The following persons testified regarding SB 19-135:
Dr. Sameer Bawa, representing BBC Research, testified in support of the bill. He discussed disparity studies conducted by his firm, and the merits of the bill.
Mr. Michael Gifford, representing Associated General Contractors and the Colorado Contractors Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Gifford addressed earlier testimony.
Mr. Phil Hayes, representing the IBEW, NECA, and UA, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Ariel Hammerquist, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions regarding the fiscal impact of the bill, and the analysis undertaken to assess the fiscal analysis. Mr. Bill Zepernick, Legislative Council Staff, provided input on the fiscal note. Discussion ensued regarding the cost of the bill. Dr. Bawa discussed the cost of a typical disparity study. Discussion followed regarding certain jurisprudence impacting public contracting. Discussion returned to disparity studies. Dr. Bawa responded to questions regarding a 2011 Denver disparity study.