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H_ENE_2019A 03/04/2019 01:33:19 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date 03/04/2019
Attendance
Froelich X
Geitner X
Kipp X
Landgraf X
Liston X
Saine *
Sirota X
Valdez A. X
Weissman X
Hooton *
Jackson X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:33:19 PM to 05:49:22 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Jackson
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1204 Postponed Indefinitely
HB19-1188 Referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1198 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1199 Amended, referred to House Finance

HB19-1204 - Postponed Indefinitely

01:40:23 PM  
Representatives Beckman and Sandridge,
co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1204 to the committee.  This
bill prohibits camping within 100 feet of an urban environmentally sensitive
area and requires local public health agencies to conduct environmental
impact studies and develop mitigation plans for all environmentally sensitive
areas within their jurisdictions.  Representative Beckman provided
a handout for the committee (Attachment A).  

01:56:26 PM  
Representatives Beckman and Sandridge responded to questions from the committee.
02:10:34 PM  
Jim Rada, representing the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials, testified against the bill.
02:15:50 PM  
Terese Howard, representing Denver Homeless
Out Loud, testified against the bill.
02:18:37 PM  
Jerry Burton, representing himself, testified against the bill.
02:22:36 PM  
Aubrey Hasvolo, representing the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified against the bill.
02:25:54 PM  
Ms. Hasvolo responded to questions from the committee.


02:33:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B)
Moved Saine
Seconded Liston
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Saine
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:36:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C)
Moved Geitner
Seconded Liston
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Saine
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:36:54 PM  
Representative Beckman and Representative
Sandridge made concluding remarks about the bill.
02:42:51 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.


02:55:59 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1204, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Saine
Seconded Geitner
Froelich No
Geitner Yes
Kipp No
Landgraf Yes
Liston Yes
Saine Yes
Sirota No
Valdez A. No
Weissman No
Hooton No
Jackson No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:56:38 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1204 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Hooton
Seconded Sirota
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Landgraf No
Liston No
Saine No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1188 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:57:07 PM  
Representatives Sirota and Snyder, co-prime
sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1188 to the committee.  This bill
requires Legislative Council Staff to assess whether legislation results
in an increase or decrease in greenhouse gas emissions as a part of every
fiscal note.
03:03:30 PM  
Representatives Sirota and Snyder responded
to questions from the committee.
03:10:48 PM  
Dianna Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified against the bill.
03:14:12 PM  
Cory Vandenberg, representing Keep Colorado
Green, testified in support of the bill.
03:17:18 PM  
Megan Rast, representing the Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
03:20:14 PM  
Jan Rose, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
03:24:07 PM  
Mr. Vandenberg, Ms. Orf, and Ms. Rast responded to questions from the committee.
03:30:03 PM  
Amelia Myers, representing Conservation
Colorado, testified in support of the bill.


03:43:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D).
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Liston
Froelich No
Geitner Yes
Kipp No
Landgraf Yes
Liston Yes
Saine Yes
Sirota No
Valdez A. No
Weissman No
Hooton No
Jackson No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
03:46:51 PM  
Ariel Hammerquist, Legislative Council
Staff, responded to questions from the committee.


03:57:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E).
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Saine
Froelich No
Geitner Yes
Kipp No
Landgraf Yes
Liston Yes
Saine Yes
Sirota No
Valdez A. No
Weissman No
Hooton No
Jackson No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
03:57:06 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.


04:02:31 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1188 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Sirota
Seconded Valdez A.
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Landgraf No
Liston No
Saine No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1198 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:02:48 PM  
Representative A. Valdez and Representative
D. Valdez, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1198 to the committee.
 This bill allows certain flexibility in the use of the Electric Vehicle
Grant Fund administered by the Colorado Energy Office.  

04:07:00 PM  
Representative A. Valdez responded to questions from the committee.
04:09:31 PM  
Christian Williss, representing the Colorado
Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.
04:12:32 PM  
Matt Frommer, representing the Southwest
Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), testified in support of the bill.
04:15:37 PM  
Matt Shmigelsky, representing Clean Energy
Economy for the Region (CLEER), testified in support of the bill.
04:18:10 PM  
Sheela Mahnke, representing Colorado Communities
4 Climate Action, testified in support of the bill.
04:21:00 PM  
Mr. Williss responded to questions from
the committee.
04:22:40 PM  
Grier Bailey, representing the Colorado
Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association (CWPMA), testified on the bill.
04:25:28 PM  
Megan Rast, representing the Colorado Sierra
Club, testified in support of the bill.
04:27:57 PM  
Adam Fung, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.
04:29:44 PM  
Chris Votoupal, representing Charge Point,
testified in support of the bill.
04:31:22 PM  
Mr. Bailey and Mr.Votoupal responded to questions from the committee.
04:41:35 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.


04:42:37 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1198 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Weissman
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Landgraf No
Liston Yes
Saine Excused
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1199 - Amended, referred to House Finance

04:43:02 PM  
Representative A. Valdez, prime sponsor,
presented House Bill 19-1199 to the committee.  This bill allows a
certain number of plug-in electric vehicles to access high-occupancy lanes
for free and toll lanes or high-occupancy toll lanes at a reduced rate
beginning on July 1, 2020.  
04:48:00 PM  
Will Toor, Executive Director of the Colorado
Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.
04:50:39 PM  
Shoshana Lew, Executive Director of the
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), testified in support of the
bill.
04:54:07 PM  
Director Lew responded to questions from the committee.
04:56:12 PM  
Grier Bailey, representing CWPMA, testified
against the bill.
05:01:29 PM  
Greg Fulton, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, testified on the bill.
05:04:33 PM  
Mr. Fulton responded to questions from the committee.
05:08:40 PM  
Dennis Haberstrumpf, representing himself, testified against the bill.
05:11:29 PM  
Megan Rast, representing the Colorado Sierra
Club, testified in support of the bill.
05:14:08 PM  
Sophia Mayott-Guerrero, representing Conservation
Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:16:24 PM  
Chris Votoupal, representing Colorado Cleantech
Industries Association, testified in support of the bill.
05:17:21 PM  
Matt Frommer, representing SWEEP, testified
in support of the bill.
05:20:20 PM  
Susan Nedell, representing Environmental
Entrepreneurs, testified in support of the bill.
05:22:13 PM  
Sam Gilchrist, representing the National
Resource Defence Council, testified in support of the bill.
05:24:18 PM  
Don Marostica, representing CDOT, testified
on the bill.
05:27:31 PM  
Mr. Frommer responded to questions from the committee.


05:34:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment F).
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Froelich
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Saine Excused
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:34:45 PM  
Jason Gelender, Office of Legislative Legal
Services, responded to questions from the committee.


05:36:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G).
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Weissman
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Saine Excused
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:36:42 PM  
Representative A. Valdez answered questions
from the committee, and distributed a memorandum concerning Amendment L.001
changing the fiscal note (Attachment H).
05:38:06 PM  
Representative Geitner provided a handout
to the committee (Attachment I).


05:49:05 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1199, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Froelich
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Landgraf No
Liston No
Saine No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:49:22 PM   The committee adjourned.






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