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H_BUS_2019A 04/17/2019 02:12:14 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date 04/17/2019
Attendance
Arndt X
Bird *
Buck X
Duran X
McKean X
Saine X
Snyder X
Sullivan X
Williams D. E
Coleman X
Kraft-Tharp X
Time 02:12:14 PM to 05:31:43 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Kraft-Tharp
This Report was prepared by Luisa Altmann
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1293 Postponed Indefinitely
SB19-155 Amended, referred to House Finance
HB19-1321 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-145 Referred to House Finance
HB19-1306 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-085 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB19-1293 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:13:13 PM  

Representative Buentello introduced House Bill 19-1293. The bill creates the Government Youth Apprenticeship Stipend Program in the Colorado Workforce Development Council.  Representative Buentello asked that the bill be postponed indefinitely.



02:14:59 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1293 indefinitely.
Moved Coleman
Seconded Buck
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Buck Yes
Duran Yes
McKean Yes
Saine Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Williams D. Excused
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-155 - Amended, referred to House Finance


02:15:22 PM  

Representative Kraft-Tharp and Representative Snyder introduced Senate Bill 19-155. The bill continues the Accountancy Board and the regulation of accountants in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which is scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2019.  The bill sponsors provided a copy of amendment L.003 (Attachment A).

02:16:29 PM  

Mary Medley, Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Medley responded to questions from the committee.

02:18:40 PM  

Representative Kraft-Tharp explained amendment L.003.



02:19:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Snyder
Seconded Bird
Arndt
Bird
Buck
Duran
McKean
Saine
Snyder
Sullivan
Williams D. Excused
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:19:20 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.



02:20:28 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-155, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Snyder
Seconded Bird
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Buck Yes
Duran Yes
McKean Yes
Saine Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Williams D. Excused
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1321 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:20:45 PM  

Representative Coleman introduced House Bill 19-1321. The bill allows an owner of a rental vehicle to verify a renter's driver license through an electronic device.  Representative Coleman provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B). Representative Coleman responded to questions from the committee.

02:22:48 PM  
Jim East, Hertz, testified in support of the bill. Mr. East responded to questions from the committee.
02:27:16 PM  

Representative Coleman made closing remarks on the bill.



02:28:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1321 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Coleman
Seconded Duran
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Buck Yes
Duran Yes
McKean Yes
Saine Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Williams D. Excused
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-145 - Referred to House Finance


02:28:19 PM  

Representative Valdez introduced Senate Bill 19-145. The bill continues the regulation of dialysis care in the Department of Public Health and Environment, which is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2019.

02:29:43 PM  
Deborah Hayes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:33:55 PM  
Chris Schwab, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Schwab provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C). Mr. Schwab responded to questions from the committee.
02:40:28 PM  
Ellen Graham, Department of Regulatory Agencies, responded to questions from the committee.
02:42:51 PM  

Representative Valdez made closing remarks on the bill.



02:44:17 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-145 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Coleman
Seconded McKean
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Buck Yes
Duran Yes
McKean Yes
Saine Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Williams D. Excused
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1306 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:44:28 PM  

Representative Galindo and Representative Esgar introduced House Bill 19-1306. The bill requires call center businesses to notify the Office of Economic Development and International Trade of plans to terminate or relocate jobs.  The bill sponsors provided amendment L.002 to the committee (Attachment D). The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

02:56:43 PM  
Jen Waller, Colorado Bankers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:58:38 PM  

Sandra Murray, Communication Workers of America, testified in support of the bill.

03:03:06 PM  

Christopher Alvarado, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:05:57 PM  
Dustin Sullivan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:08:48 PM  

Lucretia Robinson, Local 1776, testified in support of the bill.



03:11:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Coleman
Seconded Snyder
Arndt
Bird
Buck
Duran
McKean
Saine
Snyder
Sullivan
Williams D. Excused
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:11:19 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.



