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H_TRA_2018A 05/02/2018 01:35:02 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date 05/02/2018
Attendance
Becker J. X
Bridges X
Buck X
Carver *
Esgar *
Ginal *
Hansen *
Jackson X
Lawrence *
Lewis X
Lundeen X
Roberts X
Saine X
McLachlan X
Winter *
Time 01:35:02 PM to 05:56:08 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Winter
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB18-226 Postponed Indefinitely
SB18-268 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-001 Committee Discussion Only

SB18-226 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:35:13 PM  
Rep. Willett introduced Senate Bill 18-226. This bill prohibits the Governor from entering into a state-level climate collaboration that attempts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions or otherwise promote the goals of the Paris Agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. If the Governor has already entered into a state-level climate collaboration, the bill requires the Governor to withdraw from the collaboration and cease all executive branch activities in conjunction with the collaboration. Rep. Willett answered several committee questions.
01:48:54 PM  

Mr. Fred Palmer, representing the Heartland Institute, testified in support of the bill.  He distributed a copy of his testimony to the committee  [Attachment A].  He answered several committee questions.

01:58:49 PM  
Ms. Amelia Myers, representing Conservation Colorado, testified against the bill.
01:59:39 PM  

Ms. Sara Jo Light, representing the Colorado Sierra Club, testified against the bill.

02:02:40 PM  
Mr. Harry Gregory, representing himself. testified against the bill.
02:08:45 PM  
Rep. Willett gave some closing remarks on the bill.


02:17:35 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-226 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Saine
Seconded Lundeen
Becker J. Yes
Bridges No
Buck Yes
Carver Yes
Esgar No
Ginal No
Hansen No
Jackson No
Lawrence Yes
Lewis Yes
Lundeen Yes
Roberts No
Saine Yes
McLachlan No
Winter No
YES: 7   NO: 8   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:17:58 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-226 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Jackson
Seconded Hansen
Becker J. No
Bridges Yes
Buck No
Carver No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lawrence No
Lewis No
Lundeen No
Roberts Yes
Saine No
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-268 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:18:06 PM  
Rep. McLachlan introduced Senate 18-268. The bill allows the executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to delegate someone to award a design-bid-build contract in his or her place in a specified circumstance. It also eliminates the repeal of a law that authorizes the executive director to award a design-bid-build contract to a low bidder in specified circumstances.
02:22:48 PM  

Mr. Andy Karsian, representing CDOT, came to the table to answer committee questions and testified in support of the bill.



02:43:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment B]
Moved Lawrence
Seconded Buck
Becker J.
Bridges
Buck
Carver
Esgar
Ginal
Hansen
Jackson
Lawrence
Lewis
Lundeen
Roberts
Saine
McLachlan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:45:32 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-268, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Esgar
Becker J. No
Bridges Yes
Buck No
Carver No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lawrence Yes
Lewis No
Lundeen No
Roberts Yes
Saine No
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-001 - Committee Discussion Only


02:47:44 PM  

Rep. Buck introduced Senate Bill 18-001. The reengrossed bill provides General Fund support for transportation project construction and maintenance. The amount of funding and the purposes for which it may be used depend on the outcome of ballot measures at two statewide elections: a 2018 ballot measure that may be initiated by citizens, and, conditional on that measure not appearing or not passing, a 2019 ballot measure referred pursuant to this bill.

02:54:35 PM  

Rep. Buck distributed amendments L.065, L.067, L.068, L.069, L.070, L.071, L.072, and L.073 [Attachments C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and J].

03:00:38 PM  
Rep. Buck distributed a handout of her presentation to the committee [Attachment K].
03:02:08 PM  
Rep. Winter distributed a handout discussing a possible amendment to Senate Bill 18-001 [Attachment L].
03:08:45 PM  
Mr. David May, representing the Fort Collins Business Alliance and Fix North I-25, testified in support of the bill.
03:15:05 PM  

Ms. Rachel Beck, representing the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, testified in support of the bill.

03:16:19 PM  

Mr. Carl Maxey, representing the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance, testified in support of the bill.

