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S_TRA_2021A 04/13/2021 02:05:36 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date 04/13/2021
Attendance
Coram X
Donovan X
Hisey X
Scott X
Zenzinger X
Pettersen X
Winter *
Time 02:05:36 PM to 03:30:30 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Winter
This Report was prepared by Annie Kitch
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 21-Aeronautical Board — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate
SB21-231 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB21-230 Referred to Senate Appropriations

Conf 21-Aeronautical Board — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


02:07:53 PM  
David Ulane, Director,
Colorado Division of Aeronautics, introduced Aeronautical Board appointee,
Charles Tedesco.  Mr. Tedesco shared his credentials and why he would
like to serve on the board.


02:17:18 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Charles Tedesco to the Conf 21-Aeronautical Board — Colorado to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-231 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:08:20 PM  
The committee took
a brief recess.
02:17:27 PM  
The committee reconvened.
02:19:07 PM  
Senators Story and
Hisey, co-prime sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-231, concerning a transfer
of money from the general fund to the energy fund to finance the weatherization
assistance program of the Colorado Energy Office.
 
02:21:42 PM  
Ryan Harry, representing
the Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Harry
responded to questions from the committee.


02:29:22 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-231 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Pettersen Yes
Winter Excused
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-230 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:29:30 PM  
Senators Hansen and
Winter, co-prime sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-230, Transfer to Colorado
Energy Office Fund. Public testimony for the bill can be found in Attachment
A.  
02:31:22 PM  
Ms. Patricia Kelley,
representing herself, testified to amend the bill.
02:34:24 PM  
Will Toor, representing
the Colorado Energy Office, Governor's Office, testified in support of
the bill. Mr. Paul Scharfenberger, representing the Colorado Clean Energy
Fund, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Scharfenberger and Mr. Toor
responded to questions from the committee

02:39:22 PM  
Mr. Toor and Mr. Scharfenberger continued to answer questions from the committee.
02:56:59 PM  
Emilie Olson, representing
Advanced Energy Economy, testified in support of the bill. Susan Nedell,
representing E2 - Environmental Entrepreneurs, testified in support of
the bill. Ms. Nancy Genova, representing the Clean Energy Economy for the
region and Garfield Clean Energy, testified in support of the bill. The
panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:14:52 PM  
Mr Christopher Votoupal, representing Colorado Cleantech Industries Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:16:42 PM  
Mr.  Allyn  Harvey,
representing CLEER/Clean Energy Fund as a tool for spurring local investment
& jobs, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Kenneth Scissors, representing
Grand Junction Cleantech Business Association, testified in support of
the bill.
03:19:29 PM  
Senator Scott distributed
and introduced Amendment L.001 (Attachment B).


03:26:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
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
03:26:58 PM  
Senators Hansen and
Winter gave closing remarks.


03:30:22 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-230 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Winter
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


03:30:30 PM   The committee adjourned.






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