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s_sa_2016a_2016-05-04t13:32:59z4 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/04/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1388



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 16-1388 indefinitely using a r

Refer House Bill 16-1388 to the Committee on Appro
PASS

FAIL







02:25 PM -- HB16-1388



Senators Merrifield and Guzman presented House Bill 16-1388 to the committee. This bill prohibits an employer, excluding the state and its political subdivisions, from advertising or including language in an employment application that indicates that a person with a criminal history may not apply for a position. An employer may not make an inquiry about a candidate's arrest history or criminal convictions until it selects a candidate for an interview or extends an offer of employment to that person. Limited exceptions are provided for circumstances when:



the law forbids a person from being employed due to a criminal conviction or requires an employer to consider a candidate's criminal history;

the employer is participating in a program to encourage employment of people with criminal histories; or

the job requires a fidelity bond and the criminal history would disqualify a candidate from obtaining this bond.



02:33 PM --
Jack Regenbogen, representing the Colorado Center on Law & Policy, testified in support of the bill and presented a packet of handouts (Attachment A).



16SenateState0504AttachA.pdf16SenateState0504AttachA.pdf



02:42 PM --
Michael Neil, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.



02:45 PM --
Kenneth Smith, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:49 PM --
Tony Gagliardi, representing the National Federation of Independent Businesses, testified against the bill.



02:56 PM --
Loren Furman, representing the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, testified against the bill.



03:05 PM -- Mickie Lewis, representing the Empowerment Program, testified in support of the bill.



03:09 PM --
Jill Wildenberg, representing the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:11 PM --
Sean Ahshee-Taylor, representing the Second Chance Center, testified in support of the bill.



03:14 PM --
Reverend Tammy Williams, representing Above Waters Project, testified in support of the bill.



03:17 PM --
Barry Keene, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment B).



16SenateState0504AttachB.pdf16SenateState0504AttachB.pdf



03:21 PM --
Carolyne Schultz, representing Denver Urban Matters, testified in support of the bill.



03:24 PM --
Brian Vander Heiden, representing Denver Urban Matters, testified in support of the bill.



03:27 PM --
Carol Peeples, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:31 PM --
Sarah Procopio, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:36 PM --
Alex Meyer, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.





03:39 PM



Senators Guzman and Merrifield wrapped up their presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1388
TIME: 03:46:53 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1388 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL






BILL: HB16-1388
TIME: 03:47:59 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1388 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. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Scott
Final YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:














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