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S_BLT_2016A 04/27/2016 02:01:17 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY

Date: 04/27/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 02:01 PM to 04:54 PM
Baumgardner
X
Heath
*
Place: SCR 354
Hodge
X
Jahn
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Neville T.
X
Senator Holbert
Newell
*
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:
SB16-198

HB16-1432

HB16-1290

HB16-1261

HB16-1302
Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to Appropriations

Referred to Finance

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





02:01 PM -- SB 16-198



Senator Holbert introduced his bill concerning workers' compensation insurance forms. The bill adds advisory organizations and rating organization to the list of entities required to comply with current law regarding submission of sample forms of policies, riders, letters, notices, and other documents related to workers' compensation insurance. He provided Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).



160427 AttachA.pdf160427 AttachA.pdf





02:03 PM --
Robert Ferm, American Insurance Association, spoke in support of the bill.

BILL: SB16-198
TIME: 02:06:43 PM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Heath
Hodge
Jahn
Neville T.
Newell
Excused
Tate
Woods
Holbert
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
BILL: SB16-198
TIME: 02:07:01 PM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-198, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole with 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











02:10 PM -- HB 16-1261



Senator Jahn and Senator Baumgardner introduced House Bill 16-1261, concerning the retail marijuana sunset. The reengrossed bill continues the Colorado Retail Marijuana Code until September 1, 2019, and makes changes regarding licensing, rulemaking, industry operations, county-initiated ballot measures, and criminal provisions.



02:14 PM --
Ellen Stern, Children's Hospital of Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:17 PM --
Tyler Henson, C4, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:17 PM --
Joe Hodas, Dixie Elixirs, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:18 PM --
Ruth Aponte, Arapahoe House, discussed a possible amendment to the bill. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B).



160427 AttachB.pdf160427 AttachB.pdf



02:22 PM --
Ted Harms, representing himself, spoke about the bill.



02:24 PM --
Diane Carlson, Smart Colorado, spoke about the bill.



02:29 PM --
Brian Tobias, Department of Regulatory Agencies, responded to questions from the committee.



02:34 PM --
Paula Riggs, representing herself, spoke about the bill.



02:37 PM --
Ron Kammerzell, Department of Revenue, Marijuana Enforcement Division, responded to questions from the committee.



02:40 PM --
Henny Lasley, representing herself, read a prepared statement.



02:44 PM --
Jesse Jensen, Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, read a prepared statement.



02:45 PM --
Harrison Chamberlain, representing himself, spoke about the bill.



02:48 PM --
Alana Freeman, representing herself, spoke about the bill.



02:52 PM --
Shawn Coleman, 36 Solutions, spoke about the bill.



02:53 PM --
Lynne Rymer, North Metro Task Force, spoke about the bill.



02:54 PM --
Logan Goolsby, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:57 PM --
Dean Heizer, LivWell, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:59 PM



The chairman laid the bill over for action at a later time.









02:59 PM -- HB 16-1432



Senator Kerr introduced House Bill 16-1432, concerning employees' right to view personnel files. The reengrossed bill requires that an employer, at least annually, permit a requesting current or former employee to inspect and obtain a copy of his or her personnel file. Reviews are to occur at the employer's office at a time convenient to both parties.



03:02 PM --
Justin Plaskov, Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association, spoke in support of the bill.



03:04 PM --
Meghan Raynes, 9 to 5 Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.



03:07 PM --
Chris Ottlee, Civil Justice League, spoke about the bill.

BILL: HB16-1432
TIME: 03:13:00 PM
MOVED: Woods
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1432 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
No
Heath
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jahn
Yes
Neville T.
No
Newell
Yes
Tate
No
Woods
Yes
Holbert
No
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:17 PM -- HB 16-1290



Senator Hill and Senator Kerr introduced House Bill 16-1290, concerning the ReHire Colorado reauthorization. The bill extends the Transitional Jobs Program administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS) through June 30, 2022, except that DHS shall offer no new transitional jobs after December 31, 2021. The program is currently scheduled to repeal June 30, 2017, with no new transitional jobs offered after December 31, 2016. The senators provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C). Senator Kerr responded to questions from the committee.



