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H_RAA_2019A 01/28/2019 01:32:23 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date 01/28/2019
Attendance
Arndt X
Buck X
Buentello X
Catlin X
Lewis X
McCluskie X
McLachlan *
Pelton X
Titone *
Valdez D. X
Roberts X
Time 01:32:23 PM to 04:23:25 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Roberts
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1047 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1080 Committee Discussion Only
HB19-1088 Amended, referred to House Finance
HB19-1082 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:32:26 PM

Representative Roberts called the meeting to order.



HB19-1047 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:32:37 PM  

Representative Buentello, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1047 to the committee.  The bill allows metropolitan districts to use sales tax revenue to pay for fire protection services.

01:34:04 PM  
Harley Gifford, representing Pueblo West Metro, testified in support of the bill.
01:36:48 PM  
Brian Caserta, representing Pueblo West Metro, testified in support of the bill.
01:37:21 PM  
Mr. Gifford and Mr. Caserta responded to committee questions.
01:49:35 PM  

Dennis Eulberg, representing Colorado Professional Fire Fighters, testified in support of the bill.

01:50:21 PM  

Michael Valdez, representing the Special District Association, testified in support of the bill.

01:51:19 PM  
Liz Peetz, representing the Colorado Association of Realtors, testified in support of the bill.
01:52:28 PM  
Mr. Valdez and Mr. Eulberg responded to committee questions.
01:58:16 PM  

Brendon Reese, Department of Revenue, came to the table for questions only and responded to committee questions.

02:01:51 PM  
Mr. Gifford returned to the table to respond to committee questions.
02:04:29 PM  

Representative Roberts closed witness testimony.

02:07:38 PM  
Committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


02:08:45 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1047 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buentello
Seconded Arndt
Arndt Yes
Buck No
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis No
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1080 - Committee Discussion Only


02:09:08 PM  
Representative Roberts put the committee in a short recess.
02:11:59 PM  

Representative Roberts called the committee back to order.

02:12:09 PM  

Representative Bockenfeld, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1080.  The bill allows Colorado residents who are first responders with an occupational disability to get a free lifetime resident small game hunting and fishing license, a Columbine pass, and to participate in any application property tax work-off programs.

02:14:24 PM  

Representative Bockenfeld responded to committee questions concerning the types of disabilities that would qualify.

02:15:56 PM  
Bill Holder, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:23:20 PM  
Jana Holder, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:32:44 PM  
Chris Darlow, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:34:11 PM  

Doug Vilsack, Department of Natural Resources, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.

02:41:00 PM  
Mr. Vilsack responded to committee questions.
02:45:58 PM  
Representative Bockenfeld responded to committee questions.
02:47:10 PM  
Pierce Lively, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions.
02:52:13 PM  
Mr. Vilsack continued to respond to committee questions.
02:52:43 PM  

Representative Roberts closed witness testimony and laid the bill over for action only at a later date.



HB19-1088 - Amended, referred to House Finance


02:56:35 PM  

Representative Buck, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1088.  The bill extends the income tax credit for health care preceptors working the health care professional shortage areas through 2024.  A document was distributed to the committee [Attachment A].

02:59:42 PM  

Kelly Erb, representing the Colorado Rural Health Center, testified in support of the bill.

03:02:23 PM  

Sara Leahy, representing the Colorado Rural Health Center, testified in support of the bill.

03:04:43 PM  
Ms. Erb responded to committee questions.
03:05:50 PM  
Dr. Mark Deutchman, representing the University of Colorado School of Medicine, testified in support of the bill.
03:08:50 PM  

Alec Kerins, student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, testified in support of the bill.

03:11:38 PM  
Dr. Deutchman responded to committee questions.
03:14:07 PM  
Amendment L.001 was distributed [Attachment B].  Brendon
Reese, Department of Revenue, came to the table to explain the amendment.
03:15:52 PM  

Representative Roberts closed witness testimony.



03:16:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment B].
Moved Buck
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
03:16:59 PM  

Members commented on the bill.



03:18:07 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1088, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Buck
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt Yes
Buck Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Excused
Lewis Yes
McCluskie Excused
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1082 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:19:28 PM  
Representative Roberts put the committee in a brief recess.
03:35:50 PM  

Representative Roberts called the meeting back to order.

03:39:15 PM  
Representatives Catlin and D. Valdez, co-prime
sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1082.  The bill clarifies that water
right easement holders are entitled to maintain, repair, and improve their
easement.  Amendment L.001 was distributed [Attachment C].  
03:40:45 PM  

Representative Catlin responded to committee questions concerning private property and water rights.

03:56:10 PM  
Brett Moore, representing the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts, testified in support of the bill.
03:57:21 PM  

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

04:05:06 PM  

Zane Kessler, representing Colorado River Districts and Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Kessler responded to committee questions.

04:08:12 PM  
Representative Roberts closed witness testimony.
04:08:28 PM  
Pierce Lively, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions.


04:14:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment C].
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Pelton
Arndt Yes
Buck No
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis No
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
04:14:07 PM  
Committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


04:23:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1082, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Pelton
Arndt Yes
Buck No
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis No
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:23:25 PM   The committee adjourned.