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H_ENE_2021A 04/01/2021 01:39:37 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date 04/01/2021
Attendance
Bernett X
Froelich X
Jackson *
Pelton X
Pico X
Sirota X
Soper X
Titone X
Weissman X
Will X
Woog X
Hooton X
Valdez A. X
Time 01:39:37 PM to 03:20:18 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
HB21-1243 Referred to House Appropriations
SB21-006 Referred to House Appropriations
HB21-1149 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

HB21-1243 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:40:00 PM  
The committee came
to order.  Representatives Will and Arndt, co-prime bill sponsors,
presented House Bill 21-1243 to the committee.  The bill changes the
source of funds authorized to be used for the state's wolf reintroduction
work, and requires the General Assembly to appropriate money for this purpose.
01:43:15 PM  
John Murtaugh, representing Defenders of Wildlife, testified in support of the bill.
01:44:04 PM  
Gaspar Perricone,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
01:44:56 PM  
Mr. Jim Remley, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.
01:48:56 PM  
Dianna Orf, representing Coloradans for Responsible Wildlife Management, testified in support of the bill. Richard Orf, representing Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:51:58 PM  
The bill sponsors
made concluding comments.


01:55:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1243 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Will
Seconded Soper
Bernett Yes
Froelich Yes
Jackson Excused
Pelton Yes
Pico Yes
Sirota Yes
Soper Yes
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



SB21-006 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:56:09 PM  
Representatives Titone
and Soper, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-006 to the
committee and distributed a handout (Attachment A).  The bill allows
the use of the natural reduction process for the disposition of human remains.



The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:17:45 PM  
Mr. Matthew Whaley,
representing SCI Funeral Services of Colorado, testified to amend the bill.
 Mrs. Jamie Sarche, representing Feldman Mortuary, testified in support
of the bill.
02:26:42 PM  
Wendy DeBoskey, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Erin Merelli, representing
Deathwives Collective, testified in support of the bill.  Jason Hofer,
representing SCI funeral home, testified on the bill.
02:35:37 PM  
Bill sponsors made concluding comments. Committee members made concluding comments.


02:47:24 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-006 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Titone
Seconded Soper
Bernett Yes
Froelich Yes
Jackson Yes
Pelton Yes
Pico Yes
Sirota Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Weissman Yes
Will Yes
Woog Yes
Hooton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1149 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:47:37 PM  
Representatives Titone
and Jackson, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1149 to the
committee.  The bill requires the creation of an energy sector career
pathway.


The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:57:45 PM  
Mr. Lee Wheeler-Berliner,
representing Colorado Workforce Development Council, testified in support
of the bill.  Mr. Michael  Macklin, representing Colorado Community
College System, testified in support of the bill.  Susan Nedell, representing
E2 - Environmental Entrepreneurs, testified in support of the bill.  Dr.
Kenneth Scissors, representing Grand Junction Cleantech Business Association,
testified in support of the bill.

03:13:19 PM  
Ms. Patricia Kelley, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:13:38 PM  
The bill sponsors
discussed and distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment B).


03:15:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Jackson
Seconded Weissman
Bernett
Froelich
Jackson
Pelton
Pico
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Weissman
Will
Woog
Hooton
Valdez A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:15:02 PM  
Bill sponsors made concluding comments.
03:17:45 PM  
Committee members made concluding comments.


03:19:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1149, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jackson
Seconded Titone
Bernett Yes
Froelich Yes
Jackson Yes
Pelton No
Pico No
Sirota Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Weissman Yes
Will No
Woog No
Hooton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:20:18 PM   The committee adjourned.






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