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5DA7051586872F60872583DF00761DCA Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1313

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Apr 17, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



HB19-1313 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

03:30:12 PM  
Representative Lontine recessed the committee.
03:37:52 PM  
Representative Lontine called the meeting
back to order.
03:38:40 PM  

Speaker Becker, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1313 to the committee.  The bill establishes targets for utilities to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.  A qualifying utility must submit clean energy plans to the Public Utilities Commission as part of its electric resource planning process.  The Department of Public Health and Environment is required to review these plans and to verify compliance with emissions targets.  Speaker Becker responded to committee questions about the bill.  

03:42:06 PM  

Alice Jackson, Xcel Energy Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Maria Najera, Western Resource Advocates, testified in support of the bill.  Pam Kiely, Environmental Defense Fund, testified in support of the bill.  Jennifer Gremmert, Energy Outreach Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.  Committee discussion ensued with the witnesses.

04:56:42 PM  

Amelia Myers, Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Monique Dyers, Ensight Energy Consulting, testified in support of the bill.  Melanie Layton, Nextera Energy, testified in support of the bill.  Gary Arnold, Rocky Mountain District Council #15, testified in support of the bill.

05:06:06 PM  
Mark Detsky, Colorado Independent Energy
Association, testified in support of the bill.  Fannie Posey Eddy,
American Association of Blacks in Energy, testified in support of the bill.
 Karey Christ-Janer, Independent Advocate, testified in support of
the bill.  The witness panel responded to questions.  
05:25:34 PM  
Mike Kruger, Colorado Solar and Storage Association, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
05:28:34 PM  

Doug Carter, Colorado Solar and Storage Association, testified in a neutral position on the bill.  Dan Greenberg, representing himself, testified against the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment C).  Mat Elmore, Pivot Energy, testified in a neutral position on the bill.

05:37:29 PM  

Bill Levis, AARP - Colorado, testified against the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment D).  Dianna Orf, Colorado Mining Association, testified against the bill.  Larry Miloshevich, representing himself, testified against the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment E).  Britton Naas, Coalition of Ratepayers, testified against the bill.  The witness panel responded to questions.

05:57:59 PM  

Carl Smith, SMART Transportation, testified in support of the bill.  Lisa Tormoen Hickey, Interwest Energy Alliance, testified in support of the bill.  Ric Fanyo, Climax Molybdenum, testified in opposition to the bill without amendments.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.  

06:15:06 PM  

Patrick Mooney, Intermountain Rural Electric Association, testified in opposition to the bill.  Steve Furr, Namaste Solar, testified in a neutral position on the bill.  Michelle King, Colorado Energy Consumers, testified in neutral position on the bill with amendments.  K.K. DuVivier, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.  

06:33:52 PM  
Julian Musikant, Namaste Solar, testified
in a neutral position on the bill.  Kent Singer, Colorado Rural Electric
Association, testified in opposition to the bill.  The witness panel
responded to committee questions.  
06:47:55 PM  

Speaker Becker distributed amendments L.001 and L.004 to the committee (Attachments F and G).



06:52:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment F).
Moved Jackson
Seconded Mullica
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:54:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment G).
Moved Mullica
Seconded Jaquez Lewis
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:55:04 PM  

Representative Jackson distributed amendment L.003 (Attachment H).



06:55:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment H).
Moved Jackson
Seconded Buckner
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:55:41 PM  

Representative Baisley distributed amendment L.002 (Attachment I).



07:00:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment I).
Moved Baisley
Seconded Will
Baisley Yes
Beckman Yes
Buckner No
Jackson No
Jaquez Lewis No
Mullica No
Soper Yes
Titone No
Will Yes
Caraveo No
Lontine No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
07:00:54 PM  

Speaker Becker distributed amendment L.006 (Attachment J).



07:02:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment J).
Moved Titone
Seconded Mullica
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:02:51 PM  
Speaker Becker gave closing remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


07:19:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1313, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jackson
Seconded Jaquez Lewis
Baisley No
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Will No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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