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S_FIN_2018A 04/24/2018 02:04:58 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 04/24/2018
Attendance
Court X
Jahn X
Tate X
Smallwood X
Neville T. X
Time 02:04:58 PM to 05:29:28 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Neville T.
This Report was prepared by Matt Becker
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 18-Revenue — Executive Director — Department Of Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 18-Housing And Finance Authority — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
SB18-267 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1371 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1374 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1372 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB18-262 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB18-247 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB18-248 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB18-269 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB18-259 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1381 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Conf 18-Revenue — Executive Director — Department Of - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:05:13 PM  

Michael Hartman, Executive Director, Department of Revenue, introduced himself to the committee.



02:10:05 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Michael Hartman as Executive Director of the Department of Revenue to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Court Yes
Jahn Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 18-Housing And Finance Authority — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:11:48 PM  
Chris White, Executive Director, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, introduced Paul Washington, Jody Kole, Steven Hutt, Amber Hills, and Jennifer Lopez, appointees to the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority Board of Directors. Mr. Washington, Ms. Kole, Mr. Hutt, Ms. Hills, and Ms. Lopez explained their qualifications to serve on the board.


02:19:35 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Paul Washington, Jody Kole, Steven Hutt, Amber Hills, and Jennifer Lopez to the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority Board of Directors to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court Yes
Jahn Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-267 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:19:44 PM  

Senators Baumgardner and Kefalas, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-267, which creates a maintenance fund for controlled maintenance of the Carr Justice Center and specifies how moneys will be appropriated to and from the account.



02:22:12 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-267 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court Yes
Jahn Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1374 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:24:31 PM  

Senators Kefalas and Baumgardner, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1374, which eliminates the eligibility of certain buildings to receive state funding for controlled maintenance. It also creates a process to plan for and fund future controlled maintenance needs for these facilities.

02:26:49 PM  
Kori Donaldson, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to respond to committee questions.
02:27:46 PM  
Senators Kefalas and Baumgardner responded to committee questions.
02:28:04 PM  
Senator Kefalas distributed and explained amendment L.005 [Attachment A].


02:29:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 [Attachment A].
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court
Jahn
Tate
Smallwood
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:30:27 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1374, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court Yes
Jahn Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1371 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:22:27 PM  

Senators Kefalas and Baumgardner, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1371, which adds spending and encumbrance guidelines for capital construction projects to the Colorado Revised Statutes.



02:24:17 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1371 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Court Yes
Jahn Excused
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-262 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:33:04 PM  

Senator Gardner, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-262, which funds programs at the state's public higher education institutions to achieve Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) master plan goals. Senator Gardner distributed amendment L.001 [Attachment B].

02:36:28 PM  
Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, representing the Department of Higher Education, testified in support of the bill.
02:41:58 PM  
Peter Han, representing the Colorado School of Mines, testified in support of the bill.
02:42:14 PM  
Nancy McCallin, representing the Colorado Community College System, testified in support of the bill.
02:43:08 PM  
Committee members received a letter of support from several institutions of higher education [Attachment C].
02:46:21 PM  
Dr. Janine Davidson, representing Metropolitan State University of Denver, testified in support of the bill.


02:51:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment C].
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court
Jahn
Tate
Smallwood
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:54:55 PM  

Dr. Reed responded to additional committee questions.



02:58:00 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-262, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court Yes
Jahn Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1372 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:30:37 PM  

Senator Kefalas, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1372, which exempts an account in the Capital Construction Fund from current law set-aside and appropriations requirements.



02:32:22 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1372 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court Yes
Jahn Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-247 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:58:37 PM  

Senator Gardner, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-247, which creates the Police Officers' and Firefighters' Continuation of Benefits Board to review submissions from participating employers for the continuation of medical and dental benefits for the dependents of any employee who dies in a work-related death and whose duties were directly involved with the provision of police or fire protection services. Senator Gardner distributed and explained amendment L.001 [Attachment D].



03:06:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment D].
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court
Jahn
Tate
Smallwood
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:06:22 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-247, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court Yes
Jahn Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-248 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


03:06:33 PM  

Senator Martinez Humenik, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-248, which authorizes local governments and urban renewal authorities to enter into intergovernmental agreements regarding the repayment of additional revenues received from a voter approved property tax mill levy increase.  Senator Martinez Humenik distributed amendment L.001 [Attachment E].

