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S_TRA_2022A 05/03/2022 03:19:10 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date 05/03/2022
Attendance
Donovan *
Hisey X
Scott X
Bridges *
Winter X
Time 03:19:10 PM to 06:47:59 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Winter
This Report was prepared by Nina Forbes
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1372 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB22-1378 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1132 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1365 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB22-1361 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1254 Referred to Senate Finance
HB22-1013 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1348 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

HB22-1372 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


03:23:42 PM  
Senator Gardner,
prime sponsor, introduced and explained House Bill 22-1372. The bill authorizes
the use of emergency stationary engines on military facilities during emergency
events and for routine maintenance and testing, and requires operators
to notify and submit annual compliance reports to the Department of Public
Health and Environment.
03:25:48 PM  
Mark Mahoney, representing the Department of Defense, testified in support of the bill.
03:29:17 PM  
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Cullen, representing United State Air Force, testified in support of the bill.
03:30:05 PM  
John Smith, representing
United States Air Force, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Smith
also testified on behalf of Captain Corianna Miller, representing United
States Air Force/United States Space Force, in support of the bill.

03:35:11 PM  
Jim Lovewell, representing Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Commission (EDC), testified in support of the bill.
03:36:14 PM  
Monte McVay, representing
United States Air Force and the United States Space Force, and Garrison
Kaufman, representing Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment,
were available to answer committee questions.
03:38:42 PM  
Senator Gardner gave closing remarks on the bill.


03:40:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1372 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 Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1378 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:40:20 PM  
Senators Hansen and
Coleman, co-prime sponsors, introduced and explained House Bill 22-1378.
The bill creates the Regional Navigation Campus Grant Program to provide
a grant to build or acquire, and facilitate, a regional navigation campus
in the Denver metropolitan area to respond to and prevent homelessness.

03:50:43 PM  
Alison George, representing Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing, testified in support of the bill.
03:53:32 PM  
Naomi Amaha, representing The Denver Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
03:53:41 PM  
Mayra Gonzales, representing Montbello Organizing Committee, testified in support of the bill.
03:56:31 PM  
Natriece Bryant, representing Governor's Office of Economic Development and International Trade, was available to answer committee questions. Ms. Bryant responded to questions from the committee.
03:57:27 PM  
Aubrey Wilde, representing Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified in support of the bill.
03:58:04 PM  
Senators Coleman and Hansen gave closing remarks on the bill.


04:02:02 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1378 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Bridges Excused
Winter Excused
Final YES: 3   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1132 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


04:02:11 PM  
Senator Liston, prime
sponsor, introduced and explained House Bill 22-1132. The bill requires
people to notify their fire department before conducting a controlled burn.
04:02:58 PM  
Senator Liston answered questions from the committee.
04:13:49 PM  
Katie First, representing
Colorado Counties, Inc., testified to amend the bill.
04:13:55 PM  
Libbie Schuetz, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:16:35 PM  
Senator Scott moved
and explained amendment L.009 (Attachment A).



04:19:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment A)
Moved Scott
Seconded
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Bridges Excused
Winter Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:19:48 PM  
Senator Liston gave closing remarks on the bill.
04:20:03 PM  
Senator Liston answered questions from the committee.
04:26:39 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
04:26:49 PM  
The committee came back to order.


04:28:07 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1132, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Scott
Seconded
Donovan No
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Bridges Excused
Winter Excused
Final YES: 2   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1365 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:29:12 PM  
Senator Hinrichsen,
prime sponsor, introduced and explained House Bill 22-1365. The bill creates
 the Southern Colorado Institute of Transportation Technology in Colorado
State University - Pueblo.
04:30:16 PM  
Dr. Mohamed Abdelrahman, representing Colorado State University - Pueblo, testified in support of the bill.
04:34:07 PM  
Mike Feeley, representing Colorado State University, was available to answer committee questions.
04:34:08 PM  
Senator Hinrichsen
explained amendment L.002 (Attachment B).


04:37:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B)
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Bridges Excused
Winter Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:37:56 PM  
Senator Hinrichesen gave closing remarks.


