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H_BUS_2022A 04/27/2022 03:19:03 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date 04/27/2022
Attendance
Amabile X
Bird X
Carver *
Daugherty X
Duran *
Lynch *
Ricks X
Sandridge X
Snyder X
Van Beber *
Van Winkle X
Sullivan X
Roberts X
Time 03:19:03 PM to 07:17:00 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Roberts
This Report was prepared by Luisa Altmann
Hearing Items Action Taken
Sunset Review Hearing for the Division of Gaming Introduce the Division of Gaming Sunset Draft Bill LLS No. 22-0314
HB22-1389 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
Recess Recess
HB22-1398 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB22-140 Referred to House Appropriations
SB22-035 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB22-1058 Postponed Indefinitely

Sunset Review Hearing for the Division of Gaming - Introduce the Division of Gaming Sunset Draft Bill LLS No. 22-0314


03:19:59 PM  
Chair Roberts made introductory remarks concerning the sunset review hearing for the Division of Gaming.
03:21:33 PM  
Bryan Jameson, representing the Colorado Office of Policy, Research, & Regulatory Reform within the Department of Regulatory Agencies, provided an overview of the 2021 Sunset Review Report for the Division of Gaming. A copy of the report can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CtzowSNOryiR6mHPVI7Vy7HMCH_G4_wA/view. A copy of the sunset draft bill is provided as Attachment A.

Mr. Jameson responded to questions from the committee regarding the report.

03:36:35 PM  
Mr. Jameson continued with his overview of the report.
03:40:50 PM  
Mr. Jameson responded to questions from the committee.
03:44:27 PM  
Brandon Lenssen, representing Premier Entertainment Black Hawk, LLC., testified on the Division of Gaming Sunset Review.
03:47:46 PM  
Peggi O'Keefe, representing the Colorado Gaming Association, testified on the Division of Gaming Sunset Review.
03:50:47 PM  
Mark Grueskin, representing the Colorado Gaming Association, testified on the Division of Gaming Sunset Review.
03:53:27 PM  
The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
04:04:17 PM  
Director Dan Hartman, representing the Division of Gaming, responded to questions from the committee.
04:06:30 PM  
The witnesses continued to respond to questions from the committee.
04:07:23 PM  
Jep Seman, representing
Major League Baseball and the PGA Tour, testified on the Division of Gaming
Sunset Review.
04:09:23 PM  
Richard Sweetman, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee.


04:10:56 PM
Motion Introduce the Division of Gaming Sunset draft bill LLS No. 22-0314 as drafted
Moved Roberts
Seconded Ricks
Amabile Yes
Bird Yes
Carver Excused
Daugherty Yes
Duran Excused
Lynch Yes
Ricks Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Van Beber Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Sullivan Excused
Roberts Yes
YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:12:12 PM
Motion Move to designate Speaker Garnett as a prime sponsor of the bill
Moved Roberts
Seconded Amabile
Amabile Yes
Bird Yes
Carver Excused
Daugherty Yes
Duran Excused
Lynch No
Ricks Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Van Beber No
Van Winkle Yes
Sullivan Excused
Roberts Yes
YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
04:12:13 PM  
Speaker Garnett and
Representative Van Winkle were designated as co-prime sponsors on the Division
of Gaming Sunset Bill.



SB22-035 - Committee Discussion Only

04:13:41 PM  
Representatives Van Winkle and Bird introduced Senate Bill 22-035, Coverage Levels for Occupational Accident Insurance. The bill establishes coverage requirements for occupational accident insurance for certain commercial vehicle operators.
04:18:16 PM  
Tammy Munoz, representing Teamsters Local 455, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:22:01 PM  
Tamika Austin, representing
Teamsters Local 455, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:23:44 PM  
Arthur Hale, representing
the Teamsters, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:26:13 PM  
Miles Meese, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:29:21 PM  
The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
04:34:03 PM  
Mark Elliot, representing the Workers' Compensation Education Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:39:19 PM  
Bo Riley, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association (CMCA), testified in support of the bill.
04:42:26 PM  
Greg Fulton, representing CMCA, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Fulton provided two handouts to the committee (Attachments B and C).
04:46:22 PM  
Rick Ash, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Ash provided a handout
to the committee (Attachment D).
04:49:52 PM  
Jenyce Houg, representing Houg Transportation and Resources and CMCA, testified in support of the bill.
04:52:57 PM  
James Martinez, representing the Hispanic Contractors of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:54:57 PM  
The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
05:04:08 PM  
Rosy McDonough, representing the Hispanic Contractors of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:06:24 PM  
Omar Moreno, representing Iron Women Construction and the Hispanic Contractors of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:09:33 PM  
Kjersten Forseth,
representing the Colorado AFL-CIO, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:13:24 PM  
Chris Aleman, representing Chacon Transport and the Hispanic Contractors of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:16:10 PM  
The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee. Mr. Elliot and Mr. Fulton also returned to respond to questions from the committee.
05:26:51 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
05:32:28 PM  
The committee reconvened.
 SB 22-035 was laid over for action only later on the calendar.



HB22-1389 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


05:33:14 PM  
Representative Herod
introduced House Bill 22-1389, Financial Literacy Exchange Program.  The
bill creates the Colorado Financial Literacy and Equity Exchange Program
in the Division of Housing in the Department of Local Affairs to provide
individuals receiving housing assistance an escrow-like savings account
and receive financial mentoring, life skills, and asset management training.
 Representative Herod responded to questions from the committee.  Representative
Herod provided Amendment L.001 (Attachment E).
05:37:02 PM  
Renee Beauregard, representing the Consumers United Association, testified in support of the bill.
05:41:35 PM  
Carlton Mason, representing CASA of the 7th Judicial District, testified in support of the bill.
05:45:30 PM  
Benjamin Teevan, representing Fostering Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:46:01 PM  
Mr. Teevan responded to questions from the committee.
05:46:55 PM  
Georgia Evans, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:50:14 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
05:52:26 PM  
The committee discussed Amendment L.001.


05:53:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Amabile
Seconded Bird
Amabile
Bird
Carver
Daugherty
Duran
Lynch
Ricks
Sandridge
Snyder
Van Beber
Van Winkle
Sullivan Excused
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:53:49 PM  
Representative Herod and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


05:57:37 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1389, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Amabile
Seconded Duran
Amabile Yes
Bird Yes
Carver No
Daugherty Yes
Duran Yes
Lynch No
Ricks Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Van Beber No
Van Winkle No
Sullivan Excused
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 5   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Recess - Recess


05:58:57 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
06:06:19 PM  
The committee reconvened.



HB22-1398 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


06:06:44 PM  
Representatives Bird and Holtorf introduced House Bil 22-1398, Insurance Companies' Registered Agents. The bill makes changes to laws governing registered agents of insurance companies.
06:10:20 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
06:12:45 PM  
Dan Jablan, representing the Rocky Mountain Insurance Association, testified in support of the bill.
06:14:37 PM  
Deputy Insurance Commissioner Peg Brown, representing the Colorado Division of Insurance, testified in support of the bill.
06:15:33 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
06:16:30 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.


06:18:17 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1398 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Bird
Seconded Lynch
Amabile Yes
Bird Yes
Carver Excused
Daugherty Yes
Duran Yes
Lynch Yes
Ricks Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Van Beber Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Sullivan Excused
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-140 - Referred to House Appropriations


06:18:32 PM  
Representatives McLachlan and Amabile introduced Senate Bill 22-140, Expansion of Experiential Learning Opportunities. The bill creates multiple programs to support work-based experiential learning opportunities through partnerships with businesses and colleges in Colorado. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
06:29:05 PM  
Brad Revare, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in support of the bill.
06:31:46 PM  
Misti Ruthven, representing the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, testified in support of the bill.
06:33:43 PM  
Jennifer Price, representing Comcast, testified in support of the bill.
06:36:10 PM  
The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
06:42:07 PM  
Lee Wheeler-Berliner, representing the Colorado Workforce Development Council, testified in support of the bill.
06:44:05 PM  
Lorena Garcia, representing the Colorado Statewide Parents Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
06:46:45 PM  
Additional testimony that was submitted to the committee for consideration is provided as Attachment F.
06:47:16 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
06:51:05 PM  
The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


06:55:27 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-140 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Amabile
Seconded Bird
Amabile Yes
Bird Yes
Carver No
Daugherty Yes
Duran Yes
Lynch No
Ricks Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Van Beber No
Van Winkle No
Sullivan Excused
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 5   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-035 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


06:55:35 PM  
Representatives Van Winkle and Bird made closing remarks on Senate Bill 22-035.
06:59:18 PM  
Committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


07:02:18 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-035 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Van Winkle
Seconded Bird
Amabile Yes
Bird Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty Yes
Duran Yes
Lynch Yes
Ricks Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Van Beber Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Sullivan Excused
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1058 - Postponed Indefinitely


07:02:28 PM  
Representative Mullica introduced House Bill 22-1058, Professional Sporting Events Contract Disputes. The bill allows the Attorney General to require a cable provider and regional sports network to submit to nonbinding arbitration in certain contract disputes. Representative Mullica asked to have the bill postponed indefinitely.
07:07:40 PM  
Committee members made remarks on the bill.


07:11:06 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 22-1058 indefinitely.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Duran
Amabile Yes
Bird Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty Yes
Duran Yes
Lynch Yes
Ricks Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Van Beber Excused
Van Winkle Yes
Sullivan Excused
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:17:00 PM   The committee adjourned.






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