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S_FIN_2021A 05/25/2021 02:00:16 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 05/25/2021
Attendance
Hisey *
Lee X
Lundeen *
Scott *
Winter X
Bridges X
Pettersen X
Time 02:00:16 PM to 04:12:54 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Pettersen
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1105 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1254 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1233 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1189 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1282 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

HB21-1105 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:00:33 PM  
Sen. Hansen introduced House Bill 21-1105. This bill requires investor-owned utilities to collect a monthly energy assistance system benefit charge from each customer beginning October 2021 to help finance the low-income energy assistance programs administered by Energy Outreach Colorado, the Colorado Energy Office, and the Department of Human Services, and eliminates the existing Tier 2 severance tax allocations to these programs.
02:02:43 PM  
Ms. Christina Rosendahl, representing Black Hills Energy, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Steve Berman, representing Xcel Energy, testified to amend the bill.
02:07:47 PM  
Ms. Jennifer Gremmert, representing Energy Outreach Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Joel McClurg, representing The Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Sara Lipowitz, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Ryan Harry, representing the Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Chris Piper, representing the Colorado Energy Office, Governor's Office, testified in support of the bill.
02:07:48 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment A.


02:26:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.024 (Attachment B)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Lundeen
Scott
Winter
Bridges
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:26:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1105, as amended, 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



HB21-1254 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:27:01 PM  
Sens. Winter and Priola introduced House Bill 21-1254. The bill requires certain individuals who are late registering their vehicles to pay back taxes and fees; imposes new late fees on late registrations; and authorizes the Department of Revenue to use the new revenue to reduce the costs of vehicle registration and titling services and make transfers to various cash funds.


02:34:19 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1254 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



HB21-1233 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:34:38 PM  
Sens. Donovan and Winter introduced House Bill 21-1233. This bill makes modifications to the conservation easement tax credit program by increasing credit amounts, changing how transferred credits are tracked and verified, and broadening the entities that can donate or accept donations of easements.
02:36:11 PM  
Ms. Jillane Hixson, representing herself, testified to amend the bill.
02:40:10 PM  
Ms. Melissa Daruna, representing Keep It Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Austin Vincent, representing Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill. The witnesses answered several committee questions.
02:53:04 PM  
Mr. Terry Fankhauser, representing the Colorado Cattlemen's Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Dallas May, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Kathleen Curry, representing Coloradans for Responsible Wildlife Management, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Maggie Hanna, representing Hanna Ranches, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
02:59:25 PM  
Mr. Jim Yahn, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Elizabeth Peetz, representing Colorado Association of Realtors, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Ariel Steele, representing Tax Credit Connection, testified in support of the bill.


03:20:39 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1233 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey No
Lee Yes
Lundeen Excused
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1189 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:20:49 PM  
Sens, Gonzales and
Moreno introduced House Bill 21-1189.  The bill adds news requirements
for certain stationary sources of hazardous air pollutants, including monitoring,
community outreach, and corrective actions. The sponsors answered several
committee questions.
03:42:15 PM  
Mr. Michael Korenblat, representing Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc., testified to amend the bill.
03:45:56 PM  
Mr. Kevin Patterson, representing the Colorado Peoples Alliance, testified in support of the bill. Mayor Benjamin Huseman, representing City of Commerce City, testified in support of the bill.


03:52:33 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1189 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey Excused
Lee Yes
Lundeen No
Scott Excused
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1282 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


03:52:44 PM  
Sen. Gonzales introduced
House Bill 21-1282. This bill creates the Colorado Nonbank Mortgage Servicers
Act, and places some mortgage servicers under the oversight of the administrator
of the Consumer Credit Code.  The sponsor answered several committee
questions.
03:53:29 PM  
Mr. Cary Whitaker, representing the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association, testified to amend the bill. Ms. Martha Fulford, representing the Colorado Department of Law, testified in support of the bill.


04:05:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment C)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey Excused
Lee
Lundeen
Scott Excused
Winter
Bridges
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:07:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment D)
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey Excused
Lee
Lundeen
Scott Excused
Winter
Bridges
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:11:56 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1282, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey Excused
Lee Yes
Lundeen No
Scott Excused
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:12:54 PM   The committee adjourned.






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