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Address Impacts Of Transportation Changes

Concerning means of addressing the impacts of technological and business model changes related to commercial vehicles, and, in connection therewith, requiring the department of transportation to convene and consult with a stakeholder group to examine impacts of new transportation technologies and business models, identify means of addressing impacts, and report findings and make recommendations to the general assembly.
2019 Regular Session
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

Impacts of new and emerging transportation technologies and business models - stakeholder group examination and policy recommendations report - department of transportation report and recommendations - rules. The act requires the department of transportation (CDOT) to convene and engage in robust consultation with a stakeholder group comprised of representatives of specified industries, workers, governmental entities, planning organizations, and interest groups that will potentially be affected by the adoption of new and emerging transportation technologies and business models. The stakeholder group is required to:

  • Examine the economic, environmental, and transportation system impacts of the adoption of new and emerging transportation technologies and business models;
  • Identify potential means of addressing the impacts that increase positive impacts and mitigate negative impacts; and
  • Present to CDOT, no later than November 1, 2019, a report of policy recommendations regarding the impacts examined and means of addressing those impacts, potentially with funding from the imposition of fees on the use of a motor vehicle used for commercial purposes, as defined by the act. The report must identify potential fees that are structured and reasonably calculated to:
  • Generate sufficient revenue for the state and local governments to mitigate specified impacts to the transportation system;
  • Fund needed transportation infrastructure, including multimodal infrastructure and the infrastructure needed to support the adoption of zero-emissions vehicles;
  • Defray the administrative costs of fee collection;
  • Incentivize the adoption of zero-emissions vehicles for utilization as motor vehicles used for commercial purposes; and
  • Incentivize multiple passenger ride sharing for motor vehicles used for commercial purposes and the use of such vehicles as a first and last mile solution for users of public transit.

The act defines "motor vehicle used for commercial purposes":

  • To include:
  • A motor vehicle that is used to provide passenger transportation services purchased through a transportation network company, a peer-to-peer car sharing company, a car sharing company that does not use a peer-to-peer business model, or a company that provides taxicab service;
  • A motor vehicle that is rented out by a rental car company; and
  • A motor vehicle that is used for residential delivery of goods; and
  • To exclude:
  • A motor vehicle used to deliver goods that is used only to deliver goods:
  • To addresses other than residences; or
  • That are delivered as freight;
  • A motor vehicle that has a gross vehicle weight rating of more than fourteen thousand pounds; or
  • A motor vehicle that is operated for the purpose of transporting passengers:
  • Under a contract with the regional transportation district a regional transportation authority, or any other governmental or public entity; or
  • By a common carrier other than a company that provides taxicab service.

CDOT is required to report on the progress and policy recommendations of the stakeholder group, CDOT's preliminary plans and recommendations regarding the development and promulgation of rules, and any recommendations that CDOT has regarding the need for related legislation during its 2019 annual presentation to legislative oversight committees required by the "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act". No later than October 1, 2020, within any statutory parameters established by the general assembly through legislation enacted during the 2020 legislative session, and giving strong consideration to the policy recommendations report provided by the stakeholder group, CDOT is required to promulgate rules to the extent necessary to effectively implement the act. If the general assembly does not impose fees on motor vehicles used for commercial purposes through legislation enacted during the 2020 legislative session and instead enacts legislation that authorizes CDOT or any CDOT enterprise to impose such fees, the rules may impose fees to the extent authorized by the legislation. During the 2020 legislative interim, CDOT must present a final written report regarding the stakeholder group, rule-making processes, and rules promulgated to the transportation legislation review committee.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details