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2326D5E7936DC27F87258513007167B3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1089

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date Feb 19, 2020      
Location HCR 0107



HB20-1089 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:38:43 PM  

The committee took a brief recess.

01:40:18 PM  

The committee reconvened.

01:40:28 PM  

Representative Melton introduced House Bill 20-1089. The bill clarifies that it is unlawful for an employer to terminate an employee for engaging in any activity that is legal under state law while off duty.  Representative Melton provided the committee with a handout (Attachment A) and amendment L.001 (Attachment B).

01:48:53 PM  

Representative Melton responded to questions from the committee.

02:02:47 PM  

Brandon Coats, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:06:56 PM  

Rachel Beck, Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:09:27 PM  

Kelly Brough, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:11:01 PM  

Erin Hartman, Hispanic Contractors of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:12:23 PM  

Eric Bergman, Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill.

02:13:15 PM  

Ms. Hartman and Ms. Brough responded to questions from the committee.

02:19:22 PM  

Tony Milo, Colorado Contractors Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:21:01 PM  

Lauren Masias, Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C).

02:23:21 PM  

Meghan Dollar, Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:24:14 PM  

Tony Gagliardi, National Federation of Independent Business, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:26:15 PM  

Ms. Masias responded to questions from the committee.

02:28:03 PM  

Michael Gifford, Associated General Contractors of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:30:20 PM  

Loren Furman, Colorado Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:32:44 PM  

Edie Sonn, Pinnacol Assurance, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:34:02 PM  

Stan Dempsey, Colorado Mining Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:35:53 PM  

Mr. Dempsey, Ms. Sonn, Ms. Furman, and Mr. Gifford responded to questions from the committee.

02:44:34 PM  

Anthony Martinez, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:47:58 PM  

Robert Chase, Colorado Coalition for Patients and Caregivers, testified in support of the bill.

02:50:49 PM  

Brian Loma, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:53:36 PM  

Mike Elliott, Colorado NORML, testified in support of the bill.

02:56:54 PM  

Jason Warf, Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified in support of the bill

02:59:13 PM  

Jordan Wellington, Vicente Sederberg, testified in support of the bill.

03:01:11 PM  

Jeri Shepherd, Colorado NORML, testified in support of the bill.

03:03:35 PM  

Mr. Warf, Mr. Wellington, and Ms. Shepherd responded to questions from the committee.

03:08:20 PM  

Alejandro Perez, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:10:46 PM  

Zachary Blocker, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:12:58 PM  

Ashley Weber, Colorado NORML, testified in support of the bill.

03:14:42 PM  

Kimberlie Ryan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:17:11 PM  

Ms. Ryan responded to questions from the committee.

03:21:20 PM  

Jimmy Smrz, Yoga on the Green, testified in support of the bill.

03:24:11 PM  

Mary Carniglia, Healthy Choices Unlimited, testified in support of the bill.

03:26:24 PM  

Michelle Walker, Safe Access Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:28:37 PM  

Ms. Carniglia responded to questions from the committee.

03:30:20 PM  

Melanie Rose Rodgers, Safe Access Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:32:31 PM  

Elizabeth Futch, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:34:31 PM  

Matt McCormack, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:36:25 PM  

Crystal Beattie, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:38:14 PM  

Bridget Seritt, Canna-Patient Resource Connection, testified in support of the bill.

03:41:28 PM  

Representative Singer joined Representative Melton to provide closing remarks on the bill.



03:42:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Coleman
Seconded Van Winkle
Arndt Absent
Bird
Duran
McKean
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  1   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:42:21 PM  

The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.



03:55:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1089, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Coleman
Seconded Kraft-Tharp
Arndt Absent
Bird No
Duran No
McKean No
Sandridge No
Snyder No
Sullivan No
Van Winkle No
Williams D. No
Coleman No
Kraft-Tharp No
YES: 0   NO: 10   EXC: 0   ABS:  1   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:56:36 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1089 indefinitely.
Moved Coleman
Seconded McKean
Arndt Absent
Bird Yes
Duran Yes
McKean Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Williams D. Yes
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  1   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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