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S_SA_2019A 04/08/2019 01:31:48 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 04/08/2019
Attendance
Fields *
Marble X
Sonnenberg X
Court X
Foote X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:31:48 PM to 03:47:16 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Foote
This Report was prepared by Julia Jackson
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-230 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-196 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-229 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB19-230 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:32:23 PM  

Senator Moreno, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-230 to the committee. The bill codifies the existing Colorado Refugee Services Program in the Department of Human Services, which allows the state to receive federal funds under the Immigration and Nationality Act. The program provides refugees with cash and medical assistance and social services.

01:34:57 PM  

Jennifer Wilson, representing the International Rescue Committee, testified in support of the bill.

01:41:47 PM  

Basma Maghazaji, representing No One Left Behind, Denver Chapter, testified in support of the bill.

01:44:51 PM  

Lauren Leary, representing the International Rescue Committee, testified in support of the bill.

01:45:06 PM  

Joe Hortner, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

01:48:28 PM  

Mousa Al Khafaji, representing the International Rescue Committee, testified in support of the bill.

01:53:40 PM  

Sara Beth Ford, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

01:56:05 PM  

Zahraa Oteifah, representing the Colorado African Organization, testified in support of the bill.

02:01:37 PM  

Nga Vuong-Sandoval, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:02:49 PM  

Kate Waidler, representing the Refugee Action Coalition of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:12:42 PM  

Esam Al-Wadiy, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:14:35 PM  

Kit Taintor, State Refugee Coordinator, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.

02:17:09 PM  

Senator Moreno wrapped up his presentation of the bill.



02:18:02 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-230 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-196 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:18:33 PM  

The committee recessed.

02:27:01 PM  

The committee reconvened.

02:27:08 PM  

Senator Lee and Senator Danielson, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-196 to the committee.  The bill modifies the procurement requirements for public projects.



Senator Lee spoke to amendment L.002 (Attachment A), which strikes everything below the enactment clause.

Senator Danielson discussed the amended bill.

02:37:54 PM  

Phil Hayes, representing the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and UA Local Plumbers and Pipefitters, testified in support of the bill.

02:40:03 PM  

Tony Milo, representing the Colorado Contractors Association and the Associated General Contractors of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:43:18 PM  

Mr. Hayes and Mr. Milo responded to committee member questions.

02:59:16 PM  

Patrick Ally, representing the Denver Joint Electrical Apprenticeship Training Committee, testified in support of the bill.

03:00:25 PM  

Robert Lindgren, representing the AFL-CIO and the Colorado Building and Construction Trades Council, testified in support of the bill.

03:01:45 PM  

Mark Miller, representing Pipefitters Local 208, testified in support of the bill.

03:04:52 PM  

Eric Ortega, representing Pipefitters Local 208 Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, testified in support of the bill.

03:05:41 PM  

Mr. Miller, Mr. Ortega, and Mr. Lindgren responded to committee member questions.

03:07:45 PM  

Ralph Lufen, representing the National Electrical Contractors Association Rocky Mountain Chapter, testified in support of the bill.

03:10:27 PM  

Andre Whitehair Hardyway, representing SMART Local 9, testified in support of the bill.

03:12:53 PM  

Mr. Lufen responded to committee member questions.

03:15:14 PM  

Marilyn Stansbury, representing Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain, testified against the bill.

03:18:38 PM  

Dan Hendricks, representing the Denver Joint Electrical Apprenticeship Training Committee, testified in support of the bill.

03:20:56 PM  

Mary Broderick, representing the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, testified in support of the bill.



03:24:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Amendment A).
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields
Marble
Sonnenberg
Court
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:24:40 PM  

Senators Danielson and Lee wrapped up their presentation of the bill.

03:24:58 PM  

Committee members commented on the bill.



03:29:47 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-196, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-229 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:29:53 PM  

Senator Winter and Senator Foote, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-229 to the committee. The bill expands the allowable uses of campaign contributions to include expenditures for childcare.

03:33:20 PM  

Secretary of State Jena Griswold testified in support of the bill.

03:35:05 PM  

Judd Choate, representing the Department of State, responded to committee member questions about the bill.

03:38:59 PM  

Loveland City Councilwoman Leah Johnson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:40:15 PM  

Patrick Potyondy, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.

03:42:40 PM  

Councilwoman Johnson responded to committee member questions.

03:45:51 PM  

Senators Winter and Foote wrapped up their presentation of the bill.



03:47:10 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-229 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Foote
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:47:16 PM   The committee adjourned.






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