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EF057178D5402E5C872583DF0074AF24 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-085

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date Apr 17, 2019      
Location LSB A



SB19-085 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

03:14:33 PM  

Representative Buckner and Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez introduced Senate Bill 19-085. The bill modifies existing sex-based wage discrimination law and creates new provisions regarding transparency in wages and promotions.  The sponsors provided two handouts to the committee (Attachments E and F).

03:25:30 PM  
Charlotte Sweeney, Colorado Women's Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:29:45 PM  

Louise Myrland, Women's Foundation of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:33:34 PM  

Laura Hazen, Colorado Women's Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:35:21 PM  
Ms. Sweeney responded to questions from the committee.
03:41:55 PM  

Professor K.K. DuVivier, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:45:40 PM  
Ashley Panelli, 9to5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:48:54 PM  
Wendy Rockwell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:52:18 PM  

Professor DuVivier responded to questions from the committee.

03:57:05 PM  
Mari Newman, LGBT Bar Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:01:16 PM  
Patricia Jarzobski, Colorado Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:03:10 PM  
Melina Bixler, Girls Inc. of Metro Denver, testified in support of the bill.
04:06:29 PM  

Carla Gonzales Garcia, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in support of the bill.

04:09:23 PM  
Karen Hester, Center for Legal Inclusiveness, testified in support of the bill.
04:13:26 PM  

Debra Brown, Good Business Colorado, read testimony in support of the bill.

04:16:23 PM  
Amy Ross, Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:20:05 PM  
Iman Jodeh, Interfaith Alliance of Colorado and the Women's Lobby of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:23:37 PM  
Ms. Brown responded to questions from the committee.
04:26:53 PM  
Lydia Waligorski, Violence Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:29:17 PM  

Patrick Teegarden, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, responded to questions from the committee.

04:31:10 PM  
Tony Gagliardi, National Federation of Independent Business, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:33:51 PM  
Jen Waller, Colorado Bankers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:35:21 PM  
Dorothy Jones, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill unless amended.
04:38:25 PM  
Mr. Gagliardi responded to questions from the committee.
04:43:14 PM  

Meredith McDonald, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association (CDLA), expressed concerns with the bill as currently drafted.

04:47:52 PM  
Dan Combs, CDLA, expressed concerns with the bill as currently drafted.
04:51:01 PM  
Joan Green Turner, Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:53:34 PM  
Ms. McDonald and Mr. Combs responded to questions from the committee.
05:07:39 PM  

Sarah Parody, Colorado Women's Bar Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Parody provided two handouts to the committee (Attachments G and H). Ms. Parody responded to questions from the committee.

05:16:16 PM  

The bill sponsors discussed amendment L.040 (Attachment I).



05:18:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.040
Moved Coleman
Seconded Snyder
Arndt
Bird
Buck
Duran
McKean
Saine
Snyder
Sullivan
Williams D. Excused
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:18:38 PM  

The bill sponsors discussed amendment L.041 (Attachment J).



05:19:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.041
Moved Coleman
Seconded Sullivan
Arndt
Bird
Buck
Duran
McKean
Saine
Snyder
Sullivan
Williams D. Excused
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:19:30 PM  

The bill sponsors discussed amendment L.044 (Attachment K).



05:21:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.044
Moved Coleman
Seconded Duran
Arndt
Bird
Buck
Duran
McKean
Saine
Snyder
Sullivan
Williams D. Excused
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:21:21 PM  

Representative Bird discussed amendment L.047 (Attachment L).



05:22:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.047
Moved Bird
Seconded Coleman
Arndt
Bird
Buck
Duran
McKean
Saine
Snyder
Sullivan
Williams D. Excused
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:22:59 PM  

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



05:31:23 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-085, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coleman
Seconded Arndt
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Buck No
Duran Yes
McKean No
Saine No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Williams D. Excused
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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