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H_ENE_2020A 02/27/2020 11:46:02 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date 02/27/2020
Attendance
Froelich X
Geitner *
Kipp X
Landgraf *
Liston X
Saine X
Sirota X
Valdez A. X
Weissman X
Hooton X
Jackson X
Time 11:46:02 AM to 01:26:58 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Jackson
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1191 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1225 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

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

HB20-1191 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


11:46:18 AM  
Representatives McLachlan and Soper, co-prime
bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1191, Outdoor Recreation Industry
Office, to the committee.  The bill codifies the Outdoor Recreation
Industry Office (OREC) in the Office of Economic Development and International
Trade.
11:52:10 AM  
Nathan Fey, representing OREC, testified
in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment A).  Samantha
Albert, representing OREC, testified in support of the bill.  The
panel responded to questions from the committee.  

11:59:49 AM  
Mick Daniel, representing San Luis Valley
Great Outdoors, testified remotely from Adams State University, in support
of the bill.
12:04:07 PM  
Sarah Shrader, representing Bonsai Design,
testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Grand Junction, in support
of the bill.  Ken Scissors, representing himself, testified remotely
from Colorado Mesa University - Grand Junction, in support of the bill.
 
12:09:57 PM  
Brooke Moran, representing Western Colorado
University, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Montrose,
in support of the bill.
12:15:11 PM  
Kim Miller, representing SCARPA North America,
testified in support of the bill.  Stewart Lewis, representing the
Outdoor Industry Association, testified in support of the bill.  Dan
Prenzlo, Director of Colorado Parks and Wildlife within the Department
of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill.  Melissa Daruna,
representing Keep it Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
12:24:00 PM  
Jeff Sparhawk, representing the Colorado Search and Rescue Association, testified in support of the bill.
12:24:01 PM  
Representatives McLachlan and Soper discussed
and distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment B).


12:27:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Froelich
Seconded Hooton
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


12:35:19 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1191, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Weissman
Seconded Hooton
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Yes
Liston Yes
Saine No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1225 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

12:35:27 PM  
Representative Weissman, prime bill sponsor,
presented House Bill 20-1225, Coop Electric Utilities Reasonable Rates
Energy Storage, to the committee and distributed two handouts (Attachments
C and D).  The bill prohibits a wholesale electric cooperative from
subjecting the installation, interconnection, or use of an energy storage
system by a retail cooperative electric association to any unjust, unreasonable,
discriminatory, or preferential charge, classification, contract, fare,
fee, practice, rate, regulation, rule, schedule, service, or toll.
12:44:40 PM  
Kent Singer, Executive Director of the
Colorado Rural Electric Association, testified against the bill.  Jack
Johnson, CEO of Southwest Colorado Power, testified against the bill.  Ken
Reif, representing Tri-State Generation, testified against the bill.  David
White, represeting the Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association, testified
against the bill.
12:58:58 PM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
01:06:31 PM  
Dean Hubback, representing United Power
Inc., testified in support of the bill.
01:10:03 PM  
Representative Weissman discussed and distributed
Amendment L.001 (Attachment E).


01:25:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E).
Moved Weissman
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
01:25:26 PM  
Representative Weissman responded to questions
from the committee and made concluding comments.


01:26:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1225, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Weissman
Seconded Saine
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Yes
Liston No
Saine Yes
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:26:58 PM   The committee adjourned.