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S_FIN_2022A 05/04/2022 04:24:35 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 05/04/2022
Attendance
Hisey *
Lee *
Priola X
Winter X
Gonzales X
Time 04:24:35 PM to 10:24:50 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Gonzales
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB22-205 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1246 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1005 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1149 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1205 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1380 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1006 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1051 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1259 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1355 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
Adjourn Committee Discussion Only

SB22-205 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


04:24:49 PM  
Sen. Coram and President Fenberg introduced Senate Bill 22-205. The bill classifies certain industrial hemp products as adult-use cannabis products, requires that the manufacturer of these products be licensed under the Colorado Marijuana Code, and creates penalties for violations.
04:28:22 PM  
Mrs. Hunter Buffington, representing herself, testified to amend the bill.


04:33:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment A)
Moved Priola
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:34:19 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-205, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
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



HB22-1246 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


04:34:36 PM  
Sen. Buckner introduced House Bill 22-1246. The bill allows a pharmacy located in a hospice inpatient unit to register as a Specialized Prescription Drug Outlet.
04:35:49 PM  
Ms. Jeanette Hensley, representing the Colorado Center for Aging, testified in support of the bill.


04:39:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B)
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:41:13 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1246, as amended, 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



HB22-1005 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


04:41:35 PM  
Sen. Rankin introduced House Bill 22-1005. This bill modifies and extends the income tax credit for health care preceptors working in health care professional shortage areas through tax year 2032.
04:42:31 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment C.
04:44:46 PM  
Dr. Mark Deutchman, representing the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Janice Baker, representing the CU Anschutz Physician Assistant Program, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Kelly Erb, representing the Colorado Rural Health Center, testified in support of the bill.
04:56:40 PM  
Marsha Thorson, representing
Gunnison Valley Family Physicians, testified in support of the bill.  Ms.
Jeanette Hensley, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition
and the Colorado Center for Aging, testified in support of the bill.


05:06:34 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1005 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1149 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

05:06:48 PM  
Sens. Rankin and Hansen introduced House Bill 22-1149. This bill extends the Advanced Industry Investment Income Tax Credit Program for one income tax year.
05:09:24 PM  
Mrs. Elyse Blazevich,
representing the Colorado BioScience Association, testified in support
of the bill.  Ms. Mary Austin, representing CCIA, testified in support
of the bill. Mr. Jack Tiebout, representing Colorado Office of Economic
Development and International Trade, was available to answer committee
questions.


05:24:38 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


05:25:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment E)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:26:23 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1149, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1205 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


05:26:42 PM  
Sens. Coleman and
Hansen introduced House Bill 22-1205.  The bill creates a refundable
income tax credit for senior taxpayers with adjusted gross income up to
$75,000 who have not claimed a homestead property tax exemption. The sponsors
responded to committee questions.  
05:30:21 PM  
Ms. Eileen Doherty, representing the Colorado Gerontological Society, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Jeanette Hensley, representing the Colorado Center for Aging, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Rich Mauro, representing the Colorado Center for Aging, testified in support of the bill.
05:41:14 PM  
Committee discussion ensued with the previous witnesses.


05:45:19 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1205 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1380 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


05:45:33 PM  
Sens. Bridges and Coram introduced House Bill 22-1380. The bill provides funding for implementation and updates of multiple electronic state benefit systems, and creates a community food access program.
05:48:14 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment F.
05:48:33 PM  
Mr. Joel McClurg, representing The Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Ki'i Powell, representing the Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Jordan Beezley, representing the Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Wendy Peters Moschetti, representing Nourish Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Kathryn Wall, representing Zuma Natural Foods, testified in support of the bill.


06:08:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment G)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:14:13 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1380, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1006 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


06:14:54 PM  
Sens. Donovan and Smallwood introduced House Bill 22-1006. This bill expands an existing property tax exemption to include property that is rented or leased and used as an integral part of a childcare center.
06:19:17 PM  
Commissioner Jeanne McQueeney, representing Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support of the bill. Ms. Nicole Riehl, representing Executives Partnering to Invest in Children, testified in support of the bill.
06:20:16 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment H.


06:29:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment I)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:32:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1006, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1051 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


06:33:07 PM  
Sens. Zenzinger and
Hisey introduced House Bill 22-1051.  This bill continues the Colorado
affordable housing tax credit that is scheduled to expire in 2024 for an
additional seven years.
06:34:16 PM  
Mrs. Jerilynn Francis, representing the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA), testified in support of the bill. Dr. Michael Neil, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
06:43:15 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment J.


