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0904F205B3B63C73872587EC0077441D Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1098

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date Feb 17, 2022      
Location HCR 0112



HB22-1098 - Amended, referred to House Finance

02:42:44 PM  
Representatives Bird and Bacon, bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 22-1098, DORA Barriers to Practice Regulated Professions. The bill requires that DORA audit the occupations they regulate to determine barriers to entry for individuals with a criminal history, and specifies procedures for when and why a state agency may deny a professional license, certification, or registration.
02:49:51 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:52:07 PM  
Frank Sturgell, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:53:52 PM  
Dr. Matthew Mitchell,
representing the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, testified
in a neutral position on the bill.  Written testimony Dr. Mitchell
submitted to the committee is provided as Attachment E.

02:57:35 PM  
Dr. James Broughel,
representing the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, testified
in a neutral position on the bill.  Written testimony Dr. Broughel
submitted to the committee is provided as Attachment F.

03:00:35 PM  
Lorena Zimmer, representing Prosper Colorado at the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.
03:05:03 PM  
Trevor Forbes, representing Towing Holdings, LLC, testified in support of the bill.
03:06:38 PM  
Jefferey Riester, representing the Department of Law, testified in support of the bill.
03:07:55 PM  
John Seward, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:10:17 PM  
The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
03:15:18 PM  
Ronne Hines, representing
the Division of Professions and Occupations within DORA, testified to amend
the bill.  Ms. Hines responded to questions from the committee.



The bill sponsors provided amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments G and
H) and responded to questions from the committee regarding the amendment.



Ms. Hines continued to respond to questions from the committee.
03:28:23 PM  
Aaron Greco, representing the Colorado Department of Corrections, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Mr. Greco responded to questions from the committee.
03:34:47 PM  
Joshua Gaines, representing the Council of State Governments Justice Center, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
03:39:05 PM  
David Emerick, representing JPMorgan Chase & Co., testified in support of the bill.
03:41:42 PM  
Lauren Krisai, representing the Justice Action Network, testified in support of the bill.
03:43:50 PM  
Stuart Jenkins, representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:45:56 PM  
The committee discussed
the proposed amendments.


03:52:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Bird
Seconded Duran
Amabile
Bird
Carver
Duran
Lynch
Mullica
Ricks
Sandridge
Snyder
Van Beber
Van Winkle
Sullivan
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:53:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Bird
Seconded Duran
Amabile
Bird
Carver
Duran
Lynch
Mullica
Ricks
Sandridge
Snyder
Van Beber
Van Winkle
Sullivan
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:53:15 PM  
The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


04:00:19 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1098, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Bird
Seconded Mullica
Amabile Yes
Bird Yes
Carver Yes
Duran Yes
Lynch Yes
Mullica Yes
Ricks Excused
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Excused
Van Beber Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Sullivan Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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