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H_FIN_2017B 10/02/2017 10:56:46 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 10/02/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:56 AM to 01:48 PM
Beckman
*
Benavidez
X
Place: RM 271
Catlin
E
Covarrubias
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Gray
X
Representative Pabon
Herod
X
Kennedy
X
This Report was prepared by
Lawrence
X
Kori Donaldson
Michaelson Jenet
X
Thurlow
X
Van Winkle
X
Foote
X
Pabon
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, R=Remote, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17B-1001 Referred to the Committee of the Whole



10:57 AM -- HB17B-1001



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative K.C. Becker, prime sponsor, presented HB 17B-1001, which requires that special districts levying sales taxes on all transactions taxed by the state also levy sales taxes on retail marijuana transactions, irrespective of the state sales tax exemption adopted in Senate Bill 17-267. Special district taxes on retail marijuana that were suspended on July 1, 2017, will again be assessed on November 1, 2017.





11:02 AM



Representative Becker responded to committee questions about HB 17B-1001 and SB 17-267.





11:17 AM



Committee discussion continued on the merits of the bill and the legislative intent of SB 17-267.



11:30 AM --
Mr. Dave Genova, Manager, Regional Transportation District (RTD), testified in support of the bill.



11:34 AM --
Mr. Joe Lamers, representing the RTD Advisory Committee, testified in support of the bill.

















11:37 AM --
Ms. Ann Rajewski, representing the Colorado Association of State Transit Authorities (CASTA), testified in support of the bill.



11:39 AM --
Ms. Lorraine Anderson, representing RTD, testified in support of the bill.





11:40 AM



Mr. Genova responded to questions from the committee.





11:51 AM



Representative Becker responded to a committee question. Mr. Genova also continued to respond to questions from the committee.



12:03 PM --
Mayor Heidi Williams, representing the City of Thornton, the Metro Mayors Caucus, and other mayors of Adams County communities, testified in support of the bill.



12:06 PM --
Mayor Jackie Millet, representing the City of Lone Tree, testified in support of the bill.



12:08 PM --
Ms. Ann Terry, representing the Special Districts Association, testified in support of the bill.





12:10 PM



Mayor Williams and Mayor Millet responded to questions from the committee



12:17 PM --
Mr. Mizraim Cordero, representing the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.



12:20 PM --
Mr. Nick Colglazier, representing the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in support of the bill.



12:22 PM --
Mr. Bob Golden, representing the Metro South Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.



12:23 PM --
Ms. Deb Jordy, Director of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), testified in support of the bill.



12:28 PM --
Mr. Allen Pougue, representing the SCFD, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Pougue responded to questions from the committee.

























12:35 PM



Ms. Jordy and Mr Pougue continued to respond to committee questions.



12:45 PM --
Mr. Gregg Moss, representing the Metro North Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.



12:47 PM --
Mr. Penn Pfiffner, representing the TABOR Committee, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Pfiffner responded to questions from the committee.



01:01 PM --
Professor Richard Collins, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and to respond to questions about TABOR. Professor Collins responded to questions from the committee. Representative Becker commented on Professor Collins' testimony and responded to committee questions.





01:18 PM



Professor Collins responded to additional committee questions.





01:27 PM



Representative Becker made closing comments on the bill. Members of the committee commented on the merits of the bill.

BILL: HB17B-1001
TIME: 01:46:56 PM
MOVED: Kennedy
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17B-1001 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 8-4.
SECONDED: Herod
VOTE
Beckman
No
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
Excused
Covarrubias
No
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
No
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
No
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 4 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 REMOTE: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:48 PM



The committee adjourned.


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