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H_ENE_2021A 05/20/2021 03:32:46 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date 05/20/2021
Attendance
Bernett X
Froelich X
Jackson X
Pico X
Sirota *
Soper *
Titone *
Van Beber X
Weissman *
Will X
Woog X
Hooton X
Valdez A. X
Time 03:32:46 PM to 08:55:39 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Valdez A.
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1303 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB21-1318 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB21-108 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB21-230 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

03:32:49 PM
The committee came to order.



HB21-1303 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:33:08 PM  
Representative Bernett,
co-prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1303 to the committee.  The
bill requires the Department of Personnel and Administration and the Department
of Transportation to establish maximum acceptable global warming potentials
for certain construction materials used in public projects.  Representative
Bernett responded to questions from the committee.  
03:53:38 PM  
Andy Karsian, Department
of Transportation, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Karsian
responded to questions from the committee.  Rod Vanderwall, representing
Deptartment of Personnel & Administration, testified to amend the bill.
 Mr. Vanderwall responded to questions from the committee.
04:01:00 PM  
Meghan Lewis, representing
Carbon Leadership Forum, testified in a neutral position on the bill.  Ms.
Lewis responded to questions from the committee.  David Diedrick,
representing Low CO2 Construction Materials, testified in support of the
bill.  Mr. Diedrick responded to questions from the committee.
04:20:13 PM  
Will Toor, representing
Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.  Jack Wylie,
representing Department of Personnel & Administration, testified in
a neutral position on the bill.  Mr. Wylie and Director Toor responded
to questions from the committee.
04:25:44 PM  
Professor Ramesh
Bhatt, representing Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.  Scott
Hatfield, representing Sierra Club, testified to amend the bill.  Professor
Bhatt and Mr. Hatfield responded to questions from the committee.
04:35:00 PM  
Tom Peterson, representing
Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association, testified in support of the bill.
 Mr. Peterson responded to questions from the committee.
04:44:29 PM  
Ron Bennett, representing 350 Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Chris Markuson, representing BlueGreen Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
04:49:15 PM  
Quinn Antus, representing Signal Tech Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Todd Ohlheiser, representing Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association, testified to amend the bill. Rick Chandler, representing Signal Tech, testified in support of the bill.
04:57:55 PM  
Michael Gifford,
representing AGC Colorado, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
 Angela Folkestad, representing American Concrete Pavement Association,
testified to amend the bill.
05:04:22 PM  
Christopher Votoupal,
representing Colorado Cleantech Industries Association, testified in support
of the bill.  Mr. Votoupal responded to questions from the committee.
05:06:25 PM  
Amy Brooks, representing
Castle Rock Construction Company of Colorado, LLC, testified to amend the
bill.
05:09:21 PM  
Paul Hutton, representing
Colorado Chapter American Institute of Architects, testified in support
of the bill.  Kevin  Eronimous, representing SA+R Architects,
testified in support of the bill.  Tien Peng, representing National
Ready Mixed Concrete Association, testified to amend the bill.  Mr.
Peng responded to questions from the committee.
05:18:04 PM  
Matthew Fonte, representing
Castle Rock Construction Company, testified to amend the bill.
05:21:11 PM  
Representative Bernett
distributed and discussed amendments L.001 (Attachment A) and L.002 (Atachment
B).


05:22:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Bernett
Seconded Titone
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


05:23:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Bernett
Seconded Hooton
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
05:23:59 PM  
Representative Bernett made concluding comments on the bill.


05:26:19 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1303, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bernett
Seconded Hooton
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



HB21-1318 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


05:26:30 PM  
Representative Herod,
prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1318 to the committee.  The
bill diverts state revenue from lottery proceeds to create an outdoor equity
board and grant program in the Department of Natural Resources.



