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S_TRA_2016A 02/16/2016 01:59:51 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

Date: 02/16/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:59 PM to 04:25 PM
Cooke
X
Garcia
X
Place: SCR 352
Todd
X
Scott
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Baumgardner
X
Senator Baumgardner
This Report was prepared by
Jessika Shipley
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Conf 16-Transportation Commission, Transportation Commission

SB16-100

SB16-109

HB16-1053
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Referred to Appropriations

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar





02:00 PM -- Confirmation of Transportation Commission Members




Kathy Connell of Steamboat Springs explained why she wants to continue serving on the Transportation Commission (TC) as its chair. Nolan Schriner of Colorado Springs discussed his reasons for wanting to begin serving on the TC. Heather Barry of Westminster, Kathy Gilliland of Livermore, Ed Peterson of Lakewood, and Steve Hofmeister of Haxtun spoke about their service as commissioners. Members of the committee were provided with a confirmation packet (Attachment A).



Attachment A can be viewed at Legislative Council.



02:15 PM



The conferees responded to questions from the committee about transportation funding and infrastructure.







































02:38 PM



Members of the committee continued to ask questions.

BILL: Conf 16-Transportation Commission, Transportation Commission
TIME: 02:42:05 PM
MOVED: Scott
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Nolan Schriner and the reappointment of Kathy Connell, Heather Barry, Kathy Gilliland, Ed Peterson, and Steve Hofmeister to the Transportation Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Garcia
Yes
Todd
Yes
Scott
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:43 PM -- SB16-100



Senator Jahn, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-100. The bill requires that a county receive consent from a majority of municipalities in the county prior to reducing the county road and bridge fund mill levy. If a majority of municipalities do not approve of the reduction, the county is required to make an additional payment to municipalities to compensate for the reduction in road and bridge fund mill levy. Senator Jahn distributed a number of handouts (Attachments B through F).



16SenateTran0216AttachB.pdf16SenateTran0216AttachB.pdf 16SenateTran0216AttachC.pdf16SenateTran0216AttachC.pdf



16SenateTran0216AttachD.pdf16SenateTran0216AttachD.pdf 16SenateTran0216AttachE.pdf16SenateTran0216AttachE.pdf



16SenateTran0216AttachF.pdf16SenateTran0216AttachF.pdf



















02:49 PM --
Mayor John Suthers, representing the City of Colorado Springs, testified in support of the bill.



03:00 PM --
Rod Bockenfeld, representing the Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:03 PM --
Shawn Bolton, representing the Rio Blanco County Board of County Commissioners, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:08 PM --
Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



03:16 PM --
Vince Hirsch, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:24 PM --
Mayor Adam Paul, representing the City of Lakewood, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:29 PM --
Councilman John Marriott, representing the City of Arvada, testified in support of the bill.



03:33 PM --
Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.





03:41 PM



Senator Baumgardner made comments about the bill and announced that it would be laid over for action only. Senator Jahn made closing comments about the bill.





03:47 PM -- SB16-109



The committee took a brief recess.





03:58 PM



The committee returned to order. Senator Garcia, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-109. The bill requires the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) to present a plan to the Capital Development Committee (CDC) no later than July 1, 2016, detailing how it will identify its capital needs in Pueblo. The plan must explain the involvement of the Office of the State Architect, the Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting, and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) in determining how to best address CSP's capital needs.



The bill also requires CSP to submit a program plan no later than November 1, 2017, that identifies the capital needs and projected costs for a state patrol facility in Pueblo. The plan must be for a new building or to collocate CSP functions in a new CDOT Region 2 headquarters building.





















04:02 PM



Senator Garcia wrapped up his presentation of the bill and asked for a favorable recommendation.

BILL: SB16-109
TIME: 04:02:42 PM
MOVED: Garcia
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-109 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Garcia
Yes
Todd
Yes
Scott
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:03 PM -- HB16-1053



The committee took a brief recess.





04:09 PM



The committee returned to order. Senator Hill, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1053. The bill requires the Division of Oil and Public Safety in the Department of Labor and Employment to promulgate rules concerning the retail sale of hydrogen fuel for vehicles by January 1, 2017. The rules must establish minimum design, construction, location, installation, and operation standards, conforming to the minimum standards prescribed in the National Fire Protection Association's national fire code. The rules may also establish fees to offset the administrative costs incurred by the division. The division is required to begin enforcing the rules on July 1, 2017.



04:12 PM --
Jack Paterson, representing the Colorado Hydrogen Coalition, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



04:24 PM --
Mahesh Albuquerque, representing the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, came to the table to respond to questions.






















BILL: HB16-1053
TIME: 04:25:09 PM
MOVED: Todd
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1053 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Garcia
Yes
Todd
Yes
Scott
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:25 PM



The committee adjourned.