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J_JTC_2021A 04/22/2021 07:34:03 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON JOINT TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
Date 04/22/2021
Attendance
Baisley X
Bernett X
Kolker *
Priola E
Titone X
Bridges X
Time 07:34:03 AM to 08:54:30 AM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Bridges
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
Update on the Sales and Use Tax Simplification System Committee Discussion Only
Discussion with CDHS about CBMS and LEAP Committee Discussion Only
Discussion of JTC-related bills Committee Discussion Only

07:34:06 AM
The committee came
to order.  Luisa Altmann, Legislative Council Staff, presented on
the hearing agenda.



Update on the Sales and Use Tax Simplification System - Committee Discussion Only


07:35:12 AM  
Mark Ferrandino,
Executive Director of the Department of Revenue (DOR), discussed the Sales
and Use Tax Simplification (SUTS) System.  A copy of the presentation
materials can be found here:
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/suts_jtc_presentation_april_2021.pdf



Brendon Reese, Senior Director of the Taxation Division at DOR, continued
the presentation with information on SUTS, a timeline of SUTS, and an update
on home rule municipality and business adoption.



Mr. Reese responded to questions from the committee about which home rule
municipalities are not participating in SUTS, costs of business licenses,
remitting payments, and next steps.



Discussion with CDHS about CBMS and LEAP - Committee Discussion Only


07:49:57 AM  
Representative Kennedy
presented on his Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) proposal
on connecting the Colorado Benefit Management System (CBMS) and Low Income
Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) systems.



Ki'i Powell, Director of the Office of Economic Security at CDHS, described
the proposal of linking CBMS and LEAP to allow more benefits to be unlocked.
 Joel McClurk, representing the Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger,
continued presenting on the expected return on investment with linking
these two systems.  Sara Lipowitz, representing the Colorado Center
on Poverty, gave information on the benefits this connection would have
for low-income individuals in Colorado.  

08:03:13 AM  
Dr. Powell and Mr.
McClurk responded to questions from the committee about how many people
would benefit from this proposal, what platform this proposal could be
built on, CDHS funding for IT projects, how households can unlock both
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and LEAP benefits,
how individuals can apply for both SNAP and LEAP benefits at the same time,
broadband assistance programs, working with the Colorado Department of
Health Care Policy and Financing, and how states pull money from the federal
government for SNAP.



Kate Sneed, legislative liaison at the Governor's Office of Information
Technology (OIT), responded to questions from the committee about data
sharing and security measures.



Discussion of JTC-related bills - Committee Discussion Only


08:38:14 AM  
Representatives Gonzales-Gutierrerz and Soper came to the table to discuss House Bill 21-1100, Electronic Filing of Documents with Governmental Entities.

Ms. Sneed described how this bill's fiscal note was reduced and the study expected if this bill passes.

08:45:20 AM  
Representative Titone
and Senator Donovan explained Senate Bill 21-132, Digital Communications
Regulation.  Committee discussion on the bill ensued.
08:50:30 AM  
Ms. Altmann provided concluding comments and responded to questions from the committee.


08:54:30 AM   The committee adjourned.