03:14:21 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1306, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Coleman
Seconded Duran
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Buck No
Duran Yes
McKean No
Saine No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Williams D. Excused
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-085 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

03:14:33 PM  

Representative Buckner and Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez introduced Senate Bill 19-085. The bill modifies existing sex-based wage discrimination law and creates new provisions regarding transparency in wages and promotions.  The sponsors provided two handouts to the committee (Attachments E and F).

03:25:30 PM  
Charlotte Sweeney, Colorado Women's Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:29:45 PM  

Louise Myrland, Women's Foundation of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:33:34 PM  

Laura Hazen, Colorado Women's Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:35:21 PM  
Ms. Sweeney responded to questions from the committee.
03:41:55 PM  

Professor K.K. DuVivier, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:45:40 PM  
Ashley Panelli, 9to5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:48:54 PM  
Wendy Rockwell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:52:18 PM  

Professor DuVivier responded to questions from the committee.

03:57:05 PM  
Mari Newman, LGBT Bar Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:01:16 PM  
Patricia Jarzobski, Colorado Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:03:10 PM  
Melina Bixler, Girls Inc. of Metro Denver, testified in support of the bill.
04:06:29 PM  

Carla Gonzales Garcia, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in support of the bill.

04:09:23 PM  
Karen Hester, Center for Legal Inclusiveness, testified in support of the bill.
04:13:26 PM  

Debra Brown, Good Business Colorado, read testimony in support of the bill.

04:16:23 PM  
Amy Ross, Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:20:05 PM  
Iman Jodeh, Interfaith Alliance of Colorado and the Women's Lobby of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:23:37 PM  
Ms. Brown responded to questions from the committee.
04:26:53 PM  
Lydia Waligorski, Violence Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:29:17 PM  

Patrick Teegarden, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, responded to questions from the committee.

04:31:10 PM  
Tony Gagliardi, National Federation of Independent Business, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:33:51 PM  
Jen Waller, Colorado Bankers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:35:21 PM  
Dorothy Jones, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill unless amended.
04:38:25 PM  
Mr. Gagliardi responded to questions from the committee.
04:43:14 PM  

Meredith McDonald, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association (CDLA), expressed concerns with the bill as currently drafted.

04:47:52 PM  
Dan Combs, CDLA, expressed concerns with the bill as currently drafted.
04:51:01 PM  
Joan Green Turner, Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:53:34 PM  
Ms. McDonald and Mr. Combs responded to questions from the committee.
05:07:39 PM  

Sarah Parody, Colorado Women's Bar Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Parody provided two handouts to the committee (Attachments G and H). Ms. Parody responded to questions from the committee.

05:16:16 PM  

The bill sponsors discussed amendment L.040 (Attachment I).



05:18:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.040
Moved Coleman
Seconded Snyder
Arndt
Bird
Buck
Duran
McKean
Saine
Snyder
Sullivan
Williams D. Excused
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:18:38 PM  

The bill sponsors discussed amendment L.041 (Attachment J).



05:19:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.041
Moved Coleman
Seconded Sullivan
Arndt
Bird
Buck
Duran
McKean
Saine
Snyder
Sullivan
Williams D. Excused
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:19:30 PM  

The bill sponsors discussed amendment L.044 (Attachment K).



05:21:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.044
Moved Coleman
Seconded Duran
Arndt
Bird
Buck
Duran
McKean
Saine
Snyder
Sullivan
Williams D. Excused
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:21:21 PM  

Representative Bird discussed amendment L.047 (Attachment L).



05:22:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.047
Moved Bird
Seconded Coleman
Arndt
Bird
Buck
Duran
McKean
Saine
Snyder
Sullivan
Williams D. Excused
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:22:59 PM  

The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.



05:31:23 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-085, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coleman
Seconded Arndt
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Buck No
Duran Yes
McKean No
Saine No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Williams D. Excused
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:31:43 PM   The committee adjourned.