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6950B2D04F19D50A8725899700759F11 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB23-1294

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date Apr 20, 2023      
Location Old State Library



HB23-1294 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

03:24:46 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
03:25:04 PM  
The committee came back to order.
03:25:38 PM  
Co-sponsors, Representatives
Bacon and Willford, gave an overview of House Bill 23-1294 Pollution Protection
Measures. The bill updates procedures and requirements for air quality
control regulations. The sponsors introduced and gave an overview of amendment
L.001 (Attachment J) which is a strike-below.
03:56:28 PM  
The committee asked the sponsors questions on the bill.
03:57:17 PM  
Dr. Brent Goodlet,
representing Climate Movement Co., testified in support of the bill. Patricia
Garcia-Nelson, representing GreenLatinos, testified in support of the bill.
Victor Galvan, representing Protegete with Conservation Colorado, testified
in support of the bill. Renee Chacon, representing themself, testified
in support of the bill.
04:15:44 PM  
The committee asked the panel of witnesses questions.
04:16:02 PM  
Andrew Forkes-Gudmundson,
representing Earthworks, testified in support of the bill. President Portia
Prescott, representing Rocky Mountain National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People (NAACP) CO-MT-WY State Conference, testified in support
of the bill. Mr. Nick Torres, representing American Lung Association, testified
in support of the bill. Rebecca Curry, representing Earthjustice, testified
in support of the bill. Cindy Copeland, representing Boulder County, testified
in support of the bill.
04:27:58 PM  
The committee asked the panel of witnesses questions.
04:41:21 PM  
Dr. Kate Weber, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Von Bortz, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Jody Shadduck-McNally,
representing Larimer County and Colorado Communities for Climate Action,
testified in support of the bill. Jean Lim, representing themself, testified
in support of the bill.
04:48:45 PM  
Mr. Raymond Lucas,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mark Kaat,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mrs. Amanda
Bidgood, representing Elevation Resources, LLC, testified in opposition
to the bill. Richard Orf, representing Associated Governments of Northwest
Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Mark Hinaman, representing
themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Shannon Erdmann, representing
themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Matthew Oster, representing
themself, testified in opposition to the bill.



The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.

05:21:50 PM  
Mrs. Linda Erickson,
representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Portia
Berrey, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Sara
Blackhurst, representing Action 22, testified in opposition to the bill.
Shirley Crowfoot, representing themself, testified in opposition to the
bill. Charles Daldry, representing themself, testified in opposition to
the bill. Dianna Orf, representing Colorado Mining Association, testified
in opposition to the bill. Adam Burg, representing Denver Metro Chamber
of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Steven Yaussy, representing
themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:40:18 PM  
The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.
05:40:34 PM  
Eric Hodek, representing
Weld County, testified in opposition to the bill. Mrs. Lynn Granger, representing
American Petroleum Institute, testified in opposition to the bill. Trisha
Oeth, representing Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment,
testified in opposition to the bill. Mrs. Jacquelyn Beavers, representing
themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Zach Asche, representing
themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Mike Edwards, representing
themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:08:32 PM  
The committee asked the panel of witnesses questions.
06:30:12 PM  
The committee continued asking the panels questions.
06:30:26 PM  
Rev. Janel Apps Ramsey, representing Together Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Andrew Klooster, representing Earthworks, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Matt Sura, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Nini Gu, representing Environmental Defense Fund, testified in support of the bill.
06:47:50 PM  
Director Julie Murphy,
representing Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Department of
Natural Resources, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Charles  Perko,
representing United Steelworkers, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Perko brought a handout for the committee (Attachment K). Mr.  David
 Ferryman, representing EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel, testified in opposition
to the bill. Mayor Nick Gradisar, representing City of Pueblo, testified
in opposition to the bill. Nadine Jung, representing themself, testified
in opposition to the bill. Mr. Ron Herkstroeter, representing themself,
testified in opposition to the bill. Bill Hawkins, representing themself,
testified in opposition to the bill.
07:04:06 PM  
The committee asked the panel of witnesses questions.
07:04:21 PM  
Lorena Gonzalez,
representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms.
Alexis Schwartz, representing Sierra Club of Colorado, testified in support
of the bill. Jacob Smith, representing Colorado Communities for Climate
Action, testified in support of the bill. Mike Foote, representing Earthworks,
testified in support of the bill.



The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.
07:28:16 PM  
Dan Haley, representing
Colorado Oil & Gas Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mrs. Christy Woodward, representing Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified
in opposition to the bill. Rachel Beck, representing Colorado Competitive
Council, testified in opposition to the bill. John Jacus, representing
Colorado Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr.
Donald Kleppinger, representing themself, testified in opposition to the
bill. Mr. Richard Mulhern, representing themself, testified in opposition
to the bill. Chris Nelson, representing themself, testified in opposition
to the bill. Marco Guillen, representing themself, testified in opposition
to the bill. Commissioner Lori Saine, representing Weld County, testified
in opposition to the bill.
07:50:49 PM  
The panel answered questions from the committee.
07:51:07 PM  
Jared Bynum, representing
Colorado Rising, testified in support of the bill. Sara  Kuntzler,
representing Mountain Mamas, testified in support of the bill. Rev. Jeff
Neuman-Lee, representing Colorado Coalition for a Livable Climate, testified
in support of the bill. Commissioner George Marlin, representing Counties
and Commissioners Acting Together, testified in support of the bill. Mr.
Rodger Steen, representing Western Colorado Alliance, testified in support
of the bill. Quinn Antus, representing Signal Tech Coalition, testified
in support of the bill. Chandra  Rosenthal, representing Public Employees
for Environmental Responsibility, testified in support of the bill. Karen
Artell, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
08:27:09 PM  
The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.
08:27:25 PM  
Tom Peterson, representing
Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mrs. Erin Meschke, representing themself, testified in opposition to the
bill. Keith Segura, representing themself, testified in opposition to the
bill. Mrs. Antoinette Starner, representing themself, testified in opposition
to the bill. Mr. Brad Tidd, representing themself, testified in opposition
to the bill.
08:41:15 PM  
Ms. Kirsten Schatz, representing Colorado Public Interest Research Group, testified in support of the bill. Sharon Compton, representing themself, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Dr. Lois Vanderkooi, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Katherine Merlin, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
08:51:13 PM  
The committee asked the panel questions.
08:51:24 PM  
Ms. Michelle Fawver,
representing themself, testified to amend the bill. Commissioner Kevin
Ross, representing Weld County, testified in opposition to the bill. Mrs.
Merrily Tohill, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
Tim Regan-Porter, representing Colorado Press Association, testified to
amend the bill. Mr. Michael Tucker, representing themself, testified in
opposition to the bill. Mrs. Janet Weipert, representing themself, testified
in opposition to the bill. Kenneth Stoy, representing themself, testified
in opposition to the bill.
09:14:59 PM  
Brian Juge, representing
themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Rich Werner, representing
Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance - Upstate Colorado Economic Development,
testified in opposition to the bill.


Additional written
testimny is included as Attachments L.1-L.5.
09:21:25 PM  
The committee asked
questions on amendment L.001 (Attachment J).


09:23:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Willford
Seconded Weissman
DeGraaf
Dickson
Evans
Froelich
Valdez
Velasco
Vigil
Weissman
Winter T.
Willford
Kipp
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
09:23:39 PM  
The sponsors gave closing comments on the bill.
09:38:09 PM  
The committee gave closing comments on the bill.


09:48:43 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1294, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Willford
Seconded Froelich
DeGraaf No
Dickson Yes
Evans No
Froelich Yes
Valdez Yes
Velasco Yes
Vigil Yes
Weissman Yes
Winter T. No
Willford Yes
Kipp Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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