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H_FIN_2020A 06/09/2020 02:54:04 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 06/09/2020
Attendance
Benavidez X
Bockenfeld X
Champion X
Gray X
Sandridge X
Snyder X
Sullivan X
Weissman X
Will X
Bird X
Herod X
Time 02:54:04 PM to 08:16:23 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
SB20-003 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB20-207 Referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1421 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB20-051 Referred to House Appropriations
SB20-219 Referred to House Appropriations
SB20-210 Referred to House Appropriations
SB20-211 Referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1420 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB20-204 Referred to House Appropriations

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

SB20-003 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:54:18 PM  

Representatives Esgar and Will presented Senate Bill 20-003 to the committee. The bill appropriates $6.0 million to the Department of Natural Resources to open a new state park at Fishers Peak and improve infrastructure and amenities at existing state parks.  Written testimony on the bill is included as Attachment A.

02:57:07 PM  
Dan Gibbs, representing Colorado Parks and Wildlife, testified in support of the bill.
03:05:54 PM  

Representative Esgar explained amendment L.010 (Attachment B).



03:07:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010
Moved Gray
Seconded Bird
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Champion
Gray
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Weissman
Will
Bird
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:07:49 PM  
Representatives Will and Esgar wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


03:14:23 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-003, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Champion Yes
Gray Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Weissman Yes
Will Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-207 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:14:40 PM  

Representatives Sullivan and Gray presented Senate Bill 20-207 to the committee. This bill amends the Colorado Employment Security Act to codify current practices, address public health emergencies, and to increase the amount a person can earn while receiving benefits. It also requires a study of unemployment assistance.  Written testimony on the bill is included as Attachment C.

03:16:07 PM  
Tyler Jaeckel, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.
03:28:54 PM  
Representatives Gray and Sullivan responded to committee members' questions.


03:29:45 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-207 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Sullivan
Seconded Gray
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Champion No
Gray Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Weissman Excused
Will No
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1421 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:30:01 PM  

Representatives Roberts and Saine presented House Bill 20-1421 to the committee, along with amendment L.001 (Attachment D).  Under certain conditions, this bill allows a board of county commissioners or a city council to reduce or waive delinquent property tax interest payments, and provide assistance to local taxing jurisdictions.  Written testimony on the bill is included as Attachment E.

03:43:20 PM  
Sandra Solin, representing Weld County and the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
03:47:11 PM  
Judy Hicks, representing Anderson Whitney, testified in support of the bill.


03:52:35 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1421 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Weissman
Seconded Sandridge
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Champion Yes
Gray Excused
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Weissman Yes
Will Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-051 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:52:59 PM  
Representative A. Valdez presented Senate
Bill 20-051 to the committee.
 The
bill creates a license plate reissuance process beginning in January 2021.

04:03:46 PM  
Representative Valdez responded to committee members' questions.


04:09:34 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-051 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Champion Yes
Gray No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Weissman Yes
Will No
Bird Yes
Herod No
Final YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-219 - Referred to House Appropriations


04:09:53 PM  
Representative A. Valdez presented Senate Bill 20-219 to the committee. The bill directs the State Treasurer to execute a lease-purchase agreement to fund the continuation of certain capital construction projects.
04:11:30 PM  
Representative Valdez responded to committee members' questions.


04:23:19 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-219 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Champion No
Gray Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Weissman Yes
Will Yes
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-210 - Referred to House Appropriations


04:23:42 PM  

Representative Snyder presented Senate Bill 20-210 to the committee.  This bill continues the $4 fee for Uniform Commercial Code filings through June 30, 2024, and continues the requirement for the Fraud Investigators Unit to report on its activities until July 1, 2025.



04:27:37 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-210 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Snyder
Seconded Bird
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Champion Yes
Gray Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Weissman Excused
Will No
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-211 - Referred to House Appropriations


04:27:49 PM  

Representative Herod presented Senate Bill 20-211 to the committee.  The bill creates a prohibition on new extraordinary collection actions in Colorado through November 1, 2020, and requires certain notifications.  Written testimony on the bill is included as Attachment F.

04:32:33 PM  
Daniel Vedra, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:34:34 PM  
Representative Herod wrapped up her presentation to the committee.


04:35:32 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-211 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Herod
Seconded Weissman
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Champion No
Gray Yes
Sandridge Excused
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Weissman Yes
Will No
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1420 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

04:35:49 PM  

Representatives Sirota and Gray presented House Bill 20-1420 to the committee.  The bill makes various changes to state income, sales and use, and insurance premium tax expenditures.  Written testimony on the bill is included as Attachment G.

05:06:37 PM  
Carol Hedges, representing Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.
05:15:34 PM  
Amie Baca-Ohlert, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.
05:15:56 PM  
Garen Voorthman, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:34:04 PM  
The committee recessed.
06:03:55 PM  
The committee reconvened.
06:04:13 PM  
Jenifer Waller, representing Colorado Bankers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:04:34 PM  
Kelly Sloan, representing Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:07:13 PM  
Patrick Boyle, representing the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:46:53 PM  
Loren Furman, representing the Colorado
Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:47:52 PM  
Ryan Woods, representing Xcel Energy, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:51:46 PM  
Stan Bailey, representing the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp., testified in opposition to the bill.
07:06:26 PM  
Stan Dempsey, representing the Colorado Mining Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:09:02 PM  
Tony Gagliardi, representing the National Federation of Independent Business, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:20:43 PM  
Keith Mancini, representing Empower Retirement,
testified in opposition to the bill.
07:24:27 PM  
Scott Wasserman, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.
07:33:34 PM  

Representative Weissman explained amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments H and I).



07:38:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Weissman
Seconded Gray
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Champion
Gray
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Weissman
Will
Bird
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:40:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Weissman
Seconded Gray
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Champion
Gray
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Weissman
Will
Bird
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:40:24 PM  
Representatives Sirota and Gray wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


08:05:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1420, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Weissman
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Champion No
Gray Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Weissman Yes
Will No
Bird Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-204 - Referred to House Appropriations


08:05:21 PM  
Representatives Jackson and Caraveo presented Senate Bill 20-204 to the committee. This bill creates the TABOR-exempt Air Quality Enterprise in the Department of Public Health and Environment to conduct air quality modeling, monitoring, assessment, data analysis, and research, and to provide its data to fee payers and state regulators. The bill also increases revenue to the department from emissions fees to provide additional funding for improvements to air quality.
08:08:35 PM  
Garin Vorthmann, representing Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified in a neutral capacity.


08:13:21 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-204 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Snyder
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Champion No
Gray Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Weissman Yes
Will No
Bird Yes
Herod Excused
Final YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:16:23 PM   The committee adjourned.






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