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H_BUS_2021A 03/18/2021 01:34:18 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date 03/18/2021
Attendance
Amabile X
Benavidez X
Bird X
Carver X
Duran X
Lynch X
Neville X
Ricks X
Sandridge X
Snyder X
Van Winkle X
Sullivan X
Roberts X
Time 01:34:18 PM to 05:14:06 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Roberts
This Report was prepared by Luisa Altmann
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1167 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB21-1093 Postponed Indefinitely
HB21-1048 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB21-1167 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:35:17 PM  
Representatives Will and Duran, bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 21-1167: Private Construction Contract Payments. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
01:40:11 PM  
Mr. Scott Deering, representing the American Subcontractors Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Deering responded to questions from the committee.
01:45:13 PM  
Mr. John Logan, representing
the Denver Metro Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and the
Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP), testified in opposition
to the bill.  Mr. Logan responded to questions from the committee.
02:02:44 PM  
Mr. Tony Gagliardi, representing the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), testified in support of the bill.
02:04:55 PM  
Mrs. Jenifer Waller, representing the Colorado Bankers Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Mrs. Waller responded to questions from the committee.
02:18:58 PM  
Mr. Chris Alcorn, representing Alcorn Construction and NAIOP, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Alcorn responded to questions from the committee.
02:36:06 PM  
Mr. Todd Duncan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Duncan responded to questions from the committee.
02:41:54 PM  
Ms. Terri Olson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Olson responded to questions from the committee.
02:48:11 PM  
Mr. Henry Bangert, representing the Associated General Contractors of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:52:04 PM  
Mr. David Marsh, representing Western Slope Iron & Supply Inc., testified in support of the bill. Mr. Marsh responded to questions from the committee.
02:57:09 PM  
Mr. Mario Cocchiarella, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:00:33 PM  
Ms. Lindsey Vigoda, representing Small Business Majority, testified in support of the bill.
03:03:28 PM  
Mr. Jeff Johnston, representing the Colorado Roofing Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:06:18 PM  
Ms. Christy Crook, representing Phoenix Masonry, Inc, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Crook responded to questions from the committee.
03:11:10 PM  
Mr. Rusty Plowman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:14:01 PM  
Mr. Brandon Berumen, representing LEI Companies, Associated Builders and Contractors, and Independent Electrical Contractors, and the Hispanic Contractors of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:16:27 PM  
Mr. Shane Krohn,
representing Drake-Williams Steel, the Rocky Mountain Steel Construction
Association (RMSCA), and the Colorado Contractors Coalition, testified
in support of the bill.  Mr. Krohn responded to questions from the
committee.
03:24:59 PM  
The committee discussed Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).


03:26:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Neville
Amabile No
Benavidez No
Bird No
Carver Yes
Duran No
Lynch Yes
Neville Yes
Ricks No
Sandridge Yes
Snyder No
Van Winkle Yes
Sullivan No
Roberts No
YES: 5   NO: 8   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
03:26:29 PM  
The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


03:37:36 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1167 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Duran
Seconded Bird
Amabile Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Carver Yes
Duran Yes
Lynch Yes
Neville No
Ricks Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Van Winkle No
Sullivan Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1093 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:38:18 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
03:38:49 PM  
The committee reconvened.
03:45:22 PM  
Representative Woodrow, bill sponsor, introduced House Bill 21-1093: Remedies in Class Actions Consumer Protection Act. Representative Woodrow responded to questions from the committee.
04:04:34 PM  
Mr. Andrew Unthank, representing the Colorado Civil Justice League, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Unthank responded to questions from the committee.
04:14:51 PM  
Mr. David Seligman, representing Towards Justice, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Seligman responded to questions from the committee.
04:24:25 PM  
Ms. Alissa Gardenswartz, representing the Legal Advisory Council, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:28:52 PM  
Ms. Elisabeth Epps, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:32:47 PM  
The bill sponsor and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


04:43:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1093 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Sullivan
Seconded Duran
Amabile Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bird No
Carver No
Duran Yes
Lynch No
Neville No
Ricks Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder No
Van Winkle No
Sullivan Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 6   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:43:51 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 21-1093 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Sullivan
Seconded Snyder
Amabile No
Benavidez No
Bird Yes
Carver Yes
Duran No
Lynch Yes
Neville Yes
Ricks No
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Sullivan No
Roberts No
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1048 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:43:55 PM  
Representative A.
Valdez introduced House Bill 21-1048: Retail Business Must Accept Cash.
 Representative A. Valdez discussed Amendment L.002 (Attachment B)
and responded to questions from the committee.
04:56:45 PM  
Mr. Zach Robertson, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Robertson responded to questions from the committee.
05:01:08 PM  
Ms. Carol Hedges, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.
05:05:41 PM  
Mrs. Ana Temu Otting, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:09:14 PM  
Additional written
testimony that was submitted to the committee for consideration is provided
as Attachment C.


05:10:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Sullivan
Seconded Amabile
Amabile
Benavidez
Bird
Carver
Duran
Lynch
Neville
Ricks
Sandridge
Snyder
Van Winkle
Sullivan
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:10:46 PM  
The bill sponsor and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


05:13:56 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1048, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Sullivan
Seconded Duran
Amabile Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Carver No
Duran Yes
Lynch Yes
Neville No
Ricks Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Van Winkle No
Sullivan Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:14:06 PM   The committee adjourned.