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S_FIN_2021A 05/24/2021 03:12:14 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 05/24/2021
Attendance
Hisey X
Lee *
Lundeen X
Scott X
Winter *
Bridges X
Pettersen X
Time 03:12:14 PM to 06:02:37 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Pettersen
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-281 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1292 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB21-279 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB21-282 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB21-1208 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1077 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB21-273 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

SB21-281 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:12:51 PM  
Sens. Rankin and Hansen introduced Senate Bill 21-281. The bill requires new metropolitan districts to pay the state for oil and gas severance tax property tax credits, and restructures the funding mechanism for eight grant programs currently financed with severance tax revenue. The sponsors answered several committee questions.
03:19:47 PM  
Ms. Carrie Hackenberger,
representing API Colorado, testified to amend the bill.  Mr. Scott
Prestidge, representing Colorado Oil & Gas Association, testified to
amend the bill.  Ms. Heather Stauffer, representing Colorado Municipal
League, testified in support of the bill.


03:26:34 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-281 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Scott Yes
Winter Excused
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1292 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:26:49 PM  
Sens. Story and Hisey introduced House Bill 21-1292. The bill requires that the Division of Gaming report certain sports betting information on a monthly basis and sets procedures for assessors if that information is used in the calculation of actual property values. The sponsors answered several committee questions.
03:35:57 PM  
Mr. Brad Benning, representing the Gilpin County Assessor and Board of County Commissioners, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Rich Jortberg, representing Gilpin and Teller Counties, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Anne Schafer, representing Gilpin County, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Colt Simmons, representing Teller County, testified in support of the bill.


04:02:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1292 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen No
Scott No
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-279 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:02:41 PM  
Sens. Story and Simpson introduced Senate Bill 21-279. The bill allows a board of county commissioners or a city council to reduce or waive delinquent property tax interest payments for any period of time between June 16, 2021, and September 30, 2021. The sponsors answered committee questions.
04:11:39 PM  
Commissioner Andy Kerr, representing Colorado Counties Acting Together (CCAT), testified in support of the bill. Ms. Sue Sandstrom, representing Colorado County Treasurers & Public Trustees Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Commissioner Josh Blanchard, representing Counties & Commissioners Acting Together (CCAT), testified in support of the bill. Treasurer Jerry DiTullio, representing Jefferson County, testified in support of the bill.
04:11:40 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment A.


04:38:16 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-279 to the Committee of the Whole.
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



SB21-282 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


04:38:27 PM  
Sen. Bridges introduced Senate Bill 21-282. The bill extends the small retailer exception from destination-based sales and use tax sourcing rules until February 2022.
04:42:08 PM  
Ms. Meghan Dollar, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Tony Gagliardi, representing NFIB, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Mark Turner, representing the Colorado Nonprofit Association, testified in support of the bill.


04:47:40 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-282 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Excused
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1208 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


04:49:10 PM  
Sens. Winter and Priola introduced House Bill 21-1208. The bill creates a hazard mitigation enterprise and charges fees on insurance policies to create revenue for a grant program and technical assistance to local governments. The sponsors answered several committee questions.
04:53:23 PM  
Director Kevin Klein,
representing the Colorado Department of Public Safety, was available to
answer committee questions. Clear Creek County Commissioner George Marlin,
representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support
of the bill.


05:01:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.020 (Attachment B)
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Lundeen
Scott
Winter
Bridges
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:04:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1208, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Winter
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



HB21-1077 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


05:04:35 PM  
Sens. Gonzales and
Moreno introduced House Bill 21-1077. This bill creates the Legislative
Oversight Committee Concerning Tax Policy and an associated tax force.
 The sponsors answered several committee questions.


05:18:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1077 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



SB21-273 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

05:23:49 PM  
Sens, Lee and Moreno introduced bill Senate Bill 21-273. This bill creates a working group to address policy related to lower-level offenses, prohibits arrest in certain cases, restricts the use of monetary bonds in certain cases, and authorizes sheriffs to manage their jail populations by establishing standards for admission. The sponsors answered several questions.
05:24:45 PM  
Mr. Randy Riggans,
representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Jeff Clayton,
representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:34:27 PM  
Ms. Colette Tvedt,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Javier Mabrey,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Rebecca Wallace,
representing ACLU-CO, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Wallace
distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment C).


06:00:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Lundeen
Scott
Winter
Bridges
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:01:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Lundeen
Scott
Winter
Bridges
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:01:43 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-273, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
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


06:02:37 PM   The committee adjourned.






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