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H_FIN_2019A 02/04/2019 01:31:05 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 02/04/2019
Attendance
Beckman *
Benavidez X
Bird *
Bockenfeld X
Gray X
Rich X
Sandridge X
Snyder X
Sullivan X
Tipper X
Herod X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:31:05 PM to 04:59:25 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Herod
This Report was prepared by Vanessa Reilly
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1088 Committee Discussion Only
HB19-1089 Postponed Indefinitely

HB19-1088 - Committee Discussion Only


01:31:22 PM  

Representatives Buck and D. Valdez presented House Bill 19-1088 to the committee.  The bill, which was previously heard in House Rural Affairs, extends the income tax credit for health care preceptors working in health care professional shortage areas through 2024.

01:34:29 PM  

Sara Leahy, representing Colorado Rural Health Center, testified in support of the bill and distributed two handouts (Attachments A and B).

 

Attachment B

01:37:46 PM  
Ryan Biehle, representing the Colorado Academy of Physicians, testified in support of the bill.
01:38:13 PM  
Jennifer Goodrum, representing the Colorado Dental Association, testified in support of the bill.
01:41:33 PM  
Mr. Biehle provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C).
02:10:16 PM  
Jeff Thormodsgard, representing himself,
testified in support of the bill.
02:32:03 PM  
Representatives Buck and D. Valdez wrapped up their presentation to the committee.
02:44:25 PM  
House Bill 19-1088 was laid over.



HB19-1089 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:45:45 PM  

Representatives Tipper and A. Valdez presented House Bill 19-1089 to the committee and distributed amendments L.001, L.002, and L.004 (Attachments D, E, and F, respectively).  The bill exempts medical debt from garnishment if an individual's family is under 400 percent of the current federal poverty guidelines.  

02:52:20 PM  
Nikki Briggs, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:43:17 PM  
Scott Allely, representing Associated Collection Agencies of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment G).
03:50:36 PM  

Vicki Lammers, representing United Insurance System, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:56:03 PM  

Dave Cannela, representing Credit Service Company, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:12:20 PM  

Alan Greenberg, representing Colorado Creditor's Bar, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:16:09 PM  

Irv Borenstein, representing the Colorado Creditor's Bar, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:19:44 PM  

Matthew Berumen, representing Credit Services Company, testified against the bill.

04:29:13 PM  
Moe Keller, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:29:27 PM  
Miriam Estrada, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:32:19 PM  
Valerie Shlecht, representing Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
04:36:39 PM  
Caitlin Westerson, representing Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
04:39:37 PM  
Barb Cardell, representing the Colorado Organizations and Individuals Responding to AIDS, testified in support of the bill.
04:45:12 PM  
Tom Romola, representing Associated Collection
Agencies, testified in opposition to the bill.


04:46:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D)
Moved Tipper
Seconded Snyder
Beckman
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Gray
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Tipper
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:47:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E)
Moved Tipper
Seconded Snyder
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld No
Gray Yes
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:48:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment F)
Moved Tipper
Seconded Gray
Beckman
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Gray
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Tipper
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:49:21 PM  
Representatives A. Valdez and Tipper wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


04:58:51 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1089, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Gray
Beckman No
Benavidez No
Bird No
Bockenfeld No
Gray Yes
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder No
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:59:15 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1089 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Gray
Seconded Snyder
Beckman Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Gray No
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan No
Tipper No
Herod No
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:59:25 PM   The committee adjourned.






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