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520F88F322E78B32872583A7007B84B0 Hearing Summary


Date Feb 20, 2019      
Location HCR 0112

SB19-017 - Referred to House Appropriations

03:29:13 PM  

Representative Roberts introduced Senate Bill 19-017 concerning the exemption of the Department of Transportation from existing reporting and Transportation Commission approval requirements when it acquires land needed for specified highway-related purposes by means other than condemnation.  The bill authorizes the chief engineer of the Department of Transportation to acquire land by purchase or exchange without providing a report to the Transportation Commission or obtaining Transportation Commission approval.  The Department of Transportation must still provide the report and obtain approval if acquiring land through condemnation.

03:31:59 PM  

Andy Karsian, representing the Colorado Department of Transportation, testified in support of the bill.

03:34:13 PM  

The witness answered questions about negative facets of the bill, recent case law, as well as how the proposed bill will affect the current process.

03:41:14 PM  

Natalie Menten, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:45:07 PM  

The witness answered additional questions about private property rights and notice to property owners.

03:48:27 PM  

Representative Roberts made closing remarks about the bill.

03:51:37 PM  

The committee made closing comments about the bill.

03:57:13 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-017 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Exum
Seconded Valdez D.
Buck No
Carver No
Froelich Yes
Galindo No
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Lewis No
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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