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S_FIN_2021A 05/12/2021 04:41:40 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 05/12/2021
Attendance
Hisey X
Lee X
Lundeen X
Scott X
Winter X
Bridges X
Pettersen *
Time 04:41:40 PM to 06:58:02 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Pettersen
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-249 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB21-257 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB21-251 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1201 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1216 Referred to Senate Business, Labor, & Technology
HB21-1027 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1141 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1024 Referred to Senate Appropriations

SB21-249 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


04:41:54 PM  
Sens. Fenberg and
Donovan introduced SB 21-249.  The bill creates the Keep Colorado
Wild pass, the fee for which will be assessed when a motor vehicle is registered
unless the vehicle owner declines to pay the fee. The pass grants entry
into state parks and other public lands. The bill sponsors answered several
questions.
04:43:57 PM  
Mr. Doug Vilsack,
representing Colorado Parks and Wildlife, testified in support of the bill.
Mr. Aaron Citron, representing The Nature Conservancy, testified in support
of the bill.


05:11:43 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-249 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Hisey Excused
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-257 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


05:11:54 PM  
Sens. Zenzinger and
Scott introduced Senate Bill 21-257.  The bill exempts certain owners
of special mobile machinery from registration.  The sponsors answered
several committee questions.
05:23:28 PM  
Ms. Carly Koppes,
representing the Colorado County Clerks Association, testified in a neutral
position on the bill.
05:24:03 PM  
Mr. Ed Noonan, representing United Rentals, testified in support of the bill.


05:36:55 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-257 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Scott
Seconded
Hisey Excused
Lee Yes
Lundeen No
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-251 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


05:37:06 PM  
Sens. Winter and
Moreno introduced Senate Bill 21-251.  The bill creates a one-time
state transfer of $1.5 million from the General Fund to the Family and
Medical Leave Insurance Fund for the purpose of defraying expenses incurred
by the Division of Family and Medical Leave Insurance in the Department
of Labor and Employment before the division receives premium revenue or
revenue bond proceeds.  The bill sponsors answered committee questions.
05:38:41 PM  
Mr. Daniel Chase,
representing the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), testified
in support of the bill.  Ms. Lauren Tomkinson, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Nathan Stern, representing
Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Kayla
Smith, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:43:37 PM  
Ms. Lindsey Vigoda, representing Small Business Majority, testified in support of the bill. Additional written testimony received by the committee may be found in Attachment A.


05:51:55 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-251 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey No
Lee Yes
Lundeen Excused
Scott No
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1201 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


05:52:19 PM  
Sen. Gonzales introduced
House Bill 12-1201.  The bill requires providers of telecommunication
services to jails and prisons to maintain and report certain data to the
Public Utilities Commission, and grants the commission regulatory authority
over these service providers.
05:53:17 PM  
Written testimony received by the committee may be found in Attachment B.
05:53:48 PM  
Ms. Eva Frickle, representing the Colorado Freedom Fund, Jeffco CAN, and Indivisible CO7, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Helen Griffiths, representing ACLU-CO, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Kathy White, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.


06:21:16 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1201 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey No
Lee Yes
Lundeen No
Scott No
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1216 - Referred to Senate Business, Labor, & Technology


06:21:27 PM  
Sen. Gonzales returned
to discuss House Bill 21-1216.  She asked that the committee route
the bill to the Senate Business, Labor, & Technology Committee.


06:23:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1216 to the Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1027 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


06:23:59 PM  
Sens. Priola and Bridges introduced House Bill 21-1027. The bill continues the sale of alcohol as part of takeout and delivery orders and allows for communal outdoor dining areas.
06:24:46 PM  
Ms. Stephanie Hicks, representing the Tavern League of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Joan Green Turner, representing the Distilled Spirits Council and the Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Council, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Nick Hoover, representing the Colorado Restaurant Association, testified in support of the bill.


06:45:22 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1027 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1141 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


06:45:31 PM  
Sen. Bridges introduced House Bill 21-1141. The bill creates the Plug-In Electric Vehicle license plate. The sponsor answered several committee questions.


06:48:45 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1141 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1024 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


06:48:55 PM  
Sens. Winter and Priola introduced House Bill 21-1024. The bill makes changes to titling procedures and sales tax requirements for the transfer of off-highway vehicles, and grants off-highway vehicle dealers access to the Department of Revenue’s vehicle services portal.
06:49:50 PM  
Mr. Jerry Abboud, representing Powersports Dealers Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.


06:57:40 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1024 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey No
Lee Yes
Lundeen No
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:58:02 PM   The committee adjourned.






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