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6B4E3C8187FBEC47872589A60013D1EF Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB23-1281

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date May 4, 2023      
Location SCR 354



HB23-1281 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


09:36:34 PM  
Sens. Cutter and Priola introduced House Bill 23-1281. The bill creates a state approval process for clean hydrogen projects and a refundable income tax credit for using clean hydrogen.
09:37:44 PM  
Valley Lopez, representing 350 Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Riley Smith, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Sarah Qureshi, representing NextEra Energy Resources (on behalf of Apex Clean Energy), testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. JuanRoberto Madrid, representing GreenLatinos, testified in opposition to the bill.
09:53:01 PM  
Justin Brant, representing
the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in a neutral position
on the bill. Ms. Gwen Farnsworth, representing Western Resource Advocates,
testified in a neutral position on the bill. Alana Miller, representing
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), testified in a neutral position
on the bill. Keith Hay, representing the Colorado Energy Office, testified
in support of the bill.
09:57:35 PM  
Committee discussion ensued with the witnesses.
10:13:42 PM  
The sponsors gave some closing remarks.


10:15:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1281 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Bridges Excused
Simpson No
Smallwood Excused
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle No
Priola Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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