Location: HCR 0112
BILL SUMMARY for SB17-043
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
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01:35 PM -- SB 17-043
Representatives Pabon and Neville, P. introduced Senate Bill 17-043. The bill eliminates the requirement that transportation network company drivers provide a proof of medical fitness before being permitted to drive. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC), within the Department of Regulatory Agencies, regulates transportation network companies. These companies are exempt from many of the regulations for common carriers, contract carriers, and motor carriers, but must meet certain requirements, as defined in state law, and be permitted by the PUC. Representative Pabon and Representative Neville responded to several committee questions.
01:53 PM -- Mr. Fran Lanzer, representing Mothers Against Drunk Driving Colorado, testified from a neutral position on the bill.
01:58 PM -- Mr. Doug Dean, representing the PUC, testified against the bill. He responded to several committee questions.
02:20 PM -- Ms. Rena Davis, representing Lyft, testified in support the bill. She responded to several committee questions.
03:02 PM -- Ms. Stacey Brown, representing the Colorado Limousine Association, testified against the bill.
03:06 PM -- Mr. Youssef Marrakchi, representing Centennial Transportation and the Colorado Limousine Association, testified against the bill. He distributed a packet to the committee (Attachment A).
03:12 PM -- Mr. Avraham Ancel, representing AUI Limo, testified against the bill.
03:18 PM -- Mr. Rowland Nwankwo, representing Mile High Cab Inc., testified against the bill.
03:21 PM -- Mr. Joshua Nichols, representing Denver Black Car SUV, testified against the bill.
03:24 PM -- Dr. Stephen Haagenson, representing himself, testified against the bill. He responded to several committee questions.
03:34 PM -- Mr. Robert Barr, representing Dr. Izzy's Chiro Stop, testified against the bill.
03:56 PM -- Mr. Dean returned to the table to answer several committee questions.
The committee recessed.
The committee came back order. The committee laid over the bill to a future date for action only and adjourned.