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s_blt_2016a_2016-04-27t14:01:17z5 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/27/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1302



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.009. The motion passed without o

Refer House Bill 16-1302, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







04:07 PM -- HB 16-1302



Senator Newell introduced House Bill 16-1302, concerning the Colorado Career Advancement Act. The reengrossed bill changes the title of the Colorado Workforce Investment Act to the Colorado Career Advancement Act and aligns Colorado law with the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. It also clarifies the roles of specific entities in workforce development programs and removes statutory requirements made inapplicable by the federal act. Senator Newell provided a handout and amendment L.009 (Attachments E and F).



160427 AttachE.pdf160427 AttachE.pdf160427 AttachF.pdf160427 AttachF.pdf



04:13 PM --
Lee Wheeler-Berliner, Colorado Workforce Development Council, spoke in support of the bill.



04:15 PM --
Barbara Kirkmeyer, Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in support of the bill.



04:20 PM --
Kyle Sickman, Colorado Workforce Development Council, spoke in support of the bill.



04:22 PM --
Mary Riebe, Arapahoe-Douglas Works, spoke in support of the bill.



04:27 PM --
Libby Szabo, Jefferson County Commissioner, spoke in support of the bill



04:32 PM --
Lynnae Flora, Jefferson County Human Services, responded to questions from the committee.



04:35 PM --
Julie Cozad, Weld County Commissioner, spoke in support of the bill.



04:39 PM --
Mary Freitag Snapp, Weld County Workforce, spoke in support of the bill.



04:40 PM --
Jeff Wasden, Colorado Business Round Table, spoke in support of the bill.



04:42 PM --
Kevin Hougen, Aurora Chamber, spoke in support of the bill.



04:45 PM --
Joe Barela, Arapahoe Douglas Works, spoke in support of the bill.



04:46 PM --
Richard Werner, Upstate Colorado Economic Development, spoke in support of the bill.



04:48 PM --
Frank Waterous, Bell Policy Center, spoke in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment F).



04:50 PM --
Lynnae Flora returned to the table to respond to questions from the committee.


BILL: HB16-1302
TIME: 04:50:48 PM
MOVED: Newell
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.009. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Heath
Hodge
Jahn
Neville T.
Newell
Tate
Woods
Holbert
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






BILL: HB16-1302
TIME: 04:53:00 PM
MOVED: Newell
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1302, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
No
Heath
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jahn
Yes
Neville T.
No
Newell
Yes
Tate
Yes
Woods
Yes
Holbert
No
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











04:54 PM



The committee adjourned.




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