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s_blt_2018a_2018-02-28t13:37:04z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-175

SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date Feb 28, 2018      
Location LSB B



SB18-175 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:58:48 PM  
The committee recessed.
03:04:55 PM  
The committee came back to order.
03:05:08 PM  
Senator Gardner introduced Senate Bill
18-175, concerning prohibited paid union activity by public employees.
 The bill prohibits the state and any of its political subdivisions
from entering into an employment contract or agreement with any public
employee or union to compensate any public employee or third party for
union activities or the costs associated with participation in union activities.
 The sponsor provided Amendments L.001 and L.002 to the committee
(Attachments G and H).  He responded to questions from the committee.
03:18:03 PM  
Bill Gropp, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:22:20 PM  
Garry Briese, Colorado State Fire Chiefs,
spoke about the bill.  He provided a copy of his testimony to the
committee (Attachment I).  He responded to questions from the committee.
03:24:41 PM  
Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League,
spoke neutrally about the bill if amended. He responded to questions from
the committee.
03:26:52 PM  
Senator Gardner responded to questions from the committee.
03:29:48 PM  
Tina Mueh, Colorado Education Association
(CEA) and Boulder Valley Education Association, spoke in opposition to
the bill.
03:37:51 PM  
Keith Valerio, Colorado WINS (CO WINS),
spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:39:10 PM  
Tom Sullivan read a prepared statement
from Mona Moffat, representing herself, in opposition to the bill.
03:42:51 PM  
Rethea Morris, American Federation of Teachers
(AFT), spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:45:59 PM  
Lisa Pascoe, CO WINS, spoke in opposition
to the bill.  She responded to questions from the committee.

03:47:43 PM  
Joanne Slawitch, AFT, spoke in opposition
to the bill.  She responded to questions from the committee.
03:48:12 PM  
Pat Olson, AFT, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:57:52 PM  
John Gamez, CO WINS, spoke in opposition
to the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.

04:00:14 PM  
Lucretia Robinson, CO WINS, spoke in opposition
to the bill.
04:04:15 PM  
Jerry Olivas, CO WINS, spoke in opposition
to the bill.
04:06:21 PM  
Jane Wilson, CO WINS, spoke in opposition
to the bill.  She responded to questions from the committee.
04:16:09 PM  
Mary Kay Buckius, AFT, spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:19:34 PM  
Laura Yard, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:22:28 PM  
Eric Olsen, representing himself, spoke
in opposition to the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.
04:24:50 PM  
Nadine Kerstetter, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:25:56 PM  
The committee discussed the bill.
04:30:08 PM  
Ms. Yard responded to questions from the committee.
04:35:47 PM  
Andrea Meyers, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:43:59 PM  
Josette Jaramillo, AFL-CIO and Association
of Federal State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), spoke in opposition
to the bill.
04:48:11 PM  
Skip Miller, CO WINS, spoke in opposition
to the bill.
04:48:35 PM  
Steve O'Dorisio, representing himself,
spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:56:02 PM  
Kerrie Dallman, CEA, spoke in opposition
to the bill.
05:00:15 PM  
Chesca Smotherman, AFT, spoke in opposition to the bill.
05:03:53 PM  
Nic Hochstedler, AFSCME, spoke in opposition
to the bill.
05:06:20 PM  
Pat Kriebel, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
05:09:10 PM  
Mr. Hochstedler responded to questions from the committee.
05:09:38 PM  
Nancy Lawson, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
05:11:06 PM  
Patrick Roybal, CO WINS, spoke in opposition
to the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.
05:22:43 PM  
Senator Gardner made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


05:29:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Priola
Seconded
Jahn No
Kerr No
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. No
Neville T. Yes
Tate Yes
YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:29:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Priola
Seconded
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:39:32 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-175, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Jahn No
Kerr No
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. No
Neville T. Yes
Tate Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS