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S_FIN_2016A 05/03/2016 02:55:54 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 05/03/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 02:55 PM to 05:38 PM
Holbert
*
Johnston
X
Place: LSB B
Kerr
X
Hill
X
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:
HB16-1261

HB16-1211

HB16-1175

HB16-1047

HB16-1404

HB16-1295

HB16-1362

HB16-1321

SB16-194

SB16-209

HB16-1222

HB16-1457

HB16-1394
Referred to Appropriations

Referred to Appropriations

Referred to Appropriations

Referred to Appropriations

Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Postponed Indefinitely

Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Referred to Appropriations

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Amended, Referred to Appropriations





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



02:56 PM -- HB16-1261



Senators Baumgardner and Jahn, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1261. The reengrossed bill continues the Colorado Retail Marijuana Code until September 1, 2019, and makes changes regarding licensing, rule making, industry operations, county-initiated ballot measures, and criminal provisions.



03:01 PM --
Ms. Jessica LeRoux, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:05 PM --
Mr. Ron Kammerzell, representing the Department of Revenue, came to the table to answer committee questions.

BILL: HB16-1261
TIME: 03:08:12 PM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1261 to the Committee on Appropriations. 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











03:08 PM -- HB16-1211



Senators Baumgardner and Jahn, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1211. As amended by the Senate Transportation Committee, this bill creates state medical and retail marijuana transporter (marijuana transporter) licenses to be issued by the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) in the Department of Revenue (DOR), and allows for the issuance of a local medical marijuana transporter license. A marijuana transporter provides logistics, distribution, and storage of medical and retail marijuana and marijuana-infused products, but is not authorized to sell marijuana under any circumstances.

BILL: HB16-1211
TIME: 03:10:42 PM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1211 to the Committee on Appropriations. 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











03:13 PM -- HB16-1175



Senators Jahn and Neville, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1175. This bill, recommended by the Legislative Audit Committee, requires the sharing of information among state and local government agencies to help identify applicants that do not meet the legal requirements for the Senior and Disabled Veteran Homestead Exemptions. Committee members received a report prepared by the Office of the State Auditor (Attachment A) and a fact sheet on the bill provided by Senator Jahn (Attachment B).



16SenateFin0503AttachA.pdf16SenateFin0503AttachA.pdf 16SenateFin0503AttachB.pdf16SenateFin0503AttachB.pdf

BILL: HB16-1175
TIME: 03:16:59 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1175 to the Committee on Appropriations. 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











03:17 PM -- HB16-1047



Senators Newell and Roberts, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1047. This reengrossed bill enacts the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (compact) and authorizes the Governor to enter into the compact on behalf of Colorado. Under the compact, physicians licensed in a member state may obtain an expedited license in other member states, allowing them to practice in Colorado or in another member state. The compact is governed by the Interstate Medical Licensure Commission (interstate commission). The compact outlines the process for obtaining an expedited license.



03:19 PM --
Mr. Fred Thomas and Ms. Ellen Stern, representing Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1047
TIME: 03:24:32 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1047 to the Committee on Appropriations. 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











03:24 PM -- HB16-1404



Senators Cooke and Guzman, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1404. The reengrossed bill establishes the registration of small fantasy contest operators and the licensure of all other large fantasy contest operators by the Division of Professions and Occupations in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). The bill defines a fantasy contest operator as an entity that offers a fantasy contest with an entry fee and cash prize to the public. Committee discussion ensued.



03:32 PM --
Mr. Trey Franzoy, representing Charlie Chedda's, testified in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:40 PM --
Ms. Stacie Stern, representing Head2Head Sports, testified in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



03:49 PM --
Mr. Brandon Stokely, representing Fantasy Sports For All, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:51 PM --
Mr. Derek Hein, representing DraftKings, testified in support of the bill. He responded to earlier questions raised by the committee.





03:56 PM



Senator Guzman distributed and explained Amendment L.014 (Attachment C).



16SenateFin0503AttachC.pdf16SenateFin0503AttachC.pdf

BILL: HB16-1404
TIME: 03:57:28 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.014 (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





03:57 PM



Senator Hill distributed and explained Amendment L.015 (Attachment D).



16SenateFin0503AttachD.pdf16SenateFin0503AttachD.pdf

BILL: HB16-1404
TIME: 03:58:05 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.015 (Attachment D). 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





04:01 PM



Members of the committee commented on the merits of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1404
TIME: 04:03:30 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1404, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
No
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
No
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS

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The committee took a brief recess.



04:08 PM -- HB16-1295



Senator Ulibarri, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1295, which creates the Chicano special license plate for passenger vehicles and motorcycles. The license plate will be available to those individuals who have made a donation to an organization that meets the bill's criteria of providing services to the Latino community and that is designated by the Department of Revenue.



04:11 PM --
Mr. Brett Friedman, representing millennials and the community, testified in support of the bill.



04:14 PM --
Mr. Rudy Gonzales, representing the Colorado Latino Forum, testified in support of the bill.



04:17 PM --
Ms. Angela Afaro, representing the Colorado Latino Forum, testified in support of the bill.



04:19 PM --
Ms. Jenny Santos, representing Services de La Raza, testified in support of the bill.



04:21 PM --
Ms. Francesca Maes, representing her family, testified in support of the bill.





