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h_bus_2018a_2018-02-06t13:33:28z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1001

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR
Date Feb 6, 2018      
Location LSB A



HB18-1001 - Amended, referred to House Finance

01:35:43 PM  
Representative Winter and Representative Gray introduced House Bill 18-1001. The bill creates a paid family leave program under the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
01:42:29 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:48:41 PM  
Nina Anderson, Express Employment, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:52:57 PM  
Ms. Anderson responded to questions from the committee.
02:56:34 PM  
Michael Santo, Bechtel & Santo law firm, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:59:53 PM  
Representative Winter provided written testimony from Pamela Espinoza [Attachment A].
03:02:39 PM  
Kris Garcia, 9to5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:06:14 PM  

Victoria Gomez, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:09:21 PM  
Krystin Stevenson, 9to5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:13:27 PM  
Kathy White, Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.
03:15:26 PM  

Tom Perille, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He provided a copy of his written testimony to the committee [Attachment B].

03:18:43 PM  

Natalie Wood, Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Wood provided a copy of her written testimony to the committee [Attachment C].

03:21:37 PM  

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

03:24:23 PM  

Judy Amabile, Good Business Colorado and Polar Bottle, testified in support of the bill.

03:27:34 PM  
Addie Bash, Product Architects, testified in support of the bill.
03:30:09 PM  
Lisa Goodbee, Goodbee & Associates, testified in support of the bill.
03:32:42 PM  
Michael Neil, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:37:00 PM  
Kevin Hougen, Aurora Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:39:04 PM  
Robert Golden, South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:41:12 PM  
Loren Furman, Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:43:26 PM  
Nicolas Colglazier, Colorado Competitive Council and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:45:06 PM  
Mr. Colglazier, Mr. Hougen, Mr. Golden, and Ms. Furman responded to questions from the committee.
03:55:32 PM  
Colin Walker, Colorado Society for Human Resource Management, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:58:41 PM  
Kelly Marinelli, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:01:53 PM  
Ms. Marinelli responded to questions from the committee.
04:03:33 PM  
Representative Gray responded to questions from the committee.
04:04:24 PM  
Ms. Marinelli responded to questions from the committee.
04:05:49 PM  

Katharine Knarreborg, Women's Lobby of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

04:08:17 PM  
Emily Dewey, Small Business Majority, testified in support of the bill.
04:10:51 PM  
Sharon Hwang, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:14:12 PM  
Adam Albman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:15:42 PM  
Mr. Albman, Representative Gray, Ms. Knarreborg, and Ms. Hwang responded to questions from the committee.
04:24:04 PM  
Lee Morgan, American College of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists, testified in support of the bill.
04:27:10 PM  
Amelia Lobo, Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified in support of the bill.
04:29:54 PM  
Jennifer Greenfield, University of Denver,
testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Greenfield provided a written
copy of her testimony to the committee [Attachment D].
04:33:35 PM  
Dr. Morgan responded to questions from the committee.
04:36:37 PM  
Haven Rohnert, Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
04:40:52 PM  
Bre Andrews, AFL-CIO, testified in support of the bill.
04:43:13 PM  
Emily Alves read a statement from Karla
Gonzales Garcia, representing the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity
and Reproductive Rights, in support of the bill.
04:46:25 PM  
Stephanie Bruno, Women's Foundation of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:49:39 PM  
Gena Ozols, NARAL Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:52:50 PM  
Kim Netherton, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:56:36 PM  
Dawn Kirk, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:00:19 PM  
Neha Mahajan, 9to5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:03:50 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
05:06:34 PM  
The committee reconvened.  Representative
Winter provided a letter to the committee from the Adams County Board of
Commissioners [Attachment E].  The committee was also provided a handout
from the Arc of Colorado [Attachment F].


05:07:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 [Attachment G]
Moved Rosenthal
Seconded Gray
Arndt
Coleman
Garnett
Gray
Liston
Rosenthal
Sandridge
Sias
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Winter
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:09:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment H]
Moved Kraft-Tharp
Seconded Gray
Arndt
Coleman
Garnett
Gray
Liston
Rosenthal
Sandridge
Sias
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Winter
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:09:48 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks.
05:11:52 PM  
Committee members made closing remarks.


05:23:28 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1001, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Winter
Seconded Gray
Arndt Yes
Coleman Yes
Garnett Yes
Gray Yes
Liston No
Rosenthal Yes
Sandridge No
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