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DDFB349C261E80FF87258582000B8A5C Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-216

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Jun 8, 2020      
Location SCR 357



SB20-216 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

08:06:08 PM  
Senator Rodriguez presented Senate Bill
20-216.  Under the bill, essential workers who work outside of the
home and contract COVID-19 are presumed to have contracted the disease
through the course of employment, and contraction of COVID-19 will be considered
a compensable accident, injury, or occupational disease for purposes of
the Workers Compensation Act of Colorado.
08:11:59 PM  
Doug Kotarek, representing Colorado Self Insurers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:15:20 PM  
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill.
08:17:39 PM  
Loren Furman, representing Colorado Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:21:53 PM  
Travis Barry, Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:31:29 PM  
Jason Hopfer, representing Pinnacol Assurance, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:39:07 PM  
Mr. Kotarek returned to the table to respond to committee questions.
08:40:44 PM  
Leendert (Leon) de Blaeij, representing International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 111, testified in support of the bill.
08:44:43 PM  

Mack Babcock, representing Workers' Compensation Education Association (WCEA), testified in support of the bill.

09:00:21 PM  
Mark Elliott, representing the WCEA, testified in support of the bill.
09:11:33 PM  
Mr. Babcock returned to the table to respond
to committee questions.  
Written testimony submitted
on the bill can be found in Attachment A.  


09:19:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Hansen
Lundeen
Rodriguez
Tate
Woodward
Todd
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:19:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment C).
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Hansen
Lundeen
Rodriguez
Tate
Woodward
Todd
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:20:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment D).
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Hansen
Lundeen
Rodriguez
Tate
Woodward
Todd
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:26:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment E).
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Hansen
Lundeen
Rodriguez
Tate
Woodward
Todd
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn


09:29:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment F).
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Hansen
Lundeen
Rodriguez
Tate
Woodward
Todd
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
09:29:56 PM  
Senator Rodriguez provided closing comments about the bill.


09:42:43 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-216, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Hansen Yes
Lundeen No
Rodriguez Yes
Tate No
Woodward No
Todd Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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