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424ADD086AC7478B872586E000764E6F Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-238

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date May 25, 2021      
Location LSB A



SB21-238 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:32:15 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
03:33:08 PM  
The committee came back to order.
03:33:17 PM  
Representatives Esgar
and Gray, co-prime sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-238 creating the
Front Range Passenger Rail District for the purpose of planning, designing,
developng, financing, constructing, operationg, and maintaining a passenger
rail system; and specifying the territory, governing structure, powers
and duties of the district.
03:33:28 PM  
The bill sponsors
responded to questions from committee members.
03:37:47 PM  
Dr Kay Marsh, representing
League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Ms.
Marsh provided a handout (Attachment D).  Gary DeFrange, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.  Claire Levy, representing
Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.
03:47:09 PM  
Mayor Phillip Rico, representing the City of Trinidad, testified in support of the bill.
03:51:11 PM  
Jill Goebler, representing the Front Range Passenger Rail Commission through the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, testified in support of the bill. Sal Pace, representing Southwest Chief and Front Range Passenger Rail Commission, testified in support of the bill.
03:59:44 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from committee members.
03:59:58 PM  
Jim Souby, representing the Front Range Rail Commission, testified in support of the bill. Margaret Bowes, representing I-70 Coalition, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Joan Peck, representing herself, testified to amend the bill. Deven Shaff, representing City and County of Broomfield, testified in support of the bill. Carl Smith, representing SMART-Transportation Division, testified in support of the bill.
04:24:52 PM  
Miller Hudson, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.  Bob Cope, representing
the City of Colorado Springs, testified in support of the bill.
04:33:56 PM  
The bill sponsors
explained Amendment L.015 (Attachment E).



04:36:37 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.015 (Attachment E).
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Pico
Rich
Sullivan
Valdez D.
Van Winkle
Gray
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:37:22 PM  
Representative Gray
explained Amendment L.018 (Attachment F).


04:38:24 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.018 (Attachment F).
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Pico
Rich
Sullivan
Valdez D.
Van Winkle
Gray
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:38:44 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks.
04:41:15 PM  
Committee members made closing remarks.


04:43:23 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-238, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Hooton
Boesenecker Yes
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Pico No
Rich No
Sullivan Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Van Winkle No
Gray Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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