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F6CFB73FBEE94DA0872583D6006CD009 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1271

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date Apr 8, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



HB19-1271 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:48:32 PM  

Representative Arndt, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1271.  The bill clarifies the authority of the Colorado Water Conservation Board to augment stream flows with water that has been previously decreed for augmentation.

01:51:57 PM  
Representative Arndt distributed and discussed amendments L.001, L.002, and L.003 [Attachments B, C, and D].
01:53:34 PM  

Pat Ratliff, representing the South Metro Water Supply Authority, testified on the bill.

01:55:23 PM  

Bill Wombacher, representing East Cherry Creek Valley Water, testified on the bill.

01:56:41 PM  
Chris Piper, representing Denver Water, testified on the bill.
02:00:26 PM  
Ms. Ratliff, Mr. Piper, and Mr. Wombacher responded to committee questions.
02:17:55 PM  
Eric Potyondy, representing the City of Fort Collins, testified in support of the bill.
02:28:58 PM  

Kate Ryan, representing the Colorado Water Trust, testified in support of the bill.

02:29:21 PM  
Zane Kessler, representing the Colorado River Conservation District, testified in support of the bill.
02:34:39 PM  
Mr. Kessler, Ms. Ryan, and Mr. Potyondy responded to committee questions.
02:36:49 PM  
Linda Bassi, representing the Colorado Water Conservation Board, testified in support of the bill.
02:49:24 PM  
Steve Sims, representing Aurora Water, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:25 PM  

David Taussig, representing the City of Thornton, testified in support of the bill.

02:53:04 PM  
Mr. Sims, Mr. Taussig, and Ms. Bassi responded to committee questions.


03:06:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment B].
Moved Arndt
Seconded Buck
Arndt
Buck
Catlin
Exum
McCluskie
McLachlan
Mullica
Pelton
Williams D.
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:06:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment C].
Moved Arndt
Seconded McCluskie
Arndt
Buck
Catlin
Exum
McCluskie
McLachlan
Mullica
Pelton
Williams D.
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:06:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 [Attachment D].
Moved Arndt
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt
Buck
Catlin
Exum
McCluskie
McLachlan
Mullica
Pelton
Williams D.
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:06:55 PM  
Representative Arndt made closing remarks. Committee members commented on the bill.


03:09:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1271, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Arndt
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt Yes
Buck No
Catlin No
Exum Yes
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton No
Williams D. No
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS