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h_tra_2016a_2016-04-27t13:35:02z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/27/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-061



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone Senate Bill 16-061 indefinitely. The moti

Refer Senate Bill 16-061 to the Committee on Finan
PASS

FAIL







03:24 PM -- SB 16-061



Representative Dore presented Senate Bill 16-061 to the committee. This bill requires the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to create a Ratepayer Protection program. The program is created to address the potential increased costs of compliance with the federal Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP). The program will be designed to cover these costs through reimbursement of electric utilities from the Ratepayer Protection Fund rather than by utility customers. Reimbursement will be paid from the newly created Ratepayer Protection Fund administered by the Colorado Energy Office. The fund is to be financed by annual General Fund appropriations.



Representative Dore responded to questions from the committee. Discussion ensued.



03:46 PM



Committee questioning of Representative Dore continued.



03:50 PM --
Martha Rudolph, representing CDPHE, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Rudolph responded to a question from the committee.

03:55 PM --
Erin Overturf, representing Western Resource Advocates, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Overturf responded to questions from the committee.

04:06 PM --
Sarah Propst, representing the Interwest Energy Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:08 PM --
Reverend Jessica Abell, representing Colorado Interfaith Power & Light, testified in opposition to the bill. Reverend Abell responded to a question from the committee.

04:12 PM --
Roger Freeman, representing COSEIA, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:14 PM --
Susan Nedell, representing E2, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:17 PM --
Jan Douglas, representing the Sierra Club, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:19 PM --
Natacha Kiler, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. She distributed a copy of a chart on solar economics to the committee (Attachment B).



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04:24 PM --
Laurent Meillon, representing CRES, testified in opposition to the bill.





04:26 PM



Representative Dore made closing comments on the bill. Committee discussion ensued.


BILL: SB16-061
TIME: 04:30:45 PM
MOVED: Neville P.
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-061 to the Committee on Finance. The motion failed on a vote of 6-7.
SECONDED: Buck
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: SB16-061
TIME: 04:30:48 PM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 16-061 indefinitely. 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



04:31 PM



The committee took a brief recess.




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