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S_FIN_2018A 05/01/2018 01:51:47 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 05/01/2018
Attendance
Jahn X
Kagan X
Scott *
Tate X
Neville T. X
Time 01:51:47 PM to 05:09:56 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Neville T.
This Report was prepared by Matt Becker
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB18-278 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB18-265 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB18-277 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1402 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1361 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1316 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1083 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB18-273 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1224 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1244 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1190 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1303 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1362 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1388 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1320 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1389 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

SB18-278 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:53:19 PM  
Senators Priola and Martinez Humenik, co-prime
sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-278, which increases the penalty for
assault on a firefighter or peace officer.  Senator Priola distributed
amendment L.001 and a handout to the committee [Attachments A and B, respectively].
 Senators Martinez Humenik and Priola responded to committee questions.
01:56:21 PM  

Chris Howes, representing the Emergency Medical Services Association, testified on the bill.

02:04:32 PM  

Carrie Thompson, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:10:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment A].
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan No
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:13:23 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-278, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn No
Kagan No
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-265 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:14:48 PM  
Senator Hill, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-265, which creates a state income tax credit for moneys deposited in a child care savings account, and a state income tax deduction for interest earned in the account.
02:15:24 PM  
Brendon Reese, representing the Department of Revenue, testified on the bill.
02:16:31 PM  

Carl Larson, representing the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, testified in support of the bill.

02:16:55 PM  
Senator Evie Hudak, representing Colorado PTA, testified in opposition to the bill.


02:23:50 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-265 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan No
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-277 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:23:58 PM  

Senator Neville presented Senate Bill 18-277, which codifies the state's current practice of not regulating virtual currency transmission. Senator Neville distributed amendment L.001 to the committee [Attachment C].

02:25:21 PM  

Ken Boldt, representing the Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:27:07 PM  

Jake Vartanian, representing Native, testified in support of the bill.

02:30:25 PM  
John Shapiro, representing Ideas by Nature, testified in support of the bill.
02:31:26 PM  
Erik Voorhees, representing Shapeshift,
testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Voorhies responded to committee
questions.
02:35:09 PM  
Jennifer Waller, representing the Colorado Bankers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.


02:43:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment C].
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn
Kagan
Scott
Tate
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:45:17 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-277, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn No
Kagan No
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1402 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:50:20 PM  

Senators Williams and Gardner, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1402, which expands the authority of the State Treasurer to make international investments.  Senator Gardner distributed amendment L.001 [Attachment D].

02:50:29 PM  
Maruti More, representing the State Treasurer's Office, testified in support of the bill.


02:56:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment D].
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn
Kagan
Scott
Tate
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:57:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1402, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1361 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:58:04 PM  

Senator Williams, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1361, which extends the date that an individual is eligible for a Vietnam Veteran military license plate two years, from January 27, 1973, to January 27, 1975.

02:59:15 PM  
Miller Hudson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.


03:02:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1361 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1316 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:03:42 PM  

Senators Williams and Cooke, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1316, which extends the Skilled Worker Outreach, Recruitment, and Key Training (WORK) grant program in the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment through FY 2020-21.

03:04:54 PM  

Michael Smith, representing the Colorado Homebuilding Academy, testified in support of the bill.

03:06:07 PM  
Michael Gifford, representing Associated General Contractors, testified in support of the bill.
03:08:50 PM  
Virginia Morrison Love, representing the Colorado Association of Home Builders, testified in support of the bill.
03:09:28 PM  
Mr. Gifford responded to committee questions.
03:17:17 PM  
Senators Williams and Cooke made closing comments on the bill.


03:19:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1316 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1083 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


03:20:13 PM  

Senators Williams and Tate, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1083, which exempts the purchase of aircraft for use by on-demand air carriers from sales and use tax.

03:21:42 PM  
Kelly Sloan, representing the Colorado Aviation Business Association, testified in support of the bill.


03:26:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 [Attachment E].
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn
Kagan
Scott
Tate
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:26:24 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1083, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-273 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


03:27:08 PM  

Senator Gardner, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-273, which allows senior citizens to transfer the senior homestead exemption if a doctor certifies that the owner moved for health reasons.  Senator Gardner distributed amendment L.001 [Attachment F].

03:28:28 PM  
Steve Schleiker, representing the El Paso County Assessor's Office, testified in support of the bill.
03:30:32 PM  
Jeanette Hensley, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.


03:39:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment F].
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn
Kagan
Scott
Tate
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:40:16 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-273, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1224 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


03:42:55 PM  

Senator Gardner, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1224, which adds a mediation component to professional disciplinary actions initiated by state agencies. Senator Gardner distributed L.009 [Attachment G].

