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S_TRA_2018A 03/20/2018 02:03:36 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION
Date 03/20/2018
Attendance
Baumgardner X
Todd X
Zenzinger X
Scott *
Cooke X
Time 02:03:36 PM to 03:59:31 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Cooke
This Report was prepared by Jessika Shipley
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 18-Transportation — Executive Director — Department Of Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 18-Transportation Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 18-Aeronautical Board — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
SB18-216 Lay Over
HB18-1188 Lay Over
Presentation on the Progress of SkyTran Committee Discussion Only
HB18-1042 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1107 Postponed Indefinitely

Conf 18-Transportation — Executive Director — Department Of - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:04:58 PM  

Michael Lewis, executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), came to the table to introduce himself and explain his background and his philosophy for running CDOT.  The committee was provided with a packet of information about Mr. Lewis, the appointees to the Transportation Commission, and the appointees to the Colorado Aeronautical Board [Attachment A].



02:06:05 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Michael Lewis to the Conf 18-Transportation — Executive Director — Department Of to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Baumgardner Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Scott Excused
Cooke Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 18-Transportation Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:06:12 PM  

Shannon Gifford, representing Transportation District 1, introduced herself and spoke about her professional background.

02:07:36 PM  

Sidny Zink, representing Transportation District 8 and the current chair of the commission, introduced herself and spoke about her background.

02:08:13 PM  
Louella Chavez D'Angelo, representing Transportation District 3, introduced herself and spoke about her professional background.
02:09:22 PM  

William Thiebaut, representing Transportation District 10, introduced himself and spoke about his personal and professional background.  He discussed his philosophy for transportation in Colorado.

02:11:31 PM  

Senator Todd asked the commission members about outreach to their constituents.  The commission members spoke about various outreach efforts with county commissioners and local municipalities.



02:16:46 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of William Thiebaut, Jr., Shannon Gifford, Sidny Zink, Louella Chavez D'Angelo to the Conf 18-Transportation Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Baumgardner Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Scott Yes
Cooke Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-216 - Lay Over




Conf 18-Aeronautical Board — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:16:51 PM  

David Ulane, division director of CDOT's Aeronautics Division, introduced the members of the Colorado Aeronautics board who were awaiting appointment or reappointment.

02:18:11 PM  
Joe Rice introduced himself and spoke about the work of the Colorado Aeronautical Board.
02:19:03 PM  
Robert Olislagers introduced himself and discussed his service on the board.
02:19:40 PM  
Ann Beardall introduced herself and discussed her background as a pilot.
02:20:36 PM  
Charles Myers introduced himself and spoke about his love of aviation.


02:23:08 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Robert Olislagers, Ann Beardall, Joe Rice, Charles Myers to the Conf 18-Aeronautical Board — Colorado to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Baumgardner
Seconded
Baumgardner Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Scott Yes
Cooke Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1188 - Lay Over




Presentation on the Progress of SkyTran - Committee Discussion Only


02:24:30 PM  

Dr. R. Paul Williamson, representing himself, discussed the future of transportation in Colorado.  He provided information about his professional background in the area of transportation.  He talked about an elevated, high-speed, magnetic levitation, personal rapid transit system called SkyTran, which is currently in the development phase.  He stated that SkyTran is looking to relocate its headquarters in Denver and listed some reasons that the relocation would benefit Colorado.  Mr. Williamson responded to questions from the committee.  Members of the committee continued to ask questions.



HB18-1107 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:51:58 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
02:52:41 PM  
The committee returned to order.
02:54:13 PM  

Senator Priola, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1107.  When an individual is under contract to purchase a residence under construction, this bill requires that the home builder offer the buyer the opportunity to have the residence's electrical system include one of the following:

  • an electric vehicle charging system;
  • upgrades of wiring to accommodate the future installation of such a system; or
  • a constructed chase or conduit to ease the future installation of such a system.

The home builder may subject these optional upgrades to the same terms and conditions the builder would offer for any other upgrade in the purchase contract.

03:01:57 PM  

Senator Priola, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1107.  When an individual is under contract to purchase a residence under construction, this bill requires that the home builder offer the buyer the opportunity to have the residence's electrical system include one of the following:

  • an electric vehicle charging system;
  • upgrades of wiring to accommodate the future installation of such a system; or
  • a constructed chase or conduit to ease the future installation of such a system.

The home builder may subject these optional upgrades to the same terms and conditions the builder would offer for any other upgrade in the purchase contract.

03:07:02 PM  
Mary Kay Hogan, representing the Colorado Homebuilders Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:08:53 PM  
Virginia Morrison Love, representing the
Colorado Homebuilders Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:10:07 PM  
Ms. Hogan and Ms. Love responded to questions from the committee.
03:15:34 PM  
Chris Votoupal, representing ChargePoint, testified in support of the bill.
03:16:10 PM  
Marilyn Stansbury, representing Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain, testified in support of the bill.
03:23:32 PM  
Members of the committee asked a number of questions of Ms. Stansbury, Mr Votoupal, and Senator Priola.
03:27:44 PM  
Mary Broderick, representing International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 68, testified in support of the bill.
03:42:51 PM  
Nigel Zeid, representing Boulder Nissan, testified in support of the bill.
03:47:38 PM  
Ms. Broderick and Mr. Zeid responded to questions from the committee.
03:54:01 PM  
Senator Priola wrapped up his presentation of the bill and asked for a favorable recommendation.


03:58:31 PM
Motion Page 2, line 6, strike "shall" and substitute "may".
Moved Todd
Seconded
Baumgardner
Todd
Zenzinger
Scott
Cooke
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:59:07 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1107, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Baumgardner No
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Scott No
Cooke No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:59:09 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1107 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 Scott
Seconded
Baumgardner Yes
Todd No
Zenzinger No
Scott Yes
Cooke Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1042 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:46:34 PM  

Senators Scott and Zenzinger, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1042.   The bill makes a number of changes with regard to the registration process for interstate commercial vehicles in Colorado.  The committee members were provided with a fact sheet about the bill [Attachment B].

02:48:32 PM  
Greg Fulton, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, testified in support of the bill.


02:51:25 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1042 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Baumgardner Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Scott Yes
Cooke Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:59:31 PM   Committee Adjourned






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