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H_ENE_2019A 04/11/2019 11:00:19 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date 04/11/2019
Attendance
Froelich X
Geitner *
Kipp X
Landgraf *
Liston X
Saine *
Sirota X
Valdez A. X
Weissman X
Hooton *
Jackson X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 11:00:19 AM to 01:16:36 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Jackson
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1284 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1279 Referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1298 Referred to House Transportation & Local Government
HB19-1260 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB19-1284 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:02:35 AM  
Representatives Titone and Beckman, co-prime
bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1284.  This bill repeals statutory
requirements regarding the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District board
of directors size and meeting time frames.  
11:05:38 AM  
Representative Beckman responded to questions from the committee.
11:06:47 AM  
Ken MacKenzie, Executive Director of the
Flood Control District, testified in support of the bill and distributed
a handout (Attachment A).
11:08:12 AM  
Michael Valdez, representing the Special District Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.


11:09:52 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1284 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Saine
Seconded Hooton
Froelich Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Yes
Liston Yes
Saine Yes
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1279 - Referred to House Appropriations


11:10:28 AM  
Representatives Landgraf and Exum, co-prime
bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1279 and distributed three handouts
(Attachments B, C, and D).  This bill prohibits the use of class B
firefighting foam that contains intentionally added perfluoroalkyl and
polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances for training purposes and includes civil
penalties.  It also requires the Department of Public Health and Environment
(CDPHE) to survey fire departments about issues related to PFAS foam.

11:17:44 AM  
Representatives Exum and Landgraf responded to questions from the committee.
11:27:55 AM  
Renee Lani, representing the American Chemical
Council, testified in support of the bill.
11:32:47 AM  
Liz Rosenbaum, representing the Fountain
Valley Clean Water Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
11:36:08 AM  
Steve Clapham, representing Colorado Professional Firefighters, testified in support of the bill.
11:37:08 AM  
Emily Gideon, representing the Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
11:40:05 AM  
Ms. Lani, Ms. Gideon, Mr. Clapham, and Ms. Rosenbaum responded to questions from the committee.
12:00:58 PM  
Fran Silva-Blayney, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.  
12:05:41 PM  
Ken Lykens, representing the Centennial
Water and Sanitation District, testified in support of the bill.
12:08:05 PM  
Curtis Mitchell, Utility Director of the City of Fountain, testified in support of the bill.
12:09:19 PM  
Sharon Tompson, City of Fountain council
member, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
E).
12:12:00 PM  
Mary Bradfield, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:13:32 PM  
Dianna Orf, representing the Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.
12:13:52 PM  
Council Member Thompson and Ms. Orf responded to questions from the committee.
12:29:31 PM  
Committee members made concluding remarks.


12:38:09 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1279 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Froelich
Froelich Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Yes
Liston No
Saine No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Excused
Final YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1298 - Referred to House Transportation & Local Government




12:39:58 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1298 to the Committee on Transportation & Local Government.
Moved Liston
Seconded Valdez A.
Froelich Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Yes
Liston Yes
Saine Yes
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Excused
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1260 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:40:16 PM  
Representatives Kipp and Valdez, co-prime
bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1260 to the committee and distributed
three handouts (Attachments F, G and H).  This bill requires counties
and municipalities to adopt and enforce one of the three most recent versions
of the international energy conservation code.
12:44:12 PM  
Dianna Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified against the bill.
12:45:41 PM  
Ms. Orf responded to questions from the committee.
12:47:23 PM  
Susan McFadden, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill and distributed two handouts (Attachments I and
J).
12:51:16 PM  
Kim Burke, representing the Colorado Energy Office, testified in support of the bill.
12:53:38 PM  
Jeff Hindman, Mayor pro-tempore of Berthoud,
testified in support of the bill and distributed a packet of handouts to
the committee (Attachment K).
12:56:46 PM  
Ms. Burke responded to questions from the committee.
12:57:24 PM  
Samantha Lichtin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:00:37 PM  
Christine Brinker, representing Southwest
Energy Efficiency Project, testified in support of the bill.
01:02:49 PM  
Bruce Ray, Director of Regulatory Affairs
at Johns Manville, testified in support of the bill.
01:04:42 PM  
Nikolaus Remus, representing the American
Insutite of Architects, testified in support of the bill.
01:05:06 PM  
John Beltrone, representing the City of
Edgewater, testified in support of the bill.
01:08:06 PM  
Ashley Stolzmann, representing Colorado
Citizens 4 Climate Action, testified in support of the bill.
01:10:22 PM  
Sam Gilchrist, representing the Natural Resources Defense Council, testified in support of the bill.
01:11:12 PM  
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties Incorporated, testified on the bill.
01:12:31 PM  
Representatives Kipp and Valdez made concluding remarks.


01:15:59 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1260 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Kipp
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


01:16:36 PM   The committee adjourned.