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S_BLT_2022A 05/02/2022 06:14:24 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date 05/02/2022
Attendance
Kolker X
Liston *
Woodward X
Coleman X
Rodriguez X
Time 06:14:24 PM to 09:53:56 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Rodriguez
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1350 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1354 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB22-1394 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1242 Referred to Senate Finance
HB22-1077 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1053 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1269 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB22-205 Amended, referred to Senate Finance
HB22-1398 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

HB22-1350 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


06:15:09 PM  
Senators Lundeen
and Bridges introduced House Bill 22-1350, concerning regional talent development
grants. The bill creates the Regional Talent Development Initiative Grant
Program to develop or expand talent development initiatives in identified
regions of the state. They distributed Amendment L.004 (Attachment A).
06:19:08 PM  
Joe Rice, representing Lockheed Martin, testified in support of the bill.
06:21:18 PM  
Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker,
representing the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International
Trade, testified in support of the bill.
06:25:25 PM  
Michael  Gifford,
representing the Associated General Contractors, testified in support of
the bill.
06:25:26 PM  
Written testimony
that was provided to the committee may be found in Attachment B.


06:29:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Kolker
Liston
Woodward
Coleman
Rodriguez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:29:58 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1350, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Woodward Yes
Coleman Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1354 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


06:30:09 PM  
Senator Winter introduced
House Bill 22-1354, concerning workers' mental health records.  The
bill amends the Workers' Compensation Act of Colorado to limit the disclosure
of records related to a claimant's mental health. The bill also requires
a person providing mental health services to a workers' compensation claimant
to be a licensed mental health provider.  The sponsor distributed
and explained Amendment L.006 (Attachment C).

06:34:55 PM  
Danielle Curtiss,
representing the Associated General Contractors, testified to amend the
bill.


06:37:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Kolker
Liston
Woodward
Coleman
Rodriguez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:38:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1354, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Woodward Yes
Coleman Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1394 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


06:38:22 PM  
Senators Winter and
Donovan introduced House Bill 22-1394, concerning funding for just transition
conmmunity and worker supports.  The bill provides and further appropriates
funding to the Department of Labor and Employment for the Office of Just
Transition and Coal Transition Worker Assistance Programs.
06:42:41 PM  
Wade Buchanan, representing the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, testified in support of the bill.
06:43:06 PM  
Daphne Gervais, representing Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI), testified in support of the bill.
06:44:47 PM  
Dennis Dougherty,
representing the Colorado AFL-CIO, testified in support of the bill.
06:45:52 PM  
Chris Markuson, representing the BlueGreen Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
06:46:39 PM  
Phil Hayes, representing
the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the United Association
of Plumbers and Pipefitters, testified in support of the bill.

06:49:11 PM  
Richard Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:50:51 PM  
Ron Geary, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:52:24 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
06:55:00 PM  
The sponsors made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


06:58:18 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1394 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Woodward Yes
Coleman Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1242 - Referred to Senate Finance


06:58:29 PM  
Senator Hisey introduced
House Bill 22-1242, concerning regulation of the manufacture of tiny homes.
This bill expands the authority of the State Board of Housing in the Department
of Local Affairs to set standards for tiny homes. He responded to questions
from the committee.
07:02:57 PM  
Eric Fried, representing Larimer County, testified in support of the bill.
07:08:45 PM  
Mo Miskell, representing the Division of Housing within the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, testified in support of the bill.
07:11:13 PM  
Commissioner Jody
Shadduck-McNally, representing herself, Colorado Counties Inc., and Counties
and Commissioners Acting Together, testified in support of the bill.
07:12:31 PM  
The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
07:12:32 PM  
Written testimony
that was provided to the committee may be found in Attachment D.
07:19:22 PM  
The sponsor made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


07:19:59 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1242 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Woodward Yes
Coleman Yes
Rodriguez Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1077 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


07:20:09 PM  
Senators Hansen and
Priola introduced House Bill 22-1077, concerning the Colorado Nonprofit
Security Grant Program. The bill creates the Colorado Nonprofit Security
Grant Program to provide grants to nonprofit organizations that did not
receive a grant under the federal Nonprofit Security Grant Program.
07:23:12 PM  
Rabbi Jay Strear, representing JEWISHcolorado, testified in support of the bill.
07:26:13 PM  
Brittany Vessely, representing the Colorado Catholic Conference, testified in support of the bill.
07:28:15 PM  
David Dworkin, representing the Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region, testified in support of the bill.


