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B8BA25FB568340A5872586C50078FEE7 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-200

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Apr 28, 2021      
Location Old Supreme Court



SB21-200 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


04:01:37 PM  
Sens. Winter and
Moreno introduced Senate Bill 21-200.  The bill directs the Air Quality
Control Commission to promulgate greenhouse gas emission reduction rules
and establish a fee on greenhouse gas emissions, and requires wholesale
generation and transmission electric cooperatives to file a responsible
energy plan with the Public Utilities Commission. The bill creates the
environmental justice ombudsperson and advisory board within the Department
of Public Health and Environment.
04:01:38 PM  
Ms. Erin Overturf, representing Western Resource Advocates, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Ariana Gonzalez, representing NRDC, testified in support of the bill. Councilwoman Melissa Youssef, representing City of Durango, testified in support of the bill. Commissioner Keith Baker, representing Chaffee County, testified in support of the bill.
04:26:20 PM  
Ms. Suzann Kuhns,
representing IBEW Local 111, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr.
Daniel Hodges, representing Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities
& Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:36:33 PM  
Mr. Jack Ihle, representing Xcel Energy, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Sara Blackhurst, representing Action 22, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Carrie Hackenberger, representing American Petroleum Institute Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Alyssa Clemsen Roberts, representing Platte River Power Authority, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:37:24 PM  
Mr. Gary Arnold, representing Rocky Mountain Pipe Trades District Council #5, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Andy Berger, representing Tri-State Generation & Transmission, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Stan Dempsey, representing Colorado Mining Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. John Jacus, representing the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:49:35 PM  
Mr. Scott Prestidge, representing Colorado Oil & Gas Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Michael Harrington, representing Black Hills Energy, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:02:31 PM  
Dr. Brent Goodlet, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Jamie Valdez, representing Mothers Out Front, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Duncan Gilchrist, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:11:17 PM  
Ms. Patty Sullivan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Michael Ruddock, representing Healthy Air and Water Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Pegah Jalali, representing Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Shaina Oliver, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:21:14 PM  
Mr. Steve Douglas, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Westy Davis, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Kristi Douglas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Matt Gerhart, representing the Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
05:22:32 PM  
Additional written
testimony may be found in Attachment F.
05:51:00 PM  
Sens. Winter and Moreno gave some closing remarks.


05:52:52 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-200 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Hisey No
Lee Yes
Lundeen No
Scott Excused
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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