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h_jud_2017a_2017-04-25t13:40:44z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/25/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1277



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B). The motion w

Refer House Bill 17-1277, as amended, to the Commi
PASS



PASS







01:41 PM -- HB17-1277



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Mitsch Bush, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1277, concerning the authority of the Department of Revenue to suspend the license of a driver who leaves the scene of an accident involving serious bodily injury. Representative Mitsch Bush explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. She also explained the effect of amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The following persons testified regarding HB 17-1277:



17HouseJud0425AttachA.pdf17HouseJud0425AttachA.pdf



01:46 PM --
Sergeant Dave Hall, representing the Colorado State Patrol, testified in support of the bill. Sergeant Hall responded to questions regarding the intent of the legislation, and addressed the issue of data collection by law enforcement on hit-and-run accidents. Sergeant Hall responded to questions regarding the timing of the driver's license revocation under the bill, and the effect of amendment L.001. Discussion ensued regarding due process issues associated with enforcing the bill's provisions.





01:58 PM



Discussion ensued regarding how a driver's license could be revoked and suspended at the same time, and the levels of law enforcement affected by the bill. Discussion returned to due process issues.



02:04 PM --
Mr. Ted Trujillo, representing the Department of Revenue, testified on the bill. Mr. Trujillo responded to questions regarding appropriate restrictions for probationary licenses under HB 17-1277, and the officers in charge of issuing probationary licenses. Mr. Trujillo responded to questions regarding the caseload handled by these officers, and addressed certain due process issues discussed earlier.



02:13 PM --
Ms. Wave Dreher, representing AAA Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Dreher discussed the impact of hit-and-run accidents.



02:15 PM --
Mr. Ted Heyd, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Heyd discussed the scope of hit-and-run accidents involving bicyclists. Mr. Heyd responded to questions regarding such accidents involving bicyclists where the motorists are unaware that they have struck a bicyclist.





02:19 PM

BILL: HB17-1277
TIME: 02:19:43 PM
MOVED: Salazar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed on a vote of 7-3.
SECONDED: Melton
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Carver
No
Foote
Yes
Herod
Yes
Lundeen
No
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Willett
Excused
Wist
No
Salazar
Yes
Lee
Yes
YES: 7 NO: 3 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:20 PM



The committee recessed.





02:24 PM



The committee returned to order.





02:29 PM



Representative Weissman explained the effect of amendment L.003 (Attachment B). Discussion ensued regarding potential inconsistencies for notice under the bill should amendment L.003 pass. Mr. Trujillo returned to provide input on the issue.



17HouseJud0425AttachB.pdf17HouseJud0425AttachB.pdf

BILL: HB17-1277
TIME: 02:29:43 PM
MOVED: Weissman
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B). The motion was withdrawn.
SECONDED: Salazar
VOTE
Benavidez
Carver
Foote
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Weissman
Willett
Wist
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:





02:32 PM

BILL: HB17-1277
TIME: 02:32:35 PM
MOVED: Salazar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1277, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Wist
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Carver
Yes
Foote
Yes
Herod
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Willett
Yes
Wist
Yes
Salazar
Yes
Lee
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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