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H_BUS_2016A 05/10/2016 10:24:07 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR

Date: 05/10/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:24 AM to 04:05 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
X
This Report was prepared by
Sias
X
Luisa Altmann
Thurlow
X
Winter
X
Wist
*
Kraft-Tharp
X
Williams
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1452

SB16-183

SB16-067

SB16-217

SB16-077

SB16-197
Postponed Indefinitely

Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Referred to Finance

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to Appropriations

Amended, Referred to Appropriations



10:24 AM -- HB 16-1452



Representative Melton made closing remarks on the bill and asked that the bill be laid over. The committee heard witness testimony on the bill on April 28, 2016.



Committee members made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1452
TIME: 10:29:27 AM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1452 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 5-8.
SECONDED: Rosenthal
VOTE
Arndt
No
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
No
Nordberg
No
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
No
Sias
No
Thurlow
No
Winter
Yes
Wist
No
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
No
YES: 5 NO: 8 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL
BILL: HB16-1452
TIME: 10:27:59 AM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Move to lay over House Bill 16-1452 until June 6, 2016, effectively postponing the bill indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Winter
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















10:31 AM -- SB 16-183



Representative Williams and Representative Lawrence introduced Senate Bill 16-183. The bill creates the Legislative Interim Committee on 911 Oversight, Outage Reporting, and Reliability for the 2016 interim.



The bill sponsors provided the committee with a copy of amendment L.033 (Attachment A). The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



160510 AttachA.pdf160510 AttachA.pdf



10:54 AM --
Roberta Robinette, AT&T, testified in support of the bill and the proposed amendment.



10:56 AM --
Tony Lombard, Colorado Counties, Inc. and Colorado State Fire Chiefs, testified in support of the bill.



10:57 AM --
Bruce Romero, Colorado 911 Resource Center and Colorado NENA/APCO, testified in opposition to the bill.



11:01 AM --
Joe Benkert, Boulder 911 Authority, testified in opposition to the bill.



11:04 AM --
Dennis Tharpe, Adams, Arapahoe County, and Jefferson/Broomfield 911 Authorities, testified in opposition to the bill.

BILL: SB16-183
TIME: 11:08:18 AM
MOVED: Williams
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.033. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Winter
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









11:11 AM



The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks.

BILL: SB16-183
TIME: 11:12:10 AM
MOVED: Williams
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-183, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 10-3.
SECONDED: Wist
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
No
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
No
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
No
Winter
Yes
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



11:17 AM -- SB 16-067



Representative Williams introduced Senate Bill 16-067. The bill allows counties with a population of under 60,000 to grant a property tax exemption for personal property used to provide broadband service if one county has an agreement with a broadband service provider to provide service with the county. Municipalities and school districts within the county have 90 days to opt out of offering the exemption. The bill specifies that if school districts do not opt out, the state will not backfill the property tax deduction through the school finance formula. The exemption applies to personal property purchased on or after January 1, 2017, and is available for property tax years 2018 through 2025.



Representative Williams responded to questions from the committee.



11:29 AM --
Mark Soltes, CenturyLink, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Soltes responded to questions from the committee.



11:37 AM --
Patrick Boyle, Colorado Competitive Council, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Boyle responded to questions from the committee.



11:46 AM --
Pete Kirchhof, Colorado Telecommunications Association, testified in support of the bill.













11:50 AM --
Beverly Breakstone, Colorado Assessors' Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Breakstone responded to questions from the committee.



11:56 AM --
Dianne Criswell, Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Criswell provided the committee with a handout (Attachment B).



160510 AttachB.pdf160510 AttachB.pdf



11:59 AM --
Gino Pingenot, Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Pingenot provided the committee with two handouts (Attachments C and D).



160510 AttachC.pdf160510 AttachC.pdf160510 AttachD.pdf160510 AttachD.pdf



12:02 PM --
Curt Settle, Division of Property Taxation, responded to questions from the committee.



12:11 PM



The bill sponsor and committee members made closing remarks.

BILL: SB16-067
TIME: 12:16:38 PM
MOVED: Williams
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-067 to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Arndt
No
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
No
Nordberg
No
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
No
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
No
Winter
Yes
Wist
No
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











12:17 PM



The committee took a brief recess.



12:24 PM



The committee reconvened.



12:24 PM -- SB 16-217



Representative Williams introduced Senate Bill 16-217. The bill establishes new requirements concerning the reduction of workers' compensation payments in cases that involve an admission of liability (known as safety rule violations) by an employer and purpose to reduce the amount of compensation paid to a claimant.



The committee was provided with a handout (Attachment E).



