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S_SA_2016A 03/30/2016 01:35:59 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Date: 03/30/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:35 PM to 05:52 PM
Hill
*
Jones
X
Place: SCR 356
Ulibarri
X
Sonnenberg
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Scott
X
Senator Scott
This Report was prepared by
Vanessa Conway
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1014

SB16-144

HB16-1001

HB16-1166

HB16-1035

SB16-038

SB16-113
Referred to Appropriations

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Postponed Indefinitely

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Amended, Referred to Finance

Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:36 PM -- HB16-1014



Senator Tate presented House Bill 16-1014 to the committee. The Secretary of State's Office (SOS) currently operates a Business Intelligence Center (BIC) under its Business and Licensing Division to streamline access to public data and provide resources to make the data more useful. This reengrossed bill formally creates the BIC in statute and authorizes the department's operation of the program.





01:37 PM --
Tim Griesmer, representing SOS, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment A).



16SenateState0330AttachA.pdf16SenateState0330AttachA.pdf



01:43 PM --
Todd Shepherd, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



01:47 PM --
Greg Romberg, representing Colorado Press Association and Colorado Broadcasters Association, testified in support of the bill.





















01:49 PM --
Nic Colglazier, representing Colorado Competitive Council, testified in support of the bill.

01:51 PM --
Melissa Osse, representing Colorado Technology Association, testified in support of the bill.





01:53 PM



Senator Tate wrapped up his presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1014
TIME: 01:54:11 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1014 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:56 PM -- SB16-144



Senator Cooke presented Senate Bill 16-144 to the committee. The bill lowers the age requirement to obtain a concealed carry permit from 21 to 18 years of age, provided that person is on active duty in, or has been honorably discharged from, any branch or reserve branch of the United States military, including the National Guard.

02:02 PM --
James Bardwell, representing Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, testified in support of the bill.

02:05 PM --
George Brauchler, District Attorney for the 18th Judicial District, testified in support of the bill.



02:08 PM --
Elizabeth Pryzgoda, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:12 PM --
Ronald Dietz, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:14 PM --
Robert Edmiston, representing Firearms Coalition of Colorado and National Rifle Association, testified in support of the bill.



















02:16 PM --
Steve Reams, Weld County Sherriff, testified in support of the bill.



02:18 PM --
Laura Carno, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:20 PM --
Bruce Glenn, representing himself, testified against the bill.



02:24 PM --
Eillen McCarron, representing Colorado Cease Fire, testified against the bill.



02:27 PM --
Wes Carter, representing himself, testified against the bill.



02:29 PM --
Tom Sullivan, representing himself, testified against the bill.



02:31 PM --
David Larson, representing himself, testified against the bill.



02:34 PM --
Andrew O'Connor, representing himself, testified against the bill.



02:35 PM --
Julie Meyers, representing Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, testified against the bill.



02:39 PM --
Travis Young, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:41 PM --
Jean Grattet, representing League of Women Voters, testified against the bill.



02:44 PM --
Julie Meyers read the written testimony of Amy Petre-Hill.





02:48 PM



Senator Cooke wrapped up his presentation to the committee.

BILL: SB16-144
TIME: 02:51:45 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-144 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS

















02:52 PM -- HB16-1001



Senator Ulibarri presented House Bill 16-1001 to the committee. This bill requires the Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA) to develop and make available on its website a form that allows individual bidders to self-certify that:



• the business does not pay any of its employees at wage rates less than the rates paid to other employees on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, or national origin (stated criteria) for substantially equal work, except in certain circumstances such as to reflect seniority, merit, or production and quality goals;

• employees of the business cannot be disciplined for sharing information regarding employee compensation with coworkers;

• the business publishes the salary range for available positions;

• the business does not restrict employees with stated criteria to certain job classifications and makes retention and promotion decisions without respect to these criteria;

• wages and benefit disparities are corrected when identified; and

• wages and benefits are periodically evaluated to ensure compliance with equal pay standards and laws, including how often such evaluation occurs.



02:56 PM --
Louise Myrland, representing the Women's Foundation of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



02:58 PM --
Natalie Wood, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.



03:01 PM --
Jeff Weist, representing Associated General Contractors of Colorado, testified against the bill.



03:05 PM --
Sophia Guerrero-Murphy, representing Colorado Women's Lobby, testified in support of the bill.



03:08 PM -- Linda Meric, representing 9 to 5, testified in support of the bill.



















































03:11 PM



Senator Ulibarri wrapped up his presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1001
TIME: 03:12:11 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1001 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: HB16-1001
TIME: 03:15:48 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1001 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



























03:16 PM -- HB16-1166



Senator Donovan presented House Bill 16-1166 to the committee. The bill makes it a discriminatory or unfair employment practice for an employer to seek salary history information, including information about prior compensation and benefits, from an applicant for employment unless an employer has provided a salary range for the open position.



