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Bill Detail: SB20-151

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Title Administration Of The RTD Regional Transportation District
Status Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Judiciary (03/03/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles
House Sponsors D. Jackson (D)
C. Larson (R)
Senate Sponsors J. Tate (R)
R. Rodriguez (D)
House Committee
Senate Committee Transportation and Energy
Date Introduced 01/28/2020
Description

The bill modifies the Regional Transportation District Act (Act)
as follows:
  • Provides factors for the regional transportation district
(district) to consider in making decisions about services,
route planning, and rates;
  • Prohibits the district from discriminating against people

with disabilities in the provision of transportation services
and prohibits discrimination against an individual on the
basis of race, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the
provision of transportation services. A person who is the
subject of a violation of the prohibition can bring a civil
suit in state district court.
  • Authorizes the transportation legislation review committee
to review the district's compliance with the Act, requires
the district to comply with requests for information, and
requires the committee to hear public testimony concerning
the district's compliance with the prohibitions on
discrimination;
  • Adds 2 additional voting board members to be appointed
by the governor for 3-year terms, one to represent
constituents with disabilities and one with experience in
equitable transportation planning;
  • Adds the state treasurer and the executive director of the
department of transportation as nonvoting ex-officio
members of the board;
  • Establishes contribution limits in the Fair Campaign
Practices Act for candidates for the board of directors of
the district;
  • Requires the board to meet monthly instead of quarterly
and to live broadcast its meetings whenever practicable,
requires members to be physically present to vote except in
the case of a documented medical condition, allows the
board to adopt procedures related to the removal of an
elected or appointed member, and requires the board to
adopt procedures to reduce the compensation of a member
who is absent from the member's official duties;
  • Allows the district to provide commercial and retail
services at its facilities;
  • Requires the state auditor to conduct audits of the district's
pension plans and unfunded pension liability, the district's
organization structure and compensation, and the
cost-efficiency and effectiveness of the district's
competitive vehicular services policies;
  • Provides whistle-blower protections to employees of the
district and of entities contracting with the district, includes
the district within the scope of the state auditor's fraud
hotline, makes the district's directors and certain employees
subject to ethics requirements of the state constitution, and
clarifies that the district is subject to existing codes of
conduct for public employees; and
  • Amends other provisions related to the administration of
the district.

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