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8D4C703B090DB44F872586E1000F4D68 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-272

SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date May 25, 2021      
Location SCR 357



SB21-272 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance

08:47:12 PM  
Senator Hansen and
Majority Leader Fenberg, co-prime sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-272,
concerning the operations of the Public Utilities Commission. The bill
specifically modernizes the commission's statutory directives regarding
distributed generation of electricity, requires additional disclosure from
intervenors in adversarial proceedings, and provide the commissioners with
access to independent subject-matter experts.



The co-sponsors introduced and distributed Amendments L.004, L.005, and
L007 (Attachments A, B, and C). Public comment on this bill can be found
in Attachment D.
08:50:30 PM  
Geoffrey HIer, representing
CREA, testified to amend the bill. Jack Ihle, representing Xcel Energy,
testified to amend the bill. Nick Wagner, representing Black Hills Energy,
testified to amend the bill. Ean Tafoya, representing GreenLatinos, testified
to amend the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
09:04:30 PM  
Ms Karey Christ-janer,
representing self, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Mr. Kevin
Cray, representing Coalition for Community Solar Access, was available
to answer committee questions. The panelists responded to questions from
the committee.
09:16:04 PM  
Ms Jan Rose, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Jacob Smith, representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in support of the bill. Michael Nicoletti, representing DORA, testified in support of the bill.


09:24:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment A)
Moved Hansen
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hansen
Hisey
Scott
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:25:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment B)
Moved Hansen
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hansen
Hisey
Scott
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:26:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment C)
Moved Hansen
Seconded
Coram
Donovan
Hansen
Hisey
Scott
Pettersen
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
09:26:20 PM  
The sponsors gave
concluding remarks.


09:28:47 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-272, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Hansen
Seconded
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Hansen Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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