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H_FIN_2017A 04/17/2017 01:30 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 04/17/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:32 PM to 07:10 PM
Beckman
X
Benavidez
X
Place:
Catlin
*
Covarrubias
E
This Meeting was called to order by
Gray
X
Representative Pabon
Herod
X
Kennedy
X
This Report was prepared by
Lawrence
*
Kori Donaldson
Michaelson Jenet
*
Thurlow
X
Van Winkle
X
Foote
X
Pabon
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1328

HB17-1310

SB17-111
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to House Appropriations





01:33 PM -- HB17-1328



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representatives Hooton and Hansen, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1328, which requires candidates for President and Vice President of the United States to file, at a minimum, copies of his or her most recent federal income tax returns and provide written consent for the public disclosure of the returns at least 90 days prior to the presidential election. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.





01:48 PM



The bill sponsors continued to respond to committee questions.



02:01 PM --
Ms. Carol Tone, representing the League of Woman Voters, testified in support of the bill.



02:03 PM --
Ms. Celeste Landry, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:06 PM --
Mr. Paul Wright, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

























02:08 PM --
Ms. Dorothea Steinke, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:10 PM --
Ms. Pamela Tyrrell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:12 PM --
Ms. Dana Miller, representing Indivisible Denver, testified in support of the bill.



02:13 PM --
Ms. Suzanne Staiert, representing the Secretary of State's Office, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



02:38 PM --
Ms. Dana Liebert, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:40 PM --
Ms. Becky Benedict, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Committee members received a summary of Ms. Benedict's testimony (Attachment A).



17HouseFin0417AttachA.pdf17HouseFin0417AttachA.pdf



02:45 PM --
Ms. Stephanie Ohnigian, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:47 PM --
Mr. Jeff Hart, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.







































































02:51 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the merits of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1328
TIME: 02:58:08 PM
MOVED: Foote
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1328 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-5.
SECONDED: Herod
VOTE
Beckman
No
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
No
Covarrubias
Excused
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
No
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
No
Van Winkle
No
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 5 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:06 PM -- HB17-1310



The committee returned to order. Representatives Jackson and Kennedy, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1310, which limits the application screening fee that a landlord can charge to a prospective tenant. The fee may only cover the actual costs for a personal reference check, a consumer credit report, or a tenant screening report. Committee members received amendment L.003 (Attachment B). The bill sponsors addressed questions from the committee.



17HouseFin0417AttachB.pdf17HouseFin0417AttachB.pdf























03:17 PM --
Ms. Stephanie Avery, representing the Colorado Apartment Association, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



03:23 PM --
Mr. Christian Henderickson, representing the Rocky Mountain Home Association, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



03:34 PM --
Ms. Dawn Marquantte, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:41 PM --
Ms. Aubrey Hasvold, representing the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Hasvold distributed a fact sheet about the bill, a letter from the chair of the All Families Deserve a Chance Coalition, and an itemized receipt showing application fee charges (Attachment C, D, and E, respectively).



17HouseFin0417AttachC.pdf17HouseFin0417AttachC.pdf 17HouseFin0417AttachD.pdf17HouseFin0417AttachD.pdf



17HouseFin0417AttachE.pdf17HouseFin0417AttachE.pdf



03:45 PM --
Ms. Melissa Pluss, representing the Front Range Economic Strategy Center, testified in support of the bill.



03:49 PM --
Mr. Jack Regenbogen , representing the Colorado Center on Law and Poverty, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



03:53 PM --
Ms. Julie Bennett, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:58 PM --
Ms. Andrea Chiriboga-Flor, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:01 PM --
Ms. Indalecia Vergava, representing Our Home Our Right, testified in support in the bill. Ms. Rosy Guzman-Snyder interpreted Ms. Veragava's testimony.



04:07 PM --
Mr. Peter Severson, representing Lutheran Advocacy Ministry Colorado, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



04:11 PM --
Ms. Jennifer Newton, representing Mile High United Way, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



04:16 PM --
Ms. Dianne Thiel, representing herself and Denver Homeless Outloud, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



04:21 PM --
Ms. Jenee Donaldson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.























04:26 PM --
Ms. Aurora Perez, representing Our Home Our Right, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Guzman-Snyder interpreted Ms. Perez's testimony. Ms. Perez responded to questions from the committee.

BILL: HB17-1310
TIME: 04:31:19 PM
MOVED: Kennedy
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Gray
VOTE
Beckman
Benavidez
Catlin
Covarrubias
Excused
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection

























































04:32 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill. Members of the committee commented on the merits of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1310
TIME: 04:37:13 PM
MOVED: Kennedy
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1310, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 6-5.
SECONDED: Herod
VOTE
Beckman
No
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
No
Covarrubias
Excused
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
No
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
No
Van Winkle
No
Foote
Excused
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 5 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:38 PM -- SB17-111



The committee returned to order. Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Gray, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-111. The reengrossed bill increases the amount of total on-hand inventory of medical marijuana that a medical marijuana licensee can purchase from another medical marijuana center from 30 percent to a percentage of a least 30 percent set in rule by the Marijuana Enforcement Division in the Department of Revenue. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



05:01 PM --
Mr. Ron Kammerzell, representing the Department of Revenue, addressed a question about information in the bill's prepared fiscal note.



05:07 PM --
Ms. Stacey Linn, representing the CannAbility Foundation, testified in support of the bill.























05:10 PM --
Ms. Meg Sanders, representing Mindful, testified in support of the bill.



05:13 PM --
Ms. Jennifer Kealy, representing Mindful, testified in support of the bill.





05:16 PM



Ms. Sanders, Ms. Kealy, and Ms. Linn responded to questions from the committee.





05:33 PM



Ms. Clare Pramuk, representing Legislative Council Staff, addressed questions about the fiscal note.



05:35 PM --
Mr. Renze Waddington, representing Epic Remedy and The Refinery, testified in opposition to the bill. Committee members received a copy of the highlights of Mr. Waddington's testimony (Attachment F).



17HouseFin0417AttachF.pdf17HouseFin0417AttachF.pdf



05:39 PM --
Mr. Tom Scudder, representing Wellness Centers, testified in opposition to parts of the bill. Committee members received a summary of Mr. Scudder's testimony (Attachment G).



17HouseFin0417AttachG.pdf17HouseFin0417AttachG.pdf



05:45 PM



Mr. Waddington and Mr. Scudder responded to committee questions.



05:49 PM --
Ms. Julie Lee and Mr. Freddie Lee, representing Herb's Place, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:54 PM --
Mr. Andrew Heaton, representing WTJ MMJ Supply, testified in opposition to the bill.





05:57 PM



Mr. Heaton and Ms. Lee responded to committee questions.



05:59 PM --
Mr. Kammerzell returned to the table to testify in opposition to the bill and responded to questions from the committee. Representative Gray also responded to questions. Committee discussion ensued on the effect of the changes under the bill.



















06:17 PM



Mr. Kammerzell continued to address committee questions.



06:22 PM --
Ms. Shannon Fender, representing Native Roots and the Colorado Cannabis Chamber, testified in support of the bill and in opposition to any amendments.



06:27 PM --
Mr. Dave Questa, representing Native Roots Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



06:28 PM --
Mr. Kevin Gallagher, representing Craft Concentrates, testified in support of the bill. Committee members received a list of individuals and businesses that support the bill (Attachment H).



17HouseFin0417AttachH.pdf17HouseFin0417AttachH.pdf



06:30 PM



Ms. Fender, Mr. Questa, and Mr. Gallagher responded to questions from the committee.



06:35 PM --
Ms. Kara Miller, representing the Marijuana Industry Group, testified from a neutral position on the bill and in opposition to any amendments and responded to questions from the committee. Representative Gray also responded to committee questions.





06:48 PM



The committee recessed.























































07:00 PM



The committee returned to order.

BILL: SB17-111
TIME: 07:00:48 PM
MOVED: Benavidez
MOTION: This is a conceptual amendment: Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, strike lines 21 through 23, and page 3, strike lines 1 through 4. The motion passed on a vote of 8-3.
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
No
Covarrubias
Excused
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
No
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
No
Foote
Excused
Pabon
Yes
YES: 8 NO: 3 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





















































07:04 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-111
TIME: 07:09:00 PM
MOVED: Michaelson Jenet
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-111, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 8-3.
SECONDED: Gray
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
No
Covarrubias
Excused
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
No
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
No
Van Winkle
Yes
Foote
Excused
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 3 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





07:10 PM



The committee adjourned.


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