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H_TRA_2016A 04/06/2016 01:30:41 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY

Date: 04/06/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:30 PM to 02:36 PM
Becker J.
X
Buck
X
Place: HCR 0112
Carver
X
Coram
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Esgar
X
Representative Tyler
Kraft-Tharp
X
Melton
*
This Report was prepared by
Moreno
X
Matt Kiszka
Neville P.
X
Nordberg
X
Winter
X
Mitsch Bush
X
Tyler
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1364

HB16-1325

HB16-1376
Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Laid Over

Amended, Referred to Finance



01:31 PM -- HB 16-1364



Representatives Brown and Ryden, co-prime sponsors, came to the table to present House Bill 16-1364. The bill allows a person who has a vehicle registered with any type of military special license plate to exchange it for a standard license plate without paying additional taxes and fees for the current registration period. However, the person is required to pay material fees to transfer military plates for standard plates. The bill sponsors responded to a question from the committee.



01:36 PM --
Tony Anderson, representing the Department of Revenue, came to the table to respond to questions.



01:41 PM --
Chuck Broerman, representing the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder and the Colorado County Clerks Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Broerman responded to questions from the committee. Jery Payne, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, provided context and clarification on the bill. Mr. Anderson also provided clarity on the bill. Discussion ensued.







01:49 PM



Representatives Brown and Ryden made their closing comments on the bill. Discussion ensued.

BILL: HB16-1364
TIME: 01:52:15 PM
MOVED: Mitsch Bush
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1364 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-1, with 1 member excused.
SECONDED: Buck
VOTE
Becker J.
Yes
Buck
Yes
Carver
Yes
Coram
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Melton
Yes
Moreno
Excused
Neville P.
No
Nordberg
Yes
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



01:54 PM -- HB 16-1325



Representative Garnett came to the table and requested for House Bill 16-1325 to be laid over to a future date. The bill was laid over by the chair.



01:55 PM -- HB 16-1376



Representatives Esgar and Winter came to the table to present House Bill 16-1376. Under current law, the Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) represents customers of electric and gas utilities in proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). This bill expands the authority of the OCC to also represent customers of every common carrier, pipeline corporation, telephone corporation, and water corporation. The representatives responded to questions from the committee.



01:59 PM --
Cindy Schonhaut, Office of the Consumer Counsel, came to the table to respond to questions from the committee. Committee questioning and discussion ensued. Representative Winter distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment A) and explained that it incorporates transportation network companies into the purview of the OCC. Ms. Schonhaut responded to questions from the committee. Discussion ensued.



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02:09 PM -- Bill Levis, representing the American Association of Retired Persons, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Levis responded to questions from the committee.



02:19 PM --
Nick Colglazier, representing the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Colglazier responded to questions from the committee.

BILL: HB16-1376
TIME: 02:29:37 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Esgar
VOTE
Becker J.
No
Buck
No
Carver
No
Coram
No
Esgar
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Melton
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Neville P.
No
Nordberg
No
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Tyler
Yes
YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:30 PM



Representatives Esgar and Winter made their closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1376
TIME: 02:33:26 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1376, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Becker J.
No
Buck
No
Carver
No
Coram
No
Esgar
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Melton
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Neville P.
No
Nordberg
No
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:36 PM



The committee was adjourned.