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S_FIN_2020A 06/12/2020 12:45:19 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date 06/12/2020
Attendance
Hansen X
Lundeen *
Tate X
Winter X
Woodward X
Todd X
Gonzales X
Time 12:45:19 PM to 04:48:25 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Gonzales
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Burger
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1420 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1424 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HCR20-1001 Referred to Senate Appropriations

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

HCR20-1001 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:45:37 PM  
Senators Todd and Smallwood presented House
Concurrent Resolution 20-1001, which refers a measure to the voters to
alter certain restrictions related to bingo-raffle licenses for non-profit
organizations.
12:49:26 PM  
Corky Kyle, Colorado Charitable Bingo Association, testified in support of the resolution.
12:52:30 PM  
Janet Prescott, Rocky Mountain Splash,
testified in support of the resolution.  
Written
testimony submitted on the bill can be found in Attachment A
.


12:58:18 PM
Motion Refer HCR20-1001 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen Yes
Tate Yes
Winter No
Woodward Yes
Todd Yes
Gonzales No
YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1420 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

12:59:07 PM  
Senators Hansen and Moreno presented House
Bill 20-1420 which adjusts certain state tax expenditures in order to allocate
additional revenues to the State Education Fund.
01:06:44 PM  
Anneliese Steel, representing Colorado Concern, testified in opposition to the bill.
01:09:45 PM  

Dianna Orf, representing Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Orf and Ms. Steel responded to committee questions.

01:39:20 PM  
Penn Pfiffner, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
01:42:39 PM  
Jenifer Waller, representing Colorado Bankers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
01:51:27 PM  
Kelly Campbell, representing American Property Casualty Insurance Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
01:57:05 PM  
Patrick Boyle, Colorado Competitive Council,
testified in opposition to the bill.
01:59:01 PM  
Jason Hopfer, representing the Colorado
Association of Realtors, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:02:23 PM  
Stan Dempsey, president of Colorado Mining Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Daniel Furman, representing USAA, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Dempsey and Mr. Furman responded to questions from the committee.
02:30:28 PM  
Ryan Woods, representing the Colorado Chamber Tax Council, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:34:25 PM  
Lauren Furman, Colorado Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:42:15 PM  
Tony Gagliardi, National Federation of Independent Business, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:46:08 PM  
Jennifer Jones Paton, representing the Colorado Biosciences Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:52:01 PM  
Julie McKenna, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:57:43 PM  
Garin Vorthmann, Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:09:04 PM  
Keith Mancini, representing Empower Retirement , testified in opposition to the bill.
03:09:34 PM  
Kelly Sloan, Colorado Aviation Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:13:13 PM  
Mary Medley, Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:20:47 PM  
Seth Wiggins, Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:26:20 PM  
Carol Hedges, Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.
03:39:53 PM  
Amie Baca-Oehlert, representing Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:44:07 PM  
Josh Wasserman, Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.
04:14:20 PM  

Rhett Travis, Sheridan Education Association, testified in support of the bill.  Written testimony submitted on the bill can be found in Attachment B.  



04:20:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.041 (Attachment C).
Moved Hansen
Seconded
Hansen
Lundeen
Tate
Winter
Woodward
Todd
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:25:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.034 (Attachment D).
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Hansen No
Lundeen Yes
Tate Yes
Winter No
Woodward Yes
Todd No
Gonzales No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:28:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.064 (Attachment E).
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Hansen No
Lundeen Yes
Tate Yes
Winter No
Woodward Yes
Todd No
Gonzales No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
04:30:24 PM  
Senators Hansen and Moreno provided closing comments on the bill.


04:33:02 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1420, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Hansen
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen No
Tate No
Winter Yes
Woodward No
Todd Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1424 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:33:19 PM  
Senators Gonzales and Marble presented House Bill 20-1424, which defines social equity licensees, and modifies and expands the marijuana accelerator program to make it available for social equity licensees and retail marijuana stores.
04:40:51 PM  
Samantha Walsh, representing Black Brown
and Red Badge Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
04:40:57 PM  
Lakisha Benford, Color of Cannabis, testified
in support of the bill.
04:43:48 PM  
Senators Marble and Gonzales provided closing comments on the bill.


04:45:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1424 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen No
Tate Excused
Winter Yes
Woodward No
Todd Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HCR20-1001 - Referred to Senate Appropriations




04:47:24 PM
Motion Reconsider HCR20-1001.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen Yes
Tate Excused
Winter Yes
Woodward Yes
Todd Yes
Gonzales Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:47:55 PM
Motion Refer HCR20-1001 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen Yes
Tate Excused
Winter No
Woodward Yes
Todd Yes
Gonzales No
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:48:25 PM   The committee adjourned.