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S_BLT_2021A 01/27/2021 09:10:28 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON JOINT BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date 01/27/2021
Attendance
Amabile X
Bird X
Carver X
Coleman X
Danielson X
Duran X
Kolker X
Liston *
Lynch X
Mullica *
Neville E
Priola X
Ricks *
Sandridge X
Snyder X
Sullivan X
Van Winkle *
Woodward X
Roberts X
Rodriguez E
Time 09:10:28 AM to 01:49:00 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Roberts
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
Senate Bill 18-086 Presentations Recommend to the Joint Budget Committee that the General Assembly continue funding for SB 18-086 programs
Presentation from the Office of the State Auditor Committee Discussion Only
Presentation from the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) Committee Discussion Only
Presentation from the Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA) Committee Discussion Only
Presentation from the Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) Committee Discussion Only
Presentation from the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) Committee Discussion Only
DORA, DPA, CDLE, and OEDIT Public Testimony Committee Discussion Only

09:12:52 AM

Representative Roberts made opening remarks.



09:13:03 AM

Luisa Altmann, Legislative Council Staff, discussed the logistics for the committee meeting and explained the statutory requirements for the meeting.  All materials and publications discussed during the presentations may be accessed at this link:  http://leg.colorado.gov/content/hbus2021asmartact



Senate Bill 18-086 Presentations - Recommend to the Joint Budget Committee that the General Assembly continue funding for SB 18-086 programs


09:16:23 AM  

John Suthers, Mayor, Colorado Springs, discussed the impact of SB 18-086 funding on programs at colleges in the Colorado Springs region.

09:18:42 AM  

Venkat Reddy, Chancellor, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (UCCS), spoke about the cybersecurity programs at UCCS and the impact of their scholarship programs on students within those programs.

09:22:04 AM  

Harry Raduege, Executive Director, National Cybersecurity Center (NCC), discussed the programs at the NCC that are supported by funding from SB 18-086 and the economic impact on the local community and the state.

09:23:14 AM  

Lance Bolton, President, Pikes Peak Community College, discussed the role of funding for SB 18-086 for providing programs in cybersecurity at the school.

09:26:40 AM  

President Bolton responded to questions from the committee.

09:30:37 AM  

Chancellor Reddy responded to questions from the committee.

09:32:43 AM  

Gretchen Bliss, UCCS, responded to questions from the committee.

09:34:32 AM  

Mayor Suthers responded to discussion and questions from the committee.

09:37:05 AM  

Timothy Pinnow, Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Colorado Mesa University, spoke about the programs at the university that are supported by funding from SB 18-086.

09:42:04 AM  

Janine Davidson, President, Metropolitan State University (MSU), discussed the programs at MSU that are funded through SB 18-086 and the impact on cybersecurity-related employment in the state.

09:44:17 AM  
Henry Jackson, Chair,
Criminal Justice and Criminology, MSU, spoke about enrollment in the cybersecurity
program at the university and the high graduation rates.

09:48:00 AM  

Bill Niemi, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Western Colorado University, discussed collaboration between institutions to support programs related to cybersecurity at Western and other schools.

09:52:20 AM  

Patrick Burns, Chief Information Officer, Colorado State University, spoke about the cybersecurity programs the school has developed and the increasing popularity of the course work and internships associated with those programs.

09:53:34 AM  

President Davidson responded to questions from the committee concerning matching scholarships.

09:56:20 AM  

Dr. Jackson responded to questions from the committee.

09:58:11 AM  

Dr. Burns responded to questions from the committee regarding expanding enrollment of students of color in cybersecurity programs at CSU and diversity in recruitment.

09:59:36 AM  

Ms. Bliss responded to questions from the committee and discussed coordination with other institutions to develop awareness of the cybersecurity programs.

10:00:26 AM  

Mr. Niemi responded to questions from the committee and discussed an emphasis on concurrent enrollment to increase interest in an awareness of their program.

10:01:30 AM  

Dr. Jackson responded to questions from the committee.

10:03:56 AM  

Committee discussion ensued concerning continued funding of SB 18-086 programs in state higher education institutions.



10:11:17 AM
Motion Move to recommend to the Joint Budget Committee that the General Assembly continue funding for SB 18-086 programs. The motion passed 17-0.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Amabile Yes
Bird Yes
Carver Yes
Coleman Yes
Danielson Excused
Duran Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Lynch Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville Excused
Priola Yes
Ricks Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Woodward Yes
Roberts Yes
Rodriguez Excused
YES: 17   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Presentation from the Office of the State Auditor - Committee Discussion Only


10:11:54 AM  
Matt Devlin, Deputy
State Auditor, Office of the State Auditor, discussed the reporting requirements
of the office to committees and explained the activities of the office.
10:13:22 AM  
Nina Frant, Audit
Manager, Office of the State Auditor, discussed the audit of the Workforce
Innovation and Opportunity Act.
10:14:44 AM  
Brad Walcher, Audit
Manager, Office of the State Auditor, discussed the other audit reports
concerning agencies under the committee's oversight.



Presentation from the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) - Committee Discussion Only


10:28:37 AM  
Patty Salazar, Executive
Director, Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), provided an overview
of the activities of the agency and their role in regulating certain industries.
She discussed the agency's priorities for improving service to the state
over the next fiscal year.  Ms. Salazar responded to comments from
the committee.
10:51:59 AM  
Daryl Branson, Public
Utilities Commission, discussed the State of 911 Report.  A presentation
to the Joint Business committees each year is required by statute.  He
responded to questions from the committee.
11:10:38 AM  
The committee took
a recess.



Presentation from the Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA) - Committee Discussion Only


11:23:06 AM  
Kara Veitch, Executive
Director, Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA), discussed the
activities of the department related to its mission to support the activities
of state government agencies through centralized services and other programs.
11:47:46 AM  

Ms. Veitch responded to questions from the committee.

11:52:08 AM  
Jack Wylie, Legislative
Liaison, DPA, responded to questions from the committee.
11:56:58 AM  

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

11:57:27 AM  

Mr. Wylie responded to comments from the committee.



Presentation from the Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) - Committee Discussion Only


12:01:47 PM  
Joe Barela, Executive
Director, CDLE, provided information about the activities of the department
and the priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.

12:04:20 PM  
Cher Haavind, CDLE,
discussed the department's experience of dealing with historically high
demand for unemployment insurance.

12:29:08 PM  
Darcy Kennedy, CDLE.
discussed the status of the state Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund.

12:37:01 PM  
Mr. Barela continued
to discuss the activities of other programs within the department.
12:40:11 PM  

Ms. Kennedy discussed the status of outstanding audit findings.

12:47:56 PM  

Mr. Barela continued his presentation.

12:49:35 PM  

Mr. Barela responded to questions from the committee.

12:57:31 PM  

Daniel Chase, CDLE, responded to questions from the committee.

12:58:00 PM  

Mr. Barela continued to respond to questions from the committee.

01:02:56 PM  

Ms. Haavind responded to questions from the committee.

01:07:20 PM  

Mr. Chase responded to questions from the committee.



Presentation from the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) - Committee Discussion Only


01:19:04 PM  

Betsy Markey, Executive Director, Office of Economic Development and International Trade, discussed the activities of the office and its work in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

01:41:35 PM  

Ms. Markey responded to questions from the committee.



DORA, DPA, CDLE, and OEDIT Public Testimony - Committee Discussion Only


01:48:24 PM  
The chair noted that
no one had signed up to testify.


01:49:00 PM   The committee adjourned.