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h_tra_2016a_2016-04-06t13:30:41z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/06/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1376



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1376, as amended, to the Commi
PASS

PASS







01:55 PM -- HB 16-1376



Representatives Esgar and Winter came to the table to present House Bill 16-1376. Under current law, the Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) represents customers of electric and gas utilities in proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). This bill expands the authority of the OCC to also represent customers of every common carrier, pipeline corporation, telephone corporation, and water corporation. The representatives responded to questions from the committee.



01:59 PM --
Cindy Schonhaut, Office of the Consumer Counsel, came to the table to respond to questions from the committee. Committee questioning and discussion ensued. Representative Winter distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment A) and explained that it incorporates transportation network companies into the purview of the OCC. Ms. Schonhaut responded to questions from the committee. Discussion ensued.



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02:09 PM -- Bill Levis, representing the American Association of Retired Persons, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Levis responded to questions from the committee.

02:19 PM --
Nick Colglazier, representing the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Colglazier responded to questions from the committee.

BILL: HB16-1376
TIME: 02:29:37 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Esgar
VOTE
Becker J.
No
Buck
No
Carver
No
Coram
No
Esgar
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Melton
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Neville P.
No
Nordberg
No
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Tyler
Yes
YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:30 PM



Representatives Esgar and Winter made their closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1376
TIME: 02:33:26 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1376, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Becker J.
No
Buck
No
Carver
No
Coram
No
Esgar
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Melton
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Neville P.
No
Nordberg
No
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS

02:36 PM



The committee was adjourned.






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