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9993EF2665B4F4CA872586E20082D142 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-261

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date May 27, 2021      
Location LSB A



SB21-261 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


05:48:54 PM  
Representatives A.Valdez
and Amabile, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-261 to the
committee.  The bill
makes various
changes to the renewable energy standards and the regulation of distributed
generation
.
 The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
06:12:53 PM  
Suzann Kuhns, representing
Ibew 111, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Devin Moeller,
representing Black Hills Energy, testified to amend the bill.
06:18:35 PM  
Mike Kruger, representing
Colorado Solar and Storage Association, testified in support of the bill.
 Meghan MacKillop, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified
in support of the bill.
06:22:59 PM  
Jan Rose, representing CCLC, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Rose responded to questions from the committee.
06:27:10 PM  
Leslie Glustrom,
representing Clean Energy Action, testified in support of the bill.  Thad
Kurowski, representing Tesla, testified in support of the bill.
06:32:05 PM  
Andrew Bennett, representing Energy Outreach Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:34:14 PM  
Chief Policy Advisor Carl Castillo, representing City of Boulder, testified in support of the bill.
06:36:57 PM  
Sunni Benoit, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
06:39:53 PM  
Matthew Larson, representing Xcel Energy, testified to amend the bill. Mr. Larson responded to questions from the committee.
06:42:50 PM  
Jacob Smith, representing
Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support of the bill.
 Janna Six, representing Solar United Neighbors, testified in support
of the bill.
06:48:11 PM  
The bill sponsors
discussed and distributed amendment L.025 (Attachment E).


06:51:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.025 (Attachment E).
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Hooton
Bernett
Froelich
Jackson
Pico
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Van Beber
Weissman
Will
Woog
Valdez A.
Hooton
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:52:12 PM  
Representative Pico
discussed and distributed amendment L.021 (Attachment F).


06:57:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.021 (Attachment F).
Moved Pico
Seconded Soper
Bernett No
Froelich No
Jackson No
Pico Yes
Sirota No
Soper Yes
Titone No
Van Beber Yes
Weissman No
Will Yes
Woog Yes
Valdez A. No
Hooton No
YES: 5   NO: 8   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
06:57:14 PM  
The bill sponsors provided concluding comments on the bill. Committee member made concluding comments on the bill.


07:01:25 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-261, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Bernett
Bernett Yes
Froelich Yes
Jackson Yes
Pico No
Sirota Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Van Beber No
Weissman Yes
Will No
Woog No
Valdez A. Yes
Hooton Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
07:02:15 PM  
The committee took
a brief recess.






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