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S_SA_2018A 05/02/2018 01:42:59 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 05/02/2018
Attendance
Court X
Hill *
Moreno X
Cooke X
Marble X
Time 01:42:59 PM to 08:47:44 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Marble
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1290 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1006 Amended, referred to Senate Finance
HB18-1319 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1393 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1356 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1321 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1197 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1094 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1377 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1009 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1291 Referred to Senate Finance
HB18-1367 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1414 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1310 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1292 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1352 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1419 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1289 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1376 Postponed Indefinitely

HB18-1290 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:43:09 PM  

Senator Sonnenberg asked the committee to postpone indefinitely House Bill 18-1290 concerning the continuation of the Certification of Conservation Easement Holders in the Division of Real Estate.



01:44:18 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1290 indefinitely.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Court Yes
Hill Excused
Moreno Yes
Cooke Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1291 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:44:25 PM  

Senator Sonnenberg introduced House Bill 18-1291, concerning the Conservation Easement Oversight Committee.  The bill continues the Conservation Easement Oversight Commission in the Division of Real Estate.  He distributed a strike below amendment L.009 (Attachment A).  

01:52:38 PM  
Erik Glenn, Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural
Land Trust (CCALT), spoke in favor of the bill.
01:56:23 PM  
Mark Weston, Department of Regulatory Agencies
(DORA), made himself available for questions.
01:56:49 PM  

Belinda Groner, Heritage Defenders, spoke about the bill.  She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B).

01:58:05 PM  
Larry Keuter, CCALT, spoke in favor of
the bill.
02:02:28 PM  
Mr. Glenn responded to questions from the committee.
02:03:29 PM  
Emily Ibach, Colorado Farm Bureau, spoke
in favor of the bill.
02:07:04 PM  
Kelly Sloan, Landowners United, spoke neutrally
about the bill.
02:08:28 PM  
Brian Tobias, DORA, made himself available
to answer questions.
02:08:55 PM  
Julie Gentz, representing herself, spoke about the bill. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C).
02:09:57 PM  
Senator Sonnenberg made comments on the preceding testimony.
02:13:10 PM  
Ms. Gentz responded to questions from the committee.
02:15:00 PM  
Senator Sonnenberg responded to comments from the committee.
02:17:34 PM  
Terry Frankhouse, CCALT, spoke in favor
of the bill.
02:20:12 PM  
Senator Sonnenberg made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


02:25:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009
Moved Marble
Seconded
Court
Hill Excused
Moreno
Cooke
Marble
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:26:34 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1291, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Marble
Seconded
Court No
Hill Yes
Moreno No
Cooke Yes
Marble Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1006 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance


02:27:55 PM  

Senators Moreno and Gardner introduced House Bill 18-1006, concerning newborn screening.  The bill expands newborn screening for genetic and metabolic diseases, increases access to follow-up services, and creates a funding source for newborn hearing loss screening.  Senator Moreno responded to questions from the committee.

02:31:07 PM  
Sarah Wilkerson, representing herself,
spoke in favor of the bill.
02:34:09 PM  
Sara Kennedy, Colorado Hands and Voices, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:34:30 PM  
Erin Swetnam, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:36:59 PM  
Dr. David Horst, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:38:45 PM  
Carolyn Martin, Christian Home Educators
of Colorado, spoke about the bill.
02:43:28 PM  

Chris Wells, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, made himself available to answer questions.

02:44:21 PM  
Ellen Stern, Children's Hospital Colorado,
responded to questions from the committee.
02:48:21 PM  

Senator Gardner made closing comments on the merits of the bill.  He distributed amendments L.019, L.020, and L.022 (Attachments D, E, and F).



02:52:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.022
Moved Hill
Seconded
Court
Hill
Moreno
Cooke
Marble
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:53:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.020
Moved Hill
Seconded
Court
Hill
Moreno
Cooke
Marble
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:54:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.019
Moved Hill
Seconded
Court
Hill
Moreno
Cooke
Marble
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:54:26 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1006, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Hill
Seconded
Court Yes
Hill Yes
Moreno Yes
Cooke Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1319 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:54:37 PM  

Senator Gardner introduced House Bill 18-1319, concerning foster youth.  The bill allows counties to provide services to former foster care youth who have aged out of the foster care system if the county department develops a plan for the services.

