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EA509D756BF1E2A4872583DF00624ADC Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1218

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Apr 17, 2019      
Location SCR 357



HB19-1218 - Postponed Indefinitely


11:55:02 AM  
Senator Donovan presented House Bill 19-1218, which 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.
12:01:31 PM  
Representative Kathleen Curry, representing the Ute Water District, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to committee questions.
12:13:19 PM  
Becky Brooks, representing the Colorado Corn Growers Association and the Rio Grande Water Conservation District, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:15:16 PM  
Garin Vorthmann, representing the Colorado
Farm Bureau, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to committee
questions.
12:20:06 PM  
Joan Green Turner, representing the Water Rights Association of the South Platte, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:22:02 PM  
Bill Wombacher, representing the East Cherry Creek Valley Water and Sanitation District and the Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority, testified on the bill.
12:25:47 PM  
Chris Piper, representing Denver Water, testified in support of the bill.
12:30:29 PM  

Aaron Citron, representing The Nature Conservancy, testified in support of the bill.

12:32:26 PM  
Linda Bassi, representing the Colorado
Water Conservation Board, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Citron
responded to committee questions.  Senator Donovan requested that
the committee postpone the bill indefinitely and stated that the Water
Resources Review Committee would discuss this issue during the 2019 interim.


12:39:23 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1218 indefinitely.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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