ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY POVERTY REDUCTION TASK FORCE
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|Moved to refer Bill 2 to the Legislative Council w||PASS|
09:15 AM -- Bill 2
Representative Waller provided background on Bill 2, concerning clarifying civil liability regarding negligent hiring practices for an employer that hires a person with a criminal record (Attachment B), and explained the effect of the proposed legislation. Representative Waller provided hypothetical examples pertaining to situations in which employers would be held liable for employees' actions under the bill. Discussion ensued regarding a provision in the bill that requires criminal history background checks in certain situations.
The following person testified regarding Bill 2:
09:22 AM -- Ms. Carol Peeples, representing the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, testified in favor of Bill 2. Committee members received a briefing sheet on the proposed legislation, prepared by the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (Attachment C). Ms. Peeples discussed the barriers experienced by ex-convicts as they attempt to reintegrate into society, including the inability to attain employment. Ms. Peeples also provided clarification regarding certain portions of the bill, and discussed the effect of similar legislation in other states.
|BILL:||Bill 2 |
|TIME: || 09:25:37 AM|
|MOTION:||Moved to refer Bill 2 to the Legislative Council with favorable recommendation. The motion passed on a 10-0 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
The committee discussed sponsorship and other pertinent bill information. Senator Hudak discussed her interest in Bill 2. Discussion ensued regarding the house of introduction for the bill.