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Bill Detail: SB18-003

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Title Colorado Energy Office
Status Governor Signed (06/01/2018)
Bill Subjects
  • Energy
House Sponsors J. Becker (R)
C. Hansen (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Scott (R)
House Committee Transportation & Energy
Senate Committee Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Energy
Date Introduced 01/10/2018
Description

Section 1 of the bill repeals the wind for schools grant program.
Section 2 repeals the renewable energy and energy efficiency for
schools loan program.
Section 3 removes the Colorado energy office's (office)
involvement with the forest service and the air quality control
commission to support the increased use of woody biomass in
bio-heating.
Section 4 removes the office's involvement in grants with the

Colorado energy research institute for the development of a central
resource for building trade professionals.
Section 5 specifies that the director of the Colorado energy office
is appointed by the governor, with the consent of the senate.
Section 6:
  • Specifies nuclear and hydroelectric power as a cleaner
energy source that the office should promote;
  • Amends the office's requirement to develop and encourage
increased utilization of energy curricula, and expands the
collaborative groups to include the energy industry and
executive departments; and
  • Repeals certain programs for which the office is
responsible.
Section 7 renames the clean and renewable energy fund as the
energy fund and continues the general fund transfer to the energy fund for
4 years and adds the authority to spend the money in the fund for
educating the general public on energy issues and opportunities.
Section 8 adds 4 years of funding for the innovative energy fund
from the general fund and removes the requirement that the funds used in
the innovative energy fund for grants or loans shall be limited to
innovative energy efficiency projects and policy development.
Section 9 repeals the office's authority to submit a proposal for
credentialing photovoltaic installers.
Section 10 repeals the green building incentive pilot program.
Section 11 repeals the Colorado Clean Energy Finance Program
Act.
Section 12 removes the office's responsibility to maintain a list of
solar installers, the requirement for a builder to offer that list to
customers, and the requirement for the office to offer training on solar
installations.
Section 13 removes an obsolete section of law pertaining to a
computer system for tracking the movement of gasoline or special fuel in
the state.
Section 14 removes the office as the administrator of the Colorado
carbon fund special license plate.
Section 15 makes conforming amendments.

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