06:43:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment K)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:46:36 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1051, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1259 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


06:48:23 PM  
Sen. Moreno introduced House Bill 22-1259. The bill makes numerous changes to the Colorado Works program to increase benefit amounts, expand eligibility for specific populations, and alter program rules and operations.
06:48:56 PM  
Written testimony may be found in Attachment L.
06:49:42 PM  
Ms. Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties, Inc, testified to amend the bill.
06:56:45 PM  
Ms. Sarah Barnes,
representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of
the bill.  Ms. Natasha Rugley, representing herself, testified in
support of the bill.  Ms. Corresia Sanders, representing Clayton Early
Learning, testified in support of the bill.
07:12:53 PM  
Ms. Kayla Frawley,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Saluja
Siwakoti, representing the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified
in support of the bill.
07:13:57 PM  
Ms. Leah Marvin-Riley, representing the Department of Treasury, testified in a neutral position on the bill.


07:24:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment M)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:29:48 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1259, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey No
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1355 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

07:30:57 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
07:47:42 PM  
The committee reconvened.
07:47:51 PM  
Senators Priola and
Gonzales introduced House Bill 22-1355.  The bill creates a producer
responsibility program to provide recycling services to covered entities
in the state. The program will be implemented by a nonprofit organization
in consultation with a newly-created advisory board and overseen by the
Department of Public Health and Environment. The sponsors answered several
committee questions.  Sen. Priola distributed the following presentation:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/u/0/d/1CFCwFQ9QnOB8j1UukTRQ2_FRwUuz7SdH/htmlpresent
 
08:26:21 PM  
Ms. Kate Bailey,
representing Eco-Cycle, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Bree
Dietly, representing the American Beverage Association, testified in support
of the bill.  Mr. Michael Washburn, representing The Recycling Partnership/Circular
Economy Accelerator, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Sydney
Harris, representing the Product Stewardship Institute, testified in support
of the bill. Written testimony may be found in Attachment N.
08:40:14 PM  
Committee discussion ensued with the previous witnesses.
08:40:38 PM  
Mr. Jacob Cassady, representing the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Barrett Jensen, representing the National Waste and Recycling Association-Rocky Mountain Chapter, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Grier Bailey, representing CWPMA, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Steve Findley, representing the Colorado Beer Distributors Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:53:39 PM  
Committee discussion ensued with the previous witnesses.
08:56:03 PM  
Mr. Juri Freeman,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Emily Wilson,
representing GreenSheen Paint, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Angelique
Espinoza, representing Good Business Colorado, testified in support of
the bill.  Ms. Susan Nedell, representing E2 - Environment Entrepreneurs,
testified in support of the bill.
09:09:30 PM  
Ms. Jaime Gardner,
representing Colorado Consumer Coalition, testified in opposition to the
bill.  Mr. Mark Petrovich, representing Republic Services, testified
in opposition to the bill. Ms. Rachel Beck, representing the Colorado Competitive
Council and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition
to the bill.
09:10:48 PM  
Mr. Rex Wilmouth, representing Environment Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Ean Tafoya, representing GreenLatinos, testified in support of the bill.
09:22:49 PM  
Ms. Elizabeth Olds,
representing the American Forest & Paper Association, testified to
amend the bill.   Dr. Calvin Lakhan, representing York University,
testified in opposition to the bill. The witnesses answered several committee
questions.
09:36:17 PM  
County Commissioner
Matt Scherr, representing Eagle County, testified in support of the bill.
 Councilmember Tricia Canonico, representing Fort Collins, testified
in support of the bill.  Mayor Laura Weinberg, representing the Colorado
Municipal League and the City of Golden, testified in support of the bill.
 Ms. Sara Cassidy, representing AMP Robotics, testified in support
of the bill.
09:48:03 PM  
Commissioner George
Marlin, representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action and CCAT,
testified in support of the bill.
09:58:03 PM  
Ms. Tonya Briggs,
representing the Lafayette, Colorado, testified in support of the bill.


10:04:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.033 (Attachment O)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:07:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.032 (Attachment P)
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee No
Priola No
Winter No
Gonzales No
YES: 1   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


10:10:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1355, 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



Adjourn - Committee Discussion Only


10:24:47 PM  
The committee adjourned


10:24:50 PM   The committee adjourned.