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H_RAA_2019A 01/17/2019 09:39:58 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date 01/17/2019
Attendance
Arndt X
Buck X
Buentello *
Catlin X
Lewis X
McCluskie X
McLachlan X
Pelton X
Titone X
Valdez D. X
Roberts X
Time 09:39:58 AM to 10:26:17 AM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Roberts
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HJR19-1005 Referred to the Full House
HB19-1026 Amended, referred to House Finance

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
09:40:00 AM

Representative Roberts welcomed the commitee.  A document from the Office of Legislative Legal Services was distributed [Attachment A].



HJR19-1005 - Referred to the Full House

09:40:49 AM  

Representative Roberts, bill sponsor, presented House Joint Resolution 19-1005.  The bill authorizes additions, modifications, and deletions to the Drinking Water Revolving Fund and the Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund project eligibility lists.

09:42:22 AM  
Representative Roberts responded to committee questions.
09:42:40 AM  

Mike Brod, Executive Director, Water Resources and Power Authority, testified in support of the bill.  Handouts were distributed to the committee [Attachments B, C, and D].

09:48:02 AM  
Mr. Brod responded to committee questions.
09:49:13 AM  
Chris Treese, representing the Colorado River Water Conservation District, testified in support of the bill.


09:52:00 AM
Motion Refer House Joint Resolution 19-1005 to the Full House
Moved Roberts
Seconded Arndt
Arndt Yes
Buck Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis Yes
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1026 - Amended, referred to House Finance


09:59:46 AM  

Representatives Catlin and McCluskie presented House Bill 19-1026 to the committee.  The bill increases fine amounts and changes the disposition of fine revenue for violations related to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

09:59:47 AM  

Doug Vilsack, representing the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Vilsack responded to committee questions.

10:01:17 AM  

Heather Dugan, representing Colorado Parks and Wildlife, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Dugan responded to committee questions.

10:11:51 AM  
Ivan James, representing Colorado Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, testified in support of the bill.
10:15:35 AM  
Suzanne O'Neill, representing the Colorado Wildlife Federation,
testified in support of the bill.
10:17:00 AM  

Dan Gates, representing Colorado for Responsible Wildlife Management, testified in support of the bill.

10:17:50 AM  

Representaive McCluskie distributed and explained Amendment L.001 [Attachment E].



10:19:29 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved McCluskie
Seconded Roberts
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
10:19:30 AM  

Representatives Catlin and McCluskie made concluding remarks.

10:20:28 AM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


10:26:00 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1026, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Catlin
Seconded McCluskie
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


10:26:17 AM   The committee adjourned.