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h_bus_2017a_2017-02-28t13:30:11z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/28/2017

Location: LSB A

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1193



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001, as amended by L.004. The mo

Adopt amendment L.003. The motion passed without o

Adopt amendment L.004, which amends L.001. The mot

Refer House Bill 17-1193, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







02:18 PM



The committee took a recess.



02:21 PM



The committee returned from recess.



02:21 PM -- HB 17-1193



Representative Kraft-Tharp and Representative J. Becker, co-sponsors, introduced House Bill 17-1193. The bill permits the use by right of small wireless service infrastructure, or "small cell facilities," in any zone - and specifically on a local government entity's light poles, light standards, traffic signals, or utility poles - and allows service providers to utilize the expedited permitting process established for broadband facilities when building small cell facilities. The bill also clarifies that the right-of-way access available to telecommunications providers extends to broadband providers and includes small cell facilities.



The bill sponsors provided amendments L.001, L.003, and L.004 (Attachments F, G, and H).







The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



02:34 PM --
Richard Orf, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Orf responded to questions from the committee.



02:37 PM --
Benjamin Aron, CTIA wireless industry trade association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Aaron responded to questions from the committee.



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02:49 PM -- Joe Ruggiero, Verizon, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Ruggiero responded to questions from the committee.



02:55 PM --
Patrick Fucik, Sprint, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Fucik provided a handout to the committee (Attachment I).



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02:59 PM --
Russell Sarazon, T-Mobile, testified in support of the bill.



03:00 PM --
Jeff Weist, Colorado Cable Telecommunications Associations, spoke about the bill and testified in support of amendment L.001.



03:03 PM --
Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League and Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke about the bill. Mr. Bommer provided a letter from the Colorado Communications and Utility Alliance to the committee (Attachment J). Mr. Bommer responded to questions from the committee.




BILL: HB17-1193
TIME: 03:18:41 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001, as amended by L.004. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Nordberg
VOTE
Arndt
Coleman
Garnett
Gray
Navarro
Nordberg
Rosenthal
Sias
Excused
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Winter
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1193
TIME: 03:19:34 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Williams D.
VOTE
Arndt
Coleman
Garnett
Gray
Navarro
Nordberg
Rosenthal
Sias
Excused
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Winter
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1193
TIME: 03:18:56 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004, which amends L.001. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Garnett
VOTE
Arndt
Coleman
Garnett
Gray
Navarro
Nordberg
Rosenthal
Sias
Excused
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Winter
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





03:21 PM



The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1193
TIME: 03:28:38 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1193, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0.
SECONDED: Nordberg
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Coleman
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Gray
Excused
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Rosenthal
Excused
Sias
Excused
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Williams D.
Yes
Winter
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 3 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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