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CD12FDC798EF9A99872584880062A769 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For INTERIM BILL DRAFT APPROVALS

INTERIM COMMITTEE  INVESTOR-OWNED UTILITY REVIEW INTERIM STUDY COMMITTEE
Date Oct 3, 2019      
Location Old State Library



Interim Bill Draft Approvals - Approved Bills 1, 2, and 3


11:57:35 AM  

Senator Garcia made a motion that the committee recommend Bill 1 to the Legislative Council.  Representative Hooton presented the bill.  The bill requires the Public Utilities Commission to study the implementation of community choice energy in Colorado through a third-party study and an investigatory docket.

11:58:19 AM  
Mr. Miloshevich made a statement in support of the bill.
12:02:33 PM  
Committee members made comments on the bill.
12:13:18 PM  

The motion passed on a vote of 4-2, with Representative Geitner and Senator Hisey voting in the negative.

12:13:24 PM  

Senator Garcia announced that Bill 1 will be sponsored by Representative Hooton, and will start in the House.

12:14:11 PM  

Senator Garcia made a motion that the committee recommend Bill 2 to the Legislative Council.

12:14:18 PM  

Representative Kennedy explained Bill 2.  For four years beginning in FY 2020-21, the bill establishes conditional transfers from the General Fund to the Energy Outreach Colorado and Colorado Energy Office Low-income Energy Assistance Funds, which are triggered if severance tax revenue to either fund falls below $1.0 million in a given year.

12:16:48 PM  
Max Nardo, representing Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee members' questions regarding the fiscal note.
12:20:10 PM  

The motion passed on a vote of 4-2, with Representative Geitner and Senator Hisey voting in the negative.

12:20:14 PM  

Senator Garcia announced that Bill 2 will be sponsored by Representative Kennedy, and will start in the House.

12:20:21 PM  

Senator Garcia made a motion that the committee recommend Bill 3 to the Legislative Council.  Senator Garcia presented the bill.  The bill requires the Public Utilities Commission to collect information from utilities on medical exemptions from tiered electricity rates; to adopt standard practices for gas and electric utilities to follow when disconnecting service due to nonpayment; and to conduct a proceeding to evaluate a policy of requiring public utilities to report positive information to credit reporting agencies. The bill also prohibits public utilities from employing certain rate structures without obtaining opt-in from customers.

12:21:56 PM  

The motion passed on a vote of 5-1, with Representative Geitner voting in the negative.

12:22:00 PM  

Senator Garcia announced that he and Senator Rodriguez would be co-prime sponsors of Bill 3, and that the bill will start in the Senate.

12:22:12 PM  
Duane Gall, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, requested permission to make technical changes.






Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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