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s_sa_2016a_2016-05-05t10:09:00z11 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/05/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1376



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


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12:59 PM -- HB16-1376



Senator Carroll presented House Bill 16-1376 to the committee. Under current law, the Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies represents customers of electric and gas utilities in proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission. This bill expands the authority of the OCC to also represent customers of every common carrier, pipeline corporation, telephone corporation, and water corporation.



01:03 PM --
Tim Kundleman, representing CenturyLink, testified against the bill.



01:09 PM --
Bill Levis, representing the AARP, testified in support of the bill.



01:15 PM --
Pete Kirchhof, representing the Colorado Telecommunication Association, testified against the bill.



01:18 PM --
Cindy Schonhaut, Director of the Office of Consumer Counsel, answered questions from the committee.





01:22 PM



Senator Carroll wrapped up her presentation to the committee. The bill was laid over for action later in the meeting.




The House and Senate are temporarily adjourned.  The building is closed to the public.

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