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4AB4F0BB185B1C94872587870066F67A Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For PUBLIC COMMENT

INTERIM COMMITTEE  TASK FORCE ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND RELIEF CASH FUND
Date Nov 8, 2021      
Location SCR 352



Public Comment - Committee Discussion Only


11:44:41 AM  

The committee recessed briefly.

11:45:25 AM  

The task force reconvened.

12:13:08 PM  

The task force began the public testimony portion of the agenda.  Written testimony submitted to the task force can be found in Attachment G.  Mr. Mike Riley, representing himself, testified regarding his experience as a front-line health care worker.

12:15:14 PM  

Linda Zarei, representing herself, testified regarding her experience working as a pharmacist during the pandemic.

12:19:59 PM  

Elizabeth Newman, representing Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, testified regarding the affect of the pandemic on victims of sexual assault and the need for additional funding for services for victims.

12:24:17 PM  
Sterling Harris, Colorado Organization for
Victims' Assistance, spoke regarding the importance of funding for victims'
assistance programs and the impact of the pandemic on that funding.
12:28:07 PM  

Brie Franklin, representing Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, testified regarding the importance of funding for victims' services.

12:30:47 PM  

Fran Lanzer, representing Mothers Against Drunk Driving Colorado, testified regarding the increase in impaired driving deaths in Colorado during the pandemic.

12:33:26 PM  

Ms. Franklin and Ms. Harris responded to questions from the task force regarding the pandemic's effect on crime victims.

12:36:03 PM  

Agustina Gordo, representing United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 7, testified regarding her experience as an essential food worker during the pandemic.

12:38:05 PM  

Benjamin Arnold, representing UFCW Local 7, testified regarding his experience as an essential food worker during the pandemic.

12:41:41 PM  
Randy Moorman, representing Recycle Colorado
and Eco-Cycle, testified regarding the need for increased funding for the
recycling, reuse, and composting industries in Colorado.
12:46:48 PM  

Monique DiGiorgio, representing Table to Farm Compost/Recyling, encouraged the task force to invest in the recycling and composting industry.

12:50:22 PM  
Josh Kuhn, representing Conservation Colorado,
encouraged the task force to invest funding in efforts to reduce climate
change. He also spoke regarding the importance of investing moneys to address
the energy needs of low-income households.
12:54:11 PM  

Jonathan Greenspan, representing himself, testified regarding the impacts of increased tourism driven by COVID and urged the task force to focus funding on rural communities.

12:57:36 PM  

Wendell Fogland, representing himself, testified regarding his experience as an essential grocery store worker during the pandemic.






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