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41678EE43DE2591A872583E60007466D Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1257

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Apr 23, 2019      
Location SCR 357



HB19-1257 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


07:19:29 PM  

Senator Court, bill sponsor, introduced House Bills 19-1257 and 19-1258.  The former allows the state to retain revenue collected above the TABOR limit, with approval from voters.  The latter authorizes the state to spend any retained revenue on public education, higher education, and transportation.

07:22:55 PM  

Mayor Herb Atchison, City of Westminster and Metro Mayor's Caucus, testified in support of the bills.

07:26:30 PM  

Joshua Ewing, Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bills.

07:27:51 PM  

Kevin Vick, Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bills.

07:31:17 PM  

Mark Ferrandino, Denver Public Schools and Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the bills.

07:33:38 PM  

The panel responded to questions from the committee regarding generating support among voters should the bills become law and the inclusion of rural school districts.  Senator Court also responded, and distributed a handout (Attachment A).

07:39:33 PM  

Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bills and distributed a handout (Attachment B).

07:43:28 PM  

Carol Hedges, Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bills.

07:45:32 PM  

Randall Wheelock, Clear Creek County Commissioner, testified in support of the bills and distributed a handout (Attachment C).

07:49:25 PM  

Tony Milo, Colorado Contractors Association, testified in support of the bills.

07:50:49 PM  

Mr. Bommer responded to a question from the committee regarding special districts.  Committee discussion ensued.

07:55:29 PM  

Sara Blackhurst, Action 22, testified in support of the bills.

07:59:09 PM  

Mark Turner, Colorado Nonprofit Association, testified in support of the bills.

07:59:58 PM  

Andrea Wilkins, League of Women Voters, testified in support of the bills.

08:01:16 PM  

Senator Priola, bill sponsor, and Senator Court made closing comments on the bill.



08:08:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1257 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Court
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen No
Tate No
Todd Yes
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS