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h_tra_2016a_2016-03-09t13:36:03z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/09/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1295



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.003. The motion passed without o

Refer House Bill 16-1295, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:37 PM -- HB 16-1295



Representative Salazar came to the table to present House Bill 16-1295 to the committee. He distributed amendment L.003 (Attachment A). The bill creates the Chicano special license plate for passenger vehicles and motorcycles. The license plate will be available to those individuals who have made a donation to an organization that meets the bill's criteria of providing services to the Latino community and that is designated by the Department of Revenue (DOR). The DOR must designate one or more such organizations at least once every five years. The organization may establish a minimum donation amount. It can either provide services directly to the Latino community or through grants, in which case the organization may spend no more than 10 percent of money raised through the plates on administrative costs. DOR is to design the plate with input from interested persons.



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In addition to the donation, standard license plate taxes and fees apply, and applicants must also pay the one-time, standard special license plate fee of $50—$25 of which is credited to the Licensing Services Cash Fund and the remaining $25 to the Highway Users Tax Fund. An applicant may also apply for a personalized Chicano special license plate, upon payment of the annual personalized plate fee.



The plate will be available January 1, 2017, or when the DOR is prepared to issue the plates, whichever is earlier. The DOR may stop issuing the Chicano special license plate if 3,000 are not issued by July 1, 2021, though a person issued the plate may continue to use it even if it is discontinued.



01:40 PM



Representative Salazar responded to questions from the committee.



01:44 PM --
Rudy Gonzales, representing Servicios de la Raza, testified in support of the bill.

01:48 PM --
Angela Alfaro, representing Servicios de la Raza, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Alfaro responded to a question from the committee.

01:51 PM -- Jenny Santos, representing Servicios de la Raza, testified in support of the bill.



01:53 PM --
Alma Sanchez, representing Servicios de la Raza, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Gonzalez returned to the table to respond to a question from the committee. Representative Salazar responded to a question from the committee.



01:58 PM --
Brett Friedman, representing Servicios de la Raza, testified in support of the bill.



02:02 PM



Representative Salazar explained amendment L.003. He responded to questions from the committee.

BILL: HB16-1295
TIME: 02:11:34 PM
MOVED: Moreno
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Melton
VOTE
Becker J.
Buck
Carver
Coram
Esgar
Kraft-Tharp
Excused
Melton
Moreno
Neville P.
Nordberg
Winter
Mitsch Bush
Tyler
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



02:11 PM



Representative Salazar made closing comments on the bill. The committee discussed the merits of the bill.



02:14 PM



The committee went into a brief recess.



02:18 PM



The committee came back to order.


BILL: HB16-1295
TIME: 02:19:24 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1295, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 10-3.
SECONDED: Melton
VOTE
Becker J.
No
Buck
Yes
Carver
No
Coram
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Melton
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Neville P.
No
Nordberg
Yes
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












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