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H_TLG_2019A 04/15/2019 02:24:40 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 04/15/2019
Attendance
Catlin X
Froelich X
Galindo X
Hooton X
Humphrey X
Lewis X
Liston X
Valdez A. X
Valdez D. X
Exum *
Gray X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 02:24:40 PM to 04:40:57 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Gray
This Report was prepared by April Bernard
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1295 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-159 Referred to House Finance
SB19-160 Referred to House Finance
HB19-1298 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-054 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

HB19-1295 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:24:55 PM  

Speaker Becker introduced House Bill 19-1295 concerning a requirement that the county treasurer in specified counties serve as the public trustee for the county. Starting July 1, 2020, the bill specifies that the county treasurer for each class 2 county will serve as public trustee for the county. The county treasurer must create a transition plan for the new duties of public trustee. The county treasurer is authorized to consider incorporating staff of the appointed trustee's office into the treasurer's office.  The Speaker talked about two handouts (Attachments A and B).

02:31:19 PM  

Representative Rich made opening remarks about the bill.

02:31:57 PM  

The committee questioned the bill sponsors about witnesses testifying and classes of counties.

02:34:47 PM  

The committee questioned the bill sponsors on oversight of the public trustee office and witnesses.

02:41:54 PM  

John Lafebvre, representing Weld County, testified in support of the bill

02:43:00 PM  

Sue Sandstrom, representing Arapahoe County, testified in support of the bill.

02:43:43 PM  

Jerry DiTullio, representing Jefferson County, testified in support of the bill.  He provided a letter (Attachment C).

02:45:28 PM  

Debra Johnson, representing the City and County of Denver, testified in support of the bill.

02:46:37 PM  

Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.  He provided a packet to the committee (Attachment D).

02:48:29 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about the wage for public trustees.

02:51:37 PM  

Representative Rich talked about amendment L.001 (Attachment E).



02:52:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E)
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Valdez D.
Catlin
Froelich
Galindo
Hooton
Humphrey
Lewis
Liston
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Exum Excused
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:52:21 PM  

The sponsors made closing remarks about the bill.

02:55:22 PM  

The committee made closing remarks about the bill.



02:57:20 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1295, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Hooton
Seconded Humphrey
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Galindo No
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lewis Yes
Liston Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. No
Exum No
Gray Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-159 - Referred to House Finance


02:58:10 PM  

Representative McCluskie introduced Senate Bill 19-159 concerning the continuation of the passenger tramway safety board, and, in connection therewith, implementing some of the recommendations contained in the 2018 sunset report by the Department of Regulatory Agencies.  The bill continues the functions of the board until 2030.  In addition, the bill removes the requirement that letters of admonition be sent by certified mail and replaces references to the program administrator with references to the program director. 

03:00:37 PM  

Larisa Wilder, representing Parents for Safe Skiing, testified in support of the bill if amended.

03:04:19 PM  

Evan Banker, representing Chalat, Hatten and Banker PC, testified in support of the bill if amended.

03:07:23 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about recommended changes from the sunset review.

03:07:50 PM  

Brendan McGuire, representing Vail Resorts, testified in support of the bill.

03:09:01 PM  

Melanie Mills, representing Colorado Ski Country U.S.A., testified in support of the bill.

03:10:24 PM  

The committee questioned the witnesses about accidents on tramways, including reporting of accidents, responsibility of skiers and lift operators, and the cooperation and structure of Vail Resorts and Colorado Ski Country U.S.A.

03:19:35 PM  

Representative McCluskie made closing remarks about the bill.



03:21:21 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-159 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Galindo
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lewis Yes
Liston Yes
Valdez A. Excused
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-160 - Referred to House Finance


03:21:40 PM  

Representative McCluskie made opening remarks about Senate Bill 19-160 concerning continuaton of the river outfitter licensing program.  The bill implements recommendations of the Department of Regulatory Agencies in its sunset review.  The licensing of river outfitters by the Division of Parks and Wildlife within the Department of Natural Resources will continue until September 1, 2028.  The bill exempts the training of guides, trip leaders, and guide instructors from the authority of the Private Occupational Schools Division in the Department of Higher Education.  The bill also requires the Parks and Wildlife Commission to create rules on insurance requirements for vehicles used by river outfitters.  There was no testimony on the bill.



03:24:02 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-160 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Galindo
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lewis Yes
Liston Yes
Valdez A. Excused
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:24:03 PM  

The committee took a short recess.

03:27:04 PM  

The committee came back to order.



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



SB19-054 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


04:18:40 PM  

Representative Valdez D. introduced Senate Bill 19-054 concerning the regulation of surplus military vehicles for the purposes of operation on the highway.  The bill includes in the definition of "motor vehicle" vehicles built for the military and commonly used by the United States armed forces to transport persons or property over the highway.  These vehicles are defined as "demilitarized motor vehicles" and are exempted from the emissions standards and the requirement to have a physical inspection for roadworthiness.

04:20:22 PM  

The committee questioned the bill sponsor and the bill drafter, Jery Payne, about the purchase of military vehicles, the definition of military vehicles and historical military vehicles, who determines which vehicles are of historical value, other witnesses, the safety clause, and titles for military vehicles.

04:31:28 PM  

Katie Ruedebusch, fiscal analyst, answered questions about the fiscal note, including changes to the DRIVES system.

04:36:00 PM  

Representative Valdez D. talked about amendment L.011(Attachment I).



04:36:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment I)
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Galindo
Catlin
Froelich
Galindo
Hooton
Humphrey
Lewis
Liston
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:36:41 PM  

Representative Valdez D. made closing remarks about the bill.

04:37:15 PM  

The committee made closing remarks about the bill.



04:39:43 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-054, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Valdez A.
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Galindo Yes
Hooton Excused
Humphrey Yes
Lewis Yes
Liston No
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Exum Yes
Gray No
Final YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:40:57 PM   The committee adjourned.






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