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S_BLT_2018A 04/11/2018 02:02:19 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date 04/11/2018
Attendance
Jahn X
Kerr *
Priola X
Smallwood X
Williams A. X
Neville T. X
Tate X
Time 02:02:19 PM to 02:57:07 PM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Tate
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 18-Uninsured Employer Board Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 18-Workers' Compensation Cost Containment Board Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB18-1250 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1149 Postponed Indefinitely

Conf 18-Uninsured Employer Board - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:03:18 PM  
Jason Wardrip, appointee to the Uninsured
Employer Board, came to the table.  The appointment letter may be
found in Attachment A.  Mr. Wardrip's application and resume are available
at the State Archives.  Mr. Wardrip introduced himself and discussed
his interest in serving on the board and his professional experience related
to the board.  He responded to questions from the committee.



02:09:31 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Jason Wardrip to the Uninsured Employer Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr Excused
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. Excused
Tate Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 18-Workers' Compensation Cost Containment Board - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:09:40 PM  
Jeffrey Citrone, appointee to the Workers'
Compensation Cost Containment Board, came to the table.  The appointment
letter may be found in Attachment B.  Mr. Citrone's application and
resume are available at the State Archives.  Mr. Citrone discussed
his activity with the board and his professional experience. He responded
to questions from the committee.


02:14:44 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Jeffrey Citrone 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.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr Excused
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. Excused
Tate Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1250 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:14:58 PM  
Senator Priola introduced House Bill 18-1250, concerning improving rules compliance by businesses. The bill requires each state agency to conduct an analysis of noncompliance with its rules to identify rules that have the greatest frequency of noncompliance and generate the greatest amount of fines. The analysis must also identify the factors that contribute to noncompliance with rules by regulated businesses and the number of first time offenders given the opportunity to cure minor violations.
02:19:14 PM  
Nicholas Colglazier, Colorado Competitive Council and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, spoke in support of the bill.
02:21:07 PM  
Christy Pollard, Jefferson County Economic Development, spoke in support of the bill.
02:23:21 PM  
Senator Priola made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


02:24:51 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1250 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr Excused
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. Excused
Tate Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1149 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:31:20 PM  
In the absence of Senator Neville, Senator
Tate began testimony on House Bill 18-1149.  The bill continues the
Consumer Insurance Council in the Department of Regulatory Agencies until
September 1, 2028.
02:32:02 PM  
Carol Pace, AARP, spoke in support of the bill. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C).
02:32:46 PM  
John Izzo, Consumer Insurance Council,
spoke in support of the bill.
He responded to questions
from the committee.
02:33:06 PM  
Debra Judy, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative,
spoke in support of the bill.  She responded to questions from the
committee.
02:33:55 PM  
Mr. Izzo respond from questions from the
committee.
02:49:22 PM  
Ms. Pace responded to questions from the committee.
02:52:55 PM  
Ms. Judy responded to questions from the committee.


02:56:39 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1149 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr Yes
Priola No
Smallwood No
Williams A. No
Neville T. No
Tate No
YES: 2   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:56:59 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1149 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Tate
Seconded
Jahn No
Kerr No
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. Yes
Tate Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:57:07 PM   Committee Adjourned






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