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1E3BF493959E06728725850D0060873D Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-070

SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date Feb 13, 2020      
Location SCR 352



SB20-070 - Committee Discussion Only


10:34:23 AM  
Senators Coram and Lee, co-prime sponsors,
introduced Senate Bill 20-070, concerning penalties for traffic offenses,
and distributing money collected from a traffic violation to the county
in which the violation occurs.  The bill increases the presumptive
ranges of fines for traffic offenses, as well as other fines and surcharges.
 The bill requires that 25 percent of fines collected for traffic
misdemeanors and 50 percent of the fine collected for traffic infractions
be transmitted to the county where the violation occurs.  Counties
may use the funds for traffic safety improvement, enforcement, and prosecution.
The bill also changes the classification of certain traffic offienses.
10:41:48 AM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
10:42:05 AM  
Keith Caddy, representing Montrose County, testified in support of the bill.
10:46:59 AM  
Tim Payne, representing Fremont County, testified in support of the bill.
10:47:50 AM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
10:49:03 AM  
Dan Hotsen Piller, representing the Seventh
Judicial District, testified in support of the bill.
10:51:06 AM  
Lane Thomasson, representing Montrose County,
testified in support of the bill.
10:56:49 AM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
11:07:13 AM  
Rebecca Wallace, representing the ACLU
of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:10:59 AM  
The witness responded to questions from the committee.
11:17:35 AM  
The chair laid the bill over to a later
date at the request of the sponsors.






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