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S_TRA_2021A 04/20/2021 02:20:18 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date 04/20/2021
Attendance
Coram X
Donovan X
Hisey *
Scott X
Zenzinger X
Pettersen X
Winter X
Time 02:20:18 PM to 09:44:19 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Winter
This Report was prepared by Annie Kitch
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-161 Postponed Indefinitely
SB21-200 Amended, referred to Senate Finance

SB21-161 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:20:50 PM  
Senators Hansen and
Coram, co-prime bill sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-161, Voluntary
Reduce Greenhouse Gas Natural Gas Utility. Senator Hansen requested that
the bill be postponed indefinetely.


02:23:53 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 21-161 indefinitely.
Moved Pettersen
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



02:24:23 PM
The committee recessed.



SB21-200 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance

03:48:03 PM  
The committee reconvened.
03:48:44 PM  
Senators Winter and
Moreno, co-prime bill sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-200, concerning
the reduction of greenhouse gases and the adoption of protections for disproportionately
impacted communities. Senator Winter gave a PowerPoint presentation on
the provisions listed in the bill (Attachment A). The bill sponsors responded
to questions from the committee. Public comment on this bill can be found
in Attachment B.  
04:12:15 PM  
Dr. Ramesh Bhatt,
representing self, testified in support of the bill.  Ean Tafoya,
representing self, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Erin Overturf,
representing Western Resource Advocates, testified in support of the bill.
 Ms. Overturf responded to questions from the committee.
04:24:48 PM  
Rebecca Curry, representing
Earthjustice, testified in support of the bill.  Matthew Gerhart,
representing Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.  Mrs.
 Renee Millard-Chacon, representing Spirit of the Sun, testified in
support of the bill.  Mr. Gerhart responded to questions from the
committee.
04:52:24 PM  
Mrs. Jen Clanahan,
representing Mountain Mamas, testified in support of the bill.  Ms.
Susan Greiner, representing self, testified in support of the bill.  

