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H_AGR_2016A 04/13/2016 11:37:33 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES

Date: 04/13/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 11:37 AM to 12:25 PM
Arndt
*
Becker J.
X
Place: HCR 0107
Brown
X
Buck
*
This Meeting was called to order by
Coram
X
Representative Vigil
Danielson
X
Dore
X
This Report was prepared by
Ginal
X
Meghan O'Connor
Lebsock
X
Mitsch Bush
X
Saine
X
Becker K.
X
Vigil
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB16-137

HB16-1313
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





11:38 AM -- SB 16-137



Representative Saine moved the bill to the Committee of the Whole, after a brief introduction from Representative Dore. Representative Dore, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-137, concerning a clarification of the authority of the Parks and Wildlife Commission to enter into an agreement with a private landowner. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Landowner Preference Program gives owners of agricultural land who make their property available for hunting the ability to apply for hinting licenses using a number of applications based on the acreage registered with the program. The bill clarifies that the preference program does not limit the CPW Commission from entering into an agreement with a private landowner for public hunting and fishing and from including the issuance of a hunting license in that agreement.

BILL: SB16-137
TIME: 11:39:10 AM
MOVED: Saine
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-137 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Dore
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Becker J.
Yes
Brown
Yes
Buck
Yes
Coram
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Dore
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Saine
Yes
Becker K.
Yes
Vigil
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



11:39 AM -- HB 16-1313



Representative Arndt and Representative Coram, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1313, concerning the authority of local government master plans to include policies to implement state water plan goals as a condition of development approvals. Representative Arndt distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The bill authorizes local governments to include goals specified in the state water plan in their master plans and to include policies to implement water conservation and other state water plan goals as a condition of development approval. Representative Arndt and Representative Coram responded to questions from the committee regarding the bill.



160413 AttachA.pdf160413 AttachA.pdf











The following persons testified on the bill:



11:53 AM --
Brandy Delange, Colorado Counties Inc., spoke in support of the bill.



11:59 AM --
Thomas Morris, Office of Legislative Legal Service, responded to questions from the committee regarding the authority of counties to incorporate water conservation goals in their master plans and other questions from the committee. Mr. Morris discussed the definition of inclusion, as it pertains to the bill.



12:07 PM --
Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League (CML), spoke about CML's position on the bill. Mr. Bommer stated that CML supports the bill, as it would be amended by Amendment L.001. He also responded to questions from the committee.



12:13 PM --
Susan Wood, American Planning Association, spoke in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



12:17 PM --
Tim Feehan, Deputy Director, Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB), stated that CWCB has a neutral position on the bill, but supports counties incorporating goals from the state water plan into their master plans.



12:20 PM --
Dianna Orf, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, spoke in opposition to the bill.

BILL: HB16-1313
TIME: 12:22:52 PM
MOVED: Arndt
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Coram
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: HB16-1313
TIME: 12:23:35 PM
MOVED: Arndt
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1313, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Becker J.
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



12:25 PM



The committee adjourned.




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