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H_TRA_2017A 03/29/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY

Date: 03/29/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:33 PM to 05:36 PM
Becker J.
X
Bridges
X
Place: HCR 0112
Buck
X
Carver
*
This Meeting was called to order by
Esgar
X
Representative Mitsch Bush
Ginal
X
Hansen
X
This Report was prepared by
Jackson
X
Katie Ruedebusch
Lawrence
X
McLachlan
X
Nordberg
X
Winter
X
Mitsch Bush
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1227

HB17-1232

SB17-213
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole



01:33 PM -- HB 17-1227



Representatives Winter and Lawrence introduced House Bill 17-1227. To promote demand-side management, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) was required in 2007 to establish goals for Colorado investor-owned electric utilities to achieve by 2018 a 5 percent reduction relative to 2006 levels in the utility's:

    • retail system peak demand, measured in megawatts; and
    • retail energy sales, measured in megawatt-hours.

The bill extends these demand-side management programs to 2028. The bill also requires the PUC to set new goals for demand-side management programs implemented between 2019 and 2028 of a 5 percent reduction in peak demand and energy sales relative to 2018 levels. The PUC has the discretion to establish interim goals or revise goals.



    01:38 PM -- Mr. Adam Bickford, representing the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), testified in support of the bill. He answered a question from the committee.



    01:41 PM -- Commissioner Steve Child, representing Pitkin County and the Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support of the bill.













    01:46 PM -- Mr. Andy Wildenberg, representing the Energy Efficiency Business Coalition and E3 Power, testified in support of the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment A).



    170329 AttachA.pdf170329 AttachA.pdf



    01:49 PM -- Ms. Susan Nedell, representing Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), testified in support of the bill. She provided a package of research to the committee (Attachment B).



    170329 AttachB.pdf170329 AttachB.pdf



    01:53 PM -- Mr. Bruce Ray, representing Johns Manville, testified in support of the bill. He answered a question from the committee.



    01:58 PM -- Mr. Skip Arnold, representing Energy Outreach Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He answered several committee questions.



    02:04 PM



    Representatives Winter and Lawrence gave some closing remarks on the bill.
    BILL: HB17-1227
    TIME: 02:06:14 PM
    MOVED: Lawrence
    MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1227 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 9-2, with 2 excused.
    SECONDED: Winter
    VOTE
    Becker J.
    No
    Bridges
    Yes
    Buck
    Excused
    Carver
    Excused
    Esgar
    Yes
    Ginal
    Yes
    Hansen
    Yes
    Jackson
    Yes
    Lawrence
    Yes
    McLachlan
    Yes
    Nordberg
    No
    Winter
    Yes
    Mitsch Bush
    Yes
    Final YES: 9 NO: 2 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







02:07 PM -- HB 17-1232



Representative Danielson introduced House Bill 17-1232. The bill allows public utilities to provide motor vehicle charging or alternative fueling facilities as regulated or unregulated services following standards outlined in the bill. The investment costs for these facilities may be recovered from the utility’s ratepayers. Representative Danielson answered several committee questions.



02:20 PM -- Mr. Adam Bickford, representing SWEEP, testified in support of the bill. He answered several committee questions.



02:27 PM -- Mr. Scott Prestidge, representing the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified in support of the bill. He answered several committee questions.



02:31 PM -- Ms. Jill Bishop, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:35 PM -- Ms. Anne Smart, representing ChargePoint, testified in support of the bill. She answered several committee questions.



02:44 PM -- Mr. Jim Burness, representing National Car Charging, testified in support of the bill.



02:48 PM -- Mr. Brandon Matthews, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:52 PM -- Ms. Jan Douglas, representing the Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.



02:55 PM -- Mr. Bryan Melonis, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He answered several committee questions.



02:59 PM -- Ms. Jeannie Bernard, representing the Denver Metro Building Owners and Managers Association, testified against the bill. She answered several committee questions.



03:06 PM -- Mr. Grier Bailey, representing the Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association, came to the table to answer committee questions.



03:11 PM -- Mr. Kirk Fry, representing himself, testified against the bill.









03:15 PM -- Ms. Rachel Carillo, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1232
TIME: 03:17:48 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C). The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Hansen
VOTE
Becker J.
No
Bridges
Yes
Buck
No
Carver
No
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hansen
Yes
Jackson
Yes
Lawrence
No
McLachlan
Yes
Nordberg
No
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
YES: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



170329 AttachC.pdf170329 AttachC.pdf





03:21 PM



Representative Danielson gave some closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1232
TIME: 03:34:20 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1232, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Hansen
VOTE
Becker J.
No
Bridges
Yes
Buck
No
Carver
No
Esgar
No
Ginal
Yes
Hansen
Yes
Jackson
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Nordberg
No
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:36 PM -- SB 17-213



Representatives Winter and Bridges introduced Senate Bill 17-213. The reengrossed bill declares the regulation of automated driving systems a matter of statewide concern. A state agency or political subdivision of the state must not adopt or enforce a policy, rule, or ordinance that sets standards for an automated driving system that are different from the standards set for a human driver.



