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B45B8860FD320CD3872583AC0070DD19 Hearing Summary


Date Feb 25, 2019      
Location SCR 354

SB19-135 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

01:32:49 PM  
Senator Williams, prime sponsor, introduced
Senate Bill 19-135, concerning a state procurement disparity study.  The
bill requires the Department of Personnel and Administration to commission
an independent disparity study of the state procurement process involving
certain historically underutilized businesses.  The study report will
include recommendations to address any disparities that are found.
01:35:48 PM  
Senator Rodriguez, joint prime sponsor,
made opening comments on the bill.
01:36:34 PM  
Sameer Bawa, BBC Research and Consulting,
spoke about the process of assessing procurement disparities.  He
responded to questions from the committee.
01:42:02 PM  
Daniel Ramos, One Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.
01:49:04 PM  
Michael Gifford, Associated General Contractors, spoke in favor of the bill.
01:52:08 PM  
Phil Hayes, United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, spoke in favor of the bill.
01:54:26 PM  
Julie Reiskin, Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, spoke in favor of the bill.
01:57:31 PM  
Jenifer Waller, Colorado Bankers, spoke in favor of the bill.
01:58:01 PM  
Loren Furman, Colorado Chamber of Commerce, spoke in favor of the bill.
01:58:25 PM  
Michelle Campbell, Campbell Litigation,
spoke in favor of the bill.
02:01:50 PM  
Halisi Vinson, Rocky Mountain Employee
Ownership Center, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:03:37 PM  
Senator Williams distributed Amendment
L.001 (Attachment A)
02:06:15 PM  
Ariel Hammerquist, Legislative Council Staff, discussed the fiscal note on the bill.

02:07:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Williams A.
Williams A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:07:38 PM  
Senator Williams made closing comments on the merits of the bill.

02:09:01 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-135, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Williams A.
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Tate Yes
Danielson Yes
Williams A. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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