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S_SA_2018A 04/25/2018 01:35:05 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 04/25/2018
Attendance
Court X
Fenberg X
Hill *
Sonnenberg X
Marble X
Time 01:35:05 PM to 07:31:23 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Marble
This Report was prepared by Julia Jackson
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB18-243 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB18-246 Postponed Indefinitely
SB18-257 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1003 Amended, Referred to Senate Legislative Council
HB18-1301 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1279 Postponed Indefinitely
SJM18-005 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1136 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SCR18-001 Postponed Indefinitely
SB18-256 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1341 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1272 Postponed Indefinitely

SB18-243 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:36:00 PM  

Senator Holbert and Senator Guzman, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-243 to the committee.  The bill makes changes to state law related to retail sales of alcohol beverages.

The committee heard testimony on the bill and adopted amendment L.003 on April 23, 2018.



01:37:14 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-243, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Marble
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg Yes
Hill Excused
Sonnenberg No
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-246 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:37:31 PM  

Senator Scott, co-prime sponsor, requested the committee postpone Senate Bill 18-246 indefinitely.  This bill repeals most of the elements contained in Senate Bill 13-252, which concerned the state's renewable energy standard.

 



01:38:30 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-246 indefinitely.
Moved Court
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg Yes
Hill Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-257 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:42:39 PM  
Senator Priola, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-257 to the committee. The bill increases various penalties for driving with a license that is restricted due to an alcohol-related offense.
01:43:34 PM  
Committee members discussed the bill with Senator Priola.
01:48:09 PM  
Carrie Thompson, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified against the bill.
01:50:45 PM  
Cynthia Kowert, representing the Colorado Attorney General's Office, testified in support of the bill.
01:55:31 PM  
Fran Lanzer, representing Mothers Against Drunk Driving, testified in support of the bill.
01:56:29 PM  
Ms. Kowert responded to questions from committee members and Senator Priola.
01:58:22 PM  
Senator Priola wrapped up his presentation of the bill.


02:03:52 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-257 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Court
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg No
Hill Excused
Sonnenberg No
Marble No
YES: 1   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:04:07 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-257 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Court No
Fenberg Yes
Hill Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1003 - Amended, Referred to Senate Legislative Council

02:04:42 PM  
Senator Priola and Senator Jahn, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1003 to the committee. The bill continues the Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee for two years and allocates marijuana tax revenue to various substance use prevention efforts.
02:12:08 PM  
Senators Priola and Jahn responded to committee member questions.
02:14:12 PM  
Bethany Pace-Danley, representing Peer Assistance Services, testified in support of the bill. Committee members received a handout on Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment [Attachment A].
02:16:37 PM  
Jose Esquivel, representing the Colorado Attorney General's Office, testified in support of the bill.
02:18:38 PM  

Bridget Beatty, representing the Colorado Association of School-Based Health Centers, testified in support of the bill. She provided a letter from Deb Roberts in support of the bill [Attachment B].

02:22:14 PM  
Bill Holen, representing Arapahoe County, testified in support of the bill.
02:22:35 PM  
Connie Rule, representing Boys and Girls Clubs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:26:11 PM  
Senators Jahn and Priola wrapped up their presentation of the bill.
02:31:07 PM  
Senator Sonnenberg presented amendment L.027 [Attachment C].


02:33:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.027 [Attachment C].
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Court
Fenberg
Hill
Sonnenberg
Marble
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:33:04 PM  
Senator Priola presented amendments L.026 and L.028 [Attachments D and E].
02:35:12 PM  
Bill Zepernick, Legislative Council Staff, explained amendment L.026 in response to committee member questions.
02:35:57 PM  
The committee recessed.
02:40:35 PM  
The committee reconvened.


02:41:34 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.026 [Attachment D].
Moved Court
Seconded
Court
Fenberg
Hill
Sonnenberg
Marble
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:41:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.028 [Attachment E].
Moved Court
Seconded
Court
Fenberg
Hill
Sonnenberg
Marble
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:41:59 PM  
Senator Priola and committee members discussed amendment L.029 [Attachment F].


02:43:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.029 [Attachment F].
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Court
Fenberg
Hill
Sonnenberg
Marble
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:44:22 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1003, as amended, to the Committee on Legislative Council.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg Yes
Hill No
Sonnenberg Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1301 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:44:55 PM  
Senator Fenberg and Senator Donovan, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1301 to the committee. The bill requires that mining operators include additional information in annual reclamation plans submitted to the Department of Natural Resources and that all reclamation bonds contain financial assurances sufficient to ensure water quality protection, treatment, and monitoring.
02:52:08 PM  
Karen Tuddenham, representing San Miguel
County, testified in support of the bill remotely from Fort Lewis College.
02:55:50 PM  
Julie Westendorff, representing La Plata
County, testified in support of the bill remotely from Fort Lewis College.
02:59:28 PM  
Committee members received a packet of letters in support of the bill [Attachment G].
02:59:47 PM  
Travis Stills, representing himself, testified in support of the bill remotely from Fort Lewis College.
03:00:18 PM  
Marcel Gaztambide testified remotely from
Fort Lewis College. He read a letter from Jenny Rupple, representing the
Southwestern Water Conservation District, in support of the bill.
03:04:45 PM  
Cindy Medina, representing Alamosa River Keepers, testified in support of the bill remotely from Adams State University.
03:11:01 PM  
Erin Riccio testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University. She read a letter from Nathan Sponseller, representing the Stone House Inn, in support of the bill.
03:13:16 PM  
Janet Johnson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill remotely from Colorado Mesa University.
03:16:44 PM  
Sarah McCarthy testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University. She read a letter from the Gunnison County Board of Commissioners in support of the bill.
03:21:58 PM  
Jim Sanderson, representing the Colorado Mining Association, testified against the bill.
03:22:21 PM  
Pete Dronkers, representing Earthworks, testified in support of the bill.
03:28:20 PM  

Dianna Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified against the bill.

03:28:40 PM  
Jeff Parsons, representing the Western Mining Action Project and the Audubon Society, testified in support of the bill.
03:30:37 PM  
Bill Skewes, representing the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, testified against the bill.
03:34:34 PM  
Senators Donovan and Fenberg wrapped up their presentation of the bill.
03:38:07 PM  
Committee members discussed the bill with the sponsors.


03:45:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1301 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Fenberg
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg Yes
Hill No
Sonnenberg No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:45:37 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1301 indefinitely.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Court No
Fenberg No
Hill Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SJM18-005 - Committee Discussion Only


03:46:09 PM  
Senator Moreno, sponsor, presented Senate Joint Memorial 18-005 to the committee. The measure memorializes the United States Congress to call a constitutional convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution to reverse recent United States Supreme Court decisions in the area of campaign and political finance.
03:51:36 PM  
Theresa Conley, representing Conservation Colorado, testified against the memorial.
03:55:03 PM  
Martha Tierney, representing America Votes, testified against the memorial.
03:58:04 PM  
Carol Hedges, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified against the memorial.
03:58:26 PM  
Anita Stapleton, representing the Colorado Eagle Forum, testified against the memorial.
04:00:51 PM  

Denise Maes, representing the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, testified against the memorial.

04:06:10 PM  

Kelly Byrne, representing America Votes Colorado, testified against the memorial.

04:07:56 PM  
Amanda Gonzalez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified against the memorial.
04:11:10 PM  

Rosina Kovar, representing the Colorado Eagle Forum, testified against the memorial.  She provided a handout to committee members [Attachment H].

04:16:24 PM  
Mike Monetta, representing Wolf-PAC, testified in support of the resolution. He provided a handout to committee members [Attachment I].
04:23:19 PM  
Samuel Fieldman, representing Wolf-PAC, testified in support of the memorial.
04:26:51 PM  

Grant Guy, representing himself, testified in support of the memorial.

04:27:16 PM  
Peri Bolts, representing herself, testified in support of the memorial.
04:33:47 PM  

Mr. Fieldman responded to questions from the committee.

04:36:17 PM  
Mr. Monetta responded to questions from the committee.
04:38:15 PM  
Benjamin Buckland, representing himself, testified in support of the memorial.
04:43:05 PM  
Albert Carlson, representing himself, testified in support of the memorial.
04:46:10 PM  
Elias Arias, representing himself, testified in support of the memorial.
04:49:21 PM  
Tara Scott, representing herself, testified in support of the memorial.
04:56:19 PM  
Mr. Buckland responded to committee member comments.
04:59:33 PM  

The chair laid action on the memorial over to later in the calendar.



HB18-1279 - Postponed Indefinitely


05:00:30 PM  
Senator Moreno and Senator Priola, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1279 to the committee. The bill requires health care providers to prescribe controlled substances via electronic prescription, with certain exceptions.

Senator Priola provided a handout for committee members [Attachment J].

05:04:19 PM  
Dr. Robert Yakley, representing the Colorado Medical Society, testified against the bill. He responded to committee member questions.
05:14:12 PM  
Suzanne Hamilton, representing the Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.
05:16:31 PM  

Holly Tancar, representing Walgreens and the Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.

05:22:02 PM  
Kim Swanson-Ward, representing King Soopers and the Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.
05:25:56 PM  
Emily Zadvorny, representing the Colorado
Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the bill.
05:26:13 PM  
Jeanette Hensley, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
05:29:58 PM  
Ms. Swanson-Ward responded to committee member questions.
05:32:36 PM  
Brad Young, representing Rx Plus Pharmacies, testified in support of the bill.
05:36:18 PM  
Senators Priola and Moreno wrapped up their presentation of the bill.
05:40:59 PM  
Committee members discussed the bill with Senator Priola.


05:44:46 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1279 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Fenberg
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg Yes
Hill No
Sonnenberg No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:45:09 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1279 indefinitely.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Court No
Fenberg No
Hill Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SJM18-005 - Postponed Indefinitely


05:45:25 PM  
Senator Marble presented amendment L.002 [Attachment K] to Senate Joint Memorial 18-005.


