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H_TLG_2019A 04/03/2019 01:35:06 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 04/03/2019
Attendance
Carver X
Catlin *
Froelich X
Galindo X
Hooton *
Humphrey X
Lewis X
Valdez A. X
Valdez D. X
Exum X
Gray X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:35:06 PM to 04:52:19 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Gray
This Report was prepared by April Bernard
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-139 Referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1235 Postponed Indefinitely
SB19-144 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1274 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB19-139 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:35:23 PM  

Representative Galindo introduced Senate Bill 19-139 concerning the issuance by the Department of Revenue of identification documents to people who are not lawfully present in Colorado on a permanent basis.  The bill requires the issuance of these documents in ten or more offices throughout the state.

01:38:53 PM  

Representative Singer made introductory remarks about the bill.

01:39:08 PM  

The committee questioned the bill sponsors about road safety, costs for the additional offices, and space for the additional offices.

01:45:30 PM  

Maggie Gomez, representing the Center for Health Progress,read testimony from Gloria Perez, who is in support of the bill.

01:48:46 PM  

Sienna Mann, representing the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, read testimony from Denise Rodriguez, who is in support of the bill. Denise Rodriguez represented the Hispanic Affairs Project.

01:52:34 PM  

Marissa Molina, representing FWD.US, testified in support of the bill.

01:53:42 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about the importance of licenses for those working in agriculture.

01:57:15 PM  

Elder Norm Davey, representing Together Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

01:58:40 PM  

Brent Spahn, representing the Division of Motor Vehicles, answered questions about staff for the program, costs for the program in terms of start up versus continued implementation, gaps in revenue versus costs for the program, new offices versus existing offices, and specific office locations.

02:08:53 PM  

The sponsors made closing remarks about the bill.

02:12:56 PM  

The committee made closing remarks about the bill.

02:17:33 PM  

The committee recessed for a few minutes.

02:18:23 PM  

The committee returned to order.



02:19:23 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-139 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Galindo
Seconded Valdez A.
Carver No
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Lewis No
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1235 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:20:34 PM  

The committee recessed briefly.

02:20:47 PM  

The committee came back to order.

02:21:19 PM  

Representatives Van Winkle and Singer introduced House Bill 19-1235 concerning dispatch radio communications by governmental entities. The bill requires state, city, city and county, and special district governments (governental entities) to broadcast dispatch radio communication without encryption so that communications may be monitored by commercially available radio receivers and scanners or online.  However, a governmental entity may encrypt tactical or investigative radio communication to preserve the integrity of an operation, protect the safety of law enforcement and emergency responders, or prevent destruction of property.  The bill does not restrict encryption for the radio communications of the Department of Corrections or the Division of Youth Services.  The sponsors also talked about amendments L.001 (Attachment A), L.002 (Attachment B), and L.003 (Attachment C).

02:28:16 PM  

The committee questioned the bill sponsors about amendments.

02:29:04 PM  

Mitchell Byers, representing the Colorado Press Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:33:28 PM  

Matt Sebastian, representing the Denver Post, testified in support of the bill.

02:34:25 PM  

Patrick Potyondy, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.

02:37:31 PM  

Shane Anthony, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:39:15 PM  

Holly Nicholson-Kluth, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:43:38 PM  

Mike Borrego, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:46:00 PM  

Mark Smith, representing the Colorado Springs Police Department, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:49:09 PM  

Chris Noeller, representing the Pueblo Police Department, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:54:33 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about amendments, local decisions, encryption standards, emergency notifications to the public, and requests to review radio transmissions.

03:03:36 PM  

Jill Farschman, representing the Colorado Press Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:04:51 PM  

Curt Mann, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:07:49 PM  

Ryan Hazelwood, representing the Colorado Broadcasters Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:10:52 PM  

Justin Sasso, representing the Colorado Broadcasters Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:13:57 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about listening to scanners for reporting purposes and rural areas.

03:19:26 PM  

Michael Phibbs, representing the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:20:16 PM  

Kim Barron, representing the Westminster Police Department, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:24:38 PM  

Herb Atchison, representing the City of Westminster and the Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:28:36 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about the proposed amendments.

