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h_tra_2016a_2016-04-13t13:38:00z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/13/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1315



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment H). The motion p

Postpone House Bill 16-1315 indefinitely. The moti

Refer House Bill 16-1315, as amended, to the Commi
PASS

PASS

FAIL







04:26 PM -- HB 16-1315



Representative Melton, prime sponsor, came to the table to present House Bill 16-1315. The bill includes seaplanes within the statutory definition of a "vessel" and prohibits the Parks and Wildlife Commission, municipalities, and special districts from arbitrarily excluding seaplanes from state park waters that are open to the operation of motorboats. The bill also exempts seaplanes, which are to be registered and numbered pursuant to federal law, from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) boat registration program in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Two letters from the Colorado Pilots Association were distributed to the committee (Attachment E).



160413 AttachE.pdf160413 AttachE.pdf



04:30 PM --
Gaspar Perricone and Margaret Taylor, representing the DNR, testified in opposition to the bill. Three handouts on the bill were distributed to the committee (Attachment F). Mr. Perricone and Ms. Taylor responded to questions from the committee.



160413 AttachF.pdf160413 AttachF.pdf



04:46 PM



Amendment L.001 (Attachment G) was distributed to the committee and explained by Representative Melton. Mr. Perricone responded to questions on the amendment and discussion ensued.



160413 AttachG.pdf160413 AttachG.pdf



04:52 PM --
Kellen Friedlander, representing the Colorado Marine Dealers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:05 PM --
Tom Elliot, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Elliot responded to questions from the committee.

05:09 PM --
Julie McKenna, representing Northern Water and Greeley Water, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:10 PM --
Mark Caughlan, representing Larimer County DNR, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:13 PM --
Dianna Orf, representing the Colorado Water Congress, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:14 PM --
Gerald Eberhard, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Eberhard responded to questions from the committee.

05:17 PM --
Ray Hawkins, representing the Seaplane Pilots Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Hawkins responded to questions from the committee.

05:38 PM --
Lynn French, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

05:46 PM --
John Wright, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

05:49 PM --
Gary Tobey, representing the Colorado Pilots Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Tobey responded to a question from the committee.



05:56 PM



Amendment L.002 (Attachment H) was distributed to the committee. Representative Melton explained amendment L.002.



160413 AttachH.pdf160413 AttachH.pdf

BILL: HB16-1315
TIME: 05:58:10 PM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment H). The motion passed on a vote of 10-3.
SECONDED: Nordberg
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buck
Yes
Coram
Yes
Esgar
No
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Melton
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Willett
Yes
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
No
Tyler
No
YES: 10 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



05:58 PM



Representative Melton made his closing comments and the committee discussed the merits of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1315
TIME: 06:09:21 PM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1315, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 5-8.
SECONDED: Neville P.
VOTE
Brown
No
Buck
No
Coram
No
Esgar
No
Kraft-Tharp
No
Melton
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Willett
Yes
Winter
No
Mitsch Bush
No
Tyler
No
YES: 5 NO: 8 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL
BILL: HB16-1315
TIME: 06:10:19 PM
MOVED: Coram
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1315 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Brown
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buck
Yes
Coram
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Melton
No
Moreno
No
Neville P.
No
Nordberg
No
Willett
No
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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