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5EA1C46DE5C5BE0B872583DE00730962 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-236

SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date Apr 16, 2019      
Location SCR 352



SB19-236 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance

02:56:34 PM  

The committee took a brief recess.

03:04:54 PM  

The committee returned to order.

03:05:07 PM  

Senate Majority Leader Fenberg and President Garcia, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-236. The bill continues the Public Utilities Commission in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which is scheduled to sunset on September 1, 2019. Thecommittee was provided with amendments L.001 (Attachment D), L.003 (Attachment E), L.004 (Attachment F), L.007 (Attachment G), L.008 (Attachment H), L.006 (Attachment I), and L.002 (Attachment J). They responded to questions from the committee.

03:19:31 PM  

Patty Salazar, executive director of the Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in support of the bill.

03:20:59 PM  

Jan Rose, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:25:07 PM  

Will Toor, executive director of the Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.

03:28:47 PM  

Gina Hardin, representing 350 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:31:38 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

03:36:13 PM  

Matt Larson, representing Xcel Energy, testified about the role of carbon costs in portfolio analysis.

03:38:44 PM  

Jack Ihle, representing Xcel Energy, testified about distribution system planning.

03:41:25 PM  

Jonathan Koehn, representing the city of Boulder, testified about the bill.

03:44:28 PM  

Dianna Orf, representing the Colorado Mining Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:47:44 PM  

Tom Easley, representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support of the bill.

03:49:21 PM  

Amelia Myers, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:52:48 PM  

Tom Figel, representing Grid Alternatives, testified in support of the bill.

03:55:11 PM  

Karey Christ-Janer, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:58:19 PM  

Matthew Gerhart, representing the Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.

04:06:16 PM  

KK DuVivier, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:08:39 PM  

Bill Levis, representing AARP, testified in support of the bill with amendments.

04:11:46 PM  

Susan Nedell, representing Environmental Entrepreneurs, testified in support of the bill.

04:13:43 PM  

Joseph Benkert, representing Boulder Regional Emergency Telephone Service Authority, testified in support of the bill with amendments.

04:16:22 PM  

Laurent Meillon, representing Capitol Solar Energy, testified in support of the bill.

04:19:44 PM  

Rebecca Cantwell, representing the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, testified in support of the bill.

04:22:50 PM  

Howard Geller, representing the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in support of the bill.

04:26:27 PM  

Mike Kruger, representing the Colorado Solar and Storage Association, testified in support of the bill.

04:28:55 PM  

Ean Tafoya, representing the Colorado Latino Forum, testified in support of the bill.

04:30:47 PM  

Shayne Madsen, representing the Independence Institute, testified in opposition to the bill. She provided a handout (Attachment K).

04:32:10 PM  

Sandra Murray, representing herself, testified about the bill.

04:34:53 PM  

The committee took a brief recess.

04:51:48 PM  

The committee returned to order.



04:53:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D).
Moved Foote
Seconded
Donovan
Foote
Hisey
Priola
Scott
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:54:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment J).
Moved Foote
Seconded
Donovan
Foote
Hisey
Priola
Scott
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:56:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E).
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Donovan
Foote
Hisey
Priola
Scott
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:58:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment F).
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Priola Yes
Scott No
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:59:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment I).
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Donovan
Foote
Hisey
Priola
Scott
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:00:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment G).
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Donovan
Foote
Hisey
Priola
Scott
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:00:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment H).
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Donovan
Foote
Hisey
Priola
Scott
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:00:52 PM  

The sponsors wrapped up their presentation of the bill and asked for a favorable recommendation.

05:03:27 PM  

Members of the committee commented about their positions on the bill.



05:05:17 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-236, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Priola Yes
Scott No
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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