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h_agr_2017a_2017-03-15t09:50:36z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/15/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1008



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without o

Refer House Bill 17-1008, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







09:51 AM -- HB 17-1008



Representative Arndt, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1008, concerning an exemption from the Water Quality Control Commission's graywater control regulations for graywater used for the purpose of scientific research involving human subjects. Representative Arndt distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment A) and an unofficial preamended version of the bill (Attachment B). The bill, recommended by the Water Resources Review Committee, authorizes the use of graywater for scientific research involving human subjects and sets minimum requirements for conducting such research. The research must be conducted on behalf of an educational institution and does not need to comply with existing Water Quality Control Commission regulations.



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09:57 AM --
Greg Fisher, Denver Water, spoke in support of the bill. Mr. Fisher discussed Amendment L.001, which expands the types of institutions who can conduct the research to a water utility or a public or private entity that a water utility or institution of higher education contracts with to conduct graywater research on the utility's or institution's behalf. The amendment also clarifies that an entity conducting the research may treat graywater while conducting the research and makes changes to the title, specifying that the research applies to human exposure. Mr. Fisher responded to questions from the committee.



10:11 AM --
Michael Nicoletti, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), stated that CDPHE is neutral on the bill and that he and Nicole Rowan are available for questions.



10:12 AM --
Nicole Rowan, Clean Water Program CDPHE, responded to questions from the committee regarding Water Quality Control Commission rules regarding graywater research and how other states are researching the use of graywater.



10:19 AM



Mr. Nicoletti and Ms. Rowan continued to respond to questions from the committee about current graywater regulations and the Water Quality Control Commission regulations and CDPHE's role in graywater research. Committee discussion ensued.



10:26 AM



Jennifer Berman, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee regarding current state statutes concerning graywater regulation.



10:30 AM --
Rhiannon Gallagher, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.



10:35 AM --
Theresa Connely, Conservation Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.



10:36 AM --
Emily Brummit, Colorado Water Congress, spoke in support of the bill.



10:38 AM



BILL: HB17-1008
TIME: 10:39:32 AM
MOVED: Arndt
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Buck
VOTE
Becker J.
Excused
Buck
Danielson
Esgar
Hansen
Lebsock
Lewis
McKean
Saine
Excused
Valdez
Willett
Mitsch Bush
Arndt
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1008
TIME: 10:39:53 AM
MOVED: Arndt
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1008, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Lebsock
VOTE
Becker J.
Excused
Buck
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Hansen
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Lewis
Yes
McKean
Yes
Saine
Excused
Valdez
Yes
Willett
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Arndt
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







10:41 AM



The committee adjourned.










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