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H_BUS_2021A 03/25/2021 01:36:03 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date 03/25/2021
Attendance
Bird X
Carver X
Duran X
Kennedy X
Lynch X
Mullica *
Neville X
Ricks *
Sandridge X
Snyder X
Van Winkle X
Sullivan X
Roberts X
Time 01:36:03 PM to 06:29:20 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Roberts
This Report was prepared by Luisa Altmann
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1199 Postponed Indefinitely
HB21-1163 Referred to House Finance
HB21-1051 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB21-1199 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:37:34 PM  
Representatives Titone
and Woodrow introduced House Bill 21-1199: Consumer Digital Repair Bill
of Rights.  The bill sponsors provided the committee with Amendments
L.001, L.002, L.007, and L.008 (Attachments A-D).  The bill sponsors
also provided the committee with a packet of handouts (Attachment E).
01:53:01 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:22:18 PM  
Mr. Russell Ball,
representing 21st Century Equipment and the FarWest Equipment Dealers Association,
testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Ball provided a handout
to the committee (Attachment F).
02:27:37 PM  
Mr. Brad Cofield, representing Wagner Equipment Co., testified in opposition to the bill.
02:30:18 PM  
Governor Roy Romer, representing 4Rivers Equipment, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:34:05 PM  
Mr. Cofield responded to questions from the committee.
02:36:40 PM  
Mr. Cameron Demetre, representing TechNet, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:42:02 PM  
Mr. Fielding Greaves, representing the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Greaves responded to questions from the committee.
02:45:56 PM  
Mr. Dustin Brighton, representing the Repair Done Right Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:49:53 PM  
Ms. Lisa McCabe, representing CTIA, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:52:08 PM  
Mr. Donald Clayback,
representing the Colorado Association for Medical Equipment Services and
the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART), testified
in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Clayback provided written testimony
to the committee (Attachment G).
02:56:07 PM  
Mr. Tim Johnson, representing the Entertainment Software Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Johnson responded to questions from the committee.
03:01:35 PM  
Ms. Allison Conwell, representing the Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG), testified in support of the bill.
03:05:15 PM  
Mr. Dan Waldvogle, representing the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, testified in support of the bill.
03:08:29 PM  
Mr. Chad MacDonald, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. MacDonald responded to questions from the committee.
03:17:16 PM  
Mr. Waldvogle responded to questions from the committee.
03:19:51 PM  
Professor Blake Reid,
representing the University of Colorado Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law
& Policy Clinic, testified in a neutral position on the bill.  Professor
Reid provided written testimony to the committee (Attachment H).

03:21:49 PM  
Mr. Matthew Fedder, representing the University of Colorado Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law & Policy Clinic, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
03:24:18 PM  
Mr. Fedder and Professor Reid responded to questions from the committee.
03:31:49 PM  
Mr. Jeremy Soller,
representing System76, testified in support of the bill.
03:34:51 PM  
Mr. Carl Richell,
representing System76, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Richell
provided written testimony to the committee (Attachment I).
03:37:55 PM  
Mr. Soller responded to questions from the committee.
03:39:09 PM  
Mr. Wayne Seltzer, representing the Boulder U-Fix-It Clinic, testified in support of the bill.
03:42:58 PM  
Mr. Matthew Shmigelsky, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:45:50 PM  
Mr. Kenneth Maestas, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition (CCDC), testified in support of the bill.
03:49:46 PM  
Ms. Kerry Sheehan,
representing iFixit, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Sheehan
provided written testimony to the committee (Attachment J).

03:54:19 PM  
Ms. Madhvi Chittoor, representing Madhvi4EcoEthics, testified in support of the bill.
03:58:13 PM  
Ms. Anne Peters, representing Recycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:01:55 PM  
Professor Aaron Perzanowski,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  Professor
Perzanowski also provided a handout to the committee (Attachment K).  Professor
Perzanowski responded to questions from the committee.
04:07:56 PM  
Ms. Julie Reiskin, representing CCDC, testified in support of the bill.
04:11:57 PM  
Ms. SaraJo Light, representing the Colorado Chapter of the Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
04:18:21 PM  
Mr. Paul Roberts,
representing SecuRepairs.org, testified in support of the bill.  Mr.
Roberts also provided written testimony to the committee (Attachment L).

04:18:26 PM  
Mr. Christopher Nicholson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:22:22 PM  
Dr. Michael Neil, representing CCDC, testified in support of the bill.
04:25:26 PM  
Ms. Margaret Rohrs, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:28:13 PM  
Mr. Leighton Yates, representing the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
04:28:14 PM  
Additional testimony
that was submitted to the committee for consideration can be found in Attachment
M.
04:28:19 PM  
The bill sponsors
discussed the proposed amendments.



04:34:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Sullivan
Seconded Snyder
Bird
Carver
Duran
Kennedy
Lynch
Mullica
Neville
Ricks
Sandridge
Snyder
Van Winkle
Sullivan
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:35:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Sullivan
Seconded Snyder
Bird
Carver
Duran
Kennedy
Lynch
Mullica
Neville
Ricks
Sandridge
Snyder
Van Winkle
Sullivan
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:36:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Sullivan
Seconded Snyder
Bird
Carver
Duran
Kennedy
Lynch
Mullica
Neville
Ricks
Sandridge
Snyder
Van Winkle
Sullivan
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:36:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008
Moved Sullivan
Seconded Snyder
Bird
Carver
Duran
Kennedy
Lynch
Mullica
Neville
Ricks
Sandridge
Snyder
Van Winkle
Sullivan
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:36:54 PM  
The bill sponsors and committee members provided closing remarks on the bill.


04:49:56 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1199, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Ricks
Bird No
Carver No
Duran No
Kennedy Yes
Lynch No
Mullica No
Neville No
Ricks No
Sandridge No
Snyder No
Van Winkle No
Sullivan No
Roberts No
YES: 1   NO: 12   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:50:11 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 21-1199 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
Bird Yes
Carver Yes
Duran Yes
Kennedy No
Lynch Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville Yes
Ricks Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Sullivan Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1163 - Referred to House Finance


04:50:33 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
04:50:48 PM  
The committee reconvened.
04:58:36 PM  
Representatives Snyder and Neville, bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 21-1163: Allow Retailers to Absorb Sales or Use Tax. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
05:04:09 PM  
Mr. Alex Shively, representing Stonington Global, testified in support of the bill.
05:10:04 PM  
Commissioner Rich Cimino, Grand County Commissioner and representing Colorado Counties Inc, testified in support of the bill.
05:12:49 PM  
The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


05:16:18 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1163 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Snyder
Seconded Neville
Bird Yes
Carver Yes
Duran Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lynch Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville Yes
Ricks Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Sullivan Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1051 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


05:16:25 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
05:18:54 PM  
The committee reconvened.
05:22:30 PM  
Representatives Geitner and Bird, bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 21-1051: Public Info Applicants for Public Employment. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
05:33:42 PM  
Mr. Jeff Roberts, representing the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, testified on the bill from an amend position.
05:38:00 PM  
Ms. Susan Greene,
representing the Colorado News Collaborative and the Colorado Press Association,
testified in opposition to the bill.
05:41:52 PM  
Mr. Tim Regan-Porter, representing the Colorado Press Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:44:24 PM  
Mr. Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill.
05:47:17 PM  
Ms. Tonya Thompson, representing the Academy District 20 school district, testified in support of the bill.
05:50:47 PM  
Ms. Thompson and Mr. Cook responded to questions from the committee.
05:57:23 PM  
Mr. Tom LaValley, representing the Academy District 20 school district, testified in support of the bill. Mr. LaValley responded to questions from the committee.
06:05:17 PM  
Mr. Evan Goulding, representing the Special District Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:07:07 PM  
Ms. Heather Stauffer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.
06:10:54 PM  
Additional written
testimony the was submitted to the committee for consideration can be found
in Attachment N.
06:11:08 PM  
The bill sponsors
and committee members discussed Amendment L.001 (Attachment O).


06:14:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Bird
Seconded Snyder
Bird
Carver
Duran
Kennedy
Lynch
Mullica
Neville
Ricks
Sandridge
Snyder
Van Winkle
Sullivan
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:14:22 PM  
The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.
06:23:42 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
06:23:49 PM  
The committee reconvened.


06:29:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1051, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Bird
Seconded Ricks
Bird Yes
Carver Yes
Duran Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lynch Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Ricks Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Van Winkle No
Sullivan Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:29:20 PM   The committee adjourned.