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S_FIN_2016A 04/28/2016 11:41:34 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 04/28/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 11:41 AM to 12:37 PM
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:
HB16-1349

HB16-1402

HB16-1332

HB16-1281
Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to Appropriations

Postponed Indefinitely





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



11:41 AM -- HB16-1349



Senator Carroll, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1349, which extends the voluntary contribution designation (or income tax checkoff) benefitting the Military Family Relief Find from tax year 2016 through income tax year 2020. Money from the military relief fund is used for emergency grants for financial hardships to members of the Colorado National Guard or reservists and their failures when ordered to active military duty.



11:43 AM --
Major David Nagel, representing the Military Family Relief Fund, testified in support of the bill.










































BILL: HB16-1349
TIME: 11:44:09 AM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1349 to the Committee of the Whole with 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





11:45 AM -- HB16-1402



Senators Holbert, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1402, which prohibits the state or any local government, or its agencies, boards, commissions, or officials from permitting the use of a racing replay and wagering device. Horse racing and related business licensees may not operate or allow any person to use racing replay and wagering devices to wager on any previously run sporting event. The prohibition does not apply to simulcast races. Senator Holbert distributed excerpts of two statutes related to the bill (Attachment A).



16SenateFin0428AttachA.pdf16SenateFin0428AttachA.pdf



11:47 AM --
Mr. Danny Williams, representing Mile High Racing and Entertainment, testified in opposition to the bill.



11:52 AM --
Mr. Steve Durham, representing the Colorado Gaming Association, testified in support of the bill.



11:54 AM --
Mr. Mike Feeley, representing Monarch Casino, testified in support of the bill.



11:56 AM --
Ms. Meghan Dollar, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.
























BILL: HB16-1402
TIME: 11:57:37 AM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1402 to the Committee of the Whole with 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





12:00 PM -- HB16-1332



Senators Johnston, co-primes sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1332. Effective tax year 2017, the reengrossed bill changes two refundable income tax credits in current law: the innovative motor vehicle credit and the innovative truck credit.



12:02 PM --
Ms. Sherrie Merrow, representing Noble Energy, testified in support of the bill.



12:06 PM --
Mr. RJ Hicks, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, testified in support of the bill.


















































BILL: HB16-1332
TIME: 12:10:29 PM
MOVED: Johnston
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1332 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





12:12 PM -- HB16-1281



The committee continued the hearing on House Bill 16-1281. The committee heard witness testimony on the bill on March 24 and April 21. The bill 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).



12:14 PM --
Ms. Brenda Berlin, Mr. David McCurdy, and Mr. Michael Shea, all representing the Office of Information Technology (OIT) came to the table to address committee questions about the HRIS. Committee members received a copy of OIT's presentation about progress to date on the project (Attachment B). Mr. McCurdy answered committee questions and walked the committee through Attachment B. Ms. Berlin spoke to the project budget.



16SenateFin0428AttachB.pdf16SenateFin0428AttachB.pdf



































12:32 PM



Senator Tate, prime sponsor, addressed a question from the committee. Members of the committee made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1281
TIME: 12:35:36 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1281 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
No
Kerr
No
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:36 PM



The committee adjourned.


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