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h_bus_2016a_2016-03-24t13:43:47z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/24/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1048



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001, as amended. The motion pass

Adopt amendment L.002, which amends L.001. The mot

Adopt amendment L.003, which amends L.001. The mot

Refer House Bill 16-1048, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:44 PM -- HB 16-1048



Representative Primavera introduced House Bill 16-1048. The bill as introduced, recommended by the Interim Committee to Study Vocational Rehabilitative Services for the Blind, removes the exemption for property owned, leased or occupied by higher education institutions or the state fair authority for priority to persons who are blind and licensed vendors to operate vending facilities through the Business Enterprise Program (BEP). The bill also expands the scope of the program so that persons who are blind may also operate businesses other than vending facilities on state property. Lastly, the bill also makes conforming amendments to comply with federal law.



Representative Primavera provided the committee with copies of a Legislative Council Staff memo (Attachment A), amendment L.001 (Attachment B), amendment L.002 (Attachment C), and amendment L.003 (Attachment D).



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Representative Primavera responded to questions from the committee.



01:53 PM --
Scott LaBarre, National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. LaBarre responded to questions from the committee.



02:03 PM --
Dan Whalen, Colorado Business Enterprise Program, testified in support of the bill.



02:05 PM --
Gary Nelson, representing himself, spoke about his experience as an operator in the Business Enterprise Program and testified in support of the bill.



02:08 PM --
Dan Burke, National Federation of the Blind of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Burke responded to questions from the committee.



02:12 PM --
Rich Schweigert, Colorado State University, responded to questions from the committee.



02:15 PM --
Pat Teegarden, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, responded to questions from the committee.


BILL: HB16-1048
TIME: 02:16:20 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001, as amended. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
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






BILL: HB16-1048
TIME: 02:16:32 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002, which amends L.001. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Winter
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






BILL: HB16-1048
TIME: 02:18:09 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003, which amends L.001. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
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









02:19 PM



Representative Primavera made closing remarks on the bill.


BILL: HB16-1048
TIME: 02:22:26 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1048, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Williams
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Yes
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












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