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J_LC_2022A 09/01/2022 09:28:27 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
Date 09/01/2022
Attendance
Benavidez X
Boesenecker X
Coleman X
Cooke X
Donovan X
Esgar X
Gardner X
Geitner X
Hansen X
Kennedy X
McKean X
Mullica X
Pelton X
Smallwood X
Valdez A. X
Van Winkle X
Moreno X
Fenberg X
Time 09:28:27 AM to 01:13:58 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Fenberg
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
Introductory Remarks Committee Discussion Only
Amendment D – New 23rd Judicial District Judges Committee Discussion Only
Amendment E – Extend Homestead Exemption to Gold Star Spouses Committee Discussion Only
Amendment F – Changes to Charitable Gaming Operations Committee Discussion Only
Proposition FF – Healthy School Meals for All Committee Discussion Only
Proposition GG – Add Tax Information Table to Petitions and Ballots Committee Discussion Only
Proposition 121 – State Income Tax Rate Reduction Committee Discussion Only
Proposition 123 – Dedicate Revenue for Affordable Housing Programs Committee Discussion Only
Initiative 96 – Increase Allowable Liquor Store Locations Committee Discussion Only
Initiative 121 – Allow Grocery and Convenience Stores to Sell Wine Committee Discussion Only
Initiative 122 – Third-Party Delivery of Alcohol Beverages Committee Discussion Only
Proposition 122 – Access to Natural Psychedelic Substances Committee Discussion Only

Introductory Remarks - Committee Discussion Only


09:28:35 AM  
President Fenberg
gave opening remarks regarding the meeting agenda.
09:29:27 AM  
Natalie Mullis, Director,
Legislative Council Staff, presented on the process to write and edit the
Blue Book Ballot analyses. She described the materials included for each
analysis, including the final draft, the last draft mailed, the last set
of comments received, a contact list, and the final text of each measure.
Ms. Mullis discussed the process to print and mail the Blue Book. Finally,
she discussed a change to the fiscal impact information for Proposition
121.
09:43:37 AM  
Director Mullis responded
to committee questions regarding an electronic version of the Blue Book
and the cost to create and mail the booklet.



Amendment D – New 23rd Judicial District Judges - Committee Discussion Only


09:48:17 AM  
Bo Pogue, Legislative
Council Staff, presented regarding Amendment D: New 23rd Judicial District
Judges. He summarized the analysis and arguments for and against the measure.
09:53:33 AM  
Representative Kennedy
distributed and discussed Amendment 1 (Attachment A).  The committee
discussed the amendment.


10:04:26 AM
Motion Move Amendment 1 to Amendment D (Attachment A).
Moved Kennedy
Seconded
Benavidez No
Boesenecker Yes
Coleman Yes
Cooke Yes
Donovan Yes
Esgar Yes
Gardner Yes
Geitner Yes
Hansen Yes
Kennedy Yes
McKean Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Smallwood Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Moreno No
Fenberg Yes
YES: 16   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Amendment E – Extend Homestead Exemption to Gold Star Spouses - Committee Discussion Only


10:05:05 AM  
Julia Jackson, Legislative
Council Staff, presented regarding Amendment E: Extend Homestead Exemption
to Gold Star Spouses.  She summarized the analysis and arguments for
and against the measure.  Ms. Jackson responded to committee questions.
10:11:04 AM  
Senator Gardner distributed
and discussed Amendment 1 (Attachment B). He described a change to the
amendment. The committee discussed the amendment.


10:13:22 AM
Motion Move Amendment 1 to Amendment E (Attachment B).
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Benavidez Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Coleman Yes
Cooke Yes
Donovan Yes
Esgar Yes
Gardner Yes
Geitner Yes
Hansen Yes
Kennedy Yes
McKean Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Smallwood Yes
Valdez A. Excused
Van Winkle Yes
Moreno Yes
Fenberg Yes
YES: 17   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Amendment F – Changes to Charitable Gaming Operations - Committee Discussion Only


10:13:38 AM  
Amanda King, Legislative Council Staff, presented regarding the Amendment F: Changes to Charitable Gaming Operations. She summarized the analysis and arguments for and against the measure.
10:16:12 AM  
Steve Kjonaas, representing Veterans of Foreign Wars - Colorado, testified. Bruce Dolan, representing Veterans of Foreign Wars - Colorado, testified. The witnesses responded to committee questions.



Proposition FF – Healthy School Meals for All - Committee Discussion Only


10:25:54 AM  
Rachel Kurtz-Phelan,
Legislative Council Staff, presented regarding Proposition FF: Healthy
School Meals for All. She summarized the analysis and arguments for and
against the measure. Ms. Kurtz-Phelan responded to committee questions.
10:36:25 AM  
Natalie Menten, representing
herself, testified.



Proposition GG – Add Tax Information Table to Petitions and Ballots - Committee Discussion Only


10:44:28 AM  
Jeff Stupak, Legislative Council Staff, presented regarding Proposition GG: Add Tax Information Table to Petitions and Ballots. He summarized the analysis and arguments for and against the measure. Mr. Stupak responded to committee questions.
10:46:44 AM  
Representative Kennedy
distributed and discussed Amendment 2 (Attachment C). The committee discussed
the amendment.  


10:49:51 AM
Motion Move Amendment 2 to Proposition GG (Attachment C).
Moved Kennedy
Seconded
Benavidez Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Coleman Yes
Cooke No
Donovan Yes
Esgar Yes
Gardner No
Geitner No
Hansen Yes
Kennedy Yes
McKean No
Mullica Yes
Pelton No
Smallwood No
Valdez A. Yes
Van Winkle No
Moreno Yes
Fenberg Yes
YES: 11   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
10:49:52 AM  
Senator Garnder distributed
and discussed Amendment 1 to Proposition GG (Attachment D).  The committee
discussed the amendent.  Senator Gardner withdrew the amendment.


10:51:03 AM
Motion Move Amendment 1 to Proposition GG (Attachment D).
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Benavidez
Boesenecker
Coleman
Cooke
Donovan
Esgar
Gardner
Geitner
Hansen
Kennedy
McKean
Mullica
Pelton
Smallwood
Valdez A.
Van Winkle
Moreno
Fenberg
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn



Proposition 121 – State Income Tax Rate Reduction - Committee Discussion Only


10:51:27 AM  
Louis Pino, Legislative Council Staff, presented regarding Proposition 121: State Income Tax Rate Reduction. He summarized the analysis and arguments for and against the measure. Mr. Pino responded to committee questions.
10:58:35 AM  
Kathy White, Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified. Ms. White responded to committee questions.
11:05:25 AM  
Ben Murrey, Independence
Institute, testified.



Proposition 122 – Access to Natural Psychedelic Substances - Committee Discussion Only


11:09:05 AM  
Aaron Carpenter,
Legislative Council Staff, presented regarding Proposition 122: Access
to Natural Psychedelic Substances. He summarized the analysis and arguments
for and against the measure.
11:13:55 AM  
Nicole Foerster,
representing herself, testified. Travis Tyler Fluck, representing himself,
testified. Renee Millard-Chacon, representing Womxn from the Mountain,
testified. Melanie Rodgers, representing herself, testified.
11:25:34 AM  
Peter Criscione,
representing himself, testified.
11:28:03 AM  
Taylor West, Natural Medicine Campaign, testified.
11:30:17 AM  
Senator Smallwood
moved and distributed Amendment 1 (Attachment E). The committee discussed
the amendment.


11:32:54 AM
Motion Move Amendment 1 to Proposition 122 (Attachment E).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Benavidez Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Coleman No
Cooke Yes
Donovan Yes
Esgar Yes
Gardner Yes
Geitner Yes
Hansen Yes
Kennedy Yes
McKean Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Smallwood Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Moreno Yes
Fenberg Yes
YES: 17   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
11:32:55 AM  
Senator Donovan distributed
and discussed Amendment 2 (Attachment F). Committee members discussed the
amendment.
11:37:49 AM  
Mr. Carpenter responded to committee questions.
11:38:07 AM  
Director Mullis responded to committee questions.
11:53:15 AM  
President Fenberg
laid the amendment and measure over to the end of the agenda.



Proposition 123 – Dedicate Revenue for Affordable Housing Programs - Committee Discussion Only


11:54:02 AM  
Matt Bishop, Legislative Council Staff, presented regarding Proposition 123: Dedicate Revenue for Affordable Housing Programs. He summarized the analysis and arguments for and against the measure. Mr. Bishop responded to committee questions.
12:06:01 PM  
Natalie Menten, representing herself, testified.
12:10:08 PM  
Senator Garnder distributed
and discussed Amendment 2 (Attachment G). The committee discussed the amendment.


12:15:59 PM  
Senator Gardner withdrew
Amendment 2. Senator Gardner distributed and discussed Amendment 3 (Attachment
H). The committee discussed the amendment.
12:17:32 PM  
Mr. Bishop responded to committee questions.
12:19:32 PM  
The committee recessed.
12:20:24 PM  
The committee came back to order.


12:22:07 PM
Motion Move Amendment 3 to Proposition 123 (Attachment H).
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Benavidez Yes
Boesenecker No
Coleman Yes
Cooke Yes
Donovan Yes
Esgar Yes
Gardner Yes
Geitner Yes
Hansen Yes
Kennedy Yes
McKean Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Smallwood Excused
Valdez A. No
Van Winkle Yes
Moreno Yes
Fenberg Yes
YES: 15   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
12:22:08 PM  
The committee recessed.
12:22:55 PM  
The committee came back to order.
12:30:31 PM  
Senator Gardner distributed
and discussed Amendment 4 (Attachment I). The committee discussed the amendment.
Senator Gardner proposed a conceptual amendment.


12:39:08 PM
Motion Move conceptual amendment to Amendment 4 to strike the words "ALREADY" and "CERTAIN".
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Benavidez
Boesenecker
Coleman
Cooke
Donovan
Esgar
Gardner
Geitner
Hansen
Kennedy
McKean
Mullica
Pelton
Smallwood
Valdez A.
Van Winkle
Moreno
Fenberg
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:40:39 PM
Motion Move amendment 4 to Proposition 123, as amended (Attachment I).
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Benavidez Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Coleman Yes
Cooke Yes
Donovan Yes
Esgar Yes
Gardner Yes
Geitner Yes
Hansen Yes
Kennedy Yes
McKean Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Smallwood Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Moreno Yes
Fenberg Yes
YES: 18   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
12:40:40 PM  
Representative McKean commented on Proposition 123. Mr. Bishop responded to committee questions.



Initiative 96 – Increase Allowable Liquor Store Locations - Committee Discussion Only


12:43:22 PM  
Luisa Altmann, Legislative Council Staff, presented regarding Initiative 96: Increase Allowable Liquor Store Locations. She summarized the analysis and arguments for and against the measure.
12:45:56 PM  
Senator Van Winkle
distributed and explained Amendment 1 (Attachment J). The committee discussed
the amendment.


12:49:59 PM
Motion Move conceptual amendment to Amendment 1 to make adjustments to the headings in Table 1.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded
Benavidez
Boesenecker
Coleman
Cooke
Donovan
Esgar
Gardner
Geitner
Hansen
Kennedy
McKean
Mullica
Pelton
Smallwood
Valdez A.
Van Winkle
Moreno
Fenberg
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:51:06 PM  
Ms. Altmann and Director
Mullis responded to committee questions.


12:52:38 PM
Motion Move amendment 1 to Initiative 96, as amended (Attachment J).
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded
Benavidez Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Coleman Yes
Cooke Yes
Donovan Yes
Esgar Yes
Gardner Yes
Geitner Yes
Hansen Yes
Kennedy Yes
McKean Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Smallwood Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Moreno Yes
Fenberg Yes
YES: 18   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Initiative 121 – Allow Grocery and Convenience Stores to Sell Wine - Committee Discussion Only


12:52:55 PM  
Luisa Altmann, Legislative
Council Staff, presented regarding Initiative 121: Allow Grocery and Convenience
Stores to Sell Wine. She summarized the analysis and arguments for and
against the measure.
12:55:30 PM  
Rachel Bender, Colorado Municipal League, testified.
12:56:54 PM  
Senator Gardner distributed
and explained Amendment 1 (Attachment K).


12:58:06 PM
Motion Move amendment 1 to Initiative 121 (Attachment K).
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Benavidez Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Coleman Yes
Cooke Yes
Donovan Yes
Esgar Yes
Gardner Yes
Geitner Yes
Hansen Yes
Kennedy Yes
McKean Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Smallwood Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Moreno Yes
Fenberg Yes
YES: 18   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Initiative 122 – Third-Party Delivery of Alcohol Beverages - Committee Discussion Only


12:58:41 PM  
Luisa Altmann, Legislative
Council Staff, presented regarding Initiative 122: Third Party Delivery
of Alcohol Beverages.  She summarized the analysis and arguments for
and against the measure.
01:01:33 PM  
Representative Kennedy
distributed and discussed Amendment 2 (Attachment L). The committee discussed
the amendment.
01:02:53 PM  
Ms. Altmann responded to committee questions.


01:06:19 PM
Motion Move amendment 2 to Initiative 122 (Attachment L).
Moved Kennedy
Seconded
Benavidez No
Boesenecker No
Coleman Yes
Cooke No
Donovan Yes
Esgar Yes
Gardner No
Geitner No
Hansen Yes
Kennedy Yes
McKean No
Mullica Yes
Pelton No
Smallwood No
Valdez A. Yes
Van Winkle No
Moreno No
Fenberg Yes
YES: 8   NO: 10   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL



Proposition 122 – Access to Natural Psychedelic Substances - Committee Discussion Only


01:07:01 PM  
The committee continued
discussion of Proposition 122: Access to Natural Psychedelic Substances.
01:07:19 PM  
Senator Donovan distributed
a revised Amendment 3 (Attachment M).


01:09:11 PM
Motion Move amendment 3 to Proposition 122 (Attachment M).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Benavidez Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Coleman Yes
Cooke Yes
Donovan Yes
Esgar Yes
Gardner Yes
Geitner No
Hansen Yes
Kennedy Yes
McKean Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Smallwood Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Moreno Yes
Fenberg Yes
YES: 17   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



01:09:24 PM
Senator Donovan commented on legislative policies and notices to the public. Director Mullis provided clarification.


01:13:58 PM   The committee adjourned.






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