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S_FIN_2018A 05/04/2018 03:02:12 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 05/04/2018
Attendance
Jahn X
Kagan X
Tate X
Smallwood *
Neville T. X
Time 03:02:12 PM to 06:43:38 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Neville T.
This Report was prepared by Matt Becker
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1291 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1427 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1422 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1418 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1433 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1426 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1437 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

HB18-1291 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


03:02:36 PM  

Senator Sonnenberg introduced House Bill 18-1291, which continues the Conservation Easement Oversight Commission in the Division of Real Estate in the Department of Regulatory Agencies.  Senator Sonnenberg distributed amendment L.012 [Attachment A]. He responded to questions from the committee.

03:11:46 PM  

Eric Meyer, representing the Colorado Attorney General's Office, testified in opposition to the bill as amended by L.012.

03:20:52 PM  

Kelly Sloan, representing Land Owners United, testified regarding concerns with the bill.

03:21:32 PM  

Mr. Meyer and Mr. Sloan responded to questions from the committee regarding amendment L.012 and the bill.

03:25:07 PM  
Senator Sonnenberg discussed the testimony of the previous witnesses.
03:28:05 PM  

Senator Sonnenberg responded to questions from the committee. Mr. Sloan responded to committee questions regarding the sunset review and amendments that were added to the bill in the House.  The committee recessed.

03:35:27 PM  

The committee came back to order. Senator Neville rulled that amendment L.012 fits under the title of the bill.



03:39:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 [Attachment A].
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan No
Tate No
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:42:20 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1291, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood No
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1427 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:42:27 PM  

Senator Sonnenberg introduced House Bill 18-1427, which prohibits a member of the Sex Offender Management Board from receiving a direct financial beneft from the standards or guidelines adopted by the board, including a contract with the Departments of Corrections, Human Services, or Public Safety, or the Judicial Department.

03:46:05 PM  

Debra Baty, representing Blue Bench, read a letter from the director of the Colorado Coalition of Sexual Assault, in opposition to the bill.

03:48:30 PM  

Tom Leversee, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Leversee responded to questions from the committee. Ms. Baty responded to questions from the committee.

04:02:57 PM  

Senator Sonnenberg responded to questions from the committee regarding the bill. Ms. Baty responded to comments from the committee.

04:06:48 PM  
Committee discussion continued.
04:13:54 PM  

Augustine Garcia, representing Advocates for Change, testified in support of the bill.

04:18:22 PM  

Dale Jenkins, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:21:09 PM  

Christopher Lobanov-Rostovsky, representing the Department of Public Safety, responded to committee questions regarding board policies on conflicts of interest.

04:23:31 PM  

Mr. Labonov Rastovsky responded to additional committee questions.

04:32:15 PM  
Ms. Jenkins responded to committee questions regarding the Sex Offender Management Board and the bill's effect on the board.
04:32:48 PM  
Committee discussion regarding the board continued.
04:41:02 PM  

Dena McClung, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:45:08 PM  
Senator Sonnenberg commented on the bill and gave concluding remarks.
04:49:38 PM  
Members of the committee commented on the bill.


04:58:43 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1427 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood No
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1422 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


05:01:13 PM  

Senator Jahn presented House Bill 18-1422, which requires that a medical or retail marijuana testing facility be accredited pursuant to an international standard by January 1, 2019.

05:01:59 PM  
Danica Lee, representing the Denver Department of Public Health, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:04:30 PM  

Kristi Kelly, representing the Marijuana Industry Group, testified in support of the bill.

05:18:44 PM  

Joe Cantalini, representing Organa Brands, testified in support of the bill.

05:19:25 PM  
Kevin Gallagher, representing the Cannabis Business Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
05:22:43 PM  
Kevin Bommer, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill.


05:30:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1422 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jahn
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1418 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


05:31:10 PM  

Senators Kagan and Coram, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1418, which clarifies that criminal history may be used to assess qualifications for employment and the issuance of certain license-related credentials rather than moral character; allows the Department of Regulatory Agencies to issue conditional credentials to persons with a criminal history; and requires the collection of data during the sunset review process.

05:32:49 PM  
Mark Evans, representing the Colorado State Public Defenders Office, testified in support of the bill.
05:35:03 PM  

Jack Regenbogen, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.

05:38:18 PM  
Laura Long, representing the Association of General Contractors, testified in support of the bill.


05:44:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment B].
Moved Kagan
Seconded
Jahn
Kagan
Tate
Smallwood
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:44:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1418, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Kagan
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1433 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


05:45:30 PM  

Senator Tate, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1433, which removes "registered" from the titles used by naturopathic doctors and requires that certain disclosures be made to patients.

05:45:42 PM  
Larry Sarner, representing Colorado Citizens for Science and Medicine, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:49:51 PM  

Jacob Schor, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

06:00:29 PM  

Rena Bloom, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:04:28 PM  
Suzanne Hamilton, representing the Colorado Medical Society, testified on the bill.


06:09:13 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1433 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn No
Kagan No
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1426 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


06:09:40 PM  

Senator Neville, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1426, which codifies the state's current practice of not regulating virtual currency transmission.

06:10:37 PM  

Jennifer Anderson, representing the Colorado Attorney General's Office, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:14:57 PM  

Jerry Rome, representing the Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified on the bill.

06:20:37 PM  
Tyler Henson, representing the Digital Asset Trade Association, testified in support of the bill.
06:27:56 PM  
Mr. Henson responded to committee questions.


06:36:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 [Attachment C].
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn
Kagan
Tate
Smallwood
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:37:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1426, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn No
Kagan No
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1437 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


06:38:11 PM  

Senator Neville, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1437, which allows additional and a combination of funding sources to be used to pay for college-level academic programs offered to inmates in the Department of Corrections.



06:43:13 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1437 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
Tate Yes
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:43:38 PM   Committee Adjourned






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