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2FFC9AAE65A271D5872589A3001D6B33 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB23-291

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date May 1, 2023      
Location HCR 0112



SB23-291 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

11:21:23 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
11:21:53 PM  
The committee returned to order.
11:23:30 PM  
Representatives deGruy Kennedy and Martinez, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-191. The bill updates transparency, rulemaking, and rate filing requirements for certain electric and gas utilities.
11:28:50 PM  
Mr. Greg Sopkin, representing Black Hills Energy, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:32:18 PM  
Mr. Bart Armstrong, representing Atmos Energy, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:35:26 PM  
Ted Leighty, representing the Colorado Association of Home Builders, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:38:10 PM  
Robert Kenney, representing Xcel Energy, testified to amend the bill.
11:42:52 PM  
The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
11:43:38 PM  
Sara Blackhurst, representing Action 22, testified to amend the bill.
11:44:52 PM  
Diane Curlette, representing the Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
11:50:09 PM  
Ms. Meera Fickling, representing Western Resource Advocates, testified in support of the bill.
11:52:25 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions from the committee.
11:52:26 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions from the committee.
11:52:27 PM  

The witness panel responded to questions from the committee.  Amendments L.016 (Attachment L), L.017 (Attachment M), and L.018 (Attachment N) were distributed and explained.  A request was made to sever L.016 between lines 6 and 7.  Severed section A is lines 1 through 6 and severed section B is lines 7 through



12:10:17 AM
Motion Adopt severed section A of amendment L.016, which includes lines 1 through 6 (Attachment L).
Moved deGruy Kennedy
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Daugherty Yes
Frizell No
Kipp Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Marshall Yes
Taggart No
Weinberg No
Winter T. No
Joseph Yes
Snyder Yes
YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:14:37 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.017
Moved deGruy Kennedy
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
Frizell
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Taggart
Weinberg
Winter T.
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn


12:17:10 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.017 (Attachment M).
Moved deGruy Kennedy
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
Frizell
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Taggart
Weinberg
Winter T.
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:17:56 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.018 (Attachment N).
Moved deGruy Kennedy
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy
Daugherty
Frizell
Kipp
Lindstedt
Marshall
Taggart
Weinberg
Winter T.
Joseph
Snyder
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:17:58 AM  
The bill sponsors wrapped up their presentation of the bill and asked for a favorable recommendation.
12:22:41 AM  
Members of the committee discussed their positions on the bill.


12:32:12 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-291, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved deGruy Kennedy
Seconded Kipp
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Daugherty Yes
Frizell No
Kipp Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Marshall No
Taggart Excused
Weinberg No
Winter T. No
Joseph Yes
Snyder Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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