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s_sa_2016a_2016-04-27t13:31:30z4 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/27/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1078



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 16-1078 indefinitely using a r

Refer House Bill 16-1078 to the Committee on Finan
PASS

FAIL







05:04 PM -- HB16-1078



Senator Hodge presented House Bill 16-1078 to the committee. The bill prohibits a local education provider, county, or municipality (local government employer) from taking any disciplinary action against an employee on account of the employee's disclosure about the local government employer that the employee believes to show:



a violation of state, federal, or local government policy;

a waste or misuse of public funds;

fraud;

an abuse of authority;

mismanagement; or

a danger to the health or safety of students, employees, or the public.



05:06 PM --
Pat Ratliff, representing Colorado Counties Incorporated, testified against the bill.



05:07 PM --
Gina Holub, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:10 PM --
Matt Cook, representing Colorado Association of School Boards and Colorado Association of School Executives, testified against the bill.



05:12 PM --
Robert Liechty, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



05:14 PM --
Julie Whitacre read the testimony of Carol Gianfrancisco in support of the bill.



05:19 PM --
Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified against the bill.





05:22 PM



Senator Hodge wrapped up her presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1078
TIME: 05:22:29 PM
MOVED: Jones
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1078 to the Committee on Finance. 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: HB16-1078
TIME: 05:23:33 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1078 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














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