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782C1930541D01BF8725850B00783A30 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-065

SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date Feb 11, 2020      
Location SCR 352



SB20-065 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

02:53:16 PM  
Senator Hansen, prime bill sponsor, made
opening remarks on Senate Bill 20-065, concerning a limitation on the use
of mobile electronic devices while driving.  The limit is for adults
and requires the use of a hands-free accessory.  Penalties proposed
by the bill for a violation involving texting include a $50 fine and two
points for the first violation.
 A second violation
results in a $200 fine and four points.  A third and subsequent violations
result in a $300 fine and four points. Handouts were provided to the committee
(Attachments G and H).
02:55:56 PM  
Chris Moser, representing Students for
Safer Roads, testified in support of the bill.
02:56:40 PM  
Aiden Giacomin, representing Students for
Safer Roads, testified in support of the bill.
02:58:26 PM  
Thomas O'Sullivan, representing Sudents
for Safer Roads, testified in support of the bill.

02:59:49 PM  
Shane Fobes, representing the Association
of Builders and Contractors, testified in support of the bill.

03:01:52 PM  
Greg Fulton, representing the Colorado
Motor Carriers Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:03:08 PM  
Dennis Haberstumpf, representing ABATE
of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:06:26 PM  
The witnesses answered questions from the committee.
03:07:09 PM  
Jack Todd, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:11:03 PM  
Carol Downs, representing ABATE of Colorado,
testified in support of the bill.
03:13:46 PM  
Chris Satriano, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:16:37 PM  
Michael Neil, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
03:20:39 PM  
Diane Ogg, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
03:26:30 PM  
Alex Geldahle, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:27:10 PM  
Kelly Campbell, representing American Property and Casualty Insurance Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:29:20 PM  
Dan Jablan, representing the Rocky Mountain Insurance Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:29:58 PM  
Susan Dane, representing Coloradans Organized
for Responsible Driving, testified in support of the bill.
03:33:03 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
03:33:50 PM  
Jaime Lewis, representing the Colorado
Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
03:34:47 PM  
Gary Peterson, representing Bike Blue, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:40 PM  
Lori Taggart, representing Coloradans Organized
for Responsible Driving, testified in support of the bill.

03:39:49 PM  
Mike Raber, representing Bike Jeffco, testified
in support of the bill.
03:42:16 PM  
Scott O'Sullivan, representing O'Sullivan Law, Ride Justice, and Biker Down, testified in support of the bill.
03:45:12 PM  
Katie Reece, representing the Independent Motorcycle Riders, testified in support of the bill.
03:47:31 PM  
Senator Hansen distributed and discussed
Amendments L.004, L.005, L.006, and L.007 to the bill (Attachments I, J,
K, and L).
03:51:01 PM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions on the amendments.
03:52:28 PM  
Jay Hicks, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, answered committee questions.


03:59:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment I).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:59:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment J).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:00:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment K).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:00:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment L).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:01:00 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-065, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Donovan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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