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H_BUS_2016A 03/15/2016 01:34:06 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR

Date: 03/15/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:34 PM to 05:16 PM
Arndt
X
Garnett
X
Place: LSB A
Navarro
X
Nordberg
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Pabon
X
Representative Williams
Rosenthal
*
Roupe
X
This Report was prepared by
Sias
X
Luisa Altmann
Thurlow
X
Winter
X
Wist
X
Kraft-Tharp
X
Williams
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1290

HB16-1288

HB16-1001
Referred to Appropriations

Amended, Referred to Finance

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only



01:34 PM -- HB 16-1290



Representative Kraft-Tharp and Representative Esgar introduced House Bill 16-1290. The bill extends the Transitional Jobs Program (known as ReHire Colorado) administered by the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) through June 30, 2022, except that CDHS shall offer no new transitional jobs after December 31, 2021. The program is currently scheduled to repeal June 30, 2017, with no new transitional jobs offered after December 31, 2016.



Representative Kraft-Tharp and Representative Esgar responded to questions from the committee.



01:40 PM --
Andrea Sanchez, Belmont Senior Care, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Sanchez responded to questions from the committee.



01:43 PM --
Crystal Berhal, Catholic Charities, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Berhal responded to questions from the committee.



01:44 PM --
Tania Barham, University of Colorado, spoke about the bill and her role on the ReHire program evaluation team.



01:47 PM --
Patrick Turner, University of Colorado, spoke about the bill and his role on the ReHire program evaluation team.











01:48 PM



Ms. Barham and the bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



01:51 PM --
Izzy Abbass, United Veterans Committee, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Abbass responded to questions from the committee.



01:55 PM --
Rich Jones, Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Jones responded to questions from the committee.



02:01 PM --
Katie Griego, CDHS, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Griego responded to questions from the committee.



02:07 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.



02:09 PM



The committee took a brief recess.



02:15 PM



The committee reconvened.

BILL: HB16-1290
TIME: 02:15:09 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1290 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
No
Nordberg
No
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
No
Thurlow
No
Winter
Yes
Wist
No
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











02:16 PM -- HB 16-1288



Representative Kraft-Tharp and Representative Wist introduced House Bill 16-1288. The bill creates the Industry Infrastructure Grant Program within the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC).



The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



02:25 PM --
Erik Mitisek, Colorado Technology Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Mitisek responded to questions from the committee.



02:32 PM --
Noel Ginsburg, representing Intertech Plastics, BASIC, and Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (CAMA), testified in support of the bill. Mr. Ginsburg responded to questions from the committee.



02:44 PM --
Sam Gilchrist, Colorado AFL-CIO, testified in support of the bill.



02:47 PM --
Tim Heaton, CAMA, testified in support of the bill.



02:50 PM



The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

BILL: HB16-1288
TIME: 02:52:55 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Williams
VOTE
Arndt
Garnett
Navarro
Nordberg
Pabon
Rosenthal
Roupe
Sias
Thurlow
Winter
Wist
Kraft-Tharp
Williams
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



160315 AttachA.pdf160315 AttachA.pdf










BILL: HB16-1288
TIME: 02:54:33 PM
MOVED: Wist
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Williams
VOTE
Arndt
Garnett
Navarro
Nordberg
Pabon
Rosenthal
Roupe
Sias
Thurlow
Winter
Wist
Kraft-Tharp
Williams
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
160315 AttachB.pdf160315 AttachB.pdf















































BILL: HB16-1288
TIME: 02:59:33 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Adopt conceptual amendment to Amendment L.003 to remove "'Authorized nonprofit entity' does not include a c4 entity" from pages 10-11 of the bill. The motion failed on a vote of 6-7.
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
No
Navarro
No
Nordberg
No
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
No
Sias
No
Thurlow
No
Winter
Yes
Wist
No
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
YES: 6 NO: 7 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HB16-1288
TIME: 03:14:50 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Williams
VOTE
Arndt
Garnett
Navarro
Nordberg
Pabon
Rosenthal
Roupe
Sias
Thurlow
Winter
Wist
Kraft-Tharp
Williams
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



160315 AttachC.pdf160315 AttachC.pdf




BILL: HB16-1288
TIME: 03:15:13 PM
MOVED: Wist
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment D). The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Williams
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
No
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
No
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Yes
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



160315 AttachD.pdf160315 AttachD.pdf





03:28 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1288
TIME: 03:28:32 PM
MOVED: Wist
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1288, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Kraft-Tharp
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
No
Navarro
No
Nordberg
No
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
No
Thurlow
No
Winter
Yes
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:33 PM



The committee took a brief recess.



03:42 PM



The committee reconvened.



03:42 PM -- HB 16-1001



Representative Danielson and Representative Buckner introduced House Bill 16-1001. The bill requires the Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA) to develop and make available on its website a form that allows individual bidders to self-certify that:

  • the business does not pay any of its employees at wage rates less than the rates paid to other employees on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, or national origin for substantially equal work, except in certain circumstances such as to reflect seniority, merit, or production and quality goals;
  • employees of the business cannot be disciplined for sharing information regarding employee compensation with coworkers;
  • the business publishes the salary range for available positions;
  • the business does not restrict employees with stated criteria to certain job classifications and makes retention and promotion decisions without respect to these criteria;
  • wages and benefit disparities are corrected when identified; and
  • wages and benefits are periodically evaluated to ensure compliance with equal pay standards and laws, including how often such evaluation occurs.



Representative Danielson and Representative Buckner discussed amendment L.002 (Attachment E), which strikes everything below the enacting clause of the introduced bill.



160315 AttachE.pdf160315 AttachE.pdf



Representative Danielson and Representative Buckner responded to questions from the committee.



04:13 PM --
Jack Wylie, DPA, responded to questions from the committee.



04:15 PM



The bill sponsors and Mr. Wylie continued to respond to questions from the committee.



04:32 PM --
Michael Gifford, Associated General Contractors (AGC) Colorado, spoke about several changes he would like made to the bill.



04:36 PM --
Rebecca Meyers, Women's Foundation of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:38 PM --
Sarah Parady, Colorado Women's Bar Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Parady responded to questions from the committee.



04:47 PM --
Sue Brown, Women's Lobby of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Brown responded to questions from the committee.



04:52 PM



Ms. Brown and the bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



04:54 PM --
Rich Jones, Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Jones responded to questions from the committee.



05:06 PM



The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



05:07 PM --
Pat Teegarden, CDLE, responded to questions from the committee.



05:16 PM



The bill was laid over for action only at a later date.



05:16 PM



The committee adjourned.




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