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91243C1A2F0CB797872583E80074EA8A Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-107

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date Apr 26, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



SB19-107 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:17:06 PM  

Representative Roberts, prime bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-107.  The bill creates certain procedures for the use of electric utility easements for broadband infrastructure.

03:18:02 PM  

Mark Wironowski, representing Comcast, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.

03:35:14 PM  

Pete Kirchhof, representing the Colorado Technology Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:35:51 PM  
Jeff Weist, representing the Colorado Cable Telecom Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:22 PM  
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties,
Inc., testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout [Attachment
B].
03:37:38 PM  
The panel responded to committee questions.
03:39:18 PM  

Virginia Harman, representing Elevate Fiber, testified in support of the bill.

03:40:46 PM  

Jack Johnston, representing Southwest Colorado Power, testified in support of the bill.

03:43:56 PM  
Geoff Hier, representing the Colorado Rural Electric Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:47:44 PM  

Jeffrey Hurd, representing Delta Montrose Electric Association, came to the table to respond to committee questions.

03:51:02 PM  
The panel responded to committee questions.
03:57:22 PM  
Representative Roberts distributed and discussed amendments L.003, L.004, and L.005 to the committee [Attachments C, D, and E].


04:03:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 [Attachment C].
Moved Roberts
Seconded Buck
Buck
Buentello Excused
Catlin
McCluskie
McLachlan
Mullica
Pelton
Titone
Will
Arndt
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:04:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 [Attachment D].
Moved Roberts
Seconded McLachlan
Buck
Buentello Excused
Catlin
McCluskie
McLachlan
Mullica
Pelton
Titone
Will
Arndt
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:04:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 [Attachment E].
Moved Roberts
Seconded Arndt
Buck
Buentello Excused
Catlin
McCluskie
McLachlan
Mullica
Pelton
Titone
Will
Arndt
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:04:40 PM  

Representative Roberts made concluding remarks.  Committee members commented on the bill.



04:08:31 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-107, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Catlin
Buck Yes
Buentello Excused
Catlin Yes
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton No
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Arndt Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS