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S_SA_2016A 05/05/2016 10:09:00 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Date: 05/05/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:09 AM to 02:41 PM
Cooke
X
Jones
X
Place: SCR 356
Ulibarri
X
Sonnenberg
*
This Meeting was called to order by
Scott
X
Senator Scott
This Report was prepared by
Vanessa Conway
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1426

HB16-1441

HB16-1345

HB16-1003

HB16-1455

HB16-1429

HB16-1443

HB16-1322

HB16-1036

HB16-1371

HB16-1374

HB16-1376

SB16-212
Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Postponed Indefinitely

Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Postponed Indefinitely

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to Appropriations

Postponed Indefinitely

Postponed Indefinitely

Postponed Indefinitely

Postponed Indefinitely

Postponed Indefinitely

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar





10:09 AM -- HB16-1441



Senator Jones presented House Bill 16-1441 to the committee. This bill requires the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to consider the following costs of greenhouse gas emissions when considering a utility's proposal for electric resource planning:



• the likelihood of new environmental regulations concerning greenhouse gas emissions; and

• the present and future costs associated with the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane based on the cost of carbon.



The PUC shall determine the costs annually based on a review of the most appropriate national and regional markets for carbon dioxide emissions (carbon) for Colorado. Electric resource plans submitted to the PUC by regulated utilities must account for the cost of greenhouse gas emissions based on this determination.



























10:13 AM --
Dianna Orf, representing the Colorado Mining Association and the Associated Governments of Northern Colorado, testified against the bill.



10:15 AM --
Becky Long, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.





10:16 AM



Senator Jones wrapped up his presentation to the committee.





10:19 AM



The bill was laid over for action later in the meeting.





10:20 AM -- HB16-1345



Senator Cooke presented House Bill 16-1345 to the committee along with amendments L.020 and L.021 (Attachments A and B). This bill, as amended by the House Judiciary Committee, continues the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) in the Department of Public Safety from September 1, 2016, to September 1, 2019. The SOMB is set to sunset on September 1, 2016.



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10:24 AM --
Chris Lobana Rostovsky, representing the Department of Public Safety and the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill.



10:28 AM --
Angel Weant, representing the Judicial Department and Probation Services, testified in support of the bill.



10:31 AM --
Brie Akins, representing the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, testified in support of the bill.



10:34 AM --
Allison Boyd, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



10:37 AM --
Brian Tobias, representing the Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in support of the bill.

































10:39 AM



Senator Cooke wrapped up his presentation to the committee. The bill was laid over for action later in the meeting.





10:41 AM -- HB16-1003



Senators Merrifield and Todd presented House Bill 16-1003 to the committee. As amended in the House Finance Committee, this bill alters the income tax deduction for contributions to qualifying college savings accounts, and the deduction for interest earnings on or withdrawals from these savings accounts to the extent that they are used for qualifying higher education expenses and are not already excluded from federal taxable income. Beginning in tax year 2017, qualifying taxpayers may deduct a percentage of these qualifying contributions, interest earnings, and withdrawals from taxable income based on their adjusted gross income.



10:44 AM --
Ali Mickelson, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.





10:51 AM



Senators Todd and Merrifield wrapped up their presentation to the committee. The bill was laid over for action later in the meeting.





09:11 AM -- HB16-1455



Senators Marble and Kerr presented House Bill 16-1455 to the committee, along with amendments L.008 and L.009 (Attachments C and D). Under current law, the board of directors of the Metropolitan Football Stadium District consists of nine members. This bill increases the number of directors to 11, and allows the City and County of Broomfield to appoint one director, and the Governor to appoint one additional director. The bill limits all directors to two consecutive four-year terms.



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Under current law, the board may sell or lease the name and other intangible assets related to the metropolitan football stadium. This bill requires that any future sale, lease, or other agreement to name the stadium contain the phrase "Mile High". The bill further requires that signs depicting the stadium's name comply with sign codes or other regulations of the municipality in which the stadium is located.



The bill was laid over for action until later in the meeting.



























