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h_phc_2016a_2016-04-05t13:38:43z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/05/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1372



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1372, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







02:01 PM -- HB 16-1372



Representative Primavera, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1372 to the committee. A handout was distributed to the committee (Attachment D). The bill creates the Colorado Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). The tax credit will be available for tax years 2017, 2018, and 2019 to businesses who hire certain targeted employees who often encounter obstacles in obtaining employment and who typically claim one or more forms of government support. Employers receive a tax credit per employee hired, based on the employees' first-year wages up to certain amounts. The tax credit is nonrefundable and may be claimed up to five years.



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02:04 PM



Representative Primavera responded to questions from the committee regarding the bill.



02:10 PM --
Shirley Dixon, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, responded to questions from the committee and distributed a handout (Attachment E).



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02:18 PM --
Chaer Robert, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment F). Ms. Robert responded to questions from the committee.



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02:28 PM --
Evan Migdail, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Migdail responded to questions from the committee.



02:43 PM --
Patrick Boyle, Colorado Competitive Council, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Boyle responded to questions from the committee.



02:47 PM --
Devin Bazata, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Bazata responded to questions from the committee.



02:51 PM --
Richard Young, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, testified in support of the bill.



02:54 PM --
Josh Winkler, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.



02:59 PM



Representative Primavera explained amendment L.001 (Attachment G) and distributed it to the committee.



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BILL: HB16-1372
TIME: 03:00:51 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Conti
Danielson
Everett
Ginal
Joshi
Landgraf
Leonard
Moreno
Pettersen
Tyler
Windholz
Singer
Primavera
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





03:01 PM



Representative Primavera gave concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1372
TIME: 03:10:21 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1372, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Moreno
VOTE
Conti
No
Danielson
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
No
Joshi
No
Landgraf
No
Leonard
No
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS










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