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81B4A822EC996AF4872583CF006B56C1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1257

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Apr 1, 2019      
Location Old State Library



HB19-1257 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:32:28 PM  

Representatives Becker and McCluskie presented House Bill 19-1257 to the committee along with two handouts (Attachments A and B).  Beginning in the current FY 2018-19, this bill permits the state to retain all revenue collected in excess of the state TABOR limit and to spend this revenue for public schools, higher education, and transportation projects.  Representative Tipper announced that the committee would take concurrent testimony on House Bills 19-1257 and 19-1258.

01:48:12 PM  

Amie Baca-Oehlert, representing Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bills.

01:50:29 PM  
Jen Walmer, representing Democrats for
Education Reform, testified in support of the bills.
01:52:49 PM  
Joe Garcia, repreenting the Colorado Community
Colleges System, testified in a neutral capacity and distributed a handout
(Attachment C).
01:53:38 PM  

Matt Hogan, representing Colorado Contractors Association, testified in support of the bills.

01:56:31 PM  
Mizraim Cordero, representing the Denver
Metro Chamber of Commerce and Colorado Competitive Council, testified in
support of the bills.
02:00:29 PM  
Steven Summer, representing the Colorado
Hospital Association, testified in support of the bills.
02:01:32 PM  

Elaine Berman, representing Metropolitan State University Denver, testified in support of the bills.

02:06:31 PM  
Loren Furman, representing the Colorado
Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bills.
02:06:46 PM  
Kevin Hougen, representing the Aurora Chamber
of Commerce, testified in support of the bills.
02:11:46 PM  
Gregg Moss, representing Metro North Chamber
of Commerce, testified in support of the bills.
02:12:02 PM  
Sara Blackhurst, representing Action 22,
testified in support of the bills.
02:14:37 PM  
Kevin Doran, representing the Aurora Economic
Development Council, testified in support of the bills.
02:16:51 PM  
Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado
Municipal League, testified in support of the bills and distributed a handout
(Attachment D).
02:20:09 PM  
Ben Tisdel, Ouray County Commissioner,
testified in support of the bills.
02:24:14 PM  
Dan Thurlow, representing himself, testified
in support of the bills.
02:28:41 PM  
Brad Young, representing himself, testified
in support of the bills.
02:30:43 PM  
John Messner, Gunnison County Commissioner,
representing Counties and Communities Acting Together, testified in support
of the bills.
02:44:28 PM  
Doug Lidiak, representing the Colorado
Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bills.
02:47:18 PM  
Lisa Escarcega, representing Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the bills.
02:50:20 PM  
Herb Atchison, Mayor of Westminster, testified in support of the bills.
02:57:10 PM  
Diane Doney, representing Littleton Public Schools, testified in support of the bills.
02:57:30 PM  
Chuck Jensen, representing Aims Community College, testified in support of the bills.
03:00:31 PM  
Kelly Causey, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bills.
03:04:09 PM  
Sue Sava, representing the Public Education and Business Coalition, testified in support of the bills.
03:06:59 PM  
Zach Zaslow, representing Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bills.
03:11:24 PM  
Ali Mickelson, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bills.
03:11:58 PM  

Claire Levy, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Poilicy, testified in support of the bills.

03:15:31 PM  
Troy Whitmore, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:18:23 PM  
Charley Olena, representing New Era Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:18:44 PM  
Natalie Menten, representing herself, testified
against the bills and provided a handout (Attachment E).
03:21:33 PM  
Shari Shiffer-Krieger, representing Americans for Prosperity, testified against the bills.
03:32:42 PM  
Mark Ferrandino, representing Denver Public Schools, testified in support of the bills.
03:33:04 PM  
Mark Turner, representing the Colorado Nonprofit Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:35:34 PM  
Evie Hudak, representing Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bills.
03:38:56 PM  
Andrea Wilkins, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the bills.
03:38:58 PM  

Betsy Bevis, representing Great Education Colorado, testified in support of the bills.

03:44:45 PM  
Harry Hempy, representing himself, testified in support of the bills.
03:46:29 PM  
Representative McCluskie read the testimony of Tim Foster, representing Colorado Mesa University (Attachment B).
03:50:59 PM  
Representative Becker distributed amendment
L.001 (Attachment F).


03:51:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment F)
Moved Snyder
Seconded Gray
Beckman
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Gray
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Kennedy
Tipper
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:52:28 PM  
Representatives Becker and McCluskie wrapped up their presentation to the committee. Committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


04:08:00 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1257, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Snyder
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld No
Gray Yes
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Kennedy Yes
Tipper Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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