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8480F503AFEC6C41872589810065EEEB Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB23-1247

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date Mar 29, 2023      
Location LSB A



HB23-1247 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

12:34:29 PM  
Representatives Lukens
and Winter, co-prime sponsors, gave an overview of House Bill 23-1247 Access
Advanced Energy Solutions in Rural Colorado. The bill requires the Colorado
Energy Office to conduct studies of electric transmission and energy generation
in rural Colorado.
12:36:50 PM  
Ms. Emerald Thomas,
representing themself, testified to amend the bill. Dr. Velma Campbell,
representing themself, testified to amend the bill. Lynn Segal, representing
themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Giselle Herzfeld, representing
350 Colorado, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Christopher Allred, representing
Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center, testified in opposition to the
bill.
12:55:55 PM  
Ms. Leslie Glustrom,
representing Clean Energy Action, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Richard
Andrews, representing themself, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Andrews
provided the committee a handout (Attachment N). Ms. Jan Rose, representing
Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate (CCLC), testified to amend the
bill.
01:04:00 PM  
Phil Ord, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Douglas Sandridge, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. D'Oreo, speaking on behalf
of Mark Hinaman, representing Fire2Fission, testified in support of the
bill. Tamara Haynes-Norton, representing themself, testified in support
of the bill. Ryan Pickering, representing themself, testified in support
of the bill. Commissioner Kevin Ross, representing Weld County, testified
in support of the bill. Julia DeWahl, representing themself, testified
in support of the bill.
01:20:16 PM  
The committee asked the panel questions.
01:23:12 PM  
Richard Orf, representing Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Jacob Tellez, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Dean Krueger, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Wilson Harper, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Tiffany Dickenson, representing Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:40:57 PM  
The committee asked the panel questions.
01:41:08 PM  
Mr. Timothy Coleman, representing Colorado Rural Electric Association, testified in support of the bill. Kathleen Nelson Romans, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Greg Brophy, representing The Western Way, testified in support of the bill. Director Will Toor, representing Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.
01:49:52 PM  
The committee asked
the panel questions.


Additional written
testimony is included as Attachments O.1-O.7.
01:50:09 PM  
The sponsors introduced
and gave an overview of amendment L.001 (Attachment P).


01:53:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Winter T.
Seconded Froelich
DeGraaf
Dickson
Evans
Froelich
Valdez
Velasco
Vigil
Weissman
Winter T.
Willford
Kipp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:53:24 PM  
The sponsors gave closing comments on the bill.
01:53:43 PM  
The committee gave closing comments on the bill.


02:00:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1247, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Winter T.
Seconded DeGraaf
DeGraaf Yes
Dickson Yes
Evans Yes
Froelich Yes
Valdez Yes
Velasco Yes
Vigil Yes
Weissman Yes
Winter T. Yes
Willford Excused
Kipp Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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