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H_FIN_2019A 04/01/2019 01:32:20 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 04/01/2019
Attendance
Beckman *
Benavidez X
Bird X
Bockenfeld X
Gray X
Rich X
Sandridge X
Snyder X
Sullivan X
Kennedy X
Tipper X
Time 01:32:20 PM to 08:52:47 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Herod
This Report was prepared by Vanessa Reilly
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1257 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1258 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1245 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1189 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB19-1257 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:32:28 PM  

Representatives Becker and McCluskie presented House Bill 19-1257 to the committee along with two handouts (Attachments A and B).  Beginning in the current FY 2018-19, this bill permits the state to retain all revenue collected in excess of the state TABOR limit and to spend this revenue for public schools, higher education, and transportation projects.  Representative Tipper announced that the committee would take concurrent testimony on House Bills 19-1257 and 19-1258.

01:48:12 PM  

Amie Baca-Oehlert, representing Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bills.

01:50:29 PM  
Jen Walmer, representing Democrats for
Education Reform, testified in support of the bills.
01:52:49 PM  
Joe Garcia, repreenting the Colorado Community
Colleges System, testified in a neutral capacity and distributed a handout
(Attachment C).
01:53:38 PM  

Matt Hogan, representing Colorado Contractors Association, testified in support of the bills.

01:56:31 PM  
Mizraim Cordero, representing the Denver
Metro Chamber of Commerce and Colorado Competitive Council, testified in
support of the bills.
02:00:29 PM  
Steven Summer, representing the Colorado
Hospital Association, testified in support of the bills.
02:01:32 PM  

Elaine Berman, representing Metropolitan State University Denver, testified in support of the bills.

02:06:31 PM  
Loren Furman, representing the Colorado
Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bills.
02:06:46 PM  
Kevin Hougen, representing the Aurora Chamber
of Commerce, testified in support of the bills.
02:11:46 PM  
Gregg Moss, representing Metro North Chamber
of Commerce, testified in support of the bills.
02:12:02 PM  
Sara Blackhurst, representing Action 22,
testified in support of the bills.
02:14:37 PM  
Kevin Doran, representing the Aurora Economic
Development Council, testified in support of the bills.
02:16:51 PM  
Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado
Municipal League, testified in support of the bills and distributed a handout
(Attachment D).
02:20:09 PM  
Ben Tisdel, Ouray County Commissioner,
testified in support of the bills.
02:24:14 PM  
Dan Thurlow, representing himself, testified
in support of the bills.
02:28:41 PM  
Brad Young, representing himself, testified
in support of the bills.
02:30:43 PM  
John Messner, Gunnison County Commissioner,
representing Counties and Communities Acting Together, testified in support
of the bills.
02:44:28 PM  
Doug Lidiak, representing the Colorado
Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bills.
02:47:18 PM  
Lisa Escarcega, representing Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in support of the bills.
02:50:20 PM  
Herb Atchison, Mayor of Westminster, testified in support of the bills.
02:57:10 PM  
Diane Doney, representing Littleton Public Schools, testified in support of the bills.
02:57:30 PM  
Chuck Jensen, representing Aims Community College, testified in support of the bills.
03:00:31 PM  
Kelly Causey, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bills.
03:04:09 PM  
Sue Sava, representing the Public Education and Business Coalition, testified in support of the bills.
03:06:59 PM  
Zach Zaslow, representing Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bills.
03:11:24 PM  
Ali Mickelson, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bills.
03:11:58 PM  

Claire Levy, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Poilicy, testified in support of the bills.

03:15:31 PM  
Troy Whitmore, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:18:23 PM  
Charley Olena, representing New Era Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:18:44 PM  
Natalie Menten, representing herself, testified
against the bills and provided a handout (Attachment E).
03:21:33 PM  
Shari Shiffer-Krieger, representing Americans for Prosperity, testified against the bills.
03:32:42 PM  
Mark Ferrandino, representing Denver Public Schools, testified in support of the bills.
03:33:04 PM  
Mark Turner, representing the Colorado Nonprofit Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:35:34 PM  
Evie Hudak, representing Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bills.
03:38:56 PM  
Andrea Wilkins, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the bills.
03:38:58 PM  

Betsy Bevis, representing Great Education Colorado, testified in support of the bills.

03:44:45 PM  
Harry Hempy, representing himself, testified in support of the bills.
03:46:29 PM  
Representative McCluskie read the testimony of Tim Foster, representing Colorado Mesa University (Attachment B).
03:50:59 PM  
Representative Becker distributed amendment
L.001 (Attachment F).


03:51:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment F)
Moved Snyder
Seconded Gray
Beckman
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Gray
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Kennedy
Tipper
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:52:28 PM  
Representatives Becker and McCluskie wrapped up their presentation to the committee. Committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


04:08:00 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1257, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Snyder
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld No
Gray Yes
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Kennedy Yes
Tipper Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1258 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


04:08:07 PM  
Representatives Becker and McCluskie introduced
House Bill 19-1258.  
Conditional
on voter approval of HB 19-1257, which is referred to voters as Proposition
CC, this bill allocates retained revenue in equal shares for higher education,
public schools, and state and local transportation projects.  
The
committee took testimony on the bill earlier on in the meeting, concurrently
with House Bill 19-1257.
04:10:08 PM  
Representative Becker distributed amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments G and H).