02:56:39 PM  

Jamie Ulrich, Weld County Department of Human Services, spoke in favor of the bill.  She responded to questions from the committee.

02:57:12 PM  
Senator Gardner made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


03:04:18 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1319 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Court Yes
Hill Yes
Moreno Yes
Cooke Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1356 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


03:07:56 PM  

Senator Moreno introduced House Bill 18-1356.  The bill adds nonsubstantive cross references in statute concerning the crime of failure to register as a sex offender.



03:09:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1356 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Court Yes
Hill Excused
Moreno Yes
Cooke Excused
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1197 - Lay Over


03:10:01 PM  

Senator Moreno introduced House Bill 18-1197, concerning alternative accountability systems in school districts.  The bill creates a grant program in the Colorado Department of Education to provide grants to local education providers to design and pilot local, student-centered accountability systems that focus on measuring and improving student academic achievement.

03:13:53 PM  
Bree Lesser, La Veta School District, spoke in support of the bill.
03:18:30 PM  
The chair laid the bill over for action
at a later time.



HB18-1393 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:04:52 PM  

Senator Gardner introduced House Bill 18-1393, concerning implementation of the READ Act.  The Colorado Department of Education must adopt advisory lists of instructional programming and professional development.  The bill specifies that reading assessments and instruction must be evidence- or science-based, and must be aligned with each other and with preschool through elementary and secondary education stadards for reading.



03:07:33 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1393 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Hill
Seconded
Court Yes
Hill Yes
Moreno Yes
Cooke Excused
Marble No
Final YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1321 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:20:11 PM  

Senators Moreno and Martinez-Humenik introduced House Bill 18-1321, concerning efficient medicaid transportation.  The bill requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to create and implement an efficient and cost-effective method to meet urgent transportation needs within the existing medicaid non-medical transportation benefit.

03:20:23 PM  
Amy Freedman, Denver Health, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:22:19 PM  
Jeannette Hensley, Colorado Senior Lobby, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:22:44 PM  
Ms. Freedman responded to questions from the committee.
03:25:23 PM  
Senator Martinez-Humenik responded to questions
from the committee.
03:28:24 PM  
Senators Martinez-Humenik and Moreno made
closing comments on the merits of the bill.


03:30:33 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1321 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Court Yes
Hill No
Moreno Yes
Cooke Yes
Marble No
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1197 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:30:40 PM  
The committee resumed the hearing on House
Bill 18-1197.


03:31:36 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1197 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Court Yes
Hill No
Moreno Yes
Cooke No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:32:02 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1197 indefinitely.
Moved Hill
Seconded
Court No
Hill Yes
Moreno No
Cooke Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1094 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:32:17 PM  

Senators Martinez-Humenik and Moreno introduced House Bill 18-1094, concerning youth mental health treatment. The bill extends the Child Mental Health Treatment Act indefinitely.

03:37:33 PM  
Jason Williams, Pediatric Mental Health
Institute - Children's Hospital Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:38:10 PM  

Ellen Stern, Children's Hospital Colorado, distributed a letter to the committee and spoke in favor of the bill (Attachment G).

03:40:03 PM  

Michael Choy, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.  He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment H).

03:42:29 PM  

Andrew Babor, Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), responded to questions from the committee.

03:43:46 PM  
Ms. Stern responded to questions from the committee.
03:43:58 PM  
Mr. Williams responded questions from the committee.
03:45:04 PM  
Mr. Babor responded to questions from the committee.
03:46:00 PM  
Cristen Bates, CDHS, responded to questions from the committee.
03:46:36 PM  
Moe Keller, Mental Health Colorado, spoke
in favor of the bill.  
03:50:25 PM  

Senator Martinez-Humenik made closing comments on the merits of the bill.  She responded to questions from the committee.



