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S_BLT_2020A 02/12/2020 01:32:50 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date 02/12/2020
Attendance
Priola X
Story X
Tate X
Danielson X
Williams A. X
Time 01:32:50 PM to 04:40:28 PM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Williams A.
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-097 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB20-140 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB20-154 Postponed Indefinitely
SB20-120 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB20-160 Postponed Indefinitely

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
01:32:53 PM
Senator Williams discussed the order of the committee agenda.



SB20-097 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:34:04 PM  

Senator Holbert introduced Senate Bill 20-097, concerning unemployment insurance for marijuana-licensed businesses. The bill creates an exception for certain marijuana licensee-owned businesses to be considered an employing unit rather than a common paymaster for the purposes of the Colorado Employment Security Act.

01:36:33 PM  

Dean Heizer, LivWell, spoke in favor of the bill.



01:46:02 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-097 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Woodward Yes
Danielson Yes
Williams A. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-140 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:46:09 PM  

Senator Holbert introduced Senate Bill 20-140, concerning powersports and motor vehicle sales bonds. The bill specifies that violations of motor vehicle dealer statutes by a licensee must be related to fraud in order for a person to recover from a bond. He responded to questions from the committee.

01:49:43 PM  

Todd O'Connell, Colorado Independent Auto Dealers Association (CIADA), spoke in favor of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).

01:56:54 PM  

Mike McKinnon, CIADA, spoke in favor of the bill.

01:59:48 PM  

Mr. McKinnon responded to questions from the committee.

02:03:12 PM  

Mr. O'Connell responded to questions from the committee.

02:10:50 PM  

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



02:12:37 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-140 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Priola No
Story Yes
Woodward Yes
Danielson Yes
Williams A. Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-160 - Committee Discussion Only


02:12:59 PM  

The committee took a recess.

02:15:02 PM  

The committee came back to order and laid over the bill for action later in the meeting.



SB20-154 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:21:01 PM  

Senator Donovan asked the committee to postpone indefinitely Senate Bill 20-154 concerning bringing wine into restaurants.



02:21:32 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 20-154 indefinitely.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Woodward Yes
Danielson Yes
Williams A. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-120 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:21:46 PM  

Senator Danielson introduced SB 20-120, concerning apprentice exams and professional licenses. The bill creates examination and reporting requirements for electrician and plumber apprenticeships. She responded to questions from the committee.

02:31:33 PM  

Ralph Lufen, National Electrical Contractors Association, spoke in favor of the bill.

02:33:24 PM  

Brandon Garcia, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 86, spoke in favor of the bill.

02:36:02 PM  

Jose Juarez-Vera, IBEW Local 68, spoke in favor of the bill.

02:38:54 PM  

Mr. Garcia responded to questions from the committee.

02:40:38 PM  

Mr. Lufen responded to questions from the committee.

02:41:29 PM  

Danny Garcia, IBEW Local 86, spoke in favor of the bill.

02:45:44 PM  

Mark Kirkham, IBEW Local 68, spoke in favor of the bill.

02:46:15 PM  

Daniel Hendricks, Denver Joint Electrical Apprenticeship Training Committee, spoke in favor of the bill.

02:47:31 PM  

Jeremy Ross, IBEW, spoke in favor of the bill. He provided two handouts to the committee (Attachments B and C).

02:53:44 PM  

Sean Wyatt, Plumbers Local 3, spoke in favor of the bill.

02:54:25 PM  

Joe Kocol, Plumbers Local 3, spoke in favor of the bill.

02:57:22 PM  

Mr. Ross responded to questions from the committee.

02:59:43 PM  

Mr. Wyatt responded to questions from the committee.

03:03:04 PM  

Committee discussion continued.

03:06:59 PM  

Jason Wardrip, Colorado Building and Construction Trades Council, spoke in favor of the bill.

03:09:22 PM  

Marilyn Stansbury, Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), spoke in opposition to the bill.  She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment D).

03:13:45 PM  

Dave Van Stelle, Encore Electric and IEC, spoke in opposition to the bill.

03:16:47 PM  

Jeff Magee, Magee Electric and IED, spoke in opposition to the bill.

03:20:35 PM  

Mr. Van Stelle responded to questions from the committee.

03:24:07 PM  

Ms. Stansbury responded to questions from the committee.

03:25:53 PM  

Mr. Magee responded to questions from the committee.

03:28:44 PM  

Cori Girlitz, Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association of Colorado (PHCC), spoke in opposition to the bill.

03:31:21 PM  

Susan Frue, PHCC Association and Sunshine Plumbing, spoke in opposition to the bill.

03:36:26 PM  

David Miller, PHCC, spoke in opposition to the bill.

03:45:51 PM  

Senator Danielson distributed Amendments L.001, L.002, L.004, and L.005 (Attachments E, F, G, and H). She discussed the purposes of the amendments.



03:46:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Priola
Story
Woodward
Danielson
Williams A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:46:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Priola
Story
Woodward
Danielson
Williams A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:48:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Priola
Story
Woodward
Danielson
Williams A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:49:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Priola
Story
Woodward
Danielson
Williams A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:49:23 PM  

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

03:52:42 PM  

Senator Woodward made comments on the bill.



03:56:08 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-120, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Priola No
Story Yes
Woodward No
Danielson Yes
Williams A. Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



03:56:10 PM

The committee took a recess.



SB20-160 - Postponed Indefinitely


04:04:26 PM  

The committee came back to order. Senator Todd and Senator Ginal introduced Senate Bill 20-160, concerning requiring movie theaters to provide open captioning. The bill requires certain movie theaters to provide showings of movies with open movie captioning at least twice per week.

04:06:50 PM  

Wynne Whyman, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.

04:07:41 PM  

Terri Shirley, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.

04:10:41 PM  

Ken Keuhlen, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.

04:18:49 PM  

Dan Shirley, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.

04:19:10 PM  

Mr. Keuhlen responded to questions from the committee.

04:20:26 PM  

John Fithian, National Association of Theatre Owners, spoke in opposition to the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.

04:22:09 PM  

Vickie Pacheco, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.

04:26:07 PM  

Patricia Yeager, Independent Center of Colorado Springs, spoke in favor of the bill.  She responded to questions from the committee.

04:30:01 PM  

Senator Todd made closing comments on the merits of the bill.  She asked the committee to postpone indefinitely the bill.

04:36:44 PM  

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



04:40:14 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 20-160 indefinitely.
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Woodward Yes
Danielson Yes
Williams A. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:40:28 PM   The committee adjourned.