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

5650A15C9788C15E8725883800626CC7 Hearing Summary


Date May 4, 2022      
Location HCR 0112

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
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

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