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S_TRA_2019A 04/23/2019 07:02:56 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date 04/23/2019
Attendance
Donovan X
Foote X
Hisey X
Priola X
Scott *
Pettersen X
Winter X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 07:02:56 PM to 09:03:40 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Winter
This Report was prepared by Jessika Shipley
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1265 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB19-1272 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-051 Lay Over
HB19-1231 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-239 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1260 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB19-1265 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


07:04:11 PM  

Senators Rankin and Winter, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1265. The bill creates a class A traffic infraction for passing a snowplow in a echelon formation.



07:06:46 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1265 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Foote Yes
Hisey Yes
Priola Yes
Scott Yes
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1272 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


07:07:06 PM  

Senators Winter and Priola, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1272. The bill makes property owned by housing authorities eligible to participate in the Colorado New Energy Improvement District program.

07:09:02 PM  

Andrew Sand, representing the Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill and answered committee questions.

07:11:07 PM  

Senator Winter made concluding comments.



07:13:32 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1272 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Foote Excused
Hisey Yes
Priola Yes
Scott No
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1260 - Lay Over


07:14:02 PM  

Senator Winter and Senator Priola, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 1260.  This bill requires counties and municipalities to adopt and enforce one of the three most recent versions of the International Energy Conservation Code. 

07:16:48 PM  

Susan McFaddin, representing Seven Generations, testified in support of the bill and distributed a graph to the committee (Attachment A).

07:19:12 PM  

Christine Brinker, representing the City of Berthoud and the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in support of the bill and read supporting testimony from the Colorado Energy Office and Conservation Colorado.  Ms. Brinker distributed several letters in support of the bill (Attachments B through L).

07:22:37 PM  

John Beltrum, representing the City of Edgewater, testified in support of the bill.

07:27:29 PM  

Senators Winter and Priola answered questions from the committee.

07:29:56 PM  

DIanna Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.



SB19-051 - Lay Over


07:34:09 PM  

The committee took a brief recess.

07:34:32 PM  

The committee returned to order.

07:34:44 PM  

Senator Scott, prime sponsor, requested that Senate Bill 19-051 be laid over.  Senator Winter laid the bill over until Thursday, April 25, 2019.



HB19-1231 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


07:36:00 PM  

Senator Priola, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1231.  The bill adopts water and energy efficiency standards for certain consumer and commercial appliances and products and requires the Department of Public Health and Environment to publish the standards.

07:37:35 PM  

Mirka della Cava, Senior Project Manager for the Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.

07:42:45 PM  

Patricia Rothwell, representing the Energy Efficiency Business Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

07:44:50 PM  

Christine Brinker, representing the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in support of the bill, and distributed several letters in support of the bill (Attachments M through P). Ms. Brinker answered questions from the committee.

07:56:55 PM  

Pete Kierchoff, representing the Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors, testified in a neutral position and spoke to an amendment.

07:59:40 PM  

Ms. Brinker returned to the table to answer committee questions.

08:00:54 PM  

Charlie Souhrada, representing the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers, testified in a neutral position and requested that the bill be amended.

08:09:46 PM  

Jennifer Brandeberry, representing the Consumer Technology Association, testified in a neutral position and request that the bill be amended.

08:15:15 PM  

Senator Priola explained amendment L.014 (Attachment Q).



08:16:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment Q).
Moved Priola
Seconded
Donovan
Foote Excused
Hisey
Priola
Scott
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
08:17:03 PM  

The committee discussed amendment L.015.

08:17:28 PM  

The committee recessed.

08:23:00 PM  

The committee came back to order.

08:23:08 PM  

Discussion of the amendment continued.



08:25:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.015 (Attachment R).
Moved Priola
Seconded
Donovan No
Foote No
Hisey No
Priola Yes
Scott No
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
08:26:36 PM  

Senator Scott requested a conceptual amendment.  Senator Foote, who was the acting chair at the time, denied the request.

08:26:58 PM  

Senator Priola made concluding comments on the bill, and committee discussion ensued.



08:29:13 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1231, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Priola Yes
Scott No
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-239 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


08:29:25 PM  

Senator Winter, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-239.  The bill requires the Colorado Department of Transportation to convene a stakeholder group to examine the economic, environmental, and transportation system impacts of new and emerging transportation technologies, and make any recommendations.

08:33:20 PM  

Morgan Cullen, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill and distributed a memo to the committee (Attachment S).

08:36:15 PM  

Chuck Ford, representing Towing and Recovery Professionals of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

08:36:32 PM  

Travis Madson, representing the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in support of the bill.

08:37:50 PM  

Greg Fulton, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

08:45:22 PM  

Andy Karsion, representing the Colorado Department of Transportation, testified in support of the bill and answered questions from the committee.

08:48:49 PM  

Senator Scott distributed and explained Amendment L.002 (Attachment T), and committee discussion ensued.



08:54:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment T).
Moved Scott
Seconded
Donovan No
Foote No
Hisey Yes
Priola Yes
Scott Yes
Pettersen No
Winter No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
08:55:02 PM  

Senator Winter distributed and explained Amendment L.005 (Attachment U).



08:55:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment U).
Moved Winter
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Priola No
Scott No
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
08:55:51 PM  

Senator Winter distributed and explained Amendment L.006 (Attachment V).



08:58:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment V).
Moved Winter
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Priola Yes
Scott No
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
08:58:49 PM  

The bill sponsors made concluding comments on the bill.



09:01:53 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-239, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Priola Yes
Scott No
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1260 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole




09:03:11 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1260 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Priola Yes
Scott No
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


09:03:40 PM   The committee adjourned.






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