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S_TRA_2022A 03/15/2022 02:03:40 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date 03/15/2022
Attendance
Donovan X
Hisey X
Scott X
Bridges X
Winter X
Time 02:03:40 PM to 07:42:30 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Winter
This Report was prepared by Nina Forbes
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 22-Transportation Commission Committee Discussion Only
Confirmation of Karen Stuart for the Transportation Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Confirmation of Eula Adams to the Transportation Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate
Confirmation of Yessica Holguin to the Transportation Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate
Confirmation of Mark Garcia to the Transportation Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate
Confirmation of Terry Hart to the Transportation Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate
Conf 22-Clean Transit Enterprise Favorably Refer to Full Senate
Conf 22-Nonattainment Area Air Pollution Mitigation Enterprise Favorably Refer to Full Senate
HB22-1104 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB22-1028 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB22-1089 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB22-138 Amended, referred to Senate Finance

Conf 22-Transportation Commission - Committee Discussion Only


02:04:31 PM  
Andy Karsian, Legislative
Liaison for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) explained
the mission of the Transportation Commission. Confirmation materials are
included as Attachment A.
02:09:16 PM  
Karen Stuart introduced herself and explained her interest in serving on the commission.
02:09:47 PM  
Eula Adams introduced himself and explained his interest in serving on the commission.
02:11:46 PM  
Mr. Adams responded to questions from the committee.
02:11:58 PM  
Yessica Holguin introduced herself and explained her interest in serving on the commission.
02:13:05 PM  
Ms. Stuart, Mr. Adams, and Ms. Holguin responded to questions from the committee.
02:23:53 PM  
Mark Garcia introduced
himself and explained his interest in serving on the commission.
02:25:21 PM  
Terry Hart introduced himself and explained his interest in serving on the commission.
02:28:04 PM  
Mr. Garcia and Mr. Hart answered questions from the committee.



Confirmation of Karen Stuart for the Transportation Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar




02:31:31 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Karen Stuart to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Bridges Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Confirmation of Eula Adams to the Transportation Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate




02:34:00 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Eula Adams to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott No
Bridges Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Confirmation of Yessica Holguin to the Transportation Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate




02:35:11 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Yessica Holguin to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Bridges Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Confirmation of Mark Garcia to the Transportation Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate




02:37:21 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Mark Garcia to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott No
Bridges Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Confirmation of Terry Hart to the Transportation Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate




02:41:50 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Terry Hart to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott No
Bridges Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 22-Clean Transit Enterprise - Favorably Refer to Full Senate

02:42:18 PM  
Andy Karsian, CDOT
Legislative Liaison, explained the purpose of the Clean Transit Enterprise.

Confirmation
materials are included as Attachment B.
02:43:01 PM  
Mark Garcia re-introduced
himself and explained his interest in serving on the enterprise.
02:43:52 PM  
Mr. Garcia answered questions from the committee.
02:48:19 PM  
Bonnie Trowbridge
introduced herself and explained her interest in serving on the enterprise.
02:51:14 PM  
Matt Frommer introduced
himself and explained his interest in serving on the enterprise.
02:53:10 PM  
David Averill introduced
himself and explained his interest in serving on the enterprise.
02:53:36 PM  
Cris Jones introduced
himself and explained his interest in serving on the enterprise.
02:55:59 PM  
Dawn Block introduced
herself and explained her interest in serving on the enterprise.


03:01:17 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Bonnie Trowbridge, Matt Frommer, David Averill, Mark Garcia, Cris Jones, and Dawn Block to the Conf 22-Clean Transit Enterprise to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Bridges Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 22-Nonattainment Area Air Pollution Mitigation Enterprise - Favorably Refer to Full Senate

03:02:00 PM  
Andy Karsian, CDOT
Legislative Liaison, explained the mission of the Nonattainment Area Air
Pollution Mitigation Enterprise
. Confirmation
materials are included as Attachment C.
03:02:40 PM  
Yessica Holguin re-introduced herself and expressed her interest in serving on the enterprise.
03:03:41 PM  
Leanne Wheeler introduced herself and explained her interest in serving on the enterprise.
03:07:10 PM  
Stacy Suniga introduced
herself and explained her interest in serving on the enterprise.
03:11:22 PM  
Kristen Stephens introduced herself and explained her interest in serving on the enterprise.
03:13:44 PM  
Lynn Baca introduced
herself and explained her interest in serving on the enterprise.



03:21:01 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Danielle "Stacy" Suniga, Lynn Baca, Kristen Stephens, Yessica Holguin, Leanne Wheeler to the Conf 22-Nonattainment Area Air Pollution Mitigation Enterprise to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Bridges Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1104 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:21:34 PM  
Senators Priola and Bridges, co-prime sponsors, introduced and explained House Bill 22-1104. The bill authorizes transmission providers to contract for the construction and maintenance of power line trails in transmission corridors.
03:30:35 PM  
Senators Bridges and Priola answered questions from the committee.
03:32:47 PM  
Ernie Etchart, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:34:29 PM  
RWayne Jefferies, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:36:24 PM  
Patrick Schilken, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:41:46 PM  
Austin Vincent, representing Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
03:41:56 PM  
Christine Brinker, representing Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in support of the bill.
03:48:05 PM  
Mr. Vincent answered
questions from the committee.
03:48:18 PM  
Mark Rumbaugh, representing Eldred Colorado FLP, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:49:24 PM  
Sue McFadden, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:51:41 PM  
Piep van Heuven, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:52:55 PM  
Alice Cosgrove Horgan,
representing the Department of Natural Resources, was available to answer
committee questions.
03:52:56 PM  
Written testimony
is included as Attachment D.
04:02:23 PM  
Senators Bridges and Priola gave closing remarks on the bill.
04:03:09 PM  
Committee members
gave comments on the bill.
04:08:48 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.


04:10:56 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1104 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Bridges Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1028 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

04:11:12 PM  
Senators Winter and Priola, co-prime sponsors, introduced and explained House Bill 22-1028. The bill allows individuals on bicycles and other non-motorized vehicles to make safety stops at controlled intersections under certain circumstances.
04:13:31 PM  
The bill sponsors
answered questions from the committee.
04:19:00 PM  
Meghan MacKillop,
representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the
bill.
04:19:48 PM  
Mayor Ashley Stolzmann,
representing Denver Regional Council of Governements and the City of Louisville,
testified in support of the bill.
04:20:36 PM  
Eric Bergman, representing
Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill.
04:22:27 PM  
Maggie Thompson,
representing the Office of Councilman Jolon Clark, City and County of Denver,
testified in support of the bill.
04:24:19 PM  
Jack Todd, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:26:40 PM  
Brian Weiss, representing
Bike Law, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Weiss provided some visual
aids, which are included as Attachment E.

04:30:10 PM  
Andy Kerr, representing
Jefferson County, Bicycle Colorado, Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP),
testified in support of the bill.
04:34:10 PM  
Mr. Kerr answered questions from the committee.
04:37:07 PM  
Michael Raber, representing Bike Jeffco Advocacy Group, testified in support of the bill.
04:49:13 PM  
JJ Trout, representing
City of Golden City Council, testified in support of the bill.

 

Othoniel Sierra, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
 



Brooke Goudy, representing Black Girls Do Bike Denver, testified in support
of the bill.  



04:54:48 PM  
Councilmember Deven
Shaff, representing Counties & Commissioners Acting Together (CCAT),
testified in support of the bill.  



Marcus Robinson, representing Ride For Racial Justice, testified in support
of the bill.



Tangier Barnes Wright, representing herself, testified in support of the
bill.
04:54:49 PM  
Written testimony
is included as Attachment F.
05:05:49 PM  
Senators Priola and
Winter introduced and explained amendments L.006 and L.007 (Attachments
G and H).


05:06:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment G).
Moved Winter
Seconded
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Bridges
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:06:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment H).
Moved Winter
Seconded
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Bridges
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:07:48 PM  
The sponsors gave concluding remarks.


05:08:44 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1028, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Bridges Excused
Winter Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1089 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

05:08:51 PM  
Senator Winter, prime sponsor, introduced House Bill 22-1089. The bill requires transportation network companies or their drivers to carry uninsured motorist coverage on their auto policies.
05:09:36 PM  
Brad Nail, representing Lyft, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:13:32 PM  
Ruthie Barko, representing TechNet, testified to amend the bill.
05:16:38 PM  
Mr. Nail and Ms.
Barko responded to questions from the committee.
05:20:11 PM  
Steve Lustig, representing Colorado Independent Drivers United, Local 7777, testified in support of the bill.
05:25:21 PM  
Cliff Smedley, representing Colorado Independent Drivers United, Local 7777, testified in support of the bill.
05:29:42 PM  
Mr. Smedley and Mr. Lustig answered questions from the committee.
05:29:57 PM  
Kevin Cheney, representing Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, testified in support of the bill.
05:33:47 PM  
Brian Fritts, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:37:06 PM  
John Hutchins, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:45:30 PM  
Senator Winter introduced
and explained amendments L.006 and L.008 (Attachments I and J).

