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H_FIN_2017A 05/03/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 05/03/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:43 AM to 01:47 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
*
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:
HB17-1370 Amended, Referred to House Appropriations





10:44 AM -- HB17-1370



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representatives Winter and Liston, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1370, which makes changes to current law with respect to the number of liquor licenses that a retail liquor store or liquor-licensed drugstore can hold. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.





11:11 AM



The bill sponsors continued to answer questions from the committee. The chair explained that he planned to limit the overall time for witness testimony.



11:13 AM --
Mr. Patrick Maroney, representing the Department of Revenue, Liquor Enforcement Division, answered questions from the committee.



11:26 AM --
Ms. Tanya Kelly-Bowry, representing Applejack Liquor, testified in support of the bill.



11:32 AM --
Mr. Dave Lemons, representing Kum & Go, testified in support of the bill.

























11:35 AM --
Mr. Alan Lewis, representing Natural Grocers, testified in support of the bill.



11:41 AM --
Mr. Joshua Phair, representing Walmart Stores, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



11:49 AM --
Ms. Jeanne McEvoy, representing the Colorado Licensed Beverage Association, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to questions from the committee.





12:17 PM



Ms. McEvoy continued to respond to committee questions.



12:28 PM --
Mr. Dustin Charpetta, representing Pearl Wine Spirits, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



12:37 PM --
Mr. Scott Chase, representing Coloradans for Safety and Colorado Ethiopian and Eritrean Liquor Association, testified in opposition to the bill.



12:50 PM -- Mr. John Cohagen, representing Atlas Valley Purveyors, testified in support of the bill.



12:53 PM --
Mr. Rufus Nagel, representing Molly's Spirits, testified in support of the bill.





12:55 PM



Mr. Cohagen and Mr. Nagel responded to questions from the committee.



01:01 PM --
Ms. Laura Long, representing Colorado Brewers Guild, testified in support of the bill.



01:04 PM --
Mr. Phil Hayes, representing Target Stores, testified in support of the bill with amendments.





01:08 PM



The committee members received amendment L.001 and amendment L.003 (Attachments A and B, respectively). The bill sponsors responded to questions about the amendments.



17HouseFin0503AttachA.pdf17HouseFin0503AttachA.pdf 17HouseFin0503AttachB.pdf17HouseFin0503AttachB.pdf






















BILL: HB17-1370
TIME: 01:17:36 PM
MOVED: Kennedy
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed on a vote of 9-3.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Benavidez
No
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
Excused
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
No
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
No
Van Winkle
Yes
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Yes
YES: 9 NO: 3 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS


























































BILL: HB17-1370
TIME: 01:17:50 PM
MOVED: Kennedy
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B). The motion passed on a vote of 8-4.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Beckman
No
Benavidez
No
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
Excused
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
No
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
No
Van Winkle
Yes
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Yes
YES: 8 NO: 4 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



































































01:20 PM



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

BILL: HB17-1370
TIME: 01:42:35 PM
MOVED: Kennedy
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1370, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Gray
VOTE
Beckman
No
Benavidez
No
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
No
Gray
Yes
Herod
No
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
No
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
No
Van Winkle
Yes
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:46 PM



The meeting adjourned.


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