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H_FIN_2019A 04/08/2019 01:31:44 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 04/08/2019
Attendance
Beckman *
Benavidez X
Bird X
Bockenfeld X
Gray X
Rich X
Sandridge X
Snyder X
Sullivan X
Tipper X
Herod X
Time 01:31:44 PM to 08:52:03 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Herod
This Report was prepared by Vanessa Reilly
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1280 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1263 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1242 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1270 Postponed Indefinitely
HB19-1255 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1229 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1237 Referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1230 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1234 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

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

HB19-1280 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:31:52 PM  

Representatives Herod and Becker presented House Bill 19-1280 to the committee.  The bill creates a college kickstarter program in CollegeInvest, allowing parents of children born or adopted in Colorado to claim $100 when they create a college savings account.  

01:36:14 PM  
Ali Mickelson, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.
01:39:44 PM  
Dave Young, State Treasurer, testified in support of the bill.
01:40:12 PM  
Angie Paccione, representing the Department of Higher Education, testified in support of the bill.
01:41:53 PM  
Angela Baier, representing CollegeInvest,
testified in support of the bill.
01:44:07 PM  
Charley Olena, representing New Era Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:03:03 PM  
Saul Alfaro, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:05:52 PM  
Christina Postalowski, representing Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
02:10:05 PM  
Chaer Robert, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
02:11:43 PM  
Carl Larson, representing NAIFA, testified in support of the bill.
02:13:19 PM  
Amanda Valenta, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.
02:13:38 PM  
Ryan Case, representing the American Federation of Teachers of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:26:49 PM  
Representative Herod distributed amendments
L.002 and L.003 (Attachments A and B).


02:30:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A)
Moved Herod
Seconded Bird
Beckman
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Gray
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Tipper
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:31:27 PM  
Jason Gelender, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to committee members' questions.


02:32:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B)
Moved Herod
Seconded Tipper
Beckman
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Gray
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Tipper
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:38:35 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1280, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Herod
Seconded Bird
Beckman Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Gray Yes
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1263 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

02:38:49 PM  
Representatives Herod and Sandridge presented House Bill
19-1263 to the committee.  The bill reclassifies several existing
drug felonies as drug misdemeanors, reduces the fine penalties and jail
terms for drug misdemeanors, and makes several other changes to sentencing
for drug offenses.  It also creates a grant program to fund drug courts.
02:41:27 PM  
Representative Herod distributed amendment L.007 (Attachment C).
03:07:15 PM  
Christie Donner, representing the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, testified in support of the bill and distributed two handouts (Attachments D and E).
03:13:09 PM  
Maureen Cain, representing the Office of the Public Defender, testified in support of the bill.
03:15:20 PM  
Denise Maes, representing the ACLU of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:19:31 PM  
Marie Venner, representing Interfaith Power
and Light, testified in support of the bill.
03:22:26 PM  
Jason Warf, representing the Southern Colorado
Cannabis Council, testified in support of the bill.


03:27:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment C)
Moved Herod
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
03:29:33 PM  
Representatives Herod and Sandridge wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


03:37:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1263, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Herod
Seconded Sandridge
Beckman Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Gray Yes
Rich No
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1242 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:39:06 PM  
Representatives Jackson and Jacquez Lewis presented House Bill 19-1242 to the committee, along with a handout (Attachment F) and amendment L.002 (Attachment G).
03:41:34 PM  
Emily Zadvorny, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:52:42 PM  
Brad Young, representing RxPlus Pharmacies, testified in support of the bill.


04:01:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment G)
Moved Gray
Seconded Tipper
Beckman
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Gray
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Tipper
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:02:34 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1242, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Gray
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Gray Yes
Rich Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1270 - Postponed Indefinitely


04:02:46 PM  

Representative Sirota presented House Bill 19-1270 to the committee.  The bill requires the Public Employee's Retirement Association (PERA) to contract a study to analyze any climate-related financial risks to its portfolio.

04:04:18 PM  
Dragan Mejic, representing Colorado Wins Union, testified in support of the bill.
04:07:42 PM  
Greg Rogers, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:10:57 PM  
Marie Venner, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:14:03 PM  
Deb McNamara, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:16:25 PM  

Kelly Simmons, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:36:50 PM  

Susan Ludwig, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:39:32 PM  
Dan Carreno, representing 350 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:41:56 PM  
Laura Isanuk, representing First Affirmative Financial Network, testified in support of the bill.
04:44:45 PM  

Ron Baker and Amy McGarrity, representing PERA, responded to committee members' questions.

04:49:49 PM  
Brett Fleishman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:51:30 PM  
Jason Roth, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:09:14 PM  
Janet Nelson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:13:54 PM  
Jonathan Koehn, representing the City of Boulder and Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.
05:14:13 PM  
Kirk Mills, representing 350 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:16:13 PM  
Andrew Rodriguez, representing Change Finance, testified in support of the bill.
05:18:53 PM  
Emily Southard, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.


05:37:01 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1270 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gray
Seconded Tipper
Beckman No
Benavidez No
Bird No
Bockenfeld No
Gray No
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan No
Tipper No
Herod No
YES: 1   NO: 10   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:37:54 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1270 indefinitely.
Moved Gray
Seconded Snyder
Beckman Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Gray Yes
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder No
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod No
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1255 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


05:38:10 PM  

Representative Catlin presented House Bill 19-1255 to the committee, along with a handout (Attachment H) and amendment L.001 (Attachment I).  The bill creates the Mesa Verde National Park group special license plate.



