BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1027
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION
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|Moved that House Bill 09-1027 be referred to the C||PASS|
Senator Williams, Vice Chair, called the meeting to order.
01:37 PM -- House Bill 09-1027
Senator Gibbs, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 09-1027, concerning the duty of drivers to yield the right-of-way to transit buses entering traffic. He spoke of circumstances in which a driver must yield the right-of-way to a bus driver under House Bill 09-1027.
The following persons testified in regard to House Bill 09-1027:
01:38 PM -- Harry Taylor, representing the Colorado Association of State Transit Agencies, supported House Bill 09-1027. He commented on transit buses that use shoulders to drop off passengers and spoke of safety improvements that will result from House Bill 09-1027. He said that failure to yield is a particular problem for buses in roundabouts.
01:49 PM -- George Krauzoff, representing the Colorado Transportation Commission, supported House Bill 09-1027. He said that the bill will increase the efficiency of transit service in Colorado.
01:51 PM -- Lee Kemp, Chairman, Regional Transportation District (RTD), Board of Directors, said that the board supports House Bill 09-1027 and that the bill will improve safety, and increase the efficiency of RTD's transit services.
02:01 PM -- Ann Rajewski, representing the Colorado Association of State Transit Agencies, commented on the obligation of drivers to yield to transit buses.
|TIME: || 02:05:54 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved that House Bill 09-1027 be referred to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a 5-1-1 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 5 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS