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S_LG_2018A 03/13/2018 01:33:28 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 03/13/2018
Attendance
Crowder X
Donovan X
Kefalas X
Gardner X
Martinez Humenik X
Time 01:33:28 PM to 02:54:14 PM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Martinez Humenik
This Report was prepared by Vanessa Reilly
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB18-190 Lay Over
HB18-1191 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB18-190 - Lay Over


01:35:06 PM  

Senator Gardner presented Senate Bill 18-190 to the committee, along with an amendment [Attachment A]. The bill authorizes a board of county commissioners to delegate by resolution any planning powers it has to the county planning commission, except for creating fines and penalties. The right to appeal a planning decision to the board of county commissioners must be retained.

01:37:39 PM  
Senator Gardner responded to committee members' questions.
01:37:53 PM  
Kevin Walker, representing the Colorado Springs Housing and Building Association, testified in support of the bill.
01:55:06 PM  
Mr. Walker and Senator Gardner answered committee members' questions.
02:14:23 PM  

Brandy DeLange, representing Colorado Counties Inc (CCI), testified in a neutral position and explained that CCI has not yet taken a position on the bill.

02:15:46 PM  
The bill was laid over for action only.



HB18-1191 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:17:01 PM  

Senators Martinez Humenik and Kefalas presented House Bill 18-1191 to the committee.  Under current law, counties and municipalities may change a speed limit on a local road if a traffic investigation or survey indicates a change is justified. This bill requires counties and municipalities to also consider the following criteria when adjusting speed limits on local roads:

• road characteristics;

• current and future development;

• environmental factors;

•parking practices;

• pedestrian and bicycle activity; and

• crash statistics.

02:21:58 PM  
Senators Martinez Humenik and Kefalas answered committee members' questions.
02:22:25 PM  
Eric Bergman, representing CCI, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout [Attachment B].
02:37:42 PM  
Sundari Kraft, representing Walk Denver, testified in support of the bill.
02:40:11 PM  
Geoff Wilson, representing the City of Northglenn, testified in support of the bill.
02:41:31 PM  
Emily Mulica, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:43:05 PM  
Brooks Mulica, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:43:28 PM  
Nolan Mulica, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:45:10 PM  
Andy Karsian, representing the Colorado Department of Transportation, answered committee members' questions.
02:51:46 PM  
Senators Martinez Humenik and Kefalas wrapped up their presentation.


02:54:00 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1191 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Martinez Humenik
Seconded
Crowder No
Donovan Yes
Kefalas Yes
Gardner Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:54:14 PM   Committee Adjourned






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