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s_blt_2017a_2017-02-08t14:07:58z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/08/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-089



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.003. The motion passed without o

Postpone Senate Bill 17-089 indefinitely. The moti

Refer Senate Bill 17-089, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS

FAIL







04:12 PM -- SB 17-089



Senator Fenberg introduced Senate Bill 17-089, concerning the rights of consumers of electricity to install electricity storage systems on their property. The bill requires the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies to adopt rules governing the installation and use of electricity storage systems by residential and small commercial customers of utilities regulated by the PUC. The bill also creates certain requirements related to utility interconnection, approval, and charges. Senator Fenberg provided a strike below amendment L.003 to the committee (Attachment C). He responded to questions from the committee.



170208 AttachC.pdf170208 AttachC.pdf



04:42 PM --
Matthew Smola, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.



04:49 PM --
Steve Szabo, Rural Energy Group, spoke in favor of the bill.



04:52 PM --
Tim Schoechle, Smarthome Labs, spoke in favor of the bill and discussed his role in the previously discussed working group.



04:56 PM --
Kathleen Dwyer, Disability Law Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill. Ms. Dwyer responded to questions from the committee.



05:00 PM --
Jeff Weist, Colorado Competitive Council, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



05:05 PM --
Ken Regelson, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment D). He responded to questions from the committee.



170208 AttachD.pdf170208 AttachD.pdf



05:14 PM --
Theresa Worsham, City of Golden, spoke in favor of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



05:22 PM --
Julie Zahniser, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



05:27 PM --
Dr. Jan Douglas, Sierra Club of Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



05:33 PM --
Bill Skewes, Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



05:36 PM --
Geoff Hier, Colorado Rural Electrical Association, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



05:44 PM --
Jonathan Koehn, City of Boulder and Colorado Communities for Climate Action, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



05:51 PM --
Amy Cooke, Independence Institute, spoke in favor of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



06:00 PM --
Brandon Williams, Iron Edison Battery, spoke in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment E). He responded to questions from the committee.



170208 AttachE.pdf170208 AttachE.pdf



06:16 PM --
Alice Jackson, Xcel Energy, spoke in opposition to the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



06:30 PM --
Gene Camp, PUC, responded to questions from the committee.



06:36 PM --
KK DaVivier, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.



06:40 PM --
Karey Christ-Janer, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill.



06:45 PM --
Whitney Painter, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



06:52 PM --
Phil Undercuffler, Outback Power, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



07:00 PM --
Karen Kellen, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



07:01 PM



Ms. Jackson returned to the table to respond to questions from the committee.



07:06 PM



Senator Fenberg made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


BILL: SB17-089
TIME: 07:14:37 PM
MOVED: Kerr
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-089
TIME: 07:16:37 PM
MOVED: Kerr
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-089, as amended, to the Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy. The motion failed on a vote of 2-5.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Priola
No
Smallwood
No
Williams A.
No
Neville T.
No
Tate
No
YES: 2 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: SB17-089
TIME: 07:17:17 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 17-089 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 4-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
No
Kerr
No
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Williams A.
No
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







07:23 PM



The committee adjourned.








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