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H_TLG_2020A 03/11/2020 01:34:45 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 03/11/2020
Attendance
Carver X
Catlin X
Froelich X
Hooton X
Humphrey X
Melton X
Valdez A. X
Valdez D. X
Wilson X
Exum X
Gray X
Time 01:34:45 PM to 05:04:29 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Gray
This Report was prepared by April Bernard
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1315 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1151 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1339 Amended, referred to House Finance
SB20-139 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB20-132 Referred to House Appropriations

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

HB20-1315 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:34:57 PM  
Representatives McCluskie and Will, co-prime
bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 20-1315, concerning a requirement
that carpooling service internet application owners register with the Department
of Transportation annually.  Application owners must also make certain
disclosures to users about services provided.  The bill limits charges
to application users and the number of carpoolers to receive services,
as well as the number of round trips per day that drivers may provide.

01:35:10 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
01:46:08 PM  
Ragan Jones, representing herself, testified
in opposition to the bill.
01:50:19 PM  
Margaret Bowes, representing the I-70 Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
01:52:51 PM  
Jordan Eskenazi, representing Gondola, testified in support of the bill.
01:54:05 PM  
Randy Wheelock, representing Clear Creek
County, the I-70 Coalition, and Counties and Commissioners Acting Together,
testified in support of the bill.
01:59:59 PM  
Lucy Kay, representing the Colorado Tourism
Office, testified in support of the bill.
02:03:26 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions
from the committee.
02:05:34 PM  
Justin Kurtz, representing TreadShare,
testified in support of the bill.
02:07:46 PM  

Commissioner Matt Scherr, representing Eagle County and the I-70 Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

02:10:34 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions
from the committee.
02:11:54 PM  
Representative McCluskie distributed and
explained Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
02:12:40 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.


02:14:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Exum
Seconded Valdez A.
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Melton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Excused
Wilson Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
02:14:16 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks.
02:15:46 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to committee
questions and the committee made closing remarks.


02:24:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1315, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Exum
Seconded Valdez D.
Carver No
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Melton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Wilson Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1151 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

02:29:10 PM  
Representative Gray, prime bill sponsor,
introduced House Bill 20-1151, concerning the expansion of authority for
regional transportation improvements.  The bill authorizes a transportation
planning organization (TPO) to exercise the powers of a Regional Transportation
Authority (RTA).  An RTA may exercise a number of powers, including
the ability to charge fees and generate funding through voter approved
taxes.  Funding obtained through a TPO exercising RTA powers may not
supplant state transportation funding.  The bill sponsor distributed
and discussed Amendments L.002, L.003, L.004, L.006, and L.007 (Attachments
B, C, D, E, and F).
02:39:14 PM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee.
02:55:06 PM  
The bill sponsor continued to respond to questions from the committee.
02:55:19 PM  
George Twigg, representing the U.S. 36 Mayors and Commissioners Coalition, testified neutral on the bill.
03:06:22 PM  
Commissioner Roger Partridge, representing Douglas County, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:09:31 PM  
George Allen, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:12:41 PM  
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified
in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Bergman provided a handout (Attachment
G).
03:13:29 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions
from the committee.
03:16:40 PM  
Mayor Mike Coffman, representing the City of Aurora, testified in support of the bill.
03:18:53 PM  
Curtis Edwards, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:22:04 PM  
Mayor Marc Williams, representing the City
of Arvada, testified in support of the bill.
03:24:58 PM  
Matt Hogan, representing the Colorado Contractors
Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:25:54 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
03:28:28 PM  
Mayor Herb Atchison, representing the City of Westminster, testified in support of the bill.
03:30:46 PM  
Mayor Bud Starker, representing the City of Wheat Ridge, testified in support of the bill.
03:32:56 PM  
Mayor Laura Weinberg, representing the
City of Golden, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:08 PM  
Mayor Adam Paul, representing the City of Lakewood, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:35 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
03:39:46 PM  
Representative Gray discussed Amendments
L.002, L.003, L.004, L.006, and L.007 (Attachments B, C, D, E, and F).
 Jason Gelender, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services,
came to the table and provided additional information about the amendments.



03:44:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment F).
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez A.
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


03:45:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez A.
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


03:46:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment E).
Moved Gray
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


03:46:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C).
Moved Gray
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


03:46:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment D).
Moved Gray
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
03:46:56 PM  
The bill sponsor made closing remarks.
03:48:06 PM  
The committee made closing remarks.


04:00:40 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1151, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez D.
Carver No
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Melton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Wilson No
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1339 - Amended, referred to House Finance


04:00:56 PM  
The committee took a short recess.
04:01:23 PM  
The committee came back to order.
04:06:29 PM  
Representatives Melton and Van Winkle,
co-prime bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 20-1339, concerning the conditions
under which demonstration plates may be used on motor vehicles before the
vehicles are sold to customers.  The bill authorizes the use of demonstration
plates when the motor vehicle is on the dealer property, driven by a prospective
buyer, and driven by a dealer employee for normal business.  The plate
may not be used for towing, parts pick up and delivery, courtesy shuttle,
renting, hauling, and advertisement.
04:08:59 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
04:10:33 PM  

Adam Wilms, representing the Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles, testified neutral to the bill.

04:13:31 PM  
Mr. Wilms responded to questions from the committee.
04:15:36 PM  
David Cardella, representing the Colorado
Independent Automobile Dealers Association (CIADA), testified in support
of the bill.
04:18:29 PM  
Lloyd Donnelly, representing CIADA, testified
in support of the bill.
04:21:18 PM  
Todd O'Connell, representing CIADA, testified
in support of the bill.
04:21:19 PM  
The bill sponsors distributed and discussed Amendment L.001
(Attachment H).


04:25:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment H).
Moved Melton
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
04:26:27 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks.


04:27:51 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1339, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Melton
Seconded Humphrey
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



SB20-139 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:28:11 PM  
Representative Gray, prime bill sponsor,
introduced Senate Bill 20-139, concerning authorization for a county to
lend money to a governmental entity created by or located in the county
to provide funding for public infrastructure projects within the county.

 The money must be legally available to loan and the repayment term
must be specified in the loan.  Interest on the loan must be paid,
equal to or greater than the rate of return on all county financial investments.
 Loan proceeds must be used solely for public infrastructure in the
county.
04:30:50 PM  
Paul Weissmann, representing the City of
Boulder, testified in support of the bill.
04:31:41 PM  
The witness responded to questions from the committee.
04:38:53 PM  
The bill sponsor made closing remarks.


04:41:52 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-139 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez D.
Carver No
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Melton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Wilson No
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-132 - Referred to House Appropriations


04:42:07 PM  
Representative Holtorf, prime bill sponsor, introduced Senate
Bill 20-132, concerning the use of surplus military vehicles for specialized
purposes under the Uniform Motor Vehicle Law.  The bill authorizes
use of the vehicles as a tractor and an authorized emergency vehicle.
04:46:13 PM  
The bill sponsor answered questions from the committee.
04:56:52 PM  
Jery Payne, representing the Office of
Legislative Legal Services, came to the table and provided information
about the bill.
04:57:19 PM  
The bill sponsor continued to respond to questions from the committee.
04:58:30 PM  
Mr. Payne responded to questions from the committee.
05:00:21 PM  
The bill sponsor made closing remarks.
05:03:36 PM  
The committee made closing remarks.


05:04:15 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-132 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Valdez D.
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


05:04:29 PM   The committee adjourned.