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S_FIN_2019A 04/26/2019 07:59:39 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 04/26/2019
Attendance
Gonzales X
Lundeen *
Tate X
Todd *
Woodward X
Lee *
Court X
Time 07:59:39 PM to 11:32:18 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Court
This Report was prepared by Matt Bishop
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1300 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1309 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1045 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB19-260 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB19-1327 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1319 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB19-1264 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1223 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1302 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1245 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1263 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

HB19-1300 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


07:59:47 PM  

Senator Pettersen, bill sponsor, introduced House Bill 19-1300.  The bill raises the fee for performing a certified vehicle identification number inspection.

08:00:38 PM  

Jerry Cole, Colorado Auto Theft Investigators, testified in support of the bill.

08:01:32 PM  

Bob Brink, Colorado Auto Theft Investigators, testified in support of the bill.



08:03:23 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1300 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen Excused
Tate Yes
Todd Yes
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1309 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


08:03:46 PM  

Senator Fenberg and Senator Lee, bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 19-1309.  The bill creates regulations regarding mobile home parks.

08:15:13 PM  

Tawny Payton, Rocky Mountain Home Association, testified against the bill.

08:18:05 PM  

Patti Golden, representing herself, testified against the bill.

08:19:47 PM  

Christian Hendrickson, Rocky Mountain Home Association, testified against the bill.

08:21:53 PM  

Debbie Wilson, representing herself, testified against the bill.

08:24:20 PM  

Wadioni Rainwater, Sun Communities, testified against the bill.

08:26:33 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

08:29:54 PM  

Jack Regenbogen, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.

08:32:52 PM  

Billy Jarrett, Colorado Mobile Home Resident Alliance, testified in support of the bill.

08:35:03 PM  

Janice Hannon, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

08:37:20 PM  

Mo Miskell, Department of Local Affairs, testified in support of the bill.

08:38:29 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the witnesses.

08:44:38 PM  

Summer Laws, Boulder County Commissioners' Office, testified in support of the bill.

08:46:50 PM  

Meghan Dollar, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.

08:47:56 PM  

Cheryl Whisenhunt, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

08:50:24 PM  

Tony Lombard, representing Colorado Counties, Inc. testified in support of the bill.

08:51:35 PM  

Dorie Glover, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

08:55:09 PM  

Karla Ottero, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

08:57:56 PM  

Daniel Ress, representing the University of Colorado Law School Clinic, testified in support of the bill.

08:59:43 PM  

Renee Hummel, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

09:02:07 PM  

Cesiah Guadarruma, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Guadaruma distributed a packet of information about the bill (Attachment A).

09:05:02 PM  

Ms. Hummel responded to questions from the committee.

09:06:58 PM  

The bill sponsors and members of the committee made closing remarks on the bill.



09:10:20 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1309 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen No
Tate Yes
Todd Yes
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1045 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


09:10:42 PM  

Senator Ginal, bill sponsor, introduced House Bill 19-1045.  The bill funds a pilot program within the Office of Public Guardianship.

09:14:16 PM  

Ruth Aponte, Office of Public Guardianship, testified in support of the bill.

09:16:27 PM  

Hugh Wilson, Judicial Department, responded to questions from the committee.

09:19:13 PM  

Senator Ginal made closing comments on the bill.



09:19:51 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1045 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen No
Tate Excused
Todd Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-260 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


09:20:11 PM  

Senators Zenzinger and Cooke, bill sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 19-260.  The bill authorizes the board of a fire and police pension association that is eligible for the social security supplemental plan to alternatively participate in one or more of the defined benefit plans administered by the association.

09:21:42 PM  

Kevin Lindahl, Fire and Police Pension Association, testified in support of the bill.



09:23:35 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-260 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
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



HB19-1327 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


09:23:59 PM  

Senator Cooke, bill sponsor, introduced House Bill 19-1327.  The bill authorizes and taxes sports betting.  Senator Cooke distributed a handout (Attachment B).

09:27:33 PM  

Stan Dodge, Draft Kings and Fan Duel, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Dodge responded to questions from the committee.  Senator Cooke also responded.

09:38:07 PM  

Marquest Meeks, Major League Baseball, testified against the bill.

09:41:24 PM  

Jeff Patch, Off Track Betting Colorado, testified against the bill.

09:44:01 PM  

Dan Kelliher, representing himself, testified against the bill.

