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H_AGR_2016A 02/29/2016 01:30:56 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES

Date: 02/29/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:30 PM to 02:15 PM
Arndt
X
Becker J.
X
Place: HCR 0107
Brown
X
Buck
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Coram
X
Representative Vigil
Danielson
X
Dore
*
This Report was prepared by
Ginal
X
Meghan O'Connor
Lebsock
*
Mitsch Bush
X
Saine
*
Becker K.
*
Vigil
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1173

HB16-1255
Referred to Appropriations

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:31 PM -- HB 16-1173



Representative Mitsch Bush, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1173, concerning the continuation of the vessel registration program. The bill implements the recommendation of the 2015 sunset review for the Vessel Registration Program conducted by the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) to continue the registration and regulation of vessels program by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). The bill removes the program from the sunset schedule and clarifies that the identification number refers to the hill identification number. The sunset hearing regarding the DORA sunset report on the vessel registration program was held on January 25, 2016.



01:33 PM --
Chris Wallers, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, stated that he was available to answer questions. Mr. Wallers explained the vessel registration program and discussed aspects of the program.





01:37 PM



Representative Mitsch Bush concluded her comments on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1173
TIME: 01:37:53 PM
MOVED: Mitsch Bush
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1173 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Brown
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Becker J.
Yes
Brown
Yes
Buck
No
Coram
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Dore
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Saine
No
Becker K.
Yes
Vigil
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



01:39 PM -- HB 16-1255



Representatives Coram and Vigil, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1255, concerning additional methods to manage forests to secure favorable conditions for water supply. The bill directs the Colorado State Forest Service (CFS) to conduct demonstration pilot projects to implement forest management treatments that improve forest health and resilience, supply forest products to Colorado businesses, and target a Colorado Watershed. Representatives Coram and Vigil responded to questions from the committee.



01:47 PM



Written testimony from Karla Shriver, Pro-Mountain Farms and Rio Grande County Commissioner, was distributed to the committee (Attachment A). The following persons testified on the bill:



160229 AttachA.pdf160229 AttachA.pdf



01:47 PM --
Lyle Laverty, Society of American Foresters, spoke in support of the bill. Mr. Laverty responded to questions from the committee.













01:55 PM



Following a motion by Representative Saine to refer the bill to the Committee of the Whole without any further testimony, the Chair asked the witnesses present if they would be willing to forgo their time. The committee requested that a representative from the Colorado State Forest Service approach to answer questions.



02:00 PM --
Mike Lester, Colorado State Forest Service, responded to questions from the committee regarding the bill.



02:09 PM



Representative Vigil distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment B).



160229 AttachB.pdf160229 AttachB.pdf

BILL: HB16-1255
TIME: 02:09:45 PM
MOVED: Vigil
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Danielson
VOTE
Arndt
Becker J.
Brown
Buck
Coram
Danielson
Dore
Ginal
Lebsock
Mitsch Bush
Saine
Becker K.
Vigil
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB16-1255
TIME: 02:10:19 PM
MOVED: Vigil
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1255, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0.
SECONDED: Saine
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Becker J.
Yes
Brown
Yes
Buck
Yes
Coram
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Dore
Excused
Ginal
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Saine
Yes
Becker K.
Yes
Vigil
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:15 PM



The committee adjourned.




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