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h_fin_2017a_2017-04-03t13:35:08z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/03/2017

Location: LSB A

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-027



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-027 to the Committee on Appro PASS







02:04 PM -- SB17-027



Representative Melton, prime sponsor, next presented Senate Bill 17-027. The reengrossed bill increases the penalty for texting and driving to a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense, which carries a fine of $300, a jail sentence of 10 to 90 days, or both. He answered committee questions.





02:07 PM



Mr. Ryan Long, Legislative Council Staff, addressed questions from the committee. Representative Melton addressed additional questions from the committee.



02:09 PM --
Sergeant Dave Hall, representing the Colorado State Patrol, answered questions from the committee.



02:16 PM --
Ms. Susan Dane, representing Coloradans Organized for Responsible Driving, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.





02:21 PM



Mr. Long returned to the table to answer an earlier question from the committee.





02:22 PM



Representative Melton made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-027
TIME: 02:25:05 PM
MOVED: Gray
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-027 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Covarrubias
VOTE
Beckman
Excused
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Benavidez
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







02:25 PM



The committee adjourned.








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