03:43:22 PM  
Jon Goodman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:44:05 PM  
Patrick Boyle, representing COPIC, testified in support of the bill.


03:47:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 [Attachment G].
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn
Kagan
Scott
Tate
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:48:15 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1224, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1190 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


03:54:54 PM  

Senator Tate, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1190, which makes several modifications to the historic preservation tax credit under the Colorado Job Creation and Main Street Revitalization Act.  Committee members received a packet of several letters of support [Attachment H].

03:56:10 PM  
Rebecca Goodwin, representing Colorado Preservation, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
04:00:20 PM  
Patrick Pollock, representing himself,
testified in support of the bill.
04:04:10 PM  
Troy McHugh, representing the Lincoln County Economic Development Corporation, testified in support of the bill.
04:07:00 PM  

Cindy McCloud, representing Kiowa County, testified in support of the bill.



04:14:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 [Attachment I].
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn
Kagan
Scott
Tate
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:14:27 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1190, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. No
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1244 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:48:31 PM  

Senators Gardner and Todd, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1244, which creates the submarine service license plate.

03:49:07 PM  

Thomas Kraus, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.

03:50:15 PM  
Tony Anderson, representing the Department of Revenue, came to the table to respond to committee questions.


03:54:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1244 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. No
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1362 - Committee Discussion Only


04:14:43 PM  

Senator Tate, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1362, which adds a representative from the Department of Revenue's Marijuana Enforcement Division to the Colorado Task Force on Drunk and Impaired Driving.

04:16:08 PM  
The bill was laid over for action only until later in the meeting.



HB18-1303 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


04:17:26 PM  

Senator Tate, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1303, which exempts a coach for a nonprofit youth organization from unemployment insurance coverage if the coach has a written agreement with the organization stating that the coach is an independent contractor.

04:17:27 PM  

Jeff Ruebel, representing Colorado Soccer, testified in support of the bill.

04:26:20 PM  
Bill Lindsay, representing Littleton Soccer,
testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Lindsay distributed written
testimony from Dan Friesen [Attachment J].
04:27:00 PM  
Nate Shotts, representing Colorado Soccer,
testified in support of the bill.
04:27:38 PM  
Pete Barrett, representing the Littleton Soccer Club, testified in support of the bill.
04:37:41 PM  
Patrick Teegarden, representing the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, came to the table to respond to committee questions.


04:38:46 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1303 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1388 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


04:44:51 PM  

Senator Tate, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1388, which eliminates the registration requirement for mutual fund offerings and substitutes a notice filing requirement.  Committee members received a letter of support from the Investment Company Institute [Attachment K].

04:46:19 PM  

David Cheval, representing the Colorado Division of Securities within the Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in support of the bill.



04:49:00 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1388 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Excused
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1362 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


04:39:08 PM  
Andy Karsian, representing the Colorado Department of Transportation, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.


04:44:37 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1362 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Excused
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1320 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


04:50:28 PM  

Senator Jahn presented House Bill 18-1320, which reduces the level of regulation for companies providing large-market taxicab services along the Front Range.  Senator Jahn distributed amendment L.004 [Attachment L].

04:52:04 PM  
Becky Brooks, representing Metro Taxi, testified in support of the bill.
04:52:40 PM  
Ron Jack, representing the Public Utilities Commission, testified on the bill.


04:55:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 [Attachment L].
Moved Jahn
Seconded
Jahn
Kagan
Scott
Tate
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:56:31 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1320, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Jahn
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1389 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


04:56:42 PM  

Senator Neville presented House Bill 18-1389, which creates a centralized marijuana distribution permit that allows a marijuana cultivation facility to temporarily store marijuana concentrate or marijuana products designated for transfer to the permit holder's medical marijuana center or retail marijuana store.

05:00:06 PM  

Anna Hatch, representing LivWell, testified on the bill.

05:02:43 PM  

Jim Burack and Dominique Mendiola, both representing the Marijuana Enforcement Division, testified on the bill and responded to committee questions.



05:06:01 PM
Motion This is a conceptual amendment to amend the reengrossed bill, page 2, line 22, strike "OPERATING A DISTRIBUTION FACILITY," and substitute "EXERCISING THE PRIVILEGES OF A CENTRALIZED DISTRIBUTION PERMIT,".
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn
Kagan
Scott
Tate
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:08:58 PM
Motion This is a conceptual amendment to amend the reengrossed bill, page 5, line 9, strike "OPERATING A DISTRIBUTION FACILITY," and substitute "EXERCISING THE PRIVILEGES OF A CENTRALIZED DISTRIBUTION PERMIT,".
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn
Kagan
Scott
Tate
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:09:38 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1389, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:09:56 PM   Committee Adjourned






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