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S_TRA_2019A 03/19/2019 02:00:13 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date 03/19/2019
Attendance
Donovan X
Foote X
Hisey X
Priola X
Scott X
Danielson *
Pettersen X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 02:00:13 PM to 05:14:07 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Pettersen
This Report was prepared by Jessika Shipley
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-144 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
Public Utilities Commission Sunset Hearing Committee Discussion Only

SB19-144 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:00:45 PM  

Senator Zenzinger, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-144. The bill allows motorcycles to proceed through an intersection or other location with a traffic control signal after yielding if the traffic control signal is inoperative, remains on a steady red or yellow for two minutes or more, or fails to recognize a motorcycle for two minutes or more. She provided Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).

02:04:41 PM  

Morgan Cullen, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill without the adoption of Amendment L.001.

02:08:12 PM  

Dennis Haberstumpf, representing Abate of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:11:51 PM  

Bruce Downs, representing Abate of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:14:32 PM  

Diane Ogg, representing Bikers United of America, testified in support of the bill.

02:16:48 PM  

James Ayers, representing Abate of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. 

02:17:25 PM  

Senator Zenzinger explained the amendment.



02:18:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Donovan
Foote
Hisey
Priola
Scott
Danielson
Pettersen
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:18:59 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-144, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Foote Yes
Hisey Yes
Priola Yes
Scott Yes
Danielson Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Public Utilities Commission Sunset Hearing - Committee Discussion Only


02:19:07 PM  

Jennifer Berman, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, explained the sunset process.  She referred to the sunset report of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) (Attachment B).

02:24:05 PM  

Patty Salazar, representing the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), introduced Brian Tobias, who conducted the sunset review, and Doug Dean, the executive director of the PUC.

02:27:05 PM  

Mr. Tobias, representing DORA, explained the sunset review process and discussed the contents of the report. He provided background information about the enforcement activities undertaken by the PUC. He explained each of the 11 recommendations made by DORA with regard to the PUC.

02:41:19 PM  

Mr. Tobias continued to talk about the DORA recommendations. He responded to questions from the committee.

02:55:07 PM  

Amelia Myers, representing Conservation Colorado, testified about the sunset report.

03:00:39 PM  

Jay Boyle, representing CWIA, testified about the sunset report.

03:04:23 PM  

Jenny Willford, representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified about the sunset report.

03:07:26 PM  

Mike Kruger, representing Colorado Solar and Storage Association, testified about the sunset report.

03:10:42 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

03:15:42 PM  

Will Toor, representing the Colorado Energy Office, testified about the sunset report.

03:23:17 PM  

Roger Freeman, representing himself, testified about the sunset report.

03:28:04 PM  

Steve Szabo, representing the Colorado Renewal Energy Society, testified about the sunset report.

03:31:00 PM  

Laurent Meillon, representing Capitol Solar Energy, testified about the sunset report.

03:35:33 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

03:48:13 PM  

John Connolly, representing Towing and Recovery Professionals of Colorado, testified about the sunset report.

03:50:01 PM  

Teo Nicolais, representing himself, testified about the sunset report.

03:54:02 PM  

Christopher Cunningham, representing Tschetter Hamrick Sulzer P.C., testified about the sunset report.

03:58:44 PM  

Mark Valentine, representing Towing and Recovery Professionals of Colorado, testified about the sunset report.

04:02:39 PM  

Troy Porras, representing himself, testified about the sunset report.

04:07:33 PM  

Jason Schwartz, representing the Institute for Policy Integrity, testified about the sunset report.

04:12:47 PM  

Mark Detsky, representing himself and the Colorado Independent Energy Association, testified about the sunset report.

04:20:14 PM  

Leslie Glustrom, representing Clean Energy Action, testified about the sunset report. She provided written testimony (Attachment C).

04:30:20 PM  

Jennifer Tweeuwen, representing herself, testified about the sunset report.

04:33:19 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

04:37:10 PM  

Joseph Benkert, representing Boulder Regional Emergency Telephone Service Authority, testified about the sunset report.

04:43:55 PM  

Bill Levis, representing AARP, testified about the sunset report. He provided a fact sheet (Attachment D).

04:51:13 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

04:58:36 PM  

John Gavan and Frances Koncilja, PUC Commissioners, testified about the sunset report. The commissioners responded to questions from the committee.

05:13:25 PM  
The sunset report was laid over for action at a later date.


05:14:07 PM   The committee adjourned.






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