SB 21-103

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Apr 30, 2021
  • Passed Senate Apr 28, 2021
  • Passed House Jun 07, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Jul 07, 2021

Sunset Office Of Consumer Counsel

Abstract

The act implements some of the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies' (department) sunset review and report regarding the office of consumer counsel (office) and the utility consumers' board (board) by:Continuing the office and the board for 7 years, to 2028; Changing the name of the office to the office of the utility consumer advocate and the name of the head of the office from the consumer counsel to the director; Changing the board from a type 1 transfer to a type 2 transfer; and Repealing requirements that the board annually review the office's performance and confer with the executive director of the department regarding hiring and performance evaluation matters. The act also:Authorizes the director to consider statutory decarbonization goals, just transition, and environmental justice when determining whether it is in the public interest to appear in a proceeding before the public utilities commission (commission); Removes the cap on the number of employees that the director may employ; Authorizes the office to intervene in matters before the commission that relate to the provision or quality of telecommunications service; Prohibits the office from recommending that the commission take action that would interfere with collective bargaining regarding a regulated industry's employee wages, health insurance, or retirement benefits; Authorizes the director to inspect records and documents of a public utility and conduct depositions under oath of an officer, agent, or employee of a public utility; Requires the director or the director's designee to provide policy analysis to the executive director of the department regarding legislative matters pending before the general assembly that directly relate to the office's mission; Authorizes the office to make presentations and provide other forms of education to the general assembly about certain public utility matters; and Requires the department to include in its annual "State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act" presentation to the general assembly information regarding the office's work, including a summary of the matters in which the office intervened in the preceding year.(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Bill Sponsors (3)

Votes


Actions


Jul 07, 2021

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Jun 23, 2021

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Jun 07, 2021

Senate

Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

House

House Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor

Jun 04, 2021

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Jun 03, 2021

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

May 25, 2021

House

House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

May 21, 2021

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

May 13, 2021

House

House Committee on Energy & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations

Apr 30, 2021

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Energy & Environment

  • Introduction
Energy & Environment

Apr 28, 2021

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 27, 2021

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee

Apr 23, 2021

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Senate Committee of the Whole

Mar 30, 2021

Senate

Senate Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Transportation & Energy

Feb 17, 2021

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy

  • Introduction
Transportation & Energy

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (07/07/2021) PDF
Final Act (06/23/2021) PDF
Rerevised (06/07/2021) PDF
Revised (06/04/2021) PDF
Reengrossed (04/28/2021) PDF
Engrossed (04/27/2021) PDF
Introduced (02/17/2021) PDF
PA3 (05/21/2021) PDF
PA2 (05/17/2021) PDF
PA1 (03/31/2021) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/22/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (05/19/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (03/02/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (04/15/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (05/19/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN4 (09/08/2021) PDF

Sources

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