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A41D3AC10F9642D9872583DD0075DD7F Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1298

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date Apr 15, 2019      
Location HCR 0112



HB19-1298 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:27:29 PM  

Representative Melton introduced House Bill 19-1298 concerning the use of electric motor vehicle charging stations for parking a motor vehicle. The bill authorizes the owner of a plug-in electric motor vehicle charging station to install a sign that identifies the station.  Once the sign is installed a person is prohibited from parking in the space if the vehicle is not an electric vehicle and using the charging station for parking if the electric vehicle is not charging.  An electric vehicle is presumed to not be charging if the electric vehicle is not connected to the charger for longer than 30 minutes.  A person may park an electric vehicle at a charging station after the vehicle is fully charged in a parking lot that serves clients staying at a lodging parked overnight; that serves an airport if the person is a client of the aiport and has parked the vehicle in the lot to charge when traveling; or between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.  The penalty for a violation is a $350 fine and a $64 surcharge.  Representative Melton also introduced amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments F and G).

03:31:42 PM  

The committee questioned the bill sponsor about the specifics of the bill, enforcement, property owner rules for parking in charging station stalls, to which state funds fees are transferred, use of malfunctioning spaces, charging stations at airports or lodging, charging stations at the Capitol, and parking signs.

03:42:13 PM  

Kelly Sloan, representing the Freedom to Drive Coalition, testified neutral to the bill.

03:44:13 PM  

Matthew Groves, representing the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association, testified neutral to the bill.  The association is in support of the bill with the amendment.

03:45:33 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about parking signs and exceptions to parking in electric vehicle charging stalls.

03:48:48 PM  

Sean Mitchell, representing the Denver Tesla Club, testified in support of the bill.

03:50:08 PM  

Jan Berger, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:53:34 PM  

Kamala Vanderkolk, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:54:58 PM  

R.J. Harrington, representing Sustainable Action Consulting, testified in support of the bill.  He provided a handout (Attachment H).

03:59:01 PM  

Alexander Tieman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:00:46 PM  

Stan Sunderwirth, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:03:44 PM  

Nic Ansuini, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:08:43 PM  

Representative Melton explained amendment L.001 (Attachment F).



04:09:11 PM
Motion Amendment L.001 (Attachment F)
Moved Exum
Seconded Valdez D.
Catlin
Froelich
Galindo
Hooton
Humphrey
Lewis
Liston
Valdez A. Excused
Valdez D.
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:09:42 PM  

Representative Melton explained amendment L.002 (Attachment G).

04:10:55 PM  

The committee made comments about the amendment.



04:12:04 PM
Motion Amendment L.002 (Attachment G)
Moved Galindo
Seconded Exum
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Hooton Excused
Humphrey No
Lewis No
Liston No
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
04:12:24 PM  

Representative Melton made closing remarks about the bill.

04:13:39 PM  

The committee made closing remarks about the bill.



04:17:37 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1298, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Galindo
Seconded Valdez A.
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Lewis No
Liston No
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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