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S_TRA_2017A 02/14/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

Date: 02/14/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 02:06 PM to 02:57 PM
Priola
X
Todd
X
Place: SCR 352
Zenzinger
X
Cooke
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Baumgardner
X
Senator Baumgardner
This Report was prepared by
Jessika Shipley
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Sunset Review Motorcycle Operator Safety Training Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only





02:06 PM -- Sunset Review Motorcycle Operator Safety Training



Brian Tobias, representing the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), came to the table to present the report on the sunset review of the Motorcycle Operator Safety Training Program (Attachment A). He also mentioned the draft bill that was distributed to the committee (Attachment B). He walked the committee through the report and explained DORA's recommendations for the program.



Attachment A can be viewed at Legislative Council. 17SenateTran0214AttachB.pdf17SenateTran0214AttachB.pdf





02:19 PM



Mr. Tobias responded to questions from the committee about the report. Senator Baumgardner announced that the Colorado Coalition of Independent Riders submitted written testimony for the record (Attachment C).



17SenateTran0214AttachC.pdf17SenateTran0214AttachC.pdf



02:21 PM --
Kirk Fry, representing himself, testified about the program. He spoke about motorcycle operator safety training. He responded to questions from the committee.























02:33 PM



Senator Baumgardner entered into the record a letter from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (Attachment D).



17SenateTran0214AttachD.pdf17SenateTran0214AttachD.pdf



02:36 PM --
Sgt. Dave Hall, representing the Colorado State Patrol, responded to questions about LLS No. 17-0306_Amendment #1 (Attachment E) and the report.



17SenateTran0214AttachE.pdf17SenateTran0214AttachE.pdf



02:41 PM



Mr. Tobias returned to the table to point out the shortcomings of having a three-year sunset period rather than the usual five years.



02:42 PM --
Colleen Boyle, representing herself, testified about the program.



02:48 PM --
Deborah "Tiger" Chandler, representing the Colorado Coalition of Independent Riders, testified about the program.



02:50 PM --
Jim Bensberg, representing the Power Sports Dealers Association of Colorado, testified about the amendment.





02:53 PM



The committee took a brief recess.





02:54 PM



The committee returned to order.


BILL: Sunset Review Motorcycle Operator Safety Training
TIME: 02:54:39 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Adopt LLS No. 17-0306_Amendment #1 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Priola
Todd
Zenzinger
Cooke
Baumgardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





02:55 PM



Senators Priola and Todd announced that they would like to be co-prime sponsors on the eventual bill. Senator Baumgardner announced that the issue would be laid over to a future date.





02:57 PM



The committee adjourned.


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