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J_JTC_2020A 02/26/2020 07:47:35 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON JOINT TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Date 02/26/2020
Attendance
Baisley *
Bridges X
Tate *
Titone X
Todd X
Singer X
Time 07:47:35 AM to 08:51:28 AM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Singer
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
Updates from the Department of Revenue Committee Discussion Only
Committee consideration of draft legislation - Colorado Digital Service to introduce draft bill LLS 20-1085.01 as a Joint Technology Committee bill.

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

Updates from the Department of Revenue - Committee Discussion Only


07:47:49 AM  
The meeting came to order and Representative
Singer presented the meeting agenda (Attachment A).  Lu Cordova, Executive
Director the Department of Revenue (DOR), Scott McKimmey, DOR, and Debbie
Thibault, IT Director at DOR for the Governor's Office of Infromation Technology
(OIT) , gave an update on the work of DOR, including on the implementation
of Senate Bill 19-006, the assessment of GenTax and DRIVES, and the internal
IT realignment within DOR.



Director Cordova discussed ensuring the proper ownership of IT products
within DOR and the focus of the Business Innovation Group within the department
on providing satisfactory customer service.  

Director Cordova then explained the progress
on Senate Bill 19-006, Electronic Sales and Use Tax Simplification System,
and how DOR is working together with OIT's GIS section and other external
stakeholders.  

07:57:30 AM  
Director Cordova responded to questions
from the committee about complications of home-rule authority, the use
of APIs, the cost of using the system, and House Bill 20-1023, State Address
Data For Sales and Use Tax Collection.
08:04:48 AM  
Director Cordova continued the presentation
with information about the Sales and use Tax Software (SUTS) task force,
the new SUTS website, and the continued work of the task force.  The
website can be found here:
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/tax/sales-tax-GIS

Director Cordova explained the external
assessment of the GenTax and Drives systems (Attachment B).  RTL was
the chosen vendor for this assessment and Director Cordova states that
DOR is working on an internal reorgornization to move individuals working
on GenTax into the tax section of the department.



Director Cordova and Mr. McKimmy responded to questions from the committee
about technical debt and the newly hired developers at DOR.

08:15:29 AM  
Director Cordova continued the presentation
with the work the department is doing on severance taxes, including the
possibility of online filing, simplifying the severance tax processes,
and DOR creating a working group to study simplifying these taxes.



Director Cordova responded to questions from the committee about the complications
of severance taxes, how the department is looking at severance taxes, the
reports the department is missing, and how severance taxes are currently
collected.  

Jean Robison, legislative liaison for
DOR, came to the table and responded to questions from the committee about
the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Conservation Commission severance
tax forms.



Committee consideration of draft legislation - Colorado Digital Service - to introduce draft bill LLS 20-1085.01 as a Joint Technology Committee bill.


08:36:55 AM  
Nicole Myers, Office of Legislative Legal
Services, came to the table to discuss bill draft 20-1085.01 (Attachment
C).  The committee agreed that the bill will start in the Senate with
Senators Bridges and Tate being co-prime sponsors, and Representatives
Singer and Baisley being the co-prime sponsors in the House.  Senator
Todd and Representative Titone will be co-sponsors.  Committee discussion
ensued about the bill safety clause.



Luisa Altmann, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to discuss
the upcoming JTC calendar.


08:43:23 AM
Motion To introduce draft bill LLS 20-1085.01 as a Joint Technology Committee bill.
Moved Bridges
Seconded Baisley
Baisley Yes
Bridges Yes
Tate Yes
Titone Yes
Todd Yes
Singer Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:51:28 AM   The committee adjourned.