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1F17B73760258C4B872585120074F006 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-167

SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date Feb 18, 2020      
Location Old Supreme Court Chamber



SB20-167 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:17:20 PM  
Senators Hansen and Priola, co-prime bill
sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-167, concerning increasing consumer
access to electric motor vehicles by allowing manufacturers to sell their
own electric motor vehicles directly to consumers.   An electric motor
vehicle is a vehicle that can operate entirely on electric power.

A handout was provided (Attachment A).
02:31:34 PM  
Will Toor, Executive Director of the Colorado
Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.
02:32:33 PM  
James Chen, representing Rivian, testified
in support of the bill.
02:32:52 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
02:33:07 PM  
Tim Jackson, representing the Colorado
Automobile Dealers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:38:03 PM  

Michael Dommemuth, representing the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.  He provided an handout (Attachment B).

02:43:55 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
02:45:36 PM  
Hannah Collazo, representing Environment
Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:48:23 PM  
Travis Madsen, representing Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in support of the bill.
02:48:59 PM  
Jill Bishop, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:51:18 PM  
Katlin Monaghan, representing Rivian, testified
in support of the bill.  Ms. Monaghan provided a handout (Attachment
C).
02:53:07 PM  
Ben Faricy, representing The Faricy Boys
Chrysler, Jeep, Ford, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:57:10 PM  
Todd Hilleboe, representing Larry H. Miller Ford, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:59:33 PM  
Michael Dunlap, representing Schomp Automotive
Group, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:00:36 PM  
Lee Payne, representing Planet Honda and
Hyundai, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:03:53 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
03:06:36 PM  
Daniel Rosenblatt, representing himself,
testified in support of the bill.
03:12:05 PM  
Sean Mitchell, representing the Colorado EV Club, testified in support of the bill.
03:16:02 PM  
Julia Moravcsik, representing the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, testified in support of the bill.
03:19:23 PM  

Sam Gilchrist, representing the Natural Resources Defense Council, testified in support of the bill.

03:20:52 PM  
Thom Buckley, representing Red Noland Auto Group and himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Sean Tynan, representing Tynan Auto Group, testified in opposition to the bill. Mike Feeley, representing the Colorado Auto Dealers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:33:27 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
03:42:30 PM  
The witnesses continued to respond to questions.
03:48:17 PM  

Ben Prochazca, representing the Electirification Coalition, testified in support of the bill.  Nate Baguio, representing the Lion Electric Company, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Baguio left a handout with the sergeant (Attachment D).  LaSheita Sayer, representing Women Who Charge, testified in support of the bill.

03:55:17 PM  

R.J. Harrington, representing himself and Biz, testified in support of the bill. Kamela Vanderkolk, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Stephen Powers, representing Steve's Automotive Group, testified in opposition to the bill. Thad Kurowski, representing Tesla, testified in support of the bill.

04:05:50 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from
the committee.
04:09:33 PM  

Sean Farshchi, representing Mercedes Benz of Littleton, testified in opposition to the bill.  Scott West, representing Prestige Imports, testified in opposition to the bill.  Jeremy Vann, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Eric Beutz, representing Columbine Ford, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:24:20 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks.
04:31:33 PM  

Senator Hisey distributed and explained Amendment L.001 (Attachment E).

04:31:51 PM  
The bill sponsors made remarks on Amendment
L.001 (Attachment E).


04:32:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E).
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Foote No
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Donovan No
Winter No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
04:33:27 PM  
The committee made closing remarks.


04:35:21 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-167 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Donovan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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