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F5114AF9066A94288725869A006E01F9 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-072

SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date Mar 16, 2021      
Location SCR 357



SB21-072 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

02:05:18 PM  
Senators Coram and
Hansen, co-sponsors of the bill, introduced Senate Bill 21-072, which would
expand electric transmission facilities to potentially enable Colorado
to meet its clean energy goals. The bill would also create the Colorado
electric transmission authority.  
02:05:19 PM  
Senator Hansen distributed
a fact sheet on Senate Bill 21-072 (Attachment A) and a letter to the committee
asking for support for the bill (Attachment B). Senator Hansen gave a presentation
via PowerPoint (Attachment C) that provided an overview of electric power
in the United States. He also discussed how his bill will impact Coloradans
which included cost savings and increased employment. Public Testimony
submitted for this bill can be found in Attachment D.
02:12:21 PM  
Senator Hansen distributed
and introduced Amendments L.002, L.005, L.007, L.009 (Attachments E-H).

02:16:17 PM  


Aaron Citron, represnting the Nature Conservancy, testified in support
of the bill.

02:20:15 PM  
Dick Brown, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:23:11 PM  
Emilie Olson, Advanced Energy Economy, testified in support of the bill.
02:26:23 PM  
Mrs. Emily Gedeon, representing Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
02:29:05 PM  
Mr. Bill Levis, representing AARP Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:33:12 PM  
Ms Frances Koncilja, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:37:17 PM  
Mr Steve Douglas , representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:39:53 PM  
Alice Jackson, representing Xcel Energy, testified to amend the bill.
02:44:20 PM  
Mr. Bruce Barker, representing Weld County, testified to amend the bill.
02:50:51 PM  
Chris Pink, representing
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Assn., testified to amend the bill.
 Mr. Pink responded to questions from the committee.
02:58:11 PM  
Mr. Pink responded to questions from the committee.
02:58:55 PM  
Geofffrey Hier, representing Colorado Rural Electric Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Hier responded to questions from the committee.
03:02:08 PM  
Jeff Baudier, representing Intermountain REA, testified in support of the bill.
03:05:22 PM  
Mr. Mark Detsky, representing Colorado Independent Energy Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:08:19 PM  
Mr Mike Kruger, representing Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA), testified in support of the bill.
03:10:29 PM  
Daphne Gervais, representing
Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI), testified to amend the bill.
03:12:36 PM  
Ms. Elizabeth Peetz, representing Colorado Association of Realtors, testified to amend the bill.
03:14:16 PM  
Ms Jan Rose, representing Colorado Coaltion for a Livable Climate, testified to amend the bill.
03:15:44 PM  
Keith Hay, representing Colorado Energy Office, Governor's Office, testified to amend the bill.
03:19:06 PM  
Mr. Nathan Stottler, representing NRDC/E2, testified in support of the bill.
03:22:36 PM  
Quinn Antus, representing Signal Tech Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
03:24:56 PM  
Rachel Kois, representing Simple Switch, testified in support of the bill.
03:26:43 PM  
Mr. Reed Robins, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
03:29:41 PM  
Professor KK DuVivier, representing self, testified to amend the bill.
03:33:40 PM  
Mr. Larry Miloshevich, representing self, testified to amend the bill.
03:36:26 PM  
Ms. Leslie Glustrom, representing Clean Energy Action, testified to amend the bill.
03:40:11 PM  
Mr. Tyler Mansholt, representing Black Hills Energy, testified to amend the bill.
03:40:13 PM  
Mr. Mansholt and
Ms. Glustrom responded to questions from the committee.
03:45:33 PM  
Rikki Seguin, representing Interwest Energy Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
03:49:37 PM  
Mr. Stephen Beuning, representing Holy Cross Electric Association d/b/a Holy Cross Energy, testified in support of the bill.
03:53:55 PM  
Mr. Terry Page, representing Enel North America, testified in support of the bill.
03:54:42 PM  
Tom Darin, representing American Clean Power Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:58:39 PM  
Ms Virginia Harman,
representing Delta-Montrose Electric Association , testified in support
of the bill.
04:01:52 PM  
Ms. Harman responded to questions from the committee.


04:07:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E)
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Zenzinger
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:08:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment F)
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Zenzinger
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:08:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment G)
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Zenzinger
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:08:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment H)
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hisey
Scott
Zenzinger
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:09:23 PM  
Senators Coram and Hansen gave concluding remarks and responded to questions from the committee.
04:10:08 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
04:15:09 PM  
The committee came
back to order.


04:18:49 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-072, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram Yes
Donovan Excused
Hisey Yes
Scott No
Zenzinger Yes
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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