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7FD3A2D676699C3B872583C8006B5FE5 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1218

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date Mar 25, 2019      
Location HCR 0112



HB19-1218 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:32:54 PM  
Representative Roberts, prime bill sponsor,
presented House Bill 19-1218.  This bill expands the number of years
within a ten-year period that water loaned for instream flow purposes may
be exercised from three years to five years and allows a loan to be renewed
for up to two additional ten-year periods.
01:36:18 PM  
Representative Roberts responded to questions from the committee.
01:37:29 PM  
Drew Peternell, representing Trout Unlimited,
testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
A).
01:42:48 PM  
Josh Kuhn, representing Conservation Colorado,
testified in support of the bill.
01:46:19 PM  
Beau Kiklis read the testimony of David
Dragoo, who testified in support of the bill.  

01:49:04 PM  
Julie McKenna, representing Northern Water, testified in support of the bill.
01:50:47 PM  
Mr. Peternell, Ms. McKenna and Mr. Kuhn
responded to questions from the committee.
02:06:08 PM  
Linda Bassi, representing the Colorado
Department of Natural Resources (DNR), testified in support of the bill.
02:07:29 PM  
Ms. Bassi responded to questions from the
committee.  Kevin Rein, representing DNR, came to the table to respond
to questions from the committee.  
02:36:07 PM  
Kathleen Curry, representing the Ute Water
Conservation District, testified against the bill.
02:38:34 PM  
Garin Vorthmann, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified against the bill.
02:40:03 PM  
Terry Faukhauser, Executive Vice President
of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association, testified against the bill.
02:43:54 PM  
Bill Wombacher, representing the East Cherry
Creek Valley Water and Sanitation District, testified against the bill.
02:49:02 PM  
Mr. Wombacher, Mr. Faukhauser, Ms. Vorthmann,
and Ms. Curry responded to questions from the committee.
03:03:39 PM  
Karen Kalarity, representing herself, testified against the bill.
03:07:52 PM  
Chris Piper, representing Denver Water, testified on the bill.
03:09:31 PM  
Zane Kessler, representing the Colorado
River District, testified on the bill.
03:12:27 PM  
Aaron Citron, representing The Nature Conservancy,
testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
B).
03:19:38 PM  
Mr. Citron and Mr. Kessler responded to questions from the committee.
03:30:08 PM  
Ms. Bassi came to the table and responded
to questions from the committee.


03:32:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Sirota
Seconded Hooton
Catlin
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:33:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D).
Moved Sirota
Seconded Weissman
Catlin
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:33:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E).
Moved Weissman
Seconded Sirota
Catlin
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:33:41 PM  
Representative Roberts made concluding remarks.
03:36:23 PM  
Committee members made concluding remarks.


03:46:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1218, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Froelich
Seconded Sirota
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Landgraf No
Liston No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS