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S_TRA_2017A 04/11/2017 01:30 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

Date: 04/11/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:30 PM to 05:52 PM
Scott
*
Todd
X
Place: SCR 352
Zenzinger
X
Cooke
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 17-Transportation Commission

SB17-270

HB17-1205

SB17-278

HB17-1213

SB17-286

HB17-1242
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Amended, Referred to Senate Finance





01:31 PM -- Confirmation of Transportation Commission



Shailen Bhatt, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Transportation, introduced Robert "Rocky" Scott, who is being appointed to the Transportation Commission. Mr. Scott explained his reasons for wanting to serve on the commission. He discussed his personal and professional backgrounds. The committee was provided with a packet of information about Mr. Scott's appointment (Attachment A).



17SenateTran0411AttachA.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachA.pdf




































BILL: Conf 17-Transportation Commission
TIME: 01:35:01 PM
MOVED: Cooke
MOTION: Refer the appointment of 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 4-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Scott
Yes
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Excused
Cooke
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:37 PM -- SB17-270



Senator Baumgardner, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-270. This bill requires the Transportation Legislation Review Committee (TLRC) to study the costs, benefits, practicality, effects, and implementation of replacing the standard issue license plates for motor vehicles during the 2017 interim. He distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment B).



17SenateTran0411AttachB.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachB.pdf

BILL: SB17-270
TIME: 01:39:03 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Scott
Todd
Zenzinger
Cooke
Baumgardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection










BILL: SB17-270
TIME: 01:39:20 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-270, as amended, 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
Scott
Yes
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:40 PM -- HB17-1205



Senator Martinez Humenik, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1205. The bill changes the definition of salvage vehicle to mean a vehicle damaged by collision, fire, flood, accident, trespass, or other occurrence, and determined to be a total loss by the insurer or other person acting on behalf of the owner. Hail damage and theft are not included in this definition.



01:42 PM --
Todd O'Connell, representing the Colorado Independent Automobile Dealers Association, testified in support of the bill.























































01:43 PM --
R.J. Hicks, representing the Colorado Auto Recyclers Association, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1205
TIME: 01:44:25 PM
MOVED: Todd
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1205 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
Scott
Yes
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:45 PM -- SB17-278



Senator Coram, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-278. The bill prohibits the nuisance exhibition of motor vehicle exhaust, which is the knowing release of soot, smoke, or other particulate emissions, from a motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 pounds or less. If the exhaust obstructs or obscures another person's view of the roadway, other users of the roadway, a traffic control device, or otherwise creates a hazard to a driver, bicyclist, or pedestrian, it is a class A traffic infraction, punishable by a fine of $100 and a surcharge of $10. All vehicles used for commercial activities are exempt from the bill.



01:50 PM --
Greg Fulton, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, testified in support of the bill.



01:53 PM --
Michael Raber, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



01:56 PM --
Morgan Cullen, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.



01:58 PM --
Theresa Conley, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



02:00 PM --
Dan Grunig, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.





02:02 PM



The committee took a brief recess.











02:02 PM



The committee returned to order.

BILL: SB17-278
TIME: 02:02:54 PM
MOVED: Todd
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-278 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Scott
Yes
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Cooke
No
Baumgardner
No
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:03 PM -- HB17-1213



Majority Leader Holbert, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1213. Under current law, the Department of Revenue (DOR) provides a beneficiary designation form that allows the owner or joint owners of a vehicle to arrange for the transfer of the vehicle's title to a named beneficiary upon the owner's or owners' death. The bill assigns the responsibility of providing beneficiary designation forms to the Division of Motor Vehicles within the Department of Revenue (DOR), rather than DOR itself.



The bill clarifies that a personal representative of the estate of a deceased vehicle owner, a successor, or a person acting on behalf of the successor, are not liable for obtaining a new vehicle title or for transferring the vehicle title if they have no knowledge of a valid beneficiary designation form.


