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s_fin_2018a_2018-05-03t11:07:20z11 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1208

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date May 3, 2018      
Location SCR 352



HB18-1208 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:48:32 PM  

Senator Neville recessed the meeting.

01:54:19 PM  

Senator Neville reconvened the meeting.

01:55:38 PM  

Senator Martinez Humenik, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1208 and provided a handout to the committee [Attachment E].  Beginning in the current tax year 2018, this bill expands the state income tax credit for child care expenses.  The credit is available to taxpayers who claim a child care expenses credit on their federal income tax return.  Under current law, taxpayers with adjusted gross income (AGI) of $60,000 or less are eligible to claim the state credit.  The credit is equal to:

  • 50 percent of the federal credit for taxpayers with AGI of $25,000 or less;
  • 30 percent of the federal credit for taxpayers with AGI of $25,001 to $35,000; and
  • 10 percent of the federal credit for taxpayers with AGI of $35,001 to $60,000. 

This bill allows taxpayers with AGI of up to $150,000 to claim the state credit.  Under the bill, the state credit is equal to 80 percent of the federal credit for all eligible taxpayers.  Credits are refundable for taxpayers with AGI of up to $60,000.  For taxpayers with AGI between $60,001 and $150,000, credits are nonrefundable and, to the extent that they exceed a taxpayer's income tax liability, may be carried forward for up to five years.

02:05:50 PM  

Michael Cooke, Council For a Strong America, testified in support of bill and provided a handout [Attachment F].

02:08:04 PM  
Rich Jones, The Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.
02:11:05 PM  

Lisa Christie, Women's Foundation of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:13:33 PM  

KiKi McGough, Save the Children Action Network, testified in support of the bill.

02:17:53 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions.



02:27:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 [Amendment G].
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Jahn
Tate
Zenzinger
Smallwood
Neville T.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:29:20 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1208, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Tate Yes
Zenzinger Excused
Smallwood Yes
Neville T. Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS