BILL SUMMARY for SB09-031
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND ENERGY
|Votes: View--> ||Action Taken: |
|Adopt a conceptual amendment directing the Colorad|
Adopt Amendment L.001 (Attachment I). The motion
Refer Senate Bill 09-031, as amended, to the Commi
|Pass Without Objection|
Pass Without Objection
12:00 PM -- Senate Bill 09-031
The committee came back to order. Senator Schwartz reminded the committee about testimony heard on Senate Bill 09-031 at the committee's February 3 meeting. Senator Heath made some introductory remarks about Amendment L.001 (Attachment I), which strikes everything below the bill's enacting clause, and explained that he is no longer offering an amendement to change the bill's funding source.
The following people testified on the bill:
12:05 PM -- Mr. David Hiller, representing the Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory, spoke in support of the bill. Mr. Hiller said three higher education institutions form the collaboratory, including the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, and the Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Hiller expressed his support for the use of an increase in the Waste Tire Recycling Development Fee to fund the grants authorized by the bill. Discussion ensued about the bill's fund source.
12:13 PM -- Mr. Tom Clark, representing the Denver Metro Area Chamber of Commerce, spoke in support of the bill. Mr. Clark said that his organization supports the bill if it uses an increase in the waste tire recycling fee as the fund source. He told the committee that venture capital dollars that are coming into the state are being spent on companies with new energy-related technologies. Mr. Clark also explained the cooperative efforts of the collaboratory.
12:18 PM -- Mr. Larry Hudson, representing the Rubber Manufacturers Assocation, spoke in opposition to the bill. Mr. Hudson expressed his concern about the fund source for the grants authorized by the bill and explained how the amount and allocation of the waste tire recycling fee has changed in recent years. He addressed a question about the number of tires that have been processed as part of the recycling program. Discussion ensued.
|TIME: || 12:27:20 PM|
|MOTION:||Refer Senate Bill 09-031, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed on a vote of 4-3.|
Final YES: 4 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
Prior to the vote, discussion ensued about the conceptual amendment.
Prior to the vote, Senator Heath briefly explained Amendment L.001.
The committee adjourned.