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h_bus_2016a_2016-01-26t13:31:13z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 01/26/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1073



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment D). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1073, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:48 PM -- HB 16-1073



Representative Duran and Representative DelGrosso, co-sponsors, introduced House Bill 16-1073. The bill creates new requirements, effective January 1, 2018, for individuals applying for a renewal of a master electrician, journeyman electrician, or residential wireman license through the Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Renewal applicants will be required to complete 2 hours of continuing education rather than passing a competency assessment. The State Electrical Board must adopt rules establishing continuing education requirements and standards by April 1, 2017. The bill also requires any electrical inspection performed by a local government or qualified state institution of higher education to include a contemporaneous review. The review must ensure that all electricians working onsite are properly licensed, and that all electrical apprentices working onsite are performing the appropriate work and are properly registered and supervised. To that end, the bill requires local building departments and higher education institutions to develop standard procedures for electrical inspectors conducting contemporaneous reviews and to post these procedures on the organization's public website.



The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



01:54 PM --
Dianna Orf, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC), testified in opposition to the bill.



01:56 PM --
Jim Perizzolo, representing himself, spoke about his experience as a licensed electrician and testified in support of the bill. Mr. Perizzolo responded to questions from the committee.



02:00 PM --
Mark Latimer, Associated Builders and Contractors Rocky Mountain Chapter, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Latimer responded to questions from the committee.



02:06 PM --
Craig Clark, Dynalectric and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), testified in support of the bill.



02:08 PM --
David Scott, Encore Electric and Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Rocky Mountain, testified in support of the bill.



02:10 PM --
Marlin Linder, Encore Electric and IEC, testified in support of the bill.


BILL: HB16-1073
TIME: 02:15:36 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Arndt
Garnett
Navarro
Nordberg
Pabon
Rosenthal
Excused
Roupe
Sias
Thurlow
Winter
Wist
Kraft-Tharp
Williams
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



160126 AttachB.pdf160126 AttachB.pdf


BILL: HB16-1073
TIME: 02:16:04 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Arndt
Garnett
Navarro
Nordberg
Pabon
Rosenthal
Excused
Roupe
Sias
Thurlow
Winter
Wist
Kraft-Tharp
Williams
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



160126 AttachC.pdf160126 AttachC.pdf


BILL: HB16-1073
TIME: 02:16:39 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Arndt
Garnett
Navarro
Nordberg
Pabon
Rosenthal
Excused
Roupe
Sias
Thurlow
Winter
Wist
Kraft-Tharp
Williams
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



160126 AttachD.pdf160126 AttachD.pdf



02:17 PM



The bill sponsors made closing statements.




BILL: HB16-1073
TIME: 02:18:47 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1073, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Excused
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Yes
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS










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