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h_fin_2018a_2018-03-19t13:37:28z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1070

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Mar 19, 2018      
Location LSB A



HB18-1070 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:36:42 PM  
Representatives Young and Wist, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1070, which diverts additional marijuana excise tax revenue from the Public School Fund to the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) program and raises the cap on the annual BEST lease payments. The bill sponsors distributed a fact sheet about the BEST program [Attachment B] and responded to questions from the committee.
02:45:29 PM  
Ms. Kathy Gebhardt, representing the BEST program and the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the program.
02:48:49 PM  
Former Senator Keith King, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:39 PM  
Mr. George Welsh, representing the Canon City School District and the Rural Schools Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
02:54:41 PM  

Mr. Maxwell Henson, representing the Canon City School District and himself as a parent of children that attend Washington Elementary, testified in support of the bill.

02:58:01 PM  

Ms. Monica Johnson, representing the Strasburg 31J School District, testified in support of the bill.

03:01:29 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill and responded to committee questions.
03:11:41 PM  
Members of the committee commented on the merits of the bill.


03:15:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1070 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Beckman Yes
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge Yes
Thurlow Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS