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H_ENE_2019A 04/08/2019 01:30:53 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date 04/08/2019
Attendance
Froelich X
Geitner X
Kipp X
Landgraf X
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 01:30:53 PM to 02:43:48 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Jackson
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1292 Referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1272 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB19-1292 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:31:30 PM  
Representatives Singer and Galindo, co-prime
bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1292.  This bill repeals sections
of statute requiring grant funding for the Colorado Resiliency Office in
the Department of Local Affairs (DLA) and provides a General Fund appropriation
in FY 2019-20 to fund the office.
01:34:19 PM  
Representative Galindo responded to questions
from the committee.
01:39:54 PM  
Nikolaus Remus, representing the American
Institute of Architects - Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:41:52 PM  
Rick Garcia, representing DLA, testified
in support of the bill and distributed letters of support (Attachments
A, B, and C).
01:42:28 PM  
Kevin Klein, representing the Division
of Homeland Security and Emergency Management within the Department of
Public Safety, testified in support of the bill.
01:45:44 PM  
Mr. Klein and Mr. Garcia responded to committee
questions.
01:52:49 PM  
Connie Sullivan, Mayor of the Town of Lyons,
testified in support of the bill.
01:56:03 PM  
Leslie Irwin, representing Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.
01:59:07 PM  
Lori Hodges, representing Larimer County, testified in support of the bill and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment D).
02:02:30 PM  
Representatives Singer and Galindo provided closing comments on the bill.


02:12:56 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1292 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Froelich
Seconded Kipp
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Yes
Liston Excused
Saine No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1272 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:13:29 PM  
Representative Bird, prime bill sponsor,
presented House Bill 19-1272.  This bill makes property owned by housing
authorities eligible to participate in the Colorado New Energy Improvement
District program.  Representative Bird distributed a handout to the
committee (Attachment E).
02:17:43 PM  
Representative Bird responded to committee questions.
02:20:27 PM  
Andrew Sand, representing the Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.
02:24:41 PM  
Andrew Bennett, representing Energy Outreach Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:25:49 PM  
Jenifer Waller, representing the Colorado Bankers Association, testified on the bill.
02:27:11 PM  
Chris Votoupal, representing the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:28:47 PM  
Ms. Waller responded to committee questions.
02:29:11 PM  
The committee recessed.
02:41:06 PM  
The committee reconvened.  Representative
Bird made closing comments about the bill.


02:43:29 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1272 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Sirota
Seconded Valdez A.
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Excused
Liston Yes
Saine No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:43:48 PM   The committee adjourned.