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S_BLT_2017A 04/26/2017 02:00 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY

Date: 04/26/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 02:15 PM to 04:56 PM
Jahn
X
Kefalas
X
Place: SCR 354
Priola
*
Smallwood
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Williams A.
X
Senator Tate
Neville T.
X
Tate
X
This Report was prepared by
Jeanette Chapman
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Conf 17-Workers' Compensation Cost Containment Board

Conf 17-Assessment Appeals — Board Of

SB17-298
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





02:17 PM -- Confirmation of Workers' Compensation Cost Containment Board



Edward Davis, appointee to the Workers' Compensation Cost Containment Board, came to the table. The appointment letter may be found in Attachment A. His application and resume is available at the State Archives.



170426 AttachA.pdf170426 AttachA.pdf





Mr. Davis introduced himself and described his experience and the work of the board. He responded to questions from the committee.

BILL: Conf 17-Workers' Compensation Cost Containment Board
TIME: 02:19:13 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Edward Davis to the Workers' Compensation Cost Containment Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 6-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Priola
Excused
Smallwood
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:20 PM -- Confirmation of Board of Assessment Appeals




Amy Williams, Sondra Mercier, Gregg Near, MaryKay Kelley, and Louesa Maricle, appointees to the Board of Assessment Appeals came to the table. The appointment letter is Attachment B. Their applications and resumes are available at the State Archives.



170426 AttachB.pdf170426 AttachB.pdf





Ms. Williams, Ms. Mercier, Mr. Near, Ms. Kelley, and Ms. Maricle introduced themselves and discussed their experience and their work on the board. They responded to questions from the committee.

BILL: Conf 17-Board of Assessment Appeals
TIME: 02:26:40 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Sondra Mercier, MaryKay Kelley, Louesa Maricle, Gregg Near, and Amy Williams to the Board of Assessment Appeals to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 6-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Priola
Excused
Smallwood
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:28 PM -- SB 17-298



Senator Tate introduced Senate Bill 17-298, concerning the relationship between a motor vehicle manufacturer and the motor vehicle dealers that have franchise agreements with the manufacturer. The bill makes changes to state law concerning franchise agreements between motor vehicle manufacturers and motor vehicle dealers. Specifically, it increases the protections available for dealerships and specifies the nature and venue for civil actions between dealerships and manufacturers. He handed out amendments L.010, .013, .015, .016, .017, .018, and .019 (Attachments C through I).



170426 AttachC.pdf170426 AttachC.pdf170426 AttachD.pdf170426 AttachD.pdf170426 AttachE.pdf170426 AttachE.pdf170426 AttachF.pdf170426 AttachF.pdf170426 AttachG.pdf170426 AttachG.pdf170426 AttachH.pdf170426 AttachH.pdf170426 AttachI.pdf170426 AttachI.pdf



02:35 PM --
Michael Dommermuth, Colorado Auto Dealers Association (CADA), spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:48 PM --
Tim Jackson, CADA, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:24 PM --
Michael Dunlap, CADA, spoke in support of the bill.



03:31 PM --
David Leibowitz, Braman Automotive Group, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.









03:44 PM --
Jep Seman, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, spoke in opposition to the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment J). Mr. Seman responded to questions from the committee.



170426 AttachJ.pdf170426 AttachJ.pdf



04:02 PM --
Randall Biles, Pikes Peak RV, spoke in support of the bill.



04:07 PM --
Mike Feeley, CADA, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



04:20 PM --
Matthew Tynan, Tynan's VW Nissan KIA, responded to questions from the committee.



04:28 PM --
Thom Buckley, Red Noland Auto Group, responded to questions from the committee.



04:34 PM --
Ivette Dominguez, Alpine Buick GMC, responded to questions from the committee.



04:38 PM



Senator Tate made closing comments on the merits of the bill.

BILL: SB17-298
TIME: 04:39:05 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.010. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Kefalas
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB17-298
TIME: 04:40:42 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.013. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Kefalas
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
BILL: SB17-298
TIME: 04:41:36 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.015. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Kefalas
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-298
TIME: 04:43:49 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.016. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Kefalas
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
BILL: SB17-298
TIME: 04:46:07 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.017, as amended. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Kefalas
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-298
TIME: 04:50:03 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Amend amendment L.017, line 5 and 6, strike "ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE HUNDREDTHS" and substitute "ONE FIFTEENTH". The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Kefalas
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
BILL: SB17-298
TIME: 04:51:32 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.018. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Kefalas
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-298
TIME: 04:52:12 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.019. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Kefalas
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
BILL: SB17-298
TIME: 04:53:07 PM
MOVED: Tate
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-298, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 6-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
No
Williams A.
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



04:55 PM



The committee adjourned.


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