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S_FIN_2019A 04/25/2019 01:03:19 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 04/25/2019
Attendance
Gonzales X
Lundeen *
Tate *
Todd X
Woodward X
Lee X
Court X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:03:19 PM to 06:44:28 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Court
This Report was prepared by Matt Bishop
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 19-Lottery Commission — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 19-Limited Gaming Control Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 19-Revenue — Executive Director — Department Of Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
SB19-257 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1167 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1055 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1085 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1242 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1234 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1230 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1237 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1240 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB19-1280 Referred to Senate Appropriations

Conf 19-Lottery Commission — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:05:16 PM  

Stan Podolski, nominee to the Lottery Commission, introduced himself and his interest in serving on the Lottery Commission.



01:09:15 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Stanley Podolski to the Conf 19-Lottery Commission — Colorado to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Ginal Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen Yes
Tate Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Excused
Court Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 19-Limited Gaming Control Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:09:21 PM  

Donia Amick, Department of Revenue, introduced Kristen Blessman, nominee to the Limited Gaming Control Commission.  Ms. Blessman described her interest in serving on the commission.



01:11:11 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Kristen Blessman to the Conf 19-Limited Gaming Control Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Ginal Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen Yes
Tate Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Excused
Court Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 19-Revenue — Executive Director — Department Of - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:11:35 PM  

Kachina Weaver, Governor's Office, introduced Lu Córdova, appointee to the position of Executive Director for the Department of Revenue.  Ms. Córdova responded to questions from the committee.



01:17:01 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Lu Cordova as the Executive Director of the Department of Revenue to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Woodward
Seconded
Ginal Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen Yes
Tate Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Excused
Court Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1280 - Committee Discussion Only


01:17:27 PM  

Senator Fenberg, bill sponsor, introduced House Bill 19-1280.  The bill creates the college kickstarter account program.  Senator Fenberg responded to questions from the committee regarding program structure and eligibility.

01:26:23 PM  

Angie Paccione, Department of Higher Education, testified in support of the bill.

01:30:37 PM  

Angela Baier, CollegeInvest, testified in support of the bill.

01:34:12 PM  

Dave Young, Colorado Treasurer, testified in support of the bill.

01:36:39 PM  

Ms. Baier responded to questions from the committee.

01:47:05 PM  

Senator Fenberg responded to questions from the committee.

01:50:25 PM  

Ali Mickelson, Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.

01:53:54 PM  

Carl Larson, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, testified in support of the bill.

01:55:44 PM  

Ms. Mickelson and Mr. Larson responded to questions from the committee.

02:03:52 PM  

The bill sponsor made closing comments on the bill.

02:05:05 PM  

Senator Court laid the bill over until the end of the calendar.



SB19-257 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:07:21 PM  

Senator Pettersen, bill sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 19-257.  The bill makes changes to the operation of 529 savings plans.  Senator Pettersen distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment A), and responded to questions from the committee.

02:15:43 PM  

Angela Baier, CollegeInvest, responded to questions from the committee.

02:22:04 PM  

Ali Mickelson, Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Mickelson responded to questions from the committee.  Senator Pettersen also responded.



02:32:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Court
Seconded
Ginal
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Woodward
Lee Excused
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:32:19 PM  

Committee members made closing comments on the bill.



02:34:41 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-257, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Ginal Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen No
Tate No
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1167 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:35:00 PM  

Senators Rodriguez and Holberg, bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 19-1167.  The bill authorizes notaries public to perform notarial acts with regard to electronic documents using audio-video communication.  The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

02:44:26 PM  

Senator Gonzales distributed amendment L.019 (Attachment B).  Committee discussion ensued.



02:47:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.019 (Attachment B)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Ginal
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:48:05 PM  

Committee members made closing comments on the bill.



02:49:47 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1167, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Ginal Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen Yes
Tate No
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1055 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:50:05 PM  

Senator Zenzinger introduced House Bill 19-1055.  The bill increases funding from the marijuana excise tax to be credited to the public school capital construction assistance fund.  Senator Zenzinger responded to questions from the committee.