03:36:26 PM  

Robert Wareham, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:40:30 PM  

The committee questioned the witness about support of the amendments.

03:40:57 PM  

The committee questioned the witness about technical requirements for encryption, as well as costs.



03:47:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B)
Moved Humphrey
Seconded Hooton
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Galindo
Hooton
Humphrey
Lewis
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:48:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C)
Moved Humphrey
Seconded Valdez D.
Carver Yes
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lewis Yes
Valdez A. No
Valdez D. Yes
Exum No
Gray Yes
YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:49:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Humphrey
Seconded Hooton
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Galindo
Hooton
Humphrey
Lewis
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:49:14 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing remarks about the bill.

03:53:54 PM  

The committee made closing remarks about the bill.



04:03:21 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1235, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Humphrey
Seconded Lewis
Carver No
Catlin No
Froelich No
Galindo No
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lewis Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. No
Exum No
Gray Yes
YES: 5   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:04:14 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1235 indefinitely.
Moved Galindo
Seconded Valdez D.
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Lewis No
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-144 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:05:04 PM  

Representative Roberts introduced Senate Bill 19-144, concerning allowing a driver of a motorcycle to proceed past a malfunctioning traffic control signal. The bill allows a driver of a motorcycle to proceed past a traffic control signal that is inoperative, remains steady red or steady yellow for two minutes or more, or fails to recognize the motorcycle for two minutes or more. 

04:07:02 PM  

The committee questioned the bill sponsor about local government measures to deal with the issue and application of the bill to motor vehicles.

04:09:10 PM  

Bruce Downs, representing Abate of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

04:09:52 PM  

Kirk Fry, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:12:38 PM  

Dennis Haberstumpf, representing Abate of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

04:18:11 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about the location of lights at issue for motorcycles and the weight of motorcycles.

04:21:49 PM  

Morgan Cullen, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified neutral to the bill.

04:22:39 PM  

The committee questioned the witness about traffic laws and going through an inoperable traffic signal.

04:25:02 PM  

The sponsor made closing remarks about the bill.

04:26:41 PM  

The committee questioned the sponsor about the involvement of the Department of Transportation and adjustments to traffic equipment, as well as replacement.

04:28:04 PM  

The committee made closing remarks about the bill.



04:28:45 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-144 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Exum
Seconded Froelich
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lewis Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1274 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:29:18 PM  

Representative Snyder introduced House Bill 19-1274 concerning the ability of the boards of county commissioners to delegate to county administrative officials certain land use determinations affecting subdivision platting. The bill allows county resolutions, ordinances, or regulations that delegate review and approval of county subdivision plats, plans, or agreements by a board of county commissioners to county administrative officials.  Delegate officials may approve or deny final plats, amendments to plats, and correction to plats; approve subdivision improvements and other agreements related to a final plat or correction plat; and review and approve data surveys, analyses, studies, plans and designs related to a final plat or correction plat.  The delegation of authority made pursuant to the bill does not include approval of any exception to waiver of or deviation from any state or county requirment regarding the subdivision of land; approval of any agreement for the expenditure of public funds; or waiver or restiriction of any county appeal process.  Delegation of authority made pursuant to the bill must include procedures for public notice and submission of written comments prior to administrative approval or denial of final plat or amendment to a final plat and for the appeal to a board of such administrative approval or denial.

04:31:44 PM  

George Twigg, representing Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.

04:33:18 PM  

Craig Dossey, representing El Paso County, testified in support of the bill.  He provided a handout (Attachment D).

04:35:18 PM  

Kevin Walker, representing the Home Builders Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

04:39:15 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about difficulties in finding staff and the length of the planning process.

04:45:22 PM  

The committee questioned the bill sponsor about the planning process.

04:47:23 PM  

The committee asked the bill sponsor about the option for counties to participate.



04:48:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E)
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Exum
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Galindo
Hooton
Humphrey
Lewis
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:48:58 PM  

The bill sponsor made closing remarks about the bill.

04:50:20 PM  

The committee made closing remarks about the bill.



04:52:05 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1274, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Froelich
Seconded Exum
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lewis No
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:52:19 PM   The committee adjourned.






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