03:55:29 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1094 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Court Yes
Hill No
Moreno Yes
Cooke Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1377 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:56:29 PM  

Senators Moreno and Donovan introduced House Bill 18-1377, concerning salary history information.  The bill makes it a discriminatory practice for an employer to seek salary history information, including information about prior compensation and benefits, from an applicant for employment unless an employer has provided a salary range for the open position or the applicant voluntarily agreed to discuss his or her salary with the employer.  Senator Moreno responded to questions from the committee.

04:00:23 PM  

Anna Crawford, Women's Lobby of Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.

04:01:11 PM  

Natalie Wood, Bell Policy Center, spoke in favor of the bill.  She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment I).

04:03:37 PM  

Karla Gonzales Garcia, COLOR, spoke in favor of the bill.  She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment J).

04:06:46 PM  

Emily Alves, 9to5 Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.  She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment K).

04:07:54 PM  
Senator Donovan made closing comments on the merits of the bill.
04:15:35 PM  

Senator Moreno made closing comments on the merits of the bill.

04:16:00 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.


04:19:44 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1377 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Court Yes
Hill No
Moreno Yes
Cooke No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:20:06 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1377 indefinitely.
Moved Hill
Seconded
Court No
Hill Yes
Moreno No
Cooke Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1009 - Postponed Indefinitely

04:20:23 PM  
Senator Donovan introduced House Bill 18-1009,
concerning diabetes drug pricing transparency.  The bill requires
drug manufacturers and pharmacy benefit managers to submit information
on diabetes drug costs and price increases to the Department of Public
Health and Environment.  She distributed two handouts to the committee
(Attachments L and M).
04:22:26 PM  
April Giles, Colorado Bioscience Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:27:28 PM  
Dana Malick, Pharmaceutical Research and
Manufacturers of America, spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:30:06 PM  
Daniel Smith, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.
04:31:57 PM  
Chewey Lam, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.
04:35:16 PM  
Ms. Malick responded to questions from the committee.
04:38:41 PM  
Mr. Smith responded to questions from the committee.
04:40:06 PM  
Brian Warren, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:43:14 PM  
Gail DeVore, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
04:43:47 PM  
Erika Armani, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
04:46:15 PM  
Diane Robinson, Colorado Senior Lobby, spoke in favor of the bill.
04:48:19 PM  
Mr. Warren responded to questions from the committee.
04:50:24 PM  
Ms. DeVore responded to questions from the committee.
04:54:31 PM  
Heather Swanson, representing herself,
spoke in favor of the bill.  She provided two handouts to the committee
(Attachments N and O).
04:59:09 PM  
Faith Harding, representing herself, spoke
in favor of the bill.
05:01:07 PM  
Christine Fallabel, American Diabetes Association,
spoke in favor of the bill.
05:03:52 PM  
Ian Fleming, representing himself, spoke
in favor of the bill.
05:06:19 PM  
Erin Gilmer, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
05:07:30 PM  
Ann King, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
05:09:36 PM  
Eric King, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.
05:11:48 PM  
Alexis King, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
05:14:09 PM  

Senator Donovan made closing comments on the merits of the bill.

05:24:14 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.


05:31:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1009 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Court
Seconded
Court Yes
Hill No
Moreno Yes
Cooke No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:31:29 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1009 indefinitely.
Moved Hill
Seconded
Court No
Hill Yes
Moreno No
Cooke Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1291 - Referred to Senate Finance


05:31:44 PM  

Senator Marble asked the committee to reconsider House Bill 18-1291, previously referred to the Appropriations Committee.  Senator Marble asked the committee to refer the bill instead to the Finance Committee.



05:32:59 PM
Motion Reconsider House Bill 18-1291.
Moved Marble
Seconded
Court Yes
Hill Yes
Moreno Excused
Cooke Yes
Marble Yes
YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:33:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1291 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Marble
Seconded
Court No
Hill Yes
Moreno Excused
Cooke Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1414 - Lay Over


05:34:08 PM  

Senator Priola introduced House Bill 18-1414 concerning higher education emergency grants.  The bill creates the emergency completion and retention grant program in the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) to assist eligible students with qualifying financial emergencies.  He distributed two handouts to the committee (Attachments P and Q).

