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H_TLG_2021A 05/25/2021 01:59:48 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date 05/25/2021
Attendance
Boesenecker X
Catlin *
Froelich X
Hooton X
Pico X
Rich X
Sullivan X
Valdez D. X
Van Winkle X
Gray X
Exum X
Time 01:59:48 PM to 06:43:12 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Exum
This Report was prepared by April Bernard
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1322 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB21-238 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB21-1310 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB21-076 Referred to House Finance
HB21-1196 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB21-1322 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:00:03 PM  
Representatives Snyder
and Titone, co-prime sponsors, introduced House Bill 21-1322 concerning
the restructuring of the gasoline and special fuel tax.  The restructuring
includes the excise tax.
02:00:14 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:10:41 PM  
Heather Hodges, representing
Parish Oil Co., Inc., testified in opposition to the bill.  Grier
Bailey, representing Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Assocation, testified
in opposition to the bill.
02:13:04 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from committee members.
02:16:51 PM  
Mary Szarmach, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Les Lee, representing Agfinity Inc., testified in opposition to the bill. Steve Cure, representing Chief Petroleum, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:23:44 PM  
The witnesses responded
to questions from committee members.
02:25:32 PM  
Angie Binder, representing Colorado Petroleum Association, testified to amend the bill. Heidi Morgan, representing Magellan, testified to amend the bill.
02:30:13 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from committee members.
02:32:50 PM  
Amber Egbert, representing the Colorado Department of Revenue Taxation Division, testified in support of the bill. Director Mark Ferrandino, representing the Colorado Department of Revenue, testified in support of the bill. Director of Tax Policy Analysis Josh Pens, representing Colorado Department of Revenue Taxation Division, testified in support of the bill.
02:39:45 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from committee members.
02:42:30 PM  
The witnesses continued to respond to questions from committee members.
03:04:12 PM  
The witnesses continued
to respond to questions from committee members.
03:04:26 PM  
Kate Sneed, representing the Office of Information Technology, testified in support of the bill.
03:09:14 PM  
Stuart Zion, representing
the Colorado Department of Revenue, answered questions from committee members.
 Witness text testimony is included (Attachment A).
03:15:58 PM  
Representative Snyder
explained Amendment L.001 (Attachment B).



03:17:27 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Pico
Rich
Sullivan
Valdez D.
Van Winkle
Gray
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:17:49 PM  
Representative Titone
explained Amendment L.002 (Attachment C).



03:19:23 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Pico
Rich
Sullivan
Valdez D.
Van Winkle
Gray
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:19:44 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks.
03:19:55 PM  
The committee members made closing remarks.
03:24:50 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from committee members.
03:26:25 PM  
The committee members continued to make closing remarks.


03:31:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1322, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gray
Seconded Hooton
Boesenecker Yes
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Pico No
Rich No
Sullivan Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Van Winkle No
Gray Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-238 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:32:15 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
03:33:08 PM  
The committee came back to order.
03:33:17 PM  
Representatives Esgar
and Gray, co-prime sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-238 creating the
Front Range Passenger Rail District for the purpose of planning, designing,
developng, financing, constructing, operationg, and maintaining a passenger
rail system; and specifying the territory, governing structure, powers
and duties of the district.
03:33:28 PM  
The bill sponsors
responded to questions from committee members.
03:37:47 PM  
Dr Kay Marsh, representing
League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Ms.
Marsh provided a handout (Attachment D).  Gary DeFrange, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.  Claire Levy, representing
Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.
03:47:09 PM  
Mayor Phillip Rico, representing the City of Trinidad, testified in support of the bill.
03:51:11 PM  
Jill Goebler, representing the Front Range Passenger Rail Commission through the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, testified in support of the bill. Sal Pace, representing Southwest Chief and Front Range Passenger Rail Commission, testified in support of the bill.
03:59:44 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from committee members.
03:59:58 PM  
Jim Souby, representing the Front Range Rail Commission, testified in support of the bill. Margaret Bowes, representing I-70 Coalition, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Joan Peck, representing herself, testified to amend the bill. Deven Shaff, representing City and County of Broomfield, testified in support of the bill. Carl Smith, representing SMART-Transportation Division, testified in support of the bill.
04:24:52 PM  
Miller Hudson, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.  Bob Cope, representing
the City of Colorado Springs, testified in support of the bill.
04:33:56 PM  
The bill sponsors
explained Amendment L.015 (Attachment E).



