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5699E92E3A47DFD6872583A000057BF5 Hearing Summary


Date Feb 12, 2019      
Location HCR 0112

HB19-1146 - Postponed Indefinitely

06:00:03 PM  

The committee recessed.

06:09:41 PM  

The committee returned to order. Representatives Roberts and McKean, prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1146, concerning the offense of tandem DUI per se.  Representative Roberts noted that the sponsors would be asking for the bill to be postponed indefinitely, and provided background on the legislation. Representative McKean provided additional input on the intent of the bill.

06:15:28 PM  

The following persons testified regarding HB 19-1146:

Mr. Robert Chase, representing the Colorado Coalition of Patients and Caregivers, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Chase rebutted claims made during earlier conversation, and cited a National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration study on cannabis and crash risk. He discussed past legislation concerning DUI, and certain ramifications should the bill pass.

Mr. Ed Wood, representing DUID Victim Voices, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Wood explained why certain DUI laws are flawed, and rebutted earlier testimony.

Chief Robert Ticer, representing the Loveland Police Department, testified in support of the bill. Chief Ticer explained how law enforcement polices impairment during traffic stops, and discussed testing for different types of substances.

Dr. David Timken, representing the Center for Impaired Driving Research and Evaluation, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Timpken explained how the bill is sound scientifically. Chief Ticer responded to questions regarding training to detect impairment in drivers.

06:39:37 PM  

Representatives McKean and Roberts provided closing remarks on HB 19-1146.

06:42:59 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1146 indefinitely.
Moved Roberts
Seconded McKean
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Galindo Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Excused
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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