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H_BUS_2016A 03/22/2016 01:41:41 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR

Date: 03/22/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:41 PM to 03:18 PM
Arndt
X
Garnett
X
Place: LSB A
Navarro
X
Nordberg
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Pabon
X
Representative Williams
Rosenthal
X
Roupe
*
This Report was prepared by
Sias
*
Luisa Altmann
Thurlow
*
Winter
X
Wist
X
Kraft-Tharp
*
Williams
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1114

HB16-1317

SB16-126

HB16-1156

SB16-126
Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole



01:42 PM -- HB 16-1114



Representative DelGrosso introduced House Bill 16-1114. The bill eliminates current employment verification standards that:

  • require each employer in Colorado to attest within 20 days that it has verified the legal work status of each employee, has not altered or falsified employee identification documents, and has not knowingly hired an unauthorized alien;
  • require each employer in Colorado to submit documentation to the director of the Division of Labor in the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) that demonstrates that the employer is in compliance with federal employment verification requirements;
  • authorize the CDLE to conduct random audits of employers to ensure compliance with federal employment verification laws;
  • require the CDLE to request documentation upon receipt of a valid complaint that an employer is non-compliant with federal employment verification laws; and
  • fine an employer for failing to provide required documentation or for providing fraudulent documentation.



Representative DelGrosso provided the committee with a copy of amendment L.001 (Attachment A).



160322 AttachA.pdf160322 AttachA.pdf





Representative DelGrosso responded to questions from the committee.



01:49 PM --
Brent Boydson, Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.



01:51 PM --
Nicholas Colglazier, Colorado Competitive Council (C3), testified in support of the bill.



01:52 PM --
Sonia Riggs, Colorado Restaurant Association, testified in support of the bill.



01:54 PM --
Kathy White, Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.



01:56 PM --
Joy Athanasiou, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), testified in support of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1114
TIME: 02:00:18 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Nordberg
VOTE
Arndt
Garnett
Navarro
Nordberg
Pabon
Rosenthal
Roupe
Sias
Thurlow
Winter
Wist
Kraft-Tharp
Williams
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection







02:01 PM



Representative DelGrosso made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1114
TIME: 02:01:54 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1114, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Roupe
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Yes
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:03 PM -- HB 16-1317



Representative Williams introduced House Bill 16-1317. The bill authorizes the following products or services to be offered in connection with a motor vehicle service contract which is given for consideration over and above the lease or purchase price of a motor vehicle:

  • repair or replacement of wheels or tires damaged by road hazards;
  • paintless dent repair;
  • repair or replacement of a windshield damaged by road hazards;
  • key fob replacement; and
  • other services approved by the Commissioner of Insurance.





02:06 PM --
Jim Burlson, Motor Vehicle Ancillary Products Association, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1317
TIME: 02:09:20 PM
MOVED: Williams
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Arndt
Garnett
Navarro
Nordberg
Pabon
Rosenthal
Roupe
Sias
Thurlow
Winter
Wist
Kraft-Tharp
Williams
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



160322 AttachB.pdf160322 AttachB.pdf





02:10 PM



Representative Williams made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1317
TIME: 02:10:30 PM
MOVED: Williams
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1317, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Yes
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:14 PM -- SB 16-126



Representative Nordberg and Representative Garnett introduced Senate Bill 16-126. Under current law, the board of directors for a state bank is required to meet monthly. This bill requires those meetings to be held at least quarterly unless the board specifies a different schedule.



The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



02:16 PM --
Chris Myklebust, Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), testified in support of the bill. Mr. Myklebust responded to questions from the committee.



02:25 PM --
Barbara Walker, Independent Bankers of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Walker responded to questions from the committee.



02:36 PM --
Jenifer Waller, Colorado Bankers Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Waller responded to questions from the committee.



02:42 PM



Senate Bill 16-126 was laid over for one bill to allow the sponsors and committee members to work on amendments.









02:42 PM -- HB 16-1156



Representative Danielson and Representative Salazar introduced House Bill 16-1156. Under Colorado law, employers that are exempt from the federal National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) are not covered by the state prohibition from engaging in discriminatory or unfair employment practices against employees who share wage data. This bill removes this exception for NLRA-exempt employers so that the prohibition applies to all employers in the state.



The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



02:54 PM --
Sarah Parady, Colorado Women's Bar Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Parady responded to questions from the committee.



02:57 PM --
Natalie Wood, Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Wood provided a written copy of her testimony (Attachment C).



160322 AttachC.pdf160322 AttachC.pdf



03:01 PM --
Bridget Kaminetsky, 9to5, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Kaminetsky responded to questions from the committee.



03:07 PM



The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.





03:08 PM



Representative Danielson and Representative Salazar made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1156
TIME: 03:12:10 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1156 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-3.
SECONDED: Rosenthal
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
No
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
No
Winter
Yes
Wist
No
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
YES: 10 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS









03:13 PM -- SB 16-126



The committee commenced with the amendment phase for Senate Bill 16-126, previously laid over.

BILL: SB16-126
TIME: 03:14:52 PM
MOVED: Garnett
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Arndt
Garnett
Navarro
Nordberg
Pabon
Rosenthal
Roupe
Sias
Thurlow
Winter
Wist
Kraft-Tharp
Williams
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



160322 AttachD.pdf160322 AttachD.pdf





03:16 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB16-126
TIME: 03:18:24 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-126, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Yes
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:18 PM



The committee adjourned.




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