BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1126
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
|Votes: View--> ||Action Taken: |
|Moved amendment L.001 (Attachment B). The motion |
Moved to refer House Bill 09-1126, as amended, to
|Pass Without Objection|
04:01 PM -- House Bill 09-1126
Representative Hullinghorst, prime sponsor of House Bill 09-1126, testified regarding the legislation. The legislation would make a change in statute to allow for components of solar thermal to qualify for a sales tax exemption. The bill would also give local governments the option of sales tax exemptions for solar. Representative Hullinghorst also discussed Amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Representative Green asked for witnesses to testify.
04:08 PM -- Ms. Beth Hart, representing the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA), testified in support of the bill. Mr. Ken Regelson, representing COSEIA, offered to respond to any questions from the committee members.
04:10 PM -- Mr. Benjamin Waters, representing the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Waters discussed the relation of the legislation to the agricultural industry.
04:12 PM -- Mr. Sam Weaver, representing Cool Energy, Inc., testified in support of the bill. Responding to a question from Representative Green, Mr. Weaver offered his thoughts on related job growth.
04:14 PM -- Mr. James Lowe, representing Novan Solar, Inc., testified in support of the bill. Representative Looper asked Mr. Lowe what the average cost would be for solar thermal systems incorporated into residential and commercial buildings Mr. Lowe responded that approximately $8,000 could be expected for a residential system. Commercial system costs vary significantly.
04:18 PM -- Mr. Troy Waner, representing Solar Energy Environments, LLC, testified in support of the bill.
04:20 PM -- Mr. Tom Konrad, representing the Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES), testified in support of the bill. Mr. Konrad provided a background on the CRES. He further discussed barriers to greater use of renewable energy systems and cited reasons. He stated that the bill could encourage solar thermal systems.
04:23 PM -- Ms. Pam Kiely, representing Environment Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Representative Hullinghorst provided closing statements on the bill, discussed Amendment L.001, and asked for an affirmative vote.
|TIME: || 04:26:12 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved to refer House Bill 09-1126, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on an 8-0 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 8 NO: 0 EXC: 3 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS