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A99D5C66AAA0FF4C872583D9005E55E0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1279

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date Apr 11, 2019      
Location HCR 0112



HB19-1279 - Referred to House Appropriations


11:10:28 AM  
Representatives Landgraf and Exum, co-prime
bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1279 and distributed three handouts
(Attachments B, C, and D).  This bill prohibits the use of class B
firefighting foam that contains intentionally added perfluoroalkyl and
polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances for training purposes and includes civil
penalties.  It also requires the Department of Public Health and Environment
(CDPHE) to survey fire departments about issues related to PFAS foam.

11:17:44 AM  
Representatives Exum and Landgraf responded to questions from the committee.
11:27:55 AM  
Renee Lani, representing the American Chemical
Council, testified in support of the bill.
11:32:47 AM  
Liz Rosenbaum, representing the Fountain
Valley Clean Water Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
11:36:08 AM  
Steve Clapham, representing Colorado Professional Firefighters, testified in support of the bill.
11:37:08 AM  
Emily Gideon, representing the Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
11:40:05 AM  
Ms. Lani, Ms. Gideon, Mr. Clapham, and Ms. Rosenbaum responded to questions from the committee.
12:00:58 PM  
Fran Silva-Blayney, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.  
12:05:41 PM  
Ken Lykens, representing the Centennial
Water and Sanitation District, testified in support of the bill.
12:08:05 PM  
Curtis Mitchell, Utility Director of the City of Fountain, testified in support of the bill.
12:09:19 PM  
Sharon Tompson, City of Fountain council
member, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
E).
12:12:00 PM  
Mary Bradfield, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:13:32 PM  
Dianna Orf, representing the Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.
12:13:52 PM  
Council Member Thompson and Ms. Orf responded to questions from the committee.
12:29:31 PM  
Committee members made concluding remarks.


12:38:09 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1279 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Froelich
Froelich Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Yes
Liston No
Saine No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Excused
Final YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS