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H_BUS_2020A 03/11/2020 01:30:13 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date 03/11/2020
Attendance
Arndt *
Bird *
Duran X
McKean *
Sandridge X
Snyder X
Sullivan X
Van Winkle *
Williams D. X
Coleman X
Kraft-Tharp X
Time 01:30:13 PM to 03:57:38 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
HB20-1298 Referred to House Finance
SB20-068 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1326 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1299 Referred to House Finance
SB20-120 Referred to House Appropriations

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

HB20-1298 - Referred to House Finance


01:31:04 PM  

Representative Kraft-Tharp and Representative Esgar introduced House Bill 20-1298. The bill extends the number of tax years that the Colorado Economic Development Commission may allow certain businesses to treat specific income tax credits as transferable income tax credits.

01:33:37 PM  

The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

01:35:39 PM  

Jeff Kraft, Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), testified in support of the bill. Mr. Kraft provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).

01:37:53 PM  

Ken Jensen, OEDIT, made himself available to the committee for questions.

01:38:06 PM  

Erin Hackett, EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel, testified in support of the bill.

01:40:15 PM  

Jeff Shaw, Pueblo Economic Development Corporation and the Economic Development Council of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

01:42:45 PM  

Mr. Kraft responded to questions from the committee.

01:43:47 PM  

Sam Bailey, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, testified in support of the bill.

01:45:47 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.



01:47:17 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1298 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Kraft-Tharp
Seconded Bird
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



SB20-068 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:47:30 PM  

Representative Mullica introduced Senate Bill 20-068. The bill authorizes Colorado state credit unions to open new branches in other states after providing 30 days written notice.

01:49:58 PM  

Representative Mullica responded to questions from the committee.

01:54:06 PM  

Chris Myklebust, Canvas Credit Union, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Myklebust responded to questions from the committee.

01:58:37 PM  

Representative Mullica made closing remarks on the bill.



01:59:27 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-068 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Coleman
Seconded Duran
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



HB20-1326 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:00:11 PM  

Representative Bird and Representative Van Winkle introduced House Bill 20-1326. The bill creates the Occupational Credential Portability Program in the Division of Professions and Occupations in the Department of Regulatory Agencies to centralize the credentialing of individuals licensed in another state.

02:03:59 PM  

Rebecca Knowles, Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:06:59 PM  

Anneliese Steel, Colorado Concern, testified in support of the bill.

02:09:27 PM  

James Martinez, Martinez Associates and the Hispanic Contractors of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:10:38 PM  

Dr. Knowles responded to questions from the committee.

02:11:46 PM  

Iris Hentze, National Conference of State Legislatures, testified on the bill from a neutral position.

02:14:40 PM  

Ronne Hines, Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in support of the bill.

02:17:24 PM  

Marilen Reimer, American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado, testified in support of the bill if amended.

02:18:48 PM  

Ms. Hines responded to questions from the committee.

02:24:14 PM  

The bill sponsors discussed amendments L.002 and L.003 (Attachments B and C).



02:24:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Van Winkle
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


02:26:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Bird
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
02:26:07 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.



02:28:22 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1326, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Bird
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



HB20-1299 - Referred to House Finance


02:28:35 PM  

Representative Young and Representative Pelton introduced House Bill 20-1299. The bill extends the number of tax years that a taxpayer may elect to receive a refund for Enterprise Zone Investment Tax Credits earned for renewable energy projects.

02:34:33 PM  

Jeff Kraft, Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), made himself available for questions from the committee.

02:36:09 PM  

Andrew Wallace, OEDIT, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Wallace provided a handout to the committee (Attachment D).

02:38:37 PM  

Brett Moore, EDP Renewables, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Moore also expressed support of the bill by the Interwest Energy Alliance.

02:41:45 PM  

Eliot Abel, Namaste Solar, testified in support of the bill.

02:43:57 PM  

Mr. Wallace, Mr. Abel, and Mr. Moore responded to questions from the committee.

02:46:54 PM  

Greg Brophy, The Western Way, testified in support of the bill.

02:49:00 PM  

Sean McCain, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:52:00 PM  

Mr. Brophy responded to questions from the committee.

03:00:40 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.



03:02:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1299 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Coleman
Seconded Duran
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Duran Yes
McKean Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle No
Williams D. No
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-120 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:02:51 PM  

Representative Sullivan introduced Senate Bill 20-120. The bill creates examination and reporting requirements for electrician and plumber apprenticeships.

03:05:29 PM  

Brandon Berumen, LEI Companies, the Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain Chapter (IECRM), and the Associated Builders and Contractors, testified in opposition to the bill unless amended.

03:10:22 PM  

Marilyn Stansbury, IECRM, testified in opposition to the bill unless amended.

03:12:35 PM  

Amanda Liddle, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:14:56 PM  

Dave Davia, Colorado Association of Mechanical, Plumbing, and HVAC Contractors, testified in support of the bill.

03:16:58 PM  

Mr. Davia, Ms. Stansbury, and Mr. Berumen responded to questions from the committee.

03:36:36 PM  

Jose Juarez, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:39:11 PM  

Jason Wardrip, Colorado Building and Construction Trades Council, testified in support of the bill.

03:41:11 PM  

Sean Wyatt, Plumbers Local 3, testified in support of the bill.

03:43:16 PM  

Jeremy Ross, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 68, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Ross provided two handouts to the committee (Attachments E and F).

03:45:58 PM  

Denny Garcia, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:47:57 PM  

Mark Kirkham, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:49:02 PM  

Joe Kocol, Plumbers Local 3, testified in support of the bill.

03:51:01 PM  

Joseph McInerney, Red Rocks Community College, testified on the bill.

03:53:12 PM  

The bill sponsor and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.



03:57:21 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-120 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Sullivan
Seconded Duran
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Duran Yes
McKean No
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle Excused
Williams D. No
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:57:38 PM   The committee adjourned.






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