04:39:00 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1365, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott No
Bridges Excused
Winter Excused
Final YES: 2   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1361 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


04:39:13 PM  
Senators Story and
Jaquez-Lewis, co-prime sponsors, introduced and explained House Bill 22-1361.
The bill requires that the Office of the State Auditor conduct a performance
audit on oil and gas operations, reporting, and revenue. It also requires
the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to promulgate rules requiring
annual meter certification and calibration and emissions reporting, and
increases civil penalties.
04:40:03 PM  
Jan Rose, representing Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate, testified in support of the bill.
04:45:12 PM  
Alexis Schwartz, representing Sierra Club of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:51:10 PM  
Andrew Forkes-Gudmundson, representing League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans, testified in support of the bill.
04:53:00 PM  
Beau Kiklis, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:53:17 PM  
Jim Cole, representing
the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified on the bill.
04:53:18 PM  
Written testimony is included as Attachment C.
04:56:42 PM  
Senators Story and Jaquez-Lewis gave closing comments on the bill.
04:57:04 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
04:57:05 PM  
The committee came
back to order.


04:59:23 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1361 to the Committee on Appropriations.
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



HB22-1254 - Referred to Senate Finance


04:59:31 PM  
Senator Winter, prime
sponsor, introduced and explained House Bill 22-1361. The bill requires
individuals who are late registering their vehicles to pay taxes and fees
in arrears, imposes new late fees on temporary registrations, and requires
the Department of Revenue to make these changes revenue neutral by lowering
certain registration fees.
05:00:10 PM  
The sponsor answered questions from the committee.
05:01:44 PM  
Adam Wilms, representing Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles, testified in support of the bill.
05:03:34 PM  
Mr. Wilms answered questions from the committee.
05:07:24 PM  
Senator Winter gave closing comments on the bill.


05:09:47 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1254 to the Committee on Finance.
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



HB22-1013 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


05:11:35 PM  
Senator Hisey, co-prime
sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1013.  The bill creates the Microgrids
for Community Resilience Grant Program in the Department of Local Affairs
to provide grants for cooperative electric associations and municipally
owned utilities to purchase microgrid resources for eligible rural communities
located within their service territories.

05:14:20 PM  
Timothy Coleman, representing the Colorado Rural Electric Association, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Bryan Hannegan, representing Holy Cross Energy, testified in support of the bill.
05:22:22 PM  
Jaclyn Terwey, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.
05:23:11 PM  
Alexandria Detrio, representing Microgrid Resources Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
05:23:12 PM  
Written testimony is included as Attachment D.
05:24:49 PM  
Senator Hisey gave closing comments on the bill.
05:27:51 PM  
Senator Donovan gave comments on the bill.


05:29:29 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1013 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Donovan Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Bridges Excused
Winter Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1348 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

05:29:41 PM  
Senator Winter, prime
sponsor, introduced and explained House Bill 22-1348. The bill requires
that oil and gas operators, and the manufacturers and distributers of chemicals
used in underground oil and gas operations, disclose specified information
to the Department of Natural Resources. The department must use the data
to create a web-based chemical disclosure list. Senator Winter also distributed
a handout (Attachment E).
05:34:57 PM  
Senator Winter answered questions from the committee.
05:35:11 PM  
Ramesh Bhatt, representing Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
05:37:15 PM  
Dusty Horwitt, representing Physicians for Social Responsibility, testified in support of the bill.
05:40:00 PM  
Sonya Lunder, representing Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
05:43:28 PM  
Dr. John Spear, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:45:47 PM  
Dr. Spear answered questions from the committee.
05:48:38 PM  
Justin Prendergast,
representing American Petroleum Institute Colorado, testified in opposition
to the bill.
05:53:39 PM  
Dan Haley, representing Colorado Oil & Gas Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:56:12 PM  
The prior two witnesses answered questions from the committee.
06:03:48 PM  
Julie Murphy, representing Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, testified to amend the bill.
06:04:01 PM  
Ms. Murphy answered questions from the committee.
06:09:25 PM  
Juan Roberto Madrid,
representing Colorado Public Health Association, testified in support of
the bill.
06:14:48 PM  
Ean Tafoya, representing GreenLatinos, testified in support of the bill.
06:17:31 PM  
Cindy Copeland, representing Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.
06:18:58 PM  
The prior panel answered questions from the committee.
06:21:39 PM  
Andrew Forkes-Gudmundson, representing League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans, testified in support of the bill.
06:28:01 PM  
Josh Kuhn, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:31:23 PM  
Kate Christensen, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:31:24 PM  
Written testimony is included as Attachment F.
06:31:25 PM  
Senator Winter moved and explained Amendments L.008 (Attachment G), L.009 (Attachment H), and L.010 (Attachment I).


06:41:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment G)
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Bridges
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:42:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment H)
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Bridges
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:42:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment I)
Moved Winter
Seconded
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Bridges
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:42:32 PM  
Senator Winter gave
closing remarks on the bill.
06:43:54 PM  
Senator Scott gave closing comments on the bill.


06:47:34 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1348, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
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


06:47:59 PM   The committee adjourned.






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