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S_FIN_2020A 06/08/2020 08:05:57 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 06/08/2020
Attendance
Hansen X
Lundeen X
Rodriguez X
Tate *
Woodward *
Todd X
Gonzales X
Time 08:05:57 PM to 10:31:17 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Gonzales
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Burger
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-216 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1207 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1285 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1119 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1184 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1376 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1002 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1293 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1143 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1211 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1219 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1218 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1265 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

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

SB20-216 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

08:06:08 PM  
Senator Rodriguez presented Senate Bill
20-216.  Under the bill, essential workers who work outside of the
home and contract COVID-19 are presumed to have contracted the disease
through the course of employment, and contraction of COVID-19 will be considered
a compensable accident, injury, or occupational disease for purposes of
the Workers Compensation Act of Colorado.
08:11:59 PM  
Doug Kotarek, representing Colorado Self Insurers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:15:20 PM  
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill.
08:17:39 PM  
Loren Furman, representing Colorado Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:21:53 PM  
Travis Barry, Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:31:29 PM  
Jason Hopfer, representing Pinnacol Assurance, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:39:07 PM  
Mr. Kotarek returned to the table to respond to committee questions.
08:40:44 PM  
Leendert (Leon) de Blaeij, representing International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 111, testified in support of the bill.
08:44:43 PM  

Mack Babcock, representing Workers' Compensation Education Association (WCEA), testified in support of the bill.

09:00:21 PM  
Mark Elliott, representing the WCEA, testified in support of the bill.
09:11:33 PM  
Mr. Babcock returned to the table to respond
to committee questions.  
Written testimony submitted
on the bill can be found in Attachment A.  


09:19:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Hansen
Lundeen
Rodriguez
Tate
Woodward
Todd
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:19:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment C).
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Hansen
Lundeen
Rodriguez
Tate
Woodward
Todd
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:20:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment D).
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Hansen
Lundeen
Rodriguez
Tate
Woodward
Todd
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:26:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment E).
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Hansen
Lundeen
Rodriguez
Tate
Woodward
Todd
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn


09:29:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment F).
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Hansen
Lundeen
Rodriguez
Tate
Woodward
Todd
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
09:29:56 PM  
Senator Rodriguez provided closing comments about the bill.


09:42:43 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-216, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen No
Rodriguez Yes
Tate No
Woodward No
Todd Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1207 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


09:43:22 PM  

Senators Foote and Cooke presented House Bill 20-1207, which continues the regulation of private investigators in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2020.  Written testimony on the bill can be found in Attachment G.

09:46:42 PM  

Robert Orozco, representing Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado  (PPIAC), testified in support of the bill.

09:49:35 PM  
Tan Smyth, representing PPIAC, testified in support of the bill.


09:57:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1207 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Tate Yes
Woodward Yes
Todd Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1285 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


09:59:22 PM  

Senator Foote presented House Bill 20-1285, which continues the Motorcycle Operator Safety Training Program in the Department of Public Safety, which is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2020.  Written testimony on the bill can be found in Attachment H.



10:00:48 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1285 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Tate Yes
Woodward No
Todd Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1119 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


10:01:39 PM  
Senator Hisey presented House Bill 20-1119,
which addresses the authority of the state government to regulate perfluoroalkyl
and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).


10:04:17 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1119 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Tate Yes
Woodward Yes
Todd Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1184 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


10:04:43 PM  

Senators Hisey and Donovan presented House Bill 20-1184, which continues the Commissioner of Agriculture's regulation of the Colorado Seed Act, which is scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2020.  Written testimony on the bill can be found in Attachment I.



10:06:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1184 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Tate Excused
Woodward Yes
Todd Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1376 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


10:06:58 PM  
Senators Zenzinger and Rankin
presented House Bill 20-1376, which modifies certain transportation funding
mechanisms.


10:16:52 PM
Motion This is a conceptual amendment to strip off the House amendment regarding the referred ballot measure.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Hansen No
Lundeen Yes
Rodriguez No
Tate Yes
Woodward Yes
Todd No
Gonzales No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


10:17:27 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1376 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen No
Rodriguez Yes
Tate No
Woodward No
Todd Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1002 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


10:18:01 PM  

Senators Zenzinger and Story presented House Bill 20-1002, which requires that the Department of Higher Education (DHE) create, adopt, and implement a plan to award postsecondary academic credit for work-related experience, and a statewide system for the guaranteed transfer of that credit between institutions of higher education.



10:20:56 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1002 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Tate Yes
Woodward Yes
Todd Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1293 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


10:21:38 PM  

Senator Coram presented House Bill 20-1293, which makes several changes to current the local emergency telephone charge and the prepaid wireless 911 charge, and creates a new 911 surcharge.  Written testimony can be found in Attachment J.



10:22:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1293 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Tate Yes
Woodward No
Todd Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1143 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


10:23:00 PM  

Senator Winter presented House Bill 20-1143, which increases the maximum per day civil fine for air and water quality violations, and increases criminal penalties for the pollution of state waters.  Written testimony can be found in Attachment K.



10:24:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1143 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen No
Rodriguez Yes
Tate No
Woodward No
Todd Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1211 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


10:24:27 PM  

Senator Rodriguez presented House Bill 20-1211, which  continues the licensing of egg dealers in the Department of Agriculture, which is scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2020.  Written testimony can be found in Attachment L.



10:25:50 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1211 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Tate Yes
Woodward Yes
Todd Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1219 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


10:26:55 PM  
The committee considered House Bill 20-1219.
HB 20-1219 continues the regulation of
audiologists by the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which is scheduled
to repeal on September 1, 2020.  


10:26:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1219 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Tate Yes
Woodward Yes
Todd Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1218 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


10:26:58 PM  
The committee considered House BIll 20-1218.
 
HB 20-1218 continues the regulation
of hearing aid providers by the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which
is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2020.  Written testimony on
the bill can be found in Attachment M.  


10:27:47 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1218 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Tate Yes
Woodward Yes
Todd Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1265 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:27:59 PM  

Senator Gonzales presented House Bill 20-1265, which establishes the duties of certain stationary sources in the event of an incident where the emission of an air pollutant in excess of an allowable rate or quantity occurs.   Written testimony on the bill can be found in Attachment N.



10:31:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1265 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen No
Rodriguez Yes
Tate Yes
Woodward No
Todd Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


10:31:17 PM   The committee adjourned.