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D03132B8963EB32F87258957007E5A83 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB23-1102

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Feb 15, 2023      
Location HCR 0112



HB23-1102 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


04:00:17 PM  
The committee recessed.
04:12:07 PM  

The committee returned to order. Representatives Evans and Bird, prime sponsors, presented House Bill 23-1102, concerning the high-visibility alcohol and drug impaired driving enforcement program. Representative Bird explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Evans provided additional input on the merits of the bill. Representative Evans responded to questions regarding the application process for the grant-making program that is bolstered by the bill, and data gathering on impaired-driving under the grant program. Discussion ensued regarding administration of the programs impacted by the bill, and the status of the source of cash funds for the bill. Representative Evans responded to questions regarding stepped-up impaired driving enforcement under the grant program.

04:37:09 PM  

Rebecca Green, representing Mothers Against Drunk Driving, testified in support of HB 23-1102. Francis Lanzer, representing Mothers Against Drunk Driving, testified in support of the bill. Howard Small, representing Mothers Against Drunk Driving, testified in support of the bill. Erin Agee, representing Mothers Against Drunk Driving, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Green responded to questions regarding the breakdown of impaired driving victimization by demographic. Discussion ensued regarding how and why there are demographic disparities in impaired-driving victimization and arrests, and traffic enforcement in certain communities.  Discussion followed regarding guidelines surrounding traffic enforcement stops, and certain factors that result in traffic stops.

05:13:24 PM  

Captain Michael Honn, representing Colorado State Patrol, made himself available to answer committee questions. Mr. Glenn Davis, representing the Colorado Department of Transportation, made himself available to answer committee questions. Mr. Davis responded to questions regarding rulemaking within the department for impaired-driving enforcement. Mr. Davis responded to further questions regarding what constitutes an "episode" with respect to increased impaired-driving enforcement, such as around holidays.

05:23:07 PM  
Kara Miller, representing the Marijuana Industry Group, testified in support of the bill.

Stephanie Nunez, representing Mothers Against Drunk Driving, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Christian Gardner-Wood, representing the Boulder County District Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill.

05:29:53 PM  

Representative Evans explained the effect of amendment L.001 (Attachment F). Discussion ensued regarding the potential for additional rulemaking surrounding certain issues associated with impaired-driving enforcement.



05:35:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Evans
Seconded Snyder
Armagost
Daugherty
Epps
Evans
Garcia
Luck
Marshall
Sharbini
Snyder
Soper
Woodrow
Bacon
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:35:31 PM  
Representatives Bird and Evans provided closing remarks in support of HB 23-1102. Various committee members provided input on the merits of the bill.


05:48:51 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1102, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Evans
Seconded Armagost
Armagost Yes
Daugherty Yes
Epps Yes
Evans Yes
Garcia Yes
Luck Yes
Marshall Yes
Sharbini Yes
Snyder Yes
Soper Yes
Woodrow Yes
Bacon Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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