Senator Hansen asked
for the reasoning behind putting Controlled Maintenance Level 3 at the
bottom of the list since he guesses that those projects probably escalate
in severity over time. Senator Story explained that Controlled Maintenance
Level 1 is always a priority, Controlled Maintenance Level 2 is less severe
but that the CDC tries to prioritize it, but that in her time on CDC Controlled
Maintenance 3 has never been on the recommended list because the funds
were not available. She also explained that Level 3 doesn't necessarily
ever move up to Level 2.
expanded on that point by explaining that during the process of debating
Senate Bill 17-267, which funded all three levels of controlled maintenance
in 2017, they learned that Level 3 usually does not escalate toLevel 2
or Level 1. So the reason Level 3 is at the bottom of the list is because
it should be funded if the funds are available, but the issues will
likely not get worse if it is not funded.