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h_sa_2018a_2018-02-01t10:07:05z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1036

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Feb 1, 2018      
Location LSB A



HB18-1036 - Postponed Indefinitely


10:07:42 AM  

Representative Leonard, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1036. The bill increases the exemption for business personal property from $7,400 to $50,000 in 2018, and adjusts the exemption for inflation every two years.  In addition, the bill raises the limit for consumable property that is exempt from property taxes from $350 to $500.

Representative Leonard distributed several handouts to the committee [Attachments A to G].

10:20:49 AM  
Larson Silbaugh, Legislative Council Staff, explained the fiscal note for the bill.
10:23:59 AM  

Representative Leonard made additional comments to the committee. He provided another handout to the committee [Attachment H].

10:26:04 AM  

Mr. Silbaugh further explained Attachment E. Representative Leonard made additional comments to the committee about Attachment H.

10:29:39 AM  
Representative Leonard answered questions from the committee.
10:48:22 AM  
Mr. Silbaugh answered questions from the committee.
10:50:38 AM  
Patrick Boyle, Colorado Competitive Council, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Boyle answered questions from the committee.
11:07:05 AM  
Evan Goulding, Special District Association of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:14:11 AM  
Dianne Criswell, Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:17:56 AM  
Richard Orf, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:20:06 AM  
Bill Clayton, Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill.
11:22:06 AM  
Tony Gagliardi, National Federation of Independent Business, testified in support of the bill.
11:25:18 AM  
Jim Everson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
11:33:27 AM  

Representative Leonard explained amendment L.002 [Attachment I]. The committee discussed amendment L.002.



11:36:30 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment I].
Moved Humphrey
Seconded Leonard
Benavidez
Hooton
Humphrey
Leonard
Melton
Weissman
Williams D.
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:36:31 AM  

Representative Leonard made concluding remarks to the committee. He provided an email from Dave Bagenski [Attachment J] to the committee. Committee members made comments about the bill.



11:55:37 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1036, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Leonard
Seconded Humphrey
Benavidez No
Hooton No
Humphrey Yes
Leonard Yes
Melton No
Weissman No
Williams D. Yes
Lontine No
Foote No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


11:56:07 AM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1036 indefinitely.
Moved Melton
Seconded Lontine
Benavidez Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Leonard No
Melton Yes
Weissman Yes
Williams D. No
Lontine Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS