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S_AGR_2018A 04/12/2018 01:30:23 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY
Date 04/12/2018
Attendance
Cooke X
Coram X
Donovan *
Fenberg X
Fields X
Garcia *
Jones *
Marble *
Scott X
Baumgardner X
Sonnenberg X
Time 01:30:23 PM to 02:01:09 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Sonnenberg
This Report was prepared by David Beaujon
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1270 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-235 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

SB18-235 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:31:22 PM  
Senator Coram, prime-sponsor, discussed
the provisions of Senate Bill 18-235 concerning the Colorado Industrial
Hemp Research and Development Authority.  This bill creates the Colorado
Industrial Hemp Research and Development Authority to develop, promote
and fund industrial hemp education, research, and development.  The
authority is not a state agency but may collaborate with the Department
of Agriculture.  The authority's powers are vested in a 7-member board
of directors and it is authorized to receive and expend gifts, grants,
and donations.  The authority is required to apply for federal money
to disburse for industrial hemp education, research, or development projects
or programs.  It must also seek center of excellence designation from
the National Institution of Food and Agriculture in the U.S. Department
of Agriculture to gain priority in the competitive grant application process.

01:33:03 PM  
Samantha Walsh, Tetra Public Affairs, Colorado
Hemp Association, spoke in support of the bill and responded to questions
from the committee about the role of the Industrial Hemp Advisory Committee.

01:36:09 PM  
Tom Dermody , Inustrial Hemp Research Foundation,
spoke in support of the bill and responded to question from the committee
about the role of the Industrial Hemp Advisory Committee.

01:37:02 PM  
Tom Gordon, Colorado Hemp Industry Association, spoke in support of the bill.
01:40:42 PM  
The chair closed testimony, and Senator
Coram distributed Amendment L.001 [Attachment A].


01:43:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke
Coram
Donovan
Fenberg
Fields
Garcia
Jones
Marble
Scott
Baumgardner
Sonnenberg
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:44:11 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-235, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Jones Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
01:44:12 PM  

The committee recessed.



HB18-1270 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:45:25 PM  
The committee returned from recess.
01:45:37 PM  
Senator Tate, prime-sponsor, discussed
the provisions of House Bill18-1270 cocnerning the evaluation of energy
storage systems by the Public Utilities Commission.  He also distributed
distributed Amendment L.006 [Attachment B]. The reengrossed bill directs
the PUC, by February 1, 2019, to consider whether to establish, by rule
as part of the planning process, mechanisms for the procurement of energy
storage systems by investor-owned electric utilities (IOUs).  The
bill specifies, however, that these mechanisms must not affect any open
proceedings, ongoing resource acquisitions, or competitive bidding processes
existing on February 1, 2018.  The bill specifies that the establishment
of such mechanisms is to be based on an analysis of specified benefits
and costs of storage systems, including factors such as grid reliability
or transmission capacity. If the PUC decides to establish mechanisms for
the procurement of energy storage systems by electric utilities, it must
adopt rules establishing mechanisms for the inclusion of the benefits and
costs of energy storage systems into the planning process.  Such mechanisms,
among other specified items, must include requirements for utilities to
provide the PUC with appropriate data and specify potential interconnection
points.  On or before May 1, 2019, the bill authorizes electric utilities
to file applications for rate-based projects for energy storage systems
not to exceed 15 megawatts of capacity.
01:50:14 PM  
JW Postal, Nikola Power, Colorado Cleantech
Industries Association, spoke in support of the bill and discussed the
energy storage system his company has developed.
01:53:39 PM  
Senator Tate discussed the provisions of
Amendment L.006 [Attachment B].


01:56:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke
Coram
Donovan
Fenberg
Fields
Garcia
Jones
Marble
Scott
Baumgardner
Sonnenberg
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:57:35 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1270, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Fields Yes
Garcia No
Jones Yes
Marble No
Scott Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-235 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:58:00 PM  
The chair announced that he forgot to move
an amendment to strike the safety clause in Senate Bill18-235 and substitute
a petition clause.


01:59:39 PM
Motion Reconsider
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Jones Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:01:15 PM
Motion This is a conceptual amendment to amend the printed bill, page 15, strike lines 18 and 19 and substitute a petition clause.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Jones Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:01:48 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-235, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Jones Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:01:09 PM   Committee Adjourned






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