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S_BLT_2019A 04/08/2019 01:35:35 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date 04/08/2019
Attendance
Priola X
Story X
Tate X
Danielson X
Williams A. X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:35:35 PM to 06:12:24 PM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Story
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 19-Personnel And Administration — Executive Director — Department Of Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 19-Workers' Compensation Cost Containment Board Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB19-1210 Committee Discussion Only
HB19-1118 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Conf 19-Personnel And Administration — Executive Director — Department Of - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:36:12 PM  
David Oppenheim, Office of the Governor, introduced Kara Veitch, appointee for the Executive Director of the Department of Personnel and Administration.
01:37:02 PM  
Kara Veitch, appointee to Executive Director
of the Department of Personnel and Administration, came to the table.  The
appointment letter is Attachment A.  Her application and resume is
available at the State Archives.  Ms. Veitch described her background
at the department and professional experience and discussed her interest
in the position.


01:39:17 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Kara Veitch as the Executive Director of the Department of Personnel And Administration to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Tate Yes
Danielson Yes
Williams A. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 19-Workers' Compensation Cost Containment Board - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:39:29 PM  
Megan Strong, appointee to the Workers'
Compensation Cost Containment Board, came to the table.  The appointment
letter is Attachment B.  Her application and resume is available at
the State Archives.  Ms. Strong described her professional experience
in workers' compensation matters and discussed her interest in continuing
to serve on the board.


01:41:35 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Megan Strong 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 Williams A.
Seconded
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Tate Yes
Danielson Yes
Williams A. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1210 - Committee Discussion Only


01:44:04 PM  
Senators Moreno and Danielson introduced
House Bill 19-1210, concerning local government minimum wage.  The
bill allows a local government to establish a minimum wage law for individuals
performing work in its jurisdiction.
01:48:54 PM  
The sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
01:52:04 PM  
Committee discussion continued.
01:58:53 PM  
Devon Shaff, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:04:18 PM  
Jared Make, A Better Balance, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:06:11 PM  
Rich Jones, Bell Policy Center, spoke in favor of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C).
02:12:55 PM  
Cesar Pineda, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:14:22 PM  
Marilyn Sorenson, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:15:49 PM  
Allison Mesereau, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:19:01 PM  
Marie Senechal, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:23:42 PM  
Debra Brown, Good Business Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:25:51 PM  
Sarah Marcogliese, Good Business Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:32:05 PM  
Judy Amabile, Product Architects, spoke
in favor of the bill.
02:32:25 PM  
Adam Alleman, Denver Game Lounge, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:36:18 PM  
Reverend Tony Henderson, Together Colorado,
spoke in favor of the bill.
02:41:23 PM  
Reverend Sally Megeath, Together Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:41:53 PM  
The committee recessed.
02:47:52 PM  
The committee came back to order.
02:51:54 PM  
Fred Smith, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:52:14 PM  
Harry Hempy, League of Women Voters, spoke
in favor of the bill.
02:55:44 PM  
Christopher Nicholson, representing himself,
spoke in favor of the bill.
02:57:49 PM  
Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:01:29 PM  
Mark Berzins, Little Pub Company, spoke neutrally about the bill in the event of an amendment.
03:08:36 PM  
Brendan McGuire, Vail Resorts, spoke neutrally about the bill in anticipation of amendments.
03:09:06 PM  
Mr. McGuire responded to questions from the committee.
03:13:31 PM  
Mr. Bommer responded to questions from the committee.
03:13:45 PM  
Nicholas Colglazier, Colorado Competitive Council, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:17:49 PM  
Tony Gagliardi, National Federation of
Independent Businesses. spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:18:10 PM  
Doug Farmer, Colorado Health Care Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:21:26 PM  
Sean Kaiser, Colorado Restaurant Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:24:40 PM  
Ted Politte, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:26:55 PM  
Sonia Riggs, Colorado Restaurant Association,
spoke in opposition to the bill.  She provided two handouts to the
committee (Attachments D and E).
03:28:41 PM  
Michael Valdez, Special District Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:34:53 PM  
Chris Howes, Colorado Retail Council, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:35:42 PM  
Andres Gil Zaldana, Colorado Brewers Guild, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:37:01 PM  
Senator Moreno made comments on the bill. He asked that the bill be laid over for action at a later date.
03:39:48 PM  
Senator Danielson made comments on the bill and any potential amendments.
03:40:15 PM  
Senator Story laid the bill over.



HB19-1118 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:41:22 PM  
Senator Williams introduced House Bill 19-1118, concerning forced evictions. The bill modifies the conditions for eviction to allow a tenant additional time to cure unpaid rent and terminate an eviction proceeding.
03:50:32 PM  
Jack Regenbogen, Colorado Center on Law
and Policy, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:59:11 PM  
Aubrey Hasvold, Colorado Coalition for
the Homeless, spoke in favor of the bill.  She provided two handouts
to the committee (Attachment F and G).  She responded to questions
from the committee.
03:59:58 PM  
Betsy Madsen, Dorman Real Estate, spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:04:54 PM  
Alex Yoder, Dorman Real Estate, spoke in
opposition to the bill.  He responded to comments from the committee.
04:09:14 PM  
Misty Berger, A Cut Above Property Management,
spoke in opposition to the bill.  She responded to questions from
the committee.
04:09:47 PM  
Ms. Madsen responded to questions from the committee.
04:13:04 PM  
Karen Frisone, Colorado Association of Realtors, spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:16:03 PM  
Michael Mohr, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:22:40 PM  
Debi Stobie, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:22:57 PM  
Kel Darnell, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:27:07 PM  
Andrea Michaels, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:30:34 PM  
Laurie Gatrell, LLG Properties, spoke in
opposition to the bill.
04:34:10 PM  
Victor Sulzer, THS Lawfirm, spoke on the bill.
04:40:03 PM  
Mark Tchetter, THS Lawfirm, spoke on the bill.
04:43:22 PM  
Joe Schneckenburger, representing himself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:46:40 PM  
Mr. Tchetter responded to questions from the committee.
04:46:58 PM  
Lynn Smith, AARP, spoke in favor of the bill.
04:53:58 PM  
Lisa Felix, Rocky Mountain Home Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.
05:00:20 PM  
David Schmitt, Denco Property Management, spoke in opposition to the bill.
05:03:36 PM  
Tom Snyder, Colorado Lawyers Committee,
spoke in favor of the bill.
05:06:19 PM  
Caitlin Finn, Colorado Poverty Law Project, spoke in favor of the bill.
05:09:44 PM  
Emilie Aries, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
05:12:38 PM  
Melissa Jones, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
05:16:20 PM  
Cesiah Guadarrama, 9to5 Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.
05:20:04 PM  
Lydia Waligorski, Violence Free Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.
05:25:53 PM  
Sarah Barnes, Colorado Kids Campaign, spoke in favor of the bill.
05:26:18 PM  
Karla Gonzales-Garcia, COLOR, spoke in
favor of the bill.
05:27:53 PM  
Lindsay Christopher, Violence Free Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.
05:30:09 PM  
Dan Brooks, representing himself, spoke neutrally about the bill.
05:33:45 PM  
Whitney Glandt, representing herself, spoke about the bill.
05:37:05 PM  
Andrea Warner, Colorado Association of Realtors, spoke about the bill.
05:40:21 PM  
Shannon MacKenzie, Disability Law Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.
05:45:44 PM  
Daria Castiglione, representing herself, spoke about the bill.
05:47:46 PM  
Ed Shackelford, Colorado Senior Lobby,
spoke in favor of the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.
05:51:22 PM  
Bobby Salandy, 9to5 Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.
05:57:01 PM  
Dianne Robinson, Colorado Senior Lobby, spoke in favor of the bill.
06:00:20 PM  
Senator Williams discussed the preceding testimony.
06:09:06 PM  
Senator Tate distributed Amendment L.031
(Attachment H).


06:10:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.031
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Priola Yes
Story No
Tate Yes
Danielson No
Williams A. No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:11:59 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1118 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Tate No
Danielson Yes
Williams A. Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:12:24 PM   The committee adjourned.