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H_BUS_2022A 05/04/2022 10:00:34 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date 05/04/2022
Attendance
Bird X
Carver X
Duran X
Hooton X
Jodeh X
Lynch X
Ricks X
Sandridge X
Snyder X
Van Beber *
Van Winkle X
Sullivan X
Roberts X
Time 10:00:34 AM to 01:01:21 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Roberts
This Report was prepared by Luisa Altmann
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1412 Amended, referred to House Finance
SB22-218 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB22-1415 Referred to House Finance
HB22-1417 Amended, referred to House Finance
SB22-124 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB22-209 Referred to House Appropriations
SB22-161 Referred to House Appropriations
SB22-228 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB22-229 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
Other committee business Committee Discussion Only

HB22-1412 - Amended, referred to House Finance

10:01:28 AM  
Speaker Garnett and
Representative Van Winkle introduced House Bill 22-1412, Sunset Division
of Gaming.  The bill continues the Division of Gaming in the Department
of Revenue, which is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2022.



The bill sponsors provided Amendments L.004 and L.007 (Attachments A and
B).
10:06:03 AM  
Committee discussion ensued.
10:11:12 AM  
The bill sponsors
also handed out Amendments L.001, L.002, and L.005 (Attachments C, D, and
E).


10:18:16 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Duran
Bird
Carver
Duran
Hooton
Jodeh
Lynch
Ricks
Sandridge
Snyder
Van Beber Excused
Van Winkle
Sullivan
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:18:48 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Duran
Bird
Carver
Duran
Hooton
Jodeh
Lynch
Ricks
Sandridge
Snyder
Van Beber Excused
Van Winkle
Sullivan
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:19:21 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Duran
Bird
Carver
Duran
Hooton
Jodeh
Lynch
Ricks
Sandridge
Snyder
Van Beber Excused
Van Winkle
Sullivan
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:20:02 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Duran
Bird
Carver
Duran
Hooton
Jodeh
Lynch
Ricks
Sandridge
Snyder
Van Beber Excused
Van Winkle
Sullivan
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:20:21 AM  
The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


10:26:25 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1412, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Bird
Bird Yes
Carver No
Duran Yes
Hooton Yes
Jodeh Yes
Lynch Yes
Ricks Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Van Beber Excused
Van Winkle Yes
Sullivan No
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-218 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:26:40 AM  
Speaker Garnett introduced
Senate Bill 22-218, Sunset Bill Sponsorship.  The bill requires legislative
leadership to consult with legislators before assigning sponsorship to
sunset bills.
10:27:51 AM  
Speaker Garnett responded
to questions from the committee.


10:30:40 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-218 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Bird
Seconded Duran
Bird Yes
Carver Yes
Duran Yes
Hooton Yes
Jodeh Yes
Lynch Yes
Ricks Excused
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Van Beber Excused
Van Winkle Yes
Sullivan Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1415 - Referred to House Finance


10:31:05 AM  
Representative Bird
introduced House Bill 22-1415, Repeal Registered Manager Requirement Liquor
Licensees.  The bill modifies requirements and fees for hotel and
restaurant, tavern, and lodging and entertainment licensees to report the
name of their manager to state and local licensing authorities.
10:32:46 AM  
Jaclyn Terwey, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
10:33:55 AM  
Nick Hoover, representing the Colorado Restaurant Association, testified in support of the bill.
10:35:52 AM  
The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
10:36:40 AM  
The committee took a brief recess.
10:37:42 AM  
The committee reconvened.
10:38:10 AM  
Minority Leader McKean and Representative Bird made closing remarks on the bill.


10:40:01 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1415 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Bird
Seconded Snyder
Bird Yes
Carver Yes
Duran Yes
Hooton Yes
Jodeh Yes
Lynch Yes
Ricks Excused
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Van Beber Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Sullivan Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1417 - Amended, referred to House Finance


10:40:12 AM  
Representatives Roberts
and Larson introduced House Bill 22-1417, Alcohol Beverages Task Force
& Retailer Licenses.  The bill makes changes to state law related
to the sale of alcohol at retaill liquor stores and grocery stores for
off-premises consumption, including license types, number of locations,
and delivery.  It also creates an alcohol beverage regulation task
force.  


The committee
was provided an issue brief from Legislative Council Staff on the topic,
which can be found here:
https://leg.colorado.gov/publications/premises-retail-liquor-licensing

The bill sponsors
provided Amendments L.009 and L.010 (Attachments F and G).
10:48:40 AM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
10:52:13 AM  
Director Mark Ferrandino, representing the Colorado Department of Revenue, testified in support of the bill.
10:55:23 AM  
Gary Schwedt, representing Rocky Mountain Wine & Spirits DBA and West Vail Liquor Mart, testified in support of the bill.
10:56:53 AM  
Sarah Hauser, representing
Proof Wine & Spirits, testified in support of the bill.
10:58:17 AM  
Gregory Nealy, representing Central Park Liquor, testified in support of the bill.
10:59:48 AM  
Peter Cuccia, representing Village Warehouse Wines, testified in support of the bill.
11:02:31 AM  
The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
11:08:02 AM  
Jaclyn Terwey, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
11:10:36 AM  
Scott Chase, representing Coloradans For Safety and the Colorado Ethiopian-Eritrean Liquor Association, testified to amend the bill.
11:12:56 AM  
Christopher Howes, representing the Colorado Retail Council, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:15:01 AM  
Chris Fine, representing the Colorado Licensed Beverage Association, testified to amend the bill.
11:16:43 AM  
Mandeep Singh, representing Barnes Liquor, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:19:45 AM  
The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.


11:24:30 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009
Moved Roberts
Seconded Snyder
Bird
Carver
Duran
Hooton
Jodeh
Lynch
Ricks Excused
Sandridge
Snyder
Van Beber
Van Winkle
Sullivan
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:25:40 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010
Moved Roberts
Seconded Duran
Bird
Carver
Duran
Hooton
Jodeh
Lynch
Ricks Excused
Sandridge
Snyder
Van Beber
Van Winkle
Sullivan
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:25:41 AM  
The bill sponsors
and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


11:33:14 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1417, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Duran
Bird Yes
Carver Yes
Duran Yes
Hooton Yes
Jodeh Yes
Lynch Yes
Ricks Excused
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Van Beber Yes
Van Winkle No
Sullivan Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-124 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


11:33:32 AM  
Representatives Ortiz and Van Winkle introduced Senate Bill 22-124, SALT Parity Act. The bill allows pass-through businesses to elect to retroactively pay their state income tax at the entity level, rather than the individual level, beginning in tax year 2018.
11:38:34 AM  
Josh Pens, representing the Department of Revenue, was available to answer committee questions.
11:39:11 AM  
Phil Horwitz, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
11:39:50 AM  
Adam Burg, representing the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.
11:42:43 AM  
The bill sponsors
discussed Amendment L.007 (Attachment H).


11:44:23 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Duran
Bird Yes
Carver No
Duran Yes
Hooton Yes
Jodeh Yes
Lynch No
Ricks Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Van Beber No
Van Winkle Yes
Sullivan Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
11:44:24 AM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.


11:46:36 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-124, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Duran
Bird Yes
Carver Yes
Duran Yes
Hooton Yes
Jodeh Yes
Lynch Yes
Ricks Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Van Beber Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Sullivan Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-209 - Referred to House Appropriations


11:46:50 AM  
Representatives Pelton and Roberts introduced Senate Bill 22-209, Meat Processing Grant & Loan Assistance. The bill requires the Commissioner of Agriculture to hire an employee or engage a contractor to help small meat processors and people trying to start a small meat processing business apply for grants and loans offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other entities.
11:50:52 AM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
11:52:50 AM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.


11:54:57 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-209 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Duran
Bird Yes
Carver No
Duran Yes
Hooton Yes
Jodeh Yes
Lynch Yes
Ricks Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Van Beber Yes
Van Winkle No
Sullivan Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-161 - Referred to House Appropriations


11:55:06 AM  
The committee took a brief recess.
11:57:36 AM  
The committee reconvened.
11:57:44 AM  
Representatives Duran
and Froelich introduced Senate Bill 22-161, Wage Theft Employee Misclassification
Enforcement.  The bill changes laws and enforcement procedures pertaining
to wage payments, employee misclassification, and workplace safety.
12:06:46 PM  
Nina DiSalvo, representing Towards Justice, testified in support of the bill.
12:09:39 PM  
Michael Gifford, representing the Associated General Contractors of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
12:11:37 PM  
Matt Baca, representing the Department of Law, testified in support of the bill.
12:13:49 PM  
Jordan Jones, representing
the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, testified in support of the
bill.  Mr. Jones provided a packet of handouts to the committee (Attachment
I).
12:16:31 PM  
Christopher Stiffler, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.
12:18:14 PM  
Zarah Levy, representing the Colorado Latino Leadership Advocacy and Research Organization, testified in support of the bill.
12:21:47 PM  
Jervis DiCicco, representing Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
12:23:56 PM  
Scott Moss, representing the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, was available to answer committee questions.
12:24:19 PM  
Additional testimony
that was submitted to the committee is provided as Attachment J.
12:24:47 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.
12:27:28 PM  
Committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


12:30:39 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-161 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Duran
Seconded Bird
Bird Yes
Carver No
Duran Yes
Hooton Yes
Jodeh Yes
Lynch No
Ricks Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Van Beber No
Van Winkle No
Sullivan Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-228 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:30:48 PM  
Representative A. Valdez introduced Senate Bill 22-228, Retail Establishments Accept Cash Enforcement. The bill makes changes to the requirement that a retail establishment accept United States currency, and creates a deceptive trade practice.
12:32:14 PM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee.
12:37:48 PM  
The bill sponsor
and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


12:40:03 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-228 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Bird
Seconded Ricks
Bird Yes
Carver No
Duran Yes
Hooton Yes
Jodeh Yes
Lynch Yes
Ricks Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Van Beber No
Van Winkle Yes
Sullivan Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-229 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:40:16 PM  
Representatives Bernett and Gray introduced Senate Bill 22-229, Release Deed of Trust Without Evidence of Debt. The bill expands the exceptions under which a public trustee may release a deed of trust without evidence a debt has been paid.
12:45:54 PM  
Holly Ryan, representing
the Colorado County Treasurer and Public Trustee Association, testified
in support of the bill.
12:49:49 PM  
Paul Weissmann, representing himself, testified to amend the bill.
12:50:34 PM  
The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
12:56:22 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.
12:58:23 PM  
Committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


01:00:07 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-229 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Bird
Seconded Duran
Bird Yes
Carver Yes
Duran Yes
Hooton Yes
Jodeh Yes
Lynch Yes
Ricks Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Van Beber Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Sullivan Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Other committee business - Committee Discussion Only


01:00:25 PM  
Representative Roberts made closing remarks for the committee.


01:01:21 PM   The committee adjourned.