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9FC24184F2BBD6EA87258B0700773D50 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB24-185

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, WATER & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Apr 22, 2024      
Location HCR 0107



SB24-185 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:42:26 PM  
Representative Amabile, bill sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 24-185. This bill requires an applicant for forced pooling to include an affidavit that declares ownership, or consent from ownership, of more than 45 percent of the mineral interests to be pooled. The affidavit must disclose if the applicant is relying on an unrecorded oil and gas lease, unrecorded memorandum of an oil gas lease, or unrecorded agreement. The bill also allows a mineral owner at least 60 days before the first noticed hearing date to file a protest of the application disputing the declaration in the affidavit.
03:48:04 PM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee.
03:48:15 PM  
Heather Stauffer, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill. Clear Creek County Commissioner George Marlin, representing Counties & Commissioners Acting Together, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Jean Lim, representing Counties & Commissioners Acting Together, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Phil Barber, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. David Hughes, representing Boulder County, testified in support of the bill. Mimi Larsen, representing Energy & Carbon Management Commission, Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill.
04:03:30 PM  
Mr. Jeffrey Moore, representing City of Aurora, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Dale Rademacher, representing City of Longmont, testified in support of the bill. Torie Jarvis, representing Northwest Colorado Council of Governments Water Quality/Quantity Committee, testified in support of the bill.
04:08:38 PM  
The bill sponsor gave closing comments on the bill.


04:12:09 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 24-185 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Amabile
Seconded Titone
Amabile Yes
Holtorf No
Lukens Yes
Lynch No
Martinez Yes
Marvin Yes
McLachlan Yes
Story Yes
Titone Yes
Velasco Yes
Winter T. No
Catlin No
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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