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9B2EABE7EB59BA6B872583C20061B73C Hearing Summary


Date Mar 19, 2019      
Location HCR 0112

HB19-1221 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

11:47:24 AM  

Representative Coleman introduced House Bill 19-1221 concerning the regulation of electric scooters. The bill excludes electric scooters from the definition of toy vehicles and includes electric scooters in the definition of motor vehicles.  The designation of motor vehicles in the bill athorizes the use of electric scooters on roadways.  Electric scooter riders will have the same rights and responsibilities as riders of electrical assisted bicycles, under the laws of Colorado.  Local governments may regulate the operation of electric scooters in a manner similar to local government regulations for electrical assisted bicycles, but no more restrictive than regulations for electrical assisted bicycles. 

11:49:33 AM  

Representative A. Valdez introduced the bill.  Representative Coleman provided a handout (Attachment B).

11:51:34 AM  

The committee questioned the sponsors about the classification of electric scooters and how they will be governed in localities, as well as the docking of the scooters.

11:54:11 AM  

Rena Davis, representing Lyft, testified in support of the bill.

11:55:10 AM  

Sam Sadle, representing Lime, testified in support of the bill.

11:57:09 AM  

Edward Fu, representing Bird, testified in support of the bill.

11:59:05 AM  

Morgan Cullen, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.

12:02:46 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about safety on roadways, taxes for roadways, and liability.

12:06:40 PM  

Natalie Menten, representing herself, testified neutral to the bill.

12:09:44 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1221 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Hooton
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Lewis No
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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