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H_FIN_2017A 04/19/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 04/19/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 11:35 AM to 01:06 PM
Beckman
X
Benavidez
X
Place: LSB A
Catlin
*
Covarrubias
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Gray
X
Representative Pabon
Herod
X
Kennedy
X
This Report was prepared by
Lawrence
X
Kori Donaldson
Michaelson Jenet
X
Thurlow
X
Van Winkle
X
Foote
X
Pabon
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1307

HB17-1296

HB17-1284

HB17-1321
Amended, Referred to House Appropriations

Referred to House Appropriations

Referred to House Appropriations

Referred to House Appropriations





11:36 AM -- HB17-1307



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Winter, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1307, which creates the Division of Family and Medial Leave Insurance as an enterprise in the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment conditional on the outcome of the findings of a working group on program costs and revenue bond issuance. Representative Winter distributed a letter about the financing plan for the bill (Attachment A). Representative Winter responded to committee questions. The committee received a fact sheet, a list of supporters, and a FAQ on the bill (Attachment B).



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11:41 AM



Erin Reynolds, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions about the bill's prepared fiscal note.



11:49 AM --
Kathy White, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



11:58 AM --
Shelly Ramirez Martinez, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



12:02 PM --
Kelli Riley, representing herself as a small business owner, testified in support of the bill.



12:05 PM --
Tim Gaudette, representing the Small Business Majority, testified in support of the bill.





12:07 PM



Representative Winter distributed and explained amendment L.010 (Attachment C).



17HouseFin0419AttachC.pdf17HouseFin0419AttachC.pdf

BILL: HB17-1307
TIME: 12:08:43 PM
MOVED: Gray
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Kennedy
VOTE
Beckman
Benavidez
Catlin
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:



















12:09 PM



Representative Winter made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1307
TIME: 12:09:30 PM
MOVED: Gray
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1307, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Michaelson Jenet
VOTE
Beckman
No
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
No
Covarrubias
No
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
No
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
No
Van Winkle
No
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:10 PM -- HB17-1296



Representatives Kraft-Tharp and Nordberg, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1296. The bill, recommended by the Legislative Audit Committee, clarifies the criteria and requirements for the assignment of state-owned vehicles to state agencies and employees. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



12:19 PM --
Adrian Leiter, representing the Department of Personnel and Administration, responded to committee questions.



12:23 PM --
Ryan Long, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions about the bill's prepared fiscal note.



12:25 PM --
Bob Jaros, State Controller, responded to committee questions.























12:28 PM



Members of the committee made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1296
TIME: 12:28:40 PM
MOVED: Van Winkle
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1296 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-1.
SECONDED: Gray
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Excused
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
No
Van Winkle
Yes
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:33 PM -- HB17-1284



Representative Lontine, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1284, which requires certain employers to conduct a records check of the Colorado adult protective services data system for prospective employees to determine if a prospective employee who will work directly with at-risk adults is the subject of a substantiated report of adult abuse or neglect. Representative Lontine responded to committee questions. Representative Beckman discussed the background of the bill.



































12:47 PM



Representative Lontine made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1284
TIME: 12:48:03 PM
MOVED: Michaelson Jenet
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1284 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 12-1.
SECONDED: Herod
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
No
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:49 PM -- HB17-1321



Representatives Arndt and Wilson, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1321, which increases the limit for fees set in rule by the Parks and Wildlife Commission. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



12:55 PM --
Justin Rutter, representing Colorado Parks and Wildlife, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee. Representatives Arndt and Wilson also responded to committee questions.

































01:03 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1321
TIME: 01:04:42 PM
MOVED: Gray
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1321 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Kennedy
VOTE
Beckman
No
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
No
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:05 PM



The committee adjourned.


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