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H_BUS_2020A 02/12/2020 01:32:10 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date 02/12/2020
Attendance
Arndt X
Bird X
Duran X
McKean X
Sandridge X
Snyder X
Sullivan X
Van Winkle X
Williams D. X
Coleman X
Kraft-Tharp X
Time 01:32:10 PM to 02:53:08 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Kraft-Tharp
This Report was prepared by Luisa Altmann
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1137 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1154 Referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1182 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1205 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB20-1137 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:32:48 PM  

Representative Soper and Representative McCluskie introduced House Bill 20-1137.  The bill makes changes to the Broadband Deployment Board's application for grant funding and how the board assesses those applications.

The bill sponsors provided Amendments L.001, L.002, L.003, L.004, and L.005, along with an unofficial preamended version of the bill (Attachments A - F).

01:39:10 PM  

The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

01:54:29 PM  

Kent Blackwell, Delta-Montrose Electric Association, Southeast Colorado Power Association, Yampa Valley Electric Association, and San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, testified in support of the bill.

01:56:37 PM  

Virginia Harman, Delta-Montrose Electric Association and Elevate Fiber, testified in support of the bill.

01:58:41 PM  

Tony Prendergast, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:01:10 PM  
Geoff Hier, Colorado Rural Electric Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:02:25 PM  

Mr. Blackwell, Ms. Harman, and Mr. Hier responded to questions from the committee.

02:11:16 PM  

Emily Ibach, Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.

02:13:58 PM  

Jeff Weist, Colorado Cable and Telecommunications Association, testified on the bill from a neutral position if proposed amendments are adopted.

02:15:34 PM  

Brandy DeLange, Colorado Municipal League and Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.

02:17:14 PM  

Mr. Weist responded to questions from the committee.

02:18:58 PM  

Representative Soper described the proposed amendments.



02:20:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Coleman
Seconded Bird
Arndt
Bird
Duran
McKean
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:20:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Coleman
Seconded Bird
Arndt
Bird
Duran
McKean
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:21:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Coleman
Seconded McKean
Arndt
Bird
Duran
McKean
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:24:41 PM  

Jennifer Berman, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee regarding Amendment L.004.



02:29:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Coleman
Seconded Bird
Arndt
Bird
Duran
McKean
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:29:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Coleman
Seconded Van Winkle
Arndt
Bird
Duran
McKean
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:29:51 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.



02:32:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1137, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coleman
Seconded Bird
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Duran Yes
McKean Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Williams D. Yes
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1154 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:32:59 PM  

Representative Kraft-Tharp and Representative Van Winkle introduced House Bill 20-1154. The bill makes various changes and clarifications to the Workers' Compensation Act of Colorado.

02:35:20 PM  

Sonja Guenther, Workers' Compensation Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:38:48 PM  

Mark Elliott, Workers' Compensation Education Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Elliott also expressed support of the bill by the AFL-CIO.

02:42:10 PM  

Committee discussion ensued regarding the fiscal note.



02:46:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1154 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Sandridge
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Duran Yes
McKean Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Williams D. Yes
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1182 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:46:21 PM  

Representative Arndt and Representative McKean introduced House Bill 20-1182. The bill was recommended by the Statutory Revision Committee and repeals the sales tax exemption for sales to residents of bordering states without a retail sales tax.



02:50:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1182 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved McKean
Seconded Arndt
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Duran Yes
McKean Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Williams D. Yes
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1205 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:50:23 PM  

Representative McKean introduced House Bill 20-1205. The bill was recommended by the Statutory Revision Committee and repeals the pre-1987 net operating loss deduction.



02:52:59 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1205 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved McKean
Seconded Arndt
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Duran Yes
McKean Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Williams D. Yes
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:53:08 PM   The committee adjourned.






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