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H_FIN_2017A 05/08/2017 12:12:58 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 05/08/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 12:12 PM to 03:48 PM
Beckman
X
Benavidez
X
Place: LSB A
Catlin
*
Covarrubias
*
This Meeting was called to order by
Gray
X
Representative Pabon
Herod
*
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:
SB17-240

SB17-287

SB17-267

SB17-305

SB17-302

SB17-304
Amended, Referred to House Appropriations

Referred to House Appropriations

Referred to House Appropriations

Referred to House Appropriations

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to the Committee of the Whole





12:13 PM -- SB17-240



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Winter, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill, 17-240, which continues the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board and the regulation of powersports vehicle sales through September 1, 2027, and implements some of the recommendations from the Department of Regulatory Agencies sunset report. Representative Winter distributed and explained amendment L.012 (Attachment A).



17HouseFin0508AttachA.pdf17HouseFin0508AttachA.pdf




























BILL: SB17-240
TIME: 12:16:02 PM
MOVED: Van Winkle
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Gray
VOTE
Beckman
Benavidez
Catlin
Excused
Covarrubias
Excused
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote
Excused
Pabon
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 3 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


























































BILL: SB17-240
TIME: 12:16:30 PM
MOVED: Van Winkle
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-240, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0.
SECONDED: Gray
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
Excused
Covarrubias
Excused
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Foote
Excused
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 3 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:17 PM -- SB17-287



Representative Garnett, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-287, which creates an income tax credit for contributions made to an endowment of a Colorado charitable organization.



12:19 PM --
Former Representative Renny Fagan, representing the Colorado Nonprofit Association, testified in support of the bill.



12:24 PM --
Ms. Megan Ledin, representing the Grand Foundation, testified in support of the bill.



12:27 PM --
Ms. Joanne Kelley, representing the Colorado Association of Funders, testified in support of the bill.



































12:33 PM



The witnesses answered committee questions.



12:35 PM --
Ms. Ali Mickelson, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Mickelson distributed a handout illustrating the adjusted gross income of Iowa households with endowment tax credit claims (Attachment B). She responded to committee questions. Representative Garnett also responded to committee questions.



17HouseFin0508AttachB.pdf17HouseFin0508AttachB.pdf



12:44 PM --
Ms. Amber Egbert, representing the Department of Revenue, came to the table to address questions from the committee.



12:46 PM --
Ms. Kate Watkins, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to respond to questions about the bill's prepared fiscal note.











































































12:49 PM



Representative Garnett and members of the committee made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-287
TIME: 12:52:31 PM
MOVED: Kennedy
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-287 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Herod
VOTE
Beckman
No
Benavidez
No
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
No
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
No
Foote
No
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:53 PM -- SB17-267



Majority Leader K. Becker and Representative J. Becker, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-267, which makes several long-term changes to areas of state policy that affect rural communities, including changes to the Hospital Provider Fee and authorizing lease-purchase agreements for future transportation and capital construction projects. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee. In response to a question, Representative K. Becker distributed a handout showing the impact of budget cuts on the Hospital Provider Fee for various hospitals (Attachment C).



17HouseFin0508AttachC.pdf17HouseFin0508AttachC.pdf

























01:12 PM



The bill sponsors continued to respond to committee questions. Representative Gray also responded to questions.



01:20 PM --
Mr. Greg Sobetski, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to address question about the bill's prepared fiscal note. The bill sponsors continued to respond to additional questions.



01:37 PM --
Mr. Henry Sobanet, Director of the Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Sobanet responded to committee questions.



01:57 PM --
Mr. Doug Bissonette, representing the Elizabeth School District, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Bissonette distributed a copy of the statistics he shared during his testimony (Attachment D).



17HouseFin0508AttachD.pdf17HouseFin0508AttachD.pdf



02:01 PM --
Mr. Bret Miles, representing the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the bill.



02:02 PM -- Mr. Rob Sanders, representing the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, testified in support of the bill.



02:04 PM --
Ms. Christina Medina, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.



02:05 PM --
Mr. Mizraim Cordero, representing the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.



02:07 PM --
Mr. Robert Golden, representing the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.



02:09 PM --
Mr. Don Shawcroft, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.



02:11 PM --
Mr. Tony Milo, representing the Colorado Contractors Association, testified in support of the bill.



































02:13 PM



Mr. Milo responded to a committee questions.



02:14 PM --
Ms. Konnie Martin, representing the Colorado Health Association, testified in support in the bill.



02:20 PM --
Mr. Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.





02:22 PM



Ms. Martin responded to a question about information included in Attachment C.





02:25 PM



The bill sponsors and members of the committee made closing comments on the bill.

BILL: SB17-267
TIME: 02:29:10 PM
MOVED: Gray
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-267 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Herod
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





















02:33 PM -- SB17-305



Minority Leader Neville and Representative Foote, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-305, which makes statutory modifications to implement Propositions 107 and 108 which were approved by voters at the 2016 general election. Proposition 107 restored the presidential primary and authorized unaffiliated voter participation and Proposition 108 created an open primary that allows unaffiliated voters to participate in non-presidential primaries. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



02:41 PM --
Ms. Suzanne Staiert, representing the Department of State, testified in support of the bill and responded to earlier committee questions.



02:45 PM --
Ms. Elena Nunez, representing Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.



02:47 PM --
Ms. Lizzy Stephan, representing New Era Colorado, testified in support of the bill.





02:49 PM



Ms. Staiert responded to questions from the committee.



02:51 PM --
Mr. Matt Crane, representing Arapahoe County and the Colorado Counties Clerks Association, testified from a neutral position on the bill.



02:54 PM --
Mr. Travis Berry, representing the Colorado Competitive Council and the Denver Chamber of Commerce, testified from a neutral position on the bill.



02:56 PM --
Mr. Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified from a neutral position on the bill.

























































02:57 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-305
TIME: 02:58:29 PM
MOVED: Foote
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-305 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Lawrence
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





03:00 PM -- SB17-302



The committee recessed.





03:09 PM



The committee returned to order. Representatives Catlin and McLachlan, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-302, which clarifies that silvicultural equipment used for the planting, growing, maintenance, or harvesting of trees is exempt from property taxes. The definition applies beginning in 2017. The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.



03:14 PM --
Ms. JoAnn Groff, Property Tax Administrator, responded to committee questions. The bill sponsors also responded to committee questions.



















03:24 PM --
Mr. Larson Silbaugh, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to address questions from the committee and the discuss the bill's prepared fiscal note. The bill sponsors also responded to committee questions.



03:28 PM --
Mr. Tom Morris, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to address questions from the committee.





03:30 PM



The bill sponsors, Mr. Morris, Ms. Groff, and Mr. Silbaugh continued to respond to committee questions.





03:41 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-302
TIME: 03:42:21 PM
MOVED: Catlin
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-302 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-1.
SECONDED: Herod
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Benavidez
No
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: 11 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



























03:44 PM -- SB17-304



Representatives Singer and Thurlow, co-prime sponsors, presented SB 17-304, which adds to the authority of the JTC and eliminates the repeal of the committee.

BILL: SB17-304
TIME: 03:46:47 PM
MOVED: Thurlow
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-304 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Gray
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
Excused
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: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:47 PM



The committee adjourned.


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