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85F11C88CBC6A077872586AF00730CB4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-108

SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date Apr 6, 2021      
Location SCR 357



SB21-108 - Lay Over

02:56:41 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
03:07:29 PM  
The committee reconvened.
03:07:44 PM  
Senator Story, prime
bill sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 21-108, concerning gas pipeline safety,
and, in connection therewith, increasing and clarifying the rule-making
and enforcement authority of the public utilities commission. Senator Story
distributed and explained amendments L.001, L.002, and L.003.  (Attachments
B-D). Public comments on this bill can be found in Attachment E.  
03:11:40 PM  
Scott Prestidge,
representing Colorado Oil & Gas Association, testified to amend the
bill.  Carrie Hackenberger, representing American Petroleum Institute
Colorado, testified in a neutral position on the bill.  Mr. Joe Molloy,
representing self, testified in a neutral position on the bill.  Mr,
Prestidge responded to questions from the committee.
03:26:18 PM  
Mr. Eric Allen, representing
self, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Allen distributed a fact
sheet on the number of hours that surrounding stated spend inspecting pipelines
(Attachment F).
03:32:16 PM  
Mr. Scott Jones,
representing self, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Jan Rose,
representing self, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded
to questions from the committee.
03:43:20 PM  
Mr Dale Maple, representing
self, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Edmund Knolmayer, representing
self, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Jan Douglas, representing
Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded
to questions from the committee.
03:55:20 PM  
Ms. Ariana Gonzalez,
representing NRDC, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. George Twigg,
representing Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.  Elizabeth
Paranhos, representing Cities of Aurora and Lafayette and City and County
of Broomfield, testified in support of the bill.

04:02:26 PM  
Mr. Gerald Arnold,
representing Rocky Mountain Pipe Trades District Council #5, testified
in support of the bill.  Ms. Sara-Rose Tannenbaum, representing Conservation
Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:07:42 PM  
Andrew Forkes-Gudmundson,
representing League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans, testified in support
of the bill.  Mr. Forkes-Gudmundson responded to questions from the
committee.  
04:12:43 PM  
Mr. Jeffrey Moore,
representing City of Aurora Oil & Gas Division, testified in support
of the bill.
04:16:20 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
04:25:46 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  Senator Story gave closing remarks and shared that
she would like to lay the bill over for action only.  Senator Winter
laid the bill over for action only at a later time.






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