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1A95B19C3332806087258806008335DF Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB22-138

SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date Mar 15, 2022      
Location SCR 357



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






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