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H_FIN_2020A 02/27/2020 11:42:05 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 02/27/2020
Attendance
Benavidez X
Bockenfeld X
Champion *
Gray X
Kraft-Tharp X
Rich E
Sandridge X
Snyder *
Sullivan X
Bird *
Herod X
Time 11:42:05 AM to 01:20:05 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Herod
This Report was prepared by Vanessa Reilly
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1204 Postponed Indefinitely
HB20-1194 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1143 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1183 Referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1216 Referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1189 Lay Over

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB20-1204 - Postponed Indefinitely


11:42:51 AM  
Representative Ransom presented House Bill 20-1204 to the
committee.  The bill creates an income tax deduction for charitable
contributions to certain scholarship granting organizations for tax years
2021 through 2025.
11:48:32 AM  
Representative Ransom responded to questions from the committee.
11:54:00 AM  
Evie Hudak, representing Colorado PTA,
testified against the bill.
11:57:25 AM  
Caroline Nutter, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified against the bill.
11:57:43 AM  
Cindy Barnard, representing Taxpayers for Public Education, testified against the bill.
12:01:10 PM  
Kevin Vick, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified against the bill.
12:04:17 PM  
Representative Ransom distributed and explained amendments L.001 and L.003 (Attachments A and B).


12:11:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Sandridge
Seconded Champion
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Champion
Gray
Kraft-Tharp
Rich Excused
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Bird
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:12:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Sandridge
Seconded Champion
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Champion
Gray
Kraft-Tharp
Rich Excused
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Bird
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:12:07 PM  
Representative Ransom wrapped up her presentation to the committee.


12:22:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1204, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Sandridge
Seconded Champion
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld Yes
Champion Yes
Gray No
Kraft-Tharp No
Rich Excused
Sandridge Yes
Snyder No
Sullivan No
Bird No
Herod No
YES: 3   NO: 7   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


12:22:50 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1204 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 Gray
Seconded Bird
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Champion No
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Rich Excused
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1194 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


12:23:05 PM  
Representatives Exum and Will presented
House Bill 20-1194 to the committee.  The bill extends the voluntary
contribution designation benefitting the American Red Cross Colorado Disaster
Response, Readiness, and Preparedness Fund for tax years 2020 through 2025.
  Representative Exum distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
12:24:37 PM  
Gino Greco, representing the American Red Cross, testified in support of the bill.
12:28:26 PM  
Representative Exum explained amendment L.001 (Attachment C).


12:29:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Gray
Seconded Bird
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Champion
Gray
Kraft-Tharp
Rich Excused
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Bird
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:30:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1194, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Sandridge
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Champion Yes
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Rich Excused
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1143 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


12:31:02 PM  
Representatives Gonzales-Gutierrez and
Jackson presented House Bill 20-1143 to the committee, along with amendment
L.005 (Attachment D).  The bill increases the maximum per day fine
for air and water quality violations, and creates an environmental justice
ombudsman and environmental justice advisory board to identify and advocate
for environmental mitigation projects.
12:48:29 PM  

Rayna Hetlage, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.

12:54:56 PM  

John Putnam, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, made comments on the bill and the department's programs.

12:58:42 PM  

Jeff Stupak, representing Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions from the committee regarding the bill's fiscal impact.

01:04:49 PM  
Ms. Hetlage responded to questions from the committee regarding environmental justice.
01:07:33 PM  
Mr. Putnam responded to questions from the committee regarding program implementation.
01:10:40 PM  

Representative Jackson explained amendment L.005 (Attachment D).



01:13:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment D)
Moved Bird
Seconded Gray
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Champion
Gray
Kraft-Tharp
Rich Excused
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Bird
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:14:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1143, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Gray
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Champion No
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp No
Rich Excused
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1183 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:15:20 PM  
The bill continues the regulation of nurse aides by the Department
of Regulatory Agencies, which is scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2021.


01:15:28 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1183 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Champion No
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Rich Excused
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1216 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:14:58 PM  
The bill continues
the State Board of Nursing in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which
is scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2021.  
Written
testimony was received on the bill (Attachment E).


01:16:59 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1216 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Bird
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Champion No
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Rich Excused
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1189 - Lay Over


01:17:09 PM  

Representative Bockenfeld, introduced House Bill 20-1189, and requested that the bill be laid over. The chair announced that the bill would be laid over.


01:20:05 PM   The committee adjourned.