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S_FIN_2016A 03/24/2016 11:03:00 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 03/24/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 11:03 AM to 11:30 AM
Holbert
X
Johnston
X
Place: LSB B
Kerr
X
Hill
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Neville T.
X
Senator Neville T.
This Report was prepared by
Kori Donaldson
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1232

HB16-1281
Referred to Appropriations

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only





The committee was called to order. A quorum was present.



11:03 AM -- HB16-1232



Senator Baumgardner, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1232, which continues the authority of the Department of Revenue to issue general information letters and private letter rulings through September 1, 2023. The authority is currently scheduled to sunset on September 1, 2016. The bill contains a new requirement that the department track full-time equivalent (FTE) personnel and hours dedicated by FTE personnel for issuance of the letters.



11:06 AM -- Ms. Vivienne Belmont, representing the Department of Regulatory Agencies, came to the table to address questions about the bill.



11:07 AM -- Ms. Loren Furman, representing the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, testified in support of the bill.
































BILL: HB16-1232
TIME: 11:08:15 AM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1232 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





11:10 AM -- HB16-1281



Senator Tate, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1281, which modifies the implementation of the state's twice monthly payroll system authorized through House Bill 15-1392. The bill allows the State Personnel Director within the Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA) to determine when to begin paying salaries twice a month, if it is determined that it is necessary to delay until after July 1, 2017, due to the implementation of the Human Resources Information System (HRIS). Additionally, the bill eliminates one of the options an employee may use to repay a one-time loan authorized through HB 15-1392.



11:12 AM -- Mr. Bob Jaros, State Controller, representing the Department of Personnel and Administration, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Jaros responded to questions about the request for proposals recently issued for the HRIS project. Discussion ensued about the HRIS project budget.





11:29 AM



The bill was laid over until a later date.





11:30 AM



The committee adjourned.


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