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H_SA_2017A 05/05/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Date: 05/05/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:18 PM to 03:35 PM
Benavidez
X
Hooton
X
Place: LSB A
Leonard
X
Melton
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Singer
X
Representative Foote
Williams D.
X
Wist
X
This Report was prepared by
Lontine
X
Amanda King
Foote
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1372

HB17-1373
Amended, Referred to House Appropriations

Referred to House Appropriations



01:19 PM -- HB17-1372



Representative Foote and Representative Lebsock, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1372. The bill requires that an oil and gas operator give electronic notice of the location of each subsurface oil and gas facility that the operator installed, owned, or operated. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) in the Department of Natural Resources must adopt rules for the format and timing of the electronic notification. Operators are required to provide the notice to the COGCC, and to each local government within whose jurisdiction a subsurface oil and gas facility is located. The COGCC is then required to post the information on its website in a searchable database that allows local governments and the public to locate subsurface oil and gas facilities.



The bill also allows a local government to request:



• a good-faith estimate of the number of wells the operator intends to drill in the next five years within the local government's jurisdiction; and



• a map showing the location of existing well sites and production facilities, approved well sites or sites for which an application is pending, and sites the operator has identified for development on its current drilling schedule, but for which it has not yet submitted an application for COGCC approval.



Representative Foote and Representative Lebsock answered questions from the committee.



01:37 PM --
Sophia Guerrero-Murphy, Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



01:39 PM --
Tracee Bentley, Colorado Petroleum Council, testified in opposition to the bill.



01:41 PM --
Dan Haley, Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified in opposition to the bill.















01:45 PM



Ms. Bentley and Mr. Haley answered questions from the committee.





01:56 PM



Representative Lebsock and Representative Foote answered questions from the committee. Ms. Bentley answered additional questions from the committee. Representative Foote made comments to the committee.





02:03 PM



Ms. Bentley and Mr. Haley responded to additional questions from the committee.



02:06 PM --
Jennifer Gamble, Adams County Communities for Drilling Accountability Now, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Gamble answered questions from the committee.





02:18 PM



Representative Lebsock and Representative Foote answered questions from the committee. Ms. Gamble answered additional questions from the committee.



02:26 PM --
Sara Loflin, League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans, testified in support of the bill.



02:31 PM --
John Dulles, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Dulles answered questions from the committee.



02:36 PM --
Matt Sura, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Sura and Representative Lebsock answered questions from the committee.



02:51 PM --
Doug Vilsack, Department of Natural Resources, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill. Mr. Vilsack answered questions from the committee.





02:54 PM



Representative Foote explained amendment L.003 (Attachment A).



17HouseState0505AttachA.pdf17HouseState0505AttachA.pdf




















BILL: HB17-1372
TIME: 02:55:01 PM
MOVED: Foote
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Singer
VOTE
Benavidez
Hooton
Leonard
Melton
Singer
Williams D.
Wist
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





02:55 PM



Representative Foote explained amendment L.004 (Attachment B).



17HouseState0505AttachB.pdf17HouseState0505AttachB.pdf

BILL: HB17-1372
TIME: 02:55:45 PM
MOVED: Foote
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Melton
VOTE
Benavidez
Hooton
Leonard
Melton
Singer
Williams D.
Wist
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection















02:56 PM



Representative Lebsock and Representative Foote made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1372
TIME: 03:14:09 PM
MOVED: Foote
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1372, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED: Hooton
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Leonard
No
Melton
Yes
Singer
Yes
Williams D.
No
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:15 PM -- HB17-1373



The committee took a brief recess.





03:27 PM



Representative Lontine called the committee back to order.



Representative Hansen and Representative Bridges, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1373. The bill restores $3.1 million of funding that repeals in FY 2016-17 to both the Clean and Renewable Energy Fund and the Innovative Energy Fund in the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) in the Office of the Governor for FY 2017-18 only.



Representative Hansen answered questions from the committee.



03:31 PM --
Theresa Conley, Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
















BILL: HB17-1373
TIME: 03:35:04 PM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1373 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED: Hooton
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Leonard
No
Melton
Yes
Singer
Yes
Williams D.
No
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:35 PM



The committee adjourned.


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