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S_FIN_2021A 05/26/2021 06:28:26 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 05/26/2021
Attendance
Hisey X
Lee *
Lundeen X
Moreno X
Scott X
Bridges X
Pettersen X
Time 06:28:26 PM to 10:45:05 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Pettersen
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1318 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB21-272 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1279 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1288 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1314 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1312 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1311 Referred to Senate Appropriations

HB21-1318 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


06:28:44 PM  
President Garcia and Sen. Jaquez Lewis introduced House Bill 21-1318. The bill diverts state revenue from lottery proceeds to create an outdoor equity board and grant program in the Department of Natural Resources.
06:30:00 PM  
Director Mark Ferrandino, representing the Colorado Department of Revenue, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Jason Swann, representing Western Resource Advocates, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Kenneth Maestas, representing The Colorado Cross Disability Coalition (CCDC), testified in support of the bill.
06:44:59 PM  
Mr. Doug Vilsack,
representing DNR, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Jared Bynum, representing
Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.


06:54:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1318 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Excused
Lundeen No
Moreno Yes
Scott No
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-272 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


06:55:10 PM  
Majority Leader Fenberg introduced Senate Bill 21-272. This bill makes various statutory changes to the operation of the Public Utilities Commission, and removes the existing cap on annual fees collected from regulated public utilities.
06:56:48 PM  
Mr. Jack Ihle, representing Xcel Energy, testified to amend the bill. Ms. Gwen Farnsworth, representing Western Resource Advocates, testified to amend the bill.
07:07:08 PM  
Mr. Michael Nicoletti, representing DORA, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Kevin Cray, representing Coalition for Community Solar Action, testified in support of the bill.


07:21:32 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-272 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey No
Lee Yes
Lundeen No
Moreno Yes
Scott No
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1279 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


07:21:41 PM  
Sen. Fields introduced House Bill 21-1279. The bill enters Colorado into the Occupational Therapy Licensure Interstate Compact to allow occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants to practice in multiple states
07:22:45 PM  
Ms. Bailey Johnson, representing the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Meghan Pudeler, representing the American Occupational Therapy Association, testified in support of the bill.
07:22:46 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment A.


07:32:00 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1279 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Moreno Yes
Scott Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1288 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


07:32:09 PM  
Sen. Coleman introduced House Bill 21-1288. This bill creates the Colorado Startup Loan Program and transfers funds to be disbursed to eligible businesses by the Office of Economic Development.
07:37:24 PM  
The committee members asked questions about underwriting standards.
07:40:20 PM  
Mr. Jeff Kraft, representing
OEDIT, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Richard Orf, representing
the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support
of the bill.


07:46:37 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1288 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Excused
Moreno Yes
Scott No
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1314 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


07:47:05 PM  
Sen. Moreno introduced
House Bill 21-1314. The bill repeals the Department of Revenue's discretionary
and mandatory authority to revoke driver licenses when certain offenses
are committed. The sponsor answered several committee questions.
07:52:31 PM  
Colonel Matthew Packard,
representing the Colorado State Patrol, testified in favor of the bill.
 Ms. Denise Maes, representing the ACLU-CO, testified in favor of
the bill.  Ms. Helen Griffiths, representing ACLU-CO, testified in
support of the bill.  Witnesses answered several committee questions.
 
08:02:16 PM  
Ms. Esther Turcios,
representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in favor of the bill.
 
08:05:44 PM  
Senator Moreno explained Amendment L.011


08:07:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment B)
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Lundeen Excused
Moreno
Scott
Bridges
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
08:07:12 PM  
Senator Rodriguez joined the committee and made closing comments.


08:09:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1314, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Excused
Lundeen Yes
Moreno Yes
Scott Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1312 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


08:18:15 PM  
Sens, Hansen and Moreno introduced House Bill 21-1312. The bill makes various changes to the insurance premium, property, sales and use, and severance taxes.
08:19:30 PM  
The committee heard testimony on both House Bill 21-1312 and House Bill 21-1311.
08:19:54 PM  
Mr. Joe Costello, representing Arcadia Settlements Group, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Keith Mancini, representing Empower Retirement, testified to amend the bill. Ms. Jennifer Webb, representing Pacific Life Insurance, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Tyler Laughlin, representing the American Council of Life Insurers, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Brent Jones, representing the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, testified to amend the bill. Ms. Dianna Orf, representing the Colorado Mining Association, testified to amend the bill. Ms. Erica Kenney, representing the Council on State Taxation, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Jason Berkowitz, representing the Insured Retirement Institute, testified to amend the bill.
08:36:15 PM  
Mr. Ted Leighty, representing the Colorado Association of Home Builders, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Chris Linsmayer, representing Colorado Ski Country USA, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Mark Turner, representing the Colorado Nonprofit Association, testified to amend the bill.
08:52:03 PM  
Mr. Travis Holland, representing the Colorado Oil & Gas Association and the Colorado Petroleum Council Section 11 Return On Investment, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Loren Furman, representing the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Eric Vaughn, representing the National Structured Settlements Trade Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Richard Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Meredith Beeson, representing the Global Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.
09:06:46 PM  
Executive Director Mark Ferrandino, representing the Colorado Department of Revenue, testified in support of the bill. Commissioner Michael Conway, representing the Division of Insurance, testified in support of the bill. Ms, Carole Hedges, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.
09:15:28 PM  
Dr. Angie Paccione, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
09:50:16 PM  
Ms. Lindsey Vigoda, the Small Business Majority, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Joshua Mantell, representing The Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill. Mr. George Davis V, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
09:59:41 PM  
Mr. Norm Davey, representing Together Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Sandy Shoemaker, representing Employee Ownership Commission, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Louise Myrland, representing the Women's Foundation of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Kayla Frawley, representing Clayton Early Learning, testified in support of the bill.
09:59:42 PM  
Written testimony for HB 21-1312 may be found in Attachment C, while written testimony for HB 21-1311 may be found in Attachment D.


10:21:38 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1312 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Hisey No
Lee Yes
Lundeen No
Moreno Yes
Scott No
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1311 - Referred to Senate Appropriations




10:22:34 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1311 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Hisey No
Lee Yes
Lundeen No
Moreno Yes
Scott No
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


10:45:05 PM   The committee adjourned.






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