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S_FIN_2016A 04/26/2016 02:14:00 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 04/26/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 02:14 PM to 03:32 PM
Holbert
X
Johnston
X
Place: LSB A
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:
Conf 16-Housing And Finance Authority - Colorado

SB16-161

HB16-1364

HB16-1280

HB16-1056
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to Appropriations

Referred to Appropriations





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



02:14 PM -- Confirmation of Housing And Finance Authority - Colorado



Mr. Cris White, Executive Director of the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA), introduced Ms. Cecilia Sanchez de Ortiz and Ms. Julie Brewen, CHFA appointees. Ms. Sanchez de Ortiz and Ms. Brewen discussed their backgrounds and their interest in serving on the CHFA board. The appointment letters may be found in Attachment A. The resumes and applications are on file at the State Archives. Ms. Sanchez de Ortiz and Ms. Brewen addressed questions from the committee. Mr. White also answered committee questions.



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BILL: Conf 16-Housing And Finance Authority - Colorado
TIME: 02:25:12 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer the reappointment of Cecilia Sanchez de Ortiz and the appointment of Julie Brewen to the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. 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





02:25 PM -- SB16-161



Senator Crowder, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-161. The bill, recommended by the Colorado Commission on Uniform State Laws, requires athletic trainers to be registered with the Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), and reinstates the Athletic Trainer Practice Act as it existed prior to its 2015 repeal. The committee received Amendments L.002, L.003, L.004, and L.005 (Attachments B through E, respectively).



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02:29 PM --
Mr. Allen Schroeder, representing Valor Christian High School, testified in support of the bill.



02:32 PM --
Dr. Michael Fuller, representing Panorama Orthopedics, testified in support of the bill.























02:33 PM --
Dr. Julie Wilson and Ms. Bridget Younger, both representing Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill and answered questions from the committee.



02:41 PM --
Mr. Bert Borgmann, Mr. Alex Hagler, and Mr. Dough Pfau, all representing the Colorado High School Activities Association, testified in support of the bill and spoke to Amendment L.004.





02:48 PM



Senator Holbert explained Amendment L.005.

BILL: SB16-161
TIME: 02:49:12 PM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.005 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Johnston
Kerr
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:



























































02:49 PM



Senator Neville explained Amendments L.002, L.003, and L.004.

BILL: SB16-161
TIME: 02:49:54 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.002 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Johnston
Kerr
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB16-161
TIME: 02:50:40 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.003 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Johnston
Kerr
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


























BILL: SB16-161
TIME: 02:51:14 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Adopt Amendment L.004 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Johnston
Kerr
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB16-161
TIME: 02:54:30 PM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-161, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
No
Neville T.
No
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS









































02:54 PM -- HB16-1364



Senator Cooke, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1364, which allows a person who has a vehicle registered with any type of military special license plate to exchange it for a standard license plate without paying additional taxes and fees for the current registration period. However, the person is required to pay material fees to transfer military plates for standard plates. Senator Cooke addressed questions from the committee.



03:04 PM --
Mr. Tony Anderson, representing the Department of Revenue, addressed questions from the committee.



03:09 PM --
Mr. Chuck Broorman, the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Broorman responded to a question from the committee.





03:15 PM



Senator Cooke made some closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1364
TIME: 03:15:47 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1364 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
No
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
No
Neville T.
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL
BILL: HB16-1364
TIME: 03:16:24 PM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1364 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Johnston
Kerr
Hill
Neville T.
Final YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





03:16 PM -- HB16-1280



Senator Lambert, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1280. Under current law, the Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) licenses air ambulances to operate in Colorado that are accredited with the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). This bill gives the CDPHE additional authority to establish state-level licensing of air ambulances that allows for air ambulance operators to receive a license either by gaining accreditation through an approved organization (such as CAMTS, which is no longer directly referenced in statute) or by meeting licensing standards established by the CDPHE and the State Board of Health. The bill requires the CDPHE to establish rules by December 31, 2017, for the licensing program.

BILL: HB16-1280
TIME: 03:20:00 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1280 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



















03:25 PM -- HB16-1056



Mr. RJ Hicks, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, testified in support of House Bill 16-1056. The reengrossed bill broadens the records search employed by the Department of Revenue (DOR) to locate owners and lienholders of abandoned motor vehicles. Under current law, only Colorado records are searched in order to locate the owner or lienholder of an abandoned vehicle. Under the bill, the DOR must perform a national records search using a qualified entity that has a national database and that can retrieve records based both on the vehicle's VIN (vehicle identification number) and registration number (license plate).

BILL: HB16-1056
TIME: 03:31:35 PM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1056 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





03:31 PM



The committee adjourned.


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