04:10:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G)
Moved Gray
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Gray
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Kennedy
Tipper
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:13:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment H)
Moved Gray
Seconded Snyder
Beckman
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Gray
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Kennedy
Tipper
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:15:11 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1258, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Snyder
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld No
Gray Yes
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Kennedy Yes
Tipper Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1245 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

04:15:53 PM  

Representative Weissman presented House Bill 19-1245 to the committee, along with two handouts (Attachments I and J).  The bill increases the state vendor fee from 3.33 percent to 4.0 percent and caps monthly vendor fee allowance at $1,000 per account.  The additional funds generated from this cap are allocated for the development of affordable housing.

04:33:51 PM  
Representative Weissman continued his presentation of HB 19-1245 and responded to questions from the committee.
04:59:41 PM  
Cath Alderman, representing the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified in support of the bill.
05:00:34 PM  
Claire Levy, representing the Colorado Center on Law & Policy, testified in support of the bill.
05:03:40 PM  
Ali Mickelson, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.
05:07:10 PM  
Amber Egbert, representing the Department of Revenue, responded to committee members' questions.
05:10:02 PM  

Grier Bailey, representing the Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association, testified against the bill.

05:25:12 PM  
Nick Colglazier, representing the Colorado Competitive Council testified against the bill.
05:25:32 PM  
Chris Howes, representing the Colorado Retail Council, testified against the bill.
05:26:56 PM  
Karen Kallenberg, representing Habitat for Humanity of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:49:33 PM  
Elena Wilken, representing Housing Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:52:59 PM  

Aaron Miripol, representing the Urban Land Conservancy, testified in support of the bill and distributed two handouts (Attachments K and L).

05:58:15 PM  

Jennie Rodgers, representing Enterprise Community Partners, testified in support of the bill.

06:03:13 PM  
Andrea Chiriboga-Flor, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:03:46 PM  
Aubrey Hasvold, representing All Families Deserve a Chance Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
06:06:12 PM  
Lydia Waligorski, representing Violence Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:11:51 PM  
Jo Feder, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:12:11 PM  
Nathan Davis Hunt, representing the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:13:44 PM  
Evelyn Marchese, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
06:19:27 PM  
Neal Christensen, representing the Colorado
Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
06:23:47 PM  
Ed Shackelford, representing Aging Adults Analytics, testified in support of the bill.
06:25:23 PM  
Alison George, representing the Department of Local Affairs, testified in a neutral capacity.
06:29:23 PM  

Valerie Schlecht, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

06:32:49 PM  
Representative Weissman presented amendments L.001 and L.002 to the committee (Attachments M and N).


06:36:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment N)
Moved Bird
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Gray
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Kennedy
Tipper
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:41:06 PM  
Ed DeCecco, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to committee members' questions.


06:43:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment M)
Moved Bird
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Gray
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Kennedy
Tipper
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:43:18 PM  
Representative Weissman wrapped up his presentation on the bill.


06:54:05 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1245, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Snyder
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld No
Gray Yes
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Kennedy Yes
Tipper Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1189 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


06:54:14 PM  
Representatives A. Valdez and Gray presented House Bill 19-1189 to the committee. The bill makes changes regarding the garnishment of a debtor's wages for the payment of debt.
06:56:13 PM  
Representative Gray distributed amendments L.003 and L.006 (Attachments O and P).
07:09:30 PM  
Makyla Moody, representing the Colorado Creditor's Bar Association, testified against the bill.
07:09:33 PM  
Rob Jump, representing himself, testified against the bill.
07:11:10 PM  
Deborah Wilson, representing the Colorado Creditor Bar Association, testified against the bill.
07:12:09 PM  
Jim Wolf, representing the Colorado Creditor's Bar Association, testified against the bill.
07:14:52 PM  
Ben Vinci, representing the Colorado Creditor's Bar Association, testified against the bill.
07:17:07 PM  
Mike Valentine, representing Arapahoe County, testified against the bill.
07:29:26 PM  
Annette Myrick, representing Arapahoe County, testified against the bill.
07:32:12 PM  
David Reid, representing the Receivables Management Association, testified against the bill.
07:35:28 PM  
Bob Connolly, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
07:52:20 PM  
Jesus Loayza, representing Towards Justice, testified in support of the bill.
07:55:48 PM  
T.A. Taylor-Hunt, representing the National Association of Consumer Advocates, testified in support of the bill.
07:59:31 PM  
Aubrey Hasvold, representing the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified in support of the bill.
08:06:28 PM  
Abigail Negley, representing The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
08:10:35 PM  
Jose Vasquez, representing Colorado Legal Services, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.
08:11:35 PM  
Scott Allely, representing Associated Collections Agencies of Colorado, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.
08:17:15 PM  
Jessica Deal, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
08:17:59 PM  
Sara Lipowitz, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
08:20:53 PM  

Valerie Schlecht, representing Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

08:23:30 PM  
Dan Vedra, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
08:25:16 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
08:36:57 PM  
The committee reconvened.


08:42:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment P) to L.003 (Attachment O)
Moved Gray
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Gray
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Kennedy
Tipper
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:43:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment O)
Moved Gray
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Gray
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Kennedy
Tipper
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
08:43:12 PM  
Representatives Gray and A. Valdez wrapped up their presentation on the bill.


08:52:33 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1189, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gray
Seconded Snyder
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld No
Gray Yes
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Kennedy Yes
Tipper Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:52:47 PM   The committee adjourned.