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S_TRA_2020A 01/28/2020 02:11:02 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date 01/28/2020
Attendance
Foote X
Hisey X
Scott X
Donovan X
Winter X
Time 02:11:02 PM to 04:02:49 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Winter
This Report was prepared by April Bernard
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-036 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
Conf 20-Aeronautical Board — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 20-Energy Research Authority — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate
SB20-038 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB20-051 Amended, referred to Senate Finance

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

SB20-036 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:11:18 PM  
Senators Zenzinger and Cooke introduced Senate Bill 20-036,
concerning the submission to the Federal Environmental Protection Agency
of a proposed revision to the state implementation plan that would enable
a vehicle that fails the on-board diagnostics test solely because a check
engine light is illuminated on the vehicle's dashboard to undergo a tailpipe
emissions test. The bill directs the Air Quality Control Commission to
submit the proposed revision by May 5, 2021.  Currently, a motor vehicle
fails an emmissions inspection test when a check engine light is illuminated
on the motor vehicle's dashboard, regardless of vehicle emissions.  Amendment
L.001 was provided to committee members (Attachment A).
02:16:37 PM  

David Cardella, representing the Colorado Independent Automobile Dealers Association, testified in support of the bill.  A handout was provided to committee members (Attachment B).

02:19:21 PM  

Jeff Black, representing the Colorado Independent Automobile Dealers Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:20:40 PM  
Garry Kaufman, representing the Colorado Department of Public
Health and Environment, provided information to the committee and commented
on Amendment L.001.


02:30:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:31:29 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-036, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Donovan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 20-Aeronautical Board — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:31:58 PM  

David Ulane, Director of the Aeronautics Division at the Colorado Department of Transportation, introduced the Aeronautical Board. The appointees, Amy Miller and Kent Holsinger, introduced themselves.

02:35:28 PM  

Robert Olislagers, member of the Aeronautical Board, introduced himself and talked about the board.

02:37:27 PM  
The board members responded to questions from the committee.


02:41:05 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Kent Holsinger and Amy Miller to the State Aeronautical Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Donovan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 20-Energy Research Authority — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


02:42:08 PM  

Maury Dobbie, Exectuive Director of the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory, introduced the Energy Research Authority. The appointees, Mark Sirangelo and William Toor, introduced themselves.

02:43:17 PM  

The appointees responded to questions from the committee members.



02:50:26 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Mark Sirangelo and William Toor to the State Energy Research Authority to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Donovan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-038 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:50:41 PM  
Senator Fenburg introduced Senate Bill 20-038, concerning
the establishment of a statewide standard for the sale of biodiesel-blended
diesel fuel in Colorado. The bill originated in the Energy Legislation
Review Interim Study Committee. The bill requires that all diesel fuel
sold between June 1 and September 15 be blended with and contain at least
five percent biodiesel, effective June 1, 2021.  Effective June 1,
2023 the bill raises that percentage to ten percent biodiesel.  The
Air Quality Control Commission will create rules for a blending standard,
a waiver process, and labeling that includes the percentage of biodiesel
included in a blend.  The rules will be created in consulation with
the Division of Oil and Public Safety in the Department of Labor and Employment.
 Senator Fenburg explained Amendments L.002 (Attachment C), L.003
(Attachment D), L.004 (Attachment E), and L.006 (Attachment F).
02:58:59 PM  
Angie Binder, representing the Colorado Petroleum Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:03:53 PM  

Bruce Heine, representing Magellan Midstream Partners, testified neutral to the bill with amendments.

03:06:53 PM  
Tom Lee, representing Empire Warehouse, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:08:22 PM  

Mr. Heine responded to questions from the committee.

03:15:19 PM  
Greg Fulton, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:19:49 PM  
Michael Whitney, representing Pilot Travel Centers, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:23:06 PM  
Grier Bailey, representing the Colorado
Wyoming Petroleum Marketing Association, testified neutral to the bill
with amendments.
03:26:13 PM  

The witnesses answered questions from the committee.

03:29:11 PM  

Sara Cassidy, representing Union Pacific Railroad, testified neutral to the bill.

03:30:41 PM  

Carrie Hackenberger, representing the American Petroleum Institute of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:33:25 PM  

Elizabeth Burns-Thompson, representing Renewable Energy Group, Inc., testified in support of the bill. She presented a PowerPoint (Attachment G).

03:37:13 PM  

Nick Levondotsky, representing the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, testified in support of the bill.  He provided a handout (Attachment H).

03:40:40 PM  

The witnesses responded to committee questions.

03:42:00 PM  

The bill sponsor talked briefly about the amendments.



03:45:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Donovan Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:46:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Donovan Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:46:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment E).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Donovan Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:47:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment F).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Scott Yes
Donovan Yes
Winter Yes
YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:47:52 PM  
The committee made comments about the bill.


03:51:11 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-038, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey No
Scott No
Donovan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-051 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance


03:51:25 PM  
Senator Priola introduced Senate Bill 20-051, concerning
license plates, and, specifying that, in order to minimize potential lost
registration revenue, the license plates of a motor vehicle that is classified
as Class C personal property expire upon the sale or transfer of the motor
vehicle and that, in order to improve legibility and enforcement, a revised
color scheme is required for certain license plates manufactured on or
after a specified date. The bill was discussed in the Transportation Legislation
Review Committee.  The bill allows owners to keep their specific license
plate number as personalized license plates.  Any costs of producing
and distributing additional new license plates may not be used to calculate
the amount necessary to recover the costs of producing plates, decals,
validating tabs, and distribution.  Proposed changes in the bill do
not apply to horseless carriages.
03:58:29 PM  

The bill changes the color scheme of the license plate from dark green letters and numbers on a white mountain and dark green sky background to white letters and numbers on a dark green mountain and white sky background.



04:01:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment I).
Moved Foote
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:02:17 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-051, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Foote
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott Yes
Donovan No
Winter Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:02:49 PM   The committee adjourned.






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