STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
COMMITTEE ON JOINT BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
|Time:||09:02 AM to 11:43 AM|
|This Meeting was called to order by|
|This Report was prepared by|
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
|Bills Addressed: ||Action Taken:|
|Presentation from the OSPB|
Presentation from OEDIT
Presentation from DPA
|Presentation and Committee Discussion Only|
Presentation and Committee Discussion Only
Presentation and Committee Discussion Only
The meeting was called to order by Senator Tochtrop, chair. A quorum was present.
09:04 AM -- Presentation from the OSPB
Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) Deputy Director Erick Scheminske discussed his presentation, "OSPB Perspectives on SMART Act Hearings" (Attachment A).
131122 AttachA Morning.pdf
Mr. Scheminske responded to questions from the committee.
Mr. Scheminske continued with his presentation, offering points of clarification about changes to the SMART Act.
Mr. Scheminske responded to additional questions from the committee on the duties of liaisons, and concluded his presentation.
09:30 AM -- Presentation from OEDIT
Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) Executive Director Ken Lund discussed his presentation (Attachment B) and OEDIT's Regulatory Agenda (Attachment C). Director Lund referenced the Colorado Blueprint's six core objectives (available on the web at www.advancecolorado.com/blueprint).
131122 AttachB Morning.pdf131122 AttachC Morning.pdf
Director Lund continued his presentation, highlighting OEDIT's philosophy.
Director Lund responded to questions from the committee related to the mission of OEDIT.
Director Lund continued to respond to questions from the committee on job growth, economic incentives, and the role of local governments in economic development.
Director Lund continued to respond to questions from the committee on oil- and agriculture-based economies, and highlighted successes of OEDIT's key industries program.
Director Lund responded to a question on the impact of retail marijuana to the economy. He responded to a question on the state's strengths and weaknesses in attracting businesses.
Questions from the committee continued. Director Lund responded to a question about creating transportation improvements for the sake of economic development at the state level. Director Lund discussed his office's focus on retention and expansion in businesses already in the state.
Director Lund responded to questions about metrics and the agency's five- and ten-year plans, 2013 legislation that affects OEDIT, and minority business development.
Director Lund concluded his presentation.
10:58 AM -- Presentation from DPA
Ms. Kathy Nesbitt, Executive Director of the Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA), presented on three materials: "FY 2014-15 SMART Act" (Attachment D), the "FY 2014-15 Department Performance Management Plan" (Attachment E), and the department's regulatory agenda (Attachment F). She introduced Kara Veitch, DPA's new Deputy Executive Director, and noted that the heads of all DPA offices and divisions were in the room.
131122 AttachD Morning.pdf131122 AttachE Morning.pdf131122 AttachF Morning.pdf
Director Nesbitt continued with her presentation. She provided updates on the department's strategic plan and discussed the offices and divisions that DPA oversees, including: the Division of Statewide Programs, which includes Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP), the Colorado State Archives, the Office of the State Architect, and the Office of Administrative Courts; the Office of the State Controller; the Division of Finance and Procurement; the Division of Central Services; the Division of Human Resources; and the State Personnel Board, which is constitutionally independent but DPA provides the board with back office support. Director Nesbitt also addressed the department's regulatory agenda, the 2014 legislative agenda, and 2014 budget requests.
Carol Pfarr, Division Director of Finance and Procurement, came to the table to respond to a question on Western States Contracting Alliance agreements. Representative Williams recognized Director Nesbitt for receiving a public official of the year award from Governing magazine.
Questions from the committee continued. Matthew Azer, Chief Judge and Director of Statewide Programs, came to the table to address questions related to the Office of the Administrative Courts.
Director Nesbitt concluded her presentation. Senator Tochtrop opened the meeting to public testimony; however, no members of the public were present.
Part I of the 2013 Joint Business SMART Government Act meeting adjourned.