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s_agr_2018a_2018-03-22t13:30:10z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-197

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY
Date Mar 22, 2018      
Location SCR 357



SB18-197 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:35:57 PM  
Senator Crowder and Senator Sonnenberg,
co-prime sponsors, discussed the provisions of Senate Bill 18-197 agriculture
vehicles and ports of entry and distributed Amendment L.001 [Attachment
B]..  Under current law, motor vehicles with an empty weight of 16,000
or more pounds, or a vehicle that weighs 26,001 or more pounds fully loaded,
must clear any port of entry within 5 miles of its route.  This bill
exempts motor vehicles hauling only agricultural products from this requirement.
 Senator Sonnenberg also distributed maps of ports of entries in Colorado
[Attachment C].
01:43:58 PM  
Lt. Colonel Barry Bratt, Colorado State Patrol, spoke in opposition to the bill and discussed the challenge of detecting unsafe vehicles and illegal materials being transported across the state line. He also responded to questions from the committee about his concerns with the bill and the requirements for obtaining a PrePass for commercial vehicles.
02:05:08 PM  
Andy Karsian, Legislative Liaison, Colorado Department of Transportation, spoke in opposition to the bill and discussed an annual report concerning vehicle inspections prepared by the department that is submitted to the federal government.
02:08:16 PM  
Jerry Cooksey, Colorado Association of
Wheat Growers, spoke in support of the bill and discussed the challenge
of transporting commodities.
02:10:58 PM  
Terry Fankhauser, Colorado Cattlemens' Association, Colorado Corn Growers Association, spoke in support of the bill and discussed the challenge of transporting commodities.
02:13:52 PM  
Rod Pelton, Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in support of the bill.
02:15:14 PM  
Rick Robbins, Colorado Mills, spoke in support of the bill.
02:18:25 PM  
Eric Depperschmidt, Prowers Economic Prosperity,
spoke in support of the bill.  
02:21:32 PM  
Gary Melcher, Colorado Farm Bureau, spoke in support of the bill.
02:23:44 PM  
The chair closed testimony.  Senator
Crowder and Senator Sonnenberg closed their remarks on the bill and discussed
Amendment L.001.


02:28:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Cooke
Coram
Donovan
Fenberg
Fields
Garcia
Kerr
Marble
Scott
Baumgardner
Sonnenberg
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:29:38 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-197, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan No
Fenberg Excused
Fields Yes
Garcia No
Kerr No
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS