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36C0D3FC19F8C3E7872586C60057B7A2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-246

SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date Apr 29, 2021      
Location SCR 357



SB21-246 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

09:58:34 AM  
Majority Leader Fenberg,
prime sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 21-246, which would require investor-owned
electric utilities to file beneficial electrification plans with the Public
Utilities Commission. Majority Leader Fenberg responded to questions from
the committee. Public comment on this bill can be found in Attachment A.
 
10:05:52 AM  
Michael Harrington, representing Black Hills Energy , testified in opposition to the bill. Dianna Orf, representing Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Orf responded to questions from the committee.
10:19:39 AM  
Will Toor, representing Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill. Michael Ruddock, representing Healthy Air and Water Colorado , testified in support of the bill. Mr. Nathan Stottler, representing E2 - Environmental Entrepreneurs , testified in support of the bill. Patricia Rothwell, representing the Energy Efficiency Business Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Toor responded to questions from the committee.
10:51:29 AM  
Mr. Toor continued to respond to questions from the committee.
10:54:28 AM  
Chris Markuson, representing BlueGreen Alliance, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Christine Brinker, representing Citizens Alliance for a Sustainable Englewood, testified in support of the bill. Ms Marna Ares, representing Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill. Jacob Smith, representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support of the bill.
11:04:52 AM  
Mr. Gary Arnold, representing Rocky Mountain Pipe Trades District Council #5, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Ms Emily Duff, representing Ceres, testified in support of the bill. Ron Bennett, representing 350 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
11:13:34 AM  
Mrs. Jennifer Altieri, representing Atmos Energy, testified to amend the bill. Lauren Quillian, representing Xcel Energy, testified to amend the bill. Mr. George Twigg, representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action (CC4CA), testified in support of the bill. Michelle King, representing Colorado Energy Consumers, testified to amend the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
11:30:37 AM  
Mr Phil Hayes, representing IBEW 68 and IBEW 111, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Dr. MaryAnn Osborne, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Leslie Glustrom, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
11:39:53 AM  
Alejandra Mejia Cunningham, representing Natural Resources Defense Council, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Howard Geller, representing SWEEP, testified in support of the bill.
11:39:54 AM  
Majority Leader Fenberg
distributed and introduced Amendments L.001, L.002, L.003, L.004, L.005,
L.006 (Attachments B-G) and gave concluding remarks.


11:49:10 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B)
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Zenzinger
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:50:00 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C)
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Zenzinger
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:50:45 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D)
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Zenzinger
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:51:39 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment E)
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Zenzinger
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:52:28 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment F)
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Zenzinger
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:53:29 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment G)
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Zenzinger
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:54:54 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-246, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Coram No
Donovan Yes
Hisey No
Scott Excused
Zenzinger Yes
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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