11:07 AM -- HB16-1429



Senator Kerr presented House Bill 16-1429 to the committee. Under current law, the State Board of Education may designate a public school as an alternative education campus (AEC). An AEC is a public school with greater than ninety-five percent of its students meeting high-risk criteria. This bill, as amended by the House Education Committee, modifies the criteria for the designation of AECs by:



• lowering the threshold for AEC designation from 95 percent high-risk students to 90 percent high-risk students;

• substituting four absences in any one month, or ten absences in any given year, for the current high-risk criteria of failing to remain continuously enrolled and regularly attending school in the previous semester;

• expanding high-risk criteria to include students who are wards of the courts, are in foster care, or have experienced the loss of a parent or sibling; and

• redefining the meaning of behavioral health issues related to high-risk students in AECs.



The CDE is required to continue working with the interested stakeholders and interested AECs to find and develop effective methods to accurately measure qualitative aspects of an AEC's performance. This specific authority is repealed July 1, 2017.



11:10 AM --
Jennifer Turnbull, representing The New America School, testified in support of the bill.



11:13 AM --
Jody Ernst, representing Momentum Policy & Research, testified in support of the bill.



11:16 AM



Senator Kerr wrapped up his presentation to the committee. The bill was laid over for action later in the meeting.





11:17 AM -- HB16-1426



Senators Tate and Jahn presented House Bill 16-1426 to the committee, along with a handout (Attachment E). The reengrossed bill creates a class 2 petty offense for the intentional misrepresentation of entitlement to an assistance animal, for purposes of obtaining a reasonable accommodation in housing or for the misrepresentation of a service animal or service animal in training for purposes of obtaining a reasonable accommodation in:

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• any place of employment, housing, or public accommodation;

• any programs, services, or activities conducted by a public entity;

• any public transportation service; or

• any other place open to the public.



11:21 AM --
Christina Johnson, representing herself, testified against the bill.



11:23 AM --
R.J. Stoker read the testimony of Peter Schnith against the bill.



11:25 AM --
R.J. Stoker, representing We the People, testified against the bill.



11:30 AM --
Francesca Maes, representing Good Dogs Service Dogs LLC, testified against the bill.



11:35 AM --
Ann Clement, representing the Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.



11:38 AM --
Kim Ytterberg, representing Domino Service Dogs, testified in support of the bill.



11:42 AM --
Fran Menly, representing Freedom Service Dogs, testified in support of the bill.



11:46 AM --
Carolyn Rogers, representing National Association of Residential Property Managers & the Apartment Association, testified in support of the bill.



11:51 AM --
Barbara Henry, representing Domino Service Dogs, testified in support of the bill.



11:58 AM --
Mark Simon, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment F).



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12:01 PM --
Terry Unruh, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



12:04 PM --
Marijo Rymer, representing the Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.





12:07 PM



Senators Tate and Jahn wrapped up their presentation to the committee.





12:09 PM



The bill was laid over to a later meeting date.



12:09 PM -- HB16-1441

BILL: HB16-1441
TIME: 12:11:23 PM
MOVED: Jones
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1441 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL
































BILL: HB16-1441
TIME: 12:12:15 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1441 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



12:12 PM -- HB16-1345

BILL: HB16-1345
TIME: 12:13:00 PM
MOVED: Cooke
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.020 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Jones
Ulibarri
Sonnenberg
Scott
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
































BILL: HB16-1345
TIME: 12:14:42 PM
MOVED: Cooke
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.021 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Jones
Ulibarri
Sonnenberg
Scott
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB16-1345
TIME: 12:14:58 AM
MOVED: Cooke
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1345, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS

































12:15 PM -- HB16-1003

BILL: HB16-1003
TIME: 10:05:31 AM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1003 to the Committee on Finance. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: HB16-1003
TIME: 12:16:33 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1003 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS

































12:16 PM -- HB16-1455

BILL: HB16-1455
TIME: 10:08:22 AM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Jones
Ulibarri
Sonnenberg
Scott
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB16-1455
TIME: 12:17:46 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.009 (Amendment D). The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
No
Jones
No
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






























BILL: HB16-1455
TIME: 12:18:40 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1455, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HB16-1455
TIME: 12:19:05 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1455 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS































12:19 PM -- HB16-1429

BILL: HB16-1429
TIME: 12:19:54 AM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1429 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





10:14 AM -- HB16-1322



Senator Donovan presented House Bill 16-1322 to the committee. The bill requires health insurance plans that are required by federal law to cover contraceptives to cover a 3-month supply of a prescription contraceptive the first time it is dispensed to a covered person and a 12-month supply any time it is subsequently redispensed.



