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17C50241330F2D2B872586C6007AD7D5 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-072

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date Apr 29, 2021      
Location Old State Library



SB21-072 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

04:21:48 PM  
Representatives A.
Valdez and Catlin, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate BIll 21-072
to the committee. The bill creates the Colorado Electric Transmission Authority,
requires transmission utilities to join organized wholesale markets, and
expands the authority to install broadband facilities on an electric utility
easement.
04:37:11 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
04:48:38 PM  
Mr. Mike Bordogna,
representing Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI) & San Miguel County, testified
in support of the bill. Commissioner Kris Holstrom, representing San Miguel
County and Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support
of the bill.  Public testimony submitted for this bill can be found
in Attachment F.
04:55:38 PM  
Mr. Timothy Coleman, representing Colorado Rural Electric Association, testified in support of the bill. Mark Gabriel, representing United Power, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Gabriel responded to questions from the committee.
05:03:20 PM  
Mike Kruger, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
05:06:26 PM  
Jeff Baudier, representing Intermountain REA, testified in support of the bill.
05:09:13 PM  
Rikki Seguin, representing Interwest Energy Alliance, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Seguin responded to questions from the committee.
05:14:02 PM  
Mr. Cameron Yourkowski, representing EDP Renewables North America, testified in support of the bill.
05:17:03 PM  
Emilie Olson, representing Advanced Energy Economy, testified in support of the bill.
05:20:08 PM  
Virginia Harman, representing Delta-Montrose Electric Association, testified in support of the bill.
05:22:44 PM  
Jeffery Hurd, representing Delta-Montrose Electric Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Hurd responded to questions from the committee.
05:28:02 PM  
Terry Page, representing Enel North America, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Page responded to questions from the committee.
05:29:58 PM  
Sam Shriver, representing Signal Tech Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
05:31:38 PM  
Tyler Sym, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:34:24 PM  
Mr. Philip Hayes, representing IBEW 111, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
05:37:17 PM  
Glen Rhodes, representing the EMP Commission testified on the bill.
05:39:47 PM  
Gregory Glischinski, representing AARP, testified in opposition to the bill. Dr. Irene Martinez Jordan, representing Colorado AARP, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Bill Levis, representing AARP Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:47:04 PM  
Carrie Simpson, representing Xcel Energy, testified to amend the bill.
05:50:24 PM  
Mr. Tyler Mansholt, representing Black Hills Energy, testified to amend the bill.
05:53:26 PM  
Representative Valdez
discussed and distributed amendments L.016, L.017 and L.018 (Attachments
G,H,and I).


05:54:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.016 (Attachment G).
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Froelich
Bernett
Froelich
Jackson
Pico
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Van Beber
Weissman
Will
Woog
Valdez A.
Hooton
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:55:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.017 (Attachment H).
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Sirota
Bernett
Froelich
Jackson
Pico
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Van Beber
Weissman
Will
Woog
Valdez A.
Hooton
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:56:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.018 (Attachment I).
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Sirota
Bernett
Froelich
Jackson
Pico
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Van Beber
Weissman
Will
Woog
Valdez A.
Hooton
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:57:01 PM  
Bill sponsors made concluding comments. Committee members made concluding comments.


06:04:09 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-072, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Soper
Bernett Yes
Froelich Yes
Jackson Yes
Pico No
Sirota Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Van Beber Yes
Weissman Yes
Will Yes
Woog No
Valdez A. Yes
Hooton Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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