04:36:37 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.015 (Attachment E).
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Pico
Rich
Sullivan
Valdez D.
Van Winkle
Gray
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:37:22 PM  
Representative Gray
explained Amendment L.018 (Attachment F).


04:38:24 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.018 (Attachment F).
Moved Gray
Seconded Valdez D.
Boesenecker
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Pico
Rich
Sullivan
Valdez D.
Van Winkle
Gray
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:38:44 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks.
04:41:15 PM  
Committee members made closing remarks.


04:43:23 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-238, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Hooton
Boesenecker Yes
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Pico No
Rich No
Sullivan Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Van Winkle No
Gray Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1310 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:46:03 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
04:46:55 PM  
The committee came back to order.
04:47:05 PM  
Representative Cutter,
prime sponsor, introduced House Bill 21-1310 concerning additional protections
for homeowners' freedom of expression in common interest communities under
the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act.  The bill allows the display
of any flag or sign at any time, subject to reasonable, content neutral
limitations, such as size or number of flags or signs.
04:47:17 PM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions from committee members.
04:50:12 PM  
Mark Silverstein, representing American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ben Wilkoff, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Barbara Parnell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Rebeca Harcharik, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Mike Lopez, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:08:44 PM  
Robert Shumway, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:12:52 PM  
Caitlin DeWolf, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Charlie Bruce, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Rob Cagen, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Steven Zansberg, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:24:12 PM  
David Pendery, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. James Genotte, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:30:35 PM  
Committee members
made comments.
05:32:49 PM  
Kara Wilkoff, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Mike Duren, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:38:22 PM  
Pam Downing, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.  Rebecca Harris, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.  Written testimony is included
(Attachment G).
05:42:21 PM  
The bill sponsor
talked about Amendment L.001 (Attachment H).


05:52:20 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.001 (Attachment H).
Moved Gray
Seconded Hooton
Boesenecker
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Pico
Rich
Sullivan
Valdez D.
Van Winkle
Gray
Exum
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:52:40 PM  
The bill sponsor made closing remarks.
05:54:16 PM  
Committee members made closing remarks.


06:02:38 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1310, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Hooton
Boesenecker Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Pico Yes
Rich Yes
Sullivan Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Gray Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-076 - Referred to House Finance


06:03:13 PM  
Representative A.
Valdez, co-prime sposor, introduced Senate Bill 21-076 concerning the funding
of a system for electonic transactions made by third-party providers related
to the regulation of vehicles.  The bill proposes the imposition of
a per-transaction fee, up to $3 for third-party providers that issue registrations
and titles to administer the system.

06:04:17 PM  
The bill sponsor
responded to questions from committee members.
06:07:26 PM  
Dave  Cardella,
representing Colorado Independent Automobile Dealers Association, testified
in opposition to the bill.  Sarah Hunsicker, representing Dealertrack
Registration and Titling Solutions, testified in support of the bill.  John
Brueggeman, representing ViTU, testified in support of the bill.  Kevin
Park, representing Insurance Auto Auctions Inc, testified in support of
the bill.
06:20:25 PM  
Tim Jackson, representing
Colorado Auto Dealers Association (CADA), testified in support of the bill.

06:25:27 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions from the committee.
06:25:47 PM  
Melissa Keipers Black,
representing Dealer Track and CADA, responded to questions on the bill.
 Written testimony is included (Attachment I).
06:36:42 PM  
The bill sponsor made closing remarks.
06:37:37 PM  
The committee members made closing remarks.


06:39:25 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-076 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Gray
Seconded Pico
Boesenecker Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Pico Yes
Rich Yes
Sullivan Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Gray Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1196 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


06:40:26 PM  
Representatives Pico
and Valdez, co-prime sponsors, introduced House Bill 21-1196 concerning
updating the effective date clause of Senate Bill 19-263, as amended by
Senate Bill 20-152, to ensure that the bill eliminates the requirements
that the state treasurer execute lease purchase agreements to fund transportation
projects during the 2021-2022 fiscal year if a referred ballot issue authorizing
the state to issue transportation revenue anticipation notes is approved
at the November 2021 statewide election.



06:42:29 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1196 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Pico
Boesenecker Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich No
Hooton Yes
Pico Yes
Rich Yes
Sullivan No
Valdez D. Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Gray Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:43:12 PM   The committee adjourned.






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