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DDEEEE99E2874ADB8725882B0076166D Hearing Summary


Date Apr 21, 2022      
Location HCR 0107

HB22-1379 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

03:29:51 PM  

The committee took a brief recess.

03:29:52 PM  

The committee came back to order.

03:32:02 PM  

Representative McCormick, bill co-prime sponsor, introduced HB22-1379. The bill makes the following transfers totaling $20.0 million from the Economic Recovery and Relief Cash Fund:

  • $3.0 million to the Healthy Forests and Vibrant Communities Fund in the Colorado State Forest Service to support wildfire risk mitigation and watershed resilience;
  • $2.0 million to the Wildfire Mitigation Capacity Development Fund in the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for wildfire mitigation and fuel reduction projects; and
  • $15.0 million to the Colorado Water Conservation Board Construction Fund in the DNR for watershed restoration and flood mitigation project grants, administering the grant program, and to provide grants and assistance in applying for grants to local governments.

Expenditures from the funds must adhere to the relevant compliance, reporting, record-keeping, and program evaluation requirements established by the Office of State Planning and Budgeting and the State Controller.

03:35:40 PM  
Scott Sergerstrom,
representing Colorado Youth Corps Association, testified in support of
the bill. Mr. Josh Kuhn, representing Conservation Colorado, testified
in support of the bill.  Ben Tisdel, representing Counties and Commissioners
Acting Together (CCAT), testified in a neutral position on the bill.  Mr.
Matt Jones, representing CCAT and Boulder County, testified in support
of the bill.  The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:53:42 PM  
Kelly Romero-Heaney, representing Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Esther Vincent, representing Northern Water, testified to amend the bill. Commissioner Richard Cimino, representing Grand County, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Sean Chambers, representing City of Greeley and Cameron Peak Wildfire Recovery Collaborators, testified in support of the bill. Commissioner Cimino and Ms. Romero-Heaney responded to questions from the committee.
04:15:59 PM  

Representative McCormick introduced and discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment C).

04:16:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved McCormick
Seconded Valdez D.
Valdez D.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:16:34 PM  
Representative McCormick and Representative Catlin gave final comments on the bill.

04:20:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1379, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Catlin
Seconded McCormick
Holtorf Yes
Lindsay Yes
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Roberts Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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