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06AB605E40F3E56687258527006FD3B0 Hearing Summary


Date Mar 10, 2020      
Location LSB A

HB20-1222 - Lay Over

02:21:30 PM  

Representative Carver, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1222. The bill allows private employers to give preference to military veterans, members of the national guard, or the spouse of either a disabled veteran or a veteran killed in the line of duty, in hiring decisions. Representative Carver provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B).

02:29:29 PM  

Albert Gonzales, American GI Forum, testified in support of the bill.

02:35:08 PM  

Gregory Barnett, The Retired Enlisted Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:40:26 PM  

Shelly Kalkowski, United Veterans Coalition of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:46:26 PM  

Representative Carver answered questions from the committee.

02:59:25 PM  

Dorothy Jones, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.

03:01:37 PM  

Representative Kennedy announced his intention to lay the bill over and have the opportunity for additional testimony.  Representative Carver explained amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments C and D).

03:05:40 PM  

Representative Carver made additional comments about the bill.  Representative Kennedy laid the bill over to a future date.

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details