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4E9D99214023A5B7872583E600744553 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-175

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Apr 24, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



SB19-175 - Amended, referred to House Finance


03:10:01 PM  

Representative Roberts, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-175 to the committee.  The bill creates the new class 1 traffic misdemeanor of causing serious bodily injury to a vulnerable person while carelessly driving.  The offense requires that the driver's actions are the proximate cause of injury.  A violation results in 12 points issued to the driver's license which results in a license being suspended.  In addition, the driver may be subject to a restitution order, required to attend a driver improvement course, or be ordered to perform useful public service for no more than 320 hours.  The bill sponsor responded to committee questions.

03:22:21 PM  
Representative Caraveo proceeded with witness
testimony on the bill.  Piep van Heuven, Bicycle Colorado, testified
in support of the bill.  Jill Locantore, Vision Zero Coalition and
Walk Denver, testified in support of the bill.  Adelaide Perr, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.  Douglas Howey, Colorado
Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.  The
witness panel responded to committee questions.  

03:55:19 PM  
Maryssa Ashton, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.  Jordan Ashton, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.  Triny Willerton, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.  Sergeant Mike Honn, Department of Public
Safety, responded to committee questions.  Bridgette Tomasetti, Department
of Revenue, responded to committee questions.    
04:33:16 PM  
Amendment L.004 was distributed to the committee (Attachment C).


04:33:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment C).
Moved Soper
Seconded Will
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:40:12 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-175, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Soper
Seconded Lontine
Baisley Yes
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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