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s_blt_2018a_2018-01-31t13:12:42z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-002

SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date Jan 31, 2018      
Location LSB B



SB18-002 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

03:41:13 PM  
Senator Coram and Senator Sonnenberg introduced Senate Bill 18-002, concerning financing rural broadband development. The bill phases in additional funding from the High Cost Support Mechanism to support broadband deployment grants.
03:42:58 PM  
Senator Sonnenberg discussed the purpose of proposed amendment L.001 (Attachment E), amendment L.011 (Attachment F), amendment L.013 (Attachment G), amendment L.014 (Attachment H), and amendment L.015 (Attachment I).
03:51:31 PM  

Senator Williams discussed the purpose of amendment L.009 (Attachment J).

03:55:08 PM  

Jay Shore, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, spoke about the bill.

03:59:29 PM  
Bill Levis, AARP, spoke about the bill.
04:03:46 PM  
Mark Eckhart, representing himself, spoke
in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.
04:07:18 PM  
Tony Prendergast, representing himself, spoke about the bill. He responded to comments from the committee.
04:18:05 PM  

Jason Bronec, Delta Montrose Electric Association (DMEA), spoke in support of the bill.

04:25:12 PM  
William Patterson, TEI Rock Drills, spoke in favor of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.
04:38:36 PM  
Senator Sonnenberg responded to questions from the committee and made comments on the discussion.
04:39:09 PM  

Jack Johnston, Southeast Colorado Power, spoke in support of the bill.

04:48:13 PM  

Jon Saunders, SECOM, spoke in favor of the bill.

04:54:44 PM  
Senator Sonnenberg made comments on the preceding testimony.
04:57:03 PM  
Norm Steen, Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke about the bill.
05:04:16 PM  
Damon Lockhart, DMEA, spoke in favor of the bill.
05:07:51 PM  

Pete Kirchhof, Colorado Technology Association, spoke in support of the bill.

05:14:10 PM  

Jeff Weist, Colorado Cable Telecommunications Association, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.

05:18:24 PM  
Bre Andrews, AFL-CIO, spoke about the bill.
05:21:25 PM  
Tim Goodwin, Century Link, spoke about the bill and proposed amendments. He responded to questions from the committee.
05:37:49 PM  
Stephanie Copeland, Office of Economic
Development and International Trade, spoke in support of the bill. She
responded to questions from the committee.
05:45:12 PM  
Jordan Beezley, Department of Regulatory Agencies, made himself available to the committee for questions. He responded to questions from the committee.
05:49:59 PM  
Senator Sonnenberg responded to questions from the committee.
05:58:03 PM  
Ms. Copeland responded to questions from the committee.
06:02:19 PM  
Brian Shepherd, Office of Information Technology, responded to questions from the committee.
06:04:52 PM  
Senator Sonnenberg responded to questions from the committee.
06:07:10 PM  
Jennifer Berman, Office of Legislative Legal Services (OLLS),
responded to questions from the committee.
06:08:50 PM  
Ms. Copeland responded to questions from the committee.
06:10:30 PM  
Mr. Beezley responded to questions from the committee.
06:12:45 PM  
Committee discussion continued with the sponsors and Mr. Beezley and Ms. Copeland.
06:27:16 PM  
Lynn Notarianni, Public Utilities Commission, responded to questions from the committee.


06:44:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Priola
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr No
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. Yes
Tate Yes
YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:45:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011
Moved Priola
Seconded
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:48:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013
Moved Priola
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr No
Priola Yes
Smallwood No
Williams A. No
Neville T. No
Tate Yes
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:50:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014
Moved Priola
Seconded
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:50:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.015
Moved Priola
Seconded
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:58:46 PM  
Jennifer Berman, OLLS, came to the table
to respond to questions about amendment L.009.


07:01:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009
Moved Williams A.
Seconded
Jahn No
Kerr Yes
Priola No
Smallwood No
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. No
Tate Yes
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:03:58 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-002, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr Yes
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. Yes
Tate Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS