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h_tra_2016a_2016-04-07t11:12:21z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/07/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1319



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1319, as amended, to the Commi
PASS

PASS







11:12 AM -- HB 16-1319



Representatives Ginal and Tyler came to the table to present House Bill 16-1319. This bill prohibits the practice of "coal rolling," defined as the purposeful release of high quantities of emissions from an exhaust system in a diesel-powered vehicle into the air and onto roadways in order to harass another vehicle, bicyclist, or pedestrian, or to obstruct or obscure the view of another driver, roadway user, or a traffic control device. Under the bill, coal rolling is a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense punishable by a fine of $150 to $300, between 10 and 90 days in jail, or both. A violator is also subject to three points assessed against his or her driving record. Amendment L.003 (Attachment A) was distributed to the committee. Representatives Ginal and Tyler responded to questions from the committee.



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Two short videos exhibiting the practice of rolling coal were displayed for the committee.



11:23 AM -- Councilman Bob Overbeck, representing the Fort Collins City Council, testified in support of the bill.

11:26 AM --
Lieutenant Craig Horton, representing Fort Collins Police Department, testified in support of the bill. Lt. Horton responded to questions from the committee.

11:36 AM --
Meghan Dollar, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Dollar responded to a question from the committee.

11:39 AM --
Doug Decker, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Decker responded to questions from the committee.

11:44 AM --
Pamela Milmoe, representing Boulder County Public Health, testified in support of the bill.

11:47 AM --
Ed Levering, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

11:50 AM --
Dan Grunig, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

11:52 AM --
Sean Lara, representing the Fort Collins Subaru Club and Northern Colorado Subaru Club, testified in support of the bill.

11:56 AM --
Lyssa Lombardo, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

12:00 PM --
Chris Johnson, representing County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



12:01 PM



Representative Ginal responded to questions on amendment L.003.

BILL: HB16-1319
TIME: 12:02:26 PM
MOVED: Tyler
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A). The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Melton
VOTE
Becker J.
No
Buck
Yes
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
YES: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:05 PM



The committee took a brief recess.



12:09 PM



The committee came back to order.

BILL: HB16-1319
TIME: 12:10:41 PM
MOVED: Tyler
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1319, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Moreno
VOTE
Becker J.
No
Buck
Yes
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: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



12:11 PM



The committee took a brief recess.




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