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9AAED6CC275243F9872587EB007E3FB7 Hearing Summary


Date Feb 16, 2022      
Location SCR 352

SB22-097 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

03:59:02 PM  
Senators Pettersen
and Rodriguez introduced Senate Bill 22-097, concerning whistleblower protections.
This bill expands
the current whistleblower protections for workers raising any workplace
health and safety concerns, rather than only concerns relating to a public
health emergency
04:03:59 PM  
Jake Carias, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions from the committee.
04:04:25 PM  
Sean Gallagher, representing the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:07:53 PM  
Nina Di Salvo, representing
Towards Justice, spoke in support of the bill.
04:10:46 PM  
Kevin DiPasquale, representing the Douglas County Federation, testified in support of the bill.
04:13:58 PM  
Loryn Cesario, representing the Communications Workers of America, testified in support of the bill.
04:16:12 PM  
Becky Sassaman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:18:53 PM  
Brian Polovoy, representing CWA- UCHealth Workers United, testified in support of the bill.
04:18:54 PM  

Additional written testimony that was submitted to the committee for consideration is provided as Attachment E.

04:22:36 PM  
The sponsors made closing comments on the merits of the bill.

04:25:19 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-097 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Rodriguez
Kolker Yes
Liston No
Woodward No
Coleman Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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