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45F65399098610008725825E0063E3F2 Hearing Summary


Date Mar 28, 2018      
Location SCR 357

HB18-1147 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

12:11:05 PM  

Senator Coram, prime sponsor, discussed the provisions of House Bill18-1147 concerning the continuation of the weather modification program. Specifically, this bill continues the issuance of permits for specific weather modification operations in the Department of Natural Resources that is set to repeal September 1, 2018. It also repeals a provision that prohibits weather modification that affects another state if the other state prohibits weather modification that benefits Colorado or its inhabitants.

12:11:55 PM  

Becky Mitchell, CWCB Director, spoke in support of the bill and discussed the CWCB's regulation of weather modification operations.

12:13:12 PM  
Dianna Orf, Colorado Water Congress, spoke in support of the bill.
12:13:16 PM  

Doug Villsak, Legislative Liaison, Department of Natural Resources, responded to questions from the committee concerning the regulation of weather modification operations.

12:16:19 PM  
The chair closed testimony and Senator Coram closed his remarks on the bill.

12:17:37 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1147 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coram
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Jones Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Excused
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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