Representative Herod responded to questions from the committee.
05:43:37 PM  
Director Mark Ferrandino,
representing Colorado Department of Revenue, testified in support of the
bill.  Doug Vilsack, representing Department of Natural Resources,
testified in support of the bill.  Jared Bynum, representing Conservation
Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Vilsack and Director
Ferrandino responded to questions from the committee.
05:54:41 PM  
Kathleen Gebhardt, representing self, testified to amend the bill.
05:57:09 PM  
Jason Swann, representing
Western Resource Advocates, testified in support of the bill.  Kenneth
Maestas, representing The Colorado Cross Disability Coalition (CCDC), testified
in support of the bill.  Juan Perez Saez , representing Next 100 Coalition
and Cottonwood Institute, testified in support of the bill.
06:05:47 PM  
Gabriel Otero, representing
Next 100 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Edgar  Corona,
representing Riverside Educational Center, testified in support of the
bill.  Aaron Citron, representing The Nature Conservancy, testified
in support of the bill.  Jim Rameey, representing The Wilderness Society,
testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Otero and Mr. Corona responded
to questions from the committee.
06:18:20 PM  
Allie Ghaman, representing
Continental Divide Trail Coalition, testified in support of the bill.  Brian
Kurzel, representing National Wildlife Federation, testified in support
of the bill.  Taylor Ruffin, representing Environmental Learning for
Kids, testified in support of the bill.
06:25:54 PM  
Ean Tafoya, representing
GreenLatinos, testified in support of the bill.  Hilda Nucete, representing
self, testified in support of the bill.  Shannon Francis, representing
Spirit of the Sun, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
06:34:31 PM  
Casey Klein, representing
Colorado Camps Network, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Jan
Douglas, representing Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support of the
bill.  
06:41:51 PM  
Representative Herod
discussed and distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment C).


06:43:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Weissman
Seconded Sirota
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
06:43:56 PM  
Representative Herod provided concluding comments on the bill.
06:46:44 PM  
Committee members made concluding comments.


07:01:18 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1318, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Weissman
Seconded Titone
Bernett Yes
Froelich Yes
Jackson Yes
Pico No
Sirota Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Van Beber No
Weissman Yes
Will Yes
Woog No
Hooton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-108 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


07:01:31 PM  
The committee took
a brief recess.
07:01:32 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  Representatives Cutter and Bernett, co-prime bill
sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-108 to the committee.  The bill
directs the Public Utilities Commission to expand its rules related to
gas pipeline safety and increases the maximum penalty for violations of
pipeline safety rules.


 Representatives
Cutter and Bernett responded to questions from the committee.
07:32:05 PM  
Joe Knolmayer, representing
self, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Knolmayer responded to
questions from the committee.  Eric Allen, representing self, testified
in support of the bill.
07:40:33 PM  
Gary Arnold, representing Pipefitters Local 208, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Arnold responded to questions from the committee. Dr. Jan Douglas, representing Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
07:45:26 PM  
Andrew Forkes-Gudmundson,
representing League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans, testified in support
of the bill.  Jeffrey Moore, representing City of Aurora, testified
in support of the bill.  Mr. Moore responded to questions from the
committee.  SaraRose Tannenbaum, representing Conservation Colorado,
testified in support of the bill.
07:58:48 PM  
Representative Bernett
discussed and distributed amendment L.007 (Attachment D).



07:59:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment D).
Moved Bernett
Seconded Froelich
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
07:59:52 PM  
The bill sponsors made concluding comments on the bill.


08:04:09 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-108, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bernett
Seconded Froelich
Bernett Yes
Froelich Yes
Jackson Excused
Pico Yes
Sirota Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Van Beber No
Weissman Yes
Will No
Woog No
Hooton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-230 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


08:04:15 PM  
Representatives A.
Valdez and Bernett, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-230
to the committee.  The bill transfers $40.0 million in the current
FY 2020-21 from the General Fund to the Energy Fund administered by the
Colorado Energy Office for renewable and clean energy programs.



Representative A. Valdez responded to questions from the committee.
08:11:43 PM  
Will Toor, representing
Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.  Jeffrey
King, representing Colorado energy Office, testified in support of the
bill.  Director Toor responded to questions from the committee.
08:30:17 PM  
Paul Scharfenberger,
representing Colorado Clean Energy Fund, testified in support of the bill.
 Mr. Scharfenberger responded to questions from the committee.
08:38:43 PM  
James Marshall, representing
Cleantech Business Coalition, testified in support of the bill.  Mr.
Marshall responded to questions from the committee.  Quinn Antus,
representing Signal Tech Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
08:43:39 PM  
Bryan Conklin, representing
self, testified in support of the bill.
08:46:30 PM  
The bill sponsors
discussed and distributed amendments L.004 (Attachment E) and L.005 (Attachment
F).


08:48:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment E).
Moved Bernett
Seconded Valdez A.
Bernett
Froelich
Jackson Excused
Pico
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Van Beber
Weissman
Will
Woog
Hooton
Valdez A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:49:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment F).
Moved Bernett
Seconded Valdez A.
Bernett
Froelich
Jackson Excused
Pico
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Van Beber
Weissman
Will
Woog
Hooton
Valdez A.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
08:49:39 PM  
The bill sponsors concluding comments on the bill.


08:55:21 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-230, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Bernett
Bernett Yes
Froelich Yes
Jackson Yes
Pico No
Sirota Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Van Beber No
Weissman Yes
Will Yes
Woog No
Hooton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:55:39 PM   The committee adjourned.






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