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h_fin_2018a_2018-04-30t13:34:21z8 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-167

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Apr 30, 2018      
Location LSB A



SB18-167 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


04:20:30 PM  
Representatives Winter and Saine, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-167, which creates the Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission in the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. It also creates two case funds and makes a variety of changes to the state's excavation laws.
04:27:50 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
04:30:11 PM  
Mr. Brad Vitale, representing Xcel Energy, testified in support of the bill.
04:31:27 PM  
Mr. Ray Swerdfeger, representing K.R. Swerdfeger Construction, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Vitale made additional comments.
04:35:03 PM  
Mr. Vitale responded to committee questions. Representatives Saine and Winter also responded to questions.
04:40:56 PM  
Mr. Dick Brown, representing the Pikes Peak Regional Water Authority, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:47:17 PM  
Ms. Donna Brosemer, representing Greeley Water, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:51:57 PM  
Mr. Brown and Ms. Brosemer responded to a committee question.
04:55:38 PM  
Mr. Chris Piper, representing Denver Water, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:58:14 PM  
Ms. Marena Lertch, representing the City of Aurora Water, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:01:22 PM  
Ms. Lertch responded to a committee question.
05:02:48 PM  
Mr. Andrew Silvest, representing the American Council of Engineering Companies Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:05:23 PM  
Mr. Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
05:06:54 PM  
Ms. Pat Ratliff, representing South Metro Water Supply Authority, testified in favor of amending the bill. Ms. Ratliff distributed information about tier 1 and tier 2 water providers [Attachment K].
05:09:46 PM  
Mr. Evan Goulding, representing the Special District Association, testified in favor of amending the bill.
05:12:20 PM  
Ms. Ratliff responded to committee questions.
05:14:32 PM  
Mr. Mannie Colen, representing the Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:19:39 PM  
Mr. Chad Vorthmann, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.
05:21:03 PM  
Mr. Jeff Kahn, representing the Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:26:42 PM  
Committee members received amendment L.019 [Attachment L].


05:28:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.019 [Attachment L].
Moved Herod
Seconded Gray
Beckman
Benavidez
Covarrubias
Gray
Herod
Kennedy
Lawrence
Michaelson Jenet
Sandridge
Thurlow
Van Winkle
Foote
Pabon
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:31:07 PM  
The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.


05:37:03 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-167, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gray
Seconded Pabon
Beckman Yes
Benavidez No
Covarrubias Yes
Gray Yes
Herod Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lawrence Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Sandridge Yes
Thurlow Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Foote No
Pabon Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS