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S_BLT_2021A 05/24/2021 03:26:04 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date 05/24/2021
Attendance
Coleman X
Kolker X
Liston X
Priola X
Woodward X
Danielson X
Rodriguez X
Time 03:26:04 PM to 06:12:40 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-Assessment Appeals — Board Of Favorably Refer to Full Senate
Conf 21-Banking Board Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB21-1290 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1289 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1293 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB21-1007 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB21-233 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

Conf 21-Assessment Appeals — Board Of - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


03:26:50 PM  
Mr. Bruce Eisenhauer, Department of Local Affairs, introduced the appointees to the Board of Assessment Appeals. Ms. Louesa Maricle, Ms. Amy Williams, Mr. Samuel Forsyth, Ms. Valerie Bartell, and Mr. John De Rungs, appointees to the Board of Assessment Appeals came to the table. The appointment letter is Attachment A. Their applications and resumes are available at the State Archives. The appointees discussed their professional experience and their interest in serving on the board.


03:36:38 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of A. Louesa Maricle, Amy Williams, Samuel Forsyth, Valerie Bartell, and John De Rungs to the Board of Assessment Appeals to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coleman Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston No
Priola Yes
Woodward Yes
Danielson Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



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


03:36:53 PM  
David Kelly, appointee to the state Banking Board, came to the table. The appointment letter is Attachment B. His application and resume are available at the State Archives. Mr. Kelly discussed his professional experience and interest in serving on the board.


03:39:14 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of David Kelly to the Banking 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



HB21-1290 - Referred to Senate Appropriations




03:40:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1290 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Coleman Excused
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Priola Yes
Woodward No
Danielson Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1289 - Referred to Senate Appropriations




03:42:05 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1289 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Priola
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



HB21-1293 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


03:43:24 PM  
Senators Bridges
and Woodward discussed House Bill 21-1293, concerning
modifications
to requirements for banks including property on their financial balance
sheets.


03:44:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1293 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Woodward
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



HB21-1007 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

03:45:40 PM  
The committee recessed.
03:45:52 PM  
The committee came back to order.
03:48:30 PM  
Senators Danielson and Rodriguez introduced House Bill 21-1007 concerning state management of apprentice agencies.
03:50:14 PM  
Mr. Jason Wardrip, representing the Colorado Building Trades Council, testified in support of the bill.
03:52:15 PM  
Mr. Joe Barela, representing
the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE), testified in support
of the bill.
03:53:47 PM  
Mr. Barela responded to questions from the committee.
03:56:05 PM  
Ms. Kate Anderson,
representing CDLE, responded to questions from the committee.
03:59:17 PM  
The panel continued to answer questions from the committee.
04:04:16 PM  
Mr. Nathan Cooper,
representing the Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors National
Association - CO Chapter (SMACNA), testified in support of the bill.
04:09:27 PM  
Mr. Noel Ginsburg,
representing CareerWise Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:12:36 PM  
Mr. Jeremy Ross,
representing the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local
68, testified in support of the bill.

04:13:59 PM  
Mr. Cooper responded to questions from the committee.
04:18:53 PM  
Mr. Ross responded to questions from the committee.
04:19:44 PM  
Mr. Robert Cheney, representing RK Electrical, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:22:10 PM  
Mr. Andrew De Lorenzo,
representing Encore Electric, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:27:55 PM  
Mrs.  Marilyn
Stansbury, representing the Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain
(IECRM), testified in opposition to the bill.
04:28:49 PM  
Mr. David Scott, representing Encore Electric and IEC, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:33:03 PM  
Mr. Cheney responded to questions from the committee.
04:33:20 PM  
The panel continued to respond to questions from the committee.
04:39:48 PM  
Mr. Randy Sewald,
representing the Associated Builders and Contractors - Rocky Mountain Chapter,
testified in opposition to the bill.
04:59:55 PM  
Ms. Neva Hiscock,
representing the Western Colorado Independent Electrical Contractors (WCIEC),
testified in opposition to the bill.
05:03:34 PM  
Mr.  Dale Weis,
representing the IECRM, Southern Colorado Chapter, testified in opposition
to the bill.
05:06:37 PM  
Mr. Josh Pizzino, representing Encore Electric, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:09:26 PM  
Mr. Jason Sharpe, representing Namaste Solar and Good Business Colorado, testified to amend the bill.
05:19:24 PM  
Mr. Michael Gifford,
representing Associated General Contractors - Colorado, testified in a
neutral position on the bill.
05:25:31 PM  
Commissioner Val Hoyle, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:26:19 PM  
Mr. Doug Clark, representing
the Southwest Carpenters Training Fund, testified in support of the bill.
05:29:20 PM  
Mr. Dave Davia, representing the Rocky Mountain Mechanical Contractors Association, testified in support of the bill.
05:31:17 PM  
Mr. Gary Arnold,
representing the Denver Pipefitters Local 208, testified in support of
the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.

05:31:18 PM  
Additional written
testimony may be found in Attachment C.
05:34:05 PM  
Senator Danielson
distributed and explained Amendment L.023 (Attachment D).



05:47:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.023
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coleman
Kolker
Liston
Priola
Woodward
Danielson
Rodriguez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:47:43 PM  
Senator Woodward
distributed and explained Amendment L.025 (Attachment E).

05:48:48 PM  
The committee discussed the amendment.


05:50:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.025
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
05:50:29 PM  
Senator Woodward
distributed and explained Amendment L.024 (Attachment F).



05:52:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.024
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
05:52:32 PM  
Senator Woodward
distributed and explained Amendment L.028 (Attachment G).



05:53:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.028
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
05:55:00 PM  
Senator Woodward
distributed and explained Amendment L.026 (Attachment H).



05:55:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.026
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
05:55:49 PM  
Senator Woodward
distributed and explained Amendment L.027 (Attachment I).


05:58:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.027
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
05:58:29 PM  
Senator Woodward
distributed and explained Amendment L.031 (Attachment J).


05:59:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.031
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
05:59:44 PM  
Senator Woodward
distributed and explained Amendment L.032 (Attachment K).



06:00:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.032
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


06:01:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1007, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
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



SB21-233 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


06:02:42 PM  
Senator Rodriguez
introduced SB 21-233 creating a study to assess the benefit of a Left Behind
Workers program. He distributed Amendment L.002 (Attachment L).

06:03:16 PM  
Ms. Sofia Gonzalez, representing the Colorado Peoples Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
06:04:45 PM  
Ms. Angelica Prisciliano,
representing the Colorado Peoples Alliance, testified in support of the
bill.
06:07:32 PM  
Ms. Kathy White,
representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the
bill.
06:07:33 PM  
Additional written
testimony may be found in Attachment M.

06:08:57 PM  
Senator Rodriguez explained the amendment.


06:11:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Coleman
Kolker
Liston
Priola
Woodward
Danielson
Rodriguez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:11:24 PM  
Senator Rodriguez
made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


06:12:20 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-233, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Coleman Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Priola Yes
Woodward No
Danielson Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:12:40 PM   The committee adjourned.