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A1D4D453108EB3BD8725883900083C37 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1355

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date May 4, 2022      
Location Old Supreme Court



HB22-1355 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

07:30:57 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
07:47:42 PM  
The committee reconvened.
07:47:51 PM  
Senators Priola and
Gonzales introduced House Bill 22-1355.  The bill creates a producer
responsibility program to provide recycling services to covered entities
in the state. The program will be implemented by a nonprofit organization
in consultation with a newly-created advisory board and overseen by the
Department of Public Health and Environment. The sponsors answered several
committee questions.  Sen. Priola distributed the following presentation:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/u/0/d/1CFCwFQ9QnOB8j1UukTRQ2_FRwUuz7SdH/htmlpresent
 
08:26:21 PM  
Ms. Kate Bailey,
representing Eco-Cycle, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Bree
Dietly, representing the American Beverage Association, testified in support
of the bill.  Mr. Michael Washburn, representing The Recycling Partnership/Circular
Economy Accelerator, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Sydney
Harris, representing the Product Stewardship Institute, testified in support
of the bill. Written testimony may be found in Attachment N.
08:40:14 PM  
Committee discussion ensued with the previous witnesses.
08:40:38 PM  
Mr. Jacob Cassady, representing the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Barrett Jensen, representing the National Waste and Recycling Association-Rocky Mountain Chapter, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Grier Bailey, representing CWPMA, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Steve Findley, representing the Colorado Beer Distributors Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
08:53:39 PM  
Committee discussion ensued with the previous witnesses.
08:56:03 PM  
Mr. Juri Freeman,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Emily Wilson,
representing GreenSheen Paint, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Angelique
Espinoza, representing Good Business Colorado, testified in support of
the bill.  Ms. Susan Nedell, representing E2 - Environment Entrepreneurs,
testified in support of the bill.
09:09:30 PM  
Ms. Jaime Gardner,
representing Colorado Consumer Coalition, testified in opposition to the
bill.  Mr. Mark Petrovich, representing Republic Services, testified
in opposition to the bill. Ms. Rachel Beck, representing the Colorado Competitive
Council and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition
to the bill.
09:10:48 PM  
Mr. Rex Wilmouth, representing Environment Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Ean Tafoya, representing GreenLatinos, testified in support of the bill.
09:22:49 PM  
Ms. Elizabeth Olds,
representing the American Forest & Paper Association, testified to
amend the bill.   Dr. Calvin Lakhan, representing York University,
testified in opposition to the bill. The witnesses answered several committee
questions.
09:36:17 PM  
County Commissioner
Matt Scherr, representing Eagle County, testified in support of the bill.
 Councilmember Tricia Canonico, representing Fort Collins, testified
in support of the bill.  Mayor Laura Weinberg, representing the Colorado
Municipal League and the City of Golden, testified in support of the bill.
 Ms. Sara Cassidy, representing AMP Robotics, testified in support
of the bill.
09:48:03 PM  
Commissioner George
Marlin, representing Colorado Communities for Climate Action and CCAT,
testified in support of the bill.
09:58:03 PM  
Ms. Tonya Briggs,
representing the Lafayette, Colorado, testified in support of the bill.


10:04:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.033 (Attachment O)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hisey
Lee
Priola
Winter
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:07:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.032 (Attachment P)
Moved Hisey
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee No
Priola No
Winter No
Gonzales No
YES: 1   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


10:10:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1355, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Hisey No
Lee Yes
Priola Yes
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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