Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

S_BLT_2024A 03/12/2024 02:24:22 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date 03/12/2024
Attendance
Baisley X
Cutter X
Ginal X
Liston X
Sullivan X
Coleman X
Hinrichsen X
Time 02:24:22 PM to 05:01:21 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Hinrichsen
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 24-Pinnacol Assurance Board Of Directors Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 24-Statewide Internet Portal Authority (Sipa) Board Favorably Refer to Full Senate
SB24-081 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

Conf 24-Pinnacol Assurance Board Of Directors - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar

02:25:38 PM  

Mr. Mowa Haile, Mark Roellig, and Angela Oakley, appointees to the Pinnacol Assurance Board of Directors, came to the table.  Their appointment letters may be found in Attachments A, B, and C. Their applications and resumes are available at the State Archives.  Mr. Haile, Mr. Roellig, and Ms. Oakley introduced themselves and discussed their professional experience and interest in serving on the Board.



02:34:19 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Mowa Haile, Mark Roellig, and Angela Oakley to the Pinnacol Assurance Board Of Directors to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Baisley Yes
Cutter Yes
Ginal Yes
Liston Yes
Sullivan Yes
Coleman Yes
Hinrichsen Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 24-Statewide Internet Portal Authority (Sipa) Board - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


02:35:30 PM  
Mr. Samuel Taussig,
appointee to the Statewide Internet Portal Authority, came to the table.
 The appointment letter may be found in Attachment D.  His application
and resume are available at the State Archives.  Mr. Taussig introduced
himself and discussed his professional experience and interest in serving
on the board.


02:39:03 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Samuel Taussig to the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Baisley Yes
Cutter Yes
Ginal Yes
Liston Yes
Sullivan Yes
Coleman Yes
Hinrichsen Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB24-081 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:39:13 PM  
Senator Cutter introduced
Senate Bill 24-081, concerning measures to increase protections from perfluoroalkyl
and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals. The bill accelerates the phase-out
of PFAS chemicals in products sold in Colorado.
02:45:20 PM  
Jennifer Robinett, representing Metro Water Recovery, testified in support of the bill.
02:46:00 PM  
Ms. Libby Houth,
representing the Pueblo West Metropolitan District, testified in support
of the bill.
02:48:52 PM  
Ms. Gretchen Salter, representing Safer States, testified in support of the bill.
02:52:18 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
02:55:56 PM  
Ms. Madhvi Chittoor, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:04:02 PM  
Mr. Dan DeLaughter, representing South Platte Renew, testified in support of the bill.
03:07:47 PM  
Mr. Josh Kuhn, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:10:04 PM  
Sara Fraser, representing Environment Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:12:21 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:14:49 PM  
Jan Douglas, representing
the Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
03:20:21 PM  
Erica Chan, representing Healthy Air and Water Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:23:45 PM  
Ms. Ann Sutton, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:25:41 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:30:35 PM  
Mr. Michael Neil, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:26 PM  
Aracely Navarro, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:40:53 PM  
Mr. Lucas Meier, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:41:42 PM  
Mr. Chris Correnti,
representing Associated General Contractors Americas, testified in opposition
to the bill.
03:45:57 PM  
David Dazlich, representing the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC, testified to amend the bill.
03:50:06 PM  
Mr. Andrew Bemus, representing Sustainable PFAS Action Network (SPAN), testified to amend the bill.
03:52:56 PM  
Mr. Grier Bailey,
representing the Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Manufacturing Association,
testified to amend the bill.
03:55:03 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:59:39 PM  
Mr. Shawn Swearingen, representing the American Chemistry Council, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:03:35 PM  
Ms. Shannon Fender, representing VF Corporation, testified to amend the bill.
04:05:54 PM  
Angie Binder, representing the Colorado Petroleum Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:08:31 PM  
Mr. Jeff Gunnulfsen, representing the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:12:12 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
04:21:46 PM  
Mr. John Keane, representing the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:22:32 PM  
Mr. Nathaniel Sponsler, representing the AFIRM Group, testified to amend the bill.
04:23:39 PM  
Christopher Finarelli,
representing the Household & Commercial Products Association, testified
to amend the bill.
04:26:55 PM  
Ms. Chelsea Murtha, representing the American Apparel & Footwear Association, testified to amend the bill.
04:30:09 PM  
Ms. Julie Brown, representing the Outdoor Industry Association, testified to amend the bill.
04:35:12 PM  
Ms. Rebekah Hernandez, representing the Colorado Restaurant Association, testified to amend the bill.
04:35:17 PM  
Mr. Lloyd Landreth, representing the DEN Fuel Company LLC, testified to amend the bill.
04:38:52 PM  
Mr. Scott Morrissey, representing Denver International Airport, testified to amend the bill.
04:43:04 PM  
Megan Kemp, representing Healthy Air and Water Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:45:23 PM  
Rebecca Curry, representing Earthjustice, testified in support of the bill.
04:48:53 PM  
Ean Tafoya, representing GreenLatinos, testified in support of the bill.
04:48:54 PM  
Additional written
testimony that was submitted to the committee may be found in Attachment
E.
04:55:09 PM  
Senator Hinrichsen
distributed and explained Amendment L.002 (Attachment F). He responded
to questions from the committee.


04:58:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Hinrichsen
Seconded
Baisley
Cutter
Ginal
Liston
Sullivan
Coleman
Hinrichsen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:59:11 PM  
Senator Cutter made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


05:00:43 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 24-081, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Baisley No
Cutter Yes
Ginal Yes
Liston No
Sullivan Yes
Coleman Yes
Hinrichsen Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:01:21 PM   The committee adjourned.






Colorado legislature email addresses ending in @state.co.us are no longer active. Please replace @state.co.us with @coleg.gov for Colorado legislature email addresses. Details

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details