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s_blt_2017a_2017-02-06t14:09:43z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/06/2017

Location: RM 271

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-055



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-055 to the Committee of the W PASS







02:10 PM -- SB 17-055



Senator Neville introduced Senate Bill 17-055, concerning the prohibition of discrimination against employees based on labor union participation. The bill prohibits an employer from requiring employee membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment and from requiring employees to pay dues or fees to a labor organization, charity, or other third party. He provided three handouts to the committee Attachment A, Attachment B, and Attachment C.



170206 AttachA.pdf170206 AttachA.pdf170206 AttachB.pdf170206 AttachB.pdf170206 AttachC.pdf170206 AttachC.pdf



02:17 PM --
Leonard Martinez, International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (Smart 9), spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:18 PM --
Ron Tilton, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:23 PM --
Joseph Blackwell, Arvada Professional Firefighters, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:30 PM --
Frank Gale, Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:34 PM --
John Alvino, Smart 9, spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:38 PM --
Cheryl Hutchison, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:41 PM --
Ed Augden, Colorado Alliance for Retired Americans, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:44 PM --
Grant McConaughy, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 7, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:48 PM --
Luis Castillo, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 105, spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:54 PM --
Tikden Atsboha, SEIU, spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:57 PM --
Sean McMahon, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:59 PM --
Paul Pearson, Brotherhood of Local Engineers and Trainmen, spoke in opposition to the bill.



03:04 PM --
Jeff Cotton, Pipefitters Local 208, spoke in opposition to the bill.



03:07 PM --
Daniel Craine, UFCW, Local 7, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:10 PM --
Gerald Arnold, Pipefitters Local 208, spoke in opposition to the bill.



03:12 PM --
Mary Broderick, IBEW, spoke in opposition to the bill. She provided copies of letters to be entered into the record (Attachment D). She responded to questions from the committee.



Attachment D is available at the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OFFICE



03:20 PM --
Geoff Herrig, Pipefitters Local 208, spoke in opposition to the bill.



03:23 PM --
Thomas Tuttle, Pipefitters Local 208, spoke in opposition to the bill.



03:26 PM --
David Grossett, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.



03:30 PM --
Taryn Browne, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1563, spoke in opposition to the bill.



03:32 PM --
Casey Curtin, IBEW, spoke in opposition to the bill.



03:35 PM --
Mike Donahue, National Federation of Independent Business, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:41 PM --
Mark Latimer, Associated Builders and Contractors, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:46 PM



Senator Neville responded to questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.



03:53 PM



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


BILL: SB17-055
TIME: 04:01:20 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-055 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 4-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
No
Kerr
No
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Williams A.
No
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







04:02 PM



The committee adjourned.










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