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A3AD2B22988B560B872583AE00716817 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1023

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date Feb 27, 2019      
Location HCR 0112



HB19-1023 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:38:48 PM  

The committee took a short recess.

01:41:48 PM  

The committee returned.

01:42:01 PM  

Representative Saine introduced House Bill 19-1023 concerning issuance of driving authorization documents to foster children who are under 18 years of age.  A minor who is at least 16 years of age may purchase auto insurance.  Foster children are exempted from the requirement of having a foster parent or other legal guardian sign an affidavit of liability if the child has evidence of financial responsibility in his or her name.  Counties may sign the affidavit of liability and may assist a foster child who is at least 17 years old in obtaining an instruction permit without the permission of the foster parent.  A driver who is at least 21 years old and has a driver's license may sign driver logs for the foster child to help them obtain a license if they have driven with the child to teach them how to drive and the child has proof of financial responsibility and a driver's permit.  The bill includes a requirement that the Department of Personnel and Administration create an insurance pool within the state for foster children to obtain lower cost motor vehicle insurance.  

01:44:11 PM  

Representative Jackson made opening remarks about the bill.

01:45:18 PM  

Ned Breslin, representing the Tennyson Center, testified in support of the bill.

01:48:33 PM  

The committee questioned the witness.

01:49:05 PM  

Shayne Madsen, representing the Adoption Search Resource Connection, testified in support of the bill.  The group of witnesses distributed a handout (Attachment A).

01:51:28 PM  

Ashley Chase, representing the Colorado Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill.

01:53:14 PM  

Grier Bailey, representing the Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketer's Association, testified in support of the bill.

01:57:16 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about identification documents for foster children.

02:00:54 PM  

Representative Saine explained amendment L.002 (Attachment B) and amendment L.004 (Attachment C).



02:03:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment C)
Moved Saine
Seconded Buck
Buck
Carver
Froelich
Galindo
Humphrey
Saine
Sirota
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Hooton
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:03:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B)
Moved Saine
Seconded Buck
Buck
Carver
Froelich
Galindo
Humphrey
Saine
Sirota
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Hooton
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:04:09 PM  

The sponsors made closing remarks about the bill.

02:04:29 PM  

The committee made closing remarks about the bill.



02:06:45 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1023, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Saine
Seconded Hooton
Buck Yes
Carver Yes
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Humphrey Yes
Saine Yes
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Hooton Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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