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H_TRA_2018A 04/05/2018 11:19:15 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date 04/05/2018
Attendance
Bridges *
Buck X
Carver X
Esgar X
Ginal X
Hansen X
Kennedy X
Lawrence *
Lewis *
Lundeen X
Roberts X
Saine E
Willett X
McLachlan X
Winter *
Time 11:19:15 AM to 01:44:54 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Winter
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB18-144 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1271 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1272 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB18-144 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

11:19:23 AM  

Reps. Willett and Hansen introduced Senate Bill 18-144. The bill permits a municipality or county to adopt regulations allowing a bicycle or electric bicycle to pass through an intersection with a stop sign without stopping if the bicyclist slows to a reasonable speed; yields to vehicles and pedestrians; and can safely proceed or turn.

11:39:43 AM  
Committee discussion with Reps. Willett and Hansen continued
11:40:22 AM  
Ms. Piep Van Heuven, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
11:47:08 AM  
Mr. Michael Raber, representing Bike Jeffco and EyeCycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
11:51:12 AM  

Mr. Stan Sunderworth, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

11:55:10 AM  
Mr. Darren Buck, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
12:03:02 PM  

Mr. Mike Honn, representing the Colorado State Patrol, testified from neutral position with an amendment.

12:04:11 PM  

Mr. Andy Karsian, representing the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), came to the table to discuss several amendments to the bill.  He answered several committee questions.

12:08:21 PM  
Mr. Morgan Cullen, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.
12:15:08 PM  

Rep. Willett distributed amendments L.005, L.007, and L.008 [Attachment A, B, and C].



12:18:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 [Attachment C]
Moved Buck
Seconded Roberts
Bridges
Buck
Carver
Esgar
Ginal
Hansen
Kennedy
Lawrence
Lewis
Lundeen
Roberts
Saine Excused
Willett
McLachlan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:19:18 PM  
Mr. Kip Kolkmeier, Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to answer several committee questions.


12:22:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 [Attachment B]
Moved Carver
Seconded McLachlan
Bridges Yes
Buck Yes
Carver Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence No
Lewis No
Lundeen Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine Excused
Willett Yes
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 12   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:25:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 [Attachment A]
Moved Willett
Seconded Lundeen
Bridges No
Buck No
Carver Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence No
Lewis No
Lundeen Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine Excused
Willett Yes
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 10   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
12:25:34 PM  
Reps. Willett and Hansen gave some closing remarks.


12:29:23 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-144, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Hansen
Seconded Willett
Bridges No
Buck Yes
Carver Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence No
Lewis No
Lundeen Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine Excused
Willett Yes
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1271 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:29:34 PM  

Reps. Gray and Willett introduced House Bill 18-1271. The bill allows the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to approve, and investor-owned electric utilities to charge, a discounted economic development rate for commercial and industrial users who locate or expand their operations in Colorado and add at least three megawatts of new load at a single location.

12:35:58 PM  
Ms. Alice Jackson, representing Xcel Energy, testified in support of the bill.
12:39:41 PM  
Mr. Kevin Doran, representing the Aurora Economic Development Council, testified in support of the bill.
12:40:08 PM  
Mr. Joe Rice, representing Lockheed Martin, testified in support of the bill.
12:45:16 PM  
Mr. Jeff Kraft, representing the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, testified in support of the bill.
12:46:11 PM  
Mr. Greg Moss, representing the Metro North Chamber of Commerce, provided the committee with written testimony [Attachment D].
12:47:01 PM  
Mr. Miz Cordero, representing the Metro Denver Economic Development Council and the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in support of the bill.
12:47:42 PM  
Ms. Kristi Pollard, representing the Jeffco Economic Development Council and the Jeffco Business Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
12:51:05 PM  
Ms. Heidi Morgan, representing Black Hills Energy, testified in support of the bill.


12:55:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment E]
Moved Willett
Seconded Esgar
Bridges
Buck
Carver
Esgar
Ginal
Hansen
Kennedy
Lawrence
Lewis
Lundeen
Roberts
Saine Excused
Willett
McLachlan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:57:48 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1271, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Hansen
Bridges Yes
Buck No
Carver No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence Yes
Lewis No
Lundeen Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine Excused
Willett Yes
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1272 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:59:59 PM  

Reps. Melton and Foote introduced House Bill 18-1272. The bill requires the providers of commercial mobile radio service in Colorado to make network-level distraction control technology available to its customers for the purpose of limiting the distracting content on an authorized user's mobile electronic device while they are driving.

01:10:25 PM  

Ms. Robye Nothnagel, representing Colorado Drive Safe, testified in support of the bill.

01:13:34 PM  

Ms. Susan Dane, representing Colorado for Responsible Driving, testified in support of the bill.

01:15:42 PM  

Ms. Shelby Canchola, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

01:19:34 PM  
Mr. Kenneth Crawford, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
01:19:55 PM  
Ms. Shelley Bellm, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:22:44 PM  
Mr. Bruce Downs, representing Abate of Colorado, testified from a neutral position.
01:29:23 PM  
Mr. Kenneth Crawford answered several committee questions.
01:31:20 PM  

Mr. Gerard Keagan, representing CTIA, testified against the bill.

01:36:46 PM  
Mr. Skyler McKinley, representing AAA Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:37:28 PM  
Mr. Andy Karsian, representing CDOT, testified in support of the bill.
01:38:57 PM  

The chair acknowledged that Bicycle Colorado supports the bill.

01:39:18 PM  

Mr. Mike Honn, representing the Colorado State Patrol, testified in support of the bill.



01:41:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment F]
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Esgar
Bridges
Buck
Carver
Esgar
Ginal
Hansen
Kennedy
Lawrence
Lewis
Lundeen
Roberts
Saine Excused
Willett
McLachlan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:44:48 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1272, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Hansen
Bridges Yes
Buck No
Carver No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence No
Lewis No
Lundeen No
Roberts Yes
Saine Excused
Willett Yes
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 5   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:44:54 PM   Committee Adjourned






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