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H_BUS_2020A 02/05/2020 01:31:12 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date 02/05/2020
Attendance
Arndt E
Bird *
Duran X
McKean X
Sandridge X
Snyder X
Sullivan X
Van Winkle *
Williams D. X
Coleman X
Kraft-Tharp X
Time 01:31:12 PM to 03:05:13 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Kraft-Tharp
This Report was prepared by Luisa Altmann
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1048 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

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

HB20-1048 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:31:49 PM  

Representative Herod and Representative Buckner introduced House Bill 20-1048. The bill clarifies that state law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race includes traits historically associated with race.

01:39:25 PM  

The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

01:40:44 PM  

Stephanie Rance, Color of Conversation Film Festival and the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival, testified in support of the bill.

01:43:21 PM  

Stacey Simmons Joyner, JOY Collective, testified in support of the bill.

01:45:33 PM  

Erica Cobb, Daily Blast Live, testified in support of the bill.

01:47:39 PM  

Reynelda Muse, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

01:50:36 PM  

Analise Harris, Curls on the Block, testified in support of the bill.

01:55:28 PM  

Cleo Parker Robinson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

01:58:40 PM  

Simone Ross, The Riveter and Simone D. Ross, LLC., testified in support of the bill.

02:00:37 PM  

Rebekah Henderson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:02:39 PM  

Russell Sarazen, T-Mobile, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Sarazen provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).

02:05:09 PM  

LeanTron Harris, T-Mobile, testified in support of the bill.

02:06:49 PM  

Toi Massey, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:09:04 PM  

Laura Long, Colorado Competitive Council, testified in support of the bill.

02:10:49 PM  

Gary Arnold, Rocky Mountain Pipe Trades District Council 5 and Denver Pipefitters Local 208, testified in support of the bill.

02:12:48 PM  

Tiffany Choi, Denver Classroom Teachers Association and Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:15:00 PM  

Darlene Sampson, Association of Black Social Workers, testified in support of the bill.

02:16:47 PM  

Hashim Coates, the African American Initiative of Colorado Democrats, testified in support of the bill.

02:19:26 PM  

Nadeen Ibrahim, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:21:55 PM  

Naureen Singh, Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:23:56 PM  

Sonia Stovall, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:25:53 PM  

Anna Crawford, Women's Lobby of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:27:40 PM  

Ms. Crawford responded to questions from the committee.

02:28:05 PM  

Apryl Alexander, University of Denver and Black Lives Matter 5280, testified in support of the bill.

02:30:05 PM  

Hanifah Chiku, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:33:05 PM  

Makisha Boothe, Good Business Colorado and SistahBiz, testified in support of the bill.

02:36:17 PM  

Dianne Myles, Dope Mom Life, Good Business Colorado, and AJL Foundation, testified in support of the bill.

02:38:30 PM  

Dr. Alexander, Ms. Boothe, and Ms. Myles responded to questions from the committee.

02:46:03 PM  

Mathew Mengesha, Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning, testified in support of the bill.

02:47:41 PM  

Danielle Smith, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:49:54 PM  

Sheila Traister, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:52:28 PM  

Nikhil Mankekar, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:54:35 PM  

Maia Parish, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:57:37 PM  

Sydney Jackson-Clockston, Good Business Colorado, The Kite + Dart Group, and Sydney Starr Travel, testified in support of the bill.

02:59:26 PM  

Shyretta Hudnall, Cherishing Life Youth Transformation Services, testified in support of the bill.

02:59:27 PM  

Members of the public provided written testimony on the bill (Attachment B).

03:02:00 PM  

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



03:04:59 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1048 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Snyder
Seconded Duran
Arndt Excused
Bird Yes
Duran Yes
McKean No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle No
Williams D. No
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:05:13 PM   The committee adjourned.