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h_bus_2017a_2017-04-13t14:04:53z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/13/2017

Location: LSB A

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1300



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1300 to the Committee of the W 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














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