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H_ENE_2020A 02/24/2020 11:53:18 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date 02/24/2020
Attendance
Froelich X
Geitner X
Kipp X
Landgraf X
Liston X
Saine X
Sirota X
Valdez A. X
Weissman *
Hooton *
Jackson X
Time 11:53:18 AM to 03:36:00 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Jackson
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1025 Amended, referred to House Finance
HB20-1162 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1163 Amended, referred to House Finance

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
11:53:21 AM
The committee came to order and Representative Jackson explained
the meeting agenda.



HB20-1025 - Amended, referred to House Finance


11:54:57 AM  
Representatives Benavidez and Snyder, co-prime
bill sponsors, distributed and discussed Amendment L.003 (Attachment A
) for House Bill 20-1025, which was laid over for action only on February
10, 2020.
12:17:51 PM  
Representatives Benavidez and Snyder responded to questions from the committee.


12:17:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A).
Moved Kipp
Seconded Weissman
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Landgraf No
Liston No
Saine No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:34:46 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1025, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Weissman
Seconded Sirota
Froelich No
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Landgraf No
Liston No
Saine No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1162 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


12:35:20 PM  
Representative Singer and Cutter, co-prime
bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1162, Prohibit Food Establishments'
Use of Polystyrene, to the committee.  The bill prohibits a retail
food establishment from distributing an expanded polystyrene product for
use as a container for ready-to-eat food beginning January 1, 2022.
12:42:57 PM  
Representatives Valdez A. and Sirota, co-prime
bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1163, Management of Single-use Products,
to the committee.  The bill prohibits stores and retail food establishments
from providing single-use plastic carryout bags, single-use plastic stirrers,
single-use plastic straws, and expanded polystyrene food service products
to consumers beginning July 1, 2021.
12:49:13 PM  
Representative Valdez A. and Sirota responded to questions from the committee.
12:54:20 PM  
Sarah Smith Hymes, Mayor of Avon, Colorado,
testified remotely from Colorado Mountain College-Vail, in support of the
bill.
12:58:19 PM  
Ms. Smith Hymes responded to questions
from the committee.
01:00:09 PM  
Daphne Gervais, representing Colorado Counties
Inc., testified against House Bill 20-1163.  Nick Hoover, representing
the Colorado Restaurant Association, testified against House Bill 20-1163.
 Lindsay Stovall, representing the American Chemistry Council, testified
against House Bill 20-1162.
01:07:26 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the
committee.
01:11:52 PM  
Jessica Gould, representing the Colorado
School Nutrition Association, testified on House Bill 20-1162.  Ashley
Stolzman, Mayor of Louisville, testified in support of both bills.  J.
Cody Lillstrom, representing Boulder County, testified in support of both
bills.  Jacob Smith read the testimony of Jamie Harkins, Mayor of
Lafayette, which was in support of both bills.
01:24:32 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
01:30:07 PM  
Ingrid Martinson, representing the Inland
Ocean Coalition, testified in support of both bills.  Anne Underwood,
representing herself, testified in support of both bills.  Dr. Phyllis
Updike, representing herself, testified in support of both bills.  Anthony
Lyglzos, representing Leven Restaurant, testified in support of both bills.
01:43:22 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the
committee.
01:48:06 PM  
Danny Katz, representing CoPIRG, testified
in support of both bills.  Hannah Collazo, representing Environment
Colorado, testified in support both bills.  Suzanne Jones, Executive
Director of Eco-Cycle, testified in support of both bills.  Ean Tafoya,
representing the Latino Forum, testified in support of both bills.  
02:01:05 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
02:02:42 PM  
Adam Schlegel, representing Snooze Am Eatery,
testified in support of both bills.  Adam Alleman, representing Good
Business Colorado, testified in support of both bills.  Alysia Constine,
representing Colorado Communities, testified in support of both bills.
 Madhvi Chittoof, representing herself, testified in support of both
bills.
02:18:14 PM  
Jonathan Greenspan, representing the City
of Telluride, testified in support of both bills.  Marna Ares, representing
the Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support of House Bill 20-1163. Suzanne
Bhatt, representing herself, testified in support of both bills.  Emily
Sandoval, representing the City of Boulder, testified in support of both
bills.  
02:30:54 PM  
Ramesh Bhatt, representing himself, testified
in support of both bills. Taylor Shedd, representing the Inland Ocean Coalition,
testified in support of both bills. Dr. Jan Douglas, representing the Colorado
Sierra Club, testified in support of both bills.  Emerson Damiano,
representing the Inland Ocean Coalition, testified in support of both bills.
 
02:41:13 PM  
Kyra Storojev, representing herself, testified
in support both bills.  Jan Rose, representing herself, testified
in support of both bills. Sophia Mayott-Guerrero, representing Conservation
Colorado, testified in support of both bills.  Barbara Mills-Bria,
representing Be the Change, testified in support of both bills.  
02:50:20 PM  
Christian Luna-leal, representing himself,
testified in support of both bills.  Shannon Crawford, representing
PLASTICS, testified against both bills.  Phil Doe, representing Be
the Change, testified in support of both bills.  Ross Klopf, representing
himself, testified on both bills.
03:02:41 PM  
Representatives Cutter and Singer discussed
and distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment B) to House Bill 20-1162 and
responded to committee questions.


03:05:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Froelich
Seconded Liston
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


03:15:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1162, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Froelich
Seconded Valdez A.
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



HB20-1163 - Amended, referred to House Finance

03:16:54 PM  
Representatives Valdez A. and Sirota distributed
and discussed Amendments L.001, L.002, and L.003 (Attachments C, D, and
E) and responded to questions from the committee.


03:17:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Sirota
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


03:19:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D).
Moved Sirota
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


03:20:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E).
Moved Sirota
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
03:21:19 PM  
Committee members made concluding remarks.


03:35:43 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1163, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Hooton
Seconded Valdez A.
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


03:36:00 PM   The committee adjourned.