03:20 PM --
Linda Meric, representing 9 to 5, testified in support of the bill.



03:24 PM -- Nic Colglazier, representing Colorado Competitive Council, testified against the bill.



03:27 PM --
Natalie Wood, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.



03:30 PM --
Neha Mahajan, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:34 PM --
Anthony Gagliardi, representing the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and Lauren Furman, representing the South Metro Chamber and Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, testified against the bill.





03:40 PM




Senator Donovan wrapped up her presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1166
TIME: 03:41:09 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1166 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL
























BILL: HB16-1166
TIME: 03:48:02 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1166 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:48 PM -- HB16-1035



Senator Scott presented House Bill 16-1035 to the committee. The bill clarifies that only public electric and gas utilities are required to apply to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for approval to issue or assume securities.



03:49 PM --
Norman Lewis, representing Homestead Water Co, testified in support of the bill.



03:52 PM -- Doug Dean, representing the PUC, testified in support of the bill.





















































03:55 PM



Senator Scott wrapped up his presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1035
TIME: 03:56:28 PM
MOVED: Scott
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1035 to the Committee of the Whole with a favorable recommendation that it be placed upon the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:58 PM -- SB16-038



Senator Aguilar presented Senate Bill 16-038 to the committee and discussed amendments L.002, L.003, and L.006 (Attachments B, C, and D). The bill was previously heard at the committee's February 1, 2016, meeting.



16SenateState0330AttachB.pdf16SenateState0330AttachB.pdf 16SenateState0330AttachC.pdf16SenateState0330AttachC.pdf



16SenateState0330AttachD.pdf16SenateState0330AttachD.pdf




































BILL: SB16-038
TIME: 04:11:49 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Jones
Ulibarri
Sonnenberg
Scott
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB16-038
TIME: 04:16:27 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Jones
Ulibarri
Sonnenberg
Scott
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




































BILL: SB16-038
TIME: 04:16:47 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Jones
Ulibarri
Sonnenberg
Scott
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB16-038
TIME: 04:17:01 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-038, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







































04:18 PM -- SB16-113



Senator Marble presented Senate Bill 16-113 to the committee. The bill repeals the prohibition on the sale, transfer, and possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines. It also repeals the requirement that a magazine manufactured in Colorado have a permanent stamp or making indicating it was produced after July 1, 2013.



04:21 PM --
Tom Sullivan, representing himself, testified against the bill.



04:24 PM --
David Larson, representing himself, testified against the bill.



04:27 PM --
David Kopel, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:32 PM --
Michael McGuire, representing himself, testified against the bill.



04:35 PM --
John Eisel, representing himself, testified against the bill.



04:40 PM --
Andrew O'Connor, representing himself, testified against the bill.



04:41 PM --
Reverend Gail Erisman Valeta, representing Prince of Peach Church of the Brethren, testified against the bill.



04:44 PM --
Jean Grattet, representing League of Women Voters, testified against the bill.



04:48 PM --
Talia Richard-Lande, representing herself, testified against the bill.



04:51 PM --
Julie Meyers, representing Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence, testified against the bill and presented a handout (Attachment E).



16SenateState0330AttachE.pdf16SenateState0330AttachE.pdf



04:54 PM --
Eileen McCarron, representing Colorado Ceasefire, testified against the bill.



04:58 PM -- Eleanor Cabell, representing herself, testified against the bill.



05:02 PM --
Travis Couture-Lovelady, representing the National Rifle Association, testified in support of the bill.



05:07 PM --
David Hoover, representing himself, testified against the bill.



05:13 PM --
Dawn Richard, representing herself, testified against the bill.



























05:17 PM --
Robert Edmiston, representing Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment F).



16SenateState0330AttachF.pdf16SenateState0330AttachF.pdf



05:21 PM --
Laura Carno, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:23 PM --
Ronald Dietz, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



05:26 PM --
Tom Mauser, representing himself, testified against the bill.



05:31 PM --
Dawn Reinfeld, representing herself, testified against the bill.



05:34 PM --
James Bardwell, representing Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, testified in support of the bill.



05:36 PM --
Sean Curtin, representing Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, testified in support of the bill.





05:40 PM



Senator Marble wrapped up her presentation to the committee.

BILL: SB16-113
TIME: 05:40:48 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-113 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





05:52 PM



The committee adjourned.


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