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S_FIN_2019A 04/11/2019 01:01:16 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 04/11/2019
Attendance
Gonzales X
Lundeen *
Tate X
Todd X
Woodward X
Lee *
Court X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:01:16 PM to 02:15:02 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Court
This Report was prepared by Matt Bishop
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1138 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB19-156 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB19-191 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB19-008 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB19-198 Referred to Senate Appropriations

HB19-1138 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:01:28 PM  

Senators Williams and Priola, bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 19-1138.  The bill enables a vehicle owner to recoup a prorated portion of the specific ownership tax as a tax credit.



01:04:15 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1138 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen Excused
Tate Yes
Todd Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Excused
Court Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-156 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:05:34 PM  

Senator Rodriguez, bill sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 19-156.  The bill implements the recommendations in the sunset report for the State Electrical Board.

01:06:43 PM  

The bill sponsor described amendments L.004 and L.005 (Attachments A and B, respectively).



01:09:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment A)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:09:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment B)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:09:52 PM  

The bill sponsor responded to a question from the committee regarding the time until the next sunset review.



01:11:19 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-156, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gonzales
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



SB19-191 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:11:41 PM  

Senators Bridges and Marble, bill sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 19-191.  The bill creates rights for defendants related to release on bond.  The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee regarding amendments to the bill.

01:21:11 PM  

Tim Lane, Colorado District Attorneys Council, testified against the bill.

01:27:19 PM  

Richard Orf, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified against the bill.

01:28:23 PM  

Mr. Orf and Mr. Lane responded to questions from the committee regarding the fiscal impact on counties if the bill passed, public safety, and the fiscal impact on county jails.  The witnesses responded to further questions regarding staffing implications.

01:36:24 PM  

Denise Maes, ACLU of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

01:40:44 PM  

Rebecca Wallace, ACLU of Colorado, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout regarding jail population (Attachment C).

01:46:26 PM  

Elisabeth Epps, Colorado Freedom Fund, testified in support of the bill.

01:51:37 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee regarding Attachment C, legal liability to governments in the status quo, and potential savings to jails.

01:51:38 PM  

Senator Lee described amendment L.010 (Attachment D).



01:58:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment D)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:59:25 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-191, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen Yes
Tate Yes
Todd Yes
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-008 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:59:53 PM  

Senator Priola, bill sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 19-008.  The bill makes changes to the treatment of substance use disorders in the criminal justice system.  The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee regarding the bill's fiscal impact.

02:06:17 PM  

Cristen Bates, Colorado Department of Human Services, responded to questions from the committee regarding the financial and staffing costs associated with the bill.  Erin Reynolds, Legislative Council Staff, also responded to questions regarding the bill's fiscal impact.



02:12:12 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-008 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
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



SB19-198 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:12:25 PM  

Senator Todd, bill sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 19-198.  The bill temporarily raises the state's waste tire fee and recreates the end users fund.  Senator Coram, bill sponsor, also commented.



02:14:54 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-198 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen No
Tate Yes
Todd Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:15:02 PM   The committee adjourned.






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