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h_tra_2016a_2016-01-27t13:33:10z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 01/27/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1008



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY


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

Refer House Bill 16-1008, as amended, to the Commi
PASS

PASS





02:22 PM -- HB 16-1008



Representatives Winter and Becker, co-prime sponsors, came to the table to present House Bill 16-1008 to the committee. Under the bill, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) may open up an area of a roadway that is not a traffic lane (i.e. the shoulder) for use by certain commercial vehicles (i.e. public buses).



To permit the use of a designated area, CDOT must:



• consult with the Colorado State Patrol in the Department of Public Safety (DPS);

• establish conditions of use for the area; and

• enter into a written agreement with authorized users.



02:26 PM



The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.



02:39 PM --
Dave Genova and Tom Tobiassen, representing the Regional Transportation District (RTD), testified in support of the bill. Mr. Genova responded to questions from the committee.

02:47 PM --
Andy Karsian, representing CDOT, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee, and committee discussion ensued.

03:07 PM --
Herb Atchison, representing the City of Westminster, US 36 Mayors and Counties Coalition, and the Denver Regional Council of Governments, testified in support of the bill. A copy of the official City of Westminster position on the bill was distributed to the committee (Attachment E).



160127 AttachE.pdf160127 AttachE.pdf



03:12 PM -- Jennifer Jones, representing the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.

03:14 PM --
Anne Rajewski, representing the Colorado Association of Transit Agencies, testified in support of the bill.



03:16 PM



Amendment L.001 (Attachment F) was distributed to the committee. Representative Winter explained that it gives sole discretion on whether or not to drive in a designated area based on the driver's assessment of the safety of doing so.



160127 AttachF.pdf160127 AttachF.pdf

BILL: HB16-1008
TIME: 03:17:12 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment F). The motion passed on a vote of 12-1.
SECONDED: Becker J.
VOTE
Becker J.
Yes
Buck
Yes
Carver
Yes
Coram
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Melton
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Neville P.
No
Nordberg
Yes
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:18 PM



The bill sponsors made their final comments and committee discussion ensued.

BILL: HB16-1008
TIME: 03:22:51 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1008, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Becker J.
VOTE
Becker J.
Yes
Buck
Yes
Carver
No
Coram
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Melton
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Neville P.
No
Nordberg
Yes
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












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