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H_BUS_2017A 04/13/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR

Date: 04/13/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 02:04 PM to 06:11 PM
Arndt
*
Coleman
X
Place: LSB A
Garnett
*
Gray
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Navarro
X
Representative Kraft-Tharp
Nordberg
*
Rosenthal
X
This Report was prepared by
Sias
X
Luisa Altmann
Thurlow
X
Van Winkle
X
Williams D.
X
Winter
*
Kraft-Tharp
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-247

HB17-1300

HB17-1290
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





02:05 PM -- SB 17-247



Representative Pabon introduced Senate Bill 17-247. The reengrossed bill waives the continuing education requirement upon first license renewal or reinstatement for electricians who successfully completed a licensing examination in connection with his or her initial licensure.



Representative Pabon provided three handouts to the committee (Attachments A, B, and C).



170413 AttachA.pdf170413 AttachA.pdf170413 AttachB.pdf170413 AttachB.pdf170413 AttachC.pdf170413 AttachC.pdf



Representative Pabon responded to questions from the committee.



02:12 PM --
Phil Hayes, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, testified in support of the bill.



02:15 PM --
Russ Weber, SafeBuilt, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:18 PM --
Matt Royer, SafeBuilt, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Royer responded to questions from the committee.







02:24 PM --
Marilyn Stansbury, Independent Electric Contractors Rocky Mountain, testified in support of the bill.



02:28 PM --
Stephen Gregory, representing himself, spoke about the bill.



02:35 PM --
Ralph Lufen, Rocky Mountain Chapter of National Electrical Contractors Association, testified in support of the bill.



02:38 PM --
Eric Bergman, Colorado Counties, Inc., testified on the bill from the neutral position. Mr. Bergman responded to questions from the committee.

BILL: SB17-247
TIME: 02:40:56 PM
MOVED: Nordberg
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D). The motion failed on a vote of 5-8.
SECONDED: Williams D.
VOTE
Arndt
No
Coleman
No
Garnett
No
Gray
No
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Rosenthal
No
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
No
Williams D.
Yes
Winter
No
Kraft-Tharp
No
YES: 5 NO: 8 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL

170413 AttachD.pdf170413 AttachD.pdf







02:48 PM



Representative Pabon made closing remarks.

BILL: SB17-247
TIME: 02:48:53 PM
MOVED: Gray
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-247 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-3.
SECONDED: Van Winkle
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Coleman
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Gray
Yes
Navarro
No
Nordberg
No
Rosenthal
Yes
Sias
No
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Williams D.
Yes
Winter
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:50 PM -- HB 17-1300



Representative Benevidez introduced House Bill 17-1300. The bill requires contractors employed on public projects expected to cost more than $500,000, and not funded with federal dollars, to use apprentices enrolled in a registered apprenticeship program for at least 25 percent of the project workforce in apprenticeable occupations. A bid or proposal for such a project may only be considered if it indicates that at least 25 percent of the workforce in apprenticeable occupations will be hired to work on the project. The bill requires a contractor to submit an affidavit upon completion of a project stating that the apprenticeship requirements have been met.



Representative Benevidez responded to questions from the committee.



03:13 PM --
Gerald Arnold, Pipefitters Local 208, testified in support of the bill.



03:16 PM --
Krystal Awang, Pipefitters Local 208, testified in support of the bill.



03:18 PM --
James Flohr, Pipefitters Local 208, testified in support of the bill.



03:19 PM



Mr. Arnold responded to questions from the committee.













03:22 PM --
Ross Van Voast, Pipefitters Local 208, testified in support of the bill.



03:24 PM --
Michael Christmas, Pipefitters Local 208, testified in support of the bill.



03:25 PM --
Robert Yean, Pipefitters Local 208, testified in support of the bill.



03:27 PM



Mr. Christmas, Mr. Yean, and Mr. Van Voast responded to questions from the committee.



03:31 PM --
Adam Fiedler, Local 9 Sheetmetal Workers, testified in support of the bill.



03:34 PM --
Monique Cisneros, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 68, testified in support of the bill.



03:37 PM --
Cara Frazier, IBEW Local 68, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Frazier responded to questions from the committee.



03:40 PM --
Patrick Alley, Denver Joint Electrical Apprenticeship Training Committee, testified in support of the bill.



03:41 PM --
Michael Gifford, Associated General Contractors of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.







03:45 PM



Representative Benevidez discussed potential future amendments and made closing remarks.

BILL: HB17-1300
TIME: 03:47:36 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1300 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Coleman
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Gray
Yes
Navarro
No
Nordberg
No
Rosenthal
Yes
Sias
No
Thurlow
No
Van Winkle
No
Williams D.
No
Winter
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:48 PM



The committee took a brief recess.



03:50 PM



The committee reconvened.



03:50 -- HB 17-1290



Representative Pettersen and Representative Buckner introduced House Bill 17-1290. The bill creates the Colorado Secure Savings Plan for private sector employees to be administered by the newly created statutory public entity, the Colorado Secure Savings Board.



The bill sponsors provided amendment L.001 (Attachment E) and several handouts (Attachments F - K).



170413 AttachF.pdf170413 AttachF.pdf170413 AttachG.pdf170413 AttachG.pdf170413 AttachH.pdf170413 AttachH.pdf170413 AttachI.pdf170413 AttachI.pdf170413 AttachJ.pdf170413 AttachJ.pdf170413 AttachK.pdf170413 AttachK.pdf







The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



04:10 PM



The bill sponsors continued to respond to questions from the committee.



04:30 PM



The bill sponsors continued to respond to questions from the committee.



04:43 PM --
Rich Jones, Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment L). Mr. Jones responded to questions from the committee.



170413 AttachL.pdf170413 AttachL.pdf



04:56 PM --
Chad Vorthmann, Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:00 PM --
Jim Hall, American Council of Life Insurers, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:02 PM --
Carolyn Paul, ANB Bank, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:04 PM --
Jenifer Waller, Colorado Bankers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:07 PM



Ms. Waller, Mr. Hall, and Ms. Paul responded to questions from the committee.



05:16 PM --
Travis Barry, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Competitive Council (C3), testified in opposition to the bill.



05:18 PM --
Tony Gagliardi, National Federation of Independent Business, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:21 PM --
Phil Steckley, AARP, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Steckley provided two handouts to the committee (Attachments M and N). Mr. Steckley responded to questions from the bill sponsors.



170413 AttachM.pdf170413 AttachM.pdf170413 AttachN.pdf170413 AttachN.pdf



05:28 PM --
Judy Amabile, Product Architects, testified in support of the bill.



05:31 PM --
Robb Green, NAACP Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



05:33 PM --
Debra Brown, Mobilize Us, testified in support of the bill.













05:35 PM



Ms. Amabile and Mr. Green responded to questions from the committee.



05:39 PM --
Tim Gaudette, Small Business Majority, testified in support of the bill.



05:42 PM --
Blake Manion, Soul Salve, testified in support of the bill.



05:44 PM --
Everett Schneider, Bedrock Landscaping Materials, testified in support of the bill.



05:47 PM --
Christina Postolowski, Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.



05:50 PM --
Representative Jim Riesberg, Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging, testified in support of the bill.



05:52 PM --
Kris Grant, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Grant provided a handout to the committee (Attachment O).



170413 AttachO.pdf170413 AttachO.pdf



05:54 PM --
Demetrius Johnson, DSquared Financial Strategies, testified in support of the bill.



05:56 PM --
Kim Koy, Mountain States Employers Council, spoke about the bill.



05:58 PM --
Sam Gilchrist, Colorado AFL-CIO, testified in support of the bill.



06:01 PM --
Kevin Ross, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, testified in opposition to the bill.



06:02 PM --
Scott Wasserman, Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.





06:05 PM



The bill sponsors discussed amendment L.001.

BILL: HB17-1290
TIME: 06:06:02 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Gray
VOTE
Arndt
Coleman
Garnett
Gray
Navarro
Nordberg
Rosenthal
Sias
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Winter
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection







06:06 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks.

BILL: HB17-1290
TIME: 06:09:34 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1290, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Gray
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Coleman
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Gray
Yes
Navarro
No
Nordberg
No
Rosenthal
Yes
Sias
No
Thurlow
No
Van Winkle
No
Williams D.
No
Winter
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



06:11 PM



The committee adjourned.




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