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h_fin_2018a_2018-03-19t13:37:28z5 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-179

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Mar 19, 2018      
Location LSB A



SB18-179 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


07:46:40 PM  
Representatives Hooton and Pabon, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-179, which permanently extends the excise tax credit for sales of non-cigarette tobacco products to out-of-state consumers. The bill sponsors distributed a sample quarterly tax return for tobacco products [Attachment K].
07:58:18 PM  
Mr. Greg Sobetski, representing Legislative Council Staff, explained the bill's prepared fiscal note and responded to questions from the committee and the bill sponsors. The bill sponsors also responded to committee questions.
08:08:31 PM  
Ms. Rebecca Dubroff, representing the American Heart Association and the Children's Hospital of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:12:09 PM  
Mr. RJ Ours, representing the American Cancer Society, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:15:43 PM  
The bill sponsors addressed questions from the committee.
08:16:39 PM  
Mr. Brendon Reese, representing the Department of Revenue, addressed committee questions.
08:25:47 PM  
Ms. Mary Szarmach, representing Smoker Friendly, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.
08:33:40 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.
08:39:25 PM  
Members of the committee commented on the merits of the bill.


08:42:42 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-179 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Beckman
Seconded Pabon
Beckman Yes
Benavidez Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy No
Lawrence Yes
Michaelson Jenet Excused
Sandridge Yes
Thurlow Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Foote Yes
Pabon Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS