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S_TRA_2021A 03/25/2021 10:33:18 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date 03/25/2021
Attendance
Coram X
Donovan X
Hisey X
Scott X
Zenzinger X
Pettersen X
Winter X
Time 10:33:18 AM to 01:30:44 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Winter
This Report was prepared by Annie Kitch
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-114 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB21-165 Postponed Indefinitely
SB21-103 Lay Over

SB21-114 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole




10:35:49 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Zenzinger
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:35:51 AM  
Senator Kirkmeyer,
prime sponsor, reintroduced Senate Bill 21-114, scheduled for action only,
which would set minimum setbacks for new schools from existing oil &
gas facilities.  Senator Kirkmeyer distributed and introduced Amendment
L.001 (Attachment A).
10:36:21 AM  
The committee discussed
the bill and the amendment.


10:40:32 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-114, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Coram Yes
Donovan No
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Pettersen No
Winter No
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-165 - Postponed Indefinitely

10:41:41 AM  
Senator Scott, introduced
Senate Bill 21-165, which would revise the Colorado Department of Transportation's
(CDOT) project procurement methods. Senator Scott gave a PowerPoint presentation
(Attachment B) that provided details on the bill including CDOT's current
procurement process, CDOT's most recent audit, and the changes that the
bill proposes.
11:05:29 AM  
Senator Scott continued to give a presentation on Senate Bill 21-165 while answering questions from committee members.
11:12:43 AM  
Andy Karsian, representing CDOT, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Karsian responded to questions from the committee.
11:26:08 AM  
The committee continued to ask Mr. Karsian questions.
11:43:43 AM  
Ms Marilen Reimer, representing American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Reimer responded to questions from the committee.
11:50:28 AM  
Phil Hayes, representing
the United Association for Plumbers and Pipefitters, testified in opposition
to the bill. Mr. Hayes responded to questions from the committee.  
11:54:56 AM  
Michael McNish, representing Kraemer North America, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. McNish responded to questions from the committee.
12:01:13 PM  
Hortensia Villano, representing P&H Equipment Inc., testified in opposition to the bill.
12:04:54 PM  
Mr. Tony Milo, representing Colorado Contractors Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Milo responded to questions from the committee.
12:11:26 PM  
Mr. Trevor Norton, representing Martin Marietta Materials, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:14:33 PM  
Ms. Suzanne Arkle, representing ZANN, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Arkle responded to questions from the committee.
12:19:41 PM  
Mr Johnny Olson, representing Move Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Olson responded to questions from the committee.
12:23:42 PM  
Mr. Grant Cruseturner, representing Brannan Sand and Gravel, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:26:42 PM  
Mr. Andrew Gonzales,
representing Hispanic Contractors of Colorado and St. Andrews Construction
Services (Locally owned small business), testified in opposition to the
bill. Mr. Andrew Gonzales, representing self, testified in opposition to
the bill.
12:29:21 PM  
Mr. Richard Davis, representing self, was available to answer committee questions. Mr. Davis responded to questions from the committee.
12:35:39 PM  
Bruce Hamon, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Hamon distributed a handouts on CDOT's major project delivery methods (Attachments C and D). Mr. Hamon, responded to questions from the committee.
12:47:40 PM  
Eric Taylor, representing ET Construction, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Taylor responded to questions from the committe.


12:57:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Scott
Seconded
Coram Yes
Donovan No
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Zenzinger No
Pettersen No
Winter No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
12:57:50 PM  
Senator Scott distributed and introduced Amendment L.002 (Attachment E).


01:01:45 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-165 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Scott
Seconded
Coram Yes
Donovan No
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Zenzinger No
Pettersen No
Winter No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


01:02:33 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 21-165 indefinitely.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Coram No
Donovan Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Zenzinger Yes
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-103 - Lay Over


01:02:53 PM  
Majority Leader Fenberg
and Senator Winter, co-prime sponsors, introduced SB21-103, Sunset Office
of Consumer Counsel
01:09:36 PM  
Mrs Sandra Parker-Murray,
representing Communications Workers for America, testified in favor of
amending the bill.
01:12:59 PM  
Steve Berman, representing Xcel Energy, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Berman responded to questions from the committee.
01:20:40 PM  
Mr. David Springe, representing National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates, testified in support of the bill.
01:23:51 PM  
Mrs. Elin Katz, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:29:24 PM  
Senator Winter laid
SB21-103 over until Tuesday, March 30 to allow for more time to finish
hearing the bill.


01:30:44 PM   The committee adjourned.






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