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h_bus_2017a_2017-04-11t13:30:26z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/11/2017

Location: LSB A

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1307



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without o

Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment M). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment K). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment N). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment L). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1307, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:34 PM -- HB 17-1307



Representative Winter introduced House Bill 17-1307. The bill creates the Division of Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI Division) as an enterprise in the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The purpose of the FAMLI Division is to provide wage-replacement benefits for up to 12 weeks per year to eligible employees.



Representative Winter responded to questions from the committee.



01:49 PM --
Erin Reynolds, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions from the committee concerning the fiscal note.



01:52 PM



Representative Winter continued to respond to questions from the committee and discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment A).



170411 AttachA.pdf170411 AttachA.pdf



02:26 PM --
Kris Garcia, 9to5, testified in support of the bill.



02:29 PM --
Kathy White, Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.



02:31 PM --
Rachel Ellis, Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association and the Colorado Women's Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.



02:35 PM



Ms. White responded to questions from the committee.



02:42 PM --
Shelby Ramirez Martinez, 9to5, testified in support of the bill.



02:44 PM --
Reverend Louise Westfall, Central Presbyterian Church, testified in support of the bill.



02:46 PM --
Reverend Amanda Henderson, Interfaith Alliance Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



02:49 PM --
Tim Gaudette, Small Business Majority, testified in support of the bill.



02:51 PM --
Cynthia Fukami, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:53 PM --
Addie Bash, Product Architects, testified in support of the bill.



02:56 PM



Ms. Bash and Mr. Gaudette responded to questions from the committee.



Representative Winter provided a letter to the committee (Attachment B).



170411 AttachB.pdf170411 AttachB.pdf



03:03 PM --
Nicholas Colglazier, Colorado Competitive Council (C3) and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Colglazier responded to questions from the committee.



03:13 PM --
Jim Shpall, Applejack Wine & Spirits, testified in support of the bill.



03:16 PM --
Lisa Goodbee, Goodbee and Associates, testified in support of the bill.



03:18 PM --
Dr. Kim Benage, Clinica Family Health, testified in support of the bill.



03:20 PM --
Jennifer Greenfield, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Greenfield provided a copy of her written testimony to the committee (Attachment C).



170411 AttachC.pdf170411 AttachC.pdf



03:23 PM --
Louise Myrland, The Women's Foundation of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:25 PM --
Isabella Campanella, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, testified in support of the bill.



03:28 PM --
Krystin Stevenson, 9to5, testified in support of the bill.



03:30 PM --
Victoria Gomez Betancourt, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:33 PM --
Carolynn Mascarenas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:36 PM



Representative Winter provided a handout to the committee (Attachment D).



170411 AttachD.pdf170411 AttachD.pdf



03:37 PM --
Karla Gonzales Garcia, COLOR, testified in support of the bill.



03:39 PM --
Lydia Waligorski, Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified in support of the bill.



03:41 PM --
Natalie Wood, Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Wood provided a copy of her written testimony (Attachment E).



170411 AttachE.pdf170411 AttachE.pdf



03:44 PM --
Kjersten Forseth, AFL-CIO, testified in support of the bill.



03:46 PM --
Christina Postolowski, Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.



03:48 PM --
Debbie Olander, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 7, testified in support of the bill.



03:51 PM --
Tom Sullivan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:52 PM --
Alice Gardner Kresh, Colorado WINS, testified in support of the bill.



03:55 PM --
Barbara Gertz, 9to5, testified in support of the bill.



03:57 PM --
Dr. Thomas Perille, Protect Life Coalition and the Democrats for Life of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Perille provided a written copy of his testimony (Attachment F).



170411 AttachF.pdf170411 AttachF.pdf



04:00 PM --
Ashley Wheeland, The Women's Lobby of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:03 PM --
Denise Archuleta, representing herself and the Democrats for Life of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:06 PM --
Amanda Erickson, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:08 PM --
Dan Combs, Campbell Litigation, the Colorado Civil Justice League, and the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI), testified in opposition to the bill.



04:10 PM --
Loren Furman, CACI, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:12 PM



Mr. Combs responded to questions from the committee.



04:14 PM --
Haven Rohnert, Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.



04:18 PM --
Neha Mahajan, 9to5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



Several handouts were provided to the committee (Attachments G - J).



170411 AttachG.pdf170411 AttachG.pdf170411 AttachH.pdf170411 AttachH.pdf170411 AttachI.pdf170411 AttachI.pdf170411 AttachJ.pdf170411 AttachJ.pdf


BILL: HB17-1307
TIME: 04:22:02 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Arndt
Coleman
Garnett
Gray
Navarro
Nordberg
Rosenthal
Sias
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Winter
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1307
TIME: 04:22:17 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment K). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Arndt
Coleman
Garnett
Gray
Navarro
Nordberg
Rosenthal
Sias
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Winter
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



170411 AttachK.pdf170411 AttachK.pdf

BILL: HB17-1307
TIME: 04:23:06 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment L). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Arndt
Coleman
Garnett
Gray
Navarro
Nordberg
Rosenthal
Sias
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Winter
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



170411 AttachL.pdf170411 AttachL.pdf

BILL: HB17-1307
TIME: 04:24:16 PM
MOVED: Coleman
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment M). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Arndt
Coleman
Garnett
Gray
Navarro
Nordberg
Rosenthal
Sias
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Winter
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



170411 AttachM.pdf170411 AttachM.pdf

BILL: HB17-1307
TIME: 04:25:21 PM
MOVED: Gray
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment N). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Arndt
Coleman
Garnett
Gray
Navarro
Nordberg
Rosenthal
Sias
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Winter
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



170411 AttachN.pdf170411 AttachN.pdf



04:31 PM



Representative Winter made closing remarks and responded to questions from the committee.


BILL: HB17-1307
TIME: 04:35:41 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1307, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Gray
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Coleman
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Gray
Yes
Navarro
No
Nordberg
No
Rosenthal
Yes
Sias
No
Thurlow
No
Van Winkle
No
Williams D.
No
Winter
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







04:36 PM



The committee adjourned.










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