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h_hie_2018a_2018-02-01t13:37:34z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1071

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
Date Feb 1, 2018      
Location RM 271



HB18-1071 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


05:43:14 PM  
The committee took a short recess.
06:03:11 PM  
Representative Ginal called the meeting back to order.
06:03:25 PM  

Representative Salazar, bill sponsor, explained House Bill 18-1071 to the committee.  The bill concerns regulating oil and gas operations to protect public safety.  

06:11:07 PM  

Representative Salazar responded to questions concerning the fiscal note and future cost of the bill, the legality of the bill, and federal regulations on the oil and gas industry. 

06:17:51 PM  

Josh Abrams, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to explain the fiscal note.

06:19:45 PM  

Mr. Abrams responded to committee questions.  Committee discussion ensued.

06:25:36 PM  

Representative Salazar and Mr. Abrams responded to question from the committee.  Committee discussion ensued.

06:28:05 PM  

Committee discussion continued concerning the legality of the bill pending the Matinez V. Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission case.

06:33:12 PM  

The public testimony phase commenced.  Witness documents were distributed to the committee [Attachments E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O]. 

06:35:23 PM  

Josh Zygielbaum, representing Thornton City Council, testified in support of the bill.

06:37:00 PM  

Laurie Anderson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:41:00 PM  

Andrew Forbes Gudrurdson, representing Citizens for a Healthy Community, testified in support of the bill.

06:44:15 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
06:56:12 PM  

Terese Gilbert, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

07:03:20 PM  

Patricia Nelson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

07:12:08 PM  

Committee discussion ensued concerning current regulations on the oil and gas industry.

07:18:32 PM  

Andrew Romano, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

07:21:38 PM  

Laura Harris, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

07:24:40 PM  

Doug Henderson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

07:28:45 PM  

Heidi Henkel, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

07:32:06 PM  

Ellen Lewis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

07:38:56 PM  

America Sherwood, representing the League of Women Voters, testified in support of the bill.

07:43:00 PM  

Charles Buckman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

07:45:32 PM  

Gabriel McArthur, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

07:48:11 PM  

Pat Califana, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

07:49:09 PM  

Steve Douglas, Commerce City Council, representing his constituents,  testified in support of the bill.

07:52:57 PM  

Jeri Shepherd, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

07:56:23 PM  

Lillian Kraemer, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

07:58:41 PM  

Barbara Mills Bria, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

08:02:12 PM  

Barb Binder, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

08:09:14 PM  

Kim Sayers, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

08:12:33 PM  

Andrew O'Connor, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

08:18:20 PM  

Evan Ravitz, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

08:20:08 PM  

Derek Malmgren, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

08:22:39 PM  

Anita Lynch, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

08:24:53 PM  

Tanya Bucher, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

08:26:41 PM  

Jacob Foreman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

08:32:18 PM  
Shaina Oliver, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
08:34:30 PM  

Kathy Swan-Bogard, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

08:38:14 PM  
Kevin Quin, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
08:41:03 PM  

Kristi Douglas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

08:45:41 PM  

Cristen Logan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

08:49:16 PM  

Sudakshine Pieray, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

08:52:13 PM  
Representative Salazar read a letter from Miguel Ceballos, a constituent, in support of the bill.
08:55:36 PM  

Scott Prestidge, representing the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

08:58:29 PM  

Julia Rhine, representing the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

08:59:17 PM  

Brett Moore, representing the Colorado Alliance on Mineral and Royalty Owners, testified in opposition to the bill.

09:01:50 PM  

Mr. Prestidge, Mr. Moore, and Ms. Rhine responded to committee questions concerning current regulations, location of drilling operations, effects of this bill on the industry, and the legality of the bill.  Committee discussion ensued.

09:20:35 PM  

Tracee Bentlay, representing the Colorado Petroleum Council, testified in opposition to the bill. 

09:24:10 PM  

Jim Martin, representing the Colorado Petroleum Council, testified in opposition to the bill.

09:26:33 PM  
Mr. Martin and Ms. Bentlay responded to committee questions.
09:34:13 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
09:42:32 PM  

Committee discussion continued. 

09:45:24 PM  
Representative Salazar responded to committee
questions.    
09:52:51 PM  

Representative Salazar made closing remarks.

09:56:12 PM  

Committee members made closing remarks.



10:20:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1071 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Jackson
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias No
Humphrey No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf No
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Roberts Yes
Wilson No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS