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H_ENE_2020A 02/13/2020 09:52:17 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date 02/13/2020
Attendance
Froelich X
Geitner X
Kipp X
Landgraf E
Liston X
Saine E
Sirota *
Valdez A. X
Weissman X
Hooton X
Jackson X
Time 09:52:17 AM to 11:40:18 AM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Jackson
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1215 Referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1185 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1167 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1155 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

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

HB20-1215 - Referred to House Appropriations


09:52:28 AM  
The committee came to order.  Representatives
Froelich and A. Valdez, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1215,
Sunset Water Wastewater Facility Operators Cert. Bd., to the committee.
 The bill continues the Water and Wastewater Facility Operators Certification
Board in the Department of Public Health and Environment, which is scheduled
to repeal on September 1, 2020.
09:55:08 AM  
Representatives Froelich and A. Valdez
responded to questions from the committee.
09:57:35 AM  
The committee members made closing comments.


09:58:51 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1215 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Froelich
Seconded Valdez A.
Froelich Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Excused
Liston Yes
Saine Excused
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1185 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


09:59:19 AM  
Representative Hooton, co-prime bill sponsor,
presented House Bill 20-1185, Sunset Colorado Kids Outdoors Advisory Council,
to the committee.  The bill implements the recommendation of the Department
of Regulatory Agencies' sunset review and repeals the Colorado Kids Outdoors
Advisory Council.
10:01:18 AM  
Representative Hooton responded to questions
from the committee.


10:03:56 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1185 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Hooton
Seconded Weissman
Froelich Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Excused
Liston Yes
Saine Excused
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1167 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:04:28 AM  
The committee took a brief recess.
10:05:05 AM  
The committee came back to order.  Representative
Arndt, prime bill sponsor, presented on House Bill 20-1167, Move Alternative
Fuel Definition, to the committee.  The bill relocates the definition
of alternative fuel from one section of statute to another section and
updates references to the definition.
10:07:58 AM  
Representative Arndt made concluding comments
on the bill.


10:09:43 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1167 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Hooton
Seconded Liston
Froelich Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Excused
Liston Yes
Saine Excused
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1155 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

10:09:50 AM  
Representatives A. Valdez and Weissman,
co-prime bill sponsors, presented on House Bill 20-1155, Higher Effeciency
New Construction Residence, to the committee and provided two handouts
(Attachments A and B).
10:17:01 AM  
Representatives A. Valdez and Weissman
responded to questions from the committee and distributed and discussed
Amendment L.002 (Attachment C).  
10:29:26 AM  
Sunny Banka, representing the Colorado
Association of Realtors, testified against the bill.  Jacob Smith,
representing Colorado Communities 4 Climate Action, testified in support
of the bill.  Ramesh Bhatt, representing the Sierra Club, testified
in support of the bill.  Mike Krueger, representing the Colorado Solar
Storage Association, testified in support of the bill.
10:38:34 AM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
10:59:06 AM  
Jan Rose, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.  Keith Hay, representing the Colorado Energy
Office, testified in support of the bill.  Ron Bennett, representing
350 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Stuart Cummings,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  
11:12:30 AM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
11:18:19 AM  
Julia Moravcsik, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.  Charles Kutscher, representing
the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, testified in support of the bill.


11:33:08 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Weissman
Seconded Valdez A.
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf Excused
Liston
Saine
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:33:21 AM  
Representatives Weissman and A. Valdez
made closing comments on the bill.
11:37:37 AM  
Committee members made closing comments.


11:40:03 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1155, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Weissman
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Excused
Liston Yes
Saine Excused
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:40:18 AM   The committee adjourned.