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167DFCD0FD61F061872583DE006EABE4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1003

SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date Apr 16, 2019      
Location SCR 352



HB19-1003 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:08:51 PM  

Senators Foote and Story, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1003. The bill increases the maximum size for a community solar garden from two to five megawatts; modifies requirements related to subscriber location; and requires electrical supervision and inspection for community solar gardens producing over two megawatts. They provided amendments L.018 (Attachment B) and L.025 (Attachment C).

02:13:20 PM  

Jan Douglas, representing the Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.

02:16:09 PM  

Joe Schneider, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:18:41 PM  

Susan Nedell, representing Environmental Entrepreneurs, testified in support of the bill.

02:21:34 PM  

Brit Gibson, representing Pivot Energy, testified in support of the bill.

02:24:03 PM  

Matt Jones, representing Boulder County Commissioners and Colorado Communities for Climate Actions, testified in support of the bill.

02:26:04 PM  

Jeff Cramer, representing the Coalition for Community Solar Access, testified in support of the bill.

02:28:00 PM  

Sabrina Zunker, representing the Colorado Realtors Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:32:42 PM  

David Amster-Olszewski, representing Sun Share Community Solar, testified in support of the bill.

02:36:46 PM  

Jack Ihle, representing Xcel Energy, testified in support of the bill.

02:37:30 PM  

Mike Kruger, representing the Colorado Solar and Storage Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:41:51 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

02:43:28 PM  

Jan Rose, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:45:14 PM  

John Hereford, representing Oak Leaf Energy Partners, testified in support of the bill.

02:48:44 PM  

Eric A(the spelling for this witness's name was not available), representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:50:08 PM  

Phil Hayes, representing several contractor unions, testified in support of the bill with the adoption of amendment L.018.



02:53:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.018 (Attachment B).
Moved Foote
Seconded
Donovan
Foote
Hisey
Priola
Scott
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:53:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.025 (Attachment C).
Moved Foote
Seconded
Donovan
Foote
Hisey
Priola
Scott
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:53:51 PM  

The sponsors wrapped up their presentation of the bill and asked for a favorable recommendation.



02:56:03 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1003, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Foote
Seconded
Donovan Excused
Foote Yes
Hisey Excused
Priola Yes
Scott Yes
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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