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6E7B3830F49EFF1987258397007372F2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1113

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date Feb 4, 2019      
Location Old State Library



HB19-1113 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:01:04 PM  

Representatives Roberts and McLachlan, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1113.  The bill changes how water quality treatment is addressed in mine reclamation plans and how mining operators can provide proof of financial responsibility.  Documents were distributed [Attachments E and F].  

02:11:01 PM  

Representative Roberts distributed and discussed amendment L.001 [Attachment G].

02:11:41 PM  
Representative Roberts and McLachlan responded to committee questions.
02:12:16 PM  

Cindy Medina, representing Alamosa Riverkeeper, testified remotely from Adams State University in support of the bill.

02:18:52 PM  

Erin Riccio read the testimony of Yurstead Farms in Montrose, Colorado in support of the bill.

02:20:45 PM  

Janet Johnson, representing herself, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University in support of the bill.

02:22:23 PM  

John Clark, Mayor of Ridgeway, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University in support of the bill.

02:28:29 PM  

Mark Waltermire, representing the Valley Organic Growers Association, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University in support of the bill.

02:29:28 PM  

Tom McNamara, representing himself, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University in support of the bill.

02:31:44 PM  

Pete Ashman, representing Grand Valley Anglers, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University in support of the bill.

02:34:33 PM  

Julie Westendorff, representing La Plata County, testified remotely from Fort Lewis College in support of the bill.

02:39:35 PM  

Liane Jollon, representing San Juan Basin Public Health, testified remotely from Fort Lewis College in support of the bill.

02:43:16 PM  

Richard White, representing the City of Durango, testified remotely from Fort Lewis College in support of the bill.

02:46:28 PM  

Scott Fetchenhier, representing San Juan Country, testified remotely from Fort Lewis College in support of the bill.

02:51:05 PM  

James Wilkes, representing Mountain Water Rafting, testified remotely from Fort Lewis College in support of the bill.

02:52:46 PM  
John McClow, representing the Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.
02:55:56 PM  

Bruce Whitehead, representing the Southwestern Water Conservation District, testified in support of the bill.

02:57:32 PM  
Emily Hornbach, representing the Western Colorado Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
03:00:57 PM  
Kirby Hughes, representing the Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
03:03:18 PM  

Jeff Parsons, representing the Western Mining Action Project, testified in support of the bill.

03:07:36 PM  
Bennet Boeschenstein, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:09:43 PM  
Ginny Brannon, representing the Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill.
03:12:33 PM  

Richard Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:14:08 PM  

Brandy DeLange, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.

03:15:41 PM  
Stan Dempsey, representing the Colorado
Mining Association, testified on the bill.  
03:16:56 PM  
Ian Roche, representing the Gunnison County Commission, testified in support of the bill.
03:21:54 PM  

Jen Boulton, representing Audubon Rockies and Colorado Trout Unlimited, testified in support of the bill.

03:28:40 PM  
Mr. Dempsey responded to committee questions.
03:32:03 PM  
Zane Kessler, representing the Colorado River District, testified in support of the bill.
03:35:40 PM  
Mr. Kessler responded to committee questions.
03:36:58 PM  
Luke Danielson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.


03:41:34 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment G].
Moved Roberts
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt
Buck
Buentello
Catlin
Lewis
McCluskie
McLachlan
Pelton
Titone
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:41:35 PM  
Representatives McLachlan and Roberts made closing remarks.
03:46:19 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


03:49:19 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1113, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Roberts
Seconded McLachlan
Arndt Yes
Buck No
Buentello Yes
Catlin No
Lewis No
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton No
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS