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38DB35CEC419801B872587E4007CBF94 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1089

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Feb 9, 2022      
Location Old State Library



HB22-1089 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

03:42:40 PM  
The committee recessed.
03:50:21 PM  
The committee returned to order. Representative Woodrow, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1089, concerning a requirement that transportation network companies provide insurance to protect individuals from damages caused by uninsured motorists. Representative Woodrow explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Woodrow responded to questions regarding how riders who hire a rideshare service might claim insurance when in an accident in the rideshare vehicle, and the minimum coverage required under the bill. Discussion ensued on this point.
04:00:29 PM  
Written testimony
may be found in Attachment H.  Brad Nail, representing Lyft, testified
in opposition to HB 22-1089.  Mr. Nail responded to questions regarding
other states that require the carriage of uninsured motorist coverage by
rideshare operators, and the types of insurance within the scope of the
bill.  Mr. Nail responded to further questions regarding model legislation
on the subject of insurance requirements for rideshare operators, and consumer
knowledge about insurance coverage when patronizing rideshares.  Mr.
Nail responded to questions regarding his earlier assertion that the bill
is unnecessary, and the number of rideshare operators in Colorado that
do not have motor vehicle insurance.  Discussion returned to Lyft's
principal objections to the bill.  Mr. Nail responded to questions
regarding the cost for various types of auto insurance.
04:23:56 PM  
Eric Faddis, representing the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, testified in support of HB 22-1089.

Brian Fritts, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Faddis responded to questions regarding the ability of rideshare patrons to be covered for injuries by insurance carried by the rideshare operator or other party in an auto accident, and insurance levels required of rideshares in other states. Mr. Faddis addressed questions raised during earlier discussion about rideshare insurance coverage. Mr. Faddis responded to further questions regarding insurance coverage required of drivers in general, and the effect of certain language in HB 22-1089. Discussion returned to consumer knowledge about insurance coverage when employing a rideshare. Mr. Faddis responded to questions regarding his representation of Mr. Fritts in a lawsuit concerning lack of insurance in a rideshare accident.

04:52:07 PM  
Brian Bradford, representing the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, testified in support of HB 22-1089.

Melisa Teglas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Teglas responded to questions regarding auto insurance she carries. Discussion ensued regarding whether this helped to cover Ms. Teglas' injuries from a rideshare accident, and other potential insurance coverage sources with respect to this accident.

05:11:09 PM  
John Friedburg, representing the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, testified in support of HB 22-1089.

Charlie Hutchins, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

05:18:48 PM  
Representative Woodrow explained the effect
of amendment L.001. Representative Woodrow responded to questions regarding
certain insurance coverages in the amendment.


05:34:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment I)
Moved Woodrow
Seconded Daugherty
Bacon Yes
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty Yes
Luck Yes
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Woodrow Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
05:34:58 PM  

Representative Daugherty explained the effect of amendment L.002 (Attachment G). Discussion ensued regarding what constitutes "primary insurance coverage," and who would carry that insurance.



05:48:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment J)
Moved Daugherty
Seconded Woodrow
Bacon Yes
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld No
Carver No
Daugherty Yes
Luck No
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Woodrow Yes
Tipper No
Weissman Yes
YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
05:48:33 PM  
Representative Woodrow provided closing remarks in support of HB 22-1089. Various committee members provided their positions on the bill.


05:56:56 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1089, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Woodrow
Seconded Tipper
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Carver No
Daugherty Yes
Luck No
Lynch No
Roberts Yes
Woodrow Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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