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S_FIN_2022A 03/16/2022 01:33:59 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 03/16/2022
Attendance
Hisey X
Lee X
Priola X
Winter *
Gonzales X
Time 01:33:59 PM to 03:19:51 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Gonzales
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB22-120 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB22-118 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1016 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB22-119 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

SB22-120 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

01:35:00 PM  
Senators Ginal and
Coram returned to the committee to discuss Senate Bill 22-120.  The
bill was previously heard on March 2, 2022.


01:35:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter Excused
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:36:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter Excused
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:37:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment C)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:38:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment D)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:40:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment E)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:43:01 PM  
Mr. Phil Hayes, representing
the American Kratom Association, answered some questions on several amendments.


01:48:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment F)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:50:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment G)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:50:36 PM  
Senators Ginal and Coram gave some closing remarks.


01:53:21 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-120, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
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



SB22-118 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:53:30 PM  
Sens. Woodward and
Hinricksen introduced Senate Bill 22-118.  This bill modifies certain
statutory provisions that apply to solar energy so that they also apply
to geothermal energy systems. It also directs the Colorado Energy Office
to develop basic consumer education materials about leased and purchased
geothermal installations.  The sponsors answered several committee
questions regarding the fiscal note.
01:55:32 PM  
Ms. Christina Van Winkle, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to answer some questions regarding the revised fiscal note.
02:00:33 PM  
Ms. Johanna Ostrum, representing Transitional Energy, testified in support of the bill.
02:06:32 PM  
Sen. Woodward gave
some closing remarks.


02:08:20 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-118 to the Committee on Appropriations.
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



HB22-1016 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:08:29 PM  
Sens. Hisey and Fields introduced House Bill 22-1016. The bill creates the voluntary contribution designation (income tax checkoff) benefiting the Feeding Colorado Fund.
02:10:11 PM  
Ms. Lynne Telford,
representing Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, testified
in support of the bill.  Ms. Amy Pezzani, representing the Food Bank
for Larimer County, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Kim Da
Silva, representing Community Food Share, testified in support of the bill.
 Written testimony may be found in Attachment H.
02:23:57 PM  
Sens. Hisey and Fields
gave some closing remarks.


02:26:39 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1016 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-119 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:26:48 PM  
Sens. Simpson and
Winter introduced Senate Bill 22-119.  The bill changes the Conservation
Easement Tax Credit program to create a new transferable tax credit for
previously disallowed tax credits and an ombudsman and arbitration process
to resolve disputes concerning the distribution of the credit among affected
parties. The sponsors answered several committee questions.  Written
testimony may be found in Attachment I.

02:29:11 PM  
Ms. Amber Egbert,
representing the Colorado Department of Revenue, testified in opposition
to the bill.  Mr. Aaron Welch, representing the Division of Conservation
in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in opposition to the
bill.
02:36:05 PM  
Ms. Jillane Hixson,
representing Hixon Farms, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Melissa
Daruna, representing Keep It Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
 Commissioner Merrit Linke, representing himself, testified in support
of the bill.
03:00:22 PM  
Committee discussion
with several witnesses ensued.


03:16:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment J)
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:16:25 PM  
Sens. Winter and
Simpson gave some closing remarks.


03:18:21 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-119, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
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


03:19:51 PM   The committee adjourned.