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E8D1ACD30D65F1628725851200618CA5 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1178

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date Feb 18, 2020      
Location LSB A



HB20-1178 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:45:31 AM  
Representative Holtorf, prime sponsor,
introduced House Bill 20-1178, concerning increasing the speed limit on
rural state highways where it is safe to do so, and directing the Department
of Transportation (CDOT) to identify these highways.  The bill requires
CDOT to perform a study of state highways in rural areas starting January
1, 2021 and every 5 years after to identify roads to increase the speed
limit to 70 miles per hour without endangering public safety.  The
department will submit the report to the committees of reference at the
General Assembly.
10:50:57 AM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee and the committee members made comments.
10:53:31 AM  
Andy Karsian, representing CDOT, testified
in support of the bill with amendment.
11:01:15 AM  
The witness responded to questions from the committee.
11:05:13 AM  
The bill sponsor provided Amendment L.001 (Attachment A) and explained the amendment.
11:09:08 AM  
Richard Sweetman, representing Legislative
Legal Services, explained Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).


11:10:43 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Exum
Seconded Humphrey
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Humphrey
Melton
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Wilson
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:11:05 AM  
The bill sponsor made closing remarks.
11:12:17 AM  
The committee made closing remarks.


11:13:43 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1178, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Carver
Seconded Hooton
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Melton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Wilson Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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