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H_ENE_2021A 04/22/2021 01:38:26 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date 04/22/2021
Attendance
Bernett X
Froelich *
Jackson X
Pico X
Sirota X
Soper X
Titone X
Van Beber X
Weissman X
Will X
Woog X
Hooton X
Valdez A. *
Time 01:38:26 PM to 04:09:03 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Valdez A.
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1253 Referred to House Appropriations
HB21-1266 Amended, referred to House Finance

HB21-1253 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:39:43 PM  
The committee came
to order.  Representative Gray, co-prime bill sponsor, introduced
House Bill 21-1253 to the committee.  The bill transfers $5.0 million
from the General Fund to the Local Government Severance Tax Fund for the
Department of Local Government to provide renewable and clean energy project
grants. .
01:41:51 PM  
Reed Robins, representing himself, testified to amend the bill.
01:45:59 PM  
Bruce Eisenhauer, representing Department of Local Affairs, testified in support of the bill.
01:47:00 PM  
Ms. Patty Kelley, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:49:08 PM  
Ms. Brandy DeLange, representing Metro Wastewater, testified in support of the bill.
01:51:17 PM  
Kara Miller, representing Toyota, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Miller responded to questions from the committee.
01:54:50 PM  
Representative Gray and Mr. Eisenhauer responded to questions from the committee.
01:58:59 PM  
Committee members
made concluding comments on the bill.


02:02:03 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1253 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Weissman
Seconded Sirota
Bernett Yes
Froelich Excused
Jackson Yes
Pico No
Sirota Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Van Beber No
Weissman Yes
Will No
Woog No
Valdez A. Excused
Hooton Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1266 - Amended, referred to House Finance


02:02:18 PM  
Representative Jackson,
prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1266 to the committee.  The
bill creates the Environmental Justice Action Task Force within the Department
of Public Health and Environment, and requires the Air Quality Control
Commission to engage with disproportionately impacted communities on proposed
state actions.



Representative Jackson responded to questions from the committee.
02:16:47 PM  
Representative Jackson
discussed and distributed amendments L.002 (Attachment A) and L.003 (Attachment
B).
02:17:54 PM  
Dianna Orf, representing
Colorado Mining Association, testified to amend the bill.   Scott
Prestidge, representing Colorado Oil & Gas Association, testified to
amend the bill.  Carrie Hackenberger, representing herself, testified
to amend the bill.  Ms. Orf responded to questions from the committee.
02:36:44 PM  
Dr. Katherine Dickinson,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Trisha
Oeth, representing Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment,
testified in support of the bill.  Issamar Pichardo, representing
Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Dickinson
and Ms. Oeth responded to questions from the committee.
02:52:43 PM  
Ms. Lucy Molina,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Jessica
Miller, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:00:14 PM  
Lorena Mendoza, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Pichardo, representing herself, provided translation for Ms. Mendonza's testimony.
03:06:01 PM  
Ms.  Mayane
Barudin, representing Vote Solar, testified in support of the bill.  Dr.
Jeremy Nemeth, representing University of Colorado Denver, testified in
support of the bill.  Mrs. Shaina Oliver, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.  Dr. Nemeth responded to questions from the
committee.
03:16:10 PM  
Jacob Smith, representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Pegah Jalali, representing Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Shravan Joshi, representing GRID Alternatives, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Smith responded to questions from the committee.
03:25:36 PM  
Michael Ruddock,
representing Healthy Air and Water Colorado , testified in support of the
bill.  Alexis Schwartz, representing herself, testified in support
of the bill.  Ms. Jessica Gelay, representing Western Resource Advocates,
testified in support of the bill.
03:33:23 PM  
Stephanie Pease,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Jan Rose,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Stephanie
Valencia-Gaeta, representing Conservation Colorado , testified in support
of the bill.
03:42:54 PM  
Ean Tafoya, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:46:42 PM  
Quinn Antus, representing
Signal Tech Coalition, testified in support of the bill.  Maggie Hart,
representing Farsighted Creative , testified in support of the bill. Caleb
Dickinson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  
03:52:15 PM  
Ms. Patty Kelley, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Anne Carto, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:56:30 PM  
Rebecca Curry, representing Earthjustice, testified in support of the bill.


04:00:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A).
Moved Jackson
Seconded Weissman
Bernett
Froelich
Jackson
Pico
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Van Beber
Weissman
Will
Woog
Hooton
Valdez A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:01:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B).
Moved Jackson
Seconded Weissman
Bernett
Froelich
Jackson
Pico
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Van Beber
Weissman
Will
Woog
Hooton
Valdez A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:01:28 PM  
Representative Jackson made concluding comments. Committee members made concluding comments.


04:08:40 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1266, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Jackson
Seconded Sirota
Bernett Yes
Froelich Yes
Jackson Yes
Pico No
Sirota Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Van Beber No
Weissman Yes
Will No
Woog No
Hooton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:09:03 PM   The committee adjourned.






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