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H_TRA_2018A 03/21/2018 02:01:39 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date 03/21/2018
Attendance
Becker J. X
Bridges *
Buck *
Carver X
Esgar *
Ginal X
Hansen X
Lawrence *
Lewis *
Pettersen *
Roberts X
McLachlan X
Winter X
Time 02:01:39 PM to 04:36:32 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Winter
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1255 Referred to House Finance
HB18-1274 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1297 Referred to House Appropriations

HB18-1255 - Referred to House Finance


02:01:51 PM  

Speaker Duran and Rep. Carver introduced House Bill 18-1255. This bill creates the childhood cancer awareness special license plate. The Speaker and Rep. Carver distributed a handout to the committee [Attachment A].

02:06:00 PM  
Commissioner Rose Pugliese, representing Mesa County, testified remotely in support of the bill.
02:08:13 PM  

Mr. Brison Cole, representing himself, testified remotely in support of the bill.

02:11:02 PM  

Mr. Jim Hamlin, representing himself, testified remotely in support of the bill.

02:12:01 PM  
Ms. Robin Hamlin, representing herself, testified in support the bill.
02:13:24 PM  

Ms. Kandace Santistevan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:21:36 PM  
Mr. Gabriel Santistevan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:26:18 PM  
Ms. Joan Slaughter, representing the Morgan Adams Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
02:26:50 PM  
Mr. James Seneca, representing Cops Fighting Cancer, testified in support of the bill.
02:29:53 PM  
Ms. Molly Hemenway, representing Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:44:18 PM  
Ms. Natalie Walsh, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:44:51 PM  

Mr. Paul Miller, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:03:34 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1255 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Carver
Seconded Esgar
Becker J. No
Bridges Yes
Buck Yes
Carver Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Lawrence Yes
Lewis Yes
Pettersen Yes
Roberts Yes
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1274 - Committee Discussion Only


03:06:23 PM  

Rep. Winter discussed the order of the calendar and the testimony procedure for the next two bills.  She stated that the sponsors would present both House Bill 18-1274 and House Bill 18-1297.  Then the committee would hear testimony on both bills before voting.

03:08:23 PM  
Reps. K. Becker and Bridges introduced House Bill 18-1274. This bill requires the statewide emissions of greenhouse gases to be reduced by at least 80 percent by the year 2050 compared to 2005 levels. It also requires Colorado to have statewide programs in place to meet the 80 percent target.



HB18-1297 - Committee Discussion Only


03:13:24 PM  
Reps. Winter and Pettersen introduced House Bill 18-1297. This bill sets greenhouse gas emission reduction goals, codifies the Colorado Resiliency and Recovery Office (CRRO) in the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), and identifies specific duties for the CRRO.
03:19:41 PM  

Ms. Stacy Tellinghueusen, representing Western Resource Advocates and the Environmental Defense Fund, testified in support of House Bill 18-1274 and House Bill 18-1297.

03:22:27 PM  
Ms. Annelise Loevlie, representing Icelantic Skis, testified in support of House Bill 18-1274 and House Bill 18-1297.
03:27:30 PM  
Mr. Ian Hyde, representing DOLA, came to answer committee questions regarding House Bill 18-1297.
03:28:33 PM  
Ms. Hannah Brantley, representing Waste Farmers, testified in support of House Bill 18-1274 and House Bill 18-1297.
03:29:56 PM  

Ms. Tellingheusen answered a committee question.

03:33:13 PM  
Mr. Denny Wilwerding, representing himself, testified against House Bill 18-1274 and House Bill 18-1297.
03:34:33 PM  

Mr. Harry Gregory, representing himself, testified against House Bill 18-1274 and House Bill 18-1297.

03:38:17 PM  

Ms. Dianna Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified against House Bill 18-1274 and House Bill 18-1297.

03:41:28 PM  
Ms. Orf answered several committee questions.
03:51:02 PM  
Mr. Peter Downing, representing Suffer Better, testified in support of House Bill 18-1274 and House Bill 18-1297.
03:54:43 PM  

Ms. Connie Ning, representing herself, testified in support of House Bill 18-1274 and House Bill 18-1297.  

03:56:20 PM  
Commissioner Elise Jones, representing Colorado Counties for Climate Action and Boulder County, testified in support of House Bill 18-1274 and House Bill 18-1297.
03:59:34 PM  

Dr. Theodore Ning, representing himself, testified in support of House Bill 18-1274 and House Bill 18-1297.

04:00:12 PM  
Ms. America Sherwood, representing the League of Women Voters, testified in support of House Bill 18-1274 and House Bill 18-1297.
04:06:38 PM  
Mr. Don Sorenson, representing the Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support of House Bill 18-1274 and House Bill 18-1297. He distributed several handouts to the committee [Attachment B].
04:09:43 PM  
Ms. Jan Rose, representing herself, testified in support of House Bill 18-1274 and House Bill 18-1297.
04:11:50 PM  
Mr. Tom Easley, representing Rocky Mountain Climate Organization, testified in support of House Bill 18-1274 and House Bill 18-1297. He distributed a handout to the committee [Attachment C].
04:16:37 PM  
Ms. Charlotte Olena, representing New Era Colorado, testified in support House Bill 18-1274 and House Bill 18-1297.
04:19:34 PM  
Ms. Ajana Lowrey, representing herself, testified in support of House Bill 18-1274.
04:22:16 PM  
Mr. Spencer Black, representing himself, testified in support of House Bill 18-1274.
04:24:44 PM  
Ms. Amelia Myers, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of House Bill 18-1274 and House Bill 18-1297.



HB18-1274 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:29:22 PM  
Reps. K. Becker and Bridges gave some closing remarks on the bill.


04:32:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1274 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Bridges
Becker J. No
Bridges Yes
Buck No
Carver No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Lawrence No
Lewis No
Pettersen Yes
Roberts Yes
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1297 - Referred to House Appropriations


04:32:19 PM  
Reps. Winter and Pettersen gave some closing remarks on the bill.


04:35:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1297 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Winter
Seconded Pettersen
Becker J. No
Bridges Yes
Buck No
Carver No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Lawrence No
Lewis No
Pettersen Yes
Roberts Yes
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:36:32 PM   Committee Adjourned