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H_ENE_2019A 02/11/2019 01:31:13 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date 02/11/2019
Attendance
Froelich X
Geitner X
Kipp X
Liston X
Saine X
Sirota X
Valdez A. X
Weissman X
Williams D. X
Hooton X
Jackson X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:31:13 PM to 07:04:39 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Jackson
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1037 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1078 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1165 Postponed Indefinitely

HB19-1037 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:32:53 PM  
Representative Hansen and Representative
Esgar, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1037 to the committee
(Attachment A).  House Bill 19-1037 allows a utility to apply to the
Public Utilities Commission for a financing order authorizing it to issue
securitized utility ratepayer-backed bonds when closing an electric generating
facility.  
01:52:54 PM  
Representative Hansen responded to questions from the committee.
01:58:52 PM  
Jason Gelender, Office of Legal Services,
Representative Esgar, and Representative Hansen responded to questions
from the committee.
02:32:59 PM  
Bonnie Petersen, representing the Associated
Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC), testified against the bill (Attachment
B).
02:38:25 PM  
Leslie Glustrom, representing the Colorado
Coalition for a Liveable Climate, testified against the bill and distributed
a packet to the committee (Attachment C).
02:45:14 PM  
Dave Monger, Routt County Commissioner,
testified against the bill (Attachment D).
02:48:40 PM  
Ray Beck, representing Moffat County, testified
against the bill (Attachment E).
02:52:02 PM  
Steve Pomerance, representing himself,
testified against the bill (Attachment F).
02:55:43 PM  
Mr. Beck, Mr. Monger, and Mr. Pomerance
responded to questions from the committee.
03:10:53 PM  
Debra Irvine, representing herself, testified against the bill.
03:14:50 PM  
Marie Venner, representing the Business
Interfaith Community, testified against the bill (Attachments G and H).
03:18:46 PM  
Stan Dempsy, President of the Colorado Mining Association, testified against the bill.
03:21:52 PM  
Weston Wilson, representing Be the Change, testified against the bill.
03:24:58 PM  
Phillip Doe, Environmental Director of Be the Change, testified against the bill.
03:29:19 PM  
Gabriella Stockmayer, representing the
Colorado Independence Energy Association, testified in favor of the bill.
03:31:35 PM  
Ron Binz, representing himself, testified in favor of the bill.
03:35:27 PM  
Phil Hayes, representing the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union

No. 3, testified in favor of the bill.
03:37:35 PM  
Mr. Binz and Ms. Stockmayer responded to questions from the committee.
03:48:13 PM  
Emily Gedeon, representing the Colorado
Sierra Club, testified in favor of the bill.
03:51:56 PM  
Alice Jackson, representing Xcel Energy, testified on the bill.
03:55:31 PM  
Erica Sparhawk, representing the Colorado
Communities for Climate Action, testified in favor of the bill.
03:57:50 PM  
Amelia Myers, representing Conservation
Colorado, testified in favor of the bill.
03:59:37 PM  
Ms. Jackson responded to questions from the committee.


04:24:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment I)
Moved Weissman
Seconded Valdez A.
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Liston No
Saine No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Williams D. No
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:26:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment J)
Moved Weissman
Seconded Valdez A.
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Liston No
Saine No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Williams D. No
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:37:47 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1037, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Weissman
Seconded Valdez A.
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Liston No
Saine No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Williams D. No
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1078 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:38:10 PM  
Representative Lewis, prime sponsor, presented
House Bill 19-1078 to the committee, and provided a handout (Attachment
K).  This bill requires an applicant seeking to place a property on
the national register of historic places to obtain the consent of the property
owner before the state historical society can take any action to approve
the request.
04:52:20 PM  
Representative Lewis responded to questions from the committee.
04:53:27 PM  
Barbara Leininger, representing the Southeast
Colorado Private Property Rights Council, testified in favor of the bill.
04:57:46 PM  
Ms. Leininger responded to questions from the committee.
04:58:44 PM  
Laurie Schroeder, representing the Colorado Independent Cattle Growers Association, testified in favor of the bill.
05:01:17 PM  
Ms. Schroeder responded to questions from the committee.
05:04:25 PM  
Korry Lewis, representing Cure & Bain
P.C., testified in favor of the bill.
05:08:44 PM  
Norman Kincaide, representing himself, testified in favor of the bill.
05:12:10 PM  
Kelly Sloan, representing the Colorado Land, Food, and Water Alliance, testified in favor of the bill.
05:13:18 PM  
Ms. Lewis, Mr. Kincaide, and Representative Lewis responded to questions from the committee.
05:33:00 PM  
Emily Ibach, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in favor of the bill.
05:34:38 PM  
Kimball Banks, representing himself, testified against the bill.
05:38:36 PM  
Mr. Banks and Representative Lewis responded to questions from the committee.
05:48:55 PM  
Mark Rodman, representing History Colorado, answered questions from the committee.


05:56:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment L)
Moved Saine
Seconded Liston
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Liston
Saine
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Williams D.
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:57:47 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.


06:00:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1078, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Liston
Seconded Saine
Froelich Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Liston Yes
Saine Yes
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Williams D. Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1165 - Postponed Indefinitely


06:00:58 PM  
Representative Pelson presented House Bill
19-1165 to the committee.  This bill creates a property tax exemption
between 2020 and 2029 for personal property used to manufacture wind turbines
on the site that the wind turbine will be put into use.  
06:12:30 PM  
Representative Pelton responded to questions from the committee.
06:22:32 PM  
Kelly Sloan, representing the Colorado
Agricultural Aviation Association, testified on the bill.
06:24:40 PM  
Eric Smith, representing Keystone Tower Systems, testified in favor of the bill.
06:27:56 PM  
Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties
Incorporated, testified on the bill, and distributed a packet to the committee
(Attachment M).
06:32:29 PM  
Mr. Smith and Ms. Pingenot responded to questions from the committee.
06:37:37 PM  
Evan Goulding, representing the Special District Association of Colorado, testified against the bill.
06:42:01 PM  
Greg Brophy, representing The Western Way, testified in favor of the bill.
06:45:05 PM  
Mr. Brophy and Representative Pelton responded to questions from the committee.


07:03:07 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1165 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Liston
Seconded Saine
Froelich No
Geitner No
Kipp No
Liston Yes
Saine No
Sirota No
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman No
Williams D. No
Hooton No
Jackson No
YES: 2   NO: 9   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:03:36 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1165 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Weissman
Seconded Hooton
Froelich Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Liston No
Saine Yes
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. No
Weissman Yes
Williams D. Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:04:39 PM   The committee adjourned.