It’s hard to believe, but the new legislative session is just around the corner and various committees have been working during the interim to craft bills to be introduced in 2013. Here’s a preview of some of the action from our friend, Chuck Brackney, at the Office of Legislative Legal Services.
The Transportation Legislation Review Committee Gets Moving
Posted on September 27, 2012 by OLLS
by Chuck Brackney
During the 2012 interim, the Transportation Legislation Review Committee (TLRC) met four times to hear presentations from a wide spectrum of individuals and groups involved in meeting Colorado’s transportation needs. It also approved eight bills for introduction in the 2013 regular session.
The committee concluded its work with consideration of a number of bill proposals. The following bills were approved:
• Adding two at-large members to the Transportation Commission who are charged with considering the entire statewide transportation system rather than representing geographical districts;
• Increasing the use of alternative fuel vehicles by Colorado state government;
• Establishing that five or more nanograms of THC in a driver’s bloodstream constitutes impairment;
• Implementing the recommendations of the Division of Motor Vehicles regarding the notice of vehicle registration and the retirement of two unused specialty license plates;
• Allowing the electronic filing of ownership taxes for rental mobile machinery;
• Eliminating the fee for a veteran’s identifier on a Colorado driver’s license;
• Capping the number of specialty license plates; and
• Amending the state’s safety oversight program to comply with a federal requirement and allow RTD to continue to receive federal funds.
These bills will be considered by the Legislative Council and, if approved, introduced in the 2013 regular session.