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s_blt_2016a_2016-04-13t14:00:40z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/13/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-183



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without o

Refer Senate Bill 16-183, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







02:13 PM -- SB 16-183



Senator Scheffel and Senator Kerr introduced Senate Bill 16-183, concerning clarifying the portion of 911 calls subject to regulation by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). This bill clarifies that the PUC in the Department of Regulatory Agencies has no regulatory authority over the originating service providers of basic emergency service. The bill defines basic emergency service as the aggregation and transport of a 911 call by a basic emergency service provider to a public safety answering point, such as a 911 call center, regardless of the technology used to provide the service. Senator Scheffel and Senator Kerr made introductory remarks about the bill. They responded to questions from the committee.





02:42 PM --
Michael Nelson, Comcast NBC Universal, spoke in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B). He responded to questions from the committee.



160413 AttachB.pdf160413 AttachB.pdf



02:59 PM --
Bill Levis, AARP, spoke in opposition to the bill.



03:06 PM --
Steve Clapham, Colorado Professional Firefighters, spoke in opposition to the bill.



03:08 PM --
Joseph Ribeiro, Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:20 PM --
Jennifer Kirkland, Colorado NENA/APCO, spoke in opposition to the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



03:25 PM --
Bruce Romero, Colorado 911 Resource Center, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:37 PM



Senator Scheffel and Mr. Romero responded to questions from the committee.



03:39 PM -- Scott Rose, Lakewood Police Department, spoke in opposition to the bill.



03:42 PM --
Norris Croom, Douglas County 911, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:47 PM --
Chris Truty, Colorado State Fire Chiefs Association and Special District Association, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:52 PM --
Katie Dahl, Colorado Common Cause, spoke in opposition to the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



04:03 PM --
Meghan Dollar, Colorado Municipal League, spoke in opposition to the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



04:08 PM --
Joseph Benkert, Boulder 911, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.





04:28 PM --
Bruce Hartman, Gilpin County Sheriff, County Sheriffs of Colorado, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



04:31 PM --
Chris Johnson, County Sheriffs of Colorado, spoke in opposition to the bill.



04:35 PM --
Lynn Smith, AARP, spoke in opposition to the bill.



04:37 PM --
Pete Kirschhof, Colorado Telecom Association, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



04:56 PM -- Milt Doumit, Verizon, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



05:11 PM --
Roberta Robinette, AT&T, spoke in support of the bill.



05:17 PM --
Jennifer Berman, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee.





05:22 PM



The sponsors distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment C) to the committee. Senator Kerr explained the purpose of the amendment.



160413 AttachC.pdf160413 AttachC.pdf


BILL: SB16-183
TIME: 05:22:48 PM
MOVED: Woods
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Heath
Hodge
Jahn
Martinez Humenik
Neville T.
Newell
Tate
Woods
Holbert
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection









05:23 PM



Senator Kerr made closing comments on the merits of the bill.





05:30 PM



Senator Scheffel made closing comments on the merits of the bill.





05:36 PM



Committee members made closing comments on the merits of the bill.

BILL: SB16-183
TIME: 05:49:42 PM
MOVED: Woods
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-183, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Heath
No
Hodge
No
Jahn
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Newell
No
Tate
Yes
Woods
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











05:50 PM



The committee recessed.




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