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S_SA_2020A 06/03/2020 11:25:08 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 06/03/2020
Attendance
Cooke X
Hansen X
Marble X
Fields X
Foote X
Time 11:25:08 AM to 12:51:26 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Foote
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-205 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB20-214 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB20-190 Postponed Indefinitely

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

SB20-205 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

11:25:19 AM  

Senators Fenberg and Bridges, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-205.  The bill creates the Healthy Families and Workplace Act and requires that all employers in Colorado provide paid sick leave to each employee.  Beginning January 1, 2020, all employers in Colorado must provide one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 48 hours per year.  Employees begin accruing paid sick leave when employment begins and may use that leave as it is accrued.  Employees are permitted to carry accrued sick leave forward to use in the future, but the employer is not required to allow the employee to take more than it is required to grant in a given 12-month period.  An employee may use paid sick leave in hourly increments.  The employee must make a good faith effort to provide notice of any paid sick leave.

11:34:39 AM  

Committee questions and discussion followed.

11:37:43 AM  

Karla Gonzales Garcia, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in support of the bill.

 

Written testimony submitted for Senate Bill 20-205 may be found in Attachment A. 

 

11:41:37 AM  

Senator Fenberg discussed amendment L.031 (Attachment B).



11:51:58 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.031 (Attachment B).
Moved Foote
Seconded
Cooke
Hansen
Marble
Fields
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:55:49 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.033 (Attachment C).
Moved Foote
Seconded
Cooke
Hansen
Marble
Fields
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:56:11 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.037 (Attachment D).
Moved Foote
Seconded
Cooke
Hansen
Marble
Fields
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:56:36 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.038 (Attachment E).
Moved Foote
Seconded
Cooke
Hansen
Marble
Fields
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:56:44 AM  

Senator Bridges made closing comments.  Committee members commented on the bill.

11:59:15 AM  

Senator Fenberg responded to committee questions and comments.



12:23:57 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-205, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Foote
Seconded
Cooke No
Hansen Yes
Marble No
Fields Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-214 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


12:42:56 PM  

Senators Holbert and Fenberg, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-214.  The bill prohibits legislative interim committees from meeting, taking field trips, and making legislative recommendations during the 2020 interim.

12:47:55 PM  

Committee discussion followed.

12:48:53 PM  
Senator Holbert made closing comments.


12:49:51 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-214 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Hansen Yes
Marble Yes
Fields Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-190 - Postponed Indefinitely


12:49:59 PM  

Senator Hansen, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-190 and requested that the bill be postponed indefinitely.  This bill requires the Public Utilities Commission to study and report on transmission planning and narrows the scope of an existing study of the costs and benefits of regional transmission organizations.  It also requires the commission to approve a utility's application to build certain new transmission facilities within 180 days, and provides right of first refusal for incumbent electric utilities.



12:50:53 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 20-190 indefinitely.
Moved Hansen
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Hansen Yes
Marble Yes
Fields Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:51:26 PM   The committee adjourned.






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