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H_RAA_2019A 04/08/2019 01:32:29 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date 04/08/2019
Attendance
Arndt X
Buck X
Catlin X
Exum X
McCluskie X
McLachlan X
Mullica X
Pelton X
Williams D. X
Valdez D. X
Roberts X
Time 01:32:29 PM to 03:10:13 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Roberts
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conservation Districts Presentation Committee Discussion Only
HB19-1271 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:32:30 PM

Representative Roberts called the meeting to order.



Conservation Districts Presentation - Committee Discussion Only


01:33:05 PM  

Scott Jones, Colorado Association of Conservation Districts, Randy Randall, United States Department of Agriculture, and Nikki Brinson, Colorado State Conservation Board, updated the committee on conservation districts and distributed a handout [Attachment A].  Mr. Randall, Mr. Jones, and Ms. Brinson responded to committee questions.



HB19-1271 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:48:32 PM  

Representative Arndt, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1271.  The bill clarifies the authority of the Colorado Water Conservation Board to augment stream flows with water that has been previously decreed for augmentation.

01:51:57 PM  
Representative Arndt distributed and discussed amendments L.001, L.002, and L.003 [Attachments B, C, and D].
01:53:34 PM  

Pat Ratliff, representing the South Metro Water Supply Authority, testified on the bill.

01:55:23 PM  

Bill Wombacher, representing East Cherry Creek Valley Water, testified on the bill.

01:56:41 PM  
Chris Piper, representing Denver Water, testified on the bill.
02:00:26 PM  
Ms. Ratliff, Mr. Piper, and Mr. Wombacher responded to committee questions.
02:17:55 PM  
Eric Potyondy, representing the City of Fort Collins, testified in support of the bill.
02:28:58 PM  

Kate Ryan, representing the Colorado Water Trust, testified in support of the bill.

02:29:21 PM  
Zane Kessler, representing the Colorado River Conservation District, testified in support of the bill.
02:34:39 PM  
Mr. Kessler, Ms. Ryan, and Mr. Potyondy responded to committee questions.
02:36:49 PM  
Linda Bassi, representing the Colorado Water Conservation Board, testified in support of the bill.
02:49:24 PM  
Steve Sims, representing Aurora Water, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:25 PM  

David Taussig, representing the City of Thornton, testified in support of the bill.

02:53:04 PM  
Mr. Sims, Mr. Taussig, and Ms. Bassi responded to committee questions.


03:06:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment B].
Moved Arndt
Seconded Buck
Arndt
Buck
Catlin
Exum
McCluskie
McLachlan
Mullica
Pelton
Williams D.
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:06:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment C].
Moved Arndt
Seconded McCluskie
Arndt
Buck
Catlin
Exum
McCluskie
McLachlan
Mullica
Pelton
Williams D.
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:06:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 [Attachment D].
Moved Arndt
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt
Buck
Catlin
Exum
McCluskie
McLachlan
Mullica
Pelton
Williams D.
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:06:55 PM  
Representative Arndt made closing remarks. Committee members commented on the bill.


03:09:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1271, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Arndt
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt Yes
Buck No
Catlin No
Exum Yes
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton No
Williams D. No
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:10:13 PM   The committee adjourned.