05:49:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment K].
Moved Marble
Seconded
Court
Fenberg
Hill
Sonnenberg
Marble
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:49:04 PM  
Committee members commented on SJM18-005.


06:03:09 PM
Motion Refer Senate Joint Memorial 18-005, as amended, to the full Senate.
Moved Marble
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg No
Hill No
Sonnenberg No
Marble Yes
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:04:17 PM
Motion Postpone SJM18-005 indefinitely.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Court No
Fenberg Yes
Hill Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1136 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


06:04:52 PM  
Senator Jahn and Senator Priola, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1136 to the committee. The bill adds inpatient and residential substance use treatment as a Medicaid benefit.

Committee members received a fact sheet on the bill [Attachment L].

06:08:33 PM  
Senators Priola and Jahn responded to committee member questions.
06:10:53 PM  
Andrew Schaeffer, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:13:15 PM  
Jennifer Higgins, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:17:11 PM  
Gina Olberding, representing the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, testified in support of the bill.
06:18:54 PM  
Cheryl Wilson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:20:40 PM  
Dr. Stephanie Stewart, representing the Colorado Psychiatric Society, testified in support of the bill.
06:21:32 PM  
Senator Priola presented amendment L.009 [Attachment M].


06:22:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 [Attachment M].
Moved Court
Seconded
Court
Fenberg
Hill
Sonnenberg
Marble
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:22:18 PM  
Senators Jahn and Priola wrapped up their presentation of the bill.


06:23:59 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1136, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Court
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg Yes
Hill Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Marble Excused
Final YES: 3   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SCR18-001 - Postponed Indefinitely


06:24:25 PM  
Senator Merrifield presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 18-001. The resolution refers a measure to the ballot to repeal the State Board of Education from the Colorado Constitution.
06:27:20 PM  
Senator Merrifield requested that the committee postpone the resolution indefinitely. Committee members commented on the resolution.


06:29:41 PM
Motion Postpone SCR18-001 indefinitely.
Moved Court
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg Yes
Hill Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1341 - Postponed Indefinitely


06:32:11 PM  
The committee recessed.
06:42:03 PM  
The committee reconvened.
06:42:09 PM  
Senator Fenberg, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1341 to the committee. The bill requires the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment to create a guide to apprenticeships in Colorado.
06:43:50 PM  

Phil Hayes, representing the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), testified in support of the bill.

06:51:32 PM  

Patrick Alley, representing the Denver Pipefitters Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC), testified in support of the bill.

06:56:38 PM  

Zach Collins, representing the Denver Pipefitters JATC, testified in support of the bill.

06:57:03 PM  

Henry Brotzman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

07:00:34 PM  
Dylan Marriott, representing the Denver Pipefitters JATC, testified in support of the bill.
07:03:25 PM  
Sarah Lultschik, representing the Denver Pipefitters JATC, testified in support of the bill.
07:03:53 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.
07:06:31 PM  
Senator Coram presented amendment L.006 [Attachment N].


07:09:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 [Attachment N].
Moved Fenberg
Seconded
Court
Fenberg
Hill
Sonnenberg
Marble
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:10:52 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1341, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Fenberg
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg Yes
Hill No
Sonnenberg No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:11:18 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1341 indefinitely.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Court No
Fenberg No
Hill Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-256 - Postponed Indefinitely


06:29:55 PM  

Senator Sonnenberg presented Senate Bill 18-256 to the committee. The bill changes how fees are assessed by the State Board of Land Commissioners (state land board) when an agricultural lessee assigns his or her lease to a third party.  It also eliminates state land board review of such a lease reassignment.

06:30:29 PM  
Senator Sonnenberg requested the committee postpone the bill indefinitely.


06:31:26 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-256 indefinitely.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg Yes
Hill Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1272 - Postponed Indefinitely


07:12:31 PM  
Senator Court, sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1272 to the committee. The bill requires a Colorado-based provider of a commercial mobile radio service to make network-level distraction control technology available to customers for the purpose of limiting distracting content while users are driving.
07:13:49 PM  
Kenneth Crawford, representing Katasi Inc., testified in support of the bill.
07:15:43 PM  
Senator Court commented on Mr. Crawford's testimony.
07:18:28 PM  
Kirk Fry, representing himself, testified against the bill.
07:21:15 PM  
Matt Wendel, representing the Colorado Technology Association, testified against the bill.
07:21:34 PM  
Gerard Keegan, representing CTIA, testified against the bill.
07:22:58 PM  
Skyler McKinley, representing AAA Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
07:25:49 PM  
Mike Honn, representing the Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado Department of Transportation, testified in support of the bill.
07:29:13 PM  
Senator Court wrapped up her presentation of the bill.


07:30:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1272 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Court
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg Yes
Hill No
Sonnenberg No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:31:09 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1272 indefinitely.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Court No
Fenberg No
Hill Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:31:23 PM   Committee Adjourned