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s_agr_2017a_2017-03-23t13:32:22z4 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/23/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1116



SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.004. The motion failed on a vote

Refer House Bill 17-1116 to the Committee on Appro
FAIL

PASS







03:54 PM -- HB 17-1116



The committee returned from recess. Senator Martinez Humenik, prime sponsor, discussed the provisions of House Bill 17-1116 concerning the continuation of the low-income household energy assistance. She also distributed a breakdown of energy assistance by rural electric association (Attachment G). The reengrossed bill extends authorization for up to $13 million of Tier 2 Severance Tax Operational Fund moneys for low-income energy-assistance programs through FY 2023-24. Under current law, funding for these programs expires after FY 2018-19. The programs provide direct energy bill assistance to low-income households through programs administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Energy Outreach Colorado nonprofit; and energy-efficiency improvements for low-income homeowners through a program administered by the Colorado Energy Office.



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The following persons testified on the bill:



03:59 PM --
Michael Sandoval, Independence Institute, spoke in opposition to the bill and responded to questions from the committee about his objection to the bill.



04:07 PM --
Dan Haley, President, Colorado Oil and Gas Association, spoke in support of the bill.



04:11 PM --
Skip Arnold, Energy Outreach Colorado, testified in support of the bill and identified other sources of energy assistance for low income persons in Colorado.



04:14 PM --
Troy Whitmore, United Power and the Colorado Rural Electric Association, testified in support of the bill.



04:30 PM --
Sophia Guerrero-Murphy, Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:33 PM



The chair closed testimony, and Senator Martinez Humenik closed her remarks on the bill.



04:34 PM



Senator Garcia distributed Amendment L.004 (Attachment H).



170323 AttachH.pdf170323 AttachH.pdf

BILL: HB17-1116
TIME: 04:34:07 PM
MOVED: Scott
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1116 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 8-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
No
Coram
Yes
Donovan
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Fields
Yes
Garcia
Yes
Jones
Yes
Marble
No
Scott
Yes
Baumgardner
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS


BILL: HB17-1116
TIME: 04:35:02 PM
MOVED: Garcia
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004. The motion failed on a vote of 5-6.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Coram
No
Donovan
No
Fenberg
No
Fields
No
Garcia
Yes
Jones
No
Marble
Yes
Scott
No
Baumgardner
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
YES: 5 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL







04:42 PM



The committee adjourned.








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