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S_TRA_2022A 04/19/2022 02:04:23 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date 04/19/2022
Attendance
Donovan X
Hisey X
Scott X
Bridges X
Winter X
Time 02:04:23 PM to 03:34:51 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-Front Range Passenger Rail District Board Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB22-1311 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB22-090 Postponed Indefinitely

Conf 22-Front Range Passenger Rail District Board - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:04:49 PM  
Andy Karsian, Colorado
Department of Transportation Legislative Liaison, went over the mission
of the Front Range Passenger Rail District Board and introduced the nominees.
Confirmation materials are included as Attachment A.
02:05:43 PM  
Jose Soto introduced himself and explained his interest in serving on the Board.
02:08:30 PM  
Joshua Laipply introduced himself and explained his interest in serving on the Board.
02:08:54 PM  
James Souby introduced himself and explained his interest in serving on the Board.
02:16:09 PM  
Salvatore Pace introduced himself and explained his interest in serving on the Board.


02:21:42 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of James Souby, Jose Soto, Joshua Laipply, Salvatore Pace to the Conf 22-Front Range Passenger Rail District Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Bridges Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1311 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:22:34 PM  
Senator Woodward introduced House Bill 22-1311. The bill corrects defects in the definitions for gasoline and special fuel tax.


02:23:32 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1311 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Bridges Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-090 - Postponed Indefinitely

02:23:39 PM  
Senator Story, prime sponsor, introduced and explained Senate Bill 22-090. The bill requires electric and gas utilities to notify customers when a severe weather event has been forecasted.
02:49:32 PM  
Senator Story introduced and explained Amendments L.001, L.002, L.003 (Attachments B, C, and D).
02:50:16 PM  
Bill Levis, representing
AARP Colorado, testified in support of the bill.


David Takahashi,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  


Jacob Smith, representing
Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support of the bill.
03:00:54 PM  
Lorena Gonzalez,
representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.


Megan Kemp, representing
Healthy Air & Water Colorado, testified in support of the bill.


Patricia Ferrero,
representing Protégete - Conservation Colorado, testified in support of
the bill.
03:01:40 PM  
Nick Wagner, representing Black Hills Energy, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:09:10 PM  
Steve Berman, representing Xcel Energy, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:12:09 PM  
Additional written
testimony is included as Attachment E.1-E.2.
03:14:51 PM  
Mr. Berman and Mr. Wagner responded to questions from the committee.
03:21:43 PM  
Senator Story gave
a more detailed overview of the amendments.


03:22:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Bridges
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:24:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Bridges
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:26:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Bridges
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:26:22 PM  
Senator Story gave closing comments on the bill.
03:31:23 PM  
Committee members
gave closing comments on the bill.


03:34:15 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-090, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Donovan No
Hisey No
Scott No
Bridges No
Winter No
YES: 0   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:34:29 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 22-090 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Bridges Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:34:51 PM   The committee adjourned.






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