02:57:46 PM  

Matt Cook, Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill.

02:59:34 PM  

Michelle Murphy, Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, testified in support of the bill.

03:00:59 PM  

Laura Long, Associated General Contractors, testified in support of the bill.

03:03:26 PM  

Committee members made closing comments on the bill.



03:04:05 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1055 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Ginal Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen Yes
Tate Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1085 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:04:15 PM  

Senator Zenzinger, bill sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 19-1085.  The bill provides expense assistance grants for eligible individuals to use for housing.

03:08:22 PM  

Eileen Doherty, Colorado Gerontological Society, testified in support of the bill.

03:10:34 PM  

Jeanette Hensley, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.

03:11:46 PM  

Rich Mauro, Denver Regional Council of Governments, testified in support of the bill.

03:13:28 PM  

The bill sponsor made closing comments on the bill.



03:17:35 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1085 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Court
Seconded
Ginal Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen Excused
Tate No
Woodward Excused
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1242 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:17:57 PM  

Senator Tate, bill sponsor, introduced House Bill 19-1242.  The bill creates regulations for pharmacy technicians.

03:18:50 PM  

Emily Zadvorny, Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the bill.

03:22:39 PM  

Brad Young, Rx Plus Pharmacies, gave neutral testimony on the bill.

03:25:11 PM  

Nicole Barriera, Pikes Peak Community College, testified in support of the bill.

03:28:20 PM  

Angela Fullerton, Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the bill.

03:29:48 PM  

Dr. Zadvorny and Mr. Young responded to questions from the committee.



03:34:32 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1242 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Ginal Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen No
Tate Yes
Woodward No
Lee Excused
Court Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1230 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


03:35:02 PM  

Senator Gonzales, bill sponsor, introduced House Bill 19-1230.  The bill creates licensed marijuana hospitality establishments.  Senator Gonzales distributed amendment L.010 (Attachment C).  Senator Marble, bill sponsor, also commented.

03:42:38 PM  

R. J. Ours, American Cancer Society, testified against the bill.

03:45:41 PM  

Jeff Hunt, Colorado Christian University, testified against the bill.

03:48:14 PM  

Tatiana Calvo, the Green Solution, testified against the bill.

03:50:44 PM  

Sarah Mercer, Smart Colorado, testified against the bill.

03:53:11 PM  

Ms. Mercer and Mr. Ours responded to questions from the committee.  Senator Marble also responded.

03:57:29 PM  

Mr. Ours distributed a handout (Attachment D).

03:57:50 PM  

Jason Warf, Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified in support of the bill.

04:02:01 PM  

Matthew Kahl, Veterans for Natural Rights, testified in support of the bill.

04:04:51 PM  

Bryan Ortega, Veterans for Natural Rights, testified in support of the bill.

04:06:29 PM  

Melanie Rose Rodgers, Safe Access Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

04:07:57 PM  

Michael Eymer, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:11:05 PM  

Kevin Gallagher, Colorado Cannabis Manufacturers Association, testified in support of the bill.

04:11:58 PM  

John McCaskill, HTBX International, testified in support of the bill.

04:12:56 PM  

Cindy Sovine, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:15:41 PM  

Amber Longacher, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:16:52 PM  

Marcus Negata, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:17:52 PM  

Nico Pento, Terrapin Care Station, testified in support of the bill.

04:19:02 PM  

Michael Polansky, Honey Pot Lounge, testified in support of the bill.

04:20:59 PM  

Bob Doyle, representing himself, testified against the bill.

04:23:51 PM  

Shawn Coleman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:28:59 PM  

Senator Gonzales distributed amendments L.014 and L.015 (Attachments E and F).  Senator Marble described amendment L.010.



04:30:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment C)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Ginal
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Woodward
Lee Excused
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:30:46 PM  

Senator Gonzales described amendments L.014 and L.015.  The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

04:36:43 PM  

Jeanne McEvoy, Colorado Licensed Beverage Association, responded to questions from the committee.



04:43:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment E)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Ginal
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:43:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.015 (Attachment F)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Ginal
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:43:31 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing comments on the bill.

