Ms. Becky Smith, representing the National Employment Law Project, testified in opposition to SB 18-171. She explained that the scope of the bill extends beyond its title, and discussed the new definition of employer set out by the bill. Ms. Palak Shah, representing the National Domestic Workers Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Shah explained how the bill erodes the rights of domestic workers, and discussed the intersection of technology and work. Mr. Scott Wasserman, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in opposition to SB 18-171. He discussed technology's effect on economic mobility. Ms. Smith responded to questions regarding the potential for additional companies to convert their employers to independent contractors through the use of technology. Ms. Shah responded to questions regarding the effect of certain technological platforms on workers' independence. Ms. Smith responded to questions regarding the impact of the bill on other worker protections already in law, and certain court decisions impacting employment. Discussion ensued regarding the legal protections for domestic workers. Mr. Wasserman responded to questions regarding the effect of technology on the provision of benefits to workers going forward.