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2272C8084B41C20A8725851200819A1A Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-151

SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date Feb 18, 2020      
Location Old Supreme Court Chamber



SB20-151 - Committee Discussion Only

04:35:48 PM  
Senators Tate and Rodriguez, co-prime sponsors,
introduced Senate Bill 20-151, concerning the administration of the Regional
Transportation District (RTD).  
The bill modifies
the act establishing the district, including adding factors that must be
considered when changing services and fees; prohibiting discrimination
against people with disabilities; authorizing the Transportation Legislation
Review Committee to review compliance with the law; adding governor appointees
and the state treasuerer and director of the Department of Transportation
to the board; creating contribution limits for board of director candidates;
increasing the number of meetings for the board; allowing for commercial
and retail services at facilities; requiring specific audits of RTD be
completed by the Office of the State Auditor; and whistle blower protections
to certain employees and contractors. A handout was provided (Attachment
F).
04:46:14 PM  
Julie Recsken, representing the Colorado
Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC), testified in support of the bill.
04:58:13 PM  
Jordon Pryczysnski, representing Good Business
Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Pryczysnski answered
questions from the committee.
05:03:32 PM  
Angie Rivera-Malipede, representing RTD,
testified in opposition to the bill.
 Ms. Rivera-Malipede
provided a handout (Attachment G).
05:06:49 PM  
Margaret Atencio, representing herself,
testified in opposition to the bill.
05:09:50 PM  
Ann Rajewski, representing the Colorado
Association of Transit Agencies, testified in opposition the bill.
05:11:34 PM  
Jenifer Ross-Amato, representing RTD, testified
in opposition to the bill.
05:15:10 PM  
Mark Kollasch, representing Disability
Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Kevin Williams, representing
CCDC, testified in support of the bill.  Andrew Montoya, representing
the CCDC, testified in support of the bill.
05:23:21 PM  
George Twigg, representing the U.S. 36
Mayors and Commissioners Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Twigg provided a handout (Attachment H).  Heather McKulp,
representing RTD, testified in opposition to the bill.  Joseph Lamers,
representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:33:55 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
05:35:16 PM  
Tina McDonald, representing the CCDC, testified
on the bill.  Dawn Russell, representing American Disabled for Attendant
Programs Today (ADAPT), testified in support of the bill. Jackie Mitchell,
representing ADAPT, testified in support of the bill.

05:49:48 PM  
Bill McMullen, representing himself, testified
in opposition to the bill.  Lamy Silva, representing RTD, testified
in opposition to the bill.
05:58:47 PM  
The witnesses responded to committee questions.
05:59:05 PM  
Danny Katz, representing CoPIRG Colorado,
testified in support of the bill.  Curtis Edwards, representing Conservation
Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Juda Ruscha, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.  Vicki Davis, representing
Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:12:38 PM  
Jennifer Gross, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.  Denee Donelson, representing the Rocky Mountain
Bus Riders Union, testified in opposition to the bill.  Kate Williams,
representing the Denver Regional and Mobility Access Council, testified
on the bill.  Ms. Williams provided handouts (Attachments I and J).
06:12:39 PM  
The bill was laid over to March 3, 2020 at the request of
the sponsors.






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