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S_BLT_2019A 02/25/2019 01:32:37 PM Committee Summary

Date 02/25/2019
Priola *
Story X
Tate X
Danielson X
Williams A. X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:32:37 PM to 02:09:24 PM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Williams A.
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-135 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

SB19-135 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

01:32:49 PM  
Senator Williams, prime sponsor, introduced
Senate Bill 19-135, concerning a state procurement disparity study.  The
bill requires the Department of Personnel and Administration to commission
an independent disparity study of the state procurement process involving
certain historically underutilized businesses.  The study report will
include recommendations to address any disparities that are found.
01:35:48 PM  
Senator Rodriguez, joint prime sponsor,
made opening comments on the bill.
01:36:34 PM  
Sameer Bawa, BBC Research and Consulting,
spoke about the process of assessing procurement disparities.  He
responded to questions from the committee.
01:42:02 PM  
Daniel Ramos, One Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.
01:49:04 PM  
Michael Gifford, Associated General Contractors, spoke in favor of the bill.
01:52:08 PM  
Phil Hayes, United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, spoke in favor of the bill.
01:54:26 PM  
Julie Reiskin, Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, spoke in favor of the bill.
01:57:31 PM  
Jenifer Waller, Colorado Bankers, spoke in favor of the bill.
01:58:01 PM  
Loren Furman, Colorado Chamber of Commerce, spoke in favor of the bill.
01:58:25 PM  
Michelle Campbell, Campbell Litigation,
spoke in favor of the bill.
02:01:50 PM  
Halisi Vinson, Rocky Mountain Employee
Ownership Center, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:03:37 PM  
Senator Williams distributed Amendment
L.001 (Attachment A)
02:06:15 PM  
Ariel Hammerquist, Legislative Council Staff, discussed the fiscal note on the bill.

02:07:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Williams A.
Williams A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:07:38 PM  
Senator Williams made closing comments on the merits of the bill.

02:09:01 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-135, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Williams A.
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Tate Yes
Danielson Yes
Williams A. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

02:09:24 PM   The committee adjourned.

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