160427 AttachC.pdf160427 AttachC.pdf



03:25 PM --
David Ortiz, United Veterans Committee, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.











03:31 PM --
Katie Griego, Department of Human Services, spoke in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



03:38 PM --
Brian Cadena, University of Colorado - Boulder, spoke in support of the bill.



03:42 PM --
Bessie Hutchison, ReHire Colorado, spoke in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



03:47 PM --
Frank Waterous, Bell Policy Center, spoke in support of the bill.



03:49 PM



Senator Kerr made closing comments on the merits of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1290
TIME: 03:50:57 PM
MOVED: Heath
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1290 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
No
Heath
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jahn
Yes
Neville T.
No
Newell
Yes
Tate
Yes
Woods
Yes
Holbert
No
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:52 PM -- HB 16-1261



The committee returned to continue testimony on HB 16-1261.



03:54 PM --
Jessica LaRoux, representing herself, spoke about the bill.





03:59 PM



Senator Tate provided amendment L.038 (Attachment D).



160427 AttachD.pdf160427 AttachD.pdf

BILL: HB16-1261
TIME: 04:03:00 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.038, as amended. The motion failed on a vote of 2-7.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
No
Heath
No
Hodge
No
Jahn
No
Neville T.
No
Newell
Yes
Tate
Yes
Woods
No
Holbert
No
YES: 2 NO: 7 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL
BILL: HB16-1261
TIME: 04:03:48 PM
MOVED: Newell
MOTION: This is a conceptual amendment to amend L.038, line 7 after "REQUIRED" insert "TO". The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Heath
Hodge
Jahn
Neville T.
Newell
Tate
Woods
Holbert
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






BILL: HB16-1261
TIME: 04:06:11 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1261 to the Committee on Finance. 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
YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



04:07 PM -- HB 16-1302



Senator Newell introduced House Bill 16-1302, concerning the Colorado Career Advancement Act. The reengrossed bill changes the title of the Colorado Workforce Investment Act to the Colorado Career Advancement Act and aligns Colorado law with the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. It also clarifies the roles of specific entities in workforce development programs and removes statutory requirements made inapplicable by the federal act. Senator Newell provided a handout and amendment L.009 (Attachments E and F).



160427 AttachE.pdf160427 AttachE.pdf160427 AttachF.pdf160427 AttachF.pdf



04:13 PM --
Lee Wheeler-Berliner, Colorado Workforce Development Council, spoke in support of the bill.



04:15 PM --
Barbara Kirkmeyer, Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in support of the bill.



04:20 PM --
Kyle Sickman, Colorado Workforce Development Council, spoke in support of the bill.



04:22 PM --
Mary Riebe, Arapahoe-Douglas Works, spoke in support of the bill.



04:27 PM --
Libby Szabo, Jefferson County Commissioner, spoke in support of the bill



04:32 PM --
Lynnae Flora, Jefferson County Human Services, responded to questions from the committee.



04:35 PM --
Julie Cozad, Weld County Commissioner, spoke in support of the bill.











04:39 PM --
Mary Freitag Snapp, Weld County Workforce, spoke in support of the bill.



04:40 PM --
Jeff Wasden, Colorado Business Round Table, spoke in support of the bill.



04:42 PM --
Kevin Hougen, Aurora Chamber, spoke in support of the bill.



04:45 PM --
Joe Barela, Arapahoe Douglas Works, spoke in support of the bill.



04:46 PM --
Richard Werner, Upstate Colorado Economic Development, spoke in support of the bill.



04:48 PM --
Frank Waterous, Bell Policy Center, spoke in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment F).



04:50 PM --
Lynnae Flora returned to the table to respond to questions from the committee.

BILL: HB16-1302
TIME: 04:50:48 PM
MOVED: Newell
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.009. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Heath
Hodge
Jahn
Neville T.
Newell
Tate
Woods
Holbert
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






BILL: HB16-1302
TIME: 04:53:00 PM
MOVED: Newell
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1302, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
No
Heath
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jahn
Yes
Neville T.
No
Newell
Yes
Tate
Yes
Woods
Yes
Holbert
No
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



04:54 PM



The committee adjourned.


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