04:49:16 PM  
Committee members made closing comments on the bill.


04:55:29 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1230, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Ginal Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen No
Tate Yes
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Court No
YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1234 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


04:55:45 PM  

Senators Gonzales and Marble, bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 19-1234.  The bill creates marijuana delivery permits for licensed medical marijuana centers and transporters.  The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

05:05:49 PM  

Alyssa Khamma, Colorado Christian University, testified against the bill.

05:07:39 PM  

David Michael, IgadI Ltd., testified against the bill.

05:12:11 PM  

Rob Holmes, Roots Rx, testified against the bill.

05:15:54 PM  

Chapman Ducote, Silver Peak, testified against the bill.

05:18:36 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

05:22:12 PM  

Sarah Klein, Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

05:25:06 PM  

Jason Thomas, Law Enforcement Action Partnership, testified in support of the bill.

05:27:45 PM  

Matthew Kahl, Veterans for Natural Rights, testified in support of the bill.

05:29:00 PM  

David LaRose, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

05:32:14 PM  

The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

05:34:46 PM  

Joe Megysey, Good Chemistry, testified in support of the bill.

05:38:28 PM  

Nico Pento, Terrapin Care Station, testified in support of the bill.

05:39:55 PM  

David Wasserman, Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified in support of the bill.

05:41:18 PM  

Kevin Gallagher, Colorado Cannabis Manufacturers Association, testified in support of the bill.

05:44:48 PM  

Kristi Kelly, Marijuana Industry Group, testified in support of the bill.

05:47:10 PM  

Melanie Rose Rodgers, Safe Access Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

05:47:27 PM  

Bryan Ortega, Veterans for Natural Rights, testified in support of the bill.

05:50:48 PM  

Witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

05:51:25 PM  

Jordan Wellington, Vicente Sederberg, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Wellington responded to questions from the committee.

05:59:47 PM  

Bill sponsors made closing comments on the bill.

06:02:30 PM  

Committee members made closing comments on the bill.  Committee discussion ensued.



06:07:36 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1234 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Ginal Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen No
Tate No
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1230 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations




06:09:19 PM
Motion Reconsider HB 19-1230.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Ginal Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen Yes
Tate Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Yes
Court Yes
YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:14:29 PM
Motion Reconsider amendment L.014.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Ginal Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen Yes
Tate Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Yes
Court Yes
YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:15:13 PM
Motion Reconsider amendment L.015.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Ginal Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen Yes
Tate Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Yes
Court Yes
YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:15:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1230, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Ginal Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen No
Tate Yes
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Court No
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1237 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


06:16:19 PM  

Senators Woodward and Ginal, bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 19-1237.  The bill combines the various behavioral health licenses into a single license as a behavioral health entity and authorizes the state board of health to promulgate rules for the new license.

06:19:48 PM  

Cyndi Dodds, Summit Stone Health Partners, testified in support of the bill.



06:23:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1237 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Woodward
Seconded
Ginal Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen Excused
Tate Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1240 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


06:24:12 PM  

Senators Court and Tate, bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 19-1240. The bill affects sales and use tax administration, including codifying collection rules, requiring marketplace facilitators, and repealing obsolete statutory references.

06:26:56 PM  

Dieter Raemdonck, CompTIA, testified in support of the bill.

06:27:57 PM  

Lauren Lambert, Google, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Lambert responded to questions from the committee.

06:32:22 PM  

Peggi O'Keefe, Amazon, responded to questions from the committee.

06:35:15 PM  

Senator Lundeen distributed and described amendment L.010 (Attachment G).



06:38:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Ginal No
Gonzales No
Lundeen Yes
Tate No
Woodward Yes
Lee No
Court No
YES: 2   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:39:59 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1240 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Ginal Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen Yes
Tate Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1280 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


06:40:43 PM  

The committee recessed.

06:43:26 PM  

The committee reconvened.



06:44:21 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1280 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Court
Seconded
Ginal Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen No
Tate Excused
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:44:28 PM   The committee adjourned.