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39DBDA825730CF818725869B0071CE3D Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-087

SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date Mar 17, 2021      
Location SCR 352



SB21-087 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

02:43:17 PM  
The committee took a recess.
02:46:52 PM  
The committee came back to order.
02:57:04 PM  
Senator Danielson
introduced Senate Bill 21-087, concerning agricultural workers' rights
to organize.  She distributed Amendments L.006, L.007, L.008, and
L.009 (Attachments F, G, H and I) to the committee.
02:58:42 PM  
Jennifer Rodriguez,
Colorado Legal Services, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:07:29 PM  
Dennis Dougherty, Colorado AFL-CIO, spoke in favor of the bill. He provided a packet of materials to the committee.
03:12:37 PM  
Damien Thompson, Project Protect, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:13:27 PM  
Melanie Kesner, Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:15:39 PM  
Ricardo Perez, Hispanic Affairs Project, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:17:54 PM  
Anita Rodriguez, Project Protect, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:20:32 PM  
Soraya Leon, Project Protect, spoke in favor of the bill in Spanish. Ms. Jazmin Beltran translated her testimony.
03:30:51 PM  
Elvira Munguia, Project Protect, spoke in favor of the bill in Spanish. Ms. Beltran provided English translation of her testimony.
03:32:03 PM  
Dolores Del Campo, Project Protect, spoke in favor of the bill in Spanish. Ms. Beltran provided English translation of her testimony.
03:36:51 PM  
Princilla Ramirez, Project Protect, spoke in favor of the bill in Spanish. Ms. Beltran provided an English translation of her testimony.
03:42:33 PM  
Angel Mendez, Hispanic Affairs Project, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:48:31 PM  
Rocio Franco, Project Protect, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:51:43 PM  
Roberto Meza, Emerald
Greens, spoke in favor of the bill.  He responded to questions from
the committee.
03:54:43 PM  
Luis Murillo, Project Protect, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:58:57 PM  
Valerie Collins, Towards Justice, spoke in favor of the bill.
04:01:55 PM  
Erin Foster-West,
National Young Farmers' Coalition, spoke in favor of the bill.
04:06:19 PM  
Caitlin Matthews, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
04:08:10 PM  
Reverend Allan Cole, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.
04:11:20 PM  
Karla Gonzales-Garcia, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, spoke in favor of the bill.
04:14:20 PM  
Marilyn Hughes, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
04:17:34 PM  
Claudia Kuhns, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
04:21:35 PM  
Jessica Ramos, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
04:24:41 PM  
Kate Greenberg, Colorado
Agricultural Commissioner, spoke about the bill from an amend position.
 She responded to questions from the committee.
04:28:26 PM  
Brant Harrison, representing
himself, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from
the committee.
04:32:37 PM  
David Petrocco, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:51:50 PM  
Mr. Petrocco responded to questions.
05:03:01 PM  
Joseph Petrocco, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.
05:17:44 PM  
Amber Strohauer,
Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers' Association, spoke in opposition
to the bill.
05:21:03 PM  
Ryon Sallee, representing
himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.  He responded to questions
from the committee.
05:24:50 PM  
Nancy Roberts, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.
05:36:58 PM  
Bonnie Brown, Colorado Wool Growers Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
05:43:09 PM  
Dan Waldvogle, Rocky Mountain Farmers' Union, spoke in opposition to the bill.
05:45:44 PM  
Hana Fullmer, Rocky Mountain Farmers' Union, spoke in opposition to the bill.
05:48:42 PM  
David Harold, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
05:49:11 PM  
Bruce Talbott, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
05:56:03 PM  
Audrey Rock, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
05:56:36 PM  
Brad Erker, Colorado Association of Wheat Growers, spoke in opposition to the bill.
05:59:11 PM  
Erik Frank, Colorado
Sugarbeet Growers' Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.  He
responded to questions from the committee.
06:07:04 PM  
Amy Kunugi, representing herself, spoke about the bill.
06:12:55 PM  
Senator Danielson
made comments on the merits of the bill.
06:18:51 PM  
Senator Danielson discussed the purpose of Amendment L.006.
06:19:19 PM  
Committee discussion of the proposed amendment ensued.
06:26:05 PM  
Mr. Petrocco responded to questions from the committee.
06:33:57 PM  
Harry Strohauer, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
06:41:41 PM  
Troy Valentine, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.
06:44:49 PM  
Nicole Civita, Project
Protect, spoke in favor of the bill.  She responded to questions from
the committee.
06:44:50 PM  
Additional written
testimony may be found in Attachment J.


06:58:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coleman Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston No
Priola Yes
Woodward No
Danielson Yes
Rodriguez Yes
YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:58:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coleman
Kolker
Liston
Priola
Woodward
Danielson
Rodriguez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:59:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coleman
Kolker
Liston
Priola
Woodward
Danielson
Rodriguez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:59:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coleman
Kolker
Liston
Priola
Woodward
Danielson
Rodriguez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:00:14 PM  
Senator Danielson made closing comments on the merits of the bill.
07:00:37 PM  
Senator Rodriguez made comments on the bill.


07:05:43 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-087, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coleman Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston No
Priola No
Woodward No
Danielson Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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