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s_tra_2016a_2016-04-26t14:02:00z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/26/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1319



SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 16-1319 indefinitely using a r

Refer House Bill 16-1319 to the Committee of the W


FAIL







02:35 PM -- HB16-1319



The committee returned to order. Senator Kefalas, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1319. The reengrossed bill prohibits the visual exhibition of smoke, often referred to as "coal rolling," which is defined in the bill as the knowing release of high quantities of emissions from an exhaust system in a light-duty diesel vehicle into the air and onto roadways in order to harass another vehicle, bicyclist, or pedestrian, or to obstruct or obscure the view of another driver, roadway user, or a traffic control device. Under the bill, visual exhibition of smoke is a class A traffic infraction punishable by a fine of $35 and 2 points assessed against the violator's driving record for each offense.



Senator Kefalas distributed two letters of support for the bill (Attachments B and C).



16SenateTran0426AttachB.pdf16SenateTran0426AttachB.pdf 16SenateTran0426AttachC.pdf16SenateTran0426AttachC.pdf



02:41 PM --
Lieutenant Craig Horton, representing the Fort Collins Police Department, testified in support of the bill.



02:50 PM --
Doug Decker, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill.



02:51 PM --
Meghan Dollar, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.



02:53 PM --
Dan Grunig, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



02:55 PM --
Chris Johnson, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Sheriff Johnson responded to questions from the committee.



03:08 PM -- Sean Lara, representing the Fort Collins Subaru Club, testified in support of the bill.





03:13 PM



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

BILL: HB16-1319
TIME: 03:14:52 PM
MOVED: Todd
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1319 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Garcia
Yes
Scheffel
No
Todd
Yes
Scott
No
Baumgardner
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: HB16-1319
TIME: 03:15:20 PM
MOVED: Scott
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1319 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Garcia
Scheffel
Todd
Scott
Baumgardner
Final YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:





03:15 PM



The committee took a brief recess.








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