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H_ENE_2020A 02/10/2020 01:34:17 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date 02/10/2020
Attendance
Froelich X
Geitner X
Kipp X
Landgraf X
Liston X
Saine *
Sirota X
Valdez A. X
Weissman X
Hooton X
Jackson X
Time 01:34:17 PM to 07:34:09 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Jackson
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1064 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1143 Amended, referred to House Finance
HB20-1025 Committee Discussion Only

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB20-1064 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:45:12 PM  
The committee came to order and Representative
Hooton discussed and distributed Amendment L.008 (Attachment A) for House
Bill 20-1064, which was laid over for action only on January 23, 2020.
 Representative Hooton responded to questions from the committee.



01:46:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment A).
Moved Hooton
Seconded Kipp
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Saine Excused
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:47:23 PM  
Representative Hooton made concluding comments
on the bill.


01:48:01 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1064, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Hooton
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



HB20-1143 - Amended, referred to House Finance

01:50:02 PM  
Representatives Jackson and Gonzales-Gutierrez,
co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1143, Environmental Justice
and Projects Increase Environmental fines, and provided two handouts to
the committee (Attachments B &C).
 The bill
increases the maximum per day fine for air and water quality violations,
and creates an environmental justice ombudsman and environmental justice
advisory board to identify and advocate for environmental mitigation projects.
02:07:32 PM  
Representative Jackson and Gonzales-Gutierrez
responded to questions from the committee.
02:12:56 PM  
John Putnam, Director of Environmental
Programs at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE),
testified on the bill. Jan Doughlas, representing the Sierra Club, testified
in support of the bill.  Ellynne Bannon, representing Healthier Air
and Water Colorado, testified in support the bill.  Ashley Plummer,
representing Healthier Air and Water Colorado, testified in support of
the bill.  
02:28:23 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
02:42:50 PM  
Rayna Hetlage, representing the Colorado
Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.  Sophia Mayott-Guerrero,
representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Sunshine
Benoit, representing 350 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:52:36 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
02:56:32 PM  
Danny Katz, representing Co Pirg, testified
in support of the bill.
02:58:47 PM  
Mr. Katz responded to questions from the
committee.
02:59:31 PM  
Cheyenne Poor Bear, representing Grid Alternatives
Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Liz Rosenbaum, representing
the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition, testified in support of the
bill and distributed a handout (Attachment D).  Erika Cervantes, representing
the Colorado People's Alliance (COPA), testified in support of the bill.
 Dug Nelson, representing Together Colorado, testified in support
of the bill.
03:11:42 PM  
Lloyd Burton, repersenting the Sierra Club,
testified in support of the bill.  Shaina Oliver, representing Moms
Clean Air, testified in support of the bill. Tyrone Newson, representing
COPA, testified in support of the bill.  Bob Hodges, representing
the Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.  
03:26:38 PM  
Joan Lutz, representing the Sierra Club,
testified in support of the bill.  Lucy Molina, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.  Ann Jordan, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.  Yesica Chavez, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.  
03:36:24 PM  
Ean Thomas Tafola, representing the Colorado
Latino Forum, testified in support of the bill.  Kat Kowalski, representing
the Colorado School of Public Health, testified in support of the bill.
 Graciela Rocha, representing Good Business Colorado, testified in
support of the bill.  Jillian Snell, representing Northeast Neighbors
for Clean Air, testified in support of the bill.
03:50:04 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
03:52:29 PM  
Katherine Dickinson, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.  Steven Douglas, representing himself,
testified in support of the bill.  Jacob Smith, representing Colorado
Counties 4 Climate Action, testified in support of the bill.  Marie
Venner, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:04:38 PM  
Kristi Douglas, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.  Adam DeVoe, representing GCC, testified on
the bill.  Karen Kalavity, representing herself, testified in support
of the bill.  Jolena Pang, representing herself, testified in support
of the bill.  
04:19:00 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
04:32:41 PM  
Becca Curry, representing Earth Justice, testified in support of the bill. Dianna Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified on the bill.
04:39:03 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
04:41:52 PM  
Representative Jackson and Gonzales-Gutierrez
discussed and distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment E) and responded
to questions from the committee.


04:53:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E).
Moved Jackson
Seconded Valdez A.
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
04:54:53 PM  
Representative Liston distributed and discussed
Amendment L.002 (Attachment F).


04:56:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment F).
Moved Liston
Seconded Geitner
Froelich No
Geitner Yes
Kipp No
Landgraf Yes
Liston Yes
Saine No
Sirota No
Valdez A. No
Weissman No
Hooton No
Jackson No
YES: 3   NO: 8   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
05:01:54 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
05:10:55 PM  
The committee came back to order and Representatives
Jackson and Gonzales-Gutierrez made concluding comments.



05:12:50 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1143, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Jackson
Seconded Sirota
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Jackson Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf No
Liston No
Saine No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Hooton Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1025 - Committee Discussion Only


05:12:58 PM  
Representatives Benavidez and Snyder, co-prime
sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1025, Sales Tax Exemption for Industry
and Manufacturing Energy Use, to the committee.  The bill requires
the use of a meter to quantify energy or fuel use for manufacturing or
industrial purposes in order to claim a sales tax exemption.  
05:38:31 PM  
Representatives Benavidez and Snyder responded to questions from the committee.
06:16:06 PM  
Patrick Boyle, representing the Colorado
Competitive Council, testified against the bill.  Adam DeVoe, representing
GCC, testified against the bill.  Louis Lopez, representing Lockheed
Martin, testified against the bill.  Nick Hoover, representing the
Colorado Restaurant Association, testified against the bill.
06:29:00 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
06:58:46 PM  
Dianna Orf, representing the Colorado Mining
Association, testified against the bill.  Ryan Woods, representing
the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, testified against the bill.  Larry
Caschette, representing Metal Craft Industries, testified against the bill.
 Diane Schwenke, representing the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce,
testified against the bill.
07:09:08 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
07:17:47 PM  
Caroline Nutter, representing the Colorado
Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.  Erin Hackett,
representing EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel, testified against the bill.
07:22:19 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
07:24:26 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing comments.
07:33:01 PM  
The committee laid the bill over for action
only at a later hearing.


07:34:09 PM   The committee adjourned.