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s_blt_2017a_2017-03-20t14:01:02z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/20/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1021



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1021 to the Committee of the W PASS







02:45 PM -- HB 17-1021



Senator Cooke introduced House Bill 17-1021, concerning the release of information by the Division of Labor Standards and Statistics in the Department of Labor and Employment concerning an employer's violation of wage laws. The reengrossed bill requires the Division of Labor to treat certain information pertaining to a wage law violation as public record available on request pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act. If the division makes a determination that an employer has violated a wage law, and the employer has exhausted all administrative appeals, the division must release information about that violation to the public upon request, unless the information relates to a trade secret. Before releasing any information, the division's director must notify the employer of the potential release. The employer then has 20 days to provide documentation showing that the information to be released represents a trade secret. Based on this documentation, the director must determine whether to keep the information confidential.





02:47 PM --
Patrick Teegarden, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, spoke about the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:51 PM --
Larry Hudson, Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry and Colorado Competitive Council, spoke about the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:07 PM



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


BILL: HB17-1021
TIME: 03:07:33 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1021 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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