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3EA99F28407E2722872583A70071345A Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1099

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date Feb 20, 2019      
Location HCR 0112



HB19-1099 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:36:35 PM  

Representative Melton introduced House Bill 19-1099 concerning the elimination of the use of automated vehicle identification systems for traffic law enforcement. The bill repeals the authorization for local government entities and the Department of Public Safety to use automated vehicle identification systems, including red light cameras, to identify violators of traffic laws.

01:40:22 PM  

Representative Humphrey made opening remarks about House Bil 19-1099. He talked about amendment L.001 (Attachment A).

01:42:17 PM  

The committee questioned the bill sponsors.

01:42:44 PM  

Representative Humphrey handed out information about red light cameras (Attachment B).

01:44:20 PM  

Jo Vann, representing the Boulder Police Department, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:48:07 PM  

Skyler McKinley, representing AAA Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:49:39 PM  

Adrian Vasquez, representing the Colorado Springs Police Department, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:52:43 PM  

The witnesses answered questions from the committee. There were questions about the call volume for police officers and the priority of traffic enforcement versus violent crime calls. 

01:58:45 PM  

Eric Osterberg, representing the City of Lone Tree and the Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:00:25 PM  

Brandon Gipson, representing the Greenwood Village Police Department, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:02:03 PM  

Ken Evans, representing the Commerce City Police Department, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:06:06 PM  

The witnesses answered questions about the severity of traffic accidents, total traffic accidents, how tickets are distributed, and traffic violations.

02:12:28 PM  

Robert Rock, representing the Denver Police Department, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:13:34 PM  

Ted Porrgs, representing the Denver Police Department, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:16:55 PM  

David DiGiaccomo, representing Denver Public Works, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:19:52 PM  

The witnesses answered questions about how citations are issued and the placement of traffic control vehicles.

02:27:23 PM  

Jaime Lewis, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:31:10 PM  

John Henry, representing Drive Smart Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Henry provided a handout for committee members (Attachment C).

02:31:39 PM  

Sara Lynd, representing the City of Fort Collins, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:36:26 PM  

Jill Locantore, representing Walk Denver, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:38:12 PM  

Piep Van Heuven, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:40:51 PM  

Andrew Peters, representing Walk Denver and himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:43:02 PM  

David Lawfal, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:48:45 PM  

Denise Maes, representing the American Civil Liberties Union, testified in support of the bill.

02:49:16 PM  

Helen Griffins, representing the American Civil Liberties Union, testified in support of the bill.

02:53:43 PM  

The witnesses answered questions about civil liberties, due process, voter approval for automated vehicle identification systems, and changing the timing of traffic lights.

03:05:45 PM  

Brian Weiss, representing Bicycle Colorado, Team Evergreen, and Vision Zero Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:06:34 PM  

Natalie Menten, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:11:41 PM  

Leslie Twarogowski, representing the Federal Boulevard Improvement District, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:16:02 PM  

There was discussion about amendment L.001., including costs of elections.  The amendment was distributed to committee members (Attachment A).

03:16:28 PM  

There were questions about adding locations for cameras.



03:19:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Humphrey
Seconded Buck
Buck
Carver
Froelich
Galindo
Hooton
Humphrey
Lewis
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:19:51 PM  

The sponsors made closing remarks about the bill.

03:23:54 PM  

The committee made closing remarks about the bill.



03:27:35 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1099, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Humphrey
Seconded Lewis
Buck Yes
Carver No
Froelich No
Galindo No
Hooton No
Humphrey Yes
Lewis Yes
Valdez A. No
Valdez D. No
Exum No
Gray No
YES: 3   NO: 8   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:28:46 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1099 indefinitely.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Galindo
Buck No
Carver No
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Lewis No
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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