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S_BLT_2018A 04/30/2018 02:38:52 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date 04/30/2018
Attendance
Jahn X
Kerr X
Priola X
Smallwood X
Williams A. X
Neville T. X
Tate X
Time 02:38:52 PM to 07:26:10 PM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Tate
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 18-Electrical Board — State Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 18-Mortgage Loan Originators — Board Of Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 18-Real Estate Appraisers — Board Of Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
SB18-168 Postponed Indefinitely
SB18-244 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1220 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1271 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1234 Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Conf 18-Real Estate Appraisers — Board Of - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:45:35 PM  

Deane Davenport, Richard Shields, Kristy McFarland, and Bonnie Roerig, appointees to the Board of Real Estate Appraisers, came to the table.  The appointment letter may be found in Attachment C.  Their resumes and applications are available at the State Archives.

02:45:36 PM  

Deane Davenport introduced himself and discussed his professional experience and his previous work on the board.

02:47:10 PM  

Richard Shields introduced himself and discussed his role on the board and his professional experience.

02:47:49 PM  

Kristy McFarland introduced herself and discussed her professional experience and her service on the board.

02:48:30 PM  
Bonnie Roerig introduced herself and discussed
her professional experience and the role of ethic and standards compliance
in the appraiser profession.


02:50:33 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Richard Shields, Deane Davenport, Kristy McFarland, Bonnie Roerig to the Board of Real Estate Appraisers to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
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



Conf 18-Mortgage Loan Originators — Board Of - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:43:12 PM  
Marcia Waters, Department of Regulatory
Agencies, introduced the appointee to the Board of Mortgage Loan Originators.
 The appointment letter may be found in Attachment B.  The resume
and application are available at the State Archives.

02:43:48 PM  
Dena Falbo, appointee to the Board of Mortgage Loan Originators, discussed her professional experience and her interest in serving on the board.


02:45:22 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Dena Falbo to the Board Of Mortgage Loan Originators to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
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



Conf 18-Electrical Board — State - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:39:37 PM  
Mark Browne, Department of Regulatory Agencies,
introduced the appointee to the State Electrical Board.  The appointment
letter may be found in Attachment A.  The resume and application are
available at the State Archives.
02:40:33 PM  
Carole Pafford, appointee to the State
Electrical Board, discussed her professional experience and indicated her
enthusiasm for continuing to serve on the board.  She responded to
questions from the committee.


02:42:46 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Carol Pafford to the State Electrical Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
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



SB18-244 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:53:45 PM  
Senator Neville asked the committee to
postpone indefinitely Senate Bill 18-244.


02:55:48 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-244 indefinitely.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
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
02:55:49 PM  

The committee recessed.



SB18-168 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:53:30 PM  
Senator Tate asked the committee to postpone
indefinitely Senate Bill 18-168.


02:53:34 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-168 indefinitely.
Moved Tate
Seconded
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



HB18-1234 - Committee Discussion Only


03:05:34 PM  

The committee came back to order.  Senator Gardner introduced House Bill 18-1234, concerning the definition of gambling devices.  The bill clarifies the definitions of key terms related to simulated gambling and simulated gambling devices. It specifies that unlawful offering of a simulated gambling device can be direct or indirect, regardless of whether consideration is monetary or nonmonetary and regardless of whether consideration is received before the device is used.

03:08:20 PM  
Nancy Sharpe, Arapahoe County Commissioner, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:10:14 PM  
Jim Maloney, Town of Parker, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:11:51 PM  
Melissa Trenary, Cripple Creek City Council,
spoke in favor of the bill.
03:12:28 PM  
Trey Franzoy, representing himself, spoke
in opposition to the bill.
03:17:33 PM  
Cindy Compton, representing herself, spoke in support of Mr. Franzoy.
03:21:01 PM  
Angel Rodriguez, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:24:12 PM  
Shimon Kohn, representing himself, spoke
in opposition to the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.
03:24:34 PM  
Nick Gonzalez, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:31:57 PM  

Denise Maes, American Civil Liberties Union-Colorado, spoke in opposition to the bill.

03:35:17 PM  

Chris Howes, Colorado Skill Games and Entertainment Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.

03:37:52 PM  

Scott Martinez, Colorado Skill Games and Entertainment Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.

03:40:36 PM  
Mr. Gonzalez commented on the preceding testimony.
03:46:12 PM  

Tammy Garamova, Colorado Skill Games and Entertainment Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.

03:47:50 PM  
Nick Farley, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:51:54 PM  

Dan May, Fourth Judicial District Attorney, spoke in favor of the bill.

03:58:17 PM  
Mark Grueskin, Colorado Gaming Association,
spoke in favor of the bill.  He provided a handout to the committee
(Attachment D).  Mr. Grueskin responded to questions from the committee.
04:09:41 PM  
Mr. May responded to questions from the committee.
04:28:05 PM  

Flavio Quintana, Division of Gaming, Department of Revenue, responded to questions from the committee.

04:56:20 PM  
The committee recessed.



HB18-1220 - Postponed Indefinitely


04:57:54 PM  

The committee came back to order.  Senator Tate introduced House Bill 18-1220, concerning regulation of cryptocurrency.  The bill defines terms related to cryptocurrency exchanges and excludes cryptocurrency activity from the definition of an investment contract.

05:00:15 PM  
David Cheval, Division of Banking, Department of Regulatory Agencies, spoke in opposition to the bill.
05:03:31 PM  
Sean Clifford, Colorado Attorney General's Office, spoke in opposition to the bill.
05:03:56 PM  
Marguerite Salazar, Executive Director, Department of Regulatory Agencies, spoke about the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.
05:10:06 PM  
Mr. Cheval responded to questions from the committee.
05:13:28 PM  
Krista Pontius, Bull Pay, spoke in favor of the bill.
05:15:52 PM  
Paul Quigley, Block Lab Enterprises, spoke in favor of the bill.
05:19:05 PM  

Mr. Quigley responded to questions from the committee.

05:27:27 PM  
Senator Tate made closing comments on the
merits of the bill.  He distributed Amendment L.005 (Attachment E).


05:37:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:37:46 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1220, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn No
Kerr No
Priola No
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. No
Neville T. Yes
Tate Yes
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:39:07 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1220 indefinitely.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr Yes
Priola Yes
Smallwood No
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. No
Tate No
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1271 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


05:43:01 PM  
Senator Tate introduced House Bill 18-1271,
concerning public utility economic development rates.  The bill allows
the Public Utilities Commission to allow investor owned electric utilities
to charge a discounted economic development rate for commercial and industrial
users who locate or expand their operation in Colorado and add at least
3 megawatts of new load at a single location.
05:45:40 PM  
David Amster-Olszewski, Sun Share, spoke in opposition to the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment F),
05:48:40 PM  
Robert Osborne, Xcel Energy, spoke in favor
of the bill.
05:52:19 PM  
Kristi Pollard, Jefferson County Economic
Development Corporation, spoke in favor of the bill.  She responded
to questions from the committee.
05:55:16 PM  
Mr. Osborne responded to questions from the committee.
05:58:30 PM  
Heidi Morgan, Black Hills Energy, spoke
in favor of the bill.  She responded to questions from the committee.
05:59:34 PM  

Mr. Osborne responded to questions from the committee.

06:08:06 PM  
Ms. Morgan responded to questions from the committee.


06:14:03 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1271 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr Yes
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. No
Tate Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



06:14:04 PM
The committee recessed.



07:19:41 PM
The committee came back to order.



HB18-1234 - Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole




07:20:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment G).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:24:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment H).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:24:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment I).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:25:19 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1234, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
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


07:26:10 PM   Committee Adjourned