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h_tra_2016a_2016-03-03t10:56:00z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/03/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1273



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt a conceptual amendment to add "or carpooling

Refer House Bill 16-1273, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







10:56 AM



Representative Tyler, chair, called the meeting to order.



10:57 AM -- HB 16-1273



Representative Arndt, prime sponsor, came to the table to present House Bill 16-1273 to the committee. The bill authorizes the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to charge a fee for parking at any CDOT parking facility (Park-n-Rides) for more than 24 hours or in a reserved parking space, and to establish rules that restrict parking availability to those using mass transit that is accessible from the parking facility.



CDOT may set aside 15 percent of spaces in a parking facility for reserved parking. Unless an individual opts to use reserved parking or automatic payment services, CDOT may not require an individual to provide personal information. CDOT may use the Department of Revenue's (DOR's) motor vehicle registration database to determine motor vehicle ownership on an as-needed basis. CDOT may also reserve parking spaces for its employees.



CDOT may not begin charging parking fees until it has posted notice of fees, parking rules, and violation penalties at all entrances and exits to the parking facility where it intends to charge a fee for at least 90 days prior. As long as CDOT charges a parking fee, these signs are required to stay in place.



Parking fees are payable in advance. CDOT may impose a daily penalty for failure to pay or violation of a rule. The penalty is set in the bill at $20 for the first offense, $50 for the second offense, and $100 for all subsequent offenses. The vehicle owner has 14 days to request a hearing. The hearing must be held within 30 days, and may be conducted either in person or by phone. A vehicle left unattended with a penalty assessed for more than four days may be towed.



Finally, CDOT and local governments must consult before establishing zoning, authorization, or contracts for privately owned or managed parking facilities that are accessible from a CDOT parking facility.





10:59 AM



Representative Arndt responded to questions from the committee.



11:01 AM --
Andy Karsian, representing CDOT, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Karsian responded to questions from the committee. Discussion ensued.



11:19 AM



Committee questions and discussion on the merits of the bill continued.


BILL: HB16-1273
TIME: 11:34:09 AM
MOVED: Tyler
MOTION: Adopt a conceptual amendment to add "or carpooling" to line 1 of page 4, after the words "mass transit", and to strike "for the use of its employees" from line 6 of page 4. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Mitsch Bush
VOTE
Becker J.
Buck
Carver
Coram
Esgar
Kraft-Tharp
Melton
Excused
Moreno
Neville P.
Nordberg
Winter
Mitsch Bush
Tyler
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



11:34 AM



Representative Arndt made closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1273
TIME: 11:35:35 AM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1273, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Mitsch Bush
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





11:36 PM



The committee was adjourned.










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