BILL SUMMARY for HCR09-1003
SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
|Adopt Amendment L.005 (Attachment B). The motion
Refer House Concurrent Resolution 09-1003, as amen
|Pass Without Objection
11:51 AM -- House Concurrent Resolution 09-1003
Senator King, prime sponsor, presented House Concurrent Resolution 09-1003. The concurrent resolution gives the General Assembly the power to designate the licensing and enforcement authority for games of chance such as bingo and raffles. Licensing and enforcement of games of chance will be located within the Department of Revenue unless otherwise determined by the General Assembly. Under current law, the Colorado Constitution specifically gives the power to the Department of State.
Senator King explained that the bill requires a two-thirds vote in both the House and Senate and provided background information about the bill. Senator King responded to questions from the committee about why the change is being proposed.
The follow persons testified:
11:57 AM -- Mr. Corky Kyle, representing the Colorado Charitable Bingo Association (CCBA), testified in support of the bill. He explained that Colorado is the only state in the country in which the Secretary of State regulates this type of gaming. He added that typically agencies pertaining to gaming or revenue have this responsibility.
Senator King distributed a copy of Amendment L.005 (Attachment B).
11:59 AM -- Mr. Mark Couch, representing the Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR), testified. He discussed a document in which DOR stated its support for moving gaming enforcement to its agency late last year. He responded to questions from the committee.
Senator Sandoval closed public testimony.
| 12:02:31 PM
|Refer House Concurrent Resolution 09-1003, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed 7-0.
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS