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6519E20FC88CB79287258522005E323E Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1059

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date Mar 5, 2020      
Location HCR 0107



HB20-1059 - Referred to House Finance


10:08:55 AM  
Representatives Bird and Jackson, co-prime
bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1059, Valuation of Energy Storage
Equipment, to the committee.  The bill requires energy storage equipment
owned or operated by utilities to be assessed similarly to renewable energy
facility properties beginning on January 1, 2020.
10:16:16 AM  
Representatives Bird and Jackson responded to questions from the committee.
10:19:09 AM  
Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties
Inc., testified against the bill and provided a handout (Attachment A).
 Dave Hornung, Kit Carson County Commissioner, testified against the
bill.  Michael Valdez, representing the Special District Association,
testified against the bill.  Dianna Orf, representing the Associated
Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified against the bill.
10:28:26 AM  
The panel responded to questions from the
committee.
10:47:45 AM  
Byron Pelton, Logan County Commissioner,
testified against the bill.
10:51:33 AM  
KC Cunilio, representing the Colorado Independent
Energy Association, testified in support the bill.  David Gil, Executive
Director of NextEra Energy, testified in support of the bill.  Mike
Kruger, CEO of the Colorado Solar & Storage Association, testified
in support of the bill.  Julian Musikant, representing Namaste Solar,
testified in support of the bill.
11:00:39 AM  
The panel responded to questions from the
committee.
11:27:09 AM  
Brett Moore, representing the Interwest
Energy Alliance, testified in support of the bill.  Michael Krueger,
representing the Division of Property Taxation within the Colorado Department
of Local Affairs, responded to questions from the committee.

11:36:52 AM  
Representatives Bird and Jackson made concluding comments.


11:45:38 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1059 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Jackson
Seconded Weissman
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Holtorf No
Kipp Yes
Pelton No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Jackson Yes
Hooton Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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