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s_sa_2018a_2018-04-30t14:38:45z11 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1001

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 30, 2018      
Location SCR 357



HB18-1001 - Postponed Indefinitely


07:11:44 PM  
The committee recessed.
07:11:54 PM  

The committee reconvened.

Senator Fields and Senator Donovan, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1001 to the committee. The bill creates a paid family leave program under the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Colorado employees will pay a monthly premium on their wages collected by employers through a payroll deduction. This premium funds a family medical leave benefit that may be taken concurrently with federal family leave. Eligible employees may collect a benefit for up to 12 weeks to care for a family member or designated person.

07:18:21 PM  

Kris Garcia, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

07:22:11 PM  
Natalie Wood, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill. She provided a written copy of her testimony [Attachment S].
07:26:33 PM  
Erin Bennett Leighton, representing Moms Rising, testified in support of the bill.
07:26:53 PM  
Hunter Railey, representing Small Business Majority, testified in support of the bill.
07:30:57 PM  
Adam Alleman, representing Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
07:33:12 PM  
Debra Brown, representing Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
07:33:58 PM  
Ashley Wheeland, representing the Women's Lobby of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
07:38:06 PM  
Jennifer Greenfield, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and provided a written copy of her testimony [Attachment T].
07:42:14 PM  
Emily Alvez, representing the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in support of the bill.
07:44:04 PM  
Kathy White, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.
07:46:54 PM  

Judith Marquez, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

07:49:22 PM  
Dr. Thomas Perille, representing Democrats for Life of Colorado, testified in support of the bill and provided a written copy of his testimony [Attachment U].
07:52:50 PM  
Chenoah Sinclair, representing herself, testified against the bill.
07:55:44 PM  
Nicholas Colglazier, representing the Colorado Competitive Council, testified against the bill.
07:58:53 PM  
Senators Fields and Donovan wrapped up their presentation of the bill.


08:10:02 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1001 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Court
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg Yes
Hill No
Sonnenberg No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


08:10:26 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1001 indefinitely.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Court No
Fenberg No
Hill Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS