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H_FIN_2020A 03/12/2020 09:35:44 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 03/12/2020
Attendance
Benavidez X
Bockenfeld X
Champion *
Gray X
Kraft-Tharp X
Rich X
Sandridge X
Snyder *
Sullivan X
Bird X
Herod X
Time 09:35:44 AM to 11:41:42 AM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Herod
This Report was prepared by Vanessa Reilly
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1293 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1184 Lay Over
HB20-1218 Referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1219 Referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1211 Referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1324 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

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

HB20-1293 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


09:38:27 AM  

Representatives McCluskie and Pelton presented House Bill 20-1293 to the committee, along with amendments L.009 and L.010 (Attachments A and B).  The bill makes several changes to current the local emergency telephone charge and the prepaid wireless 911 charge, and creates a new 911 surcharge.  In addition, the bill expands the use of broadband deployment funds to include 911 upgrades.

09:44:19 AM  
Jaci Marie Louise, representing the Colorado PUC 911 Task Force, testified in support of the bill.
09:56:00 AM  
Athena Butler, representing the Colorado PUC 911 Task Force, testified in support of the bill.
09:56:25 AM  
Anthony Scorzo, representing the Communications Workers of America, testified in support of the bill.
10:00:28 AM  
The witnesses responded to committee members' questions.
10:17:20 AM  
Katie Ruedebusch, representing Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee members' questions.
10:23:04 AM  
Representative McCluskie explained amendments L.009 and L.010 (Attachments A and B).


10:23:40 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009
Moved Bird
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Champion
Gray
Kraft-Tharp
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Bird
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:23:54 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010
Moved Bird
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Champion
Gray
Kraft-Tharp
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Bird
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:26:27 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1293, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Champion Excused
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1184 - Lay Over


10:26:36 AM  

Representatives Buentello and Pelton presented House Bill 20-1184 to the committee.  The bill continues the Commissioner of Agriculture's regulation of the Colorado Seed Act, which is scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2020.

10:28:16 AM  
Jordan Beezley, representing the Department of Agriculture, responded to committee members' questions.
10:35:31 AM  
Clare Pramuk, representing Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee members' questions.
10:49:23 AM  

The chair announced that the bill would be laid over for action only at a later date.



HB20-1218 - Referred to House Appropriations


10:50:33 AM  

Representative Buckner presented House Bill 20-1218 to the committee.  The bill continues the regulation of hearing aid providers by the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2020.



10:57:36 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1218 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Champion Yes
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Rich Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1219 - Referred to House Appropriations


10:57:41 AM  

Representative Buckner presented House Bill 20-1219 to the committee.  The bill continues the regulation of audiologists by the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2020.

11:02:34 AM  
Matt Bishop, representing Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee members' questions.


11:04:16 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1219 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Champion Yes
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1211 - Referred to House Appropriations


11:04:34 AM  

Representatives D. Valdez and Holtorf presented House Bill 20-1211 to the committee.  This bill continues the licensing of egg dealers in the Department of Agriculture, which is scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2020.

11:13:28 AM  
Jery Payne, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to committee members' questions.


11:30:47 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1211 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Champion Yes
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Rich Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1324 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


11:30:56 AM  

Representative Carver presented House Bill 20-1324 to the committee, along with amendment L.002 and a handout (Attachments C and D). The bill continues the voluntary income tax check-off contribution to the Colorado Domestic Abuse Program as long as it meets the minium requirement for a check-off provision.

11:34:12 AM  
Lydia Waligorski, representing Violence Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
11:36:05 AM  
Brittany Wirth, representing the Department of Revenue, responded to committee members' questions.


11:40:17 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Bird
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Champion
Gray
Kraft-Tharp
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Bird
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:40:29 AM  
Representative Carver wrapped up her presentation to the committee.


11:41:29 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1324, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Champion Yes
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:41:42 AM   The committee adjourned.