12:25 PM --
Amanda Carlson, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



12:29 PM --
Erin Miller, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.



12:30 PM --
Cailtin Westerson, representing Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.



12:32 PM --
Ashley Wheeland, representing the Women's Lobby of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.





12:41 PM



Senator Donovan wrapped up her presentation to the committee. The bill was laid over for action later in the meeting.



























12:45 PM -- HB16-1443



Senator Heath presented House Bill 16-1443 to the committee. Beginning September 1, 2016, the bill requires youth sports organizations to notify a parent or legal guardian of each participating child concerning the organization's policies relating to criminal history background checks for adult employees and volunteers who work directly with children. Youth sports organizations must provide the notice within 30 days of a child registering with the organization. In addition, the bill requires youth sports organizations to supervise all adult employees and volunteers who work directly with children but who have not had a background check conducted in the preceding 12 months.



Youth sports organizations are defined in the bill as private, for-profit or not-for-profit corporations that provide sports activities for youths under age 18 as part of their core function. The bill excludes neighborhood youth organizations, public and private K-12 schools, public and private institutions of higher education, organizations providing unscheduled sporting events on a walk-in basis, and short-term classes or lessons on a walk-in basis from the definition of youth sports organization.





12:50 PM



The committee recessed.





12:55 PM



The committee reconvened.

BILL: HB16-1443
TIME: 12:56:11 PM
MOVED: Jones
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1443 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


















BILL: HB16-1443
TIME: 12:57:15 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1443 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:57 PM -- HB16-1322

BILL: HB16-1322
TIME: 12:58:02 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1322 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


























BILL: HB16-1322
TIME: 12:59:39 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1322 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:59 PM -- HB16-1376



Senator Carroll presented House Bill 16-1376 to the committee. Under current law, the Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies represents customers of electric and gas utilities in proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission. This bill expands the authority of the OCC to also represent customers of every common carrier, pipeline corporation, telephone corporation, and water corporation.



01:03 PM --
Tim Kundleman, representing CenturyLink, testified against the bill.



01:09 PM --
Bill Levis, representing the AARP, testified in support of the bill.



01:15 PM --
Pete Kirchhof, representing the Colorado Telecommunication Association, testified against the bill.



01:18 PM --
Cindy Schonhaut, Director of the Office of Consumer Counsel, answered questions from the committee.





01:22 PM



Senator Carroll wrapped up her presentation to the committee. The bill was laid over for action later in the meeting.





01:24 PM -- HB16-1036



Senator Ulibarri presented House Bill 16-1036 to the committee. Under current law, Colorado’s public schools are required to teach the history and civil government of the United States, including the history, culture and contributions of American Indians, Hispanic Americans, and African Americans. Completion of a course in civil government is a requirement for high school graduation. This bill, as amended by the House Education Committee, requires that schools also teach the history and civil government of the state of Colorado, and the history, culture, and contributions of Asian Americans.

The bill creates the 15-member History, Culture, and Civil Government in Education Commission (commission) and sets the conditions for the commission’s selection and composition. The commission must make recommendations to the State Board of Education (SBE) and the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) related to the learning of history, culture, and civil government. In addition, the commission must:



• assist the CDE and local school boards with the creation of content standards and instructional programs that address the bill's expanded requirements;

• participate in community forums held by school districts related to civic education; and

• make recommendations for revising state education standards to the CDE and the SBE.



Commission members must be appointed no later than August 15, 2016, and serve without compensation; however, members may be reimbursed for actual and reasonable expenses. In addition to attending the community forums, the commission is required to meet at least twice annually, beginning in September 2016.



