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H_TLG_2019A 02/26/2019 11:41:17 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 02/26/2019
Attendance
Buck X
Carver X
Froelich X
Galindo X
Hooton E
Humphrey *
Lewis E
Valdez A. X
Valdez D. X
Exum X
Gray X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 11:41:17 AM to 12:20:14 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Gray
This Report was prepared by April Bernard
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1096 Postponed Indefinitely
SB19-032 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1182 Referred to House Appropriations

HB19-1096 - Postponed Indefinitely


11:41:37 AM  

Representative Melton introduced House Bill 19-1096 concerning the creation of the Colorado Right to Rest Act.  The bill creates rights for homeless people, including the right to rest in public spaces, to shelter themselves from elements, to eat or accept food in a public space where food is not prohibited, to occupy a legally parked vehicle, and to have privacy of their property.  Discrimination based on housng status is prohibited.  Homeless persons in local government areas may be exempted from the basic right if a local government's waiting list for public housing contains fewer than 50 people for 3 consecutive months. The bill allows an appropriation from the marijuana tax cash fund to the Department of Local Affairs for local governments to reduce housing waiting lists.  A person whose rights have been violated may pursue a civil action for enforcement.  He noted that there may be a local government ballot initiative to deal with this issue.



11:43:42 AM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1096 indefinitely.
Moved Exum
Seconded Galindo
Buck Yes
Carver Yes
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Hooton Excused
Humphrey Excused
Lewis Excused
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-032 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:44:02 AM  

Representative McCluskie introduced Senate Bill 19-032 concerning the routing of hazardous materials being transported on the roadways of the state.  A public highway or partner in a public-private partnership may apply for hazardous road desgination or modification of a designation for a road that the entity maintains.  The bill authorized a study by the Colorado Department of Transportation for the feasibility of routing hazardous materials through the Eisenhower-Edwin C. Johnson Memorial Tunnel.

11:48:42 AM  

Troy Hill, representing Hill Petroleum, the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, and the Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association, testified in support of the bill.

11:50:31 AM  

Carolyn Skoivyra, representing the town of Dillon, testified that the town is neutral about the bill with amendment L.006 (Attachment A).

11:53:37 AM  

Ryan Highland, representing the I-70 Coalition and the town of Dillon, testified in support of the bill.

11:55:40 AM  

Representative McCluskie talked about amendment L.006 (Attachment A).



11:58:47 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment A)
Moved Froelich
Seconded Buck
Buck
Carver
Froelich
Galindo
Hooton Excused
Humphrey
Lewis Excused
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:59:39 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-032, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buck
Seconded Valdez D.
Buck Yes
Carver Yes
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Hooton Excused
Humphrey Yes
Lewis Excused
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1182 - Referred to House Appropriations


12:00:19 PM  

Representative McCluskie introduced House Bill 19-1182 concerning representation of the Department of Revenue in appeals proceedings.  The bill requires the Attorney General to represent the Department of Revenue in driver's license and identification card appeals.  The Attorney General may appear by phone, video conference, or other court-authorized electronic means.

12:01:03 PM  

Representative Roberts made introductory remarks about House Bill 19-1182.

12:02:56 PM  

The committee questioned the bill sponsors.

12:03:23 PM  

Tom Raynes, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill.

12:04:13 PM  

The committee questioned the witness, including the workload of appeals, appeal process, and current workload for district attorneys.

12:16:35 PM  

Representative McCluskie and Representative Roberts made closing remarks for House Bill 19-1182.



12:19:58 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1182 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Galindo
Seconded Valdez D.
Buck Yes
Carver Yes
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Hooton Excused
Humphrey Yes
Lewis Excused
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:20:14 PM   The committee adjourned.






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