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H_FIN_2021A 06/07/2021 01:57:34 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 06/07/2021
Attendance
Benavidez *
Bradfield X
Daugherty X
Gonzales-Gutierrez *
Gray *
Kipp X
Pelton X
Rich X
Sandridge X
Snyder *
Bird X
Time 01:57:34 PM to 05:50:44 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Bird
This Report was prepared by Vanessa Reilly
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-033 Referred to House Appropriations
SB21-293 Referred to House Appropriations
SB21-273 Postponed Indefinitely
SB21-060 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

SB21-033 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:58:18 PM  
Representatives Will and Roberts presented Senate Bill 21-033 to the committee. The bill changes to the Conservation Easement Tax Credit program to create a new transferable tax credit for previously disallowed tax credits and an ombudsman and arbitration process to resolve disputes concerning the distribution of the credit among affected parties.
01:59:16 PM  
Jim Guire, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:10:29 PM  
Melissa Daruna, representing Keep It Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:14:23 PM  
Erik Glenn, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:14:33 PM  
Allen Gentz, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:24:40 PM  
Jilliane Hixson,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:27:50 PM  
Austin Vincent, representing Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.
02:41:09 PM  
Don Brown, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:51:23 PM  
Belinda Sturges, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:52:12 PM  
Josh Abram, Legislative
Council Staff, responded to committee members' questions.
03:00:48 PM  
Representatives Will and Roberts wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


03:06:07 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-033 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Snyder
Seconded Pelton
Benavidez No
Bradfield Yes
Daugherty No
Gonzales-Gutierrez No
Gray Yes
Kipp Yes
Pelton Yes
Rich Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Bird Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-293 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:06:29 PM  
Representatives Esgar and Gray presented Senate Bill 21-293 to the committee. For 2022 and 2023, the bill reduces property tax assessment rates for residential property, agricultural property, and property used for renewable energy production.
03:09:01 PM  
Sheila Reiner, representing Mesa County Treasurer, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:20:31 PM  
Carol Hedges, representing Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:20:47 PM  
Doug Vilsack, representing Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill.
03:24:25 PM  
Executive Director Rick Garcia, representing Department of Local Affairs, testified in support of the bill.
03:24:31 PM  
Representatives Gray and Esgar wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


03:30:51 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-293 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez Yes
Bradfield No
Daugherty Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Gray Yes
Kipp Yes
Pelton Excused
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Bird Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-273 - Postponed Indefinitely

03:31:29 PM  
Representatives Benavidez
and Bacon presented Senate Bill 21-273 to the committee, along with amendments
L.033, L.034, L.036, L.042, and L.043 to the committee (Amendments A-E).
 This bill restricts the use of arrests and monetary bonds in certain
cases, and authorizes sheriffs to manage their jail populations by establishing
standards for admission.
04:10:10 PM  
Ronald Sloan, representing Colorado Association of the Chiefs of Police, testified in opposition to the bill. Alex Cabriales, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Adrian Vasquez, representing Colorado Springs Police Department, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:15:53 PM  
Javier Mabrey, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:19:32 PM  
Catherine Mabrey, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Samuel Sinyangwe, representing Campaign Zero, testified in support of the bill. Elisabeth Epps, representing Colorado Freedom Fund, testified in support of the bill.
04:27:15 PM  
Chief Todd Reeves, representing Colorado Association of the Chiefs of Police, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:40:44 PM  
Mayor Jackie Millet, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:41:04 PM  
Chief Dave Hayes, representing Louisville Police Department- Colorado Association Chiefs of Police, testified in opposition to the bill. Chris Howes, representing Colorado Retail Council, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:45:28 PM  
Rebecca Wallace , representing ACLU-CO, testified in support of the bill. Dana Steiner, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Sharletta Evans, representing Colorado Crime Survivors Network, testified in support of the bill.
04:56:21 PM  
The committee members asked about arrest provisions and automatic personal recognizance bonds.
04:59:47 PM  
Connie Brenton, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Amanda Terrell Orr, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Judith McGill, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:05:59 PM  
Denise Maes, representing ACLU-CO, testified in support of the bill.
05:08:23 PM  
District Attorney Beth McCann, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:13:47 PM  
Representative Bacon explained the amendments.


05:15:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.033
Moved Benavidez
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Benavidez
Bradfield
Daugherty
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Gray
Kipp
Pelton
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Bird
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:16:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.034
Moved Benavidez
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez
Bradfield
Daugherty
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Gray
Kipp
Pelton
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Bird
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:16:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.036
Moved Benavidez
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez
Bradfield
Daugherty
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Gray
Kipp
Pelton
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Bird
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:18:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.042
Moved Benavidez
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez
Bradfield
Daugherty
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Gray
Kipp
Pelton
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Bird
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:19:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.043
Moved Benavidez
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez
Bradfield
Daugherty
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Gray
Kipp
Pelton
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Bird
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:19:16 PM  
Sponsors wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


05:36:57 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-273, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Benavidez
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez Yes
Bradfield No
Daugherty Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Gray No
Kipp Yes
Pelton No
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Bird No
YES: 5   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:37:51 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 21-273 indefinitely.
Moved Snyder
Seconded Bird
Benavidez No
Bradfield Yes
Daugherty No
Gonzales-Gutierrez No
Gray Yes
Kipp No
Pelton Yes
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Bird Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-060 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


05:39:37 PM  
Representative Roberts
presented Senate Bill 21-060 to the committee, along with amendments L.008
(Attachment F).
05:42:46 PM  
Kate Sneed, representing Office of Information Technology, testified to amend the bill.
05:44:01 PM  
Jennifer Price, representing Comcast, testified to amend the bill.
05:44:51 PM  
Pete Kirchhof, representing Colorado Telecommunications Association , testified to amend the bill.


05:49:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008
Moved Snyder
Seconded Kipp
Benavidez
Bradfield
Daugherty
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Gray
Kipp
Pelton
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Bird
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:50:30 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-060, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Snyder
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Benavidez Yes
Bradfield No
Daugherty Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Gray Yes
Kipp Yes
Pelton Yes
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Bird Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:50:44 PM   The committee adjourned.






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