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S_BLT_2019A 03/13/2019 01:39:30 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date 03/13/2019
Attendance
Priola X
Story X
Tate X
Danielson X
Williams A. X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:39:30 PM to 05:07:47 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Williams A.
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-155 Amended, referred to Senate Finance
SB19-188 Amended, referred to Senate Finance

01:39:43 PM
Senator Williams discussed the order of
business for the committee meeting.  She then introduced Senate Bill
19-155.



SB19-155 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance


01:40:06 PM  
Senate Bill 19-155 continues the Accountancy Board and the
regulation of accountants by the Department of Regulatory Agencies.
01:40:07 PM  

Mary Medley, Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, spoke in favor of the bill.  She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).

01:43:33 PM  
Senator Williams distributed and discussed Amendment L.001 (Attachment B).


01:44:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Priola
Story
Tate
Danielson
Williams A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:44:41 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-155, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Tate Yes
Danielson Yes
Williams A. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-188 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance


01:52:18 PM  

The committee recessed.

01:52:19 PM  

The committee came back to order

01:53:55 PM  
Senator Williams and Senator Winter introduced Senate Bill 19-188, concerning paid family medical leave. The bill creates a paid family and medical leave program as an enterprise in the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Colorado employees and employers will contribute in equal shares to a monthly premium based on wages.
01:56:44 PM  
Senator Winter discussed SB 19-188.
02:07:39 PM  
Senator Williams and Senator Winter described some possible amendments.
02:08:37 PM  
Senator Winter responded to questions from the committee.
02:12:16 PM  
Judith Marquez, Colorado 9to5, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:29:42 PM  
Ashley Panelli, Colorado 9to5, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:32:20 PM  
Kris Garcia, Colorado 9to5, spoke in favor
of the bill.
02:36:05 PM  
Ms. Marquez responded to questions from the committee.
02:39:30 PM  
Senator Winter responded to questions from the committee.
02:39:41 PM  

Haven Rohnert, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, spoke in favor of the bill.

02:46:26 PM  
Erin Bennett Leighton, Moms Rising, spoke
in favor of the bill.
02:48:50 PM  
Debra Brown, Good Business Colorado, spoke
in favor of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.

02:51:43 PM  

Karla Gonzales Garcia, COLOR, spoke in favor of the bill.

02:57:33 PM  
Andrea Kuwik, Bell Policy Center, spoke
in favor of the bill.
03:00:13 PM  

Adam Alleman, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.

03:04:49 PM  
Kathy White, Colorado Fiscal Institute, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:07:16 PM  
Jared Make, A Better Balance, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:10:11 PM  
Neja Mahajan, Family Values at Work, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:13:40 PM  
Mr. Make responded to questions from the committee.
03:21:34 PM  
Ms. Mahajan responded to questions from the committee.
03:25:24 PM  
Gena Ozols, NARAL CO, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:25:44 PM  

RZ, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.

03:32:11 PM  
Lydia Waligorski, Violence Free Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:32:46 PM  
Becky Brooks, American Council of Life Insurers, spoke neutrally about the bill.
03:38:58 PM  
Gini Pingenot, Colorado Counties Inc, spoke
from a neutral position on the bill.  She noted that Arapahoe County
is in opposition to the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.
03:45:02 PM  
Sheena Kadi, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:49:27 PM  
Doug Farmer, Colorado Health Care Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:50:21 PM  
The committee recessed.
03:54:31 PM  

The committee came back to order. Senator Danielson explained that written testimony would still be accepted through the testimony phase and would be entered into the official record. The committee recessed.

04:15:49 PM  
The committee came back to order.
04:21:14 PM  
Senator Williams read the names of individuals who had submitted
their statements in opposition to the bill. A copy of each person's written
testimony is appended to this summary as Attachment C.
04:24:49 PM  
Senator Winter read the names of individuals who had submitted
written testimony in favor of the bill. A copy of each person's written
testimony is appended to this summary as Attachment D.
04:25:55 PM  
Senator Williams continued to read the names of individuals who submitted statements in favor of the bill.
04:29:19 PM  

Senator Williams continued to read the names of individuals who submitted statements in opposition to the bill.

04:29:43 PM  

Senator Tate read the names of individuals who had offered written testimony in opposition.

04:30:44 PM  
The committee members continued to read the names of individuals who provided input on the bill.
04:32:49 PM  
Senator Winter announced that the bill would be heard in Senate Finance on March 19 and individuals would have an opportunity to speak about the bill again.


04:35:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E)
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Priola
Story
Tate
Danielson
Williams A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:36:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment F)
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Priola
Story
Tate
Danielson
Williams A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:37:12 PM  
Senator Winter responded to questions regarding
Amendment L.003 (Attachment G).


04:39:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Priola No
Story Yes
Tate No
Danielson Yes
Williams A. Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:40:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment H)
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Priola
Story
Tate
Danielson
Williams A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:41:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment I)
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Priola
Story
Tate
Danielson
Williams A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:41:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment J)
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Priola
Story
Tate
Danielson
Williams A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:42:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment K)
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Priola
Story
Tate
Danielson
Williams A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:42:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment L)
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Priola
Story
Tate
Danielson
Williams A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:42:57 PM  
Senator Danielson made closing comments on the nature of the hearing.
04:44:11 PM  
Senator Williams responded to questions from the committee.
04:47:57 PM  
Senator Winter responded to questions from the committee.
04:48:11 PM  
Senator Priola made closing comments on the merits of the bill.
04:53:14 PM  
Senator Tate made closing comments on the merits of the bill.
04:55:08 PM  
Senator Story made closing comments on the merits of the bill.
04:55:23 PM  
Senator Williams made closing comments on the merits of the bill.
04:58:27 PM  
Senator Winter made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


05:07:29 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-188, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Priola No
Story Yes
Tate No
Danielson Yes
Williams A. Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:07:47 PM   The committee adjourned.






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