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3EFAC96457286E4B87258AED007F6AA9 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB24-1359

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date Mar 27, 2024      
Location LSB A



HB24-1359 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


05:11:50 PM  
Co-sponsors of the
bill, Representatives Hamrick and Velasco introduced and explained HB24-1359
Public Notification of Hazardous Chemical Releases. The bill creates notification
procedures and other means of accessing information about hazardous chemical
releases.
05:19:37 PM  
The committee asked the sponsors questions.
05:19:57 PM  
Ms. Fran Levine, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Sasha Stiles, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Bridget Foy, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Dr. David Brown, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Amy Rosmarin, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Larysa Dyrszka, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Brenda Von Star, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
05:45:00 PM  
The committee asked the panel of witnesses questions.
05:55:11 PM  
Ms. Rachael Lehman,
representing Black Parents United Foundation, testified in support of the
bill. Christopher DeVoe, representing themself, testified in support of
the bill. Mr. Andrew Klooster, representing Earthworks, testified in support
of the bill. Heidi Leathwood, representing 350 Colorado, testified in support
of the bill. Natasha Leger, representing Citizens for a Healthy Community,
testified in support of the bill. Ms. Lori Brunswig, representing themself,
testified in support of the bill. Shaina Oliver, representing themself,
testified in support of the bill.

06:10:43 PM  
The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.
06:11:17 PM  
Dan Joseph, representing Weld County Board of County Commissioners, testified in opposition to the bill. Kait Schwartz, representing American Petroleum Institute Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Bill Groffy, representing Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Nathan Whittington, representing Colorado Emergency Management Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Roy Rudisill, representing Weld County Board of County Commissioners, testified in opposition to the bill. Allie Morgan, representing Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:25:28 PM  
The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.
06:35:51 PM  
Ms. Kelli Curl, representing Jefferson County Public Health, testified to amend the bill. Ms. Barbara Donachy, representing Physicians for Social Responsibility Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Kyle Ferrar, representing FracTracker Alliance, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Lynne Sullivan, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
06:45:12 PM  
The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.
06:48:54 PM  
Madhvi Chittoor,
representing Madhvi4EcoEthics, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Debra
Bjork, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Doug
Henderson, representing Larimer Alliance for Health, Safety and Environment,
testified in support of the bill. Ms. Lauren Swain, representing themself,
testified in support of the bill.
06:59:40 PM  
Bruce Eisenhower,
representing Department of Local Affairs, testified in opposition to the
bill. Ms. Ruth Hund, representing themself, testified in support of the
bill. Ms. Jan Rose, representing Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate,
testified in support of the bill. Ramesh Bhatt, representing Sierra Club,
testified in support of the bill. Patricia Garcia-Nelson, representing
GreenLatinos Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
07:11:10 PM  
The committee asked
the panel of witnesses questions.


Written testtimony
is included as Attachments I.1-I.9.
07:15:05 PM  
The sponsors introduced
and gave an overview of amendment L.002 (Attachment J).


07:17:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Velasco
Seconded Rutinel
Bottoms
DeGraaf
Evans
Froelich
Joseph
Rutinel
Soper
Titone
Valdez
Velasco
Vigil
Marvin
Kipp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:17:07 PM  
The sponsors gave closing comments on the bill.
07:18:19 PM  
The committee gave closing comments on the bill.


07:28:46 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1359, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Velasco
Seconded Rutinel
Bottoms No
DeGraaf No
Evans No
Froelich Yes
Joseph Yes
Rutinel Yes
Soper Excused
Titone Yes
Valdez Yes
Velasco Yes
Vigil Yes
Marvin Yes
Kipp Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details