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Date: 04/12/2017

Location: LSB A

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1119



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1119 to the Committee on Appro PASS







11:08 AM -- HB17-1119



Representative Kraft-Tharp, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1119. The bill, as amended by the House Business Committee, creates the Uninsured Employer Board (board) and the Colorado Uninsured Employer Fund (fund) in the Division of Workers' Compensation of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE). The board oversees the fund, which is designed to pay benefits to injured workers whose employers do not have workers' compensation insurance. Representative Kraft-Tharp responded to questions from the committee.





11:13 AM



Ms. Amanda Hayden, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions about the revised fiscal note.



11:19 AM --
Ms. Sonja Guenther, representing the Workers Compensation Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Guenther responded to questions from the committee.



11:28 AM --
Mr. Patrick Teegarden, representing CDLE, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



11:40 AM --
Mr. Paul Tauriello, representing CDLE, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.





11:54 AM



Mr. Tauriello continued to respond to questions from the committee.





12:05 PM



Representative Kraft-Tharp made closing remarks on the bill.





12:11 PM



Ms. Hayden returned to the table to address additional questions about the revised fiscal note.

BILL: HB17-1119
TIME: 12:14:30 PM
MOVED: Gray
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1119 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Kennedy
VOTE
Beckman
No
Benavidez
No
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
No
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
No
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
No
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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