BILL: HB17-1213
TIME: 02:08:03 PM
MOVED: Todd
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1213 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
Scott
Yes
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:09 PM -- SB17-286



Majority Leader Holbert, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-286. This bill clarifies that a person with a disability may obtain a temporary instruction permit for driving using the existing procedures and requirements that apply to other instruction permits, modified based on the disability. This instruction permit expires after three years. Additionally, this bill instructs the Department of Revenue (DOR) to make a reasonable effort to ensure that confidential records are not accessible to the public. DOR must establish procedures to protect the contents of the records against inadvertent disclosure.



02:12 PM --
Col. Curtis Dale, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: SB17-286
TIME: 02:18:06 PM
MOVED: Cooke
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-286 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
Scott
Yes
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS

















02:18 PM -- HB17-1242



President Grantham and Senator Baumgardner, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1242. This reengrossed bill refers a ballot question to voters at the November 2017 election. All other portions of the bill are conditional upon voter approval of the ballot question. If such approval occurs, the bill will make a number of changes to state transportation funding.



02:25 PM --
Mayor Herb Atchinson, representing the Denver Regional Council of Governments, Impact 64, and the city of Westminster, testified in support of the bill.



02:29 PM --
Mayor Cathy Noon, representing the Metro Mayors' Caucus and the city of Centennial, testified in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee about a list of projects that would be funded under the bill.



02:33 PM --
Tim Mauck, representing Clear Creek County, testified in support of the bill. He distributed a letter of support from a Sterling City Council Member (Attachment C).



17SenateTran0411AttachC.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachC.pdf



02:38 PM --
Joe Kiely, representing the Ports to Plains Alliance and the town of Limon, testified in support of the bill.



02:42 PM --
Shailen Bhatt, representing the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:49 PM --
Christian Reece, representing Club 20, testified in support of the bill. She expressed concerns about some of the amendments added in the House.



02:53 PM --
Ivor Hill, representing Action 22, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:57 PM --
Miriam Gillow-Wiles, representing the Southwest Transportation Planning Region, testified in support of the bill with amendments.



02:59 PM --
Cathy Schull, representing Pro 15, testified in support of the bill.



03:02 PM --
Bruce Benson, representing the University of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:03 PM --
Kelly Brough, representing the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in support of the bill.

























03:12 PM --
Bob Golden, representing the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.



03:14 PM --
Loren Furman, representing the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, testified in support of the bill.



03:17 PM --
Margaret Bowes, representing the I-70 Coalition, testified in support of the bill.



03:19 PM --
Kevin Doran, representing the Aurora Competitive Council, testified in support of the bill.



03:22 PM --
Christine Staberg, representing Vail Resorts, testified in support of the bill.



03:23 PM --
Chris Linsmayer, representing Colorado Ski Country U.S.A., testified in support of the bill.



03:24 PM --
Don Shawcroft, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.



03:26 PM --
Ellen Stern, representing the Childrens Hospital of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:28 PM --
Terry Livermore, representing Livewell Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:31 PM --
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill. He distributed a written statement (Attachment D).



17SenateTran0411AttachD.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachD.pdf



03:34 PM --
Dianne Criswell, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.



03:38 PM --
Tony Milo, representing the Colorado Contractors Association, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:49 PM --
Marilen Reimer, representing Associated General Contractors of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:52 PM --
Elena Wilken, representing the Colorado Association of Transit Agencies, testified in support of the bill.



03:54 PM --
David May, representing the Fix Colorado Roads Alliance, testified in support of some portions of the bill and in opposition to others. He responded to questions from the committee about possible amendments.























03:58 PM --
Greg Fulton, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, testified in support of some portions of the bill and in opposition to others.





04:07 PM



Committee discussion continued with Mr. May and Mr. Fulton.



04:13 PM --
Terri Binder, representing Club 20, testified in support of the bill.



04:17 PM --
Dan Blankenship, representing the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, testified in support of the bill. He provided a packet of information to the committee (Attachment E).



17SenateTran0411AttachE.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachE.pdf



04:21 PM --
Stephen Allen, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to questions from the committee. He distributed a resolution from the Douglas County Republicans (Attachment F).



17SenateTran0411AttachF.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachF.pdf



04:24 PM --
Becky English, representing the Colorado Renewable Energy Society and the Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill. She distributed a letter from the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (Attachment G).



17SenateTran0411AttachG.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachG.pdf



04:31 PM --
Norm Steen, representing Teller County, testified in support of the bill.



