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S_TRA_2021A 05/25/2021 08:46:56 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date 05/25/2021
Attendance
Coram *
Donovan *
Hansen X
Hisey *
Scott X
Pettersen X
Winter X
Time 08:46:56 PM to 11:41:08 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Winter
This Report was prepared by Annie Kitch
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-272 Amended, referred to Senate Finance
HB21-1014 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1303 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1269 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

SB21-272 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance

08:47:12 PM  
Senator Hansen and
Majority Leader Fenberg, co-prime sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-272,
concerning the operations of the Public Utilities Commission. The bill
specifically modernizes the commission's statutory directives regarding
distributed generation of electricity, requires additional disclosure from
intervenors in adversarial proceedings, and provide the commissioners with
access to independent subject-matter experts.



The co-sponsors introduced and distributed Amendments L.004, L.005, and
L007 (Attachments A, B, and C). Public comment on this bill can be found
in Attachment D.
08:50:30 PM  
Geoffrey HIer, representing
CREA, testified to amend the bill. Jack Ihle, representing Xcel Energy,
testified to amend the bill. Nick Wagner, representing Black Hills Energy,
testified to amend the bill. Ean Tafoya, representing GreenLatinos, testified
to amend the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
09:04:30 PM  
Ms Karey Christ-janer,
representing self, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Mr. Kevin
Cray, representing Coalition for Community Solar Access, was available
to answer committee questions. The panelists responded to questions from
the committee.
09:16:04 PM  
Ms Jan Rose, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Jacob Smith, representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support of the bill. Michael Nicoletti, representing DORA, testified in support of the bill.


09:24:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment A)
Moved Hansen
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hansen
Hisey
Scott
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:25:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment B)
Moved Hansen
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hansen
Hisey
Scott
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:26:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment C)
Moved Hansen
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hansen
Hisey
Scott
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
09:26:20 PM  
The sponsors gave
concluding remarks.


09:28:47 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-272, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Hansen
Seconded
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Hansen Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1014 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

09:29:15 PM  
Senator Danielson,
prime sponsor, introduced House Bill 21-1014, concerning the ability of
a person to voluntarily disclose disability information to the department
of revenue. Public comment on this bill can be found in Attachment E.
09:31:52 PM  
Patricia Yeager,
representing Independence Center, testified to amend the bill. Ms. Yeager
responded to questions from the committee.
09:38:54 PM  
Wayne Connell, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Kenneth Maestas, representing The Colorado Cross Disability Coalition (CCDC), testified to amend the bill. Mr. Jess Stainbrook, representing Invisible Disabilities Association, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
09:55:09 PM  
Ms.  Ali Thompson,
representing Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council , testified in
support of the bill. Mr. John Kelty, representing MEAction Colorado, testified
in support of the bill. Rebecca Zickerman, representing Invisible Disabilities
Association, testified in support of the bill.  
10:10:48 PM  
The committee discussed the bill with the fiscal analyst.
10:10:49 PM  
Senator Danielson
introduced and distributed Amendments L.009, L.010, L.012, L.013 (Attachments
F-I).


10:12:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment F)
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hansen
Hisey
Scott
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:15:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment G)
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hansen
Hisey
Scott
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:15:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment H)
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hansen
Hisey
Scott
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:15:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachment I)
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hansen
Hisey
Scott
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:15:55 PM  
Senator Danielson gave concluding remarks.


10:18:35 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1014, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Hansen Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1303 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

10:18:50 PM  
Senator Hansen, prime
sponsor, introduced House Bill 21-1303, concerning measures to limit the
global warming potential for certain materials used in public projects.

Public comment
on this bill can be found in Attachment J.

Senator Hansen responded to questions from the committee.  

10:23:09 PM  
Mr. Tom Peterson, representing Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association, testified to amend the bill. Ms. Cheri Gerou, representing State of Colorado / State Architect / Office of State Architect / Global Warming Potential for Public Project Materials, was available to answer committee questions. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
10:31:10 PM  
Andy Karsian, representing CDOT, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Michael Gifford, representing AGC Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. David Diedrick, representing Buy-Clean, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
10:42:45 PM  
Senator Hisey introduced
and distributed Amendments L.006, L.007, L.008 (Attachments K-M).


10:44:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment K)
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Coram Yes
Donovan No
Hansen No
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Pettersen No
Winter No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


10:46:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment L)
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Coram Yes
Donovan No
Hansen No
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Pettersen No
Winter No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


10:47:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment M)
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Coram Yes
Donovan No
Hansen No
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Pettersen No
Winter No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


10:48:05 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1303 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Coram No
Donovan Yes
Hansen Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1269 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


10:48:16 PM  
Senator Donovan,
prime sponsor, introduced House Bill 21-1269, concerning an investigation
by the Public Utilities Commission to evaluate the parameters of an energy
policy allowing communities in Colorado that are served by an investor-owned
electric utility to choose alternative wholesale electricity suppliers.
Public comment for this bill can be found in Attachment N.



Senator Donovan answered questions from the committee.  

10:51:57 PM  
Jack Ihle, representing Xcel Energy, testified in opposition to the bill. Nick Wagner, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
11:05:31 PM  
Mr. Phil Hayes, representing IBEW 111 and IBEW 68, testified to amend the bill. Ms Karey Christ-Janer, representing self, testified to amend the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
11:26:47 PM  
Mr. Larry Miloshevich, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Kevin Cross, representing Fort Collins Sustainability Group, testified in support of the bill. Ms Jan Rose, representing CCLC, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
11:37:05 PM  
Senator Donovan distriuted
Amendment L.006 (Attachment O).


11:40:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment O)
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram No
Donovan Yes
Hansen Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:41:00 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1269, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram No
Donovan Yes
Hansen Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:41:08 PM   The committee adjourned.






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