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h_sa_2018a_2018-05-03t11:30:46z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-236

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date May 3, 2018      
Location LSB A



SB18-236 - Postponed Indefinitely


12:20:06 PM  

Representative Sandridge, bill sponsor, presented SB 18-236.  Current law requires that the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) analyze whether to begin (sunrise review) or continue (sunset review) the regulation of a profession or occupation based on several factors.  The bill requires DORA to presume that consumers are sufficiently protected by market competition and private remedies, and to create occupational regulations only where the department finds credible evidence of a present, significant, and substantiated harm to consumers.  

 

The bill creates guidelines for DORA to follow when making recommendations to address harm arising from contractual disputes; fraud; unclean facilities or general health and safety issues; a provider's failure to meet contractual obligations or standards; protecting individuals who are not a party to a contract; providers not located in state; and consumer guidance.  The bill further requires DORA to recommend only the least restrictive regulation necessary to address the harm.

12:23:56 PM  

Marilen Reimer, American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. She answered questions from the committee.

12:28:04 PM  

Dick Carpenter, Institute for Justice, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.

12:33:51 PM  

Ben Railsback, National Society of Professional Engineers, testified in opposition to the bill. He answered questions from the committee.

12:39:56 PM  

Carl Larson, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, testified in support of the bill.

12:45:14 PM  

Dianna Orf, Colorado Dental Hygienists' Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

12:48:00 PM  

Charlie Katebi, Heartland Institute, testified in support of the bill.

12:51:49 PM  
Representative Sandridge made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


12:57:57 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-236 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Humphrey
Seconded Leonard
Benavidez Excused
Hooton No
Humphrey Yes
Leonard Yes
Melton No
Weissman No
Williams D. Yes
Lontine No
Foote No
YES: 3   NO: 5   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


12:58:09 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-236 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Melton
Seconded Weissman
Benavidez Excused
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Leonard No
Melton Yes
Weissman Yes
Williams D. No
Lontine Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS