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h_agr_2017a_2017-05-01t13:31:43z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/01/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-271



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-271 to the Committee of the W PASS







01:32 PM -- SB 17-271



Representative Pabon, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-271, concerning the development of a transparent process by which an investor-owned utility may recover actual costs from a property owner on whose behalf the utility has extended is service by connecting the property owner's property to the utility's service. The reengrossed bill requires the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to evaluate investor-owned utilities' current service extension policies for serving new load applications through a non-adjudicatory proceeding, with exceptions for gas-only utilities. During the proceeding, which must take place by February 2018, the PUC is required to consider certain general load extension procedures, equitable allocation of costs, and variables that affect time lines. Within 90 days after the conclusion of the proceeding the PUC may promulgate rules related to the findings. Representative Pabon responded to question from the committee concerning the rule-making ability of the PUC.



01:43 PM --
Chris Elliot, Colorado Builds, testified in support of the bill.



01:47 PM



Representative Pabon made concluding comments on the bill and committee discussion ensued.


BILL: SB17-271
TIME: 01:48:04 PM
MOVED: McKean
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-271 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0.
SECONDED: Hansen
VOTE
Becker J.
Excused
Buck
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Hansen
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Lewis
Yes
McKean
Excused
Saine
Excused
Valdez
Yes
Willett
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Arndt
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 3 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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