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s_tra_2017a_2017-02-07t14:02:50z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/07/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-093



SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone Senate Bill 17-093 indefinitely using a r

Refer Senate Bill 17-093 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







02:03 PM -- SB17-093



Senator Kerr, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-093. The bill allows a bicyclist, including those on electrically assisted bicycles, to pass through an intersection without stopping if the bicyclist:

      slows to a reasonable speed;

      yields to vehicles and pedestrians; and

      can safely proceed or turn.



The same rule applies to bicyclists passing through a red light, except that the bicyclist cannot make a left-hand turn unless stopping, yielding to vehicles and pedestrians, and turning left onto a one-way street.





02:10 PM



Senator Kerr responded to questions from the committee about the language in the bill regarding left-hand turns. He displayed a short video.



02:19 PM --
Sgt. Dave Hall, representing the Colorado State Patrol, testified in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:32 PM --
Peg Ackerman, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:34 PM --
Rob Sembrat, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:36 PM --
Wayne Graham, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:39 PM --
Dianna Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:42 PM --
Spencer Compton, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:47 PM -- Alan Robertson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:49 PM --
Ian Burnett, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:51 PM --
David Lehmann, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:53 PM --
Kristina Kittelson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:56 PM --
James Hodge, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:58 PM --
Stephen Carter, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:02 PM --
Dan Grunig, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:06 PM --
James Waddell, representing Bike Denver, testified in support of the bill.



03:08 PM --
Gary Harty, representing the Lakewood Bicycle Advisory Team, testified in support of the bill.



03:11 PM --
Daniel Wardrop, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:15 PM --
Brian Weiss, representing Team Evergreen Cycling, testified in support of the bill.



03:25 PM --
Michael Raber, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:28 PM --
Michelle DiGiacomo, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:30 PM --
Ryan Schutz, representing Bikes Together, testified in support of the bill.



03:33 PM --
Rich Linke, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:35 PM --
Dr. Richard Handler, representing Team Evergreen Cycling, testified in support of the bill.



03:42 PM --
John Derunos, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:44 PM --
Richard Riecks, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:49 PM --
Greg Brophy, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.





03:59 PM



Senator Kerr wrapped up his presentation of the bill and asked for a favorable recommendation. He distributed three documents in support of the bill (Attachments A, B, and C).



17SenateTrans0207AttachA.pdf17SenateTrans0207AttachA.pdf 17SenateTrans0207AttachB.pdf17SenateTrans0207AttachB.pdf



17SenateTrans0207AttachC.pdf17SenateTrans0207AttachC.pdf



04:10 PM



Members of the committee commented about their positions on the bill.

BILL: SB17-093
TIME: 04:11:34 PM
MOVED: Todd
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-093 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Marble
No
Todd
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Baumgardner
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: SB17-093
TIME: 04:13:49 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 17-093 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 on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Marble
Yes
Todd
No
Zenzinger
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







04:14 PM



The committee adjourned.






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