05:45:56 PM  
Senator Winter answered questions from the committee.


05:47:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment I).
Moved Winter
Seconded
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Bridges Excused
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:47:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment J).
Moved Winter
Seconded
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Bridges Excused
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:47:47 PM  
Senator Winter gave closing remarks on the bill.


05:53:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1089, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Bridges Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-138 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance

05:53:12 PM  
Senator Hansen introduced Senate Bill 22-138. The bill creates a state income tax credit and commercial rebate program for electric-powered small off-road equipment, prohibits the sale of gas-powered small off-road equipment in non-attainment areas beginning in 2030, requires PERA and insurance companies to study climate risks to their investment portfolios, authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to regulate Class VI injection wells, and requires the Department of Agriculture to study carbon sequestration opportunities in the agriculture sector.
05:54:45 PM  
Commissioner Matt Scherr, representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support of the bill.
06:03:32 PM  
Giselle Herzfeld, representing 350 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:06:28 PM  
Keith Hay, representing Colorado Energy Office, Governor's Office, testified to amend the bill.
06:09:34 PM  
George Twigg, representing
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, was available for
questions only.
06:13:11 PM  
Jordan Beezley, representing Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified to amend the bill.
06:13:24 PM  
Alan Metzger, representing Walker Manufacturing Company, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:14:52 PM  
Commissioner Lori Saine, representing Weld County, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:18:59 PM  
Gary McMurtrey, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:20:37 PM  
Julie Murphy, representing Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, testified to amend the bill.
06:24:19 PM  
Amy McGarrity, representing Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA), was available for questions only.
06:27:17 PM  
Michael Rigby, representing Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, was available to answer committee questions.
06:27:38 PM  
Ms. Murphy and Mr. Rigby answered questions from the committee.
06:28:15 PM  
Austin Vincent, representing Colorado Farm Bureau, testified to amend the bill.
06:29:55 PM  
Kari Burman, representing Sierra Club, testified to amend the bill.
06:32:20 PM  
Ron Baker, representing
PERA, testified to amend the bill.
06:37:51 PM  
Anneliese Steel, representing Colorado Concern, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:37:54 PM  
Commissioner Scott James, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified to amend the bill.
06:40:18 PM  
Jim Kneeland, representing STIHL Manufacturing, testified in support of the bill.
06:43:10 PM  
Meghan MacKillop, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified to amend the bill.
06:45:10 PM  
Stan Dempsey, representing Colorado Mining Association, testified to amend the bill.
06:46:43 PM  
Celeste Dowiatt,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:48:20 PM  
Alex DeGolia, representing the Environmental Defense Fund, testified in support of the bill.
06:50:56 PM  
Dan Cohn, representing Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, testified in support of the bill.
06:53:57 PM  
Dr. Dar-Lon Chang, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:57:05 PM  
Devon Reynolds, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:00:40 PM  
Gina Hardin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:07:44 PM  
Kate Christensen, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:11:33 PM  
Thomas Thorpe, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
07:13:45 PM  
Dr. James Pritchett, representing Colorado State University, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Jan Rose, representing Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate (CCLC), testified in support of the bill. Katie Belgard, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
07:13:46 PM  
Written testimony
is included as Attachment K.
07:19:37 PM  
Senator Hansen introduced
and explained amendments L.001, L.006, L.007, and L.009 (Attachments L,
M, N, O). The committee declined to move L.006.

07:26:18 PM  
Senator Hansen answered questions from the committee.


07:28:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment L).
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Bridges
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:32:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment N).
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott No
Bridges Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:34:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment O).
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Bridges Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
07:36:57 PM  
Senator Hisey introduced
and explained amendments L.005, L.002, and L.003 (Attachments P, Q, R).
Senator Hansen gave responses to the amendments.



07:37:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment P).
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Donovan No
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Bridges No
Winter No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:38:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment Q).
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Donovan No
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Bridges No
Winter No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:41:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment R).
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Donovan No
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Bridges No
Winter No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
07:41:14 PM  
Senator Hisey gave
comments on the prior amendments.
07:41:35 PM  
Senator Hansen gave concluding remarks.


07:42:19 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-138, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Bridges Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:42:30 PM   The committee adjourned.






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