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h_hie_2016a_2016-02-04t13:31:45z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/04/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1004



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment J). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1004, as amended, to the Commi
PASS

PASS







02:54 PM -- HB 16-1004



Representative Arndt and Representative Winter presented House Bill 16-1004. The bill requires the state's climate change staff person to include measurable goals with near-term, mid-term, and long-term deadlines to achieve those goals in a climate action plan or similar document. Achieving the goals will either reduce Colorado's greenhouse gas emissions or increase Colorado's adaptive capability to respond to climate change. The Governor or his designee must report annually to the General Assembly on the progress made in meeting the climate action plan goals, including whether the state is on track to meet the deadlines specified in the plan.



02:58 PM



Representative Arndt and Representative Winter answered questions from the committee.





03:01 PM --
Dan O'Connell, Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. O'Connell answered questions from the committee.



03:14 PM



Representative Arndt responded to comments from committee members.



03:17 PM



Mr. O'Connell answered additional questions from the committee.



03:25 PM --
Dianna Orf, Colorado Water Congress, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:27 PM



Representative Arndt made comments about the bill.



03:28 PM --
Richard Orf, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado and the Colorado Mining Association, testified in opposition of the bill.



03:31 PM --
Becky English, Sierra Club and Colorado Renewable Energy Society, testified in support of the bill. Ms. English answered questions from the committee.



03:35 PM --
Donald Martinez, Truman National Security Project, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Martinez answered questions from the committee.



03:41 PM --
Peter Sawtell, Eco Justice Ministries, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Sawtell answered questions from the committee.



03:48 PM --
R.J. Harrington, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), testified in support of the bill. Mr. Harrington answered questions from the committee.



03:54 PM --
America Sherwood, League of Women Voters, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Sherwood answered questions from the committee.



03:56 PM --
Taryn Finnessey, Colorado Department of Natural Resources, testified on the bill in a neutral capacity. Ms. Finnessey answered questions from the committee.



04:16 PM --
Nelson Bock, Colorado Interfaith Power and Light, testified in support of the bill. He provided a letter from Peter Severson (Attachment E). Mr. Bock answered questions from the committee.



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04:23 PM --
Tom Easley, Rocky Mountain Climate Organization, testified in support of the bill. He provided a written copy of his testimony (Attachment F). Mr. Easley answered questions from the committee.



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04:30 PM --
Whitney Painter, E2, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Painter answered questions from the committee.



04:33 PM --
Steve Szabo, Colorado Renewable Energy Society, testified in support of the bill. He provided a written copy of his testimony (Attachment G) and a handout (Attachment H). Mr. Szabo answered questions from the committee.



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04:41 PM --
Marie Venner, Catholic Network, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Venner answered questions from the committee.



04:50 PM --
Nick Venner, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Venner answered questions from the committee.



04:56 PM --
Kevin Cross, Fort Collins Sustainability Group, testified in support of the bill.



04:59 PM --
Steven Winter, Clean Energy Action, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout (Attachment I). Mr. Winter answered questions from the committee.



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05:06 PM --
Frank Swain, Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



05:08 PM --
Jeff Hart, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Hart answered questions from the committee.



05:15 PM



Representative Arndt explained amendment L.001 (Attachment J). The committee discussed amendment L.001.



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BILL: HB16-1004
TIME: 05:18:59 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment J). The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Esgar
VOTE
Brown
No
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
No
Joshi
No
Klingenschmitt
No
Landgraf
No
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Ransom
No
Ryden
Yes
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







05:20 PM



Representative Winter made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1004
TIME: 05:22:44 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1004, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Brown
No
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
No
Joshi
No
Klingenschmitt
No
Landgraf
No
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Ransom
No
Ryden
Yes
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS









05:24 PM



The committee adjourned.


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