05:45:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment I)
Moved Tipper
Seconded Beckman
Beckman
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Gray
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Tipper
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:47:29 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1255, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Sandridge
Beckman Yes
Benavidez No
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Gray Yes
Rich No
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1229 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


05:48:35 PM  

Representatives Roberts and Snyder presented House Bill 19-1229 to the committee, along with amendments L.013 and L.014 (Attachments J and K).  The bill creates the Colorado Electronic Preservation of Abandoned Estate Planning Documents Act.  The Act provides a procedure to determine if an original estate planning document is abandoned, and the process to create an electronic estate planning document.

05:49:42 PM  
Frank Hill, representing the Colorado Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.
05:59:01 PM  
Tim Bounds, representing the Colorado Bar
Association, testified in support of the bill.


06:12:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachment J)
Moved Snyder
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


06:12:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment K)
Moved Snyder
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


06:16:44 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1229, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Bird
Beckman Yes
Benavidez No
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Gray Yes
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1237 - Referred to House Appropriations


06:16:54 PM  

Representatives Cutter and Will presented House Bill 19-1237 to the committee.  The bill consolidates the licensing of behavioral health entities in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and requires licensing of certain entities that were not previously licensed.

06:18:57 PM  

Ariel Hammerquist, representing Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee members' questions regarding the fiscal note.

06:28:30 PM  
Cristen Bates, representing the Department of Human Services Office of Behavioral Health, testified in support of the bill.
06:33:24 PM  
Randy Kuykendall, representing the Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill.
06:37:51 PM  
Chris Brunette, representing the Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill.
06:38:16 PM  
Frank Cornelia, representing Crisis Behavioral Health Centers, testified in support of the bill.
06:39:10 PM  
Debbie Stafford, representing Aurora Mental Health Center, testified in support of the bill.
06:40:56 PM  
Ms. Hammerquist returned to respond to committee members' questions.
07:02:59 PM  

Bill Zepernick, representing Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee members' questions regarding the fiscal note.



07:11:15 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1237 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Bird
Beckman Yes
Benavidez No
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld No
Gray Yes
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1230 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

07:13:35 PM  
Representative Singer presented House Bill 19-1230 to the committee, along with amendment L.006 (Attachment L). The bill allows for the operation of legal cannabis hospitality establishments and retail cannabis hospitality and sales establishments, with local government approval.
07:36:22 PM  
R.J. Ours, representing the American Cancer
Society, testified against the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
M).
07:39:38 PM  
Alyssa Khamma, representing Colorado Christian University, testified against the bill.
07:40:00 PM  
Jason Warf, representing the Southern Colorado
Cannabis Council, testified in support of the bill.
07:42:46 PM  
John McCaskill, representing HTBX International, testified in support of the bill.
07:45:17 PM  
Matt Kahl, representing Veterans for Natural Rights, testified in support of the bill.
07:47:09 PM  
Ashley Webber, representing Colorado NORML, testified in support of the bill.
07:49:14 PM  
Pete Marcus, representing Terrapin Care Station, testified in support of the bill.
07:55:52 PM  
Shawn Coleman, representing 36 Solutions, testified in support of the bill.
07:58:13 PM  
Cindy Sovine, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:59:17 PM  
Danny Schaefer, representing My 420 Tours,
testified in support of the bill.
08:01:13 PM  
Dominique Mendiola, representing the Department of Revenue, responded to committee members' questions.


08:06:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment L)
Moved Gray
Seconded Tipper
Beckman
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Gray
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Tipper
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:10:03 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1230, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Beckman
Seconded Sandridge
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld No
Gray Yes
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder No
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1234 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


08:10:09 PM  
Representatives A. Valdez and Singer presented House Bill 19-1234 to the committee, along with amendments L.024 and L.026 (Attachments N and O).
08:14:43 PM  
Alyssa Khamma, representing Colorado Christian University, testified against the bill.
08:15:02 PM  
Sarah Klein, representing the Epilepsy Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
08:18:38 PM  
Matt Kahl, representing Veterans for Natural Rights, testified in support of the bill.
08:19:10 PM  
Jordan Wellington, representing Viccente Sederberg, testified in support of the bill.
08:20:44 PM  
Bryan Ortega, representing Veterans for Natural Rights, testified in support of the bill.
08:22:03 PM  
David LaRose, representing Veterans for Natural Rights, testified in support of the bill.
08:24:44 PM  
Laurent Crenshaw, representing Eaze Solutions, testified in support of the bill.
08:24:45 PM  

Representative Singer distributed amendment L.022 (Attachment P)



08:44:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.026 (Attachment O) to amendment L.022 (Attachment P)
Moved Gray
Seconded Herod
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


08:45:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.022 (Attachment P)
Moved Gray
Seconded Herod
Beckman
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Gray
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Tipper
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:46:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.024 (Attachment N)
Moved Gray
Seconded Bird
Beckman
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Gray
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Tipper
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
08:46:06 PM  
Representatives Singer and A. Valdez wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


08:51:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1234, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Gray
Beckman No
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld No
Gray Yes
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder No
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:52:03 PM   The committee adjourned.