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h_sa_2017a_2017-02-22t13:31:40z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/22/2017

Location: RM 271

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1141



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 17-1141 indefinitely. The moti

Refer House Bill 17-1141 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







03:36 PM -- HB17-1141




Representative Lewis, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1141. The bill makes it illegal for a federal employee to deprive a range allotment owner of any property right related to that allotment, including a denial of due process or a physical or regulatory taking without just compensation. A violation is an unclassified felony, punishable by a fine of up to $500,000, imprisonment of up to 5 years, or both. An owner who suffers a loss as a result of the person's actions also has a private right of action and is entitled to damages. Representative Lewis provided a handout to the committee (Attachment H).



17HouseState0222AttachH.pdf17HouseState0222AttachH.pdf



03:44 PM --
Roni Sylvester, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She provided a copy of her written testimony and a letter from Pam and Ron Brown to the committee (Attachments I and J).



17HouseState0222AttachI.pdf17HouseState0222AttachI.pdf 17HouseState0222AttachJ.pdf17HouseState0222AttachJ.pdf



03:48 PM --
Charles Sylvester, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:52 PM --
Terry Fankhauser, Colorado Cattlemen's Association, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:55 PM --
Cody Doig, Colorado Cattlemen's Association, testified in opposition to the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment K). Mr. Doig answered questions from the committee.



17HouseState0222AttachK.pdf17HouseState0222AttachK.pdf



04:02 PM --
Representative Wes McKinley, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:08 PM --
Nancy Hall, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:11 PM --
Barbara Leininger, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Leininger answered questions from the committee.



04:17 PM --
Dave Christenson, American Federation of Government Employees Local 3607, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Christenson answered questions from the committee.



04:22 PM --
Elizabeth Erickson-Noe, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:28 PM --
Scott Braden, Conservation Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. He provided letters from Ralph Pope of Southwest Native Ecosystems Management and Liza Clark of Ferguson Family Ranches to the committee (Attachments L and M).



17HouseState0222AttachL.pdf17HouseState0222AttachL.pdf 17HouseState0222AttachM.pdf17HouseState0222AttachM.pdf



04:34 PM --
Lorene Bonds, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:35 PM --
Troy Bonds, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:37 PM --
Michael Bellmont, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:40 PM --
Phil Ross, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:44 PM --
Bernard Humbles, American Federation of Government Employees, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Humbles answered questions from the committee.



04:51 PM --
Norman Kincaide, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:56 PM --
Jen Boulton, Audubon Colorado Council, Colorado Trout Unlimited, and Audubon Rockies, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:57 PM --
David Carpenter, Colorado Republican Business Coalition, testified in support of the bill.





05:00 PM



Tom Thomas submitted written testimony in opposition to the bill (Attachment N).



17HouseState0222AttachN.pdf17HouseState0222AttachN.pdf



05:00 PM --
Geoff Cahoon, AFL-CIO, testified in opposition to the bill.





05:03 PM



Representative Lewis made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members made comments about the bill.

BILL: HB17-1141
TIME: 05:17:35 PM
MOVED: Williams D.
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1141 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 3-6.
SECONDED: Leonard
VOTE
Benavidez
No
Hooton
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Melton
No
Weissman
No
Williams D.
Yes
Lontine
No
Foote
No
YES: 3 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HB17-1141
TIME: 05:18:29 PM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1141 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Williams D.
No
Lontine
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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