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S_TRA_2018A 01/23/2018 02:05:37 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION
Date 01/23/2018
Attendance
Scott X
Todd X
Zenzinger X
Cooke X
Baumgardner X
Time 02:05:37 PM to 04:54:51 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Baumgardner
This Report was prepared by Jessika Shipley
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB18-001 Amended, referred to Senate Finance

SB18-001 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance

02:06:13 PM  

Senators Baumgardner and Cooke, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-001.  The bill diverts 10 percent of sales and use tax revenue from the General Fund to the State Highway Fund.  Conditional on approval of a ballot measure, the bill authorizes the issuance of Transportation Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANS) and repeals executions of lease-purchase agreements under Senate Bill 17-267.  On net, the bill increases State Highway Fund revenue through FY 2021-22.  It increases State Highway Fund expenditures for debt service, and decreases General Fund expenditures for lease payments, through FY 2037-38.  Senator Baumgardner explained the effect of amendments L.001, L.002, L.003, and L.004 (Attachments A through D).  He responded to committee questions about the bill.

02:17:29 PM  
Jason Gelender, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions about L.002 (Attachment B).
02:20:41 PM  
Diane Schwenke, representing the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, testified about the bill. She indicated that her organization is monitoring the bill. She expressed concern that the bill does not include funding for local governments.
02:25:14 PM  
Shawna Grieger, representing the Western
Colorado Contractors Association, testified about the bill.
02:26:22 PM  
Sophia Guerrero-Murphy, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. She expressed her opinion that the bill does not provide sustainable funding or needed flexibility. She responded to questions from the committee.
02:33:45 PM  
Mike Salisbury, representing the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.
02:38:38 PM  
Christina Rosendahl, representing the Colorado
Department of Corrections, testified in opposition to the bill.  She
expressed concern about the bill resulting in less funding for the department.
02:41:44 PM  

Tyler Mounsey, representing the Colorado Department of Higher Education, testified in opposition to the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.

02:45:26 PM  

Brian Tanner, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in opposition to the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.

02:52:47 PM  

Riley Kitts, representing the Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in opposition to the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.

02:54:55 PM  
Andy Karsian, representing the Colorado Department of Transportation, came to the table to respond to questions from the committee.
03:00:53 PM  
The committee continued to ask Mr. Karsian questions about the bill.
03:05:55 PM  
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties Incorporated, testified from a neutral position.
03:20:05 PM  
Mizraim Cordero, representing the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified from a neutral position on the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.
03:23:44 PM  
Marilen Reimer, representing the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado, testified from a neutral position on the bill.
03:31:54 PM  

Tony Milo, representing the Colorado Contractors Association, testified in conditional support of the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.

03:40:41 PM  
David May, representing Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce and the Fix North I-25 Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
03:44:56 PM  

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

03:47:54 PM  

Sandra Solin, representing Fix Colorado Roads, the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance, Upstate Colorado, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and the Vail Valley Partnership, testified in support of the bill.  She responded to questions from the committee.

03:52:56 PM  
Loren Furman, representing the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, testified in support of the bill.
04:09:50 PM  
Jeff Wasden, representing the Colorado
Business Roundtable, testified in support of the bill.
04:13:05 PM  
Pete Kirchhof, representing Colorado Concern, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.
04:16:02 PM  
Kirk Fry, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:19:53 PM  
R.J. Hicks, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:24:39 PM  
Calandra Vargas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.


04:28:34 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment A].
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Scott
Todd
Zenzinger
Cooke
Baumgardner
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:29:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment B].
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Scott Yes
Todd No
Zenzinger No
Cooke Yes
Baumgardner Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:30:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 [Attachment C].
Moved Cooke
Seconded
Scott
Todd
Zenzinger
Cooke
Baumgardner
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:30:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 [Attachment D].
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Scott
Todd
Zenzinger
Cooke
Baumgardner
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:32:16 PM  
Members of the committee commented about their positions on the bill.
04:32:35 PM  
Greg Sobetski, representing Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to explain the fiscal impact of the bill as outlined in the fiscal note.
04:43:17 PM  
Senators Baumgardner and Cooke wrapped up their presentation of the bill and asked for a favorable recommendation.


04:54:12 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-001, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Scott Yes
Todd No
Zenzinger No
Cooke Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:54:51 PM   Committee Adjourned






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