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H_TLG_2020A 03/03/2020 10:53:26 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 03/03/2020
Attendance
Carver X
Catlin *
Froelich X
Hooton X
Humphrey X
Melton X
Valdez A. X
Valdez D. X
Wilson *
Exum X
Gray X
Time 10:53:26 AM to 11:56:21 AM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Gray
This Report was prepared by April Bernard
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1129 Lay Over
HB20-1281 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB20-152 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB20-056 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1310 Postponed Indefinitely

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB20-1129 - Lay Over


10:53:44 AM  
Representatives Froelich and Van Winkle,
co-prime sponsors, introduced House Bill 20-1129, concerning battery-charged
fences.  The bill defines a "battery-charged fence" and
limits the requirements that local governments may impose regarding installation
and use.


10:56:31 AM
Motion Lay the bill over until May 15, 2020 which has the effect of postponing the bill indefinitely.
Moved Catlin
Seconded Froelich
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Melton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Wilson Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1281 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:57:04 AM  
Representatives D. Valdez and Pelton, co-prime
sponsors, introduced House Bill 20-1281, concerning the salary categorization
of locally elected officers in specified counties.  The bill modifies
the categories of Alamosa County, from III-A to III-B, and Yuma County,
IV-B to IV-C, and decreases the salaries by 7.7 percent and 8.3 percent,
respectively.
10:57:26 AM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions.
10:59:12 AM  
Trent Bushner, representing Yuma County, testified in support of the bill.
11:03:02 AM  
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
11:03:20 AM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
11:08:09 AM  
The bill sponsors provided closing remarks.


11:09:32 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1281 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Exum
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Melton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Wilson Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-152 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:09:44 AM  
Representative D. Valdez introduced Senate
Bill 20-152, concerning correcting the effective date clause of Senate
Bill 19-263 to ensure that the bill eliminates the requirement that the
State Treasurer execute lease purchase agreements.  The lease purchase
agreements fund transportation projects during fiscal years 2020-2021 and
2021-2022 if a referred ballot issue authorizing the state to issue transportation
revenue anticipation notes is approved at the 2020 general election.


11:11:25 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-152 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Exum
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Melton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Wilson Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-056 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


11:11:47 AM  
The committee took a brief recess.
11:15:06 AM  
The committee came back to order.
11:15:26 AM  
Representative Will, prime sponsor, introduced
Senate Bill 20-056, concerning surplus military vehicles and exempting
a surplus military vehicle from the statutory definition of an "off-highway
vehicle" if the vehicle is owned or leased by a municipality, county,
or fire protection district for the purpose of assisting firefighting efforts.
 Representative Will provided a handout (Attachment A).
11:17:32 AM  
Morgan Cullen, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.
11:18:37 AM  
Representative Holtorf, representing himself,
testified in support of the bill.
11:20:54 AM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.


11:26:04 AM
Motion A motion for a conceptual amendment was made to change the petition clause to a safety clause.
Moved Catlin
Seconded Valdez D.
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Humphrey
Melton
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Wilson
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:26:54 AM  
The committee made closing remarks.
11:27:02 AM  
The bill sponsor made closing remarks.


11:30:04 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-056, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Exum
Seconded Humphrey
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Melton No
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Wilson Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1310 - Postponed Indefinitely


11:31:02 AM  
Representative Holtorf, prime sponsor,
introduced House Bill 20-1310, concerning specification of times at which
the Department of Transportation (CDOT) is required to be prepared to and
to conduct snow removal operations on state highways.  The bill requires
preparation and snow removal between 4 a.m. and 10 p.m. on every state
highway where winter storm watch is issued by the National Weather Service.

11:40:30 AM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee.
11:43:58 AM  
Andy Karsian, representing CDOT, testified neutral to the bill.
11:47:43 AM  
The witness responded to questions from the committee.
11:50:58 AM  
The bill sponsor made closing remarks.


11:50:58 AM
Motion A motion for a conceptual amendment was made to change the petition clause to a safety clause.
Moved Catlin
Seconded Valdez D.
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Humphrey
Melton
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Wilson
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:52:36 AM  
The committee made closing remarks.


11:55:47 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1310, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Carver
Seconded Valdez D.
Carver No
Catlin Yes
Froelich No
Hooton No
Humphrey No
Melton No
Valdez A. No
Valdez D. Yes
Wilson Yes
Exum No
Gray No
YES: 3   NO: 8   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


11:56:16 AM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1310 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
Carver Yes
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Melton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. No
Wilson No
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:56:21 AM   The committee adjourned.