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435DD34E0EDDCCEA872586E200035923 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-264

SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date May 26, 2021      
Location HCR 0107



SB21-264 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

06:36:38 PM  
Senators Hansen and
Coram, co-prime sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-264, concerning the
adoption of programs by gas utilities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The sponsors responded to questions from the committee. Public comment
for this bill can be found in Attachment A.  

06:46:02 PM  
Jeff Lyng, representing Xcel Energy, testified to amend the bill. Ms. Meera Fickling, representing Western Resource Advocates, testified to amend the bill.
06:52:11 PM  
Dr. Timothy Considine, representing On Behalf of Weld County, testified to amend the bill. Dr. Abby Kirchofer, representing Ramboll US Consulting on behalf of Weld County, testified to amend the bill.
06:58:24 PM  
Mr. David Cox, representing Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas, testified to amend the bill. Ms Jan Rose, representing CCLC, testified in opposition to the bill. Jennifer Altieri, representing Atmos Energy Corporation, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:11:39 PM  
Katie Fleming, representing
Black Hills Energy, testified in opposition to the bill.  Will Toor,
representing Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.
07:19:10 PM  
Dr. Howard Geller, representing Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), testified in support of the bill. Mr. Evan Vessels, representing Coal Mine Methane emissions, testified in support of the bill.
07:26:04 PM  
Ms. Alejandra Mejia Cunningham, representing Natural Resources Defense Council, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Jordan Beezley, representing Colorado Department of Agriculture, testified in support of the bill.
07:30:46 PM  
Mr. Dan DeLaughter, representing South Platte Renew, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Patricia Kelley, representing self, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
07:35:43 PM  
Elizabeth Reinholt, representing Colorado Natural Gas, testified against the bill. Commissioner Lori Saine, representing Weld County, testified to amend the bill.
07:44:04 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
08:04:23 PM  
The committee reconvened.
08:07:29 PM  
The sponsors introduced
and distributed Amendments L.002 and L.004 (Attachments B and C).



08:09:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B)
Moved Hansen
Seconded
Cooke No
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Holbert No
Winter Yes
YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:10:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment C)
Moved Hansen
Seconded
Cooke
Coram
Donovan
Ginal
Hansen
Holbert
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:11:12 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-264, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Hansen
Seconded
Cooke No
Coram No
Donovan Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Holbert No
Winter Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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