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2EEE4B761131DB938725881E0014D9E4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1355

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date Apr 7, 2022      
Location Old State Library



HB22-1355 - Lay Over

09:47:46 PM  
Sponsor of the bill,
Representative Cutter, gave a brief overview, including a PowerPoint (Attachment
R), of House Bill 22-1355.
The
bill creates a producer responsibility program to provide recycling services
to covered entities in the state.

09:51:36 PM  
George Marlin, representing
Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support of the bill.
10:00:54 PM  
Representative Cutter answered questions from the committee.
10:26:20 PM  
Kate Bailey, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.
10:36:43 PM  
Mr. Stephen Alexander,
representing Association of Plastics Recyclers, testified in support of
the bill.
10:41:15 PM  
Ms. Bree Dietly,
representing the Colorado Beverage Association and the American Beverage
Association, testified in support of the bill.
10:41:33 PM  
Ms. Sydney Harris,
representing the Product Stewardship Institute, testified in support of
the bill.
10:44:06 PM  
Mr. Dylan DeThomas,
representing The Recycling Partnership, testified in support of the bill.
10:46:06 PM  
Ms. Bailey, Mr. Alexander, Ms. Dietly, Ms. Harris, and Mr. DeThomas answered questions from the committee.
10:49:03 PM  
Mr. Danny Katz, representing
Colorado Public Interest Research Group, testified in support of the bill.

11:25:47 PM  
Wolf Kray, representing
the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, was available
to answer committee questions.
11:27:17 PM  
Mr. Katz and Mr. Kray answered questions from the committee.
11:27:50 PM  
Commissioner Elisabeth
Lawrence, representing the Summit County Government, testified in support
of the bill.
11:32:51 PM  
Mr. Jake Niece, representing Ouray County, testified in support of the bill.
11:35:14 PM  
Ms. Tricia Canonico,
representing the City of Fort Collins, testified in support of the bill.
11:38:04 PM  
Ms. Jean Lim, representing
the City and County of Broomfield, testified in support of the bill.

11:39:31 PM  
Mr. Adam Hill, representing Direct Polymers, testified in support of the bill.
11:41:44 PM  
Ms. Lawrence, Mr. Niece, Ms. Canonico, Ms. Lim, and Mr. Hill answered questions from the committee.
11:45:12 PM  
Mr. Tim Barnes, representing
the City of Lafayette, testified in support of the bill.
11:53:44 PM  
Anita Seitz, representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support of the bill.
11:54:34 PM  
Mr. Barnes, Mr. Marlin, and Ms. Seitz answered questions from the committee.
11:55:24 PM  
Trustee Erica Sparhawk, representing Carbondale, testified in support of the bill.
11:59:37 PM  
Mayor Laura Weinberg,
representing the City of Golden and Colorado Municipal League, testified
in support of the bill.
12:12:28 AM  
Ms. Jamie Harkins, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:12:32 AM  
Mr. Jonathan Wachtel,
representing the City of Lakewood Sustainability Division, testified in
support of the bill. Dr. Elizabeth Chapman, representing City of Aspen,
testified in support of the bill. Jennifer Richardson, representing Mesa
County Solid Waste Management, testified in support of the bill.

12:17:04 AM  
Brandy Moe, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Suzanne Jones, representing
Eco-Cycle, testified in support of the bill. Mr. David Fridland, representing
Recycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

12:36:34 AM  
Mrs. Laura Levesque-Catalano,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Melissa Kirr, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Winn Cowman, representing
Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, testified in support of the bill.

12:39:33 AM  
Angelique Espinoza,
representing Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Dr. Jan Douglas, representing Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support
of the bill. Ms. Kat Haber, representing TRUST Climate Action Strategists,
testified in support of the bill. Ean Tafoya, representing GreenLatinos,
testified in support of the bill. Jared Bynum, representing Conservation
Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Rex Wilmouth, representing
Environment Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
12:48:13 AM  
Rachel Beck, representing
Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms.
Shawnee Adelson, representing Colorado Brewers Guild, testified in opposition
to the bill. Barrett Jensen, representing Waste Connections of Colorado,
testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Sam DeWitt, representing the Brewers
Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:15:21 AM  
Ms. Lauren Aguilar,
representing the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment,
testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Kevin Messner, representing
the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, testified in opposition
to the bill.  Mark Petrovich, representing Republic Services, testified
in opposition to the bill. Mr. Austin Vincent, representing Colorado Farm
Bureau, testified in opposition to the bill. Sarah Mercer, representing
Brownstein on behalf of Association of Magazine Media, testified to amend
the bill. Mr. Bill Scebbi, representing Colorado Egg Producers, testified
in opposition to the bill.
01:30:15 AM  
Mr. Carlin Walsh,
representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Tyler
Rudd, representing the Wine Institute, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Scott  DeFife, representing the Glass Packaging Institute, testified
to amend the bill.
01:46:23 AM  
Ms. Averill Doering,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Alex Truelove,
representing the Biodegradable Products Institute, testified in a neutral
position on the bill. Additionally, remote testimony is included as Attachments
S.1-S.17.
01:58:45 AM  
The committee laid over the bill to a later date for action only.






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