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9D5EB14C91A3A210872589950050430D Hearing Summary

SB23-028 - Committee Discussion Only

08:36:43 AM  

Senator Gonzales called the conference committee on Senate Bill 23-028, penalty for commercial vehicle offenses, to order.  A quorum was present. 

Representative  Weissman distributed and explained CLSB028.001, which asks that the Senate accede to the House amendments made to the bill and that the rerevised bill be adopted without change (Attachment A).  He discussed the bill's history and reasons for the proposed amendments. 



08:42:07 AM  

Committee discussion followed about the proposed amendment, including the stakeholder process, the role of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice in making recommendations, vehicle operators, employers, and valid driver's licenses. 

Committee members further discussed civil consequences for employers who allow employees to drive without a valid driver's license. 



08:55:59 AM  

Committee discussion continued about the proposed amendment and the CCJJ. 


08:58:45 AM
Motion Adopt First Draft Report CLSB028.001
Moved Weissman
Hinrichsen No
Pelton R. No
Soper Yes
Weissman Yes
Epps Yes
Gonzales Yes
YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
08:58:46 AM  

The motion failed (two members from each chamber did not vote affirmatively.)

Senator Gonzales distributed and explained CLSB028.002, which addresses employer penalties (Attachment B). 

Committee discussion followed about creating a new felony for subsequent offenses. 

Committee members requested to meet again to work on an agreed upon amendment. 


09:06:04 AM
Motion Adopt CLSB028.002
Moved Hinrichsen
Hinrichsen Yes
Pelton R. No
Soper No
Weissman No
Epps No
Gonzales Yes
YES: 2   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL

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