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s_tra_2016a_2016-03-22t13:58:32z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/22/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1231



SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment B). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1231, as amended, to the Commi
PASS

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.




The House and Senate are temporarily adjourned.  The building is closed to the public.

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