160510 AttachE.pdf160510 AttachE.pdf



12:27 PM --
Scott Meiklejohn, Workers' Compensation Education Association (WCEA), spoke in favor of the bill. Mr. Meiklejohn responded to questions from the committee.



12:30 PM --
Patrick Teegarden, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, introduced Mr. Tauriello.



12:30 PM --
Paul Tauriello, Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation, responded to questions from the committee.





12:35 PM



The bill sponsor made closing remarks.

BILL: SB16-217
TIME: 12:35:45 PM
MOVED: Williams
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-217 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



12:36 PM



The committee took a brief recess.



12:39 PM



The committee reconvened.



12:39 PM -- SB 16-077



Representative Ginal and Representative Primavera introduced Senate Bill 16-077. The bill outlines policies designed to increase employment opportunities for persons with intellectual and development disabilities.



12:44 PM --
Patrick Teegarden, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, spoke about the bill. Mr. Teegarden responded to questions from the committee.



12:49 PM



Representative Primavera responded to questions from the committee.















12:50 PM --
Bob Lawhead, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Lawhead provided a written copy of his testimony (Attachment F).



160510 AttachF.pdf160510 AttachF.pdf



12:54 PM --
Katherine Carol, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



12:58 PM --
Jeff Sutton, Colorado State University, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Sutton responded to questions from the committee.



01:01 PM --
Joy Shorthill, Columbine Health Systems, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Shorthill provided a handout to the committee (Attachment G).



160510 AttachG.pdf160510 AttachG.pdf



01:04 PM --
Mari Jo Rymer, The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



01:05 PM --
Connor Long, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Long responded to questions from the committee.



01:12 PM



The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks.

BILL: SB16-077
TIME: 01:21:26 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-077 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-1.
SECONDED: Thurlow
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Yes
Wist
No
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Excused
Final YES: 11 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











01:22 PM



The committee took a brief recess.



01:39 PM



The committee reconvened.



01:40 PM -- SB 16-197



Representative Nordberg and Representative Williams introduced Senate Bill 16-197. The bill makes several changes to laws related to the licensing of liquor-licensed drugstores and retail liquor stores licensed with the Liquor Enforcement Division within the Department of Revenue.



The bill sponsors provided a summary of the bill to the committee (Attachment H).



160510 AttachH.pdf160510 AttachH.pdf



The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



02:32 PM --
Jim Shpall, Applejack Wine & Spirits, spoke about the bill. Mr. Shpall responded to questions from the committee.



02:57 PM --
Laura Long, Brewers Guild, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Long responded to questions from the committee.



03:03 PM --
Paul Baryames, PJ's Wine & Spirits, spoke about the bill. Mr. Baryames responded to questions from the committee.



03:07 PM --
Bob Hunt, MillerCoors, spoke about the bill and proposed amendments.



03:09 PM --
Melanie Layton, Anheiser-Busch, spoke about the bill and proposed amendments.



03:10 PM --
Bruce DierKing, Hazels and Coloradoans for Safety, testified in support of the bill. Mr. DierKing responded to questions from the committee.



03:15 PM --
Kris Staaf, Safeway and Albertsons, responded to questions from the committee.



03:16 PM --
Kelli McGannon, King Soopers, responded to questions from the committee.



03:22 PM --
Grier Bailey, Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association and Coloradoans for Convenience, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Bailey responded to questions from the committee.



03:28 PM --
Jeanne McEvoy, Colorado Licensed Beverage Association, testified in support of the bill.



03:29 PM --
Scott Chase, Keep Colorado Independent, testified in support of the bill.













03:34 PM



Ms. McEvoy and Mr. Chase responded to questions from the committee.



03:39 PM --
Steve Durham, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), testified in support of the bill.



03:44 PM --
Josh Phair, Walmart, testified in support of the bill.



03:46 PM



The committee discussed proposed amendments.



03:48 PM



The committee took a brief recess.

BILL: SB16-197
TIME: 03:53:07 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment I). The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Rosenthal
VOTE
Arndt
No
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
No
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS

160510 AttachI.pdf160510 AttachI.pdf




BILL: SB16-197
TIME: 03:55:12 PM
MOVED: Pabon
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.023 (Attachment J). The amendment was withdrawn.
SECONDED: Wist
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: Withdrawn



160510 AttachJ.pdf160510 AttachJ.pdf





04:02 PM



The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks.

BILL: SB16-197
TIME: 04:03:01 PM
MOVED: Williams
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-197, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 10-3.
SECONDED: Nordberg
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
No
Rosenthal
No
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Yes
Wist
No
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



04:05 PM



The committee adjourned.




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