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H_AGR_2016A 05/09/2016 02:06:47 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES

Date: 05/09/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 02:06 PM to 02:32 PM
Arndt
X
Becker J.
X
Place: HCR 0107
Brown
*
Buck
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Coram
X
Representative Vigil
Danielson
X
Dore
X
This Report was prepared by
Ginal
*
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:
SB16-003 Referred to Appropriations



02:07 PM -- SB 16-003



Representative KC Becker, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-003, concerning increased methods to reduce wildfire risk. The bill, recommended by the Wildfire Matters Review Committee, adds broadcast burning to the types of projects and methods for which the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) may award grants from the Wildfire Risk Reduction Cash Fund, and authorizes the transfer of a total of $3.0 million into the cash fund ($1.5 million from the General Fund and $1.5 million from the Severance Tax Operational Fund.



The following persons testified on the bill:



02:10 PM --
Joe Duda, Colorado State Forest Service, spoke in support of the bill and discussed wildfire risk in the state.



02:12 PM --
Ronal Larson, Colorado Renewable Energy Society, spoke in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



02:17 PM --
Madeleine West, Assistant Director of Parks, Wildlife, and Lands within the Department of Natural Resources, spoke in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



02:26 PM --
Heather Stuaffer, Denver Water, spoke in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



02:29 PM --
Meghan Dollar, Colorado Municipal League, spoke in support of the bill.











02:30 PM



Representative Becker made concluding comments on the bill.

BILL: SB16-003
TIME: 02:31:38 PM
MOVED: Becker K.
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-003 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Danielson
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



02:32 PM



The committee adjourned.




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