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C51E36C3BD2B1D9B872583E60008C6AF Hearing Summary


Date Apr 23, 2019      
Location SCR 352

HB19-1231 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

07:36:00 PM  

Senator Priola, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1231.  The bill adopts water and energy efficiency standards for certain consumer and commercial appliances and products and requires the Department of Public Health and Environment to publish the standards.

07:37:35 PM  

Mirka della Cava, Senior Project Manager for the Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.

07:42:45 PM  

Patricia Rothwell, representing the Energy Efficiency Business Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

07:44:50 PM  

Christine Brinker, representing the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in support of the bill, and distributed several letters in support of the bill (Attachments M through P). Ms. Brinker answered questions from the committee.

07:56:55 PM  

Pete Kierchoff, representing the Colorado Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Contractors, testified in a neutral position and spoke to an amendment.

07:59:40 PM  

Ms. Brinker returned to the table to answer committee questions.

08:00:54 PM  

Charlie Souhrada, representing the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers, testified in a neutral position and requested that the bill be amended.

08:09:46 PM  

Jennifer Brandeberry, representing the Consumer Technology Association, testified in a neutral position and request that the bill be amended.

08:15:15 PM  

Senator Priola explained amendment L.014 (Attachment Q).

08:16:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment Q).
Moved Priola
Foote Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
08:17:03 PM  

The committee discussed amendment L.015.

08:17:28 PM  

The committee recessed.

08:23:00 PM  

The committee came back to order.

08:23:08 PM  

Discussion of the amendment continued.

08:25:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.015 (Attachment R).
Moved Priola
Donovan No
Foote No
Hisey No
Priola Yes
Scott No
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
08:26:36 PM  

Senator Scott requested a conceptual amendment.  Senator Foote, who was the acting chair at the time, denied the request.

08:26:58 PM  

Senator Priola made concluding comments on the bill, and committee discussion ensued.

08:29:13 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1231, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Priola
Donovan Yes
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Priola Yes
Scott No
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details