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S_BLT_2021A 04/21/2021 01:41:27 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date 04/21/2021
Attendance
Coleman X
Kolker X
Liston X
Priola X
Woodward *
Danielson X
Rodriguez X
Time 01:41:27 PM to 03:22:49 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Rodriguez
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 21-Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 21-Real Estate Appraisers — Board Of Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 21-Securities Board Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB21-1207 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Conf 21-Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:41:48 PM  
James Fitzgerald,
Lori Warner, Dana Bijold, and Dale Kishbaugh, appointees to the Underground
Damage Prevention Safety Commission came to the table.  The appointment
letters are Attachments A and B.  Their applications and resumes are
available at the State Archives.  The appointees introduced themselves
and discussed their interests in serving on the commission.


01:55:18 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of James Fitzgerald, Lori Warner, Dana Bijold, Dale Kishbaugh to the Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coleman Excused
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Priola Yes
Woodward Yes
Danielson Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 21-Real Estate Appraisers — Board Of - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:55:39 PM  
Kristy McFarland,
appointee to the Board of Real Estate Appraisers, came to the table.  The
appointment letter is Attachment C.  Her application and resume may
be found at the State Archives,  Ms. McFarland discussed her professional
experience and interest in serving on the board.


01:57:49 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Kristy McFarland to the Board of Real Estate Appraisers to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coleman Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Priola Yes
Woodward Yes
Danielson Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 21-Securities Board - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:58:03 PM  
Larry Reifurth. appointee
to the Securities Board, came to the table.  The appointment letter
is Attachment D.  His application and resume are available at the
State Archives.  Mr. Reifurth discussed his professional experience
and interest in serving on the board.


01:59:52 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Lawrence Reifurth to the Securities Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coleman Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Priola Yes
Woodward Yes
Danielson Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1207 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:00:10 PM  
The committee recessed.
02:06:30 PM  
The committee came
back to order.
02:07:16 PM  
Senators Fields and
Lee introduced House Bill 21-1207, concerning overpayment of workers' compensation
benefits.  
02:09:30 PM  
Mr. Tony Gagliardi,
representing the National Federation of Independent Businesses, testified
in opposition to the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.
02:14:29 PM  
Mr. Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified to amend the bill.
02:18:33 PM  
Ms. Edie Sonn, representing Pinnacol Assurance, testified to amend the bill.
02:21:49 PM  
Ms. Janet Frickey,
representing the Workers' Compensation Education Association (WCEA), testified
in support of the bill.
02:25:44 PM  
Mr.  Robert
Lindgren, representing the Colorado AFL-CIO, testified in support of the
bill.
02:29:27 PM  
Mr. Rodney Williams, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:32:05 PM  
Ms. Beth Crane, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:35:38 PM  
Ms. Tamra Tully, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:38:42 PM  
Ms. Susanne Ventzke,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:44:02 PM  
Mr. Kevin Schneider, representing the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7, testified in support of the bill.
02:47:12 PM  
Mr. Jason Wardrip,
representing the Colorado Building and Construction Trades Council, testified
in support of the bill.
02:47:25 PM  
Mr. Mike Sturtavent, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:04 PM  
Ms. Denise Dubois,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:54:02 PM  
Mr. Mark Elliot,
representing the Workers' Compensation Education Association, testified
in support of the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.

02:54:03 PM  
Additional written
testimony may be found in Attachment E.
03:12:51 PM  
Senator Woodward
discussed Amendment L.008 (Attachment F).


03:17:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008
Moved Woodward
Seconded
Coleman No
Kolker No
Liston Yes
Priola Yes
Woodward Yes
Danielson No
Rodriguez No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
03:17:19 PM  
The sponsors made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


03:22:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1207 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coleman Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston No
Priola No
Woodward No
Danielson Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:22:49 PM   The committee adjourned.