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S_BLT_2016A 04/25/2016 02:15:55 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY

Date: 04/25/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 02:15 PM to 03:52 PM
Baumgardner
X
Heath
X
Place: SCR 354
Hodge
X
Jahn
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Neville T.
X
Senator Holbert
Newell
X
Tate
X
This Report was prepared by
Woods
X
Jeanette Chapman
Holbert
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Conf 16-Statewide Internet Portal Authority (Sipa) Board

Conf 16-Pinnacol Assurance Board Of Directors

Conf 16-State Historical Society - Board Of Directors

HB16-1401

HB16-1114
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to Appropriations





02:16 PM -- Confirmation of Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) Board



Lew Gaiter, appointee to the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) Board, came to the table. The appointment letter may be found in Attachment A. Commissioner Gaiter's application and resume is available at the State Archives.



160425 AttachA.pdf160425 AttachA.pdf





Commissioner Gaiter discussed his experience and his work with the SIPA Board.

BILL: Conf 16-Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) Board
TIME: 02:19:13 PM
MOVED: Woods
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Lew Gaiter to the SIPA Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Heath
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jahn
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Newell
Yes
Tate
Yes
Woods
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:20 PM -- Confirmation of Pinnacol Assurance Board Of Directors



Phil Kalin, Executive Director of Pinnacol Assurance, introduced the appointees. Bonnie Dean and Barbara Davis, appointees to the Pinnacol Board of Directors, came to the table. The appointment letter may be found in Attachment B. Their applications and resumes are available at the State Archives.



160425 AttachB.pdf160425 AttachB.pdf



Ms. Dean and Ms. Davis described their backgrounds and experience related to the work of the Pinnacol Board.





Mr. Kalin responded to questions from the committee.

BILL: Conf 16-Pinnacol Assurance Board Of Directors
TIME: 02:27:19 PM
MOVED: Woods
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Bonnie Dean and Barbara Davis to the Pinnacol Assurance Board Of Directors to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Heath
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jahn
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Newell
Yes
Tate
Yes
Woods
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:28 PM -- Confirmation of State Historical Society - Board Of Directors



Tamra Ward, appointee to the State Historical Society Board of Directors, came to the table. The appointment letter may be found in Attachment C. Her application and resume is available at the State Archives. Ms. Ward described her interest in state history and the activities of the Board.



160425 AttachC.pdf160425 AttachC.pdf

BILL: Conf 16-State Historical Society - Board Of Directors
TIME: 02:30:46 PM
MOVED: Woods
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Tamra Ward to the State Historical Society Board Of Directors to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 8-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Heath
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jahn
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Newell
Excused
Tate
Yes
Woods
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:32 PM -- HB 16-1401



Senator Woods and Senator Hodge introduced House Bill 16-1401, concerning retail food establishment licensure and inspection. The bill increases the annual licensing fees paid by retail food establishments beginning January 1, 2017. Additional increases in 2018 and 2019 are contingent upon compliance with certain requirements.



The bill also creates a new license for a limited retail food establishment that prepares or serves food that does not require time or temperature control for safety, provides self-service beverages, offers prepackaged commercially prepared food and beverages requiring time or temperature control for only reheating commercially prepared foods that require time or temperature control for safety for retail sale to consumers. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is required to ensure significant statewide compliance with the federal Food and Drug Administration's voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program standards by December 31, 2019.



02:36 PM --
Barbara Kirkmeyer, Weld County Commissioner and Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in opposition to the bill without amendments. She provided a handout to the committee, a copy was not available for staff. She responded to comments from the committee.









02:56 PM --
Tom Gonzales, Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials, spoke in favor of the bill. He provided two handouts to the committee (Attachments D and E). He responded to comments from the committee.



160425 AttachD.pdf160425 AttachD.pdf160425 AttachE.pdf160425 AttachE.pdf



02:59 PM --
Jeff Lawrence, CDPHE, spoke in favor of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:09 PM --
Grier Bailey, Colorado and Wyoming Petroleum Marketing Association, spoke in favor of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:14 PM --
Mary Lou Chapman, Rocky Mountain Food Industry, spoke in favor of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



03:18 PM --
Sonia Riggs, Colorado Restaurant Association, Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association, spoke in favor of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



03:37 PM



The committee recessed.



03:38 PM



The committee came back to order.

BILL: HB16-1401
TIME: 03:38:36 PM
MOVED: Woods
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1401 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Heath
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jahn
Yes
Neville T.
No
Newell
Yes
Tate
No
Woods
Yes
Holbert
No
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS









03:40 PM



The committee recessed.



03:41 PM



The committee came back to order.



03:41 PM -- HB 16-1114



Senator Ulibarri introduced House Bill 16-1114, concerning duplicate reporting requirements. The bill eliminates current employment verification standards that:

  • require each employer in Colorado to attest within 20 days that it has verified the legal work status of each employee, has not altered or falsified employee identification documents, and has not knowingly hired an unauthorized alien;
  • require each employer in Colorado to submit documentation to the director of the Division of Labor that demonstrates that the employer is in compliance with federal employment verification requirements;
  • authorize the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) to conduct random audits of employers to ensure compliance with federal employment verification laws;
  • require the CDLE to request documentation upon receipt of a valid complaint that an employer is non-compliant with federal employment verification laws; and
  • fine an employer for failing to provide required documentation or for providing fraudulent documentation.



03:43 PM --
Sonia Riggs, Colorado Restaurant Association, spoke in support of the bill.



03:45 PM --
Brent Boydston, Colorado Farm Bureau, spoke in support of the bill.



03:46 PM --
Nick Colglazier, Colorado Competitive Council, spoke in support of the bill.



03:48 PM --
Loren Furman, Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, spoke in support of the bill.





03:49 PM --
Patrick Teegarden, CDLE, spoke about the bill.

BILL: HB16-1114
TIME: 03:50:22 PM
MOVED: Woods
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1114 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 8-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
No
Heath
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jahn
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Newell
Yes
Tate
Yes
Woods
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:52 PM



The committee adjourned.


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