04:59:47 PM  
Dianna Orf, representing
Colorado Mining Association, testified in opposition to the bill.  Richard
Orf, representing Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified
in opposition to the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the
committee.
05:08:50 PM  
Commissioner Lori
Saine, representing Weld County, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr.
Daniel  Hodges, representing Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities,
testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Hodges responded to questions
from the committee.
05:21:28 PM  
Geoffrey Hier, representing
Colorado Rural Electric Association, testified in opposition to the bill
and responded to questions from the committee. Scott Prestidge, representing
the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, testified in opposition to the
bill.  Lynn Granger, representing the American Petroleum Institute
Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.  Ms. Cheri Wit-Brown,
representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Ms. Wit-Brown
responded to questions from the committee.
05:37:21 PM  
Will Toor, representing
the Colorado Energy Office, testified in opposition to the bill and responded
to questions from the committee.
05:51:47 PM  
Committee questions continued.
06:31:02 PM  
Commissioner Scott
Fetchenheier, representing San Juan County, testified in support of the
bill.  Mayor  Sarah Smith Hymes , representing Town of Avon ,
testified in support of the bill.  John Gitchell, representing Eagle
County, testified in support of the bill.
06:42:52 PM  
Ms. Olivia Jacobson,
representing Sunrise Movement, testified in support of the bill.  Whitney
Painter, representing Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the
bill.  Hannah Berman, representing Aspen Skiing Company, testified
in support of the bill.
06:52:37 PM  
Pam Kiely, representing
Environmental Defense Fund, testified in support of the bill.  Quinn
Antus, representing Signal Tech Coalition, testified in support of the
bill.  Abigail Driscoll, representing Sustainable Resilient Longmont,
testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Kiely responded to questions
from the committee.
07:04:18 PM  
Jason Sharpe, representing
Namaste Solar / Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
 John Jacus, representing Colorado Chamber of Commerce, testified
in opposition to the bill.  Garrison Ortiz, representing Pueblo County,
testified in opposition to the bill.
07:16:06 PM  
Jack Ihle, representing
Xcel Energy, testified in opposition to the bill.  Alyssa Clemsen
Roberts, representing Platte River Power Authority, testified in opposition
to the bill.  Sara Blackhurst, representing Action 22 , testified
in opposition to the bill.  Lauren Masias, representing Colorado Competitive
Council, testified in opposition to the bill.  Ms. Clemsen Roberts
responded to questions from the committee.
07:35:50 PM  
Mr. Pete Kolbenschlag,
representing Colorado Farm and Food Alliance, testified in support of the
bill.  Dr. Brent Goodlet, representing self, testified in support
of the bill.  Mr. Jerome Tinianow, representing self, testified in
support of the bill.  Mr.Tinianow responded to questions from the
committee.
07:50:00 PM  
Ms. Katie Schneer,
representing Environmental Defense Fund, testified in support of the bill.
 Kristi Douglas, representing self, testified to amend the bill. Steve
Douglas, representing self, testified to amend the bill.
08:00:35 PM  
Mr. Richard Meisinger,
representing IBEW Local 111, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr.
Gary Arnold, representing Pipefitters Local 208 and Rocky Mountain Pipe
Trades Council, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Nick Wagner,
representing Black Hills Energy, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr.
Arnold responded to questions from the committee.
08:14:10 PM  
Mr. Andy Berger, representing Tri-State Generation & Transmission, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:17:39 PM  
Kendal Wuensche,
representing self, testified to amend the bill.  Meghan MacKillop,
representing Colorado Municipal League, testified to amend the bill. The
panelists responded to questions from the committee.  
08:26:13 PM  
Ms. Pegah Jalali,
representing Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.
 Dr. Rekha Warrier, representing self, testified in support of the
bill.  Ms. Leslie Glustrom, representing Clean Energy Action, testified
in support of the bill. Ms. Leigh Schmidt, representing self, testified
in support of the bill.
08:38:46 PM  
Andrew Forkes-Gudmundson,
representing League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans, testified in support
of the bill.  Ms. Patty Sullivan, representing self, testified in
support of the bill.  Mrs. Mitzi Nicoletti, representing Sustainable
Resilient Longmont, testified in support of the bill.  Michael Ruddock,
representing Healthy Air and Water Colorado, testified in support of the
bill.
08:49:12 PM  
Mr. Westy Davis,
representing Colorado College Students, testified in support of the bill.
 Ms. Alex Hurtado, representing self, testified in support of the
bill.  Ms Jan Rose, representing Colorado Coalition for a Livable
Climate, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Rose responded to
questions from the committee.
09:02:48 PM  
Ms. Sunni Benoit,
representing self, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Nola Hadley,
representing self, testified in support of the bill.  Sam Shriver,
testifying on behalf of Tyler Sym, testified in support of the bill.  
09:12:11 PM  
Ms. Katie Belgard,
representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Ms.
Belgard responded to questions from the committee.
09:17:12 PM  
Senator Donovan,
disbursed and introduced amendment L.001 (Attachment C). Senator Zenzinger
disbursed and introduced amendments L.004 and L.005 (Attachments D and
E). Senator Winter disbursed and introduced amendments L.008, L.009, L.010
(Attachments F, G, H).


09:26:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C)
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Zenzinger
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:28:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment D)
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Zenzinger
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:30:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment E)
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Zenzinger
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:31:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment F)
Moved Winter
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Zenzinger
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:32:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment G)
Moved Winter
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Zenzinger
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:33:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment H)
Moved Winter
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Zenzinger
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
09:34:01 PM  
Senators Winter and Moreno gave closing remarks and responded to comments from the committee.


09:43:41 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-200, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
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



02:20:19 PM
Senator Winter called
the meeting to order and announced that after hearing the first bill on
the agenda, the committee would recess and reconvene at 3:45 P.M.  


09:44:19 PM   The committee adjourned.






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