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s_fin_2017a_2017-04-04t14:04:26z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/04/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-238



SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B). The motion p

Refer Senate Bill 17-238, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







02:27 PM -- SB17-238



Senator Holbert, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-238, which modifies notification requirements for out-of-state retailers that do not collect Colorado sales tax on sales made to Colorado purchasers. The bill repeals the requirement that retailers not collecting sales tax provide the Department of Revenue (DOR) with a list of purchasers who made purchases on which tax was not collected, and repeals the fine assessed on retailers who fail to do so. It requires retailers to notify purchasers of their state use tax obligation by email rather than first class mail.



02:42 PM --
Former representative Amy Stephens, representing Dentons, testified in support of the bill. Representative Stephens responded to a committee question.



02:48 PM -- Samantha Curran, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:51 PM --
Dianne Criswell, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:54 PM --
Carl Szabo, representing Net Choice, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.





02:58 PM



Greg Sobetski, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table and responded to committee questions regarding the fiscal note prepared on the bill. Senator Holbert and Mr. Sobetski continued to respond to committee questions regarding the fiscal impact of the bill.



03:09 PM --
Patti Kurgan, representing Americans for Prosperity, testified in support of the bill.



03:13 PM --
Mike Krause, representing the Independence Institute, testified in support of the bill.





03:18 PM



Mr. Szabo, Senator Holbert, and Mr. Krause responded to a committee question regarding data privacy. Mr. Szabo responded to a committee question regarding the collection of sales tax in other states.



03:22 PM --
John Vecchiarelli, representing DOR, responded to committee questions.



03:26 PM --
Sophia San Miguel, representing herself, testified on the bill.





03:30 PM



Senator Holbert discussed amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments A and B, respectively).



17SenateFin0404AttachA.pdf17SenateFin0404AttachA.pdf 17SenateFin0404AttachB.pdf17SenateFin0404AttachB.pdf

BILL: SB17-238
TIME: 03:31:21 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). 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





03:33 PM



Mr. Vecchiarelli responded to committee questions regarding amendment L.002. Senator Holbert responded to a committee question.

BILL: SB17-238
TIME: 03:35:08 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B). 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





03:35 PM



Senator Holbert wrapped up his presentation of SB 17-238.





03:42 PM



Committee discussion ensued on the merits of the bill.

BILL: SB17-238
TIME: 03:46:52 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-238, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Kerr
No
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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