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H_ENE_2021A 03/25/2021 01:33:30 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date 03/25/2021
Attendance
Bernett X
Bradfield X
Froelich X
Jackson *
Pico X
Sirota X
Soper *
Titone X
Weissman X
Will X
Woog X
Hooton X
Valdez A. X
Time 01:33:30 PM to 05:43:48 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Valdez A.
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1189 Amended, referred to House Finance
SB21-012 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB21-1189 - Amended, referred to House Finance

01:33:40 PM  
The committee came
to order.  Representatives A. Valdez and Benavidez, co-prime bill
sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1189 to the committee.  The bill
adds new requirements for certain stationary sources of hazardous air pollutants,
including monitoring, community outreach, and corrective actions.



The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:23:04 PM  
Becca Curry, representing Earth Justice, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Curry responded to questions from the committee.
02:57:36 PM  
Commissioner Steve
O'Dorisio, representing Adams County, testified in support of the bill.
 Mayor Benjamin  Huseman, representing City of Commerce City,
testified in support of the bill.  Mrs. Shaina Oliver, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.  Commissioner O'Dorisio
and Mayor Huseman responded to questions from the committee.
03:10:09 PM  
Ms. Barbara Mills-Bria,
representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.   Mr. Stan
 Dempsey, representing Colorado Mining Association, testified in opposition
to the bill.  Mr. JD Ruybal, representing himself, testified in opposition
to the bill.  Angie Binder, representing Colorado Petroleum Association,
testified to amend the bill.
03:19:25 PM  
Dr. Katie Durrwachter-Erno,
representing herself, testified in a neutral position on the bill.  Dr.
Sheela Mahnke, representing Colorado American Academy of Pediatrics, testified
in support of the bill.  Brian  Hlavacek, representing Tri-County
Health Department and the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials,
testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Hlavacek responded to questions
from the committee.
03:32:25 PM  
Carrie Hackenberger,
representing the American Petroleum Institute Colorado, testified to amend
the bill.  Mrs. Kristi Douglas, representing herself, testified to
amend the bill.  Mr.  Steve Douglas, representing himself, testified
to amend the bill.
03:40:15 PM  
Dr. Jim Crooks, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.  Ean Tafoya, representing
Colorado Latino Forum, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Eamon
Eriksen, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  
03:46:58 PM  
Mr. Michael Korenblat, representing Suncor Energy, testified to amend the bill. Scott Prestidge, representing Colorado Oil & Gas Association, testified to amend the bill. Phillip Doe, representing Be the Change Colorado, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Korenblat responded to questions from the committee.
03:59:54 PM  
Dr. Joyce Lisbin, representing 350.org addressing the climate crisis, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Conor May, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Michael Ruddock, representing Healthy Air and Water Colorado , testified in support of the bill.
04:07:44 PM  
Dr Jan Douglas, representing
Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Kevin
Patterson, representing Colorado Peoples Alliance , testified in support
of the bill.  Ms. Madhvi Chittoor, representing Madhvi4EcoEthics,
testified in support of the bill.
04:16:48 PM  
Mr. Weston Wilson,
representing BE THE CHANGE - COLORADO, testified in support of the bill.
 Ms. Jan Rose, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
 Lucy Molina, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:25:16 PM  
Dr. Velma Campbell,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Mrs. Sara
 Diaz, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Issamar
Pichardo, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Mr.
Jamison Valdez, representing Mothers Out Front; Colorado Sierra Club; Green
Latinos, testified in support of the bill.
04:38:24 PM  
Mr. Garrison Kaufman,
representing Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, answered
questions from the committee.




The committee went into a brief recess.
05:01:01 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  The bill sponsors distributed and discussed Amendment
L.009 (Attachment A) and Amendment L.002 (Attachment B).


05:02:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment A).
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Weissman
Bernett
Bradfield
Froelich
Jackson
Pico
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Weissman
Will
Woog
Hooton
Valdez A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:06:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment B).
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Weissman
Bernett
Bradfield
Froelich
Jackson
Pico
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Weissman
Will
Woog
Hooton
Valdez A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:06:57 PM  
Bill sponsors made
concluding comments.  Committee members made concluding comments.




Written testimony
submitted for this bill can be found in Attachment C.  


05:27:24 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1189, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Sirota
Bernett Yes
Bradfield No
Jackson Yes
Pico No
Sirota Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Will No
Woog No
Hooton Yes
Froelich Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-012 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


05:27:34 PM  
Representative Roberts,
prime bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-012 to the committee.  The
bill requires the Department of Public Safety to develop information materials
for individuals who have experience in wildland fire management through
the Inmate Disaster Relief Program in the Department of Corrections, and
to create a peer mentor program for individuals hired from that program.
05:31:29 PM  
Mr. Aaron Greco,
representing Colorado Department of Corrections, testified in support of
the bill.  Mr. Greco responded to questions from the committee.
05:36:17 PM  
The bill sponsor made concluding remarks. Committee members made concluding remarks.


05:43:27 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-012 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Will
Seconded Pico
Bernett Yes
Bradfield Yes
Froelich Yes
Jackson Yes
Pico Yes
Sirota Yes
Soper Excused
Titone Yes
Weissman Yes
Will Yes
Woog Yes
Hooton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:43:48 PM   The committee adjourned.






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