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h_tra_2017a_2017-02-15t13:31:33z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/15/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1151



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1151 to the Committee of the W PASS







01:59 PM -- HB 17-1151



Representatives Hansen and Willett introduced House Bill 11-1151. The bill removes electrical assisted bicycles from the definition of motor vehicle and defines an electrical assisted bicycle as a bicycle equipped with an electric motor not exceeding 750 watts of power. This bill creates three classes of electrical assisted bicycle, as outlined in Table 1.


Table 1. Classification of Electrical Assisted Bicycle Under HB17-1151
Class 1 An electrical assisted bicycle that only provides assistance when the rider is pedaling; the motor ceases at 20 miles per hour (mph).
Class 2 An electrical assisted bicycle that provides assistance regardless of whether the rider is pedaling; the motor ceases at 20 mph.
Class 3 An electrical assisted bicycle that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling; the motor ceases at 28 mph.



Every manufacturer or distributor of new electrical assisted bicycles is required to attach a label that contains the classification number, as shown in Table 1. A person is prohibited from modifying an electrical assisted bicycle without replacing the classification label. Electrical assisted bicycles must comply with the equipment and manufacturing requirements for bicycles adopted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Anyone who violates the labeling and equipment provisions is subject to a Class B traffic infraction, with a fine of $15 and a surcharge of $6. Local authorities may prohibit the operation of Class 1 or Class 2 electrical assisted bicycles on a bike or pedestrian path under it's jurisdiction.



02:21 PM -- Mr. Dan Grunig, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He distributed a letter (Attachment F), packet (Attachment G), and table (Attachment H) to the committee.



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02:28 PM -- Mr. Alex Logemann, representing People for Bikes, testified in support of the bill.



02:36 PM -- Mr. Ken Miner, representing Haibike USA, testified in support in the bill.



02:39 PM -- Ms. Sherri O'Hara, representing Small Planet Bikes, testified in support of the bill.



02:51 PM



Representatives Hansen and Willet gave some closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1151
TIME: 02:51:33 PM
MOVED: Hansen
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1151 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Becker J.
Yes
Buck
Yes
Carver
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hansen
Yes
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







02:53 PM



The committee adjourned.








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