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s_agr_2018a_2018-02-08t13:30:45z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-134

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY
Date Feb 8, 2018      
Location SCR 357



SB18-134 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:31:33 PM  

Senator Cooke,  prime sponsor, discussed the provisions of SB18-042 concerning deregulation for nonprofit water utilities.   He also distributed Amendment L.001 [Attachment A].  This bill grants simplified regulatory treatment by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies for nonprofit water companies as long as their rates, charges, and terms and conditions of service with their customers are just and reasonable.  The PUC will resolve any complaint alleging a violation of these conditions if signed by a representative of a local jurisdiction, the chief executive officer of an affected public utility, or at least 25 customers or prospective customers of the water company that is the subject of the complaint.

01:35:03 PM  

Doug Dean, Director, Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC), spoke in support of the bill and discussed the PUC regulatory process. He also responded to questions from the committee about the effect of the bill on fees collected by the PUC.

01:38:02 PM  

Gabe Dusenbury, Financial Analyst with the PUC, responded to questions from the committee about the effect of the bill on fees collected by the PUC.

01:40:57 PM  

Phil Ross, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill.

01:46:58 PM  

The chair closed testimony and Senator Cooke closed his remarks on the bill.



01:48:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Cooke
Seconded
Cooke
Coram
Donovan
Fenberg
Fields
Garcia
Jones
Marble
Scott
Baumgardner
Sonnenberg
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:49:00 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-134, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Cooke
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Jones Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS