BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1100
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
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|Moved to refer House Bill 09-1100 to the Committee||PASS|
10:24 AM -- House Bill 09-1100
Representative Benefield, prime sponsor of House Bill 09-1100, discussed the merits of the bill. The bill would create an "Alive at Twenty-Five" special license plate for individuals who support the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation. The plate would be available to applicants who pay the appropriate license fees, plus a one-time fee of $50. Representative Benefield provided a handout on the bill to the committee members (Attachment B).
Representative McFadyen asked for witnesses to testify in opposition to the bill.
10:27 AM -- Mr. Steven Williams, representing National Driver Training (NDT), testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Williams discussed competition between Alive at Twenty-Five and NDT programs. Mr. Williams responded to questions from the committee members. Representative Benefield responded to Mr. Williams' testimony.
10:36 AM -- Mr. Ken Hughes, representing the American Driving Academy, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Hughes discussed program differences and competing curriculum. Representative Merrifield and Representative Baumgardner asked clarifying questions.
10:41 AM -- Mr. Mike Rossi, representing the Western Slope Driving Institute, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Rossi discussed competition and differences between for private driving instruction and the Alive at Twenty-Five program. Mr. Rossi responded to questions from the committee members.
10:47 AM -- Ms. Doreen Rossi, representing the Western Slope Driving Institute, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Rossi discussed the impact of Alive at Twenty-Five on her business.
Representative McFadyen asked for witnesses to testify in support of the bill.
10:51 AM -- Mr. Frank Ondrish, representing the Brandon and Paul Foundation, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Ondrish described an automobile accident in which members of his family lost their lives. He further discussed his family's involvement with the Alive at Twenty-Five program.
10:58 AM -- Mr. Jay Shelly, representing the Center for Transportation Safety (CTS), testified in support of the bill. Mr. Shelly discussed efforts by the CTS to improve driver safety.
11:06 AM -- Ms. Lois Arnold, representing the Center for Transportation Safety (CTS), testified in support of the bill.
11:09 AM -- Mr. John Anderson, representing the Alive at Twenty-Five program, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Anderson discussed the program's background and its supporters.
Representative McFadyen closed witness testimony.
|TIME: || 11:23:18 AM|
|MOTION:||Moved to refer House Bill 09-1100 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a 10-0 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS