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H_BUS_2019A 04/10/2019 01:31:09 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date 04/10/2019
Attendance
Arndt X
Bird X
Duran X
Sandridge X
Snyder X
Soper *
Sullivan X
Van Winkle X
Williams D. X
Coleman X
Kraft-Tharp X
Time 01:31:09 PM to 02:54:46 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Kraft-Tharp
This Report was prepared by Luisa Altmann
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1314 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB19-086 Referred to House Appropriations
SB19-099 Amended, referred to House Finance
Available for Remote Testimony Committee Discussion Only

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
01:31:11 PM
Representative Kraft-Tharp made introductory remarks.



HB19-1314 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:33:14 PM  
Representative Galindo and Speaker Becker introduced House Bill 19-1314. The bill creates the Just Transition Office to provide worker benefits, award grants, and receive utility reports related to coal plant retirement.
01:36:26 PM  
Bonnie Petersen, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified on the bill remotely from Grand Junction.
01:40:47 PM  
Sue Hansen, Montrose County Commissioner, testified on the bill remotely from Montrose.
01:44:25 PM  
Dianna Orf, Colorado Mining Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
01:48:35 PM  
Richard Orf, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified on the bill.
01:51:52 PM  
Gina Hardin, 350 Colorado, testified in
support of the bill.
01:55:33 PM  
Ms. Hardin, Ms. Orf, and Mr. Orf responded to questions from the committee.
02:02:04 PM  
Marie Venner, Colorado Interfaith Power and Light, testified in support of the bill.
02:05:23 PM  
Anna McDevitt, Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
02:07:37 PM  

Katie Belgard, Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Belgard also submitted testimony on behalf of Sam Gilchrist, Natural Resources Defense Council (Attachment A).

02:09:31 PM  
Carl Smith, International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers, testified in support of the bill.
02:13:13 PM  
Jacob Smith, Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support of the bill.
02:15:07 PM  
Andy Jacob, SEIU Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:17:34 PM  

Rich Meisinger, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 111, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Meisinger also expressed support for the bill by UA Local 208 and IBEW Local 68.

02:21:50 PM  
Speaker Becker discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment B).


02:24:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Coleman
Seconded Duran
Arndt
Bird
Duran
Sandridge
Snyder
Soper Excused
Sullivan
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:24:02 PM  
The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.
02:27:09 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.


02:30:37 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1314, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coleman
Seconded Bird
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Duran Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Soper Excused
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle No
Williams D. No
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-086 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:30:51 PM  
Representative Bird introduced Senate Bill 19-086. The bill makes changes to the Colorado Business Corporation Act and the Colorado Corporations and Associations Act. Representative Bird provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C).
02:33:35 PM  
Herrick Lidstone, Colorado Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:35:03 PM  

Representative Bird made closing remarks on the bill.



02:36:26 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-086 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bird
Seconded Coleman
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Duran Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Soper Yes
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Williams D. Yes
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-099 - Amended, referred to House Finance


02:36:32 PM  
Representative Tipper introduced Senate Bill 19-099. The bill establishes a registration program for athlete agents. Representative Tipper responded to questions from the committee.
02:45:05 PM  
Tom Downey, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:47:28 PM  
Don Mielke, Uniform Law Commission, testified in support of the bill.
02:53:03 PM  

Representative Tipper described amendment L.004 (Attachment D).



02:53:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Coleman
Seconded Duran
Arndt
Bird
Duran
Sandridge
Snyder
Soper
Sullivan
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:53:27 PM  

Representative Tipper made closing remarks on the bill.



02:54:15 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-099, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Coleman
Seconded Sandridge
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Duran Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Soper Yes
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Williams D. Yes
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Available for Remote Testimony - Committee Discussion Only



02:54:46 PM   The committee adjourned.