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S_FIN_2018A 05/02/2018 01:47:47 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 05/02/2018
Attendance
Jahn X
Kagan X
Scott X
Tate X
Neville T. X
Time 01:47:47 PM to 06:44:03 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Neville T.
This Report was prepared by Matt Becker
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1369 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1387 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1185 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1373 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1394 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1255 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1315 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1410 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1366 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1053 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1413 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1299 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1400 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1019 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1383 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1350 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1396 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1020 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1349 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1115 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1267 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB18-279 Lay Over

HB18-1369 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:47:59 PM  

Senators Moreno, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1369, which removes statutory references to the Proposition AA Refund Account, which was repealed on July 1, 2017.



01:50:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1369 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1387 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:50:20 PM  

Senator Moreno requested that House Bill 18-1387 be postponed indefinitely.



01:51:14 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1387 indefinitely.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1185 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:51:26 PM  

Senators Moreno and Neville, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1185, which changes how multi-state corporate income taxpayers apportion income from the sales of services and intangible property to Colorado.

01:52:41 PM  
Patrick Boyle, representing the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in support of the bill.
01:54:24 PM  

Michelle Hadwiger, representing the Governor's Office of Economic Development and International Trade, testified in support of the bill.



01:57:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 [Attachment A].
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn
Kagan
Scott
Tate
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:57:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1185, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1373 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:58:31 PM  

Senator Kefalas, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1373, which relocates laws related to the state telecommunications network in statute and authorizes the Governor's Office of Information Technology to lease space on state telecommunication network towers to private entities.



02:00:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1373 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1394 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:02:05 PM  

Senators Kefalas and Cooke, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1394, which adds definitions and updates emergency management terminology in statute, creates a disaster policy group, and continues the Colorado Resiliency Office.

02:02:21 PM  

Gary Sanfasan, representing Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.

02:07:46 PM  

Debbie Griffin, representing Colorado Springs Utilities, testified in support of the bill.

02:11:46 PM  

Lori Hodges, representing Larimer County, testified in support of the bill.

02:28:07 PM  

Kevin Klein, representing the Department of Public Safety, testified on the bill.

02:30:51 PM  

Irv Halter, representing the Department of Local Affairs, testified on the bill.



02:37:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 [Attachment B].
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn
Kagan
Scott
Tate
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:42:47 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1394, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate No
Neville T. No
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1255 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:43:08 PM  

Senators Kefalas and Cooke, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1255, which creates the childhood cancer awareness special license plate.

02:52:53 PM  

Kandace Santistevan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:52:59 PM  

James Seneca, representing Cops Fighting Cancer, testified in support of the bill.

02:54:00 PM  

Meg Periman, representing the Morgan Adams Foundation, testified in support of the bill.

02:55:49 PM  

Gabriel Santistevan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:03:49 PM  
Tony Anderson, representing the Department of Revenue, came to the table to respond to committee questions.


03:12:09 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1255 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1315 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:12:39 PM  

Senator Kefalas, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1315, which expands the sales and use tax exemption for manufactured homes.

03:14:04 PM  

Elizabeth Peetz, representing the Colorado Association of Realtors, testified in support of the bill.

03:16:33 PM  
Joe Rowan, representing Mile High Development Fund, testified in support of the bill.
03:18:37 PM  
Kristopher Grant, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
03:18:56 PM  

Tawny Peyton, representing the Rocky Mountain Home Association, testified in support of the bill.



03:28:01 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1315 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1410 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


03:28:51 PM  

Senator Kagan, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1410, which requires the Department of Corrections to track the vacancy rate among its prison beds and provides options for managing the prison population under certain circumstances.



03:35:40 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1410 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Kagan
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1053 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:43:29 PM  

Senator Donovan, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1053, which expands the allowable uses of reclaimed water to include marijuana cultivation.

03:43:30 PM  

Abbey Antolivitch, representing Denver Water, testified in support of the bill.

03:46:59 PM  
Chris Piper, representing Denver Water, testified in support of the bill.
03:49:29 PM  

Kevin Gallagher, representing the Cannabis Business Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:51:58 PM  

Andrew Alferd, representing LivWell Enlightened Health, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:52:54 PM  
Mr. Alferd responded to committee questions.
03:53:58 PM  

Senator Donovan requested that the bill be postponed indefinitely.



03:58:24 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1053 indefinitely.
Moved Kagan
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1366 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


03:37:24 PM  

Senator Donovan, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1366, which expands the authority of local college districts to sell or lease district property.

03:38:27 PM  

Richard Gonzales, representing Colorado Mountain College, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.



03:43:15 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1366 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1413 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:58:39 PM  

Senator Zenzinger, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1413, which creates the Enhance School Safety Incident Response Grant Program in the Division of Homeland Security in the Department of Public Safety.  Grant recipients are to use funding for school safety incident response.

04:01:26 PM  
Cindy Baughman, representing the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, testified in support of the bill.
04:02:35 PM  
John McDonald, representing Jefferson County Schools, testified in support of the bill.
04:04:34 PM  
Steve Bell, representing Jefferson County Schools, testified in support of the bill.
04:07:56 PM  
Mr. McDonald and Officer Baughman responded to committee comments and questions.


04:18:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1413 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1299 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


04:18:30 PM  
Senators Scott and Zenzinger, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1299, which allows the Department of Revenue to authorize third-party providers to electronically process registration, lien, and titling information, distribute license plate inventory, and distribute DOR's registration information to business entities.
04:22:57 PM  
Mr. Travis Hoxie, representing Enterprise Holdings, testified in support of the bill.


04:25:24 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1299 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Scott
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1400 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


04:26:30 PM  
Senators Jahn and Scott, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1400, which increases the statutory fee caps for stationary sources of air pollutants by 25 percent; actual fees will be set in rule at or below these caps by the Air Quality Control Commission.
04:28:24 PM  

Jim Cole, representing the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified in support of the bill.

04:29:50 PM  

Bill Skewes, representing the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, testified in support of the bill.

04:30:04 PM  
Michael Nicoletti, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill.


04:33:02 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1400 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jahn
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1019 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


04:33:26 PM  

Senator Priola, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1019, which requires that the Colorado Department of Education calculate participation in advanced placement courses or concurrent enrollment when determining accreditation categories for public schools and districts.

04:37:25 PM  
Jason Hopfer, representing Saint Vrain Valley Schools, testified in support of the bill.


04:46:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 [Attachment C].
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn
Kagan
Scott
Tate
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:46:35 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1019, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate No
Neville T. No
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1383 - Postponed Indefinitely


04:46:53 PM  

Senator Priola, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1383, which extends performance and payment bond requirements for qualifying construction projects to projects on public real property involving private financing.  Senator Priola distributed amendment L.003 [Attachment D] and a fact sheet on the bill [Attachment E].

04:48:56 PM  
Tom Patton, representing the Rocky Mountain Surety Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:53:36 PM  
Scott Deering, representing the American
Subcontractors Assocaition, testified in support of the bill.
05:02:10 PM  
Mr. Patton and Mr. Deering responded to committee questions.


05:08:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 [Attachment D].
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn
Kagan
Scott
Tate
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:09:15 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1383, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn No
Kagan Yes
Scott No
Tate Yes
Neville T. No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:09:35 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1383 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.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan No
Scott Yes
Tate No
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1350 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


05:10:01 PM  

Senator Priola, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1350, which expands the definition of machinery and machine tools purchased by scrap metal processors for sales and use tax exemption purposes.

05:11:59 PM  
RJ Hicks, representing Scrap Metal Processes, testified in support of the bill.


05:24:04 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1350 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1396 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


05:24:19 PM  

Senator Priola, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1396, which creates a grant program to cover a portion of the cost of Advanced Placement exam fees.

05:28:01 PM  
Patrick Boyle, representing the Colorado League of Charter Schools, testified in support of the bill.
05:28:34 PM  
Mr. Boyle and Senator Priola responded to committee questions.
05:31:49 PM  

Senator Moreno, co-prime sponsor, responded to committee questions and provided closing comments on the bill.



05:41:47 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1396 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. No
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1020 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


05:42:16 PM  

Senators Kagan and Gardner, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1020, which makes changes to civil asset forfeiture reporting requirements and establishes two law enforcement grant programs.

05:48:41 PM  

Irv Halter, representing the Department of Local Affairs, testified in support of the bill.

05:50:16 PM  
Gabby Reed, representing the Department of Public Safety, came to the table to respond to committee questions.


06:03:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1020 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kagan
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1115 - Committee Discussion Only


06:04:12 PM  

Senator Cooke, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1115, which requires the Department of Public Safety to provide human trafficking training.

06:06:41 PM  

Kelly Kissell, representing the Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill.

06:07:07 PM  

Ms. Kissell and Senator Cooke responded to committee questions.  The bill was laid over for action until later in the meeting.



HB18-1349 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


06:18:41 PM  

Senator Cooke, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1349, which allows the Colorado Department of Transportation to substitute a waiver valuation for a real estate appraisal when disposing of property with a value less than $25,000.  Andy Karsian, representing the Colorado Department of Transportation, responded to committee questions.



06:23:17 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1349 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1115 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


06:23:55 PM  
Michael Dohr, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions.


06:27:27 PM
Motion This is a conceptual amendment to implement a repeal in 2023.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn
Kagan
Scott
Tate
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:28:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1115, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1267 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


06:28:29 PM  

Senator Tate, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1267, which allows taxpayers to claim a state income tax credit for a portion of qualified costs incurred while retrofitting their residence for the purpose of improving accessability, increasing visitability, or allowing qualified individuals to age in place.

06:30:06 PM  
Jennifer Mello, representing the National MS Society, testified in support of the bill.


06:34:28 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1267 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kagan Yes
Scott Yes
Tate Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-279 - Lay Over


06:34:47 PM  

Senator Lambert presented Senate Bill 18-279, which allows the Institute of Cannabis Research at Colorado State University-Pueblo to develop and demonstrate marijuana certification technology.

06:39:00 PM  

The chair laid the bill over for testimony and action on May 3, 2018.


06:44:03 PM   Committee Adjourned