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h_tra_2016a_2016-03-16t13:33:58z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/16/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1296



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1296 to the Committee of the W PASS







01:34 PM -- HB 16-1296



Representative Melton introduced House Bill 16-1296. The bill increases penalties on unlicensed motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers (with the same exceptions as in current law), distributors, wholesalers, manufacturer representatives, used motor vehicle dealers, buyer agents, wholesale motor vehicle auction dealers, and motor vehicle salespersons as follows:



for an individual, a fine of no less than $1,000 and 25 hours of public service, neither of which may be suspended by the court. A second conviction results in a fine ranging from no less than $5,000 to no more than $25,000, and 10 days in jail, neither of which may be suspended by the court; and

for a corporation, a fine ranging from no less than $5,000 to no more than $25,000.



Under current law, a person commits a class 3 misdemeanor for violating motor vehicle dealer licensing laws. Under the bill, this violation becomes an unclassified misdemeanor.



01:36 PM -- Todd O'Connell, Colorado Independent Automobile Dealers Association, testified in support of the bill.



01:41 PM --
David Cardella, Colorado Independent Automobile Dealers Association, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



01:55 PM --
Jery Payne, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee regarding the bill's penalties for unlicensed selling of automobiles.



01:57 PM



Mr. Cardella responded to comments from the committee regarding the bill's penalties. Committee discussion ensued.


BILL: HB16-1296
TIME: 02:05:44 PM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1296 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 8-4, with one member excused.
SECONDED: Moreno
VOTE
Becker J.
Excused
Buck
No
Carver
No
Coram
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Melton
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Neville P.
No
Nordberg
No
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 4 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












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