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H_BUS_2019A 04/24/2019 01:31:41 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date 04/24/2019
Attendance
Arndt *
Bird X
Duran *
McKean X
Pelton X
Snyder *
Sullivan X
Van Winkle X
Wilson X
Coleman X
Kraft-Tharp X
Time 01:31:41 PM to 03:44:12 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Kraft-Tharp
This Report was prepared by Luisa Altmann
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-157 Referred to House Finance
SB19-150 Referred to House Finance
SB19-173 Referred to House Appropriations
SB19-142 Referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1330 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-169 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-156 Amended, referred to House Finance

SB19-157 - Referred to House Finance


01:33:39 PM  

Representative Cutter introduced Senate Bill 19-157.  The bill continues the fire suppressions registration and inspection programs in the Department of Public Safety, which are scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2019.

01:34:56 PM  
Rob Sontag, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, testified in support of the bill.
01:35:13 PM  

Steven Parker, Fire Marshals Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



01:36:54 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-157 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded McKean
Arndt Excused
Bird Yes
Duran Excused
McKean Yes
Pelton Yes
Snyder Excused
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Wilson Yes
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



01:33:06 PM

Representative Kraft-Tharp made introductory remarks to the committee.



SB19-150 - Referred to House Finance


01:37:34 PM  

Representative Buentello and Representative Pelton introduced Senate Bill 19-150. The bill continues the regulation of public livestock markets in the Department of Agriculture, which is scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2019.

01:39:05 PM  

Christopher Whitney, Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Whitney responded to questions from the committee.

01:42:06 PM  

Bryan Jameson, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, responded to questions from the committee.

01:43:37 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing remarks.



01:44:48 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-150 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Pelton
Seconded McKean
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Duran Excused
McKean Yes
Pelton Yes
Snyder Excused
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Wilson Yes
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-173 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:45:57 PM  

Representative Kraft-Tharp and Representative Hansen introduced Senate Bill 19-173. The bill creates the Colorado Secure Savings Board in the Office of the State Treasurer to study the feasibility of creating a retirement savings plan for private sector employees. The bill sponsors provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).

01:51:32 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:00:01 PM  

Demetrius Johnson, D2 Financial Strategies, testified in support of the bill.

02:03:39 PM  
Rich Jones, Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.
02:06:30 PM  

Phil Steckley, AARP, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B).

02:09:23 PM  

Graciela Rocha, Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:11:21 PM  

Mr. Johnson, Ms. Rocha, Mr. Steckley, and Mr. Jones responded to questions from the committee.

02:16:29 PM  
Dave Young, Colorado State Treasurer, testified in support of the bill.
02:19:39 PM  
Hunter Railey, Small Business Majority, testified in support of the bill.
02:22:39 PM  
Jenifer Waller, Colorado Bankers Association, testified on the bill from a neutral position.
02:24:13 PM  

Carl Larson, National Association of Financial Advisors, testified in support of the bill.

02:26:47 PM  
Treasurer Young responded to questions from the committee.
02:32:59 PM  
The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


02:39:35 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-173 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kraft-Tharp
Seconded Snyder
Arndt Excused
Bird Yes
Duran Yes
McKean Excused
Pelton No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle No
Wilson No
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-142 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:40:38 PM  

Representative McCluskie introduced Senate Bill 19-142. The bill exempts produce used to make hard cider from the excise tax on produce used to make wine, and exempts hard cider from the Wine Industry Development Act.

02:43:35 PM  
Representative McCluskie responded to questions from the committee.
02:44:56 PM  
Nick Butler, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:48:12 PM  
Brad Page, Colorado Cider Guild, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Page responded to questions from the committee.
02:51:10 PM  
Representative McCluskie and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


02:52:29 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-142 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Duran
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Duran Yes
McKean Yes
Pelton Yes
Snyder Excused
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Wilson Yes
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1330 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:53:03 PM  

Representative Arndt introduced House Bill 19-1330. The bill exempts persons performing only hair drying services from licensure by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.

02:54:30 PM  
Representative Arndt responded to questions from the committee.
02:56:56 PM  

Melissa Kuipers, DryBar, testified in support of the bill.

02:58:49 PM  

Misty Halaby, DryBar, testified in support of the bill.

02:59:53 PM  
Taylor Garcia, DryBar, testified in support of the bill.
03:02:10 PM  

Angeleca Mercado, DryBar, testified in support of the bill.

03:02:33 PM  
Becky Wood, DryBar, testified in support of the bill.


03:04:47 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1330 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Arndt
Seconded Bird
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Duran Yes
McKean Yes
Pelton Yes
Snyder Excused
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Wilson Yes
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-169 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:04:56 PM  

Representative Titone and Representative Arndt introduced Senate Bill 19-169. The bill makes changes to the budget submission requirements for major information technology projects. The bill sponsors provided amendment L.005 (Attachment C).

03:09:22 PM  
Nick Butler, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.


03:14:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Arndt
Seconded Van Winkle
Arndt
Bird
Duran
McKean
Pelton
Snyder Excused
Sullivan
Van Winkle
Wilson
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:14:22 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.



03:16:27 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-169, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Arndt
Seconded Sullivan
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Duran Yes
McKean Yes
Pelton Yes
Snyder Excused
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Wilson Yes
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-156 - Amended, referred to House Finance


03:16:37 PM  

Representative Sullivan introduced Senate Bill 19-156. The bill continues the State Electrical Board and the regulation of electricians and electrical contractors in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2019.

03:18:58 PM  
Representative Sullivan responded to questions from the committee.
03:23:51 PM  

Bryan Jameson, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, and Jay Hicks, Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain, responded to questions from the committee. The committee was also provided amendment L.007 (Attachment D).

03:35:49 PM  

Kent Glassman, Cisco Systems, discussed proposed amendment L.007.



03:38:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Sullivan
Seconded Duran
Arndt
Bird
Duran
McKean
Pelton
Snyder Excused
Sullivan
Van Winkle
Wilson
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:38:23 PM  

The bill sponsor and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.



03:42:00 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-156, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Sullivan
Seconded Duran
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Duran Yes
McKean No
Pelton No
Snyder Excused
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle No
Wilson No
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



03:42:01 PM

Committee members made closing remarks to the committee.


03:44:12 PM   The committee adjourned.