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60F717F5B36D004687258AF400739909 Hearing Summary


Date Apr 3, 2024      
Location SCR 352

HB24-1117 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

03:02:48 PM  
Senator Marchman,
sponsor, and Senator Bridges presented House Bill 24-1117. The bill adds
rare plants and invertebrates to the species that can be studied and conserved
by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Senators Marchman and Bridges responded
to questions from the committee.
03:14:00 PM  
Kathleen Curry, representing
Ute Water Conservancy District, Grand Valley Water Users Association, and
Orchard Mesa Irrigation District, testified in opposition to the bill.
Jennifer Burbey, representing Colorado Outfitters Association, testified
to amend the bill. Committee members commented on this testimony.
03:21:47 PM  
Mr. Steve Armstead,
representing the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, testified
in support of the bill. Dr. Adrian Carper, representing themself, testified
in support of the bill. Mr. Jim McGannon, representing Colorado Trout Unlimited,
testified in support of the bill. Ms. Sara Fraser, representing Environment
Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Armstead responded to committee
03:34:01 PM  
Dr. Margaret Gaddis, representing Colorado Native Plant Society, testified in support of the bill. Ms. MaryAnn Colley, representing Butterfly Pavilion, testified in support of the bill. David Klute, representing Colorado Parks and Wildlife, testified in support of the bill and read testimony from the Colorado Natural Heritage Program. Mr. Klute responded to questions from the committee.
03:49:46 PM  
Senators Marchman
and Bridges wrapped up their presentation of the bill. Committee members
discussed the bill with the sponsors.

Additional written
testimony on the bill is available as Attachment C.

03:54:09 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1117 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Marchman
Marchman Yes
Pelton B. No
Pelton R. No
Priola Yes
Simpson No
Danielson Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   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