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h_lg_2017a_2017-04-26t13:56:05z6 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/26/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1348



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1348 to the Committee on Trans PASS







08:29 PM -- HB17-1348



Representative Lebsock, sponsor, explained HB17-1348, regarding high occupancy vehicle (HOV) requirements on North I-25. The bill specifies that on and after July 1, 2018, the use of any north interstate highway 25 express lane that is operated or managed by the high-performance transportation enterprise or by a partner of the transportation enterprise under the terms of a public-private partnership is free for any motor vehicle that is occupied by 2 or more individuals, including the driver.



Representative Lebsock explained that this bill is about the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) not keeping promises to local governments. He emphasized trust and accountability and gave an example along the North I-25 corridor in which CDOT did not keep their word.



08:56 PM -- Ron Papsdorf, representing CDOT, spoke in opposition to the bill. He discussed high-volume corridors, traffic flow, tolls, funding, and express lanes. He stated that the bill's provision regarding HOV 2 instead of HOV 3 will jeopardize the funding mechanisms on a current North I-25 project



09:15 PM -- Gene Putnam, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill. He explained his frustrations working with CDOT while he was employed at the city of Thornton. He also discussed traffic patterns, funding, the North I-25 corridor, and local government and state relationships.





09:33 PM



Representative Lebsock made closing remarks. He stressed that this bill is about trust, not revenue.

BILL: HB17-1348
TIME: 09:35:28 PM
MOVED: Lebsock
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1348 to the Committee on Transportation and Energy The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Kennedy
VOTE
Coleman
Yes
Exum
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Liston
Yes
McKean
No
Navarro
No
Ransom
No
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
No
Valdez
Yes
Wilson
No
Rosenthal
No
Lebsock
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







09:36 PM




The committee adjourned.








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