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S_BLT_2017A 12/18/2017 10:02:30 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



COMMITTEE ON JOINT BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR

Date: 12/18/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:02 AM to 03:42 PM
Arndt
X
Coleman
X
Place: RM 271
Garnett
X
Gray
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Jahn
X
Senator Tate
Kerr
X
Navarro
E
This Report was prepared by
Neville T.
X
Jeanette Chapman
Nordberg
E
Priola
X
Rosenthal
E
Sias
E
Smallwood
X
Thurlow
*
Van Winkle
*
Williams A.
*
Williams D.
*
Winter
*
Kraft-Tharp
X
Tate
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call, R = Remote Participation
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Office of the State Auditor

Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Department of Regulatory Agencies

Department of Personnel and Administration

Department of Labor and Employment
Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only





10:04 AM -- Office of the State Auditor



Carrie Hunter, Office of the State Auditor (OSA), introduced herself and her colleagues who were present to discuss recently completed audits pertinent to the Business committees' oversight.





10:06 AM --
Kate Shiroff, OSA, discussed the audit reports for the Office of Film, Television, and Media in the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). She provided a handout to the committee summarizing the report (Attachment A). A copy of the full audit report may be found on the OSA website at http://leg.colorado.gov/audits/office-film-television-and-media. Ms. Shiroff responded to questions from the committee.



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10:11 AM --
Vickie Heller, OSA, discussed the audit report for the Regional Tourism Act, also overseen by the OEDIT. She provided a handout to the committee summarizing the report (Attachment B). A copy of the full audit report may be found at the OSA website at http://leg.colorado.gov/audits/regional-tourism-act.



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10:16 AM



Ms. Heller continued her presentation, discussing the Annual Report: Status of Outstanding Audit Recommendations as of June 30, 2017which details the status of audit recommendations for all state departments and identifies recommendations that remain incomplete. She provided a copy of the report to the committee, a copy of which is available on the OSA website at http://leg.colorado.gov/audits/annual-report-status-outstanding-audit-recommendations-june-30-2017



10:20 AM --
Marisa Edwards, OSA, discussed outstanding audit recommendations for the departments the committee oversees. She responded to questions from the committee.



10:27 AM --
Cindi Radke, OSA, came to the table to respond from questions from the committee.



10:29 AM



Ms. Edwards continued to respond to questions from the committee and completed her presentation.



10:33 AM -- Office of Economic Development and International Trade



Anna Ewing, Chief Operating Officer, Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), introduced herself and discussed the role of the office. She discussed the office's performance priorities for the year and their legislative agenda. She responded to questions from the committee.



11:09 AM



Ms. Ewing continued to respond to questions from the committee and completed her presentation.





















11:12 AM -- Department of Regulatory Agencies



Marguerite Salazar, Executive Director, Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), introduced herself and provided a handout of materials to the committee (Attachment C). She discussed the department's role in regulatory reform and the department's performance plan. Ms. Salazar discussed Colorado's broadband deployment strategy and the state broadband office and reported on the status of the response to House Bill 17-1165, concerning agency disciplinary actions.



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11:45 AM



Ms. Salazar responded to questions from the committee.



11:46 AM --
Karen McGovern, Division of Professions and Occupations, responded to questions from the committee.



11:49 AM --
Brian Shepherd, Colorado Broadband Office, responded to questions from the committee.



12:04 PM



Ms. Salazar continued to respond to questions from the committee.



12:17 PM



Ms. Salazar finished her presentation and the committee recessed.



01:32 PM -- Department of Personnel and Administration



The committee came back to order.



June Taylor, Executive Director, Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA), introduced herself and provided four handouts to the committee (Attachments D, E, F, and G). She discussed the responsibilities of the department and the priorities for the coming year. Ms. Taylor responded to questions from the committee.



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01:56 PM --
Bob Jaros, State Controller, DPA, came to the table to respond to questions from the committee.



02:03 PM



Ms. Taylor continued to respond to questions from the committee.



02:05 PM --
Larry Freedberg, State Architect, DPA, came to the table to respond to questions from the committee.









02:10 PM



The committee recessed.



02:21 PM -- Department of Labor and Employment



The committee came back to order.



Kristin Corash, Interim Executive Director, Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), introduced herself and her executive team members. She provided three handouts to the committee (Attachments H, I, and J). Ms. Corash discussed the responsibilities and the strategic initiatives of the department. She responded to questions from the committee.



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02:51 PM --
Jeff Fitzgerald, Director, Division of Unemployment Insurance, CDLE, came to the table to respond to questions from the committee.



02:53 PM --
Matthew Blackman, Budget Director, CDLE, responded to questions from the committee.



03:03 PM



Ms. Corash discussed the department's legislative agenda for the 2018 session. She responded to questions from the committee.




03:07 PM --
Stephanie Veck, Director, Colorado Workforce Development Council, came to the table to respond to questions from the committee.



03:19 PM



Ms. Corash continued her discussion of the CDLE's regulatory agenda and progress with the talent development network. She responded to questions from the committee.



03:29 PM --
Patrick Teegarden, Legislative Liaison, CDLE, came to the table to respond to questions from the committee.



03:34 PM



The committee continued to ask questions of Mr. Fitzgerald, Ms. Veck, and Ms. Corash.



03:41 PM



The committee adjourned.


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