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172D0E51E449831B8725881D007154F0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1314

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date Apr 7, 2022      
Location HCR 0112



HB22-1314 - Lay Over


02:37:56 PM  
Representatives Ricks and Hooton introduced House Bill 22-1314, Towing Carrier Nonconsensual Tows. The bill expands consumer towing protections and creates the Office of Tow Hearings.
02:37:57 PM  
The committee was provided with an issue brief from Legislative Council staff, which can be found here: https://leg.colorado.gov/publications/vehicle-towing-and-booting-22-01
02:53:09 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
03:03:14 PM  
Allex Luna, representing United for a New Economy, testified in support of the bill.

The testimony of Doris Morales, representing United for a New Economy, was read into the record in support of the bill.

Zach Neumann, representing The COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project, testified in support of the bill.

The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

03:27:56 PM  
Trevor Forbes, representing Wyatt's Towing and the Towing and Recovery Professionals of Colorado, testified to amend the bill.

Carlos Carrasco, representing Colorado Auto Recovery, testified in opposition to the bill.

Don DeBerry, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

04:15:15 PM  
Director Doug Dean, representing the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) and the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), testified to amend the bill.

Nate Riley, representing DORA and the PUC, was available to answer committee questions.

Deputy Director Ginny Brown, representing DORA, was available to answer committee questions.

Captain Michael Honn, representing the Colorado State Patrol, testified to amend the bill.

The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

04:42:33 PM  
Troy Porras, representing Wyatts Towing, testified in opposition to the bill.

Mark Valentine, representing Towing Holdings, LLC., and Wyatts, testified in opposition to the bill.

Michaellia Weber, representing Wyatts Towing, testified in opposition to the bill.

Ryan Elliott, representing Wyatts Towing, testified in opposition to the bill.

The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

05:04:32 PM  
Benjamin Dermer, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:07:14 PM  
Marc Hoffman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:08:17 PM  
David Seligman, representing Towards Justice, testified in support of the bill.
05:10:10 PM  
Andrea Kuwik, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.
05:14:12 PM  
Sean Perry, representing Wyatts Towing, testified in opposition to the bill.

Drew Hamrick, representing the Colorado Apartment Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

Carol Kulp, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

Troy Hutchens, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

05:28:46 PM  
Hal Fitzgerald, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

Matthew Bradow, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

Kayla Greathouse, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Sonia Sarabia, representing 9to5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Esther Turcios, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.

05:42:33 PM  
Emily Rossi, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

Marvin Quijano, representing Colorado Auto Recovery Inc., testified in opposition to the bill.

Rob Mooney, representing Towing & Recovery Professionals of Colorado and Denver West Towing, testified in opposition to the bill.

The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

05:51:59 PM  
Howard Manresa, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

Terese Howard, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Kinsey Hasstedt, representing Enterprise Community Partners, testified in support of the bill.

The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

06:02:47 PM  
Cody Carmen, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

Corine Kane, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

Tawny Peyton, representing the Rocky Mountain Home Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

Andrew Maass, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:13:50 PM  
Angela Browne, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.



Christopher Pedia, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



JoyAnn Ruscha, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified
in support of the bill.



Elisabeth Epps, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



Shaun Riley, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
06:34:14 PM  
Judy Rolfe, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:37:20 PM  
Haven Rohnert, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

William Sales, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

Andrea Chiriboga-Flor, representing 9to5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

The prior panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

06:50:31 PM  
Ean Tafoya, representing the Colorado Latino Forum, testified in support of the bill.

Mayra Perez, representing United for a New Economy, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Luna provided a translation of Ms. Perez's testimony.

Maria Lopez, representing United for a New Economy, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Luna provided a translation of Ms. Lopez's testimony.

Melissa Mejia, representing the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project, testified in support of the bill.

07:03:58 PM  
Additional testimony that was submitted to the committee for consideration is provided as Attachment C.
07:05:03 PM  
The bill sponsors returned to the table to discuss potential amendments. The chair laid the bill over for action only at a later date.






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