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H_ENE_2019A 03/25/2019 01:32:27 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date 03/25/2019
Attendance
Catlin X
Froelich *
Geitner X
Kipp X
Landgraf X
Liston X
Sirota X
Valdez A. *
Weissman X
Hooton *
Jackson X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:32:27 PM to 05:27:14 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Jackson
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1218 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1231 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB19-1218 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:32:54 PM  
Representative Roberts, prime bill sponsor,
presented House Bill 19-1218.  This bill expands the number of years
within a ten-year period that water loaned for instream flow purposes may
be exercised from three years to five years and allows a loan to be renewed
for up to two additional ten-year periods.
01:36:18 PM  
Representative Roberts responded to questions from the committee.
01:37:29 PM  
Drew Peternell, representing Trout Unlimited,
testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
A).
01:42:48 PM  
Josh Kuhn, representing Conservation Colorado,
testified in support of the bill.
01:46:19 PM  
Beau Kiklis read the testimony of David
Dragoo, who testified in support of the bill.  

01:49:04 PM  
Julie McKenna, representing Northern Water, testified in support of the bill.
01:50:47 PM  
Mr. Peternell, Ms. McKenna and Mr. Kuhn
responded to questions from the committee.
02:06:08 PM  
Linda Bassi, representing the Colorado
Department of Natural Resources (DNR), testified in support of the bill.
02:07:29 PM  
Ms. Bassi responded to questions from the
committee.  Kevin Rein, representing DNR, came to the table to respond
to questions from the committee.  
02:36:07 PM  
Kathleen Curry, representing the Ute Water
Conservation District, testified against the bill.
02:38:34 PM  
Garin Vorthmann, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified against the bill.
02:40:03 PM  
Terry Faukhauser, Executive Vice President
of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association, testified against the bill.
02:43:54 PM  
Bill Wombacher, representing the East Cherry
Creek Valley Water and Sanitation District, testified against the bill.
02:49:02 PM  
Mr. Wombacher, Mr. Faukhauser, Ms. Vorthmann,
and Ms. Curry responded to questions from the committee.
03:03:39 PM  
Karen Kalarity, representing herself, testified against the bill.
03:07:52 PM  
Chris Piper, representing Denver Water, testified on the bill.
03:09:31 PM  
Zane Kessler, representing the Colorado
River District, testified on the bill.
03:12:27 PM  
Aaron Citron, representing The Nature Conservancy,
testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
B).
03:19:38 PM  
Mr. Citron and Mr. Kessler responded to questions from the committee.
03:30:08 PM  
Ms. Bassi came to the table and responded
to questions from the committee.


03:32:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Sirota
Seconded Hooton
Catlin
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:33:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D).
Moved Sirota
Seconded Weissman
Catlin
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:33:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E).
Moved Weissman
Seconded Sirota
Catlin
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:33:41 PM  
Representative Roberts made concluding remarks.
03:36:23 PM  
Committee members made concluding remarks.


03:46:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1218, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Froelich
Seconded Sirota
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Landgraf No
Liston No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



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


03:47:00 PM  
Representative Froelich and Representative
Kipp, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1231 and distributed
two handouts (Attachments F and G).  This 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.
03:54:49 PM  
Representative Froelich responded to questions from the committee.
03:56:01 PM  
Katie Reilly, representing the Consumer
Technology Association, testified against the bill and distributed a handout
(Attachment H).
03:59:21 PM  
David Daria, representing the Colorado
Association of Mechanical Plumbing Contractors, testified against the bill.
04:07:02 PM  
Ms. Reilly and Mr. Daria responded to questions
from the committee.
04:27:25 PM  
Chris Howes, President of the Colorado
Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.
04:30:09 PM  
Gerald Arnold, representing the Rocky Mountain
Pipe Traders District Council, testified in support of the bill.
04:32:11 PM  
Chris Piper, representing Denver Water, testified on the bill.
04:36:23 PM  
Mr. Piper and Mr. Howes responded to questions from the committee.
04:44:28 PM  
Keith Meyer, representing the Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
04:46:54 PM  
Patricia Rothwell, representing the Energy Efficiency Business Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
04:49:51 PM  
Chris Kerlin, representing Watts Up LED, testified in support of the bill.
04:51:46 PM  
Amelia Myers, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:53:47 PM  
Mirka Dellacava, representing the Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.
04:57:04 PM  
Howard Geller, Executive Director of the
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in support of the bill.
05:02:41 PM  
Mr. Geller and Ms. Dellacava responded to questions from the committee.


05:07:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment I).
Moved Froelich
Seconded Kipp
Catlin
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:09:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment J).
Moved Froelich
Seconded Kipp
Catlin
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:10:18 PM  
Duane Gall, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee.


05:12:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment K).
Moved Froelich
Seconded Kipp
Catlin
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:13:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment L).
Moved Froelich
Seconded Kipp
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Landgraf No
Liston Yes
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:17:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment M)
Moved Liston
Seconded Landgraf
Catlin Yes
Froelich No
Geitner Yes
Kipp No
Landgraf Yes
Liston Yes
Sirota No
Valdez A. No
Weissman No
Hooton No
Jackson No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
05:18:00 PM  
Committee members made concluding remarks.
 
05:18:01 PM  
Additional materials recieved by the committee
during the meeting are included as Attachments N and O.



05:27:02 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1231, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Froelich
Seconded Kipp
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Landgraf No
Liston No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:27:14 PM   The committee adjourned.