01:27 PM --
Johnnie Nguyen, representing CU Denver Student Government, testified in support of the bill.



01:28 PM --
Ariana Nikmanesh, representing CU Denver Student Government, testified in support of the bill.





01:29 PM



The committee took a brief recess.





01:36 PM



The committee reconvened.



01:36 PM --
Dr. Ramon Del Castillo, representing Metropolitan State University of Denver, testified in support of the bill.



01:40 PM --
Ricardo Martinez, representing Padres y Jovenes Unidos, testified in support of the bill.



























01:43 PM --
Luis Torres, representing NACES, testified in support of the bill.



01:48 PM --
Nita Gonzales, representing Escuela Tlatelolco, testified in support of the bill.





01:55 PM



The committee took a brief recess.






01:59 PM



The committee reconvened.

BILL: HB16-1036
TIME: 01:59:49 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1036 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL












































BILL: HB16-1036
TIME: 02:02:53 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1036 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:03 PM -- HB16-1371



Senator Kefalas presented House Bill 16-1371 to the committee. This bill allows taxpayers to determine how they receive their income tax refunds. Beginning with tax year 2016, the Department of Revenue is required to provide taxpayers the opportunity to split their tax refund among up to four of the following methods:

    1) paper check;

    2) direct deposit into one or more savings accounts;

    3) direct deposit into one or more checking accounts; and

    4) direct deposit to one or more CollegeInvest savings accounts.



02:08 PM --
Duy Pham, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment G).



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02:10 PM --
Rich Jones, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.

































02:11 PM



Senator Kefalas wrapped up his presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1371
TIME: 02:13:21 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1371 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HB16-1371
TIME: 02:14:33 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1371 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS

























02:15 PM -- HB16-1374



Senator Kefalas presented House Bill 16-1374 to the committee. The reengrossed bill requires the Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to convene a stakeholder group to address various issues relating to freestanding emergency rooms, including appropriate regulation of such facilities; public education about primary, urgent, and emergency care; signs and notifications; costs and fees; and other matters as deemed necessary by the executive director of the CDPHE. The bill specifies the membership on the stakeholder group. The stakeholder group must convene by August 1, 2016. The CDPHE must provide a progress report to various legislative committees by January 1, 2017, and submit a final report of findings and recommendations by March 1, 2017.



02:19 PM --
Joshua Ewing, representing Colorado Hospital Association, testified against the bill.



02:25 PM --
Sara Orrange, representing Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in support of the bill.



02:27 PM --
Caitlin Westerson, representing Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.





02:29 PM



Senator Kefalas wrapped up his presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1374
TIME: 02:29:39 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1374 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL
























BILL: HB16-1374
TIME: 02:30:18 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1374 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:30 PM -- HB16-1376

BILL: HB16-1376
TIME: 02:31:08 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1376 to the Committee on Finance. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




























BILL: HB16-1376
TIME: 02:31:57 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1376 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:32 PM -- SB16-212



Senator Crowder presented Senate Bill 16-212 to the committee. This bill makes changes to align state law on eligibility for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program with federal law. Specifically, if an eligible participant's income rises above the level set by the county to deny child care assistance during the twelve-month eligibility period, the county must continue providing the child care subsidy until the next twelve-month redetermination period.



During the subsequent redetermination period, if the participant's income level exceeds the allowable level to qualify for assistance, the county may deny the participant by immediately notifying them that they are no longer eligible. The county must provide no less than 90 days and is encouraged to provide six months of the subsidy while the participant makes other child care arrangements. If the participant's income exceeds the maximum federal eligibility level at any point, no child care assistance is to be provided.



02:33 PM --
Bill Jaeger, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.



02:35 PM --
Rich Jones, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.



02:37 PM --
Lauren Schreier, representing the Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.































02:38 PM



Senator Crowder wrapped up his presentation to the committee.

BILL: SB16-212
TIME: 02:39:16 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-212 to the Committee of the Whole with a favorable recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:41 PM



The committee adjourned.