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s_blt_2016a_2016-02-10t14:01:08z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/10/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-076



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY


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03:05 PM -- SB 16-076



Senator Ulibarri introduced Senate Bill 16-076 concerning repealing certain employment verification standards. This bill eliminates current employment verification standards that:

  • require each employer in Colorado to attest within 20 days that it has verified the legal work status of each employee, has not altered or falsified employee identification documents, and has not knowingly hired an unauthorized alien;
  • require each employer in Colorado to submit documentation to the director of the Division of Labor in the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) that demonstrates that the employer is in compliance with federal employment verification requirements;
  • authorize the CDLE to conduct random audits of employers to ensure compliance with federal employment verification requirements;
  • require the CDLE to request documentation upon receipt of a valid complaint that an employer is non-compliant with federal employment verification laws; and
  • fine an employer for failing to provide required documentation or for providing fraudulent documentation.





03:06 PM --
Mary Kraft, Colorado Livestock Association, spoke in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee. Senator Ulibarri also responded to questions from the committee.



03:10 PM --
Nick Hoover, Colorado Restaurant Association, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:16 PM --
Patrick Teegarden, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, responded to questions from the committee.



03:20 PM --
Nicholas Colglazier, Colorado Competitive Council, spoke in support of the bill.



03:21 PM --
Yelana Love, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee.



03:24 PM




Senator Ulibarri responded to questions from the committee.



03:25 PM -- Mr. Teegarden returned to the table to respond to additional questions from the committee.



03:35 PM



Senator Ulibarri responded to comments from the committee.



03:36 PM



Senator Holbert laid the bill over for further information and action at another time.




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