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h_jud_2018a_2018-05-04t12:05:16z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1439

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date May 4, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



HB18-1439 - Postponed Indefinitely


12:08:30 PM  

The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Winkler, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1439, concerning a prohibition on displaying a sign on a vehicle denying liability for items escaping from the vehicle.  Representative Winkler explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Winkler responded to questions regarding laws in other states governing liability associated with materials spilling out of vehicles. Discussion ensued regarding signs on vehicles constituting false advertising, and whether the offense created by the bill is a primary offense. Representative Winkler responded to questions regarding how the offense comports with certain transportation-related interstate compacts, and federal regulation pertaining to signage on vehicles. Discussion ensued regarding incidents of gravel causing damage to vehicles.  Discussion returned to whether the bill's offense is a primary offense.

12:29:25 PM  

Representative Winkler responded to questions regarding the position of certain stakeholders on the bill.  Discussion ensued regarding what language is being prohibited by the bill.

12:34:25 PM  
No one testified regarding HB 18-1439, and no amendments were offered to the bill. Various committee members provided their positions on the bill, and Representative Winkler provided closing remarks in support of the bill.


12:47:52 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1439 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded Wist
Benavidez No
Carver Excused
Herod No
Lundeen Yes
Melton No
Roberts No
Salazar No
Weissman No
Wist Yes
Lee No
Willett Yes
YES: 3   NO: 7   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


12:48:33 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1439 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Melton
Seconded Herod
Benavidez Yes
Carver Excused
Herod Yes
Lundeen No
Melton Yes
Roberts Yes
Salazar Yes
Weissman Yes
Wist No
Lee Yes
Willett No
Final YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS