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245775642C2F6312872583BD007EF549 Hearing Summary


Date Mar 14, 2019      
Location SCR 354

SB19-159 - Referred to Senate Finance

05:06:44 PM  

Senator Ginal reconvened the meeting

05:06:45 PM  

Senator Donovan and Senator Bridges, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-159.   The bill continues the Passenger Tramway Safety Board (board) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) — which is scheduled to repeal July 1, 2019 — for 11 years through September 1, 2030.  The bill also implements certain recommendations from DORA's sunset review.  These recommendations include:

  • repealing the requirement that the board send admonition letters by certified mail; and
  • replacing the word "administrator" with "director."
05:08:22 PM  
Melanie Mills, Colorado Ski County USA, testified in support of the bill.
05:11:13 PM  

Brendan McGuire, Vail Resorts, testified in support of the bill.

05:12:29 PM  
Larisa Wilder, representing herself, testified against the bill.
05:15:38 PM  

Jim Chalat, representing himself, testified against the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment H).

05:20:01 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
05:22:59 PM  
Senator Donovan commented on witness testimony.
05:24:39 PM  

Karen McGovern, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, responded to questions from the committee.

05:27:02 PM  
Committee discussion followed.

05:28:49 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-159 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Williams A.
Bridges Yes
Coram Yes
Crowder Yes
Williams A. Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
05:28:50 PM  

Senator Ginal recessed the meeting.

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