03:07:39 PM  
Keith Erffmeyer, representing the Denver
Assessor's Office and the Colorado Assessor's Association, testified in
support of the bill.
03:10:08 PM  
Chris Woodruff, representing the Colorado Assessor's Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:12:17 PM  
Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
03:15:37 PM  
Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.


03:20:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment E].
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court
Jahn
Tate
Smallwood
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:20:47 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-248, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court Yes
Jahn Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-269 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:27:01 PM  

Senators Neville and Moreno, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-269, which creates a program in the Department of Public Safety to disburse funds to local education providers to make school security-related improvements.  Senators Neville and Moreno responded to committee questions.



03:42:46 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-269 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Court Yes
Jahn Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-259 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

03:43:07 PM  

Senator Smallwood, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-259, which clarifies that marijuana excise taxes are due when marijuana is transferred between retail marijuana cultivation facilities.  In addition, it makes changes to the authority of local governments to levy taxes on retail marijuana.  Senator Smallwood distributed amendments L.001 through L.007 [Attachments F through L].

03:45:17 PM  

Dean Meizer, representing LivWell, testified in support of the bill.

03:52:40 PM  
Sal Pace, representing Pueblo County, testified in support of the bill.
03:59:40 PM  

Robert DeGabrielle, representing Las Suenos Farms, testified in support of the bill.

04:00:06 PM  
Richard Kwessel, representing Strawberry Fields, testified in support of the bill.
04:01:07 PM  

Scott Smith, representing Three Rivers Development, testified on the bill.

04:03:37 PM  
Michael Cole, representing Kingpin Farms LLC, testified on the bill.
04:05:19 PM  
Shaely Needs, representing Pueblo West Organics, testified on the bill.
04:05:54 PM  
Dan Irey, representing Nature's Gift Shop LLC, testified on the bill.
04:11:03 PM  
Kevin Gallagher, representing the Cannabis Business Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
04:11:22 PM  
David Munn, representing Colorado Cannabis, testified in support of the bill.
04:15:11 PM  
Harley Gifford, representing Pueblo West, testified on the bill.


04:18:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment F].
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court
Jahn
Tate
Smallwood
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:18:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment G].
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court
Jahn
Tate
Smallwood
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:19:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 [Attachment H].
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court
Jahn
Tate
Smallwood
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:19:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 [Attachment I].
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court
Jahn
Tate
Smallwood
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:20:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 [Attachment K].
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court
Jahn
Tate
Smallwood
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:20:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 [Attachment J].
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court
Jahn
Tate
Smallwood
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:21:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 [Attachment L].
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court
Jahn
Tate
Smallwood
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:25:23 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-259, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Court Yes
Jahn Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1381 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


04:34:43 PM  

Senators Jahn and Neville, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1381, which permits a medical marijuana establishment to purchase from any cultivator after a transition period.

04:35:26 PM  

Jordan Wellington, representing Maggie's Farm and Lightshade, testified in support of the bill.

04:43:11 PM  

Dean Heizer, representing LivWell, testified in support of the bill.

04:51:10 PM  
Jim Burack, representing the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) within the Department of Revenue, testified on the bill and responded to committee questions.
04:51:42 PM  

Dominique Mendiola, representing MED, responded to additional committee questions.

05:05:47 PM  

Mr. Heizer responded to committee questions.

05:10:17 PM  

Shawn Coleman, representing Terrapin Care Station, testified in support of the bill.

05:10:54 PM  

Michelle Wright, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:12:42 PM  

Dave Cuesta, representing Native Roots, testified in support of the bill.

05:13:02 PM  
Kevin Gallagher, representing the Cannabis Business Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
05:15:40 PM  
Bill Conkling, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:17:19 PM  

Steve Brooks, representing Lightshade, testified in support of the bill.

05:19:42 PM  
Christian Sederberg, representing U.S.
Strategies, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee
questions.
05:25:33 PM  
Senators Neville and Jahn provided closing comments on the bill.


05:29:16 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1381 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Jahn
Seconded
Court Yes
Jahn Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:29:28 PM   Committee Adjourned






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