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s_fin_2017a_2017-02-23t10:21:51z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/23/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-179



SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-179 to the Committee of the W PASS







10:34 AM -- SB17-179



Senator Kerr and Senator Gardner, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-179. Current law limits the fee amount that the state, counties, or municipalities can charge for permit and plan reviews on applications for the installation of a solar energy device or system. These current fee limits are scheduled to repeal July 1, 2018. SB 17-179 extends these fee limits to July 1, 2025, and clarifies that the limits also apply to related or associated fees.



10:37 AM --
Morgan Cullen, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill.



10:42 AM --
Rebecca Cantwell, representing the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Cantwell distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment A).



17SenateFin0223AttachA.pdf17SenateFin0223AttachA.pdf



10:46 AM -- Willie Mein, representing Custom Solar, testified in support of the bill.



10:49 AM -- Justin Wilson, representing the Clean Energy Collective, testified in support of the bill.





10:53 AM



Senators Gardner and Kerr wrapped up their presentation of SB 17-179.

BILL: SB17-179
TIME: 10:54:48 AM
MOVED: Kerr
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-179 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Tate
Yes
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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