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8E5950DAF2139596872586E2006BD7EC Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1324

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date May 27, 2021      
Location LSB A



HB21-1324 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:38:07 PM  
The committee came
to order.  Representatives Roberts and Pelton, co-prime bill sponsors,
introduced House Bill 21-1324.  The bill
allows
investor-owned electric utilities to submit proposals to the Public Utilities
Commission for innovative energy technology projects and partnerships.
01:46:22 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
01:48:33 PM  
Commissioner Tim
Redmond, representing self, testified in support of the bill.  Mathew
Mendisco, representing Town of Hayden, testified in support of the bill.
  Former Moffat County Commissioner Ron Beck, representing self, testified
in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded to questions
from the committee.
02:02:54 PM  
Jacob Smith, representing
Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified to amend the bill.  Mr.
Smith responded to questions from the committee.
02:11:27 PM  
Matthew Gerhart,
representing Sierra Club, testified to amend the bill.  Greg Brophy,
representing Onward Energy & The Western Way, testified in support
of the bill.  Mark Detsky, representing Colorado Independent Energy
Association, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
02:20:46 PM  
Suzann Kuhns, representing Ibew 111, testified in support of the bill.
02:22:20 PM  
Sara Blackhurst, representing Action 22, testified in support of the bill. Kathryn Valdez, representing Xcel Energy, testified in support of the bill. Matt Larson, representing Xcel Energy, was available to answer committee questions. Ms. Blackhurst responded to questions from the committee.
03:01:26 PM  
The bill sponsors
discussed and distributed amendments L.002, L.004, and L.005 (Attachments
A, B, and C).


03:05:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment B).
Moved Weissman
Seconded Soper
Bernett
Froelich
Jackson
Pico
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Van Beber
Weissman
Will
Woog
Hooton
Valdez A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:08:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A).
Moved Weissman
Seconded Sirota
Bernett Yes
Froelich Yes
Jackson Yes
Pico No
Sirota Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Van Beber No
Weissman Yes
Will No
Woog No
Hooton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:11:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment C).
Moved Weissman
Seconded Sirota
Bernett
Froelich
Jackson
Pico
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Van Beber
Weissman
Will
Woog
Hooton
Valdez A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:11:05 PM  
The bill sponsors made concluding comments on the bill. Committee members made concluding comments on the bill.


03:22:03 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1324, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Weissman
Seconded Van Beber
Bernett Yes
Froelich Yes
Jackson Yes
Pico Yes
Sirota Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Van Beber Yes
Weissman Yes
Will Yes
Woog Yes
Hooton No
Valdez A. No
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:22:03 PM  
The committee took
a brief recess.






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