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h_fin_2017a_2017-03-15t09:56:34z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/15/2017

Location: LSB A

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1176



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment B). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment C). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1176, as amended, to the Commi
PASS

Pass Without Objection

PASS







09:57 AM -- HB17-1176



The committee was called to order A quorum was present. Representatives J. Becker and McLachlan, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1176, which permits a retiree to be hired by a rural school district and receive a salary without any reduction in the benefits the retiree receives from the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA). Representatives Becker and McLachlan responded to committee questions.





10:15 AM



Representatives Becker and McLachlan continued to respond to committee questions.



10:19 AM --
Mr. Greg Smith, Executive Director, PERA, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Smith responded to questions from the committee. Committee members received a fact sheet comparing current law to the changes proposed under HB 17-1176, prepared by PERA (Attachment A).



17HouseFin0315AttachA.pdf17HouseFin0315AttachA.pdf



10:40 AM



Mr. Smith continued to address questions from the committee.



10:57 AM --
Ms. Bree Lessar, superintendent of the La Veta School District, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Lessar responded to questions from the committee.



11:13 AM --
Mr. Greg Ditter, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.



11:18 AM --
Mr. Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill.



11:19 AM --
Mr. Kevin Schott, representing the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the bill.



11:30 AM --
Ms. Michelle Murphy, representing the Rural School Alliance, testified in support of the bill.



11:31 AM --
Mr. Benjamin Waters, representing the Opportunity Coalition, testified in support of the bill.





11:35 AM



Mr. Josh Abram, Legislative Council Staff, testified about the bill's anticipated fiscal impact and responded to questions from the committee.



11:45 AM --
Ms. Lynea Hansen, representing Secure PERA, testified in support of the bill and addressed questions from the committee.

BILL: HB17-1176
TIME: 12:00:34 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment B). The motion passed on a vote of 10-1.

17HouseFin0315AttachB.pdf17HouseFin0315AttachB.pdf
SECONDED: Van Winkle
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Benavidez
No
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Gray
Yes
Herod
Excused
Kennedy
Excused
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Yes
YES: 10 NO: 1 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS




BILL: HB17-1176
TIME: 12:03:06 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.

17HouseFin0315AttachC.pdf17HouseFin0315AttachC.pdf
SECONDED: Gray
VOTE
Beckman
Benavidez
Catlin
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Excused
Kennedy
Excused
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





12:03 PM



Representatives Becker and McLachlan made closing remarks on the bill. Members of the committee commented on the merits of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1176
TIME: 12:18:32 PM
MOVED: Van Winkle
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1176, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-1.
SECONDED: Lawrence
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Benavidez
No
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Excused
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







12:19 PM



The committee adjourned.








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