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h_tra_2018a_2018-04-04t13:36:30z3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1281

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date Apr 4, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



HB18-1281 - Referred to House Finance


03:29:30 PM  

Rep. Esgar introduced House Bill 18-1281. The bill makes certain requirements of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies related to ethics and transparency in the categories of: standards of conduct; staff training; proceeding recordings; and audits. Rep. Esgar answered several committee questions.

03:36:50 PM  
Director Doug Dean, representing the PUC, testified against the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee [Attachment B]. He also answered several committee questions.
04:03:27 PM  

Mr. Chris Nicoll, representing the Pueblo City Council, testified in support of the bill.

04:04:12 PM  
Ms. Susan Fries, representing Pueblo County, testified in support of the bill.
04:07:13 PM  
Ms. Amanda Gonzalez, representing Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.
04:10:51 PM  
Mr. Nicoll, Ms. Fries, and Ms. Gonzalez answered several committee questions.
04:12:57 PM  
Mr. Terry Hart, representing the Pueblo County Commissioners, testified in support of the bill.
04:36:22 PM  

Commissioner Frances A. Koncilja, representing herself, came to the table to discuss her experience as a PUC commissioner.  She answered several committee questions.    

04:56:37 PM  

Rep. Lundeen discussed amendment L.001 [Attacthment C].  The chair ruled that the amendment did not fit under the bill's title.

04:57:06 PM  
Rep. Esgar gave some closing remarks.


05:06:52 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1281 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Esgar
Seconded McLachlan
Becker J. No
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Buck No
Carver No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Lawrence No
Lewis No
Lundeen No
Roberts Yes
Winkler No
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS