03:56 PM --
Bret Miles, representing the Northeast Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services, testified in support of the bill.



03:59 PM --
Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill.



04:00 PM --
John Knapp, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:02 PM --
Richard Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:04 PM --
Don Shawcroft, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.





04:08 PM



Senators Guzman and Sonnenberg wrapped up their presentation of SB 17-267.

BILL: SB17-267
TIME: 04:17:18 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Kerr
Tate
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB17-267
TIME: 04:17:47 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Kerr
Tate
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB17-267
TIME: 04:18:20 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Kerr
Tate
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB17-267
TIME: 04:19:07 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment F). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Kerr
Tate
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





04:20 PM



Senator Tate discussed amendment L.014 (Attachment J).



17SenateFin0411AttachJ.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachJ.pdf

BILL: SB17-267
TIME: 04:21:23 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment J). The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
No
YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:23 PM



Senator Tate discussed amendment L.009 (Attachment K).



17SenateFin0411AttachK.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachK.pdf

BILL: SB17-267
TIME: 04:30:16 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment K). The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Kerr
No
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS




BILL: SB17-267
TIME: 04:32:19 PM
MOVED: Kerr
MOTION: Adopt a conceptual amendment that strikes "of" and substitutes "for" on page 51, lines 18, 20, and 27. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Kerr
Tate
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





04:34 PM



Committee discussion ensued on the merits of the bill.

BILL: SB17-267
TIME: 04:53:11 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-267, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
No
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







04:53 PM



The committee adjourned.








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