05:38:58 PM  

Shannon McCasland, Aims Community College, spoke in favor of the bill.

05:42:34 PM  
Andrew Rauch, CDHE, spoke in favor of the
bill.
05:43:02 PM  
Mr. Rauch responded to questions from the
committee.
05:44:38 PM  

Ms. McCasland responded to questions from the committee.

05:47:09 PM  
Senator Priola made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


05:53:24 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1414 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Court Yes
Hill No
Moreno Yes
Cooke No
Marble Excused
YES: 2   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL



HB18-1367 - Postponed Indefinitely


05:53:43 PM  

Senator Priola introduced House Bill 18-1367, concerning professional development for school principals.  The bill creates the School Leadership Pilot Program in the Colorado Department of Education to provide experiential professional development for school principals.

05:56:41 PM  

Prateek Dutta, Education Reform Now, spoke in favor of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.

05:58:11 PM  
Senator Priola made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


06:01:39 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1367 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Court
Seconded
Court Yes
Hill No
Moreno Yes
Cooke No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:02:02 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1367 indefinitely.
Moved Hill
Seconded
Court No
Hill Yes
Moreno No
Cooke Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1414 - Postponed Indefinitely


06:02:04 PM  
The committee resumed the hearing on House
Bill 18-1414.


06:02:32 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1414 indefinitely.
Moved Hill
Seconded
Court No
Hill Yes
Moreno No
Cooke Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1310 - Postponed Indefinitely


06:03:02 PM  

Senators Priola and Fields introduced House Bill 18-1310, concerning emergency employment support services.  The bill creates a three-year emergency employment support services pilot program in the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.  

06:12:17 PM  
The committee recessed.
06:12:24 PM  
The committee came back to order.
06:19:08 PM  

Jesus Loayza, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, spoke in favor of the bill.

06:20:43 PM  

Kristopher Grant, Colorado Homebuilding Academy, spoke in favor of the bill.

06:23:27 PM  

Laura Ware, Skills2Compete Colorado - Colorado Center on Law and Policy, spoke in favor of the bill.

06:25:02 PM  
Senators Priola and Fields made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


06:31:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1310 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Court
Seconded
Court Yes
Hill No
Moreno Yes
Cooke No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:31:29 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1310 indefinitely.
Moved Hill
Seconded
Court No
Hill Yes
Moreno No
Cooke Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1292 - Postponed Indefinitely


06:31:46 PM  
Senators Court and Priola introduced House
Bill 18-1292, concerning assisting persons experiencing homelessness.  The
bill creates a grant program to fund local organizations that assist persons
experiencing homelessness. The sponsors provided a handout to the committee
(Attachment R).
06:35:05 PM  

Bruce Eisenhauer, Department of Local Affairs, made himself available to answer questions.

06:35:56 PM  
Senator Court made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


06:37:28 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1292 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Court
Seconded
Court Yes
Hill No
Moreno Yes
Cooke No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:37:54 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1292 indefinitely.
Moved Hill
Seconded
Court No
Hill Yes
Moreno No
Cooke Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1352 - Postponed Indefinitely


06:39:26 PM  

Senators Jones and Aguilar introduced House Bill 18-1352, concerning oil and gas setbacks.  Current law requires new oil and gas development be located at least 1000 feet from a school building.  This bill would require development be located at least 1000 feet from the school property line.  Senator Jones responded to questions from the committee.

06:42:48 PM  
Matt Samuelson, Western Environmental Law Partners, spoke in favor of the bill.
06:47:03 PM  
Theresa Conley, Conservation Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.
06:50:00 PM  
Dorothea Steinke, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
06:50:27 PM  
Michael Bellmont, representing himself,
sang in favor of the bill.
06:51:35 PM  
Marcia Martin, City of Longmont, spoke in favor of the bill.
06:55:56 PM  
Kate Christensen, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
06:58:56 PM  
Rosemary Anderson, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
07:01:31 PM  
Tim Estep, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.
07:04:41 PM  
Tracee Bentley, Colorado Petroleum Council, spoke in opposition to the bill.
07:07:44 PM  

Senator Aguilar and Senator Jones made closing comments on the merits of the bill.



