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h_tra_2016a_2016-04-27t13:35:02z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/27/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-157



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment A). The motion f

Postpone Senate Bill 16-157 indefinitely. The moti

Refer Senate Bill 16-157 to the Committee of the W
FAIL

PASS

FAIL







01:35 PM -- SB 16-157



Representative Dore, prime sponsor, came to the table to present Senate Bill 16-157 to the committee. On February 9, 2016, the United States Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rules to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil-fuel-fired, electric generating units under the Clean Air Act. This bill requires the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) and the Division of Administration in Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to suspend work on the Clean Power Plan and state implementation plan until the stay is lifted. It also requires that the state implementation plan be subject to legislative review.



01:39 PM --
Martha Rudolph, representing CDPHE, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Rudolph responded to questions from the committee.

02:01 PM --
Erin Overturf, representing Western Resource Advocates, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:04 PM -- Sarah Propst, representing the Interwest Energy Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Propst responded to questions from the committee.

02:08 PM --
America Sherwood, representing the League of Women Voters, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Sherwood responded to questions from the committee.

02:15 PM --
Kacie Peters, representing E2, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Peters responded to a question from the committee.

02:19 PM --
Roger Freeman, representing the Colorado Solar Energy Industry Association (COSEIA), testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Freeman responded to questions from the committee.

02:24 PM --
Kim Stevens, representing Environment Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Stevens responded to questions from the committee.

02:29 PM --
Donald Martinez, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Martinez responded to questions from the committee.

02:35 PM --
Jan Douglas, representing the Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:38 PM --
Steve Bachar, representing the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Bachar responded to questions from the committee.

02:44 PM --
Laurent Meillon, representing the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES), testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Laurent responded to questions from the committee.

02:53 PM --
Richard Orf, representing the Colorado Mining Association and the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC). Mr. Orf responded to questions from the committee.

03:07 PM --
Patrick DePriest, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:10 PM



Representative Winter explained amendment L.004 (Attached A), which clarifies Colorado's role in regulating carbon emissions. Committee discussion ensued.



160427 AttachA.pdf160427 AttachA.pdf

BILL: SB16-157
TIME: 03:16:36 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment A). The motion failed on a vote of 6-7.
SECONDED: Melton
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
No
YES: 6 NO: 7 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL





03:19 PM



Representative Dore made his closing comments on the bill.


BILL: SB16-157
TIME: 03:21:51 PM
MOVED: Neville P.
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-157 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 6-7.
SECONDED: Carver
VOTE
Becker J.
Yes
Buck
Yes
Carver
Yes
Coram
Yes
Esgar
No
Kraft-Tharp
No
Melton
No
Moreno
No
Neville P.
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Winter
No
Mitsch Bush
No
Tyler
No
YES: 6 NO: 7 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: SB16-157
TIME: 03:22:42 PM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 16-157 indefinitely. 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
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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