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H_ENE_2020A 06/09/2020 12:09:04 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date 06/09/2020
Attendance
Froelich X
Geitner *
Kipp X
Landgraf X
Liston *
Saine *
Sirota X
Valdez A. X
Weissman X
Hooton X
Jackson X
Time 12:09:04 PM to 02:09:21 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Jackson
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-055 Referred to House Appropriations
SB20-185 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB20-197 Referred to House Finance
SB20-204 Referred to House Finance

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
12:09:06 PM
Representative Jackson presented the committee
agenda.



SB20-055 - Referred to House Appropriations


12:11:26 PM  
Representatives Cutter and Arndt, co-prime
bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-055 to the committee and distributed
a handout (Attachment A).  The bill requires the development of a
structure and governance recommendation for a recycling market development
center; provides for property tax reimbursements for recyclers; and requires
a recycling study and a statewide recycling education campaign.
12:11:27 PM  
The following individuals submitted written
testimony for Senate Bill 20-055 and it can be found in Attachment B.

George Twigg, representing Boulder County
Commissioners' Office, in support of the bill.

12:14:18 PM  
Randy Moorman, representing Eco-Cycle, testified in support of the bill.
12:18:36 PM  
Representatives Cutter and Arndt responded to questions from the committee.
12:21:34 PM  
Committee members made concluding comments.


12:28:48 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-055 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Froelich
Seconded Valdez A.
Froelich Yes
Geitner Excused
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Yes
Liston No
Saine No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-185 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


12:28:57 PM  
Representatives Tipper and Wilson, co-prime
bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-185 to the committee.  The
bill requires the State Librarian to contract with a nonprofit to implement
the Colorado Imagination Library Program.
12:59:50 PM  
Representatives Tipper and Wilson responded
to questions from the committee.
12:59:51 PM  
The following individuals submitted written
testimony for Senate Bill 20-185 and it can be found in Attachment C.

Allison Phipps, representing herself, in support of the
bill.

 Becky Robinson, representing herself, in support
of the bill.

Devra Beldock Roll, representing herself, in support of
the bill.

Donovan Cobbins, representing himself, in support of the
bill.

Durban Ripley, representing themselves, in support of the
bill.

Heidi Meining, representing herself, in support of the
bill.

Hugh Balkin, representing himself, in support of the bill.

Jennifer Iysaught, representing herself, in support of
the bill.

Valerie Smith, representing herself, in support of the
bill.

Zoe Shale, representing herself, in support of the bill.

01:03:25 PM  
Sara Randall, representing Imagination
Library of Denver, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions
from the committee.  
01:25:26 PM  
The bill sponsors discussed and distributed
Amendment L.002 (Attachment D).


01:28:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D).
Moved Weissman
Seconded Kipp
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


01:33:55 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-185, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Weissman
Seconded Valdez A.
Froelich Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Yes
Liston Yes
Saine Excused
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-197 - Referred to House Finance


01:34:22 PM  
Representatives McLachlan and Catlin, co-prime
bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-197 to the committee.  The
bill aligns state and federal law related to the regulation of industrial
hemp.
01:34:23 PM  
The following individuals submitted written
testimony for Senate Bill 20-197 and it can be found in Attachment E.

Alan Lewis, representing Natural Grocers, for an amended
bill.

Dean Heizer, representing LivWell Enlightened Health, on
the bill.

Jordan Beezley, representing the Colorado Department of
Agriculture, in support of the bill.

Kyle Speidell, representing The Green Solution, against
the bill.

01:37:53 PM  
Representative McLachlan and Catlin responded to questions from the committee.


01:43:34 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-197 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Hooton
Seconded Saine
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



SB20-204 - Referred to House Finance


01:43:42 PM  
Representatives Jackson and Caraveo, co-prime
bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-204 to the committee.  The
bill creates the TABOR-exempt Air Quality Enterprise in the Department
of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to conduct air quality modeling,
monitoring, assessment, data analysis, and research and to provide its
data to fee payers and state regulators.
01:43:43 PM  
The following individuals submitted written
testimony for Senate Bill 20-204 and it can be found in Attachment F.

Adrienne Dorsey, representing GRID Alternatives Colorado,
in support of the bill.

George Twigg, representing Boulder County Commissioners'
Office, in support of the bill.

Katie Belgard, representing Conservation Colorado, in support
of the bill.

Lynn Granger, representing American Petroleum Institute
Colorado, against the bill.

01:50:08 PM  
John Putnam, representing CDPHE, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Putnam responded to questions from the committee.
01:50:09 PM  
Mara Brosy-Wiwchar, representing CDPHE,
came to the table to answer committee questions.
02:00:13 PM  
Stan Dempsy, representing Colorado Mining Association, testified against the bill. Mr. Dempsey responded to questions from the committee.
02:06:03 PM  
The committee members made concluding comments.


02:09:02 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-204 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Jackson
Seconded Sirota
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


02:09:21 PM   The committee adjourned.