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H_RAA_2019A 03/14/2019 11:31:11 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date 03/14/2019
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 11:31:11 AM to 01:03:53 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Roberts
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1006 Lay Over

11:31:12 AM
Representative Roberts called the meeting
to order.



HB19-1006 - Lay Over


11:31:25 AM  

Representatives Carver and McLachlan, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1006.  The bill concerns measures to mitigate the effects of wildfires within wildland-urban interface areas and creates a state grant program to promote forest management fuels reduction projects in such areas.  Amendment L.001 was distributed [Attachment A].

11:35:27 AM  
Representatives Carver and McLachlan responded to committee questions.
11:40:38 AM  

Mike Lester, Director of the Colorado State Forest Service, testified on the bill.

11:47:14 AM  
Aaron Citron, representing The Nature Conservancy, testified in support of the bill.
11:49:36 AM  
Chris Piper, representing Denver Water, testified in support of the bill.
11:52:00 AM  
Dan Gibbs, Executive Director of the Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill.
11:54:34 AM  

Mr. Lester, Mr. Citron, Mr. Piper, and Mr. Gibbs responded to committee questions.

12:03:05 PM  
Josh Abram, Legislative Council Staff, came to the table to respond to committee questions.
12:11:39 PM  
Ben Tisdel, representing Ouray County, testified in support of the bill.
12:14:30 PM  
Bridget Garcia, representing Colorado Association of Realtors, testified in support of the bill.
12:15:05 PM  
Meghan Dollar, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.
12:18:10 PM  
Patrick Boyle, Representing the American Property Casualty and Insurance, testified in support of the bill.
12:20:45 PM  
The panel responded to committee questions.
12:25:10 PM  
Jon Bruno, representing the Coalition of the Upper South Platte, testified on the bill.
12:32:02 PM  
Nicholas Judd, representing himself, testified
on the bill.
12:34:47 PM  
Mr. Bruno responded to committee questions.
12:37:29 PM  
Jeff Downing, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
12:38:34 PM  

Patti Von Vihl, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

12:41:28 PM  
Bill Von Vihl, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
12:42:27 PM  
Samantha Delfing, representing Jefferson Conservation District, testified in support of the bill.
12:45:40 PM  
Brett Moore, representing the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts, testified in support of the bill.
12:48:47 PM  
Mr. Downing and Mr. Von Vihl responded to committee questions.
12:52:06 PM  
Representative Carver and Representative McLachlan responded to committee questions concerning the amendment.
12:59:11 PM  
Representative Roberts laid the bill over for action only at a later date.


01:03:53 PM   The committee adjourned.