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h_agr_2018a_2018-03-12t13:35:38z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-002

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Mar 12, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



SB18-002 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:35:52 PM  

Speaker Duran and Majority Leader Becker, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-002, cocnering the financing of broadband development.  Testimony was taken on Monday, March 5, 2018.  Speaker Duran distributed and discussed Amendment L.039 [Attachment A], which makes several changes to the reengrossed bill.

01:38:24 PM  

Majority Leader Becker distributed and discussed L.049 [Attachment B], which adds language to require that projects with federal funds subject to the right of first refusal must be completed within 24 months after the date that the applicant filed the application and adds additional language requiring that incumbents that receive federal funds file an affidavit that the build out will be completed within 24 months and demonstrate that the unserved addresses meet the minimum speed requirements.



01:38:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.039
Moved Esgar
Seconded Jackson
Becker J.
Buck
Catlin
Danielson
Hansen
Jackson
Lewis
McKean
Roberts
Saine Excused
Valdez
Esgar
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:39:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.049
Moved Esgar
Seconded Jackson
Becker J.
Buck
Catlin
Danielson
Hansen
Jackson
Lewis
McKean
Roberts
Saine Excused
Valdez
Esgar
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:42:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.047
Moved Esgar
Seconded Jackson
Becker J.
Buck
Catlin
Danielson
Hansen
Jackson
Lewis
McKean
Roberts
Saine Excused
Valdez
Esgar
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:42:03 PM  

Majority Leader Becker distributed and discussed Amendment L.047 [Attachment C].  The Majority Leader stated that in order to avoid a settled question with previous amendments, the amendment should be moved with lines 5,6, and 15 severed.

01:42:06 PM  

Speaker Duran distrbuted and discussed L.041 [Attachment D], which makes changes to the bill, including clarifying that payments from the high cost support mechanism fund will be distributed quarterly.



01:44:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.041
Moved Esgar
Seconded Valdez
Becker J.
Buck
Catlin
Danielson
Hansen
Jackson
Lewis
McKean
Roberts
Saine Excused
Valdez
Esgar
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:44:10 PM  

Majority Leader Becker distributed and discussed Amendment L.042 [Attachment E], which makes several changes to the bill.



01:45:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.042
Moved Esgar
Seconded Danielson
Becker J.
Buck
Catlin
Danielson
Hansen
Jackson
Lewis
McKean
Roberts
Saine Excused
Valdez
Esgar
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:45:20 PM  

Representative Hansen distributed and moved L.050 [Attachment F]. The bill sponsors responded to questions regarding the amendment and committee discussion ensued.



01:48:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.050
Moved Hansen
Seconded Esgar
Becker J.
Buck
Catlin
Danielson
Hansen
Jackson
Lewis
McKean
Roberts
Saine Excused
Valdez
Esgar
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:49:30 PM  

Representative Buck distributed and discussed Amendment L.037. [Attachment G]. Rep. Buck moved the amendment, and committee discussion ensued. The chair ruled that the amendment was out of order, as it amended sections of the bill previously amended by Amendment L.041 (House Rule 34 (a)).

01:53:21 PM  

Committee discussion ensued and the sponsors mande closing comments regarding the bill.

01:56:27 PM  
The committee recessed.
01:59:06 PM  
The committee came back to order.


01:59:45 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-002, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Esgar
Seconded Valdez
Becker J. Excused
Buck No
Catlin Yes
Danielson Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lewis Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine Excused
Valdez Yes
Esgar Yes
Arndt Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS