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s_agr_2018a_2018-03-08t13:31:02z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-182

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY
Date Mar 8, 2018      
Location SCR 357



SB18-182 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:47:59 PM  
Senator Coram and Senator Guzman, co-prime sponsors, discussed the provisions of SB18-182 concerning the allocation of source market fees. They also distributed Amendment L.001 [Attachment C]. The bill authorizes the director of the Racing Division in the Department of Revenue to allocate a portion of the source market fee deposited into the Horse Breeders' and Owners' Awards and Supplemental Purse Fund if he or she determines that such an allocation is necessary to maintain a sufficient and competitive purse structure. This fund is to be paid as authorized by the director of the Racing Division as purses for races held at live race meets in Colorado or as otherwise directed by the Colorado Racing Commission.
01:52:28 PM  
Shannon Rushton, Colorado Horse Racing Association, spoke in support of the bill.
01:53:53 PM  
Tom Downey, Mile High Racing and Entertainment,
spoke in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee
regarding the effect of the bill on the state tax revenue and spending
limits.  He also explained Amendment L.001.
01:57:09 PM  
Dan Hartman, Director of Division of Racing
Events in the Department of Revenue, announced he is available for questions
only from the committee.
01:57:45 PM  
The chair closed testimony and Senator Coram and Senator Guzman closed their remarks on the bill.


01:59:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke
Coram
Donovan
Fenberg Excused
Fields
Garcia
Jones
Marble
Scott Excused
Baumgardner
Sonnenberg
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:00:21 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-182, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Excused
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Jones Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Excused
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS