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H_RAA_2019A 01/14/2019 01:30:55 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date 01/14/2019
Attendance
Arndt X
Buck X
Buentello X
Catlin X
Lewis X
McCluskie X
McLachlan X
Pelton X
Titone X
Valdez D. X
Roberts X
Time 01:30:55 PM to 02:31:02 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Roberts
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1015 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1029 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB19-1015 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:31:40 PM  

Representative Arndt, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1015 to the committee.  The bill recreates the Colorado Water Institute and its advisory board, which were automatically repealed July 1, 2017.  A handout was distributed [Attachment B].

01:33:33 PM  

Representative Arndt explained and distributed Amendment L.002 [Attachment C].

01:34:58 PM  
Dr. Reagan Waskon, representing the Colorado
Water Institute, testified in support of the bill.
01:36:57 PM  
Dr. Waskon responded to committee questions.
01:38:34 PM  

Shelby Ross, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions.

01:43:47 PM  
Dr. Waskon continued to respond to committee questions.
01:44:22 PM  

Doug Kemper, representing Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.

01:48:19 PM  
Mr. Kemper responded to committee questions.
01:50:27 PM  

Representative Roberts closed witness testimony.



01:52:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Arndt
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt Yes
Buck Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis No
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:52:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1015, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Arndt
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt Yes
Buck Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis No
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



01:30:58 PM

Representative Roberts, committee chair, welcomed the committee and reviewed the day's order of business.  A handout was distributed [Attachment A].



HB19-1029 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:53:07 PM  

Representative Arndt, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1029 to the committee.  The bill adjusts the boundaries of the Republican River Water Conservation District and changes the meeting schedule of the district board.  Amendment L.001 was distributed [Attachment D]. 

01:54:47 PM  
Representative Arndt responded to committee questions concerning the new boundaries.
01:58:19 PM  
David Robbins, representing the Republican River Conservation District, testified in support of the bill.
01:59:12 PM  
Mr. Robbins responded to committee questions.
02:09:18 PM  

Becky Brooks, representing the Colorado Corn Growers Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:20:01 PM  
John Buchanan, representing the East Cheyenne Ground Water Management District, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:22:37 PM  
Mr. Buchanan responded to committee questions.
02:27:24 PM  

Representative Roberts closed witness testimony.

02:27:37 PM  

Representative Arndt discussed Amendment L.001.



02:28:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Arndt
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt
Buck
Buentello
Catlin
Lewis
McCluskie
McLachlan
Pelton
Titone
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:28:48 PM  

Representative Arndt gave concluding remarks on the bill.



02:30:36 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1029, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Arndt
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt Yes
Buck No
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis No
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton No
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:31:02 PM   The committee adjourned.