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H_TLG_2020A 03/10/2020 10:43:55 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 03/10/2020
Attendance
Carver X
Catlin X
Froelich *
Hooton X
Humphrey X
Melton X
Valdez A. X
Valdez D. X
Wilson X
Exum *
Gray X
Time 10:43:55 AM to 11:54:20 AM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Gray
This Report was prepared by April Bernard
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-140 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1308 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1318 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1224 Amended, referred to House Finance
HB20-1322 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

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

SB20-140 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:44:17 AM  
Representative Melton, prime sponsor, introduced
Senate Bill 20-140, concerning the types of conditions that may authorize
a person to recover from the bond required as a condition to be licensed
to sell vehicles with motors.  Motor vehicle dealers, sales persons,
buyers, auction dealers, disposers, wholesalers, and used powersports dealers
are required by current law to have bonds to compensate people for fraud
or violation of the law if the violation is designated as recoverable by
the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board.   The bill requires that a violation
be related to fraud in order for a person to recover from a bond.  A
finding in a hearing must be made indicating that the dealer committed
fraud.
10:45:04 AM  
The bill sponsor answered committee questions.
10:46:58 AM  
David Cardella, representing the Colorado Independent Automobile Dealers Association, testified in support of the bill.
10:51:00 AM  
Mike McKinna, representing the Colorado
Independent Automobile Dealers Association, testified on the bill and responded
to questions from the committee.
10:54:57 AM  
Sophia San Miguel, representing herself,
testified on the bill and responded to questions from the committee.

10:58:18 AM  
The bill sponsor made closing remarks.


10:59:02 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-140 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Melton
Seconded Valdez D.
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Melton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Wilson Yes
Exum Excused
Gray Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1308 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:00:00 AM  
Representative Arndt, prime sponsor, introduced
House Bill 20-1308, concerning clarification under the Colorado Open Meetings
Law regarding communications by electronic mail that do not relate to the
substance of public business.  The bill makes changes to language
in the law and clarifies that communication not related to business or
the substance of pending legislation is not subject to Colorado Open Meetings
law.  Other communications not subject to the law include the scheduling
of meetings, forwarding emails by elected officials, elected official responses
to queries from individuals who are not members of the state or local public
body, or posing a question for later discussion by the public body.

11:01:38 AM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee.
11:02:18 AM  
Heather Stauffer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.
11:05:36 AM  
Honore Depew, representing the City of Fort Collins, testified in support of the bill.
11:07:46 AM  
The bill sponsor made closing remarks.


11:09:12 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1308 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Hooton
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Melton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Wilson Yes
Exum Excused
Gray Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1318 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:10:07 AM  
Representative Bird, co-prime sponsor with
Representative Will, introduced House Bill 20-1318, concering the electronic
recording of plats of land.
 The bill allows clerks
and recorders to receive and preserve original plats for recording electronically.
11:12:43 AM  
Justin Grantham, representing Fremont County
and the Colorado County Clerks Association, testified in support of the
bill.
11:13:59 AM  
Erin Brim, representing Adams County and
the Colorado County Clerks Association, testified in support of the bill.
11:14:51 AM  
Heather Stauffer, representing the Colorado
Municipal League, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions
from the committee.
11:17:53 AM  

Representative Bird distributed and explained Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).



11:19:00 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Exum
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
11:19:22 AM  
Representative Will made closing remarks about the bill.


11:20:28 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1318, as amended, 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



HB20-1224 - Amended, referred to House Finance


11:23:29 AM  

Representative Holtorf, prime sponsor, introduced House Bill 20-1224, concerning the issuance of an overweight permit for vehicles transporting agricultural products from where they are produced.  The bill provides permits for divisible loads for 100 days in a calendar year, that need not be consecutive days and that are designated by the agricultural producer, for vehicles that are registered as a farm vehicle.   The vehicle must be transporting products from where they are produced to the point of storage or sale.  In addition, the loads must comply with regulations related to distribution of the load on the axles of the vehicle. The bill proposes the following cost for the permit: $40 for general loads; $50 for quad axle groupings; and $50 for trailers with two or three axle groupings.  Representative Holtorf also distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment B).

11:26:44 AM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee.
11:27:11 AM  
Andy Karsian, representing the Colorado Department of Transportation, testified in support of the bill.


11:38:33 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Carver
Seconded Catlin
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
11:39:17 AM  
The bill sponsor made closing remarks.


11:40:09 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1224, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Carver
Seconded Valdez D.
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



HB20-1322 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:40:44 AM  

Representatives Gray and Larson, co-prime sponsors, introduced House Bill 20-1322, concerning increased  opportunities for the public to participate in the process by which the property tax administrator prepares certain property tax materials.  Effective January 1, 2021, the bill requires the administrator to conduct a public hearing on proposed changes to property tax materials prior to submitting materials to the property tax administrator advisory committee.  Notice of the hearing must be published and mailed to requestors.  At the hearing, interested persons may submit information and the information must be considered. Interested  persons may also request repeal, amendment, or issuance of materials.  Notice about proposed changes must also be posted.

11:48:01 AM  
Anneliese Steel, representing Colorado
Concern, testified in support of the bill.
11:49:41 AM  

JoAnn Groff, representing the Department of Local Affairs, Division of Property Taxation, testified neutral to the bill.



11:54:01 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1322 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez D.
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


11:54:20 AM   The committee adjourned.