03:18:23 PM  
Mr. Mike Kopp, representing Colorado Concern, testified in support the bill.
03:28:01 PM  

Mr. Greg Sobetski, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to answer committee questions.

03:29:25 PM  
Mr. Tony Milo, representing the Colorado Contractors Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:37:26 PM  
Mr. Bill Jerke, representing the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
03:38:58 PM  
Mr. Tyler Marr, representing the City of Fort Collins, testified in support of the bill.
03:39:30 PM  
Mr. Steve Tool, representing the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
03:41:22 PM  

Mr. Shaun Egan, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, testified in support of the bill with amendments [Attachment M].  

03:49:40 PM  

Ms. Jenyce Houg, representing the Colorado Motor Carrier Association, testified in support of the bill with amendments.

03:55:35 PM  

Mr. Greg Fulton, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, testified in support of the bill with amendments.

03:56:04 PM  
Mr. Mizraim Cordero, representing the Denver Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.
04:07:58 PM  
Mr. Herb Atkinson, representing the Denver Regional Council of Governments, testified in support of the bill with amendments.
04:10:29 PM  

Mr. Scott Wasserman, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified against the bill, but in support of an amendment.

04:14:51 PM  

Mayor Mark Williams, representing the Metro Mayors Caucus, testified in support of the bill with several amendments.  

04:17:23 PM  

Mayor Marjorie N. Sloan, representing the Metro Mayors Caucus, testified in support of the bill with several amendments.

04:18:20 PM  
Mayor Adam Paul, representing the Metro Mayors Caucus, testified in support of the bill with several amendments.
04:19:59 PM  

Mr. Joe Rowan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill with amendments.

04:22:56 PM  

Mr. Mark Ferrandino, representing Denver Public Schools, the Colorado Association of School Executives, and the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill with amendments.  

04:29:04 PM  

Mr. Jason Huphfer, representing the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, testified in support of the bill with amendments.

04:30:44 PM  

Commissioner Elise Jones, representing the Boulder County Commissioners, Commissioners and Counties Acting Together, and the US 36 Mayors and Commissioners Collation, testified in support of the bill with amendments.

04:33:08 PM  
Mr. Brian Tanner, representing the Colorado Educators Association, testified against the bill.
04:34:50 PM  

Mr. Will Toor, representing the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in support of the bills with amendments.

04:43:24 PM  

Commissioner Ben Tisdale, representing Colorado Counties Inc. and Montrose Regional Council of Governments, testified in support of the bill with amendments.

04:47:42 PM  

Ms. Julie George, representing LiveWell Colorado, testified in support of the bill with amendments.

04:50:37 PM  

Ms. Margarita Mesa, representing herself and several other Fletcher Gardens residents, testified in support of multi-modal transportation.  She distributed a copy of her testimony [Attachment N].  

05:02:25 PM  

Ms. Gavin Vorthmann, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.

05:06:48 PM  

Mr. Richard Werner, representing Upstate Colorado Economic Development, testified in support of the bill.

05:07:46 PM  
Ms. Audrey DeBarros, representing Commuting Solutions, testified in support of the bill with amendments.
05:12:36 PM  

Ms. Sandra Solin, representing Fix Colorado Roads, testified in support of the bill with amendments. She distributed a handout to the committee [Attachment O].

05:12:54 PM  

Ms. Carol Hedges, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill with amendments. She distributed a handout to the committee [Attachment P].

05:19:40 PM  
Mr. Peter Piccolo, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill with amendments.
05:22:53 PM  
Mr. Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties Inc, testified from a neutral position.
05:26:45 PM  
Mr. Andy Karsian, representing CDOT, testified from a neutral position.
05:27:34 PM  
The panel answered several committee questions.
05:36:06 PM  
Mr. Morgan Cullen, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill with amendments.
05:37:49 PM  
Ms. Theresa Conley, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill with amendments.
05:37:50 PM  

The committee read a letter from the Douglas County Commissioners in support of the bill [Attachment Q].

05:38:14 PM  

The committee laid over the bill for action only.


05:56:08 PM   Committee Adjourned






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