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H_FIN_2017A 05/01/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 05/01/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:39 PM to 06:00 PM
Beckman
X
Benavidez
X
Place: LSB A
Catlin
X
Covarrubias
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Gray
X
Representative Foote
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 = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-238

SB17-293

HB17-1277

HB17-1341

HB17-1315

SB17-192

HB17-1266
Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to House Appropriations

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to House Appropriations

Amended, Referred to House Appropriations

Amended, Referred to House Appropriations





01:39 PM -- SB17-238



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representatives Neville and Wist, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-238, which modifies notification requirements for out-of-state retailers that do not collect Colorado sales tax on sales made to Colorado purchasers. The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.



01:55 PM --
Ms. Samantha Curran, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



02:09 PM --
Ms. Dianne Criswell, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to questions from the committee.





























02:18 PM --
Mr. Steve DelBianco, representing NetChoice, testified in support of the bill. Committee members received a copy of Mr. DelBianco's testimony (Attachment A). He responded to questions from the committee.



17HouseFin0501AttachA.pdf17HouseFin0501AttachA.pdf



02:43 PM



Mr. DelBianco continued to respond to committee questions.





02:56 PM



Mr. Greg Sobetski, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions about the bill's prepared fiscal note.



03:11 PM --
Former Representative Amy Stephens, representing NetChoice and Dentons, testified in support of the bill.



03:18 PM --
Mr. Matthew LaCrue, representing NetChoice and Dentons, testified in support of the bill.



03:20 PM --
Mr. Mike Krause, representing the Independence Institute, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.





03:26 PM



Mr. John Vecchiarelli, representing the Department of Revenue, responded to committee questions about the bill.





03:40 PM



The bill sponsors distributed and explained amendment L.005 (Attachment B).



17HouseFin0501AttachB.pdf17HouseFin0501AttachB.pdf


























BILL: SB17-238
TIME: 03:42:38 PM
MOVED: Van Winkle
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lawrence
VOTE
Beckman
Benavidez
Catlin
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote
Pabon
Excused
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection

































































03:43 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-238
TIME: 03:46:45 PM
MOVED: Van Winkle
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-238, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 6-7.
SECONDED: Lawrence
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Benavidez
No
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Gray
No
Herod
No
Kennedy
No
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
No
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Foote
No
Pabon
No
YES: 6 NO: 7 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL














































BILL: SB17-238
TIME: 04:02:07 PM
MOVED: Kennedy
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 17-238 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Herod
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
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: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



































































04:03 PM -- SB17-293



Representative Lee, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-293, which updates the paper standards required for a contractor used to publish or print the Colorado Revised Statutes. Representative Lee and Ms. Jennifer Gilroy, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee.

BILL: SB17-293
TIME: 04:13:18 PM
MOVED: Herod
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-293 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Michaelson Jenet
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Excused
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS















































04:19 PM -- HB17-1277



Representative Mitsch Bush, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1277. The bill, as amended by the House Transportation and Energy Committee, authorizes the state Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to suspend a driver license if it has been found, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the driver involved in an accident causing serious bodily injury or death to any person failed to stop at, as close as possible to, or immediately return to the scene of the accident. Representative Mitsch Bush distributed and explained amendment L.004 (Attachment C).

She responded to questions from the committee.



17HouseFin0501AttachC.pdf17HouseFin0501AttachC.pdf



04:22 PM --
Sergeant Dave Hall, representing the Colorado State Patrol, testified in support of the bill.





04:29 PM



Representative Mitsch Bush made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1277
TIME: 04:30:15 PM
MOVED: Van Winkle
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1277 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Gray
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Excused
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





















04:31 PM -- HB17-1341



Representative Singer, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1341. The bill, which was recommended by the Joint Technology Committee (JTC), creates a new source selection and contract negotiation timeline for state agencies to use when planning to submit a budget request to the JTC for a major information technology capital project. Representative Singer requested that the bill be postponed indefinitely.

BILL: HB17-1341
TIME: 04:31:59 PM
MOVED: Thurlow
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1341 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Beckman
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Excused
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:33 PM -- HB17-1315



Representatives Singer and Lawrence, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1315, which requires the Division of Criminal Justice within the Department of Public Safety to submit an annual report to the General Assembly containing information about substance-affected driving violations from the previous calendar year.



04:34 PM --
Mr. Ed Wood, representing DUID Victim Voices, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



04:36 PM --
Ms. Jessica LeRoux, representing herself, testified in support on the bill.

























04:39 PM



The bill sponsors made closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1315
TIME: 04:39:55 PM
MOVED: Lawrence
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1315 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Michaelson Jenet
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Excused
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:41 PM -- SB17-192



Representative Singer, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-192. The reengrossed bill allows for a single-instance transfer of retail marijuana and retail marijuana products from a retail marijuana licensee to a medical marijuana licensee, changes the provisions for calculating the average market rate, and creates a contract price to use when calculating excise taxes between unaffiliated retail marijuana businesses. Representative Singer distributed amendment L.022 (Attachment D).



17HouseFin0501AttachD.pdf17HouseFin0501AttachD.pdf

























04:44 PM --
Mr. Mike Rausch, representing LiveWell Enlightened Health, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



04:49 PM --
Mr. John Vecchiarelli, representing the Department of Revenue, responded to questions from the committee.



04:54 PM --
Mr. Dan Anglin, representing C4, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee. Mr. Vecchiarelli also responded to committee questions. Mr. Kammerzell, Department of Revenue, came to the table to address additional questions from the committee.





05:15 PM



Mr. Anglin and Mr. Kammerzell continued to answer committee questions.



05:30 PM --
Ms. Kathy Otis, representing Pueblo West, testified in support of the bill with amendment L.022.



05:32 PM --
Mr. Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill with amendment L.022. Mr. Bergman responded to questions from the committee.


BILL: SB17-192
TIME: 05:37:15 PM
MOVED: Gray
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.022 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Van Winkle
VOTE
Beckman
Benavidez
Catlin
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





















05:37 PM



The committee discussed potential second reading amendments. The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-192
TIME: 05:41:53 PM
MOVED: Gray
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-192, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 9-4.
SECONDED: Van Winkle
VOTE
Beckman
No
Benavidez
No
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
No
Van Winkle
Yes
Foote
Yes
Pabon
No
Final YES: 9 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





05:46 PM -- HB17-1266



Representatives Hooton and Melton, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1266, which allows defendants convicted of a misdemeanor offense for the use or possession of marijuana to petition to seal their criminal records if their offense would not have been a crime if committed on or after December 10, 2012. The bill sponsors answered questions from the committee.



05:54 PM --
Ms. Jessica LeRoux, representing the Cannabis Patient Community, testified in support of the bill.





























05:57 PM



Representative Hooton distributed and explained amendment L.009 (Attachment E).



17HouseFin0501AttachE.pdf17HouseFin0501AttachE.pdf

BILL: HB17-1266
TIME: 05:57:56 PM
MOVED: Herod
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Beckman
VOTE
Beckman
Benavidez
Catlin
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection















































05:58 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1266
TIME: 05:59:27 PM
MOVED: Van Winkle
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1266, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
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
Yes
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





06:00 PM



The committee adjourned.


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