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S_FIN_2016A 03/29/2016 02:03:58 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 03/29/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 02:03 PM to 04:21 PM
Holbert
X
Johnston
*
Place: LSB B
Kerr
X
Hill
*
This Meeting was called to order by
Neville T.
X
Senator Neville T.
This Report was prepared by
Kori Donaldson
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Confirmation Hearing, Financial Services Board

Confirmation Hearing, Public Employees' Retirement Benefit Plans

SB16-165

SB16-166

SB16-075
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Postponed Indefinitely





The committee was called to order. A quorum was present.



02:04 PM -- Confirmation Hearing, Financial Services Board



Ms. Patricia Salazar, a member of the Financial Services Board, introduced two appointees to the Financial Services Board: Ms. Rainy Thoen and Mr. Gerald Agnes. Ms. Thoen and Mr. Agnes described their backgrounds and explained their interest in serving on the board. The appointment letters may be found in Attachment A. The appointees' applications and resumes are available at the State Archives. Ms. Thoen and Mr. Agnes addressed a question from the committee.



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BILL: Confirmation Hearing, Financial Services Board
TIME: 02:07:50 PM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Refer the reappointment Rainy Thoen and the appointment of Gerald Agnes to the Financial Services Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
Excused
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS









































































02:09 PM -- Confirmation Hearing, Public Employees' Retirement Benefit Plans



Mr. Roger Johnson, appointee to the Public Employees' Retirement Benefit Plans, introduced himself, described his background, and explained his interest in serving on the board. The appointment letter may be found in Attachment B. Mr. Johnson's application and resume is available at the State Archives.



16SenateFin0329AttachB.pdf16SenateFin0329AttachB.pdf

BILL: Confirmation Hearing, Public Employees' Retirement Benefit Plans
TIME: 02:11:34 PM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Roger Johnson to the Public Employees' Retirement Benefit Plans Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
Excused
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:12 PM -- SB16-165



Senator Grantham, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-165. Effective January 1, 2017, the bill expands the criteria that an insurance company may satisfy in order to qualify for a reduced insurance premium tax rate. Specifically, it removes the requirement that companies that maintain significant direct insurance operations and perform operational functions in Colorado be approved by the Commissioner of Insurance to qualify for the lower insurance premium tax paid by companies with home offices or regional home offices in Colorado.



02:15 PM --
Mr. Christian Rataj, representing National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, testified in support of the bill.































02:26 PM



Senator Grantham made some closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB16-165
TIME: 02:27:45 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-165 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:28 PM -- SB16-166



Senator Woods, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-166, which allows a fuel distributor to file a lien against a fuel retailer for any unreimbursed gasoline and special fuel taxes that the distributor pays to the Department of Revenue. It also establishes the priority for the lien and requirements for filing and enforcing the lien.



02:31 PM --
Ms. Peg Ackerman, representing the Colorado Propane Gas Association, testified in support of the bill.



02:33 PM --
Mr. Troy Hill, representing Hill Petroleum, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Hill addressed a question from the committee about petroleum demand at different times of the year.



02:37 PM --
Mr. Grier Baily, representing Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association, testified in support of the bill.





02:39 PM



Senator Woods distributed and explained Amendment L.001 (Attachment C). She also made some closing remarks about the bill.



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BILL: SB16-166
TIME: 02:40:16 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Johnston
Kerr
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
BILL: SB16-166
TIME: 02:40:40 PM
MOVED: Kerr
MOTION: Replace the petition clause with a safety clause. The motion failed on a vote of 1-4.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
No
Johnston
No
Kerr
Yes
Hill
No
Neville T.
No
YES: 1 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL
BILL: SB16-166
TIME: 02:42:16 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-166, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:43 PM -- SB16-075



Senators Johnston and Cooke, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 16-075, which expands the type of misdemeanor convictions, for a defendant sentenced after July 1, 2016, that require the defendant to provide a sample of his or her DNA, to include:

      third degree assault;

      menacing, when the underlying factual basis involves domestic violence;

      reckless endangerment, when the underlying factual basis involves domestic violence;

      misdemeanor criminal mischief, when the underlying factual basis involves domestic violence;

      misdemeanor child abuse;

      violation of a protection order; and

      harassment.



Senator Johnston distributed a packet of background information about DNA exonerations, storage, and the collection process (Attachment D).



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02:54 PM --
Ms. Denise Maes, representing the ACLU of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Maes responded to comments and questions from the committee.



03:10 PM --
Ms. Becky Bornhoft, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.























03:19 PM --
Ms. Janet Huffor, representing El Paso County Sheriff's Office, testified in support of the bill.



03:27 PM --
Sheriff Tony Spurlock, Douglas County Sheriff, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.





03:36 PM



Senator Johnston distributed and explained Amendment L.005 (Attachment E). Sheriff Spurlock distributed a letter of support from the Jefferson County Sheriff (Attachment F).



16SenateFin0329AttachE.pdf16SenateFin0329AttachE.pdf 16SenateFin0329AttachF.pdf16SenateFin0329AttachF.pdf



03:38 PM --
Ms. Karmen Carter, representing the Blue Bench, testified in support of the bill.



03:41 PM --
Ms. Jan Girten, representing the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) with the Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Girten addressed a question from the committee about the accreditation standards that the CBI labs must meet. She also addressed additional questions about DNA data collected by the CBI. Senator Johnston commented on how DNA data collected by the CBI is used by law enforcement officials.



03:49 PM --
Mr. Mark Hurlbert, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill.



03:58 PM --
Mr. Mitch Morrissey, representing the Denver District Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill.



04:05 PM --
Ms. Raana Simmons, representing Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, testified in support of the bill.



04:09 PM --
Mr. Landon Gates, representing the Colorado Association for Victims Assistance, testified in support of the bill.













































04:10 PM



Senators Cooke and Johnston made closing remarks on the bill. Senator Johnston distributed and explained Amendment L.009 (Attachment G).



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BILL: SB16-075
TIME: 04:15:10 PM
MOVED: Johnston
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.009 (Attachment G). The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
No
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
No
Neville T.
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: SB16-075
TIME: 04:16:20 PM
MOVED: Johnston
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.005 (Attachment E). The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
No
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
No
Neville T.
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL














BILL: SB16-075
TIME: 04:17:21 PM
MOVED: Johnston
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment H). The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.

16SenateFin0329AttachH.pdf16SenateFin0329AttachH.pdf
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
No
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
No
Neville T.
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: SB16-075
TIME: 04:18:04 PM
MOVED: Johnston
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-075 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
No
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
No
Neville T.
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL
BILL: SB16-075
TIME: 04:21:01 PM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 16-075 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Johnston
Kerr
Hill
Neville T.
Final YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





04:21 PM



The committee adjourned.


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