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F5972BCC53FA0F2E8725850C0078FA7D Hearing Summary


Date Feb 12, 2020      
Location LSB A

HB20-1173 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

03:01:28 PM  
Representatives Baisley and Saine, co-prime
sponsors, introduced House Bill 20-1173, concerning excavation notification
requirements for underground facility location in connection with county
road maintenance, specifiying that excavation does not include routine
or emergency maintenance of the right-of-way on county-owned gravel or
dirt roads that does not lower the existing grade or elevation of the road,
shoulder, and ditches and that does not disturb more than six inches in
depth.  The sponsors provided Amendment L.001 (Attachment F).

03:07:39 PM  
Rod Meredith, representing Douglas County, testified in support of the bill.
03:12:09 PM  
Todd Juergens, representing Larimer County,
testified in support of the bill.  A packet was provided (Attachments
G and H).
03:12:50 PM  
The witnesses answered questions from the committee.
03:16:03 PM  
Norm Steen, representing Teller County
and Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.

 Mr. Steen provided a handout (Attachment I).
03:19:20 PM  
Hilary Cooper, representing San Miguel County, testified in support of the bill.
03:20:56 PM  
Roger Partridge, representing Douglas County, testified in support of the bill.
03:24:11 PM  
The committee made comments to the witnesses.
03:26:14 PM  
Darrell Roberts, representing Douglas County Public Works Engineering, testified in support of the bill
03:28:56 PM  
Carrie Hackenberger, representing the American Petroleum Institute of Colorado and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:30:25 PM  
Dale Miller, representing the Colorado Association of Road Supervisors and Engineers, answered committee questions.

03:35:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment F).
Moved Exum
Seconded Catlin
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:35:20 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks.
03:37:12 PM  
The committee made closing remarks.

03:38:33 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1173, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Exum
Seconded Hooton
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Holtorf Yes
Hooton Yes
Melton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Wilson Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details