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S_SA_2017A 05/08/2017 03:33:19 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Date: 05/08/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 03:33 PM to 04:31 PM
Aguilar
X
Cooke
X
Place: SCR 352
Fenberg
X
Sonnenberg
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Marble
X
Senator Marble
This Report was prepared by
Julia Jackson
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1231

HB17-1278

HB17-1352

HB17-1366

HB17-1371
Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to Senate Appropriations

Postponed Indefinitely

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar





03:33 PM -- HB17-1231



Senator Smallwood, co-prime sponsor, reminded the committee of its hearing on House Bill 17-1231 on May 4, 2017. The bill concerns a reorganization of statutes governing the authority of the Commissioner of Insurance to examine companies engaged in the business of insurance in Colorado.



Senator Sonnenberg presented amendment L.003 (Attachment A).



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BILL: HB17-1231
TIME: 03:35:36 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A) The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Cooke
Fenberg
Sonnenberg
Marble
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



Senator Sonnenberg presented amendment L.004 (Attachment B). The committee discussed the amendment.



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BILL: HB17-1231
TIME: 03:37:12 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment B). The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
No
Cooke
Yes
Fenberg
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Marble
Yes
YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS































Senator Sonnenberg presented amendment L.005 (Attachment C). The committee discussed the amendment.



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BILL: HB17-1231
TIME: 03:39:06 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment C). The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
No
Cooke
Yes
Fenberg
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Marble
Yes
YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:39 PM



Senator Smallwood wrapped up his presentation of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1231
TIME: 03:40:05 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1231, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Fenberg
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Marble
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS

















03:41 PM -- HB17-1278



Senator Garcia, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1278 to the committee. This reengrossed bill requires the state treasurer to deposit $1.0 million of the proceeds from the tax on insurance premiums to the Local Firefighter Safety and Disease Prevention Fund for three fiscal years beginning July 1, 2017. The Division of Fire Prevention and Control in the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is required to report annually on the use of these funds to the Department of Local Affairs, Office of State Planning and Budgeting, and the General Assembly.



03:44 PM --
Dennis Eulberg, representing the Colorado State Fire Chiefs and Colorado Professional Firefighters, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.





03:50 PM



Chris Creighton, Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee member questions.





03:52 PM



Senator Garcia wrapped up his presentation of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1278
TIME: 03:53:02 PM
MOVED: Fenberg
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1278 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Marble
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



































03:53 PM -- HB17-1352



Senator Moreno, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1352 to the committee. This reengrossed bill requires that entities that contract with the federal government to service student education loans obtain a supervised vendor license from the administrator of the Uniform Consumer Credit Code in the Department of Law (DOL). The bill identifies exempt entities, such as loan originators and lenders who are already licensed under current law. The DOL must adopt rules for the new license requirement and begin licensing entities no later than September 1, 2018.



03:55 PM --
Bill Munn, representing Nelnet, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.



04:02 PM --
Charlotte Olena, representing New Era Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:06 PM --
Ryan Case, representing the American Federation of Teachers Colorado, testified in support of the bill.





04:10 PM



Senator Moreno wrapped up his presentation of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1352
TIME: 04:11:57 PM
MOVED: Fenberg
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1352 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Cooke
No
Fenberg
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Marble
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL






























BILL: HB17-1352
TIME: 04:14:04 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1352 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
Aguilar
No
Cooke
Yes
Fenberg
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Marble
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:14 PM -- HB17-1366



Senator Kefalas, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1366 to the committee. This bill requires the state's climate change staff person to include measurable goals based on the best available science that are at least as ambitious as the goals established by the Governor's Executive Order D-004-08, with near-term, mid-term, and long-term deadlines to achieve those goals that will either reduce Colorado's greenhouse gas emissions or increase Colorado's adaptive capability to respond to climate change. The Governor or his designee must report annually to the General Assembly on the progress made in meeting the climate action plan goals, including whether the state is on track to meet the deadlines and measurable goals specified in the plan.



04:20 PM --
Dianna Orf, representing the Colorado Mining Association, testified against the bill.



04:22 PM --
Sophia Guerrero-Murphy, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.











































04:25 PM



Senator Kefalas wrapped up his presentation of the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1366
TIME: 04:29:05 PM
MOVED: Fenberg
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1366 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Cooke
No
Fenberg
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Marble
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: HB17-1366
TIME: 04:29:23 PM
MOVED: Marble
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1366 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
Aguilar
No
Cooke
Yes
Fenberg
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Marble
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



























04:29 PM -- HB17-1371



Senator Cooke, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1371 to the committee. Under current law, an accredited hospital, a prescription drug outlet operated by a health maintenance organization, and the Department of Corrections (DOC) are permitted to distribute compounded and prepackaged medications to pharmacies that are under common ownership of the respective entity. This bill allows these entities to distribute the medications to pharmacies and to other outlets under common ownership of each entity.

BILL: HB17-1371
TIME: 04:30:29 PM
MOVED: Cooke
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1371 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Marble
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:31 PM



The committee adjourned.


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