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87F00E0A5825D6DA8725851200794092 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB20-128

SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date Feb 18, 2020      
Location SCR 354



SB20-128 - Postponed Indefinitely

03:04:26 PM  

Senator Coram, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-128, concerning the protection of individuals subject to a fiduciary.  Senator Coram explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need.

03:05:20 PM  

The following persons testified regarding SB 20-128: Jack Johnson, representing the Southeast Colorado Power Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Johnson responded to questions regarding regulations governing electric cooperatives under the bill. Senator Coram discussed the importance of broadband access to rural Colorado.

03:13:31 PM  

Mark Wiranowski, representing CCTA and CTA, testified in opposition to SB 20-128. Mr. Wiranowski responded to questions regarding the effect of some forthcoming amendments, and the reasons why non-municipal entities cannot access broadband. Discussion returned to certain carve-outs in forthcoming amendments. Mr. Wiranowski responded to questions regarding the services provided by Tri-State Generation and Transmission.

03:32:54 PM  

Jeffrey Hurd, representing DMEA and SECOM, testified in support of SB 20-128. Mr. Hurd addressed questions raised during earlier discussion.

Hilary Cooper, representing San Miguel County, testified in support of the bill. She discussed the importance of broadband to rural Colorado.

Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.

Mark Kurtz, representing DMEA/Elevate, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Hurd responded to questions regarding some forthcoming amendments. Ms. Cooper responded to questions regarding negotiations with Tri-State Generation and Transmission on broadband provision. Discussion ensued on this point. Mr. Johnston returned to discuss Tri-State negotiations. Discussion returned to the regulatory carve-outs written into forthcoming amendments.

04:03:30 PM  

Senator Coram discussed the process of addressing broadband service provision to rural Colorado.  The committee considered amendments L.001 (Attachment B), L.002 (Attachment C), L.003 (Attachment D), and L.005 (Attachment E).  Jennifer Berman, Office of Legislative Legal Services, explained the effect of amendment L.001.



04:09:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Coram
Seconded
Bridges
Coram
Crowder
Williams A.
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:09:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Coram
Seconded
Bridges
Coram
Crowder
Williams A.
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:10:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Coram
Seconded
Bridges
Coram
Crowder
Williams A.
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:10:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Coram
Seconded
Bridges
Coram
Crowder
Williams A.
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:11:40 PM  
Various committee members expressed their positions on SB 20-128.


04:13:58 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-128, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Bridges No
Coram Yes
Crowder Yes
Williams A. No
Ginal No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:14:33 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 20-128 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Coram No
Crowder No
Williams A. Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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