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8ACA6F86DDC73645872583DD00732E11 Hearing Summary


Date Apr 15, 2019      
Location HCR 0112

SB19-159 - Referred to House Finance

02:58:10 PM  

Representative McCluskie introduced Senate Bill 19-159 concerning the continuation of the passenger tramway safety board, and, in connection therewith, implementing some of the recommendations contained in the 2018 sunset report by the Department of Regulatory Agencies.  The bill continues the functions of the board until 2030.  In addition, the bill removes the requirement that letters of admonition be sent by certified mail and replaces references to the program administrator with references to the program director. 

03:00:37 PM  

Larisa Wilder, representing Parents for Safe Skiing, testified in support of the bill if amended.

03:04:19 PM  

Evan Banker, representing Chalat, Hatten and Banker PC, testified in support of the bill if amended.

03:07:23 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about recommended changes from the sunset review.

03:07:50 PM  

Brendan McGuire, representing Vail Resorts, testified in support of the bill.

03:09:01 PM  

Melanie Mills, representing Colorado Ski Country U.S.A., testified in support of the bill.

03:10:24 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about accidents on tramways, including reporting of accidents, responsibility of skiers and lift operators, and the cooperation and structure of Vail Resorts and Colorado Ski Country U.S.A.

03:19:35 PM  

Representative McCluskie made closing remarks about the bill.

03:21:21 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-159 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Galindo
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lewis Yes
Liston Yes
Valdez A. Excused
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details