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S_TRA_2020A 02/11/2020 02:07:38 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date 02/11/2020
Attendance
Foote X
Hisey X
Scott X
Donovan X
Winter X
Time 02:07:38 PM to 04:01:10 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Winter
This Report was prepared by April Bernard
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-150 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB20-065 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

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

SB20-150 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

02:09:25 PM  
Senator Hansen, prime sponsor, introduced
Senate Bill 20-150, concerning adoption of a renewable natural gas standard.
 The bill requires the Public Utilities Commission to adopt by rule
renewable energy gas programs for large and small natural gas facilities,
effective July 31, 2021.  The rules must include reporting requirements
and a process for natural gas utilities to recover incurred costs associated
with programs.  Renewable natural gas is defined in the bill, as well
as the total qualified program investments and portfolio targets.

A handout was provided (Attachment A).
02:13:20 PM  
Joe Yavorski, representing CR Energy Concepts,
testified in support of the bill.
02:15:12 PM  
Jared Geiger, representing Atlas Energy,
testified in support of the bill.
02:18:33 PM  
Alex Goldanter, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:19:50 PM  
The witnesses answered questions from the committee.
02:22:57 PM  
The bill sponsor answered questions from the committee.
02:24:44 PM  
Nina Kapoor, representing Renewable Natural Gas Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
02:25:59 PM  
Chris Otto, representing Black Hills Energy,
testified in support of the bill.
02:27:33 PM  
Sarah Mercer, representing Metro Wastewater,
testified neutral to the bill.
02:31:15 PM  
The witnesses answered questions from the committee.
02:34:13 PM  
Evan Vessels, representing Vessels Garden
Solutions, testified in support of the bill.
02:34:43 PM  
Mark Sexton, representing Evergreen Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill.
02:37:24 PM  
Senator Hansen distributed and discussed
Amendments L.001, L.002, L.003, L.004, and L.005 (Attachments B, C, D,
E, and F).


02:48:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:48:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:48:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:49:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment E).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:49:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment F).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:49:40 PM  
Senator Hansen made closing comments and responded to committee questions.


02:53:00 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-150, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote Yes
Hisey Yes
Scott No
Donovan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-065 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

02:53:16 PM  
Senator Hansen, prime bill sponsor, made
opening remarks on Senate Bill 20-065, concerning a limitation on the use
of mobile electronic devices while driving.  The limit is for adults
and requires the use of a hands-free accessory.  Penalties proposed
by the bill for a violation involving texting include a $50 fine and two
points for the first violation.
 A second violation
results in a $200 fine and four points.  A third and subsequent violations
result in a $300 fine and four points. Handouts were provided to the committee
(Attachments G and H).
02:55:56 PM  
Chris Moser, representing Students for
Safer Roads, testified in support of the bill.
02:56:40 PM  
Aiden Giacomin, representing Students for
Safer Roads, testified in support of the bill.
02:58:26 PM  
Thomas O'Sullivan, representing Sudents
for Safer Roads, testified in support of the bill.

02:59:49 PM  
Shane Fobes, representing the Association
of Builders and Contractors, testified in support of the bill.

03:01:52 PM  
Greg Fulton, representing the Colorado
Motor Carriers Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:03:08 PM  
Dennis Haberstumpf, representing ABATE
of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:06:26 PM  
The witnesses answered questions from the committee.
03:07:09 PM  
Jack Todd, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:11:03 PM  
Carol Downs, representing ABATE of Colorado,
testified in support of the bill.
03:13:46 PM  
Chris Satriano, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:16:37 PM  
Michael Neil, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
03:20:39 PM  
Diane Ogg, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
03:26:30 PM  
Alex Geldahle, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:27:10 PM  
Kelly Campbell, representing American Property and Casualty Insurance Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:29:20 PM  
Dan Jablan, representing the Rocky Mountain Insurance Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:29:58 PM  
Susan Dane, representing Coloradans Organized
for Responsible Driving, testified in support of the bill.
03:33:03 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
03:33:50 PM  
Jaime Lewis, representing the Colorado
Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
03:34:47 PM  
Gary Peterson, representing Bike Blue, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:40 PM  
Lori Taggart, representing Coloradans Organized
for Responsible Driving, testified in support of the bill.

03:39:49 PM  
Mike Raber, representing Bike Jeffco, testified
in support of the bill.
03:42:16 PM  
Scott O'Sullivan, representing O'Sullivan Law, Ride Justice, and Biker Down, testified in support of the bill.
03:45:12 PM  
Katie Reece, representing the Independent Motorcycle Riders, testified in support of the bill.
03:47:31 PM  
Senator Hansen distributed and discussed
Amendments L.004, L.005, L.006, and L.007 to the bill (Attachments I, J,
K, and L).
03:51:01 PM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions on the amendments.
03:52:28 PM  
Jay Hicks, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, answered committee questions.


03:59:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment I).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:59:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment J).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:00:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment K).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:00:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment L).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Foote
Hisey
Scott
Donovan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:01:00 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-065, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
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


04:01:10 PM   The committee adjourned.






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