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9A0FE6908481D671872584FD0077FEAC Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-038

SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date Jan 28, 2020      
Location SCR 352



SB20-038 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:50:41 PM  
Senator Fenburg introduced Senate Bill 20-038, concerning
the establishment of a statewide standard for the sale of biodiesel-blended
diesel fuel in Colorado. The bill originated in the Energy Legislation
Review Interim Study Committee. The bill requires that all diesel fuel
sold between June 1 and September 15 be blended with and contain at least
five percent biodiesel, effective June 1, 2021.  Effective June 1,
2023 the bill raises that percentage to ten percent biodiesel.  The
Air Quality Control Commission will create rules for a blending standard,
a waiver process, and labeling that includes the percentage of biodiesel
included in a blend.  The rules will be created in consulation with
the Division of Oil and Public Safety in the Department of Labor and Employment.
 Senator Fenburg explained Amendments L.002 (Attachment C), L.003
(Attachment D), L.004 (Attachment E), and L.006 (Attachment F).
02:58:59 PM  
Angie Binder, representing the Colorado Petroleum Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:03:53 PM  

Bruce Heine, representing Magellan Midstream Partners, testified neutral to the bill with amendments.

03:06:53 PM  
Tom Lee, representing Empire Warehouse, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:08:22 PM  

Mr. Heine responded to questions from the committee.

03:15:19 PM  
Greg Fulton, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:19:49 PM  
Michael Whitney, representing Pilot Travel Centers, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:23:06 PM  
Grier Bailey, representing the Colorado
Wyoming Petroleum Marketing Association, testified neutral to the bill
with amendments.
03:26:13 PM  

The witnesses answered questions from the committee.

03:29:11 PM  

Sara Cassidy, representing Union Pacific Railroad, testified neutral to the bill.

03:30:41 PM  

Carrie Hackenberger, representing the American Petroleum Institute of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:33:25 PM  

Elizabeth Burns-Thompson, representing Renewable Energy Group, Inc., testified in support of the bill. She presented a PowerPoint (Attachment G).

03:37:13 PM  

Nick Levondotsky, representing the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, testified in support of the bill.  He provided a handout (Attachment H).

03:40:40 PM  

The witnesses responded to committee questions.

03:42:00 PM  

The bill sponsor talked briefly about the amendments.



03:45:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Donovan Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:46:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Donovan Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:46:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment E).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Donovan Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:47:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment F).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Scott Yes
Donovan Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:47:52 PM  
The committee made comments about the bill.


03:51:11 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-038, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Donovan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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