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H_FIN_2017A 04/03/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 04/03/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:35 PM to 02:26 PM
Beckman
E
Catlin
X
Place: LSB A
Covarrubias
X
Gray
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Herod
X
Representative Foote
Hooton
X
Kennedy
*
This Report was prepared by
Lawrence
X
Kori Donaldson
Michaelson Jenet
X
Thurlow
X
Van Winkle
X
Benavidez
X
Foote
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1295

HB17-1285

SB17-221

SB17-027
Referred to House Appropriations

Referred to House Appropriations

Amended, Referred to House Appropriations

Referred to House Appropriations





01:35 PM -- HB17-1295



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Rankin, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1295. The bill, recommended by the Joint Budget Committee, repeals the Office of Marijuana Coordination, effective July 1, 2017.



01:37 PM --
Ms. Jessica LaRoux, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.






































BILL: HB17-1295
TIME: 01:39:06 PM
MOVED: Van Winkle
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1295 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Catlin
VOTE
Beckman
Excused
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Benavidez
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:40 PM -- HB17-1285



Representatives Mitsch Bush and Lawrence, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1285, which increases the fee portion of funding for the water pollution control program administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).



01:43 PM --
Ms. Nicole Rowan, representing CDPHE, testified in support of the bill.



01:46 PM --
Mr. Jim Cole, representing the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified in support of the bill.



01:47 PM --
Ms. Dianna Orf, representing the Colorado Mining Association and the Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.



01:49 PM --
Mr. Morgan Cullen, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.



























01:50 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1285
TIME: 01:51:31 PM
MOVED: Lawrence
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1285 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Michaelson Jenet
VOTE
Beckman
Excused
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Benavidez
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:52 PM -- SB17-221



Representative Melton, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-221, which continues indefinitely the Court Security Cash Fund Commission and the Court Security Cash Fund in the Judicial Department. He answered questions from the committee.



01:56 PM --
Ms. Mindy Masias, representing the Judicial Department, testified in support of the bill and answered questions from the committee.



01:58 PM --
Ms. Peg Ackerman, representing the County Sheriffs, testified in support of the bill.



01:59 PM --
Ms. Allison Daley, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.

























02:00 PM



The committee received amendment L.002 (Attachment A).



17HouseFin0403AttachA.pdf17HouseFin0403AttachA.pdf

BILL: SB17-221
TIME: 02:02:24 PM
MOVED: Van Winkle
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Kennedy
VOTE
Beckman
Excused
Catlin
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Hooton
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Benavidez
Foote
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection








































BILL: SB17-221
TIME: 02:03:24 PM
MOVED: Van Winkle
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-221, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Gray
VOTE
Beckman
Excused
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Benavidez
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:04 PM -- SB17-027



Representative Melton, prime sponsor, next presented Senate Bill 17-027. The reengrossed bill increases the penalty for texting and driving to a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense, which carries a fine of $300, a jail sentence of 10 to 90 days, or both. He answered committee questions.





02:07 PM



Mr. Ryan Long, Legislative Council Staff, addressed questions from the committee. Representative Melton addressed additional questions from the committee.



02:09 PM --
Sergeant Dave Hall, representing the Colorado State Patrol, answered questions from the committee.



02:16 PM --
Ms. Susan Dane, representing Coloradans Organized for Responsible Driving, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.

























02:21 PM



Mr. Long returned to the table to answer an earlier question from the committee.





02:22 PM



Representative Melton made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-027
TIME: 02:25:05 PM
MOVED: Gray
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-027 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Covarrubias
VOTE
Beckman
Excused
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Benavidez
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:25 PM



The committee adjourned.


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