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H_FIN_2020A 06/04/2020 03:03:55 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 06/04/2020
Attendance
Benavidez X
Bockenfeld X
Champion X
Gray *
Kraft-Tharp X
Rich X
Sandridge X
Snyder X
Sullivan X
Bird X
Herod X
Time 03:03:55 PM to 04:52:52 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Herod
This Report was prepared by Vanessa Reilly
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-033 Referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1213 Referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1328 Postponed Indefinitely
HB20-1405 Laid Over
SB20-080 Postponed Indefinitely
SB20-093 Postponed Indefinitely
HB20-1200 Referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1406 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB20-035 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB20-208 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

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

SB20-033 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:04:05 PM  

Representative Lontine presented Senate Bill 20-033. The bill establishes a Medicaid buy-in program for working adults with disabilities who are 65 or older.  Written testimony on the bill is included as Attachment A.

03:05:35 PM  
Julie Reiskin, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.


03:08:54 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-033 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Kraft-Tharp
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Champion Yes
Gray Excused
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Rich Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1213 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:09:11 PM  
Representatives Young and Pelton presented House Bill 20-1213 to the committee. This bill continues and combines the Commodity Handler Act and the Farm Products Act in the Department of Agriculture, which are scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2020.


03:16:38 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1213 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Sandridge
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



HB20-1328 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:17:31 PM  

Representative Valdez presented House Bill 20-1328 to the committee.  This bill requires the Marijuana Enforcement Division in the Department of Revenue to promulgate rules on the process and procedure for filing and approving contingency plans for outdoor marijuana cultivation operations.



03:18:49 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1328 indefinitely.
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 No
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1405 - Laid Over


03:19:05 PM  

Representative Woodrow presented House Bill 20-1405 to the committee. The bill creates a $30 fee on persons who commence eviction proceedings to fund the Eviction Legal Defense Fund.  Written testimony on the bill is included as Attachment B.

03:19:58 PM  
Drew Hamrick, representing Colorado Apartment Association, testified against the bill.
03:37:22 PM  
Melanie Layton, representing Rocky Mountain Home Association, testified against the bill.
03:50:30 PM  
Jack Regenbogen, representing the Colorado Center on Law & Policy, testified in support of the bill.
03:54:04 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
04:02:52 PM  
The committee reconvened.
04:06:27 PM  

Representative Woodrow distributed and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment C).

04:06:28 PM  

The bill was laid over.



SB20-080 - Postponed Indefinitely


04:11:03 PM  

Representative Woodrow presented Senate Bill 20-080 to the committee. This bill clarifies the amounts that may be awarded in cases filed under the Colorado Consumer Protection Act.  Written testimony on the bill is included as Attachment D.



04:12:40 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 20-080 indefinitely.
Moved Gray
Seconded Kraft-Tharp
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Champion Yes
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Excused
Herod Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-093 - Postponed Indefinitely


04:13:19 PM  
Representative Weissman presented Senate Bill 20-093 to the committee. The bill creates the Consumer and Employee Arbitration Fairness Act, which establishes ethical standards for arbitrators, disclosure and protection of information requirements, and clarifies when damages are awarded.


04:18:58 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 20-093 indefinitely.
Moved Gray
Seconded Kraft-Tharp
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Champion Yes
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Excused
Herod Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1200 - Referred to House Appropriations


04:19:16 PM  

Representatives Weissman and Titone presented House Bill 20-1200 to the committee. The bill continues the HOA Information and Resource Center in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2020. State fiscal impacts under the bill include only the continuation of the program's current revenue and expenditures.  Written testimony on the bill is included as Attachment E.

04:20:25 PM  
Robert Ricanski, representing himself, testified against the bill.


04:32:50 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1200 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Gray
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Champion No
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1406 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


04:33:01 PM  

Representative Arndt presented House Bill 20-1406 to the committee, along with amendment L.001 (Attachment F). The bill transfers a total of $32.2 million to the General Fund from 22 different cash funds over two fiscal years.



04:35:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Gray
Seconded Bird
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


04:37:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1406, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Gray
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Champion No
Gray Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-035 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

04:37:22 PM  

Representatives Gray and Carver presented Senate Bill 20-035 to the committee, along with amendments L.007 and L.009 (Attachments G and H). This bill makes the pilot kiosk program administered by the Department of Revenue a permanent program, expands the services the program may provide, eliminates the convenience fee cap, and adds data security and accessibility requirements to the program.  Written testimony on the bill is included as Attachment I.



04:41:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Gray
Seconded Bird
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


04:43:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009
Moved Gray
Seconded Bird
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


04:45:01 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-035, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
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



SB20-208 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:45:09 PM  

Representatives Cutter and Duran presented Senate Bill 20-208 to the committee. This bill maintains all the voluntary contribution options currently appearing on Colorado income tax returns indefinitely.  Written testimony on the bill is included as Attachment J.



04:52:43 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-208 to the Committee of the Whole.
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


04:52:52 PM   The committee adjourned.