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s_lg_2017a_2017-04-26t13:56:05z5 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/26/2017

Location: HCR 0107

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







07:58 PM -- SB17-252



Representative Coleman and Representative Liston, co-prime sponsors, explained SB17-252, concerning the authority of a board of any political subdivision to enter into contracts for utility cost savings. 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 representatives distributed a fact sheet regarding the bill (Attachment I). They answered questions from the committee and emphasized that the bill allows boards and businesses to enter into energy cost-saving contracts.



17HouseLocalGov0426AttachI.pdf17HouseLocalGov0426AttachI.pdf



08:07 PM --
Jorge Figueroa, representing Western Resource Advocates, spoke in support of the measure. He reported that the bill enables the financing of energy-efficient projects. He answered questions from the committee about water stewardship goals, meter accuracy, and water sustainability.



08:12 PM --
Paul Engle, representing Ameresco, spoke in support of the bill. He discussed aging infrastructure, water meters, and the importance of accurately measuring water usage. He answered questions from the committee and relayed that Colorado Counties, Inc, although not present, also supports the measure.





08:23 PM



Representative Coleman and Representative Liston made closing remarks.

BILL: SB17-252
TIME: 08:23:43 PM
MOVED: Coleman
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-252 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Liston
VOTE
Coleman
Yes
Exum
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Liston
Yes
McKean
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Valdez
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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