04:23 PM



Senator Ulibarri made some closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1295
TIME: 04:30:30 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1295 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
Final YES: 2 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL





04:27 PM



Members of the committee commented on the merits of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1295
TIME: 04:32:23 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1295 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.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:









04:33 PM -- HB16-1362



Senator Martinez Humenik, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1362. The reengrossed bill transfers the functions of the License Plate Auction Group, currently housed in the Governor's Office, to the Disability-Benefit Support Contract Committee, housed in the Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA), and renames the new entity the Colorado Disability Funding Committee. The committee consists of 13 Governor-appointed members, whose terms and qualifications are outlined in the bill, and the option for one ex officio member. Senator Martinez Humenik distributed and explained Amendment L.004 (Attachment E).



16SenateFin0503AttachE.pdf16SenateFin0503AttachE.pdf



04:37 PM --
Mr. Mark Simon, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Simon provided a fact sheet about the bill (Attachment F). Mr. Simon addressed questions from the committee.



16SenateFin0503AttachF.pdf16SenateFin0503AttachF.pdf



04:45 PM



Senator Martinez Humenik made some closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1362
TIME: 04:47:06 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.004 (Attachment E). 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: HB16-1362
TIME: 04:48:47 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1362, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. 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











04:49 PM -- HB16-1321



Senator Merrified, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1321, which directs the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to seek federal authorization to implement a Medicaid buy-in program for adults who are eligible to receive home-and community-based services under the Supported Living Services (SLS) Medicaid waiver, the Brain Injury (BI) waiver, and the Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) waiver pilot program. HCPF must implement the Medicaid program no later than three months after receiving federal approval.



04:52 PM --
Ms. Marijo Rymer, representing The ARC of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:53 PM --
Ms. Emma Hudson, representing Alliance, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Hudson addressed a question from the committee.





04:56 PM



Senator Merrifield made some closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1321
TIME: 04:57:03 PM
MOVED: Johnston
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1321 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
No
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
No
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











04:57 PM -- SB16-194



Senator Scott, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-194, which creates a new method for local governments to fund transportation projects by creating a state sales tax increment. Senator Scott distributed a fact sheet on the bill (Attachment G).



16SenateFin0503AttachG.pdf16SenateFin0503AttachG.pdf



05:01 PM --
Mr. Steve O'Dorisio, Adams County Commissioner, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



05:05 PM --
Mr. Jason Dunn, representing the City and County of Broomfield, testified in support of the bill.





05:10 PM



Senator Scott made some closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB16-194
TIME: 05:10:37 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-194 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
No
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











05:11 PM -- SB16-209



Senators Todd and Holbert, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 16-209, which authorizes a school district board of education to lease school district property to a state institution of higher education and to accept in-kind services (such as tuition reduction for scholarships for their students) from the institution as all or part of the lease payments. The bill clarifies that a school district may issue bonds to construct a building for lease to a state institution of higher education.



05:14 PM --
Mr. Rico Munn, representing Aurora Public Schools, testified in support of the bill. Superintendent Munn addressed questions from the committee.

BILL: SB16-209
TIME: 05:17:01 PM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-209 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











05:17 PM -- HB16-1222



Senators Todd and Hill, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1222. Under current law, the state designates a Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to contract with one or more nonprofit providers of supplemental online education resources, who in turn provide those services to schools and districts. This bill creates the Supplemental Online and Blended Learning Program and requires that the Colorado Department of Education designate a BOCES to design and articulate a statewide plan for supplemental online and blended learning, and to lead, manage, and administer that statewide program. The bill identifies some minimum goals for the program, and authorizes funding from the State Education Fund, in addition to any other funding source the General Assembly may choose. Senator Hill distributed Amendment L.006 (Attachment H).



16SenateFin0503AttachH.pdf16SenateFin0503AttachH.pdf

BILL: HB16-1222
TIME: 05:24:00 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.006 (Attachment H). 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: HB16-1222
TIME: 05:25:11 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1222, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
No
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











05:26 PM -- HB16-1457



Senators Neville and Garcia, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1457, which clarifies that the state sales and use tax exemption for residential uses of electricity, coal, wood, gas, fuel oil, and coke (energy sources) applies when energy sources are resold or sold to persons who are not occupants of the residence. Senator Neville distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment I).



16SenateFin0503AttachI.pdf16SenateFin0503AttachI.pdf

BILL: HB16-1457
TIME: 05:29:11 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.001 (Attachment I). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Johnston
Kerr
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:




BILL: HB16-1457
TIME: 05:29:44 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1457, 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











05:30 PM -- HB16-1394



Senator Grantham, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1394, which implements the recommendations of the at-risk adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) mandatory reporting implementation task force. Senator Grantham distributed and explained Amendments L.014 and L.015 (Attachments J and K).



16SenateFin0503AttachJ.pdf16SenateFin0503AttachJ.pdf 16SenateFin0503AttachK.pdf16SenateFin0503AttachK.pdf



05:32 PM --
Mr. Arnold Hanuman, representing the Colorado District Attorney's Council, provided background about the bill and addressed technical questions.

BILL: HB16-1394
TIME: 05:35:58 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.012 (Attachment J). 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: HB16-1394
TIME: 05:36:27 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.014 (Attachment K). 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: HB16-1394
TIME: 05:36:46 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1394, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
No
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
No
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





05:38 PM



The meeting adjourned.


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