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s_lg_2017a_2017-03-23t11:03:03z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/23/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-252



SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-252 to the Committee of the W PASS







11:54 AM -- SB 17-252



Senator Tate, prime sponsor, discussed the provisions of Senate Bill 17-252 concerning utility cost saving contracts for local governments. Under current law, local governments may enter into contracts for utility cost-savings which are defined to include installations, modifications, or services designed to reduce energy consumption and operating costs in buildings or other facilities. This bill authorizes local governments to enter into utility cost-savings contracts for increasing meter accuracy and clarifies that operation and maintenance cost-savings calculations must be made on a net basis.



The following person testified on the bill:



11:58 AM --
Paul Engle, Ameresco, spoke in support of the bill and explained how his company helps organizations meet energy saving and energy management challenges.



11:58 AM --
Taylor Lewis, Colorado Energy Office, spoke in support of the bill and explained how energy performance contracts helps governmental entities to finance energy and water conservation measures.



12:07 PM -- Jorge Figueroa, Western Resource Advocates, spoke in support of the bill and explained how improved water meter technologies may help public water providers save water and avoid the need for new water supplies.



12:09 PM



The chair closed testimony, and Senator Priola closed his remarks on the bill.



BILL: SB17-252
TIME: 12:10:39 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-252 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Crowder
Yes
Donovan
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







12:11 PM



The committee adjourned.








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