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9CF81F2BDFE581C28725850C0070DD11 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1137

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date Feb 12, 2020      
Location HCR 0107



HB20-1137 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:32:48 PM  

Representative Soper and Representative McCluskie introduced House Bill 20-1137.  The bill makes changes to the Broadband Deployment Board's application for grant funding and how the board assesses those applications.

The bill sponsors provided Amendments L.001, L.002, L.003, L.004, and L.005, along with an unofficial preamended version of the bill (Attachments A - F).

01:39:10 PM  

The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

01:54:29 PM  

Kent Blackwell, Delta-Montrose Electric Association, Southeast Colorado Power Association, Yampa Valley Electric Association, and San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, testified in support of the bill.

01:56:37 PM  

Virginia Harman, Delta-Montrose Electric Association and Elevate Fiber, testified in support of the bill.

01:58:41 PM  

Tony Prendergast, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:01:10 PM  
Geoff Hier, Colorado Rural Electric Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:02:25 PM  

Mr. Blackwell, Ms. Harman, and Mr. Hier responded to questions from the committee.

02:11:16 PM  

Emily Ibach, Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.

02:13:58 PM  

Jeff Weist, Colorado Cable and Telecommunications Association, testified on the bill from a neutral position if proposed amendments are adopted.

02:15:34 PM  

Brandy DeLange, Colorado Municipal League and Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.

02:17:14 PM  

Mr. Weist responded to questions from the committee.

02:18:58 PM  

Representative Soper described the proposed amendments.



02:20:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Coleman
Seconded Bird
Arndt
Bird
Duran
McKean
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:20:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Coleman
Seconded Bird
Arndt
Bird
Duran
McKean
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:21:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Coleman
Seconded McKean
Arndt
Bird
Duran
McKean
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:24:41 PM  

Jennifer Berman, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee regarding Amendment L.004.



02:29:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Coleman
Seconded Bird
Arndt
Bird
Duran
McKean
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:29:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Coleman
Seconded Van Winkle
Arndt
Bird
Duran
McKean
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Van Winkle
Williams D.
Coleman
Kraft-Tharp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:29:51 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.



02:32:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1137, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coleman
Seconded Bird
Arndt Yes
Bird Yes
Duran Yes
McKean Yes
Sandridge No
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Williams D. Yes
Coleman Yes
Kraft-Tharp Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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