Automated driving system vehicles that are not yet capable of complying with all state and federal laws cannot be tested unless approved by the Colorado State Patrol in the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Representatives Winter and Bridges answered several committee questions.



03:45 PM -- Mr. Nathan Weathers, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill. He answered several committee questions.



03:50 PM -- Mr. Shawn McKenna, representing the United Auto Workers and General Motors, testified in support of the bill. He answered several committee questions.



03:55 PM -- Mr. Lauren Martens, representing the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), testified against the bill.







03:59 PM -- Mr. Carl Smith, representing the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Union, testified from a neutral position.



04:03 PM -- Mr. Greg Fulton, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, testified from a neutral position and suggested several amendments. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment D). He answered several committee questions.



170329 AttachD.pdf170329 AttachD.pdf



04:12 PM -- Ms. Kjersten Forseth, representing the AFL-CIO, testified from a neutral position.



04:16 PM -- Mr. Jep Seman, representing the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, testified from a neutral position. He spoke about several proposed amendments.



04:20 PM -- Mr. Rutt Bridges, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment E). He answered several committee questions.



170329 AttachE.pdf170329 AttachE.pdf



04:26 PM -- Mr. Andy Karsian, representing the Colorado Department of Transportation, testified in support of the bill. He answered several committee questions.



04:41 PM -- Mr. Kirk Fry, representing himself, testified from a neutral position.



04:45 PM -- Mr. Jamie Adams, representing Lockhead Martin, testified in support of the bill.



04:49 PM -- Ms. Lori Fox, representing Panasonic and Easymile, testified in support of the bill.



04:55 PM -- Mr. Hal Lenox, representing General Motors, testified in support of the bill.



04:59 PM -- Mr. Mizraim Cordero, representing the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.



05:01 PM -- Mr. Robert Golden, representing the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, testified in support of the bill.



05:04 PM -- Ms. Joan LaBelle, representing the Colorado Centers for Independent Living, testified in support of the bill. She distributed a letter of support to the committee (Attachment F).



170329 AttachF.pdf170329 AttachF.pdf



05:08 PM -- Ms. Marijo Rymer, representing the Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.







05:12 PM -- Ms. Julie Mowry, representing State Farm Insurance Companies, testified from a neutral position.



05:16 PM



Representatives Bridges and Winter distributed a packet of letters of support to the committee (Attachment G).



170329 AttachG.pdf170329 AttachG.pdf

BILL: SB17-213
TIME: 05:16:51 PM
MOVED: Buck
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment H). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Becker J.
Bridges
Buck
Carver
Esgar
Ginal
Hansen
Jackson
Lawrence
McLachlan
Nordberg
Winter
Mitsch Bush
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



170329 AttachH.pdf170329 AttachH.pdf







05:17 PM -- Ms. Katie Ruedebusch, Legislative Council Staff, answered a committee question.

BILL: SB17-213
TIME: 05:17:56 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.016 (Attachment I). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Bridges
VOTE
Becker J.
Bridges
Buck
Carver
Esgar
Ginal
Hansen
Jackson
Lawrence
McLachlan
Nordberg
Winter
Mitsch Bush
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



170329 AttachI.pdf170329 AttachI.pdf




BILL: SB17-213
TIME: 05:20:56 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.017 (Attachment J). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Hansen
VOTE
Becker J.
Bridges
Buck
Carver
Esgar
Ginal
Hansen
Jackson
Lawrence
McLachlan
Nordberg
Winter
Mitsch Bush
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



170329 AttachJ.pdf170329 AttachJ.pdf









05:21 PM -- Mr. Jery Payne, Legislative Legal Services, answered a committee question.

BILL: SB17-213
TIME: 05:23:02 PM
MOVED: Nordberg
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.018 (Attachment K). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Hansen
VOTE
Becker J.
Bridges
Buck
Carver
Esgar
Ginal
Hansen
Jackson
Lawrence
McLachlan
Nordberg
Winter
Mitsch Bush
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



170329 AttachK.pdf170329 AttachK.pdf






BILL: SB17-213
TIME: 05:30:09 PM
MOVED: Winter
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.019 (Attachment L). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Bridges
VOTE
Becker J.
Bridges
Buck
Carver
Esgar
Ginal
Hansen
Jackson
Lawrence
McLachlan
Nordberg
Winter
Mitsch Bush
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



170329 AttachL.pdf170329 AttachL.pdf







05:30 PM



Representatives Winter and Bridges gave some closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-213
TIME: 05:35:57 PM
MOVED: Buck
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-213, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-1.
SECONDED: Nordberg
VOTE
Becker J.
Yes
Bridges
Yes
Buck
Yes
Carver
Yes
Esgar
No
Ginal
Yes
Hansen
Yes
Jackson
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Winter
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



05:36 PM



The committee adjourned.


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