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S_TRA_2020A 02/18/2020 02:03:59 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date 02/18/2020
Attendance
Foote *
Hisey *
Scott X
Donovan X
Winter X
Time 02:03:59 PM to 06:23:52 PM
Place Old Supreme Court Chamber
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Winter
This Report was prepared by April Bernard
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 20-Oil And Gas Conservation Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate
SB20-167 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB20-151 Committee Discussion Only

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

Conf 20-Oil And Gas Conservation Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


02:05:56 PM  

Dan Gibbs, Executive Director of the Department of Natural Resources, presented the appointees to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC).  Howard Boigon, Erin Overturf, John Messner, Mark Hopkins, Liane Jollon, Brenda Haun, and Pamela Eaton introduced themselves to the committee.



02:16:41 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Howard Boigon, Erin Overturf, John Messner, Mark Hopkins, Liane Jollon, Brenda Haun, Pamela Eaton to the Conf 20-Oil And Gas Conservation Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey Excused
Scott No
Donovan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-167 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:17:20 PM  
Senators Hansen and Priola, co-prime bill
sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-167, concerning increasing consumer
access to electric motor vehicles by allowing manufacturers to sell their
own electric motor vehicles directly to consumers.   An electric motor
vehicle is a vehicle that can operate entirely on electric power.

A handout was provided (Attachment A).
02:31:34 PM  
Will Toor, Executive Director of the Colorado
Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.
02:32:33 PM  
James Chen, representing Rivian, testified
in support of the bill.
02:32:52 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
02:33:07 PM  
Tim Jackson, representing the Colorado
Automobile Dealers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:38:03 PM  

Michael Dommemuth, representing the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.  He provided an handout (Attachment B).

02:43:55 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
02:45:36 PM  
Hannah Collazo, representing Environment
Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:48:23 PM  
Travis Madsen, representing Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in support of the bill.
02:48:59 PM  
Jill Bishop, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:51:18 PM  
Katlin Monaghan, representing Rivian, testified
in support of the bill.  Ms. Monaghan provided a handout (Attachment
C).
02:53:07 PM  
Ben Faricy, representing The Faricy Boys
Chrysler, Jeep, Ford, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:57:10 PM  
Todd Hilleboe, representing Larry H. Miller Ford, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:59:33 PM  
Michael Dunlap, representing Schomp Automotive
Group, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:00:36 PM  
Lee Payne, representing Planet Honda and
Hyundai, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:03:53 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
03:06:36 PM  
Daniel Rosenblatt, representing himself,
testified in support of the bill.
03:12:05 PM  
Sean Mitchell, representing the Colorado EV Club, testified in support of the bill.
03:16:02 PM  
Julia Moravcsik, representing the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, testified in support of the bill.
03:19:23 PM  

Sam Gilchrist, representing the Natural Resources Defense Council, testified in support of the bill.

03:20:52 PM  
Thom Buckley, representing Red Noland Auto Group and himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Sean Tynan, representing Tynan Auto Group, testified in opposition to the bill. Mike Feeley, representing the Colorado Auto Dealers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:33:27 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
03:42:30 PM  
The witnesses continued to respond to questions.
03:48:17 PM  

Ben Prochazca, representing the Electirification Coalition, testified in support of the bill.  Nate Baguio, representing the Lion Electric Company, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Baguio left a handout with the sergeant (Attachment D).  LaSheita Sayer, representing Women Who Charge, testified in support of the bill.

03:55:17 PM  

R.J. Harrington, representing himself and Biz, testified in support of the bill. Kamela Vanderkolk, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Stephen Powers, representing Steve's Automotive Group, testified in opposition to the bill. Thad Kurowski, representing Tesla, testified in support of the bill.

04:05:50 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from
the committee.
04:09:33 PM  

Sean Farshchi, representing Mercedes Benz of Littleton, testified in opposition to the bill.  Scott West, representing Prestige Imports, testified in opposition to the bill.  Jeremy Vann, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Eric Beutz, representing Columbine Ford, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:24:20 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks.
04:31:33 PM  

Senator Hisey distributed and explained Amendment L.001 (Attachment E).

04:31:51 PM  
The bill sponsors made remarks on Amendment
L.001 (Attachment E).


04:32:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E).
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Foote No
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Donovan No
Winter No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
04:33:27 PM  
The committee made closing remarks.


04:35:21 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-167 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Donovan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-151 - Committee Discussion Only

04:35:48 PM  
Senators Tate and Rodriguez, co-prime sponsors,
introduced Senate Bill 20-151, concerning the administration of the Regional
Transportation District (RTD).  
The bill modifies
the act establishing the district, including adding factors that must be
considered when changing services and fees; prohibiting discrimination
against people with disabilities; authorizing the Transportation Legislation
Review Committee to review compliance with the law; adding governor appointees
and the state treasuerer and director of the Department of Transportation
to the board; creating contribution limits for board of director candidates;
increasing the number of meetings for the board; allowing for commercial
and retail services at facilities; requiring specific audits of RTD be
completed by the Office of the State Auditor; and whistle blower protections
to certain employees and contractors. A handout was provided (Attachment
F).
04:46:14 PM  
Julie Recsken, representing the Colorado
Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC), testified in support of the bill.
04:58:13 PM  
Jordon Pryczysnski, representing Good Business
Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Pryczysnski answered
questions from the committee.
05:03:32 PM  
Angie Rivera-Malipede, representing RTD,
testified in opposition to the bill.
 Ms. Rivera-Malipede
provided a handout (Attachment G).
05:06:49 PM  
Margaret Atencio, representing herself,
testified in opposition to the bill.
05:09:50 PM  
Ann Rajewski, representing the Colorado
Association of Transit Agencies, testified in opposition the bill.
05:11:34 PM  
Jenifer Ross-Amato, representing RTD, testified
in opposition to the bill.
05:15:10 PM  
Mark Kollasch, representing Disability
Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Kevin Williams, representing
CCDC, testified in support of the bill.  Andrew Montoya, representing
the CCDC, testified in support of the bill.
05:23:21 PM  
George Twigg, representing the U.S. 36
Mayors and Commissioners Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Twigg provided a handout (Attachment H).  Heather McKulp,
representing RTD, testified in opposition to the bill.  Joseph Lamers,
representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:33:55 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
05:35:16 PM  
Tina McDonald, representing the CCDC, testified
on the bill.  Dawn Russell, representing American Disabled for Attendant
Programs Today (ADAPT), testified in support of the bill. Jackie Mitchell,
representing ADAPT, testified in support of the bill.

05:49:48 PM  
Bill McMullen, representing himself, testified
in opposition to the bill.  Lamy Silva, representing RTD, testified
in opposition to the bill.
05:58:47 PM  
The witnesses responded to committee questions.
05:59:05 PM  
Danny Katz, representing CoPIRG Colorado,
testified in support of the bill.  Curtis Edwards, representing Conservation
Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Juda Ruscha, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.  Vicki Davis, representing
Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:12:38 PM  
Jennifer Gross, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.  Denee Donelson, representing the Rocky Mountain
Bus Riders Union, testified in opposition to the bill.  Kate Williams,
representing the Denver Regional and Mobility Access Council, testified
on the bill.  Ms. Williams provided handouts (Attachments I and J).
06:12:39 PM  
The bill was laid over to March 3, 2020 at the request of
the sponsors.


06:23:52 PM   The committee adjourned.






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