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S_BLT_2018A 12/20/2018 01:13:04 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON JOINT BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date 12/20/2018
Attendance
Arndt X
Coleman *
Exum E
Garnett E
Gray E
Jahn E
Kerr E
Liston E
Neville T. E
Priola X
Sandridge X
Sias E
Smallwood E
Thurlow X
Van Winkle E
Williams A. E
Williams D. E
Winter E
Kraft-Tharp X
Tate X
Time 01:13:04 PM to 05:22:30 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Tate
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
Office of the State Auditor Committee Discussion Only
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies SMART Act Hearing Committee Discussion Only
Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration SMART Act Hearing Committee Discussion Only
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment SMART Act Hearing Committee Discussion Only
Office of Economic Development and International Trade SMART Act Hearing Committee Discussion Only

Office of Economic Development and International Trade SMART Act Hearing - Committee Discussion Only


04:50:15 PM  

Jeff Kraft, Division Director, Business Funding and Incentives, Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), introduced himself and began his discussion of the role of OEDIT and its current activities.  He provided a handout of his presentation (Attachment E).

05:19:50 PM  

Mr. Kraft discussed the office's accomplishments over the last year and responded to questions from the committee.



Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration SMART Act Hearing - Committee Discussion Only


02:33:22 PM  

June Taylor, Executive Director, Department of Personnel and Administration introduced herself and began her discussion of the department's policy initiatives.  She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C)  She responded to questions from the committee.

02:36:19 PM  
Ms. Taylor responded to questions from the committee regarding the use and management of fleet vehicles.
02:53:08 PM  
Scott Edwards, Fleet Czar, came to the
table to respond to questions from the committee.
03:02:13 PM  
Ms. Taylor continued her discussion of the operations of the Department.
03:02:32 PM  

Robert Jaros, Colorado State Controller, came to the table to respond to questions from the committee.

03:09:22 PM  
Ms. Taylor responded to questions from the committee regarding implementation of HRWorks.
03:10:00 PM  
Ms. Taylor returned to her general presentation.
03:12:56 PM  

Ms. Taylor continued her discussion of the operation of the department.

03:16:28 PM  

Mr. Jaros returned to the table to respond to questions from the committee regarding outstanding audit recommendations.



Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies SMART Act Hearing - Committee Discussion Only


01:40:29 PM  

Chris Myklebust, Deputy Executive Director, Department of Regulatory Agenices, introduced himself and began his discussion of the role of the department.  He provided a binder to the committee (Attachment B).

 

 

 

 

01:54:36 PM  

Ronnie Hines, Director, Division of Professions and Occupations, responded to questions from the committee regarding utilization of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).  The PDMP is a database of prescription data that allows prescribers and pharmacists to access information about patients under their care when considering prescribing or dispensing a controlled substance.

01:56:59 PM  
Mr. Myklebust returned to his discussion about the activities
of the department.
02:01:40 PM  
Mr. Myklebust discussed the department's
2019 regulatory agenda.  He indicated the agenda would focus on identifying
rules for promulgation, modernization, or repeal.  He responded to
questions from the committee.
02:10:06 PM  
Mr. Myklebust continued his discussion
of the department's legislative priorities.  He responded to questions
from the committee regarding licensing changes for barbers and cosmetologists.
02:13:14 PM  

Mr. Myklebust responded to questions from the committee regarding analysis under the requirements of House Bill 18-1250.

02:22:33 PM  
Mr. Myklebust wrapped up his comments and made himself available for additional questions.
02:32:19 PM  
The presentation concluded.



Office of the State Auditor - Committee Discussion Only


01:13:33 PM  
Matt Devlin, Deputy State Auditor, Office of the State Auditor,
introduced himself and explained the auditor's responsibilities for the
SMART Act and the role of the Auditor's Office.
01:15:08 PM  
Nina Frant, Audit Manager, Office of the
State Auditor, discussed the Auditor's report on regulation of title insurance
companies. A copy of the report highlights is Attachment A.  A copy
of the full report can be found here:
https://leg.colorado.gov/audits/title-insurance-regulation.
 She responded to questions from the committee.

01:19:07 PM  
Cindi Radke, Audit Manager, Office of the State Auditor,
discussed the Status of Outstanding Audit Recommendations, which is required
to be presented each year to the committee. A copy of the Report can be
found here:
https://leg.colorado.gov/audits/annual-report-status-outstanding-audit-recommendations-june-30-2018.
01:25:52 PM  

Ms. Radke continued her discussion by describing outstanding audits for departments which the committee has oversight. She responded to questions from the committee.

01:35:25 PM  

Mr. Devlin responded to questions from the committee regarding outstanding data security recommendations from the Office of Information Technology.

01:36:29 PM  
Mr. Devlin continued to respond to questions from the committee.



Colorado Department of Labor and Employment SMART Act Hearing - Committee Discussion Only


03:29:25 PM  

Sam Walker, Executive Director, Department of Labor and Employment, introduced himself and began his discussion of the responsibilities of the department by introducing the division directors.  He provided a handout of his presentation to the committee (Attachment D).

03:44:05 PM  
Mr. Walker responded to questions from the committee regarding hold times for unemployment insurance inquiries to the department. He invited Jeff Fitzgerald to respond to the committee.
03:44:48 PM  

Jeff Fitzgerald, Division of Unemployment Insurance, responded to questions from the committee.

03:49:58 PM  

Mr. Walker continued his discussion of the operations of the department.

03:50:21 PM  

Mr. Fitzgerald returned to the table to discuss the role of the unemployment insurance division and its recent accomplishments.

03:53:15 PM  

Matthew Blackman, Budget Director, came to the table to respond to questions from the committee.

04:04:15 PM  

Mr. Fitzgerald continued his discussion of the operations of the division.

04:05:48 PM  
Bill Dowling, Division of Employment and
Training, discussed the role of the division and its recent accomplishments.
04:10:54 PM  
Alex Hall, Division of Labor Standards
and Statistics, discussed the role of the division and its recent accomplishments.
 She responded to questions from the committee.
04:16:18 PM  
Mr. Walker responded to questions from the committee.
04:16:36 PM  
Ms. Hall responded to questions from the committee regarding wage theft.
04:22:28 PM  
Mr. Walker continued to respond to questions from the committee.
04:23:08 PM  
Ms. Hall continued to respond to the committee's questioning related to worker's compensation claims.
04:25:18 PM  

Paul Tauriello, Division of Workers' Compensation, discussed the operations of the division and its current accomplishments.

04:28:58 PM  
Mahesh Albuquerque, Division of Oil and Public Safety, discussed the role of the Division and its accomplishments. He responded to questions from the committee.
04:35:56 PM  

Steve Anton, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, discussed the role of the division and its recent accomplishments.

04:42:03 PM  

Mr. Walker highlighted the department's legislative agenda and implementation of 2018 legislation.

04:43:35 PM  
Lee Wheeler-Berliner, Colorado Workforce Development Council, discussed the TalentFOUND program.
04:46:54 PM  
Mr. Walker made concluding remarks.


05:22:30 PM   Committee Adjourned






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