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S_FIN_2022A 04/13/2022 01:32:43 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 04/13/2022
Attendance
Hisey X
Lee X
Priola *
Winter *
Gonzales X
Time 01:32:43 PM to 05:59:01 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Gonzales
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB22-182 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB22-159 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB22-190 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1228 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1232 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB22-173 Lay Over
SB22-178 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

SB22-182 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:32:57 PM  
Sens. Hansen and
Coram introduced Senate Bill 22-182.  The bill creates the economic
mobility program within the Department of Public Health and Environment
(CDPHE), creates the Economic Mobility Program Fund, and transfers $4 million
to the fund from the Economic Recovery and Relief Cash Fund. The sponsors
answered several committee questions.
01:40:49 PM  
Ms. Isabel Dickson, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Esther Turcios, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Nathan Davis, representing Mile High United Way, testified in support of the bill. Written testimony may be found in Attachment A.
01:55:00 PM  
The sponsors provided some closing comments.


01:56:11 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-182 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



SB22-159 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

01:56:35 PM  
Sens. Bridges and
Zenzinger introduced Senate Bill 22-159. The bill creates the Transformational
Affordable Housing Revolving Loan Program in the Division of Housing in
the Department of Local Affairs to provide flexible, low-interest, and
below-market-rate loan funding to make investments in transformational
affordable housing.    

02:07:12 PM  

Committee discussion ensued with the bill sponsors.

02:11:06 PM  
Mr. Brian Rossbert, representing Housing Colorado, testified to amend the bill. Commissioner Tamara Pogue, representing Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI) & Counties & Commissioners Acting Together (CCAT), testified to amend the bill. Written testimony may be found in Attachment B.
02:12:11 PM  
Mr. Matt Gorenc, representing the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Kinsey Hasstedt, representing Enterprise Community Partners, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Cathy Alderman, representing the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified in support of the bill.
02:21:50 PM  

Ms. Rachel Lee, representing the Colorado Association of Home Builders, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Jonathan Cappelli, representing Neighborhood Development Collaborative, testified in support of the bill. Director Alison George, representing the Division of Housing in the Department of Local Affairs, testified in support of the bill.



02:37:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment C)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:37:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment D)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:39:05 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-159, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Excused
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-190 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:39:23 PM  
The committee recessed.
02:40:33 PM  
The committee came back to order.
02:40:51 PM  
Sen. Danielson introduced
Senate Bill 22-190.  The bill creates a United States Space Force
license plate. To qualify for the license plate, a person must be a serving
member or veteran of the United States Space Force.  The sponsor answered
several committee questions.
02:41:41 PM  
Col (ret.) Stephen Gourley, representing the CO State, Air & Space Forces Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Michelle Kalkowski, representing United Veterans Coalition of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:58:18 PM  
The committee recessed and came back to order.
03:00:30 PM  
Sen. Danielson and Sen. Coram gave some closing remarks.


03:04:39 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-190 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



HB22-1228 - Referred to Senate Appropriations




03:05:39 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1228 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



SB22-173 - Committee Discussion Only


03:06:11 PM  
The committee recessed.
 The committee laid over Senate Bill 22-173 by one bill on the agenda.



HB22-1232 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

03:15:08 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  Sen. Gonzales introduced House Bill 22-1232. This
bill continues the administration of the Asbestos Control Act by the Air
Quality Control Commission in the Department of Public Health and Environment.
It is currently set to repeal on September 1, 2022.
03:17:55 PM  
Mr. Curtis Burns,
representing the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment,
testified in support of the bill.


03:32:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.016 (Attachment E)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:33:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.017 (Attachment F)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:33:58 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1232, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hisey No
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-173 - Lay Over


03:34:58 PM  
Sens. Rodriguez and Smallwood introduced Senate Bill 22-173. This bill removes geographic restrictions on telepharmacy outlets, and allows the State Board of Pharmacy to adopt rules. The sponsors answered several committee questions.
03:44:57 PM  
Ms. Selena Owen,
representing RxPlus Pharmacies, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr.
Ky Davis, representing RxPlus Pharmacies, testified in opposition to the
bill. Mr. Jacob Veatch, representing The Apothecary Shoppe, testified in
opposition to the bill.
03:56:28 PM  
Committee dicussion
ensued with the witnesses.
04:05:37 PM  
Mr. Tom Gierwatoski, representing Platte Valley Pharmacy, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Kristin Holmes, representing Capital Heights Pharmacy, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Mike Bemis, representing Rocky Mountain Pharmacy, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:10:49 PM  
Ms. Alice Sorekun, representing TKS Pharmacy, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Jeanette Burns-Yengich, representing JB Pharmacy Inc, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Tom Davis, representing Kiowa Drug Pharmacy, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:29:19 PM  
Mr. Kyle Pickerill, representing Arkansas Valley Accumed, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:41:36 PM  
Dr. Jessica Adams, representing Telepharm, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Maimuna Bruce, representing Telepharm, was available to answer committee questions.
05:05:16 PM  
Brita Darling, representing
the Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to answer committee
questions regarding possible amendments.
05:08:41 PM  
The committee recessed.
05:34:50 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  The bill was laid over to Wednesday, April 20th for
action only.



SB22-178 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

05:36:26 PM  
Sen. Gonzales introduced
Senate Bill 22-178.  This bill allows a medical marijuana cultivation
facility licensee to transfer medical marijuana to a retail marijuana cultivation
licensee and change the product designation from medical to retail marijuana,
as long as the facilities share at least one controlling beneficial owner.
 The sponsor answered several committee questions.
05:37:18 PM  
Mr. Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment G).
05:45:02 PM  
Ms. Kara Miller, representing the Marijuana Industry Group, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Cherish St Denis, representing The Epic Remedy, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Tom Scudder, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.


05:55:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment H)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:55:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment I)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:56:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment J)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:57:29 PM
Motion This is a conceptual amendment to L.004. Add language "NOTIFY AND" on Line 2 and Line 5.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:57:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment K)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:58:20 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-178, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:59:01 PM   The committee adjourned.