09:46:34 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

09:50:40 PM  

Scott Martinez, representing Ray Perry and Brett Perry, gave neutral testimony on the bill.  Mr. Martinez responded to questions from the committee.  Committee discussion ensued.

09:59:06 PM  

Duane Gall, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee.

10:04:04 PM  

Brian Jackson, Environmental Defense Fund, testified in support of the bill.

10:06:01 PM  

Dianna Orf, Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.

10:07:54 PM  

Meghan Dollar, Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.

10:09:35 PM  

David Farahi, Colorado Gaming Association, testified in support of the bill.

10:11:54 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

10:14:03 PM  

Committee members made closing comments on the bill.



10:15:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1327 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



HB19-1319 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


10:17:14 PM  

Senators Hisey and Winter, bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 19-1319.  The bill creates incentives for developing affordable housing.

10:19:54 PM  

Gini Pingenot, Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support of the bill.



10:21:44 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1319 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen Excused
Tate Excused
Todd Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1264 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


10:22:07 PM  

Senator Winter, bill sponsor, introduced House Bill 19-1264.  The bill modifies the tax credit program for conservation easements.

10:25:06 PM  

Benjamin Water, Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts, testified in support of the bill.

10:27:01 PM  

Erik Glenn, Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts and Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust, testified in support of the bill.

10:29:09 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.  Senator Winter also commented.

10:30:55 PM  

Senator Winter distributed and described amendment L.017 (Attachment C).



10:31:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.017 (Attachment C)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen Excused
Tate Excused
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:32:23 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1264, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen No
Tate Excused
Todd Yes
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1223 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


10:32:31 PM  

Senator Winter, bill sponsor, introduced House Bill 19-1223.  The bill creates a program to help persons with disabilities participating in the state aid to the needy disabled program navigate the application process for federal disability benefits.

10:33:29 PM  

Allison Neswood, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.

10:36:11 PM  

Theresa Schiavone, National Alliance on Mental Illness, testified in support of the bill.

10:38:27 PM  

Gini Pingenot, Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support of the bill.



10:41:24 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1223 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen No
Tate Excused
Todd Yes
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1302 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


10:41:34 PM  

Senator Winter, bill sponsor, introduced House Bill 19-1302.  The bill creates a license plate for cancer treatment.

10:42:28 PM  

Heidi Morgan, Susan G. Komen Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

10:44:08 PM  

David DeNovelis, Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill.



10:45:56 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1302 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
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



HB19-1245 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

10:46:21 PM  

Senators Foote and Gonzales, bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 19-1245.  The bill modifies the sales tax vendor fee and increases funding for affordable housing.  The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

10:53:08 PM  

Chris Howes, Colorado Retail Council, testified against the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment D).  Mr. Howes responded to questions from the committee.

10:59:23 PM  

Grier Bailey, Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association and Convenience Store Association, testified against the bill.  Mr. Bailey responded to questions from the committee.  Mr. Howes also responded.

11:05:49 PM  

Joan Green Turner, Habitat for Humanity of Colorado, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment E).

11:08:09 PM  

Ruth Aponte, Counties and Commissioners Acting Together, testified in support of the bill.

11:09:14 PM  

Cathy Adlerman, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified in support of the bill.

11:10:01 PM  

Elena Wilken, Housing Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

11:11:05 PM  

Alison George, Department of Local Affairs, testified in support of the bill.

11:12:02 PM  

Aaron Mirapol, Urban Land Conservancy, testified in support of the bill and distributed three handouts (Attachments F, G, and H).

11:14:08 PM  

Evelyn Marchese, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.

11:17:13 PM  

The bill sponsors distributed amendments L.014 and L.015 (Attachments I and J).



11:18:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment I)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate Excused
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:19:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.015 (Attachment J)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate Excused
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:19:45 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing comments on the bill.  Committee members also commented.



11:27:36 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1245, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen No
Tate Excused
Todd Yes
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1263 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


11:27:49 PM  

Senator Lee, bill sponsor, introduced House Bill 19-1263.  The bill reduces offense levels for controlled substance possession.  Senator Lee distributed amendment L.018 (Attachment K).

11:30:30 PM  

Senator Lee described the amendment.



11:31:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.018 (Attachment K)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate Excused
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:32:09 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1263, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen No
Tate Excused
Todd Yes
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:32:18 PM   The committee adjourned.