07:14:24 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1352 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Court Yes
Hill No
Moreno Yes
Cooke No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:14:42 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1352 indefinitely.
Moved Hill
Seconded
Court No
Hill Yes
Moreno No
Cooke Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1289 - Lay Over




HB18-1419 - Postponed Indefinitely


07:15:22 PM  

Senators Jones and Kefalas introduced House Bill 18-1419, concerning disclosures of wellhead integrity.  The bill requires oil and gas operators to notify counties concerning development plans and to notify both the state and local governments concerning the location of subsurface facilities.

07:20:38 PM  
Marcia Martin, Longmont City Council, spoke in favor of the bill.
07:24:10 PM  

Theresa Conley, Conservation Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.

07:26:04 PM  
Cliff Smedley, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.
07:29:45 PM  
Michael Bellmont, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.
07:30:04 PM  
Jim Cole, Colorado Oil and Gas Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
07:34:10 PM  

Tracee Bentley, Colorado Petroleum Council, spoke in opposition to the bill.

07:36:54 PM  

Sara Loflin, League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans, spoke in favor of the bill.

07:38:26 PM  

Senators Jones and Kefalas made closing comments on the merits of the bill.

07:50:04 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.


07:50:48 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1419 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Court
Seconded
Court Yes
Hill No
Moreno Yes
Cooke No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:51:17 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1419 indefinitely.
Moved Hill
Seconded
Court No
Hill Yes
Moreno No
Cooke Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1289 - Postponed Indefinitely


07:51:35 PM  

Senator Jones introduced House Bill 18-1289, concerning forced pooling for school districts.  The bill exempts local governments and school districts that own mineral rights from being force pooled but maintains their ability to engage in voluntary pooling.

07:55:24 PM  
Aaron Bloom, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.
07:56:11 PM  
Marcia Martin, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
07:58:50 PM  
Theresa Conley, Conservation Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.
08:00:38 PM  

Sara Loflin, League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans, spoke in favor of the bill.

08:03:09 PM  
Cliff Smedley, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.
08:04:21 PM  
Michael Bellmont, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.
08:04:38 PM  

Tracee Bentley, Colorado Petroleum Council, spoke in opposition to the bill.

08:07:23 PM  

Jim Cole, Colorado Oil and Gas Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.

08:12:08 PM  
Senator Jones made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


08:16:05 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1289 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Court
Seconded
Court Yes
Hill No
Moreno Yes
Cooke No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


08:16:26 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1289 indefinitely.
Moved Hill
Seconded
Court No
Hill Yes
Moreno No
Cooke Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1376 - Postponed Indefinitely


08:16:40 PM  

Senator Aguilar introduced House Bill 18-1376, concerning residential support services.  The bill requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), in conjunction with the Division of Housing, to implement a system of oversight for individual residential services and supports for providers and residences.  She responded to questions from the committee.

08:25:14 PM  

Jerry Stricker, Golden Fire Department and Fire Marshalls Association of Colorado (FMAC), spoke in favor of the bill.

08:27:24 PM  

Kevin Ferry, FMAC, spoke in favor of the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.

08:29:54 PM  

Colin Laughlin, HCPF, responded to questions from the committee.

08:36:30 PM  

Emma Hudson, Alliance, spoke neutrally about the bill.

08:36:46 PM  

Christiano Sosa, The Arc of Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.

08:42:19 PM  

Bruce Stahlman, ARC Thrift Stores, spoke in favor of the bill.

08:42:50 PM  

Senator Aguilar made closing comments on the merits of the bill.

08:46:15 PM  

Senator Hill discussed the preceding testimony.



08:47:02 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1376 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Court
Seconded
Court Yes
Hill No
Moreno Yes
Cooke No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


08:48:05 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1376 indefinitely.
Moved Hill
Seconded
Court No
Hill Yes
Moreno No
Cooke Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:47:44 PM   Committee Adjourned






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