The following persons testified regarding HB 19-1025:
Mr. Doug Farmer, representing the Colorado Health Care Association, testified in opposition to the bill. He explained the hiring process in his industry, and discussed a potential amendment that would change his association's position on the bill. Discussion ensued regarding potentially amending the bill to address concerns.
Mr. Tony Gagliardi, representing the NFIB, testified on the bill from a neutral position. Mr. Gagliardi discussed changes made to HB 19-1025 from previous incarnations, and the need to reintegrate criminal offenders back into the workforce.
Ms. Loren Furman, representing the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, testified on the bill from a neutral position. She also discussed changes that have been made to the legislation from previous incarnations.
Mr. Nicholas Colglazier, representing the Colorado Competitive Council and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified on HB 19-1025 from a neutral position. He discussed improvements that have been made to the legislation, and potential forthcoming amendments. Discussion ensued regarding how this "ban the box" legislation has been improved over past attempts.