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h_bus_2016a_2016-05-10t10:24:07z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/10/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-217



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 16-217 to the Committee of the W PASS







12:17 PM



The committee took a brief recess.



12:24 PM



The committee reconvened.



12:24 PM -- SB16-217



Representative Williams introduced Senate Bill 16-217. The bill establishes new requirements concerning the reduction of workers' compensation payments in cases that involve an admission of liability (known as safety rule violations) by an employer and purpose to reduce the amount of compensation paid to a claimant.



The committee was provided with a handout (Attachment E).



160510 AttachE.pdf160510 AttachE.pdf



12:27 PM --
Scott Meiklejohn, Workers' Compensation Education Association (WCEA), spoke in favor of the bill. Mr. Meiklejohn responded to questions from the committee.



12:30 PM --
Patrick Teegarden, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, introduced Mr. Tauriello.



12:30 PM --
Paul Tauriello, Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation, responded to questions from the committee.



12:35 PM



The bill sponsor made closing remarks.


BILL: SB16-217
TIME: 12:35:45 PM
MOVED: Williams
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-217 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Yes
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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