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S_FIN_2022A 03/09/2022 01:33:54 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 03/09/2022
Attendance
Hisey X
Lee X
Priola X
Winter X
Gonzales X
Time 01:33:54 PM to 03:46:32 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Gonzales
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 22-Equalization — State Board Of Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 22-Property Tax Administrator — Advisory Committee To The Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
SB22-142 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB22-1039 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB22-1034 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB22-1024 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1117 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Conf 22-Equalization — State Board Of - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:34:08 PM  
Ms. JoAnn Groff,
representing the Division of Property Taxation, introduced the appointees
to the State Board of Equalization.  Mr. Martin Flaum, appointee,
discussed his qualifications to serve on the board.  Ms. Brewer was
unable to attend, but Ms. Groff disscussed her qualifications.


01:44:43 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Barbara Brewer and Martin Flaum to the State Board of Equalization to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 22-Property Tax Administrator — Advisory Committee To The - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:45:21 PM  
Ms. JoAnn Groff returned to the table to introduce the appointees. Mr. Rogelio Rodriguez and Ms. Azarel Madrigal-Chase discussed their qualifications to serve on the Advisory Committee to the Property Tax Administrator.


01:51:12 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Roselio Rodriguez and Azarel Madrigal-Chase to the Advisory Committee to the Property Tax Administrator to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-142 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:51:25 PM  
Sens. Woodward and Zenzinger introduced Senate Bill 22-142. This bill repeals the Municipal Bond Supervision Advisory Board.


01:53:39 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-142 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1039 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:53:48 PM  
Sens. Woodward and Bridges introduced House Bill 22-1039. The bill requires the Department of Revenue to review and simplify forms and requirements related to sales and use tax exemptions.
01:55:04 PM  
Mr. Kelly Sloan,
representing Colorado Aviation Business Association, testified in support
of the bill.  Written testimony submitted may be found in Attachment
A.


01:58:44 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1039 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1034 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:00:13 PM  
Sens. Bridges and Priola introduced House Bill 22-1034. The bill merges the assets and liabilities of the Statewide Hybrid Plan and Statewide Defined Benefit Plan administered by the Fire and Police Pension Association into a new Statewide Retirement Plan in order to align plan benefits and improve the plan's long-term stability
02:01:13 PM  
Mr. Bill Clayton, representing the Fire and Police Pension Association, testified in support of the bill.


02:07:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1034 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1024 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:10:13 PM  
Sens. Hansen and
Kolker introduced House Bill 22-1024.  The bill requires home rule
municipalities to exempt sales of construction and building materials used
in public school construction from sales and use tax.  The sponsors
answered several committee questions.
02:11:14 PM  
Mr. Kevin Bommer,
representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to
the bill.  Mr. John Prejzner, representing the City of Westminster,
testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Bommer answered several
committee questions.
02:23:42 PM  
Mr. Pat Hamilton, representing Adams 12 Five Star Schools, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Scott Smith, representing Cherry Creek School District, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill.


02:57:58 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1024 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey No
Lee Yes
Priola No
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1117 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:58:15 PM  
Sens. Coram and Donovan introduced House Bill 22-1117. The bill expands the allowable uses of revenue from local marketing districts’ marketing and promotion taxes and county lodging taxes, which increases flexibility in local government spending of existing revenue.
02:59:28 PM  
Mr. Jason Damweber,
representing the Town of Estes Park, testified to amend the bill.  Mr.
Dan Kramer, representing the Town of Estes Park, testified to amend the
bill.  Additional written witness testimony may be found in Attachment
B.
03:12:01 PM  
Mr. Stuart Jenkins,
representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Mr.
Richard Orf, representing Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado,
testified in support of the bill. Ms. Elizabeth Peetz, representing the
Colorado Association of Realtors, testified in support of the bill.  Mrs.
Debbie Bell, representing Fremont County Commissioner & Colorado Counties
Inc., testified in support of the bill.
03:12:27 PM  
Ms. Mary Sanders,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Jonathan Houck,
representing Gunnison County & Colorado Counties Inc., testified in
support of the bill.  Ms. Megan Kemp, representing Healthy Air &
Water Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:21:45 PM  
Commissioner Elisabeth
Lawrence, representing Summit County, testified in support of the bill.
 Mr. William Brown, representing himself, testified on the bill. The
witnesses answered several committee questions.


03:46:21 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1117 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Priola No
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:46:32 PM   The committee adjourned.