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h_tra_2017a_2017-04-27t11:29:25z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/27/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-229



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-229 to the Committee of the W PASS







11:33 AM -- SB 17-229



Representatives Lawrence and Mitsch Bush introduced Senate Bill 17-229. The bill requires that when a driver approaches or passes a stationary public utility vehicle, he or she must move over one lane, if possible, or reduce and maintain a safe speed. The bill also adds that if the driver fails to drive carefully around a stopped emergency vehicle, towing carrier, or public utility vehicle, and the driver’s actions are the proximate cause of injury to another person, the driver commits a class 1 misdemeanor. If the driver’s actions result in someone’s death, the driver commits a class 6 felony. For failure to exercise due care when approaching a stationary vehicle, the bill assigns a three-point penalty against a driver's license, a six-point penalty if the incident results in serious bodily injury, and an eight-point penalty if the incident results in someone's death.



11:40 AM -- Ms. Velma Donahue, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



11:45 AM -- Ms. Erin Donahue, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



11:53 AM -- Sgt. Dan Haley, representing the Colorado State Patrol, testified in support of the bill.



11:55 AM -- Ms. Peg Ackerman, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



11:57 AM -- Mr. Skyler McKiney, representing AAA Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



11:58 AM -- Mr. Ken Bosler, representing AAA Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



12:00 PM -- Mr. Tom Ainsworth representing AAA Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



12:02 PM -- Ms. Carrie Thompson, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified against the bill.



12:04 PM -- Mr. Chris Howes, representing the Emergency Medical Service Association, testified in support of the bill.



12:06 PM



Representatives Mitsch Bush and Lawrence gave some closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-229
TIME: 12:11:22 PM
MOVED: Buck
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-229 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Mitsch Bush
VOTE
Becker J.
Yes
Bridges
Yes
Buck
Yes
Carver
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hansen
Yes
Jackson
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







12:12 PM



The committee recessed.



12:15 PM



The committee came back to order.






BILL: HB17-1362
TIME: 12:16:15 PM
MOVED: Mitsch Bush
MOTION: Reconsider motion to refer House Bill 17-1362 to the Committee on Legislative Council. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0, with 2 excused.
SECONDED: Hansen
VOTE
Becker J.
Yes
Bridges
Yes
Buck
Yes
Carver
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Excused
Hansen
Yes
Jackson
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Nordberg
Excused
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
YES: 11 NO: 1 EXC: 3 ABS: 1 FINAL ACTION: PASS


BILL: HB17-1362
TIME: 12:17:31 PM
MOVED: Mitsch Bush
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1362 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0, with 2 excused.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Becker J.
Yes
Bridges
Yes
Buck
Yes
Carver
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Excused
Hansen
Yes
Jackson
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Nordberg
Excused
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:18 PM



The committee adjourned.








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