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H_FIN_2017A 05/04/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 05/04/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 04:13 PM to 07:20 PM
Beckman
X
Benavidez
X
Place: LSB A
Catlin
X
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
*
Pabon
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-249

SB17-299

HB17-1369

HB17-1360

HB17-1367
Referred to House Appropriations

Referred to House Appropriations

Referred to House Appropriations

Amended, Referred to House Appropriations

Amended, Referred to House Appropriations





04:14 PM -- SB17-249



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Ginal, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-249, which continues the Division of Insurance in the Department of Regulatory Agencies until September 1, 2030, and implements the recommendations from the 2016 sunset report.



04:16 PM --
Ms. Peg Brown, representing the Division on Insurance, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.









































04:18 PM



Representative Ginal made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-249
TIME: 04:18:29 PM
MOVED: Kennedy
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-249 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Thurlow
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
Excused
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:19 PM -- SB17-299



Representatives Van Winkle and Kraft-Tharp, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-299, which allows a taxpayer that invests in an enterprise data center in Colorado to use a beneficial apportionment factor when allocating federal taxable income to Colorado. The bill sponsors addressed committee questions.



04:30 PM --
Ms. Stephanie Copeland, representing the Governor's Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), testified in support of the bill.



04:32 PM --
Mr. Jeff Kraft, representing OEDIT, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Copeland and Mr. Kraft responded to committee questions.





























04:40 PM



Mr. Phil Horowitz and Mr. John Vechiarelli, both representing the Department of Revenue (DOR), came to the table to answer committee questions.





04:55 PM



The OEDIT and DOR representatives continued to answer questions from the committee.



04:55 PM --
Ms. Adama Iwn, representing VISA, testified in support of the bill.



04:57 PM --
Mr. Carl Anderson, representing VISA, responded to questions from the committee.





05:04 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-299
TIME: 05:04:41 PM
MOVED: Van Winkle
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-299 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
Excused
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





















05:05 PM -- HB17-1369



Representative Pabon, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1369, which allows a person or professional bail bonding agent (surety) who posts a bail bond for a defendant to recover the bond if the surety can provide the court satisfactory evidence that the defendant was deported. Representative Pabon responded to committee questions.



05:15 PM --
Mr. Mike Feeley, representing the American Bail Coalition, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.





05:32 PM



Representative Pabon made closing remarks on the bill. Members of the committee commented on the merits of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1369
TIME: 05:34:13 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1369 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
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
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





























05:35 PM -- HB17-1360



Representative Pabon, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1360, which allows an individual to petition to seal a conviction record for a petty offense or municipal violation in specified circumstances. Representative Pabon distributed amendment L.004 (Attachment A) and responded to committee questions.



17HouseFin0504AttachA.pdf17HouseFin0504AttachA.pdf

BILL: HB17-1360
TIME: 05:44:42 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Foote
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




































BILL: HB17-1360
TIME: 05:45:40 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1360, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Kennedy
VOTE
Beckman
No
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
No
Covarrubias
Yes
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





05:47 PM -- HB17-1367



Representatives Pabon and Arndt, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1367, which creates a marijuana research and development license and a marijuana research and development endorsement to an existing license to be issued by the Marijuana Enforcement Division in the Department of Revenue. The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.



06:10 PM --
Mr. Colton Turner, representing himself as a medical marijuana patient, testified in support of the bill.



06:11 PM --
Ms. Wendy Turner, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



06:14 PM -- Mr. Andy Williams, representing Medicine Man, testified in support of the bill and addressed an earlier question from the committee.

































06:22 PM



Ms. Turner and Mr. Williams answered additional committee questions.



06:26 PM --
Mr. Ian Barringer, representing Rm3 Labs, testified in support of the bill.



06:30 PM --
Ms. Teri Robinett, representing the Cannabis Patients Alliance, testified in support of the bill.



06:35 PM --
Mr. Matthew Kahl, representing Veterans for Natural Rights, testified in support of the bill.





06:37 PM



Mr. Barringer, Ms. Robinett, and Mr. Kahl responded to committee questions.



06:50 PM --
Ms. Karin McGowan, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, testified about the bill and responded to committee questions.









































































06:58 PM



Mr. Barringer, Ms. Robinett, Mr. Kahl, and Ms. McGowan continued to respond to committee questions.

BILL: HB17-1367
TIME: 07:09:45 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: This is a conceptual amendment. Amend the introduced bill, page 8, strike lines 19 through 26, and replace with the new petition clause shown in lines 3 through 11 in L.008 (Attachment B) and strike page 9 of the bill. The motion passed without objection.

17HouseFin0504AttachB.pdf17HouseFin0504AttachB.pdf
SECONDED: Michaelson Jenet
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




































BILL: HB17-1367
TIME: 07:11:54 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1367, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 12-1.
SECONDED: Michaelson Jenet
VOTE
Beckman
No
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: 12 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





07:20 PM



The meeting adjourned.


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