BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1148
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
|Moved amendment L.001 (Attachment F). The motion
Moved to refer Senate Bill 09-1148, as amended, to
|Pass Without Objection
04:55 PM -- House Bill 09-1148
Representative Schafer, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 09-1148, concerning the authority of the Department of Revenue (DOR) to provide information about severance tax taxpayers to the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). Representative Schafer explained that the bill would simply codify current practice used by DOLA in the development of its employee residence reports.
Bruce Eisenhauer, Deputy Director, Department of Local Affairs, explained that House Bill 09-1148 was a clean up bill to restore a clause that was deleted by House Bill 08-1083. House Bill 08-1083 modified the employee residence reporting process used to calculate the direct distribution of severance tax revenue to local governments. Mr. Eisenhauer discussed employee residence reports and the need for the accurate reporting by the oil and natural gas industry and between the departments. He responded to questions regarding the annual residence reports and the process for the industry to report to the departments. He also talked about the history of this report and the Energy Impact Assistance Advisory Committee within DOLA, which approves grant dollars to local governments for impacts connected to energy and mineral extraction.
Stan Dempsey, President, Colorado Petroleum Association, testified in support of the bill and discussed the importance of the employee residence reporting process by the departments to calculate the amount of severance tax revenue allocated to local governments. He explained that the association initially opposed the bill because it was too broad. Mr. Dempsey explained that the association was in support of the bill if a prepared amendment was adopted.
Representative Schafer explained prepared amendment L.001 (Attachment F) to the committee members.
| 05:10:03 PM
|Moved to refer Senate Bill 09-1148, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a 11-0 vote.
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
The committee adjourned.