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h_agr_2017a_2017-03-13t13:31:36z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/13/2017

Location: RM 271

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1226



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 17-1226 indefinitely. The moti

Refer House Bill 17-1226 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







05:38 PM -- HB 17-1226



The committee recessed.



05:52 PM



The committee came back to order. Representatives Covarrubias and Pabon, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1226, concerning the designation of daylight saving time as the standard year-round time within the state. The bill makes daylight saving time the year-round standard time within the state. The bill only takes effect if it is approved by Colorado voters in the November 2018 general election and all other states wholly or partially in the Mountain Time Zone also adopt permanent daylight saving time for any areas they have in the Mountain Time Zone. Representatives Pabon and Covarrubias responded to questions from the committee regarding the decision to make daylight saving time the standard time. Committee discussion ensued.



The following persons testified on the bill:



06:26 PM --
Alice Harris, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.



06:29 PM --
RJ Hicks, Colorado Motor Carriers Association, spoke in opposition to the bill and responded to questions from the committee regarding the costs associated with a permanent time change, just-in-time deliveries, and past attempts of changing the time zone.



06:54 PM --
Chris Linsmayer, Colorado Ski Country USA, spoke in opposition to the bill and responded to questions from the committee regarding the economic impact of the ski industry of a permanent time change.



07:04 PM --
Sean Johnson, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill.



07:10 PM --
Scott Yates, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee regarding the history of daylight saving time.



07:22 PM



Representative Arndt closed testimony, and Representative Pabon distributed Amendment L.004 (Attachment B). After distributing the amendment, Representative Pabon requested that the committee not move the amendment. Representative Pabon and Representative Covarrubias made concluding comments on the bill.



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BILL: HB17-1226
TIME: 07:37:14 PM
MOVED: Saine
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1226 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 5-8.
SECONDED: McKean
VOTE
Becker J.
Yes
Buck
Yes
Danielson
No
Esgar
No
Hansen
No
Lebsock
No
Lewis
Yes
McKean
Yes
Saine
Yes
Valdez
No
Willett
No
Mitsch Bush
No
Arndt
No
Final YES: 5 NO: 8 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: HB17-1226
TIME: 07:38:08 PM
MOVED: Mitsch Bush
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1226 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Esgar
VOTE
Becker J.
No
Buck
No
Danielson
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Hansen
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Lewis
No
McKean
No
Saine
No
Valdez
Yes
Willett
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Arndt
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS