Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

h_lg_2016a_2016-03-09t13:32:22z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/09/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1155



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment H). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1155, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







02:27 PM -- HB16-1155



Representative Saine and Representative Mitsch Bush presented and discussed House Bill 16-1155 concerning controlled access highways as county roads. The bill allows a county to designate a four-lane, controlled-access county highway as a primary road of the county, and specifies the respective jurisdiction, control, and duties of local governments with respect to a designated primary road. Specifically, and similar to the state's authority over state highways, a county has the authority to: control highway access; prohibit signs and banners; utilize sewers; erect, control, and maintain route markers and directional signs; and install, operate, maintain, and control traffic signals, signs, and traffic control devices. While a municipality is responsible for: control of the highway on and beyond the curbs; construction and maintenance of underground facilities; highway illumination and cleaning; regulation and enforcement of traffic and parking; and erecting, controlling, and maintaining street signs. Together, county and municipality may: share the cost of new storm sewer facilities, if required; and acquire rights-of-way for the highway as mutually agreed upon.



Representative Saine distributed and discussed amendment L.002 (Attachment H), a map of the proposed highway (Attachment I), a packet of letters (Attachment J), and letters of support from local municipalities (Attachment K).



16HouseLocal0309AttachH.pdf16HouseLocal0309AttachH.pdf 16HouseLocal0309AttachI.pdf16HouseLocal0309AttachI.pdf



16HouseLocal0309AttachJ.pdf16HouseLocal0309AttachJ.pdf 16HouseLocal0309AttachK.pdf16HouseLocal0309AttachK.pdf



Representative Saine answered questions from the committee regarding the size of the proposed roadway.



02:33 PM --
Barbara Kirkmeyer, Commissioner, representing Weld County, spoke in favor of the bill. She discussed the access management plan for County Road 49.



Ms. Kirkmeyer answered questions from the committee regarding the maintenance and use of the proposed roadway.





02:43 PM



Ms. Kirkmeyer continued to answer questions from the committee regarding the consolidation of access points for the proposed roadway. She also answered questions regarding intergovernmental agreements.





02:53 PM



Ms. Kirkmeyer continued to answer questions from the committee regarding intergovernmental agreements.



Representative Saine provided an overview of amendment L.002.





03:03 PM



Ms. Kirkmeyer dialogued with the committee members regarding the continued maintenance of the proposed roadway.





03:13 PM



Ms. Kirkmeyer continued to answer questions regarding the continued maintenance of the proposed roadway.



03:23 PM --
Danny Kipp, Mayor, Town of Keenesburg, spoke in favor of the bill.



Mayor Kipp answered questions from the committee regarding local authority for road construction and maintenance.



03:31 PM --
Tony Lombard, Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed the intergovernmental cooperation for the proposed roadway.



Mr. Lombard answered a question regarding amendment L.002.



03:36 PM --
Wesley LaVanchy, Town of Firestone, spoke in favor of the bill.



Representative Saine provided a summary of amendment L.002.

BILL: HB16-1155
TIME: 03:39:39 PM
MOVED: Saine
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment H). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Klingenschmitt
VOTE
Arndt
Danielson
Klingenschmitt
Navarro
Ransom
Rosenthal
Saine
Singer
Thurlow
Lebsock
Fields
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1155
TIME: 03:47:51 PM
MOVED: Saine
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1155, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 9-2.
SECONDED: Navarro
VOTE
Arndt
No
Danielson
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Saine
Yes
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Lebsock
No
Fields
Yes
YES: 9 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS










The House of Representatives and Senate will not convene on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30

COVID-19 Resources

Written Testimony and Witness Sign-up