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h_tra_2016a_2016-05-05t10:54:07z6 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/05/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-087



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment I). The motion p

Refer Senate Bill 16-087, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:15 PM -- SB 16-087



Representative Tyler, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-087 to the committee. The bill creates a one-time state transfer of $240,000 from off-the-top Highway Users Tax Fund (HUTF) revenue to the Highway-Rail Crossing Signalization Fund in FY 2016-17.



In FY 2017-18 and each year thereafter, the bill creates a state diversion from the General Fund. Under current law, 3 percent of public utilities fees to the Fixed Utility Fund (FUF) of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) must be credited to the General Fund. The bill requires the lesser of the total of the 3 percent of public utilities fees or $240,000 plus an annual inflation adjustment of 2 percent for each fiscal year beginning in FY 2017-18 to be diverted to the Highway-Rail Crossing Signalization Fund.



Representative Tyler responded to questions from the committee. A map of Colorado's public railroad crossings with passive warning signs was distributed to the committee (Attachment H).



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01:19 PM --
Director Doug Dean, representing the PUC, testified in support of the bill. Director Dean responded to questions from the committee.

01:25 PM --
Dianne Criswell, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.



01:27 PM



Representative Tyler explained amendment L.005 (Attachment I) to the committee.



160505 AttachI.pdf160505 AttachI.pdf

BILL: SB16-087
TIME: 01:28:39 PM
MOVED: Tyler
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment I). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Becker J.
Buck
Carver
Coram
Esgar
Kraft-Tharp
Lontine
Melton
Neville P.
Nordberg
Winter
Mitsch Bush
Tyler
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



01:29 PM



Representative Tyler made his closing comments on the bill.

BILL: SB16-087
TIME: 01:29:22 PM
MOVED: Tyler
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-087, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-1, with 1 member excused.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Becker J.
Yes
Buck
Yes
Carver
Yes
Coram
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Excused
Lontine
Yes
Melton
Yes
Neville P.
No
Nordberg
Yes
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



01:30 PM



The committee was adjourned.


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