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H_SA_2019A 04/23/2019 01:35:41 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 04/23/2019
Attendance
Duran X
Humphrey X
Lontine *
Melton X
Rich X
Sirota X
Williams D. X
Jaquez Lewis *
Kennedy X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:35:41 PM to 03:22:39 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Kennedy
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-196 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB19-146 Referred to House Finance
SB19-220 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB19-149 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB19-221 Referred to House Appropriations

SB19-196 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:35:53 PM  

Majority Leader Garnett and Representative Duran, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-196. The bill modifies contractual requirements and implements a prevailing wage requirement for state construction contracts.

01:42:19 PM  

Michael Gifford, Associated General Contractors of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

01:45:32 PM  

Tony Milo, Colorado Contractors Association, testified in support of the bill.

01:46:53 PM  

Eddie Bustamante, Laborers International Union of North America Local 720, testified in support of the bill.

01:48:27 PM  

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

01:50:31 PM  

Phil Hayes, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing, Pipefitting, and Sprinkler Fitting Industry; and National Electrical Contractors Association, testified in support of the bill.

01:53:40 PM  

Jim Gleason, Southwest Regional Association of Carpenters, testified on the bill.

01:56:12 PM  

Isaac Hernandez, United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers Local Union #58, testified in support of the bill.

01:57:04 PM  

Mike Mobley, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, testified on the bill.

01:59:46 PM  

Yohan Anderson, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local #555, testified on the bill.

02:01:00 PM  

Joe Deras, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council #81, testified in support of the bill.

02:03:13 PM  

Doug Clark, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, testified on the bill.

02:05:06 PM  

Majority Leader Garnett made comments to the committee.

02:05:56 PM  

Kevin Duncan, Colorado State University - Pueblo, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).

02:11:08 PM  

Gary Arnold, Rocky Mountain Pipe Trades District Council 5, testified in support of the bill.

02:15:37 PM  

Representative Duran explained amendment L.007 (Attachment B). Majority Leader Garnett answered questions from the committee.



02:16:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment B).
Moved Duran
Seconded Melton
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:17:07 PM  

Representative Duran explained amendment L.008 (Attachment C).  She answered questions from the committee.



02:17:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment C).
Moved Duran
Seconded Melton
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:17:51 PM  

Representative Duran explained amendment L.009 (Attachment D).



02:18:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment D).
Moved Duran
Seconded Melton
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:18:23 PM  

Representative Duran explained amendment L.010 (Attachment E).



02:18:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment E).
Moved Duran
Seconded Melton
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:19:02 PM  

Representative Duran explained amendment L.012 (Attachment F).



02:19:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment F).
Moved Duran
Seconded Melton
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:19:53 PM  

Representative Duran explained amendment L.013 (Attachment G).



02:20:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachment G).
Moved Duran
Seconded Melton
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:20:31 PM  

Representative Duran explained amendment L.019 (Attachment H).



02:20:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.019 (Attachment H).
Moved Duran
Seconded Melton
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:20:57 PM  

Representative Duran and Majority Leader Garnett made concluding remarks about Senate Bill 19-196. Committee members commented on the bill.



02:25:32 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-196, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Duran
Seconded Sirota
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Melton Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Williams D. No
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-146 - Referred to House Finance


02:25:38 PM  

The committee recessed.

02:36:46 PM  

The committee came back to order.

02:37:22 PM  

Representative Kennedy, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-146. The bill continues the regulation of entities that provide home care services in the Department of Public Health and Environment, which is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2019. Committee members received a copy of the "2018 Sunset Report:  The Regulation of Home Care and Placement Agencies" (Attachment I).

02:39:00 PM  

Representative Kennedy answered questions from the committee.

02:39:43 PM  

Eliza Schultz, Home Care Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:41:35 PM  

Randy Kuykendall, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, answered questions from the committee.

02:42:41 PM  

Representative Kennedy made concluding remarks about Senate Bill 19-146.



02:44:59 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-146 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Duran
Duran Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lontine Yes
Melton Yes
Rich Yes
Sirota Yes
Williams D. Yes
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-220 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:45:03 PM  

Representative Saine and Representative Arndt, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-220. The bill authorizes the Commissioner of Agriculture to draft and submit a hemp management plan in accordance with requirements set forth by the Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture pursuant to the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill.  The commissioner may consult with stakeholders in developing the plan.  The bill also modifies the definition of industrial hemp or hemp to conform with the federal definition. Representative Arndt explained amendment L.007 (Attachment J). Representative Saine answered questions from the committee.

02:51:17 PM  

Jeff Markley, C-Beyond Health, testified in support of the bill.

02:53:34 PM  

Scott Reese, C-Beyond Health, testified in support of the bill.

02:55:13 PM  

Wondirad Gabeu, Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill.

02:56:37 PM  

Hollis Glenn, Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill.

02:57:43 PM  

Lloyd Covens, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:00:11 PM  

Benjamin Waters, Colorado Hemp Agricultural Advancement Guild, testified in support of the bill.

03:00:59 PM  

Mr. Covens answered questions from the committee.



03:02:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment J).
Moved Melton
Seconded Sirota
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:02:20 PM  

Representative Arndt made concluding remarks on the bill.



03:03:51 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-220, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Melton
Seconded Humphrey
Duran Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lontine Yes
Melton Yes
Rich Yes
Sirota Yes
Williams D. Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-149 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:03:59 PM  

Representative Froelich, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-149. Under current law, the Colorado Human Trafficking Council in the Department of Public Safety is scheduled for repeal on September 1, 2019. The bill continues the council through September 1, 2024.  The committee members received a copy of the "2018 Sunset Report:  Human Trafficking Council" (Attachment K).  Representative Froelich distributed amendments L.010, L.011, and L.012 (Attachment L, Attachment M, and Attachment N).

03:07:21 PM  

Maria Trujillo, Colorado Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill.

03:09:18 PM  

Representative Froelich explained amendments L.010, L.011, and L012.



03:10:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment L).
Moved Duran
Seconded Melton
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:11:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment M).
Moved Melton
Seconded Humphrey
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:11:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment N).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Duran
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:11:54 PM  

Representative Froelich made concluding remarks on the bill.



03:12:32 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-149, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Melton
Seconded Sirota
Duran Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lontine Yes
Melton Yes
Rich Yes
Sirota Yes
Williams D. Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-221 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:12:36 PM  

The committee took a brief recess.

03:14:51 PM  

The committee came back to order.

03:15:40 PM  

Representative Roberts, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-221. The bill appropriates funds from the Colorado Water Conservation Board Construction Fund in the Department of Natural Resources for specified water-related projects in FY 2019-20 and makes several cash fund transfers.

03:16:58 PM  

Doug Vilsack, Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill.

03:19:29 PM  

Richard Orf, Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.

03:19:46 PM  

Representative Roberts made concluding remarks on the bill.



03:21:16 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-221 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Jaquez Lewis
Duran Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lontine Yes
Melton Yes
Rich Excused
Sirota Yes
Williams D. Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:22:39 PM   The committee adjourned.