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3670D4C348746E6A87258AD60070ED10 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB24-1309

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, WATER & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Mar 4, 2024      
Location HCR 0107



HB24-1309 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:33:29 PM  
Representative Taggart,
bill co-prime sponsor, introduced House Bill 24-1309. The bill extends
civil immunity to individuals or organizations that assist local governments
with volunteer helicopter flights in search and rescue operations.
01:40:11 PM  
Representative Velasco, bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
01:40:29 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
01:41:32 PM  
Chief Mike Morgan,
representing the Division of Fire Prevention and Control, testified to
amend the bill. Mr. Michael Campbell, representing Lumen Flight Department
and Mesa County Search and Rescue, testified in support of the bill. Andrew
Martsolf, representing Mesa County Sheriff's Office, testified in support
of the bill. Ryan Springer, representing Mesa County Search and Rescue
Heli, testified in support of the bill.



The panelists responded to questions from the committee.  
02:11:25 PM  
Mr. Joel Malecka,
representing Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill.
Katie First, representing Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support
of the bill. Kelly Sloan, representing Colorado Aviation Business Association
and the Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association, testified in support
of the bill. Anthony Mazzola, representing County Sheriffs of Colorado,
testified in support of the bill.
02:18:31 PM  
The bill sponsors
discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment A) with the committee.


02:23:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Velasco
Seconded Holtorf
Holtorf
Lindsay
Lukens
Lynch
Martinez
Marvin
McLachlan
Story
Titone
Velasco
Winter T.
Catlin
McCormick
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:23:21 PM  
Representative Velasco and Representative Taggart provided closing comments on the bill.
02:24:47 PM  
Committee members gave closing comments on the bill.


02:28:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1309, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Velasco
Seconded Catlin
Holtorf Yes
Lindsay Yes
Lukens Yes
Lynch Yes
Martinez Yes
Marvin Yes
McLachlan Yes
Story Yes
Titone Yes
Velasco Yes
Winter T. Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details