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h_fin_2018a_2018-04-09t13:36:58z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1201

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Apr 9, 2018      
Location LSB A



HB18-1201 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:06:46 PM  
Representative Thurlow, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1201, which refers a measure to voters that would exempt severance taxes from the state's constitutional revenue and spending limit starting in FY 2019-20. If approved by voters, severance taxes would be exempt from the state revenue limit as long as severance tax credits or exemptions are not reduced and the severance tax distribution to local governments is not decreased. Committee members received a fact sheet about the bill, prepared by the Colorado Municipal Leagure [Attachment A].
02:15:40 PM  
Representative Thurlow responded to questions from the committee. Mr. Ed DeCecco, Office of Legislative Legal Services, and Mr. Larson Silbaugh, Legislative Council Staff, also responded to committee questions.
02:26:53 PM  
Representative Thurlow distributed and explained amendment L.002 [Attachment B]. He also responded to committee questions.
02:31:02 PM  
Mr. Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.
02:39:53 PM  
Mr. Bommer continued to respond to committee questions.
03:05:55 PM  
Mr. Thomas Muldoon, representing himself as a student from the University of Colorado at Boulder, testified in support of the bill.
03:09:20 PM  
Ms. Dianna Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:14:00 PM  
Mr. Zane Kessler, representing Colorado River Water Conservation District, testified in support of the bill.
03:15:45 PM  

Mr. Chris Stiffler, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.



03:23:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment B].
Moved Thurlow
Seconded Van Winkle
Beckman Yes
Benavidez No
Covarrubias Yes
Gray No
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence Yes
Michaelson Jenet No
Sandridge No
Thurlow Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Foote No
Pabon No
YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:23:45 PM  

Representative Thurlow made closing remarks on the bill.  Members of the committee commented on the merits of the bill.  Mr. DeCecco returned to the table to answer a question about amendment L.002.



03:34:27 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1201, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Thurlow
Seconded Van Winkle
Beckman No
Benavidez No
Covarrubias No
Gray No
Herod No
Kennedy No
Lawrence No
Michaelson Jenet No
Sandridge No
Thurlow Yes
Van Winkle No
Foote No
Pabon No
YES: 1   NO: 12   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:34:51 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1201 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.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Van Winkle
Beckman Yes
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge Yes
Thurlow No
Van Winkle Yes
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS