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H_TRA_2018A 04/04/2018 01:36:30 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date 04/04/2018
Attendance
Becker J. X
Bridges X
Buckner *
Buck X
Carver X
Esgar X
Ginal X
Hansen X
Lawrence X
Lewis *
Lundeen X
Roberts X
Saine E
McLachlan X
Winter X
Time 01:36:30 PM to 05:07:00 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Winter
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1296 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1285 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1320 Committee Discussion Only
HB18-1281 Referred to House Finance

HB18-1296 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:37:45 PM  

Reps. Everett and Melton introduced House Bill 18-1296.  The bill allows a person to leave their car unattended and running if they use a remote starter system. 



01:49:44 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1296 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buck
Seconded Becker J.
Becker J. Yes
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Buck Yes
Carver Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Lawrence Yes
Lewis Yes
Lundeen Yes
Roberts No
Winkler Yes
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 14   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1285 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:49:52 PM  
The committee recessed.
01:50:40 PM  
The committee came back to order
01:50:53 PM  

Rep. Pabon introduced House Bill 18-1285.  This bill creates a remuneration-exempt placard that exempts individuals with qualifying disabilities from paying for meter parking.  To qualify for this placard, individuals must have a disability that limits their fine motor control in both hands; ability to reach a height of 42 inches from the ground; or ability to reach or access a parking meter due to the use of a wheelchairor other device.

01:52:38 PM  
Rep. Pabon answered several committee questions.
02:00:03 PM  
Mr. Chris Hinds, representing Blueplacard.org, testified in support of the bill.
02:05:58 PM  

Ms. Christina Johnson, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.

02:06:36 PM  
Mr. Mark Simon, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:15:33 PM  
Ms. Yelena Love, Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to answer committee questions.


02:21:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A).
Moved Bridges
Seconded Ginal
Becker J. No
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Buck No
Carver No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Lawrence Yes
Lewis No
Lundeen No
Roberts Yes
Winkler Yes
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 10   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
02:21:51 PM  
Rep. Pabon gave some closing remarks.


02:22:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1285, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Esgar
Seconded McLachlan
Becker J. Yes
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Buck Yes
Carver Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Lawrence Yes
Lewis Yes
Lundeen Yes
Roberts Yes
Winkler Yes
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 15   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1320 - Committee Discussion Only


02:23:05 PM  

Rep. Pabon introduced House Bill 18-1320. The bill reclassifies large-market taxicab services — defined as providers serving counties with a population of 70,000 or more — as limited regulation carriers subject to operational standards, insurance, and safety regulation. Requirements that drivers undergo fingerprint background checks and engage in nondiscriminatory practices remain. Rep. Pabon answered several committee questions.

02:32:57 PM  
The committee recessed.
02:48:49 PM  
The committee came back to order.
02:50:04 PM  
Rep. Pabon answered several committee questions.
02:50:18 PM  
Mr. Rowland Nwankwo, representing Mile High Cab, testified against the bill.
02:55:58 PM  
Mr. Abdi Buni, representing Green Taxi Cooperative, testified against the bill. He answered several committee questions.
02:59:26 PM  

Mr. Mickias Alamirew, representing All Cities Taxi, testified against the bill. He answered several committee questions

03:07:15 PM  
Mr. Mohammed Wariz, representing Union Taxi, testified against the bill.
03:13:58 PM  

Mr. Robert McBride, representing Metro Taxi, testified in support of the bill.

03:16:18 PM  

Mr. Sean McBride, representing Metro Taxi, testified in support of the bill.

03:21:34 PM  
Mr. Bill George, representing Transdev, testified in support of the bill.
03:25:54 PM  
Rep. Pabon gave some closing remarks. The bill was laid over to a future date for action only.



HB18-1281 - Referred to House Finance


03:29:30 PM  

Rep. Esgar introduced House Bill 18-1281. The bill makes certain requirements of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies related to ethics and transparency in the categories of: standards of conduct; staff training; proceeding recordings; and audits. Rep. Esgar answered several committee questions.

03:36:50 PM  
Director Doug Dean, representing the PUC, testified against the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee [Attachment B]. He also answered several committee questions.
04:03:27 PM  

Mr. Chris Nicoll, representing the Pueblo City Council, testified in support of the bill.

04:04:12 PM  
Ms. Susan Fries, representing Pueblo County, testified in support of the bill.
04:07:13 PM  
Ms. Amanda Gonzalez, representing Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.
04:10:51 PM  
Mr. Nicoll, Ms. Fries, and Ms. Gonzalez answered several committee questions.
04:12:57 PM  
Mr. Terry Hart, representing the Pueblo County Commissioners, testified in support of the bill.
04:36:22 PM  

Commissioner Frances A. Koncilja, representing herself, came to the table to discuss her experience as a PUC commissioner.  She answered several committee questions.    

04:56:37 PM  

Rep. Lundeen discussed amendment L.001 [Attacthment C].  The chair ruled that the amendment did not fit under the bill's title.

04:57:06 PM  
Rep. Esgar gave some closing remarks.


05:06:52 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1281 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Esgar
Seconded McLachlan
Becker J. No
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Buck No
Carver No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Lawrence No
Lewis No
Lundeen No
Roberts Yes
Winkler No
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:07:00 PM   Committee Adjourned