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S_TRA_2016A 03/22/2016 01:58:32 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

Date: 03/22/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:58 PM to 03:06 PM
Cooke
*
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:
HB16-1169

HB16-1231
Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:58 PM -- HB16-1169



Senator Roberts, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1169. The bill would allow existing members of the State Transportation Advisory Committee (STAC) from the Southern Ute Indian and Ute Mountain Ute Indian tribes to vote on STAC matters. Senator Roberts distributed an information packet to the committee (Attachment A) and responded to questions from the committee.



16SenateTran0322AttachA.pdf16SenateTran0322AttachA.pdf



02:03 PM --
Regina Lopez Whiteskunk, representing the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council, testified in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



02:08 PM --
Miriam Gillow-Wiles, representing the Southwest Transportation Planning Region, testified in support of the bill.

































02:11 PM



Senator Roberts wrapped up her presentation on the bill and asked for a favorable recommendation.

BILL: HB16-1169
TIME: 02:11:44 PM
MOVED: Scott
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1169 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0, with 1 excused.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Excused
Garcia
Yes
Todd
Yes
Scott
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:13 PM -- HB16-1231



Senator Carroll, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1231. The reengrossed bill limits the authority of state and local governments to use automated vehicle identification systems at traffic signals (red light cameras) to detect violations. Under the bill, red light cameras may only be used within a school zone, a construction or repair zone, or on a major roadway intended to serve through traffic, criteria for which are outlined in the bill. The bill requires any governmental entity that assesses fines using a red light camera to use that revenue solely for traffic safety improvements, enforcement, and other related purposes. A strike-below amendment, L.007 (Attachment B), was distributed and explained.



16SenateTran0322AttachB.pdf16SenateTran0322AttachB.pdf



02:24 PM --
Lieutenant Ted Block, representing the Denver Police Department, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:28 PM --
Kristen Forrestal, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to explain amendment L.007.



02:29 PM --
Sergeant Michael Farr, representing the Denver Police Department, testified in opposition to the bill.





















02:33 PM --
Ted Porras, representing the Denver Police Department, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:48 PM --
Lieutenant Craig Horton, representing the Fort Collins Police Department, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:53 PM --
Commander Matt Rippy, representing the Commerce City Police Department, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:56 PM --
Meghan Dollar, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill. She stated that both the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police and the Colorado State Patrol are opposed to the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



03:00 PM --
Ed Shackelford, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He distributed written copies of his testimony (Attachment C).



16SenateTran0322AttachC.pdf16SenateTran0322AttachC.pdf

BILL: HB16-1231
TIME: 03:04:47 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment B). The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Garcia
No
Todd
No
Scott
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







































03:05 PM



Senator Carroll wrapped up her presentation of the bill and asked for a favorable recommendation.

BILL: HB16-1231
TIME: 03:05:42 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1231, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Garcia
No
Todd
No
Scott
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:06 PM



The committee adjourned.


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