Senator Priola and Senator Winter, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1313. The bill establishes targets for the state's largest investor-owned utility to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and allows other utilities to opt-in to clean energy plans. The utility is required to submit its clean energy plan to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) as part of its electric resource planning process. The Department of Public Health and Environment is required to review these plans and to verify compliance with emissions targets. The bill also allows a utility to apply to the PUC for a financing order authorizing it to issue securitized utility ratepayer-backed bonds when closing an electric generating facility.