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S_BLT_2017A 02/14/2017 Upon Adjournment Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY

Date: 02/14/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:10 AM to 12:36 PM
Jahn
X
Kerr
X
Place: SCR 354
Priola
X
Smallwood
*
This Meeting was called to order by
Williams A.
X
Senator Tate
Neville T.
*
Tate
X
This Report was prepared by
Jeanette Chapman
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-002

SB17-130

SB17-148

SB17-134

Sunset Review Hearing Landscape Architects

Sunset Review Hearing Motor Vehicle Dealer Board

Sunset Review Hearing Division of Insurance
Amended, Referred to Senate Appropriations

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to Senate Finance

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

Introduce draft bill

Introduce draft bill

Introduce draft bill





10:10 AM -- SB 17-002



Senator Martinez-Humenik introduced Senate Bill 17-002, concerning compulsory review of rules by each principal department. This bill replaces the current rule review process established by the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), and requires each principal department to conduct a review of its rules every three years starting in 2017. A review of all agency rules must be completed prior to November 1, 2017. Additionally, the bill creates a requirement that agencies conducting rulemaking must give the public at least 14 business days to provide input on the agency's rules. The rule review must include a report that contains any input from the public or other state agencies. Updates to each report must be posted on the principal department's official website.



Senator Martinez-Humenik provided amendment L.002 to the committee (Attachment A) and responded to questions from the committee.



170214 AttachA.pdf170214 AttachA.pdf

BILL: SB17-002
TIME: 10:23:52 AM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB17-002
TIME: 10:25:03 AM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-002, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



10:26 AM -- SB 17-130



Senator Priola introduced Senate Bill 17-130, concerning alignment of the number of hours of practical experience required to register as a sprinkler fitter with the number of hours of practical experience required to become licensed as a journeyman plumber. The bill reduces the number of practical work experience hours required to become a registered sprinkler fitter with the Division of Fire Prevention and Control in the Department of Public Safety to a level similar to what is required for a journeyman plumber, from 8,000 hours to 6,800 hours. Senator Priola responded to questions from the committee.



10:43 AM --
Rich Gessner, Sprinkler Fitters Local 669, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



10:50 AM --
Dennis Eulberg, Colorado Professional Firefighters, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the bill.







11:01 AM



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

BILL: SB17-130
TIME: 11:03:13 AM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-130 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 4-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
No
Kerr
No
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Williams A.
No
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



11:08 AM -- SB 17-148



Senator Priola introduced Senate Bill 17-148, concerning the continuation of the Office of Boxing. The bill continues the Office of Boxing and the Colorado State Boxing Commission, currently scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2017, through September 1, 2026, and implements the recommendations contained in the DORA sunset report. He provided amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments B and C) to the committee.



170214 AttachB.pdf170214 AttachB.pdf170214 AttachC.pdf170214 AttachC.pdf











11:14 AM --
Jeanne McEvoy, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.

BILL: SB17-148
TIME: 11:18:41 AM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
BILL: SB17-148
TIME: 11:19:10 AM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB17-148
TIME: 11:19:56 AM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-148, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



11:20 AM -- SB 17-134



Senator Tate introduced Senate Bill 17-134, concerning the exclusion of certain areas of an alcohol beverage licensee's operations in the application of penalties for certain violations. Under current law, when the state or local licensing authority suspends a liquor license, the licensee may petition to pay a fine instead of serving the suspension. If the petition is approved by the state or local licensing authority, the fine amount is equivalent to 20 percent of a liquor licensee's estimated gross revenue from the sale of alcohol during a proposed license suspension, except that is must range from $200 to $5000. For specified licensees operating a sales room or retail establishment in addition to either manufacturing or wholesaling activities that violate the prohibition on serving to a person under 21 years of age or someone visibly intoxicated, the bill stipulates that:



the fine assessed may not be based on the estimated gross revenue from any manufacturing or wholesale activities;

the fine must still range from $200 to $5000; and

a suspension of the license must not extend to the manufacturing or wholesaling activities of the licensee.





11:23 AM --
Tommy Bibliowicz, Colorado Brewers Guild, Four Noses Brewing, spoke in support of the bill.



11:26 AM --
Stephanie Fransen, Colorado Association of Viticulture and Enology, spoke in support of the bill.



11:27 AM --
Kara Miller, Colorado Distillers Guild, spoke in support of the bill.



11:29 AM --
Ron Kammerzell, Colorado Department of Revenue, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.















11:37 AM --
Laura Long, Colorado Brewers Guild, spoke in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



11:42 AM



Senator Tate made closing comments on the merits of the bill. He discussed amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments D and E).



170214 AttachD.pdf170214 AttachD.pdf170214 AttachE.pdf170214 AttachE.pdf

BILL: SB17-134
TIME: 11:46:21 AM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
BILL: SB17-134
TIME: 11:46:44 AM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






BILL: SB17-134
TIME: 11:47:01 AM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-134, 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 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



11:48 AM -- Sunset Review Hearing Landscape Architects



The sunset Review hearing for the Landscape Architects Professional Licensing Act was heard on February 1, 2017.

BILL: Sunset Review Hearing Landscape Architects
TIME: 11:48:55 AM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Introduce draft bill OLLS No. 17-0302, Sunset Continue Licensing of Landscape Architects. The motion passed on a vote of 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







11:50 AM



Senators Kerr and Tate were made joint sponsors.



11:50 AM -- Sunset Review Hearing Motor Vehicle Dealer Board




The sunset review hearing for the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board was held on February 1, 2017. Senator Tate opened committee discussion of the proposed bill. He itemized the recommendations to include in the bill. Committee discussion ensued.

BILL: Sunset Review Hearing Motor Vehicle Dealer Board
TIME: 11:54:48 AM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Introduce draft bill OLLS No. 17-0307 Sunset Motor Vehicle Dealers Sales that includes recommendations 1 and 2, extending the sunset to 2027, as well as including recommendations 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, changing the two year time out to a one year time out, and including recommendation 12. The motion passed on a vote of 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
BILL: Sunset Review Hearing Motor Vehicle Dealer Board
TIME: 11:58:16 AM
MOVED: Jahn
MOTION: Include recommendation 9 in the draft bill. The motion passed on a vote of 5-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Priola
No
Smallwood
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Neville T.
No
Tate
Yes
YES: 5 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS









Senators Jahn and Tate were assigned joint sponsors.



12:02 PM -- Sunset Review Hearing Division of Insurance



The sunset review hearing for the Division of Insurance was held on January 30, 2017. Senator Tate introduced discussion of the proposed bill.



12:05 PM -- Peg Brown, Division of Insurance, discussed a proposed pilot program.

BILL: Sunset Review Hearing Division of Insurance
TIME: 12:09:30 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Introduce draft bill OLLS No. 17-0301, Sunset Division of Insurance, that would include recommendations 1, 2, 3, 4, and 13. The motion passed on a vote of 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



12:12 PM



Senator Smallwood discussed recommendation 8, regarding preneed funeral insurance sellers in Colorado. Committee discussion ensued.







12:24 PM --
Peg Brown returned to the table to respond to the committee's discussion. She responded to questions from the committee.

BILL: Sunset Review Hearing Division of Insurance
TIME: 12:29:34 PM
MOVED: Williams A.
MOTION: Adopt language to include in the draft bill for the Division to pursue bringing noncompliant preneed sellers into compliance with state regulations. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



12:31 PM



Yelana Love, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to clarify the request to include a legislative declaration.



12:33 PM --
Peg Brown, Division of Insurance, responded to discussion by the committee.



Senators Williams and Smallwood were assigned joint sponsors.



12:35 PM



The committee adjourned.