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S_FIN_2022A 04/27/2022 01:34:12 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 04/27/2022
Attendance
Hisey X
Lee X
Priola X
Winter X
Gonzales X
Time 01:34:12 PM to 04:54:34 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Gonzales
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1014 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB22-219 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB22-220 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1235 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1310 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1320 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1301 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB22-1010 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1360 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

HB22-1014 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:34:30 PM  
Sen. Pettersen introduced House Bill 22-1014. This bill creates the Epilepsy Awareness special license plate.
01:36:38 PM  
Ms. Elizabeth Kniffen, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms Kassie Spafford, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Marcee Aude, representing the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming, testified in support of the bill.


01:48:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1014 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



SB22-219 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

01:48:29 PM  
Sens. Moreno and Smallwood introduced Senate Bill 22-219. The bill requires the Department of Regulatory Agencies to regulate dental therapists.
01:50:28 PM  
Mr. Stuart Jenkins, representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.


02:02:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment A)
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:04:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment B)
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:08:03 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-219, 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



SB22-220 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:08:16 PM  
Sens. Hansen and Rankin introduced Senate Bill 22-220. This bill relocates administration of the existing state property tax deferral program from county governments to the State Treasury, and allows the Treasurer to contract with a third party administrator to administer the program.
02:11:44 PM  
Treasurer Dave Young, representing the Department of Treasury, testified in support of the bill. Former Rep. Paul Weissmann, representing himself, was available to answer committee questions.
02:18:46 PM  
Discussion ensued with the witnesses.


02:20:56 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-220 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



HB22-1235 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:21:20 PM  
Sen. Ginal introduced House Bill 22-1235. This bill continues the Colorado Veterinary Practice Act, which is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2022. Changes to the act include establishing the regulation of veterinary technicians.
02:24:31 PM  
Ms. Erin Henninger,
representing the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians,
testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Michelle Larsen, representing
the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, testified in support of the
bill.
02:32:38 PM  
Committee discussion ensued with the witnesses.


02:37:11 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1235 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



HB22-1310 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:37:28 PM  
Sens. Bridges and Woodward introduced House Bill 22-1310. The bill defines expenditures from a 529 account for certain apprenticeship programs as an eligible distribution, and therefore not subject to tax recapture under state law.
02:40:42 PM  
Mr. Greg Sobetski, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table answer questions on the bill's fiscal note.
02:42:59 PM  
Ms. Fofi Mendez, representing the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Mike Blake, representing CollegeInvest, testified in support of the bill.


02:51:18 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1310 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



HB22-1320 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:51:36 PM  
Sens. Zenzinger and Woodward introduced House Bill 22-1320. The bill modifies the administration and operation of accounts under the Achieving a Better Life Experience savings program.
02:56:26 PM  
Ms. Fofi Mendez, representing the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Mike Keglovits, representing CollegeInvest, testified in support of the bill.


02:59:04 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1320 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



HB22-1301 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:59:58 PM  
Sens. Donovan and Simpson introduced House Bill 22-1301. Beginning with property tax year 2023, this bill defines a controlled environmental agricultural (CEA) facility as a nonresidential structure and related equipment combining engineering, horticultural science, and computerized management techniques to optimize hydroponics, plant quality and food production efficiency from the land’s water for human or livestock consumption.
03:01:39 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment C.
03:07:49 PM  
Committee discussion ensued with the sponsors.
03:14:06 PM  
Mr. Kyle Hooper,
representing the Division of Property Taxation, was available to answer
committee questions.
03:23:32 PM  
Mr. Keith Erffmeyer, representing the Colorado Assessors Association, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Mr. Ken Hood, representing the Colorado Assessors Association, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
03:34:19 PM  
Mr. John Taylor,
representing Special District Association of Colorado (SDA), testified
in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Richard Orf, representing the Associated
Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
Ms. Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties, Inc, testified in opposition
to the bill. Fire Chief Kris Kazian, representing Colorado State Fire Chiefs
and SDA, testified in opposition to the bill.  Committee dicussion
ensued with the witnesses.
03:54:22 PM  
Former Sen. Gail Schwartz, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. David Myler, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Andrew Massey, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Austin Vincent, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.


04:10:47 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1301 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Excused
Priola Excused
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1010 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


04:11:28 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
04:13:23 PM  
The committee came back to order.
04:14:28 PM  
Sens. Buckner and Kirkmeyer introduced House Bill 22-1010. The bill creates a refundable income tax credit for eligible early childhood educators.
04:17:26 PM  
Ms. Alison Friedman
Phillips, representing The Women's Foundation of Colorado, testified in
support of the bill.  Ms. MonaLisa Martinez, representing Florence
Crittenton Services, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Carrie
Kennedy, representing Colorado Association of Family Child Care, testified
in support of the bill.  Ms. Elisha Stewart, representing Save the
Children Action Network, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Christina
Walker, representing Clayton Early Learning, testified in support of the
bill.  Written testimony may be found in Attachment D.
04:38:34 PM  
The sponsors gave some closing remarks.


04:40:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E)
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey
Lee Excused
Priola Excused
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:41:39 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1010, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Excused
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1360 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


04:41:52 PM  
Senator Kolker introduced House Bill 22-1360. The bill allows the state to retain a percentage of federal child support incentives received.
04:46:40 PM  
Mr. Larry Desbien, representing the Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Joe Huter, representing Division of Child Support Services, was available to answer committee questions. Mrs. Susie Gager, representing Division of Child Support Services, was available to answer committee questions.
04:47:30 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment F.


04:51:21 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1360 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Excused
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:54:34 PM   The committee adjourned.