07:33:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1077 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Kolker Yes
Liston Excused
Woodward Yes
Coleman Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1053 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


07:33:19 PM  
Senator Hansen introduced
House Bill 22-1053, concerning blockchain technology.  The bill requires
the commissioner of Agriculture to develop an online educational program
for agricultural producers about the benefits of blockchain technology.
07:35:07 PM  
Alan Lewis, representing Natural Grocers, testified in support of the bill.


07:37:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1053 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Kolker Yes
Liston Excused
Woodward Yes
Coleman Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1269 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

07:39:55 PM  
Senator Hansen, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1269. The bill requires the Commissioner of Insurance to oversee individuals offering health care sharing plans or arrangements that serve Colorado residents. Senator Hansen responded to questions from the committee.
07:48:35 PM  
Isabel Cruz, representing
the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
 Keith  Hopkinson, representing the Christian Healthcare Ministry,
testified in support of the bill.  Theresa Brilli, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.  The panel responded to questions
from the committee.
07:57:42 PM  
Joel Noble, representing
Samaritan Ministries, Int, testified in opposition to the bill.  Lindsey
Swindle, representing Christian Care Ministry/Medi-Share, testified in
opposition to the bill.   Stuart Lark, representing the Christian
Care Ministry, testified in opposition to the bill. Darcie Johnston, representing
the Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries, testified in opposition
to the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
08:09:25 PM  
The panel continued to respond to questions from the committee.
08:24:43 PM  
Megan Axelrod, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bill.
08:39:13 PM  
Stacey Gilbert, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
08:41:28 PM  
Monica VanBuskirk, representing Connect for Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
08:49:27 PM  
Katy Talento, representing the Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:49:50 PM  
Nancy Atkins, representing OneShare Health, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:54:39 PM  
Randy Pate, representing the Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:55:26 PM  
Bethany Pray, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
08:58:51 PM  
Chris Howes, representing
Sedera, responded to questions from the committee.
09:01:53 PM  
Dave Silverstein, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
09:01:54 PM  
Written testimony
that was provided to the committee may be found in Attachment E.
09:08:51 PM  
Senator Woodward
distributed Amendments L.046, L.047, L.048, and L.049 (Attachments F, G,
H, and I).
09:09:29 PM  
Senator Woodward explained Amendment L.046.


09:13:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.046
Moved Woodward
Seconded
Kolker No
Liston Yes
Woodward Yes
Coleman No
Rodriguez No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
09:13:17 PM  
Senator Woodward explained Amendment L.047.


09:14:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.047
Moved Woodward
Seconded
Kolker No
Liston Yes
Woodward Yes
Coleman No
Rodriguez No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
09:14:41 PM  
Senator Woodward explained Amendment L.048.


09:16:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.048
Moved Woodward
Seconded
Kolker No
Liston Yes
Woodward Yes
Coleman No
Rodriguez No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
09:16:11 PM  
Senator Woodward explained Amendment L.049.


09:17:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.049
Moved Woodward
Seconded
Kolker No
Liston Yes
Woodward Yes
Coleman No
Rodriguez No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
09:17:25 PM  
Senator Woodward
distributed and explained Amendment L.050 (Attachment J).



09:25:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.050
Moved Woodward
Seconded
Kolker No
Liston Yes
Woodward Yes
Coleman No
Rodriguez No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
09:25:27 PM  
The committee members made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


09:27:52 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1269 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Kolker Yes
Liston No
Woodward No
Coleman Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-205 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance


09:28:03 PM  
The committee recessed.
09:29:40 PM  
The committee came back to order.
09:32:01 PM  
Senator Fenberg introduced
Senate Bill 22-205, concerning intoxicating hemp and tetrahydrocannabinol
products. The bill classifies certain industrial hemp products as adult-use
cannabis products, requires the manufacturer of these products be licensed
under the Colorado Marijuana Code, and creates penalties for violations.
 He distributed and explained a strike below amendment L.007 (Attachment
K).
09:32:52 PM  
Alan Lewis, representing
Natural Grocers, testified in opposition to the bill.
09:39:38 PM  
Mark Ferrandino, representing the Department of Revenue, testified in support of the bill.
09:41:33 PM  
Hunter Buffington, representing herself, testified to amend the bill.
09:43:48 PM  
Dr. Grant Orvis, representing himself, testified to amend the bill.
09:43:49 PM  
Written testimony
that was provided to the committee may be found in Attachment L.


09:50:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Kolker
Liston
Woodward
Coleman
Rodriguez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:52:10 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-205, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Kolker Yes
Liston Excused
Woodward Yes
Coleman Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1398 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


09:53:44 PM  
Written testimony
that was provided to the committee may be found in Attachment L.



09:53:45 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1398 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Kolker
Seconded
Kolker Yes
Liston Excused
Woodward Yes
Coleman Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


09:53:56 PM   The committee adjourned.






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