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h_tra_2017a_2017-04-19t13:33:53z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/19/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1323



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY


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

Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1323, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:44 PM -- HB 17-1323



Representative Esgar introduced House Bill 17-1323. The bill makes several requirements of the PUC in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) related to ethics. The bill creates a position of an independent ombudsman for ethics in the PUC, to be paid from the Fixed and Telecommunications Utilities Funds. Additionally, the bill requires the PUC to adopt rules that set forth PUC policy on conflicts of interest, incompatible activities, and limitations on ex parte communications, and require the meetings, conferences, and programs that commissioners and staff may attend to be consistent with these rules. In addition, the PUC director may authorize PUC employees to undertake training and development opportunities. Finally, the bill requires the PUC director to keep a record of PUC proceedings, and to post audio recordings and other official records as required by law online for public access.



Representative Esgar distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment A). She answered several committee questions. She distributed amendments L.001 (Attachment B), L.002 (Attachment C), and L.003 (Attachment D).





170419 AttachA.pdf170419 AttachA.pdf

170419 AttachB.pdf170419 AttachB.pdf170419 AttachC.pdf170419 AttachC.pdf170419 AttachD.pdf170419 AttachD.pdf



01:58 PM -- Ms. Erin Reynolds, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to answer a committee question regarding amendment L.003.



02:00 PM -- Ms. Amy Cooke, representing the Independence Institute, testified in support of the bill.



02:04 PM -- Ms. Anne Stattelman, representing Posada, testified in support of the bill.



02:08 PM -- Mr. Vince Calvano, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:12 PM -- Mr. Chris Markuson, representing Pueblo County, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1323
TIME: 02:16:55 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Becker J.
Bridges
Buck
Carver
Esgar
Ginal
Hansen
Jackson
Lawrence
McLachlan
Nordberg
Winter
Mitsch Bush
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1323
TIME: 02:17:57 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Becker J.
Bridges
Buck
Carver
Esgar
Ginal
Hansen
Jackson
Lawrence
McLachlan
Nordberg
Winter
Mitsch Bush
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1323
TIME: 02:18:54 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Becker J.
Bridges
Buck
Carver
Esgar
Ginal
Hansen
Jackson
Lawrence
McLachlan
Nordberg
Winter
Mitsch Bush
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





02:19 PM



Representative Esgar gave some closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1323
TIME: 02:24:08 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1323, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 9-4.
SECONDED: Winter
VOTE
Becker J.
No
Bridges
Yes
Buck
No
Carver
No
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hansen
Yes
Jackson
Yes
Lawrence
No
McLachlan
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












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