BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1088
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
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|Moved to refer House Bill 09-1088 to the Committee||PASS|
09:51 AM -- House Bill 09-1088
Representative Balmer, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 09-1088, concerning certification of public benefit nonprofit entities as local public procurement units. Representative Balmer explained the effect of the bill, and discussed the bill's fiscal impact. Representative Balmer responded to questions regarding the number of nonprofit entities that might be certified as a result of the legislation.
The following persons testified regarding House Bill 09-1088:
09:56 AM -- Ms. Adrienne Benavidez and Mr. John Utterback, representing the Department of Personnel and Administration, testified in favor of the bill. Ms. Benavidez explained the purchasing power benefits that may be realized by nonprofit entities as a result of the bill, and how nonprofits qualify for certification. Ms. Benavidez also discussed the process by which nonprofit entities may be included in price agreements with state agencies and other governmental entities under current law. Ms. Benavidez responded to questions regarding the type of work performed by nonprofits that would be covered by the bulk purchasing agreements under the bill, and the number of nonprofits that are currently participating in the purchasing agreements. Ms. Benavidez responded to further questions regarding the amount of bulk purchasing that takes place under current law, and how much bulk purchasing will increase if House Bill 09-1088 is passed. Discussion ensued regarding the potential economic impacts of the bill, including the impact on the private sector.
Discussion continued regarding the potential economic impacts of House Bill 09-1088. The discussion included specific reference to the construction sector. Ms. Benavidez provided input regarding the specific types of private sector goods that would be impacted by the bill, and the types of nonprofit entities covered by the legislation.
Discussion continued regarding the bill's impact on the construction sector, and the types of nonprofit entities covered by House Bill 09-1088. Representative Balmer stressed the optional nature of the bill on the part of nonprofit entities. Discussion followed regarding potential unintended consequences for the private sector, conditions in the bill that restrict the types of nonprofit entities eligible for certification under the bill, and the ability of certain nonprofit entities to unfairly benefit from the bill.
Discussion returned to the specific types of nonprofit entities that would benefit from the bill, and the work performed by these entities. Ms. Benavidez responded to questions regarding the potential for the Department of Personnel and Administration to produce a report in a year detailing the nonprofit entities that have taken advantage of the bill's provisions. Discussion returned to the number of nonprofits that may take advantage of the bill's provisions.
10:32 AM -- Ms. Mary Anne Harvey, representing the Colorado Nonprofit Association, testified in favor of House Bill 09-1088. Ms. Harvey discussed the economic benefits that may be realized by nonprofits as a result of the bill's passage.
10:33 AM -- Mr. Richard Gonzales, Executive Director of the Department of Personnel and Administration, testified in favor of the bill. Mr. Gonzales discussed his former position as an executive director of a nonprofit organization, and the economic environment in which nonprofits operate. Mr. Gonzales then discussed the potential economic benefits that may be realized by both nonprofits and the private sector.
No amendments were offered for the bill. Representative Balmer provided closing remarks in favor of House Bill 09-1088.
|TIME: || 10:38:21 AM|
|MOTION:||Moved to refer House Bill 09-1088 to the Committee of the Whole with favorable recommendation. The motion passed on a 9-2 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 9 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS