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s_tra_2016a_2016-03-24t10:56:00z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/24/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1039



SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 16-1039 indefinitely using a r

Refer House Bill 16-1039 to the Committee of the W


FAIL







10:56 AM -- HB16-1039



Senator Todd, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1039. The reengrossed bill requires motor vehicles driving on Interstate 70 (I-70) between milepost 133 (Dotsero) and milepost 259 (Morrison), from October 1 to May 15 of each year, to be equipped with:

      • tire chains or an equivalent traction control device (i.e. cable chains);

      • four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and tires with a tread depth of one-eighth of an inch; or

      • tires with any form of the mountain-snowflake symbol or "mud and snow" lettering (i.e., M/S and M+S) on the side wall of the tire and a tread depth of one-eighth of an inch.



Under the bill, “equipped” means that a motor vehicle uses or carries the appropriate traction equipment if icy or snow-packed conditions are not present, and that a motor vehicle uses the appropriate traction equipment if icy or snow-packed conditions are present.



A noncommercial violator of these requirements commits an existing class B traffic infraction and is subject to a $100 fine and a $32 surcharge. If a violation results in the closure of at least one lane of traffic, the violator is subject to an enhanced existing penalty of $500 and a $156 surcharge.



11:00 AM --
Sergeant Dave Hall, representing the Colorado State Patrol, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.





11:10 AM



Committee questioning of Sgt. Hall continued.



11:13 AM -- Andy Karsian, representing the Colorado Department of Transportation, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



11:22 AM --
Mary Marchun, representing Vail Resorts, testified in support of the bill.



11:24 AM --
Commissioner Dan Gibbs, representing Summit County and the I-70 Coalition, testified in support of the bill. He distributed a letter of support from Club 20 (Attachment A).



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11:28 AM --
Commissioner Jill Ryan, representing Eagle County and the I-70 Coalition, testified in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



11:34 AM --
Greg Fulton, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



11:45 AM --
Grier Bailey, representing the Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association, testified in support of the bill.



11:47 AM --
Jennifer Jones, representing the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



11:51 AM --
Patrick Byrne, representing Colorado Ski Country USA, testified in support of the bill.



11:52 AM --
Nick Colglazier, representing the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



11:58 AM --
Jeff Thormodsgaard, representing the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association, testified in support of the bill.



12:00 PM --
Chief Dwight Henninger, representing the Vail Police Department, testified in support of the bill.



12:04 PM --
Chris Montera, representing Eagle County Paramedic Services, testified in support of the bill.





12:08 PM



Senator Todd read a letter of support for the bill from Al White. She and Senator Donovan, co-prime sponsor, wrapped up their presentation of the bill. Senator Baumgardner explained why he does not support the bill.





12:19 PM



Members of the committee continued to discuss their positions on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1039
TIME: 12:27:07 PM
MOVED: Todd
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1039 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-4.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
No
Garcia
Yes
Todd
Yes
Scott
No
Baumgardner
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL






BILL: HB16-1039
TIME: 12:27:47 PM
MOVED: Scott
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1039 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Garcia
Todd
Scott
Baumgardner
Final YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:







12:28 PM



The committee adjourned.




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