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532BEF4E0CA7898A872583D100794A76 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-144

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date Apr 3, 2019      
Location HCR 0112



SB19-144 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:05:04 PM  

Representative Roberts introduced Senate Bill 19-144, concerning allowing a driver of a motorcycle to proceed past a malfunctioning traffic control signal. The bill allows a driver of a motorcycle to proceed past a traffic control signal that is inoperative, remains steady red or steady yellow for two minutes or more, or fails to recognize the motorcycle for two minutes or more. 

04:07:02 PM  

The committee questioned the bill sponsor about local government measures to deal with the issue and application of the bill to motor vehicles.

04:09:10 PM  

Bruce Downs, representing Abate of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

04:09:52 PM  

Kirk Fry, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:12:38 PM  

Dennis Haberstumpf, representing Abate of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

04:18:11 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about the location of lights at issue for motorcycles and the weight of motorcycles.

04:21:49 PM  

Morgan Cullen, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified neutral to the bill.

04:22:39 PM  

The committee questioned the witness about traffic laws and going through an inoperable traffic signal.

04:25:02 PM  

The sponsor made closing remarks about the bill.

04:26:41 PM  

The committee questioned the sponsor about the involvement of the Department of Transportation and adjustments to traffic equipment, as well as replacement.

04:28:04 PM  

The committee made closing remarks about the bill.



04:28:45 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-144 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Exum
Seconded Froelich
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lewis Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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