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h_fin_2017a_2017-05-08t12:12:58z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/08/2017

Location: LSB A

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-267



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-267 to the Committee on Appro 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














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