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H_ENE_2019A 02/25/2019 01:32:14 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date 02/25/2019
Attendance
Froelich X
Geitner X
Kipp X
Landgraf *
Liston X
Saine X
Sirota X
Valdez A. X
Weissman X
Hooton X
Jackson X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:32:14 PM to 04:30:38 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Jackson
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1143 Postponed Indefinitely
HB19-1159 Referred to House Finance

HB19-1143 - Postponed Indefinitely

01:32:58 PM  
Representative Lontine, prime sponsor,
presented House Bill 19-1143 to the committee.  This bill prohibits
a retail food establishment from providing a single-use plastic beverage
straw to a customer unless requested by the customer with some exceptions.
   
01:37:47 PM  
Representative Lontine responded to questions from the committee.
01:48:30 PM  
Nick Hoover, representing the Colorado Restaurant Association, testified in favor of the bill.
01:51:31 PM  
Brian Loma, representing himself, testified
against the bill.
01:54:59 PM  
Tracey MacDermott, representing the Inland Ocean Coalition, testified against the bill.
01:57:38 PM  
Ms. MacDermott, Mr. Hoover, and Mr. Loma responded to questions from the committee.
02:11:25 PM  
Nicholas Phillips, representing Where Do Butts Go?, testified against the bill.
02:14:33 PM  
Jan Rose, representing herself, testified
in favor of the bill.
02:17:11 PM  
Jamie Harkins, representing the City of Boulder, testified against the bill.
02:19:36 PM  
Mr. Phillips responded to questions from the committee.
02:23:25 PM  
Randy Moorman, representing EcoCycle and Recycle Colorado, testified against the bill.
02:27:16 PM  
Morgan Cullen, representing the Colorado Municiple League, testified against the bill.
02:31:08 PM  
Mr. Cullen responded to questions from the committee.
02:35:37 PM  
Representative Lontine responded to questions from the committee.


02:39:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Weissman
Seconded Hooton
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Saine
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:42:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment B)
Moved Saine
Seconded Landgraf
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Saine
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:46:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C)
Moved Geitner
Seconded Landgraf
Froelich No
Geitner Yes
Kipp No
Landgraf Yes
Liston Yes
Saine Yes
Sirota No
Valdez A. No
Weissman No
Hooton No
Jackson No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
02:46:04 PM  
Representative Lontine responded to questions
from the committee, and requested that the committee PI the bill.


02:54:52 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1143 indefinitely.
Moved Saine
Seconded Landgraf
Froelich Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Yes
Liston No
Saine Yes
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1159 - Referred to House Finance


03:06:21 PM  
Representatives Gray and Jaquez Lewis,
co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1159 to the committee.  This
bill modifies the income tax credit for electric and plug-in hybrid electric
passenger vehicles and trucks by increasing the amount of tax credit available
in 2021 and extending the credit for tax years 2022 through 2025.  

03:12:38 PM  
Representatives Gray and Jaquez Lewis responded
to questions from the committee.
03:14:19 PM  
Grier Baily, representing the Colorado
Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association, testified on the bill.
03:18:45 PM  
Christian Willis, representing the Colorado
Energy Office, testified in favor of the bill.
03:21:57 PM  
Megan Rast, representing the Colorado Sierra
Club, testified in favor of the bill.
03:24:56 PM  
Mr. Willis responded to questions from the committee.
03:25:40 PM  
Len Whitten, representing himself, testified in favor of the bill.
03:29:23 PM  
Scott Spendlove, representing GlobalAutomakers,
testified in favor of the bill, and gave a handout to the committee (Attachment
D).
03:32:20 PM  
Jonathan Koehn, representing the City of
Boulder, testified in favor of the bill.
03:35:22 PM  
Jan Rose, representing herself, testified in favor of the bill.
03:38:56 PM  
Ms. Rose, Mr. Koehn, and Mr. Spendlove responded to questions from the committee.
03:47:07 PM  
Andrew Rex, representing himself, testified in favor of the bill.
03:51:12 PM  
Matt Frommer, representing the SouthWest
Energy Effeciency Project, testified in favor of the bill.
03:54:28 PM  
Nigel Zeid, representing himself, testified
in favor of the bill.
03:58:17 PM  
Sophia Mayott-Guerrero, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in favor of the bill.
04:01:02 PM  
Mr. Fromer and Mr. Zeid responded to questions from the committee.
04:04:06 PM  
Theron Makley, representing himself, testified
in favor of the bill.
04:07:20 PM  
Jep Seman, representing the Alliance of
Automobile Manufacturers, testified in favor of the bill.
04:10:48 PM  
Andrew Thompson, representing himself, testified in favor in the bill.
04:13:10 PM  
Mr. Makley, and Mr. Seman responded to questions from the committee.


04:30:09 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1159 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Kipp
Seconded Weissman
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Landgraf No
Liston No
Saine No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:30:38 PM   The committee adjourned.