BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1236
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION
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|Moved that House Bill 09-1236 be referred to the C||PASS|
01:57 PM -- House Bill 09-1236
Senator Hodge, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 09-1236, concerning the distance at which an operator of a motor vehicle shall stop when a school bus signals a stop. She commented on current Colorado law relating to stopping behind buses. She said that House Bill 09-1236 will add the specific requirement that cars must stop at least 20 feet behind a bus that has stopped. She noted other jurisdictions that have such limits for the stopping distance behind buses.
The following persons testified in regard to House Bill 09-1236:
02:02 PM -- Kathy Windt, representing Adams 12 School District, commented on how House Bill 09-1236 will improve the safety of school children. She said that motorists are generally unaware of appropriate stopping distances near school buses.
02:07 PM -- Bill Suedkamp, representing Adams 12 School District, commented on means by which school bus drivers can keep children safe.
02:12 PM -- Bobby Jochum, representing the Colorado State Patrol, said that the Patrol has not studied an appropriate stopping distance behind school buses. He said that he consulted with Senator Hodge in regard to House Bill 09-1236.
|TIME: || 02:16:24 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved that House Bill 09-1236 be referred to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a 7-0-0 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS