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H_FIN_2019A 04/15/2019 02:21:34 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 04/15/2019
Attendance
Benavidez X
Bird *
Bockenfeld X
Larson X
Melton X
Rich *
Sandridge *
Snyder X
Sullivan X
Tipper X
Herod X
Time 02:21:34 PM to 07:33:53 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Herod
This Report was prepared by Vanessa Reilly
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1302 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB19-167 Referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1319 Amended, Referred to House Legislative Council
HB19-1199 Postponed Indefinitely
HB19-1311 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1309 Referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1299 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1264 Referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1300 Referred to House Appropriations

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

HB19-1302 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:23:11 PM  
Representatives Buckner and Michaelson
Jenet presented House Bill 19-1302 to the committee, along with amendment
L.002 (Attachment A) and handout (Attachment B).  The bill continues
the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment and Prevention Program and Fund
in the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing; creates the Underinsured
Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program and Fund in the Department
of Public Health and Environment; and increases and reallocates the Breast
Cancer Awareness group special license plate surcharge.

02:25:16 PM  
R.J. Ours, representing the American Cancer Society, testified in support of the bill.
02:27:17 PM  
Bill Heller, representing the Department of Health Care Policy and Finance, testified in support of the bill.


02:31:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A)
Moved Bird
Seconded Melton
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Larson
Melton
Rich Excused
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Tipper
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:33:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1302, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Tipper
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Larson Yes
Melton Yes
Rich Excused
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-167 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:34:00 PM  
Representatives Exum and Duran presented Senate Bill 19-167 to the committee. This bill creates the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters group special license plate.
02:36:19 PM  
Dennis Eulberg, representing Colorado Professional Fire Fighters, testified in support of the bill.


02:42:58 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-167 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Tipper
Benavidez No
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Larson No
Melton Yes
Rich Excused
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1319 - Amended, Referred to House Legislative Council

02:43:06 PM  
Representatives Bird and McKean presented House Bill 19-1319 to the committee. The bill requires each state agency to provide a list of vacant buildings and property under its control to the Office of the State Architect. The office will compile an inventory to be posted online. In addition, the bill revises the administration of a property tax exemption for low-income housing.
02:45:00 PM  
Neal Mendel, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:15 PM  
Jenni Grafton, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:29 PM  
Elena Wilken, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
02:55:44 PM  
John Messner, Gunnison County Commissioner, representing Counties and Commissioners Acting Together, testified in support of the bill and distributed two handouts (Attachments C and D).
02:56:41 PM  
Joann Groff and Stan Geuldenzopf, representing the Department of Local Affairs, Division of Property Taxation, responded to committee members' questions.
03:13:04 PM  
Representative Bird distributed and explained
amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments E and F)


03:15:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E)
Moved Bird
Seconded Tipper
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Larson
Melton
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Tipper
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:16:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment F)
Moved Bird
Seconded Tipper
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Larson
Melton
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Tipper
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:16:43 PM  
Representatives McKean and Bird wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


03:18:03 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1319, as amended, to the Committee on Legislative Council.
Moved Bird
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez No
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Larson Yes
Melton Excused
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1199 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:18:15 PM  
Representative A. Valdez presented House Bill 19-1199 to the committee. The bill was previously heard by the committee on March 4, 2019.


03:20:22 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1199 indefinitely.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Bird
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Larson Yes
Melton 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



HB19-1309 - Committee Discussion Only


03:20:51 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
03:25:31 PM  
The committee reconvened.



HB19-1311 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

03:27:02 PM  
Representative Singer presented House Bill
19-1311 to the committee, along with two amendments (Attachment G and H).
 
The bill establishes the Institute
of Cannabis Research and its role and mission in statute.  

 
03:38:37 PM  
Dr. Malik Hasan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:42:22 PM  
Mike Feeley, representing Colorado State University, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment I).
03:42:50 PM  
Christopher Markuson, representing Pueblo County, testified in support of the bill.
03:44:42 PM  
Nick Gradisar, Pueblo City Mayor, testified in support of the bill.


03:52:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G)
Moved Snyder
Seconded Bird
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Larson
Melton
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Tipper
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:53:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment H)
Moved Snyder
Seconded Bird
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Larson
Melton
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Tipper
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:53:45 PM  
Representative Singer wrapped up his presentation to the committee.


03:56:13 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1311, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Larson Yes
Melton Excused
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1309 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:57:04 PM  
Representatives Hooton and McCluskie presented House Bill 19-1309 to the committee. This bill creates certain protections for mobile home owners and establishes the Mobile Home Park Act Dispute Resolution and Enforcement program fund.
03:58:57 PM  
Jessica McCoy, representing Ascentia, testified against the bill.
04:09:54 PM  
Wadiani Rainwater, representing Sun Communities, testified against the bill.
04:14:54 PM  
Christian Hendrickson, representing Rocky Mountain Home Association, testified against the bill.
04:15:16 PM  
Rolf Hanson, representing Front Range Mobile
Home Community, testified against the bill.
04:18:41 PM  
Mike Bateman, representing himself, testified against the bill.
04:49:41 PM  
Deborah Wilson, representing herself, testified against the bill.
04:49:53 PM  
Grady Hunt, representing himself, testified against the bill.
04:57:20 PM  
Ariel Hammerquist, representing Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions about the bill's prepared fiscal note.
05:13:33 PM  
Rachel Arndt, representing Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.
05:13:54 PM  
John Messner, Gunnison County Commissioner, testified in support of the bill.
05:17:32 PM  
Michael Pierce, representing the Colorado Coalition of Manufactured Home Owners, testified in support of the bill.
05:19:49 PM  
Pauline Christensen, representing the City of Longmont, testified in support of the bill.
05:22:31 PM  
Deborah Cantrell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:30:01 PM  
Ed Shackleford, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
05:30:22 PM  
Janice Hannon, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:38:44 PM  
Andrea Chiriboga Flor, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:39:27 PM  
Jack Regenbogen, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
05:54:27 PM  
Mo Miskell, representing the Department of Local Affairs, testified in a neutral capacity.
06:08:17 PM  
Representatives Hooton and McCluskie wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


06:10:40 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1309 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Bird
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld No
Larson No
Melton Yes
Rich No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1299 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


06:10:50 PM  
Representatives McCluskie and Rich presented House Bill 19-1299 to the committee. This bill establishes a minimum local government retirement plan contribution rate of 3 percent for plan participants. The bill also clarifies that the participant and local government contribution rates do not need to be the same so long as the rate is not less than 3 percent.
06:13:43 PM  
Elizabeth Price, representing CCOERA, testified in support of the bill.
06:15:14 PM  
Time Mullen, representing CCOERA, testified in support of the bill.


06:17:15 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1299 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Rich
Seconded Tipper
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Larson Excused
Melton Excused
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Excused
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1264 - Referred to House Appropriations


06:20:02 PM  
Representatives Roberts and Wilson presented House Bill 19-1264 to the committee. The bill modifies and extends the Conservation Easement Oversight Commission and the conservation easement certification program in the Department of Regulatory Agencies until 2026, which increases state expenditures annually beginning in FY 2019-20.
06:34:45 PM  

Lee Ormiston, representing the Colorado Coalition of Appraisers, testified in a neutral capacity and distributed a handout (Attachment J).

06:37:26 PM  
Erik Glenn, representing the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts, testified in support of the bill.
06:41:43 PM  

Larry Kueter, representing the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts, testified in support of the bill.

06:44:09 PM  
Benjamin Waters, representing the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts, testified in support of the bill.
06:44:28 PM  
Representatives Wilson and Roberts wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


07:07:24 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1264 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Melton
Benavidez No
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Larson Excused
Melton Yes
Rich Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1300 - Referred to House Appropriations


07:07:38 PM  
Representatives Gray and Landgraf presented
House Bill 19-1300 to the committee.  
The
bill increases the fee for performing a certified vehicle identification
number inspection and limits inspector certification to three years.  

07:08:09 PM  
Jerry Cole, representing Colorado Auto Theft Investigators, responded to committee members' questions.
07:22:13 PM  
Katie Ruedebusch, representing Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee members' questions.
07:22:32 PM  
Representatives Landgraf and Gray wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


07:33:31 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1300 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Bird
Benavidez No
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Larson Excused
Melton No
Rich Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod No
Final YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:33:53 PM   The committee adjourned.