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H_SA_2020A 02/25/2020 01:33:29 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 02/25/2020
Attendance
Duran *
Humphrey X
Lontine X
Rich X
Sirota X
Williams D. X
Woodrow X
Jaquez Lewis X
Kennedy X
Time 01:33:29 PM to 04:03:03 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Kennedy
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1169 Postponed Indefinitely
SB20-091 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB20-082 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1186 Postponed Indefinitely
HB20-1220 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

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

HB20-1169 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:34:40 PM  

Representative Ransom and Representative Neville, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1169. The bill prohibits mandatory employee membership in a labor organization, with certain exceptions, and creates penalties. 

01:37:23 PM  

Jon Gorham, Colorado Citizens for Right to Work, testified in support of the bill.

01:41:37 PM  

Gin Gonzales, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 1001, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:43:20 PM  

Lewis Housley, ATU 1001, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:44:53 PM  

Shannon Bayless, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:46:32 PM  

Ms. Gonzales, Mr. Housley, and Mr. Bayless responded to committee member comments.

01:49:50 PM  

Amie Baca-Oehlert, Colorado Education Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:52:30 PM  

Dennis Dougherty, Colorado AFL-CIO, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:56:54 PM  

Laura Rizzo, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:58:34 PM  

Ms. Baca-Oehlert responded to comments from the committee. Mr. Dougherty answered questions from the committee.

02:01:58 PM  

Miles Meese, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:07:07 PM  

Sheila Traister, Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:10:25 PM  

Brian Trullinger, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 555, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:12:18 PM  

Representative Ransom and Representative Neville made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.



02:22:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1169 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Humphrey
Seconded Rich
Duran No
Humphrey Yes
Lontine No
Rich Yes
Sirota No
Williams D. Yes
Woodrow No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kennedy No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:22:23 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1169 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 Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Sirota
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Williams D. No
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-091 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:22:29 PM  

The committee recessed.

02:28:52 PM  

The committee came back to order.

02:29:19 PM  

Representative Exum and Representative Holtorf, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-091. The bill increases the minimum daily pay received by a member of the National Guard called into emergency service by the Governor. 

02:34:15 PM  

Command Sergeant Major Bill Woods, Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, testified in support of the bill.

02:38:48 PM  

Greg Dorman, Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, made himself available for questions.

02:39:01 PM  

Representative Exum and Representative Holtorf provided concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members made comments regarding the bill.



02:42:05 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-091 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Humphrey
Duran Excused
Humphrey Yes
Lontine Yes
Rich Yes
Sirota Yes
Williams D. Yes
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-082 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:42:09 PM  

Representative Lontine and Representative Landgraf, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-082. The bill modifies the types of military awards given by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, modifies eligibility criteria, and removes redundant medals and awards.  Representative Lontine provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).

02:45:21 PM  

Command Sergeant Major Bill Woods, Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, testified in support of the bill.

02:47:19 PM  

Greg Dorman, Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, made himself available for questions.

02:47:34 PM  

Representative Landgraf and Representative Lontine provided concluding remarks about the bill.  Committee members commented on the bill.



02:49:08 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-082 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Sirota
Duran Excused
Humphrey Yes
Lontine Yes
Rich Yes
Sirota Yes
Williams D. Yes
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1186 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:49:13 PM  

The committee recessed.

02:52:26 PM  

The committee came back to order.  Representative Liston, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1186. The bill requires that the Colorado Department of Education notify teachers of their right to opt-in or opt-out of membership in an employee organization.

02:59:13 PM  

Amie Baca-Oehlert, Colorado Education Association, testified in opposition to the bill. She answered questions from the committee.

03:08:34 PM  

Representative Liston answered questions from the committee. Ms. Baca-Oehlert answered additional questions from the committee.

03:10:43 PM  

Dr. Elizabeth Davis, Professional Association of Colorado Educators, testified in support of the bill.

03:14:38 PM  

Kaylynn Johnson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:16:41 PM  

Dr. Davis answered questions from the committee.

03:22:26 PM  

Dennis Dougherty, Colorado AFL-CIO, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:26:31 PM  

Representative Liston provided concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members made comments regarding the bill.



03:31:02 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1186 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Humphrey
Duran Excused
Humphrey Yes
Lontine No
Rich Yes
Sirota No
Williams D. Yes
Woodrow No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kennedy No
YES: 3   NO: 5   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:31:16 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1186 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 Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Lontine
Duran Excused
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Williams D. No
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1220 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:31:22 PM  

Representative Snyder and Representative Carver, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1220. The bill requires the Department of Human Services to conduct an assessment of the services offered by the state's veterans community living centers. A Legislative Council Staff memorandum on Veterans Community Living Centers in Colorado was distributed to the committee (Attachment B).

03:37:55 PM  

Nicole de Naray, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:47:12 PM  

Yolanda Webb, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.

03:49:57 PM  

William "Robby" Robinson, Board of Commissioners of Veterans Community Living Centers, testified in support of the bill.

03:52:32 PM  

Michelle Kalkowski, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:55:51 PM  

Ms. Webb and Ms. Kalkowski answered questions from the committee.

03:59:01 PM  

Representative Snyder explained amendment L.001 (Attachment C).



03:59:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Woodrow
Duran Excused
Humphrey
Lontine
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Woodrow
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:59:58 PM  

Representative Snyder and Representative Carver made concluding remarks about the bill.  Committee members commented on the bill.



04:02:34 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1220, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Rich
Duran Excused
Humphrey Yes
Lontine Yes
Rich Yes
Sirota Yes
Williams D. Yes
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:03:03 PM   The committee adjourned.