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1A66275314F9BFA98725850B0074376F Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-150

SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date Feb 11, 2020      
Location SCR 352



SB20-150 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

02:09:25 PM  
Senator Hansen, prime sponsor, introduced
Senate Bill 20-150, concerning adoption of a renewable natural gas standard.
 The bill requires the Public Utilities Commission to adopt by rule
renewable energy gas programs for large and small natural gas facilities,
effective July 31, 2021.  The rules must include reporting requirements
and a process for natural gas utilities to recover incurred costs associated
with programs.  Renewable natural gas is defined in the bill, as well
as the total qualified program investments and portfolio targets.

A handout was provided (Attachment A).
02:13:20 PM  
Joe Yavorski, representing CR Energy Concepts,
testified in support of the bill.
02:15:12 PM  
Jared Geiger, representing Atlas Energy,
testified in support of the bill.
02:18:33 PM  
Alex Goldanter, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:19:50 PM  
The witnesses answered questions from the committee.
02:22:57 PM  
The bill sponsor answered questions from the committee.
02:24:44 PM  
Nina Kapoor, representing Renewable Natural Gas Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
02:25:59 PM  
Chris Otto, representing Black Hills Energy,
testified in support of the bill.
02:27:33 PM  
Sarah Mercer, representing Metro Wastewater,
testified neutral to the bill.
02:31:15 PM  
The witnesses answered questions from the committee.
02:34:13 PM  
Evan Vessels, representing Vessels Garden
Solutions, testified in support of the bill.
02:34:43 PM  
Mark Sexton, representing Evergreen Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill.
02:37:24 PM  
Senator Hansen distributed and discussed
Amendments L.001, L.002, L.003, L.004, and L.005 (Attachments B, C, D,
E, and F).


02:48:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:48:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:48:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:49:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment E).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:49:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment F).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:49:40 PM  
Senator Hansen made closing comments and responded to committee questions.


02:53:00 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-150, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott No
Donovan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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