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S_FIN_2019A 04/02/2019 02:00:47 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 04/02/2019
Attendance
Gonzales X
Lundeen *
Tate X
Todd X
Woodward X
Lee X
Court X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 02:00:47 PM to 04:10:19 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Court
This Report was prepared by Matt Bishop
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-197 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB19-153 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB19-192 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB19-157 Referred to Senate Appropriations

SB19-197 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:01:01 PM  

Senator Zenzinger, bill sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 19-197.  The bill continues the complementary or alternative medicine program by five years.  The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee regarding the services provided and the number of program beneficiaries.  The bill sponsor provided information from the Annual Report SFY 2017-18 of the Complementary and Integrative Health Services Evaluation (https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/NRC%20Annual%20Report%20for%20SFY17-18-%20June%202018.pdf).

02:05:42 PM  

Colin Laughlin, Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, responded to questions from the committee regarding the program's history, beneficiaries, and benefits.  Senator Zenzinger also responded.

02:11:31 PM  

Chanda Hinton Leichtle, Chanda Plan Foundation, testified in support of the bill.

02:15:57 PM  

Jacob Hill, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:17:50 PM  

Nicole Miller, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:19:31 PM  

Oliver Giminaro, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:21:39 PM  

Ms. Hinton Leichtle responded to a question from the committee regarding the history of the spinal cord industry waiver.  Mr. Hill responded to questions from the committee about how alternative medicine benefit patients and how individuals transition to these medical practices from prescribed opioids.

02:27:32 PM  

Kevin Smith, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:30:30 PM  

Michael Neil, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

02:32:12 PM  

Mr. Neil responded to a question from the committee regarding qualifications for the spinal cord injury waiver.

02:34:52 PM  

Senator Zenzinger made closing comments on the bill.



02:36:37 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-197 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen Yes
Tate Yes
Todd Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-153 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:36:47 PM  

Senator Fields, bill sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 19-153.  The bill continues the podiatry board until 2026.



02:39:54 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-153 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen Yes
Tate Excused
Todd Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-192 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:40:11 PM  

The committee recessed.

03:02:47 PM  

The committee reconvened.

03:06:09 PM  

Senator Winter, bill sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 19-192.  The bill creates an enterprise that provides grants to increase recycling in the Front Range.  Senator Priola, bill sponsor, made further introductory comments.

03:21:42 PM  

Steve Derus, Republic Services of Colorado, testified against the bill.  He distributed a handout (Attachment A).  Mr. Derus responded to a question from the bill sponsors regarding recyclable materials.  The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee regarding the grant funding created by the bill, consumer interest in recycling, and demand for recycled material.

03:27:54 PM  

The bill sponsors responded to further questions from the committee regarding how to increase recycling incidence and the role of government.

03:30:40 PM  

Mr. Derus responded to a question from the committee regarding his handout.

03:35:05 PM  

Laurie Johnson, Recycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:39:50 PM  

Dr. Lisa Skumatz, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:43:54 PM  

Randy Moorman, Eco-Cycle and Recycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:53:16 PM  

Mr. Moorman responded to questions from the committee regarding local recycling efforts and the impacts of the bill.  Dr. Skumatz responded to questions from the committee about programs in other states and success metrics.  Mr. Moorman also commented on contamination rates.



03:59:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment C)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:59:16 PM  
Bill sponsors made closing comments on the bill. Committee members made closing comments on the bill.


04:07:41 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-192, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen No
Tate No
Todd Yes
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-157 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


04:07:51 PM  

Senator Winter, bill sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 19-157.  The bill continues the fire suppression programs of the Division of Fire Prevention and Control.

04:08:54 PM  

Cooper Reveley, Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill.



04:10:10 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-157 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen Yes
Tate Yes
Todd Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:10:19 PM   The committee adjourned.