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H_TRA_2016A 04/20/2016 01:32:00 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY

Date: 04/20/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:32 PM to 04:14 PM
Becker J.
X
Buck
*
Place: HCR 0112
Carver
X
Coram
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Esgar
X
Representative Tyler
Kraft-Tharp
X
Melton
*
This Report was prepared by
Moreno
X
Matt Kiszka
Neville P.
*
Nordberg
X
Winter
X
Mitsch Bush
X
Tyler
*
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB16-166

SB16-171

HB16-1437
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:32 PM -- SB 16-166



Representative Kagan, prime sponsor, came to the table to present Senate Bill 16-166. The bill allows a fuel distributor to file a lien against a fuel retailer for any unreimbursed gasoline and special fuel taxes that the distributor pays to the Department of Revenue. It also establishes the priority for the lien and requirements for filing and enforcing the lien. Representative Kagan responded to a question from the committee.



01:37 PM --
Troy Hill, representing Hill Petroleum, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Hill responded to questions from the committee.

01:41 PM --
Grier Bailey, representing the Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association, testified in support of the bill. He distributed a news article to the committee (Attachment A).



160420 AttachA.pdf160420 AttachA.pdf



01:42 PM --
Peg Ackerman, representing the Colorado Propane Gas Association, testified in support of the bill.















01:44 PM



Representative Kagan made his closing comments on the bill.

BILL: SB16-166
TIME: 01:45:12 PM
MOVED: Coram
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-166 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0, with 3 members excused.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Becker J.
Yes
Buck
Excused
Carver
Yes
Coram
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Melton
Excused
Moreno
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Tyler
Excused
Final YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 3 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



01:46 PM



The committee went into recess.



01:48 PM -- SB 16-171



The committee returned to order. Representatives Tyler and J. Becker, co-prime sponsors, came to the table to present Senate Bill 16-171. The New Energy Improvement District (NEID) is a statewide district that operates a program to facilitate private financing of energy and water improvements to eligible real property. This bill modifies statutes pertaining to the NEID as follows:



The bill requires treasurers of counties that have authorized the NEID program to retain a 1 percent collection fee for each NEID special assessment that it collects. The bill also requires such treasurers to distribute NEID special assessments to the NEID in the same manner, less the collection fee, as property taxes are distributed. Such counties may also revoke program authorization so long as the county meets all of its program financing obligations existing on the effective date of the deauthorization until all special assessments in the county have been paid in full to the NEID.

















The bill repeals the authority of the NEID to reduce the amount of any special assessment with the consent of the property owner, and clarifies that delinquent special assessment installments incur interest charges at the same rate as delinquent property taxes. Finally, the bill repeals the prohibition against a county assessor considering increases in a property's market value resulting from an energy or water improvement financed through the NEID program when valuing real property. The bill also repeals exiting authority for the NEID to initiate a civil action for foreclosure.



01:53 PM --
Paul Scharfenberger, representing the NEID, testified in support of the bill.

01:55 PM --
Jenifer Waller, representing the Colorado Bankers Association, testified in support of the bill.

01:56 PM --
Grant Nelson, representing Republic Investment Group, testified in support of the bill.

01:58 PM --
Rebecca Cantwell, representing the Colorado Solar Electricity Industries Association, testified in support of the bill.



01:59 PM



Representatives Tyler and J. Becker made their final comments on the bill. They responded to questions on the bill.

BILL: SB16-171
TIME: 02:03:27 PM
MOVED: Becker J.
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-171 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Tyler
VOTE
Becker J.
Yes
Buck
Yes
Carver
Yes
Coram
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Melton
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS























02:04 PM -- HB 16-1437



The committee went into a brief recess.



02:12 PM



The committee returned to order. Representatives Mitsch Bush and Wilson came to the table to present Senate Bill 16-171 to the committee. The bill allows law enforcement agencies to issue penalty assessment notices to vehicle owners for school bus stop arm violations. Representatives Mitsch Bush and Wilson responded to questions from the committee.



02:25 PM --
Gene Hammond, representing El Paso County School District 49, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Hammond responded to questions from the committee.



02:30 PM --
Justus Anderson, representing El Paso County School District 49, testified in support of the bill. He distributed a copy of the form that a school bus driver must complete if a school bus stop violation is witnessed by the driver (Attachment B). Mr. Anderson responded to questions from the committee. Mr. Hammond returned to the table to answer questions from the committee. Representatives Mitsch Bush and Wilson responded to questions from the committee. Discussion ensued.



160420 AttachB.pdf160420 AttachB.pdf



02:41 PM -- Kristi Strachan, representing Elbert County School District 200, testified in support of the bill.



02:46 PM



Representative Mitsch Bush distributed written testimony from the Chief of Police of the City of Manitou Springs (Attachment C) and a number of school district transportation directors (Attachment D) to the committee. The representatives responded to a question from the committee.



160420 AttachC.pdf160420 AttachC.pdf160420 AttachD.pdf160420 AttachD.pdf



02:48 PM



Representatives Mitsch Bush and Wilson made their closing comments on the bill. The committee discussed the merits of the bill.



03:05 PM



Committee discussion of the bill continued.



03:11 PM



The committee went into recess.











04:02 PM



The committee came back to order. Representative Moreno explained amendment L.001 (Attachment E).



160420 AttachE.pdf160420 AttachE.pdf

BILL: HB16-1437
TIME: 04:04:53 PM
MOVED: Moreno
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Esgar
VOTE
Becker J.
Buck
Carver
Coram
Esgar
Kraft-Tharp
Melton
Moreno
Neville P.
Nordberg
Winter
Mitsch Bush
Tyler
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection







04:05 PM



Representatives Wilson and Mitsch Bush made comments on the bill. The committee discussed the merits of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1437
TIME: 04:10:37 PM
MOVED: Mitsch Bush
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1437, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Moreno
VOTE
Becker J.
No
Buck
No
Carver
No
Coram
No
Esgar
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Melton
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Neville P.
No
Nordberg
No
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



04:13 PM



The committee was adjourned.




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