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S_FIN_2017A 04/11/2017 02:00 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Date: 04/11/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 02:03 PM to 04:53 PM
Court
X
Kerr
X
Place: RM 271
Tate
X
Hill
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Neville T.
X
Senator Neville T.
This Report was prepared by
Matt Becker
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Conf 17-Racing Commission — Colorado, Racing Commission — Colorado

HB17-1222

SB17-267
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to Senate Appropriations





02:04 PM -- Confirmation of Racing Commission — Colorado, Racing Commission — Colorado



The committee was called to order. Dan Hartman, Director, Division of Racing Events, introduced David Hoffman and Justine Estes, appointees to the Colorado Racing Commission. Their applications and resumes are available at the State Archives. Mr. Hoffman discussed his qualifications to serve on the commission. Ms. Estes discussed her qualifications to serve on the commission.


BILL: Conf 17-Racing Commission — Colorado, Racing Commission — Colorado
TIME: 02:08:59 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer the appointment of David Hoffman and Justine Estes to the Colorado Racing Commission 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
Court
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:09 PM -- HB17-1222



Senator Gardner, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1222, which creates a voluntary contribution designation (income tax checkoff) benefitting the Family Caregiver Support Fund. Money in the fund is used to provide support to the efforts of Easter Seals Colorado, a registered nonprofit organization. The income tax checkoff will be available for five consecutive tax years beginning the year it is first placed on the form. Committee members received a fact sheet about the bill from Senator Gardner (Attachment A).



17SenateFin0411AttachA.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachA.pdf



02:11 PM --
Lynn Robinson, representing Easter Seals Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



02:15 PM --
Val Saiz, representing Easter Seals Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Robinson responded to committee questions.





02:22 PM



Senator Gardner wrapped up his presentation on HB 17-1222 and responded to a committee question.






















BILL: HB17-1222
TIME: 02:23:26 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1222 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
No
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:24 PM -- SB17-267



Senators Sonnenberg and Guzman, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-267, which: repeals the existing Hospital Provider Fee, creates the Colorado Healthcare Affordability and Sustainability Enterprise; makes an adjustment to reduce the state TABOR limit (Referendum C cap); authorizes the Department of Personnel and Administration to execute lease-purchase agreements on existing state facilities and credits the proceeds of such agreements to fund transportation and capital construction projects; repeals the current General Fund transfers under Senate Bill 09-228 and instead transfers a portion of this money to the State Public School Fund for allocation to rural and small rural school districts; requires executive departments to submit FY 2018-19 budget requests to the Office of State Planning and Budgeting that are 2 percent lower than the amounts they receive for FY 2017-18; and, conditional on enactment of the federal Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act, requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to seek federal waivers necessary to fund an enhanced pediatric health home for children with complex medical conditions. Committee members received a fact sheet on the bill from Senator Sonnenberg (Attachment B).



17SenateFin0411AttachB.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachB.pdf





































02:38 PM



Senator Sonnenberg discussed amendments L.002, L.003, L.008, and L.012 (Attachments C, D, E, F, respectively).



17SenateFin0411AttachC.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachC.pdf 17SenateFin0411AttachD.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachD.pdf



17SenateFin0411AttachE.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachE.pdf 17SenateFin0411AttachF.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachF.pdf



02:43 PM --
Scott Rankin, representing Free Market Healthcare Advocates, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to committee questions.



02:47 PM --
Brian Davidson, representing St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, testified in support of the bill.



02:51 PM --
Konnie Martin, representing San Luis Valley Health, testified in support of the bill.



02:54 PM --
Kevin Stansbury, representing Lincoln Community Hospital, testified in support of the bill.



02:57 PM --
Greg Raymond, representing Children's Hospital, testified in support of the bill.





03:02 PM



Ms. Martin, Mr. Davidson, Mr. Stansbury, and Mr. Raymond responded to committee questions.



03:12 PM --
Former Senator Mike Kopp, representing Colorado Concern, testified in support of the bill.



03:18 PM --
Sylvia Young, representing HealthONE, testified in support of the bill.



03:21 PM --
Tony Milo, representing the Colorado Contractors' Association, testified in support of the bill.



03:22 PM --
Garin Vorthmann, representing the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.





























03:24 PM



Mr. Kopp, Ms. Young, Ms. Vorthmann, and Mr. Milo responded to committee questions.



03:28 PM --
Katherine Mulready, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, came to the table to respond to a committee question.



03:31 PM --
Bruce Benson, representing the University of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:32 PM -- Douglas Bissonette, representing the Elizabeth School District, testified in support of the bill. Committee members received two handouts from Mr. Bissonette (Attachments G and H).



17SenateFin0411AttachG.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachG.pdf 17SenateFin0411AttachH.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachH.pdf



03:37 PM --
Rob Sanders, representing the Merino School District, testified in support of the bill.



03:39 PM --
Grant Schmidt, representing the Hanover School District, testified in support of the bill. Committee members received a handout from Mr. Schmidt (Attachment I).



17SenateFin0411AttachI.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachI.pdf



03:47 PM --
George Welsh and Larry Oddo, representing theCanon City School District, testified in support of the bill.



03:56 PM --
Bret Miles, representing the Northeast Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services, testified in support of the bill.



03:59 PM --
Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill.



04:00 PM --
John Knapp, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:02 PM --
Richard Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:04 PM --
Don Shawcroft, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.





























04:08 PM



Senators Guzman and Sonnenberg wrapped up their presentation of SB 17-267.

BILL: SB17-267
TIME: 04:17:18 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Kerr
Tate
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-267
TIME: 04:17:47 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Kerr
Tate
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


























BILL: SB17-267
TIME: 04:18:20 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Kerr
Tate
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-267
TIME: 04:19:07 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment F). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Kerr
Tate
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection











































04:20 PM



Senator Tate discussed amendment L.014 (Attachment J).



17SenateFin0411AttachJ.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachJ.pdf

BILL: SB17-267
TIME: 04:21:23 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment J). The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
No
YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





























































04:23 PM



Senator Tate discussed amendment L.009 (Attachment K).



17SenateFin0411AttachK.pdf17SenateFin0411AttachK.pdf

BILL: SB17-267
TIME: 04:30:16 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment K). The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Kerr
No
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS


BILL: SB17-267
TIME: 04:32:19 PM
MOVED: Kerr
MOTION: Adopt a conceptual amendment that strikes "of" and substitutes "for" on page 51, lines 18, 20, and 27. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Kerr
Tate
Hill
Neville T.
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





















04:34 PM



Committee discussion ensued on the merits of the bill.

BILL: SB17-267
TIME: 04:53:11 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-267, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
No
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:53 PM



The committee adjourned.