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37F99DE175AFCE9187258526006BF481 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1153

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Mar 9, 2020      
Location SCR 357



HB20-1153 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:39:11 PM  
The committee recessed.
01:39:44 PM  
The committee reconvened.
01:44:00 PM  
Senator Garcia and Senator Petterson, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1153. The bill creates the Colorado Partnership for Quality Jobs and Services Act, which creates a collective bargaining system between covered state employees and the state's executive branch. The bill requires the state to enter into a partnership agreement with certified employee organizations, defines the duties of the parties, and creates standards and procedures related to disputes.
01:48:18 PM  
Hilary Glasgow, representing Colorado WINS, testified in support of the bill.
01:49:02 PM  

Jacki Cooper Melmed, representing the Office of the Governor, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.

01:52:29 PM  

Katie Ruedebusch, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions from the committee about the bill's fiscal note.

01:55:09 PM  
Ms. Cooper Melmed responded to additional questions from the committee.
01:57:04 PM  

Jon Gorham, representing Colorado Citizens for Right to Work, testified against the bill and responded to questions from the committee.

02:08:42 PM  
Kristi Griffith, representing Colorado WINS, testified in support of the bill.
02:09:04 PM  
Cassie Geremaia, representing Colorado WINS, testified in support of the bill.
02:10:52 PM  

David Warren, representing Colorado WINS, testified in support of the bill.

02:13:53 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
02:16:22 PM  
Patricia Johnson-Gibson, representing Service Employees Union International Local 105, testified in support of the bill.
02:17:46 PM  
Josette Jaramillo, representing the Colorado AFL-CIO, testified in support of the bill.
02:21:17 PM  
Dennis Dougherty, representing the Colorado AFL-CIO, testified in support of the bill.
02:26:14 PM  

Charles Perko, representing United Steel Workers Local 3267, testified in support of the bill.

02:28:28 PM  
John Banta, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:32:18 PM  
Senators Garcia and Pettersen wrapped up their presentation of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.
02:42:53 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


02:46:03 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1153 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Foote
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Fields Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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