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Date: 04/13/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-179



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 16-179 to the Committee on Appro PASS







06:18 PM -- SB 16-179



The committee came back to order. Senator Heath and Senator Roberts introduced Senate Bill 16-179, concerning Unemployment Insurance Classification. This bill directs the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) to develop guidance on and establish a position to serve as a resource for employers on the proper classification of workers for unemployment insurance purposes, audit findings, and option for appealing or curing an audit. Guidance is to include the factors used by CDLE to determine classification of workers and the process by which an employer or individual may submit further information in response to a determination by CDLE prior to an appeal.





06:25 PM --
Patrick Teegarden, CDLE, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



06:27 PM --
Jeff Fitzgerald, CDLE, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



06:42 PM --
Loren Furman, Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, spoke in support of the bill.



06:44 PM --
Kathy White, Colorado Fiscal Institute, spoke in support of the bill.



06:46 PM --
Tony Gagliardi, National Federation of Independent Business, spoke in support of the bill.



06:49 PM --
Greg Fulton, Colorado Motor Carriers Association, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to comments from the committee.



06:54 PM --
Jeff Fitzgerald, CDLE, returned to the table to respond to questions from the committee.


BILL: SB16-179
TIME: 06:58:23 PM
MOVED: Heath
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-179 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Heath
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jahn
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Newell
Yes
Tate
Yes
Woods
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











07:02 PM



The committee adjourned.




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