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S_FIN_2020A 03/10/2020 02:02:18 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 03/10/2020
Attendance
Hansen X
Lundeen X
Tate *
Todd X
Woodward X
Lee X
Gonzales X
Time 02:02:18 PM to 04:01:38 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Gonzales
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Burger
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1217 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1024 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB20-170 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1049 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB20-070 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB20-1217 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:02:31 PM  
Senator Moreno introduced House Bill 20-1217. The bill repeals the regulation of marijuana financial services cooperatives in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2020.


02:05:04 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1217 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen No
Tate Excused
Todd Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1024 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:05:16 PM  
Senator Moreno introduced House Bill 20-1024. The bill modifies the Colorado Net Operating Loss Deduction allowing taxpayers to carry the deduction forward for 20 years, rather than for an unlimited number of years.


02:11:07 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1024 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen No
Tate Excused
Todd Yes
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-170 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:11:19 PM  
Senator Danielson introduced Senate Bill 20-170. The bill amends the Colorado Employment Security Act to eliminate the documentation requirement for workers separating from employment because of domestic violence, expand the definition of immediate family, and substitute severance allowance for remuneration.
02:14:42 PM  
Darin Mullen, Colorado Department of Labor,
testified in support of the bill and explained its provisions.
02:18:29 PM  
Jeff Fitzgerald, Colorado Department of Labor, testified in support of the bill and discussed the bill's fiscal impact.
02:20:30 PM  
Michael Crews, One Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:23:01 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.

02:47:43 PM  
Lydia Waligorski, Violence Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:57:10 PM  
Senator Danielson distributed amendment L.002 (Attachment A).


02:58:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Todd
Seconded
Hansen
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:58:28 PM  
Senator Danielson gave concluding remarks regarding the bill.


03:00:10 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-170, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen Excused
Tate No
Todd Yes
Woodward No
Lee Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1049 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:00:41 PM  
Senators Coram and Bridges introduced House Bill 20-1049. The bill reauthorizes the voluntary contribution designation benefitting the Habitat for Humanity of Colorado Fund for tax years 2020 through 2025. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
03:03:52 PM  
Karen Kallenberg, Habitat for Humanity of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:07:40 PM  
Kris Medina, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity, testified in support of the bill.
03:09:58 PM  
John Lovell, St. Vrain Habitat for Humanity, testified in support of the bill.


03:15:25 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1049 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen Yes
Tate Yes
Todd Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-070 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


03:16:48 PM  
Senators Coram and Lee introduced Senate Bill 20-070. The bill increases traffic fines for certain traffic infractions and offenses and modifies other traffic offenses. Senator Lee explained the amendments to the bill that were made in the Senate Transportation and Energy Committee. Senator Lee distributed amendment L.007 (Attachment B). Senator Coram discussed the bill's revised fiscal note.
03:22:26 PM  
Keith Caddy, Montrose County Commissioner, testified in support of the bill.
03:25:10 PM  
Lane Thomason, County of Montrose, testified in support of the bill.
03:28:09 PM  
Arnold Hanuman, Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in opposition to the bill as it was amended by the Senate Transportation and Energy Committee. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:37:32 PM  
Rebecca Wallace, American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, testified in a neutral capacity. She responded to questions from the committee. Senator Gonzales referenced a letter on the bill from the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (Attachment C).
03:53:58 PM  
Sophia San Miguel, representing herself, testified regarding the bill.


03:57:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hansen
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:57:09 PM  
Senators Coram and Lee gave concluding
remarks regarding the bill.  Members of the committee commented.


04:01:22 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-070, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen No
Tate Yes
Todd Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:01:38 PM   The committee adjourned.