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s_blt_2017a_2017-01-25t14:02:45z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 01/25/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-001



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-001 to the Committee of the W PASS







02:32 PM -- SB 17-001



Senator Neville introduced Senate Bill 17-001, concerning methods to alleviate the fiscal impact of state regulations on small businesses. The bill requires that when a small business commits a first-time, minor violation of certain administrative rules, state agencies must notify the small business in writing of the violation, including steps needed to correct the violation, and give the small business 30 business days to address the violation. If the small business fails to address the violation within that time, the agency may impose a fine. A small business may request additional time if it has made a good faith effort to address the violation. The bill does not apply to situations where statute requires an agency to assess a fine for noncompliance with an agency rule or statute. Senator Neville responded to questions from the committee.



02:41 PM --
Jeff Wasden, Colorado Business Round Table, spoke in support of the bill.



02:44 PM --
Tony Gagliardi, National Federation of Independent Businesses, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:50 PM --
Kjersten Forseth, AFL-CIO, spoke in opposition to the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



02:59 PM --
Richard Weil, Colorado Restaurant Association, spoke in support of the bill.



03:02 PM --
Nicholas Colglazier, Colorado Competitive Council, spoke in support of the bill.



03:04 PM --
RJ Hicks, Colorado Motor Carriers Association, spoke in support of the bill.



03:12 PM --
Tom Romola, Associated Collection Agencies, spoke in support of the bill.



03:17 PM --
Mike Donahue, National Federation of Independent Businesses, spoke in support of the bill.



03:24 PM --
Becky Long, Conservation Colorado, spoke in opposition to the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



03:32 PM



Senator Neville made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


BILL: SB17-001
TIME: 03:35:53 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-001 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 6-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kerr
No
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












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