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50B7E8D579412C3D87258ABA007C7F25 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB24-036

SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date Feb 5, 2024      
Location SCR 352



SB24-036 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance

03:39:53 PM  
Senator Cutter, co-prime sponsor, introduced and explained Senate Bill 24-036 Vulnerable Road User Protection Enterprise. The bill creates the Vulnerable Road User Protection Enterprise and levies new registration fees on certain passenger vehicles and light trucks to fund infrastructure improvement projects.
03:50:21 PM  
Senator Winter, co-prime sponsor, continued to explain the bill.
03:53:20 PM  
The sponsors answered questions from the committee.
04:00:31 PM  
The sponsors continued to answer questions from the committee.
04:07:34 PM  
Matt Frommer, representing Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in support of the bill. Cassie Tanner, representing AAA, testified in support of the bill. Beverly Stables, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.
04:17:27 PM  
Rachel Hultin, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Jill Locantore, representing
Denver Streets Partnership, testified in support of the bill. Andy Kerr,
representing Counties & Commissioners Acting Together, Bicycle Colorado,
testified in support of the bill. Aubrey Wilde, representing Colorado Coalition
for the Homeless, testified in support of the bill.
04:27:34 PM  
Keith Reed, representing
themself and Denver Bicycle Lobby, testified in support of the bill. Triny
Willerton, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
04:38:17 PM  
The prior panel answered questions from the committee.
04:38:40 PM  
RJ Boyle, representing
Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill. Eugene Howard, representing
Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

04:40:07 PM  
San Lee, representing Colorado Department of Transportation, was available to answer committee questions. Brandon Huseman, representing Division of Motor Vehicles - Department of Revenue, was available to answer committee questions. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
04:50:35 PM  
Jaime Lewis, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Ashley Seaward, representing PeopleForBikes Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
04:56:00 PM  
Cory Gaines, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill.
04:59:22 PM  
Dianna Orf, representing Asssociated Governments of NW Colorado, testified to amend the bill. Peter Piccolo, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Jacob Belgrad, representing GreenLatinos, testified in support of the bill. Matthew Groves, representing Colorado Auto Dealers Association, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
05:06:20 PM  
Matthew Groves answered
questions from the committee
05:12:18 PM  
Renee Larrarte, representing
Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ryan Schuchard,
representing City of Boulder (as City Councilmember), testified in support
of the bill. Mark Ruzzin, representing Boulder County Commissioners Office,
testified in support of the bill.
05:20:56 PM  
Ruth Hund, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Becky English, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Kristin Stephens, representing
Counties & Commissioners Acting Together (CCAT), testified in support
of the bill
05:30:24 PM  
Marie Venner, representing various groups, testified in support of the bill. Anita Seitz, representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support of the bill.
05:30:25 PM  
Written testimony is included as Attachment D.
05:38:00 PM  
The sponsors explained
L.001 (Attachment E), L.002 (Attachment F), L.003 (Attachment G), and L.004
(Attachment H).
05:38:11 PM  
The sponsors further
explained the amendments


05:39:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Winter F.
Seconded
Cutter
Exum
Hinrichsen
Pelton B.
Simpson
Priola
Winter F.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:40:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Cutter
Seconded
Cutter
Exum
Hinrichsen
Pelton B.
Simpson
Priola
Winter F.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:41:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Winter F.
Seconded
Cutter
Exum
Hinrichsen
Pelton B.
Simpson
Priola
Winter F.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:41:37 PM  
The sponsors responded to questions about L.004


05:43:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Cutter
Seconded
Cutter
Exum
Hinrichsen
Pelton B.
Simpson
Priola
Winter F.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:43:45 PM  
The sponsors gave closing comments.
05:44:23 PM  
Committee members gave comments on the bill.
05:44:38 PM  
The sponsors answered questions from the committee.


05:51:25 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 24-036, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Cutter
Seconded
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Hinrichsen Yes
Pelton B. No
Simpson No
Priola Yes
Winter F. Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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