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H_BUS_2018A 04/05/2018 01:47:07 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR
Date 04/05/2018
Attendance
Arndt X
Coleman X
Exum X
Garnett X
Gray X
Liston X
Sandridge X
Sias *
Thurlow X
Van Winkle X
Williams D. E
Winter *
Kraft-Tharp X
Time 01:47:07 PM to 05:06:08 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Kraft-Tharp
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Burger
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1310 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1298 Committee Discussion Only

HB18-1310 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:47:15 PM  
Representative Coleman introduced House Bill 18-1310. The bill creates a pilot program in the Division of Local Government in the Department of Local Affairs to provide emergency employment support services to rural and economically disadvantaged counties in the state. He responded to questions from the committee.
01:52:24 PM  

Kristopher Grant, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill. He distributed two handouts to the committee (Attachments A and B). Mr. Grant responded to questions from the committee.

02:09:22 PM  
Ruthie Url, Southwest Center for Independence, testified from the remote location at Fort Lewis College, and in support of the bill.
02:10:22 PM  

Mike Truijillo, Conejos Clean Water, testified from the remote location at Adams State College in support of the bill.

02:16:12 PM  
Joe Mahoney, Catholic Charities, testified in support of the bill.
02:19:43 PM  
Robert Andrews, Denver Works, testified in support of the bill.
02:22:47 PM  

Kevin Kelly, Denver Day Works and Bayaud Enterprises, testified in support of the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.

02:31:42 PM  
Mr. Mahoney responded to questions from the committee.
02:31:58 PM  

William Dowling, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, testified regarding possible amendments to the bill.

02:34:06 PM  

Tim Arnold, Boulder Bridge House, testified in support of the bill.

02:35:24 PM  

Laura Ware, Skills 2 Compete Colorado Coalition, responded to previous questions from the committee and testified in support of the bill.  Representative Coleman distributed amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments C and D).



02:40:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Coleman
Seconded Gray
Arndt
Coleman
Exum
Garnett
Gray
Liston
Sandridge
Sias
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Williams D. Excused
Winter
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:42:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Coleman
Seconded Arndt
Arndt
Coleman
Exum
Garnett
Gray
Liston
Sandridge
Sias
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Williams D. Excused
Winter
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:43:04 PM  
Representative Coleman gave concluding remarks regarding the bill.


02:47:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1310, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coleman
Seconded Gray
Arndt Yes
Coleman Yes
Exum Yes
Garnett Yes
Gray Yes
Liston No
Sandridge No
Sias No
Thurlow No
Van Winkle No
Williams D. Excused
Winter Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 5   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1298 - Committee Discussion Only

02:47:19 PM  

Representatives Pettersen and Bridges introduced House Bill 18-1298. The bill establishes the Colorado Secure Savings Plan, which is a retirement savings plan for private-sector employees in the form of an automatic enrollment payroll deduction individual retirement account. Representative Bridges distributed a letter to the committee (Attachment E). Representatives Pettersen and Bridges responded to questions from the committee.

03:04:27 PM  
Committee discussion continued.
03:09:32 PM  
Representative Bridges and Pettersen continued to respond to committee questions.
03:28:37 PM  

Pete Turner, Illegal Pete's and Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:35:26 PM  
Rich Jones, Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill and distributed four handouts to the committee (Attachments F, G, H and I). He responded to questions from the committee.
03:44:33 PM  
Mr. Turner responded to questions from the committee.
03:45:45 PM  
Mr. Jones responded to questions from the committee.
03:53:12 PM  
Jenifer Waller, Colorado Bankers Association,
testified regarding the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, other
states that have implemented similar legislation, and employer responsibilities
in administering the plan.  She responded to questions from the committee.
03:57:22 PM  

Jenny Engle, Fidelity Investments, testified regarding concerns with the bill.

04:02:32 PM  
Miz Cordero, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:05:39 PM  

Tony Gagliardi, National Federation of Independent Business, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment J).

04:08:40 PM  
Ms. Engle responded to questions from the committee.
04:10:23 PM  
Carl Larson, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:12:12 PM  
Emily Ibach, Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:15:15 PM  

Robert Golden, South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:17:50 PM  

Loren Furman, Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:21:10 PM  

Jim Hall, American Council of Life Insurers, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:25:29 PM  

Demetrius Johnson, NAACP, testified in support of the bill.

04:28:57 PM  
Phil Steckley, AARP, testified in support of the bill.
04:32:00 PM  
Hunter Railey, Small Business Majority,
testified in support of the bill.
04:35:27 PM  
Mr. Johnson and Mr. Steckley responded to questions from the committee.
04:44:35 PM  
Ken Jacobs, Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:47:41 PM  
Ed Shackelford, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support
of the bill and distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment K).
04:50:43 PM  
Bre Andrews, Colorado AFL-CIO, testified in support of the bill.
04:53:18 PM  
Mr. Jacobs responded to questions from the committee.
04:59:22 PM  

Scott Wasserman, Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment L). He responded to questions from the committee.

05:03:13 PM  
The bill was laid over for action.


05:06:08 PM   Committee Adjourned






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