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2FF5DD6D7B3AC3608725852800701EC4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1151

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date Mar 11, 2020      
Location LSB A



HB20-1151 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

02:29:10 PM  
Representative Gray, prime bill sponsor,
introduced House Bill 20-1151, concerning the expansion of authority for
regional transportation improvements.  The bill authorizes a transportation
planning organization (TPO) to exercise the powers of a Regional Transportation
Authority (RTA).  An RTA may exercise a number of powers, including
the ability to charge fees and generate funding through voter approved
taxes.  Funding obtained through a TPO exercising RTA powers may not
supplant state transportation funding.  The bill sponsor distributed
and discussed Amendments L.002, L.003, L.004, L.006, and L.007 (Attachments
B, C, D, E, and F).
02:39:14 PM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee.
02:55:06 PM  
The bill sponsor continued to respond to questions from the committee.
02:55:19 PM  
George Twigg, representing the U.S. 36 Mayors and Commissioners Coalition, testified neutral on the bill.
03:06:22 PM  
Commissioner Roger Partridge, representing Douglas County, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:09:31 PM  
George Allen, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:12:41 PM  
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified
in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Bergman provided a handout (Attachment
G).
03:13:29 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions
from the committee.
03:16:40 PM  
Mayor Mike Coffman, representing the City of Aurora, testified in support of the bill.
03:18:53 PM  
Curtis Edwards, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:22:04 PM  
Mayor Marc Williams, representing the City
of Arvada, testified in support of the bill.
03:24:58 PM  
Matt Hogan, representing the Colorado Contractors
Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:25:54 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
03:28:28 PM  
Mayor Herb Atchison, representing the City of Westminster, testified in support of the bill.
03:30:46 PM  
Mayor Bud Starker, representing the City of Wheat Ridge, testified in support of the bill.
03:32:56 PM  
Mayor Laura Weinberg, representing the
City of Golden, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:08 PM  
Mayor Adam Paul, representing the City of Lakewood, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:35 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
03:39:46 PM  
Representative Gray discussed Amendments
L.002, L.003, L.004, L.006, and L.007 (Attachments B, C, D, E, and F).
 Jason Gelender, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services,
came to the table and provided additional information about the amendments.



03:44:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment F).
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez A.
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Humphrey
Melton
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Wilson
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:45:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez A.
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Humphrey
Melton
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Wilson
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:46:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment E).
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez D.
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Humphrey
Melton
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Wilson
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:46:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C).
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez D.
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Humphrey
Melton
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Wilson
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:46:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment D).
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez D.
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Humphrey
Melton
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Wilson
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:46:56 PM  
The bill sponsor made closing remarks.
03:48:06 PM  
The committee made closing remarks.


04:00:40 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1151, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez D.
Carver No
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Melton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Wilson No
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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