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18AB166980FA0F83872583D300663CF0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1261

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date Apr 5, 2019      
Location HCR 0112



HB19-1261 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


12:36:57 PM  
Representatives Jackson and Becker, co-prime
bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1261.  This bill sets statewide
greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution reduction goals relative to 2005 statewide
GHG pollution levels at a 26 percent reduction by 2026; 50 percent reduction
by 2030; and 90 percent reduction by 2050.  The Air Quality Control
Commission (AQCC) in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
(CDPHE) is required to adopt rules and regulations for statewide GHG pollution
reduction.
12:48:47 PM  
Erin Overturf, representing Western Resource
Advocates, testified in support of the bill.
12:57:03 PM  
Kevin Trenberth, representing the University
of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:00:37 PM  
Pam Kiley, representing Environmental Defense
Fund, testified in support of the bill.
01:03:48 PM  
Trisha Oeth, representing CDPHE, testified
in support of the bill.
01:06:55 PM  
Ms. Oeth, Ms. Kiley, Ms. Overturf and Mr.
Trenberth responded to questions from the committee.  Mark McMillan,
representing CDPHE, came to the table and responded to questions from the
committee.
01:26:52 PM  
Abbey Pizel, representing the Colorado
Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.
01:35:33 PM  
Catherine Ebeling, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:36:28 PM  
Michael Kingsbury, representing himself,
testified in support of the bill.
01:43:31 PM  
Mr. Kingsbury, Ms. Ebeling, and Ms. Pizel
responded to questions from the committee.
01:53:37 PM  
Scott Washkowiak, representing himself,
testified in support of the bill.
01:55:54 PM  
Ken Jacobs, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
01:57:49 PM  
Quinn Middleton, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:58:06 PM  
Rachel Kois, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:01:20 PM  
Mr. Washkowiak responded to questions from
the committee.
02:03:55 PM  
Jamie Harkins, representing the City of Lafayette, testified in support of the bill.
02:05:20 PM  
Jenny Willford, representing the Northglenn
City Council, testified in support of the bill.
02:10:10 PM  
Senator Matt Jones, Boulder County Commissioner,
testified in support of the bill.
02:10:57 PM  
Ms. Kois read the testimony of Colin Tomkins-Bergh
who is in support of the bill.
02:14:50 PM  
Ms. Willford, Ms. Harkins, and Senator
Jones responded to questions from the committee.
02:28:16 PM  
Adrienne Dorsey, representing GRID Alternatives, testified in support of the bill.
02:31:26 PM  
Ruthie Lopez, representing GRID Alternatives, testified in support of the bill.
02:32:16 PM  
Edwin LaMair, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.
02:34:37 PM  
Evan Freirich, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.
02:39:24 PM  
Evan Healey, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:41:23 PM  
Mr. LaMair responded to questions from
the committee.  
02:44:05 PM  
Brady Colings, representing Spyder, testified in support of the bill.
02:46:39 PM  
Clare Gallagher, representing Protect Our
Winters (POW), testified in support of the bill.
02:50:19 PM  
Arielle Gold, representing POW, testified
in support of the bill.
02:51:09 PM  
Chris Linsmayer, representing Colorado Ski Country USA, testified in support of the bill.
02:54:29 PM  
Mr. Linsmayer responded to questions from
the committee.
02:57:49 PM  
Jonathan Koehn, representing the City of Boulder, testified in support of the bill.
03:00:45 PM  
Bennett Boeschenstein, testified remotely
from Colorado Mesa University (CMU), in support of the bill.
03:07:06 PM  
John Justman, Mesa County Commisssioner,
testified remotely from CMU in opposition to the bill.  
03:08:33 PM  
Christopher Campbell, representing Atlasta
Solar, testified remotely from CMU in support of the bill.
03:13:16 PM  
Gary Moyer, Rio Blanco County Commissioner, testified remotely from CMU in opposition to the bill.
03:16:24 PM  
Christian Kloberdanz, representing himself, testified remotely from CMU in support of the bill.
03:19:50 PM  
Sierra Mitchell, representing herself,
testified remotely from CMU in support of the bill.
03:20:39 PM  
Debra Conard, representing herself, testified
remotely from CMU in support of the bill.
03:23:02 PM  
Ben Denardo, representing himself, testified remotely from CMU in support of the bill.
03:24:37 PM  
Ian Roche read the testimony of Mark Waltermire
who is in support of the bill.  
03:28:51 PM  
Erin Riccio read the testimony of Katie
Hadley who is in support of the bill.
03:30:40 PM  
Grier Baily, representing the Colorado
Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association (CWPMA), testified in opposition
to the bill.
03:36:07 PM  
Dianna Orf, representing the Colorado Mining Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:36:50 PM  
Kelly Sloan, representing the Freedom to
Drive Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:40:26 PM  
Richard Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment A).
03:42:10 PM  
Mr. Bailey, Ms. Orf, Mr. Sloan, and Mr.
Orf responded to questions from the committee.
03:56:54 PM  
Devon Reynolds, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:00:11 PM  
Lisa Widdekind, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
04:01:00 PM  
Renee Larrarte, representing the Women's Lobby of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:03:45 PM  
Nate Bohach, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:04:03 PM  
Tom Brown, representing himself, testified
remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Montrose (CMU Montrose) in support
of the bill.
04:06:18 PM  
Wayne Quade, representing himself, testified
remotely from CMU Montrose in support of the bill.
04:14:54 PM  
Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk, representing herself,
testified remotely from Fort Lewis College in support of the bill.
04:15:49 PM  
Gwen Lachelt, La Plata County Commissioner,
testified remotely from Fort Lewis College in support of the bill.
04:21:56 PM  
Jeff Heir, representing the Colorado Rural
Electric Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:24:07 PM  
Andy Berger, representing Tri-State Generation
and Transmission, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to
committee questions.
04:28:44 PM  
Gary Arnold, representing Rocky Mountain
District Councils, testified on the bill.
04:32:41 PM  
Jake Fox, representing the Consortium for
Climate Change and Health, read the testimony of James Crooks who is in
support of the bill.  Mr. Fox also testified in support of the bill.

04:42:06 PM  
Kristi Douglas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:45:37 PM  
Ron Booth, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill and distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment
B).
04:46:00 PM  
Michelle Mondragon, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.
04:51:29 PM  
Jan Rose, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:54:43 PM  
Miranda Glasbergen, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:57:08 PM  
Paddy McClellan, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.
04:59:35 PM  
America Sherwood, representing the Colorado
League of Women Voters, testified in support of the bill.
05:03:48 PM  
Amelia Myers, representing Conservation
Colorado, testified in support of the bill and distributed several letters
of support (Attachment C).
05:06:12 PM  
Duncan Gilchrist, representing himself, testified on the bill.
05:06:37 PM  
Robert Lindgren read the testimony of Carl
Smith who is in support of the bill.
05:10:36 PM  
Charley Olena, representing New Era Colorado,
testified in support of the bill.
05:12:50 PM  
Micah Parkin, representing 350 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:13:32 PM  
Gina Hardin, representing the Colorado
Coalition for a Livable Climate, testified on the bill and distributed
a handout to the committee (Attachment D).
05:19:15 PM  
Emilie Craig, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
05:22:23 PM  
Ava Osmun, representing Colorado Climate Future, testified in support of the bill.
05:23:04 PM  
Austin Gut, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:25:23 PM  
John Sanderson, representing The Nature
Conservancy, testified in support of the bill.
05:29:34 PM  
Beau Kiklis read the testimony of Daniel
Roman who is in support of the bill.
05:30:35 PM  
Ms. Middleton read the testimony of Ning
Mosberger-Tang who is in support of the bill.
05:35:21 PM  
Ramesh Bhatt, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.
05:37:41 PM  
Kai Gray, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:39:47 PM  
Jan Douglas, representing the Colorado
Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
05:41:34 PM  
Sam Allen, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:44:38 PM  
Jordan Alexander, representing Colorado Climate Future, testified in support of the bill.
05:46:38 PM  
David Takahashi, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:50:22 PM  
Michael Watkins, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:55:35 PM  
Speaker Becker and Representative Jackson
provided closing comments on the bill and responded to committee questions.



06:01:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E).
Moved Kipp
Seconded Hooton
Baisley No
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Liston No
McKean No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:02:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment F).
Moved Sirota
Seconded Froelich
Baisley
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Liston
McKean
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:11:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment G).
Moved Geitner
Seconded Liston
Baisley Yes
Froelich No
Geitner Yes
Kipp No
Liston Yes
McKean Yes
Sirota No
Valdez A. No
Weissman No
Hooton No
Jackson No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:17:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment H).
Moved Geitner
Seconded Liston
Baisley Yes
Froelich No
Geitner Yes
Kipp No
Liston Yes
McKean Yes
Sirota No
Valdez A. No
Weissman No
Hooton No
Jackson No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:28:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment I).
Moved Geitner
Seconded Liston
Baisley Yes
Froelich No
Geitner Yes
Kipp No
Liston Yes
McKean Yes
Sirota No
Valdez A. No
Weissman No
Hooton No
Jackson No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:02:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1261, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jackson
Seconded Valdez A.
Baisley No
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Liston No
McKean No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS