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FAABE0EA125CC3B6872586D90072005C Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1238

SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date May 18, 2021      
Location SCR 357



HB21-1238 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:45:08 PM  
The committee reconvened.
02:46:03 PM  
Senator Hansen, prime
bill sponsor, introduced House Bill 21-1238 to the committee.  This
bill updates the methods used to determine cost-effectiveness and other
requirements of demand-side management programs implemented by gas utilities.
Public comment on this bill can be found in Attachment B.  

02:47:30 PM  
Rob Leivo, representing
Atmos Energy Corporation, testified to amend the bill.  Nick Mark,
representing Xcel Energy, testified to amend the bill.
02:54:23 PM  
Richard Orf, representing
Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in opposition to
the bill.  Mr. Orf responded to questions from the committee.
02:57:18 PM  
Keith Hay, representing
Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill. Dr.  Howard
Geller, representing Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), testified
in support of the bill.  Professor Ramesh Bhatt, representing Sierra
Club, testified in support of the bill.
03:06:01 PM  
Ron Bennett, representing
350 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Gwen Farnsworth,
representing Western Resource Advocates, testified in support of the bill.
 Jan Rose, representing CCLC, testified in support of the bill.
03:15:07 PM  
Former Senator Gail
Schwartz , representing self, testified in support of the bill.  Patricia
Rothwell, representing EEBC (Energy Efficiency Business Coalition), testified
in support of the bill.
03:22:51 PM  
Laurent Meillon,
representing Capitol Solar Energy, testified in support of the bill.  Dr.
Chuck Kutscher, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
03:29:03 PM  
Senator Hansen gave
concluding remarks.


03:30:09 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1238 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Coram No
Donovan Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Zenzinger Yes
Pettersen Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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