Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

8B6DB6FE3E8BEBE88725868D0070EB61 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-039

SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date Mar 3, 2021      
Location SCR 352



SB21-039 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:33:32 PM  
Senators Hisey and
Zenzinger introduced Senate Bill 21-039 concerning the elimination of the
subminimum wage.  The bill phases out subminimum wage employment for
private businesses and modifies services of the Developmental Disabilities
Medicaid waiver program. The sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
01:44:10 PM  
Senator Zenzinger responded to questions from the committee related to the fiscal note.
01:45:36 PM  
Candie Burnham, Atlantis Community, Inc., spoke in favor of the bill.
01:48:23 PM  
Jennifer Levin, Disability Law Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.
01:52:09 PM  
Bob Lawhead, Colorado
Developmental Disabilities Council (CDDC), spoke in favor of the bill.
01:57:52 PM  
Tom Knost, Continuum of Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.
01:58:27 PM  
Lloyd Lewis, Arc Thrift Stores, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:02:10 PM  
Michael Hoover, CDDC,
spoke in favor of the bill.
02:05:49 PM  
Vincent Atchity, Mental Health Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:08:01 PM  
Ellen Jensby, Alliance, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:11:05 PM  
Maureen Fox, Mountain
Valley Developmental Services, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:13:05 PM  
John Klausz, Mountain Valley Developmental Services, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:15:21 PM  
Brian Wilson, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:17:46 PM  
Dan Burke, Colorado Cross Disability Coaltion, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:20:09 PM  
Senator Woodward discussed information he received from his constituents regarding the bill.
02:21:09 PM  
Patrick Teegarden,
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, responded to questions from
the committee and spoke about the bill.
02:26:34 PM  
Senator Zenzinger
distributed and explained the purpose of Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).


02:28:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Coleman
Kolker
Liston
Priola
Woodward
Danielson
Rodriguez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:28:30 PM  
Senator Liston spoke about the merits of the bill.
02:29:57 PM  
Senator Rodriguez spoke about the merits of the bill.
02:30:55 PM  
Senator Hisey made closing comments on the merits of the bill.
02:31:11 PM  
Senator Zenzinger made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


02:32:56 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-039, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Coleman Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Priola Yes
Woodward Yes
Danielson Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






COVID-19 Resources
NORTH ENTRANCE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.  TO ENTER THE CAPITOL, USE THE SOUTH ENTRANCE, UNDER THE STAIRS, AT 14th AVENUE AND SHERMAN STREET.