04:35 PM --
Chris Stiffler, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in opposition to the bill and answered questions from the committee.



04:38 PM --
Richard Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:42 PM --
Monica Martinez Vargas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Her statement was offered in Spanish and translated into English for the committee.



04:49 PM --
Danny Katz, representing CoPIRG, testified in support of the bill.























04:49 PM --
Rachel Beck, representing the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation, testified in support of several portions of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.





05:00 PM



The committee took a brief recess.





05:09 PM



The committee returned to order. President Grantham thanked the committee and the witnesses.

BILL: HB17-1242
TIME: 05:12:20 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.122 (Attachment H). The motion passed without objection.

17SenateTran0411AttachH.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachH.pdf
SECONDED:
VOTE
Scott
Todd
Zenzinger
Cooke
Baumgardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection








































BILL: HB17-1242
TIME: 05:14:54 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.132 (Attachment I). The motion passed without objection.

17SenateTran0411AttachI.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachI.pdf
SECONDED:
VOTE
Scott
Todd
Zenzinger
Cooke
Baumgardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1242
TIME: 05:19:20 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.133 (Attachment J). The motion passed without objection.

17SenateTran0411AttachJ.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachJ.pdf
SECONDED:
VOTE
Scott
Todd
Zenzinger
Cooke
Baumgardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
























BILL: HB17-1242
TIME: 05:23:19 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.125 (Attachment K). The motion passed without objection.

17SenateTran0411AttachK.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachK.pdf
SECONDED:
VOTE
Scott
Todd
Zenzinger
Cooke
Baumgardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1242
TIME: 05:24:25 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.126 (Attachment L). The motion passed without objection.

17SenateTran0411AttachL.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachL.pdf
SECONDED:
VOTE
Scott
Todd
Zenzinger
Cooke
Baumgardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
























BILL: HB17-1242
TIME: 05:26:43 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.127 (Attachment M). The motion passed without objection.

17SenateTran0411AttachM.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachM.pdf
SECONDED:
VOTE
Scott
Todd
Zenzinger
Cooke
Baumgardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1242
TIME: 05:28:35 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.128 (Attachment N). The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.

17SenateTran0411AttachN.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachN.pdf
SECONDED:
VOTE
Scott
Yes
Todd
No
Zenzinger
No
Cooke
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS






















BILL: HB17-1242
TIME: 05:31:47 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.129 (Attachment O). The motion passed without objection.

17SenateTran0411AttachO.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachO.pdf
SECONDED:
VOTE
Scott
Todd
Zenzinger
Cooke
Baumgardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1242
TIME: 05:32:14 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.134 (Attachment Q). The motion passed without objection.

17SenateTran0411AttachQ.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachQ.pdf
SECONDED:
VOTE
Scott
Todd
Zenzinger
Cooke
Baumgardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
























BILL: HB17-1242
TIME: 05:35:32 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.130 (Attachment P). The motion passed without objection.

17SenateTran0411AttachP.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachP.pdf
SECONDED:
VOTE
Scott
Todd
Zenzinger
Cooke
Baumgardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1242
TIME: 05:36:07 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.135 (Attachment R). The motion passed without objection.

17SenateTran0411AttachR.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachR.pdf
SECONDED:
VOTE
Scott
Todd
Zenzinger
Cooke
Baumgardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






















BILL: HB17-1242
TIME: 05:36:54 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.136 (Attachment S). The motion passed without objection.

17SenateTran0411AttachS.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachS.pdf
SECONDED:
VOTE
Scott
Todd
Zenzinger
Cooke
Baumgardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1242
TIME: 05:37:18 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.137 (Attachment T). The motion passed without objection.

17SenateTran0411AttachT.pdf17SenateTran0411AttachT.pdf
SECONDED:
VOTE
Scott
Todd
Zenzinger
Cooke
Baumgardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





























05:41 PM



Senator Baumgardner and President Grantham wrapped up their presentation of the bill and asked for a favorable recommendation. Members of the committee commented about their positions on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1242
TIME: 05:50:53 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1242, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Scott
No
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Cooke
No
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





05:52 PM



The committee adjourned.


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