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i_wrrc_2016a_2016-09-20t10:00:14z6 Hearing Summary

Date: 09/20/2016



Final

Final Action on Recommendations to Legislative Council



WATER RESOURCES REVIEW COMMITTEE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt Amendment 1 to Draft Bill 2. The motion pass

Adopt Amendment 1 to Draft Bill 4. The motion fail

Adopt Amendment 2 to Draft Bill 4. The motion pass

Adopt amendment L.001 to Draft Bill 1, Joint Resol

Move to allow the committee go beyond three bill l

Recommend Bill 6 to Legislative Council. The motio

Recommend Draft Bill 1 to Legislative Council, as

Recommend Draft Bill 2 to Legislative Council, as

Recommend Draft Bill 3 to Legislative Council. The

Recommend Draft Bill 4 to Legislative Council, as
Pass Without Objection

FAIL

PASS

Pass Without Objection

PASS

PASS

PASS

PASS

PASS

PASS







03:15 PM -- Final Action on Recommendations to Legislative Council



Representative Mitsch Bush presented Draft Bill 1, a Joint Resolution concerning funding for the prevention of aquatic nuisance species in Colorado. Representative Mitsch Bush distributed language of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (Attachment I) and Amendment L.001 to the resolution (Attachment J). The resolution urges the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Forest Service to provide funding to Colorado Parks and Wildlife for implementation of the state's Zebra and Quagga Mussel Management Plan. This draft bill is available on the committee's website www.colorado.gov/lcs/WRRC.



Attachment I.pdfAttachment I.pdf Attachment J.pdfAttachment J.pdf

BILL: Final Action on Draft Bill 1 - Aquatic Nuisance Species Inspections
TIME: 03:18:37 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 to Draft Bill 1, Joint Resolution concerning aquatic nuisance species inspections. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Arndt
VOTE
Arndt
Baumgardner
Becker J.
Coram
Hodge
Jones
Mitsch Bush
Sonnenberg
Roberts
Vigil
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: Final Action on Draft Bill 1 - Aquatic Nuisance Species Inspections
TIME: 03:19:30 PM
MOVED: Mitsch Bush
MOTION: Recommend Draft Bill 1 to Legislative Council, as amended. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED: Coram
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Becker J.
Yes
Coram
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jones
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Roberts
Excused
Vigil
Yes
YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:23 PM



Representative Becker presented Draft Bill 2, concerning an authorization for the Colorado Water Conservation Board to finance South Platte River Basin Reservoir dredging projects. This draft bill and the fiscal note are available on the committee's website www.colorado.gov/lcs/WRRC. The bill appropriates $5 million for FY 2017-18 from the CWCB Construction Fund for loans and grants for dredging reservoirs located in the South Platte River Basin. Senator Sonnenberg moved and distributed Amendment 1 to the bill (Attachment K), and explained the amendment. Committee discussion ensued regarding the CWCB Construction Fund and how those funds are allocated for projects and the bill.



Attachment K.pdfAttachment K.pdf

BILL: Final Action on Draft Bill 2 - CWCB Grants Loans Dredge South Platte Basin Reservoirs
TIME: 03:28:42 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Adopt Amendment 1 to Draft Bill 2. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Becker J.
VOTE
Arndt
Baumgardner
Becker J.
Coram
Hodge
Jones
Mitsch Bush
Sonnenberg
Roberts
Vigil
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






BILL: Final Action on Draft Bill 2 - CWCB Grants Loans Dredge South Platte Basin Reservoirs
TIME: 03:29:10 PM
MOVED: Becker J.
MOTION: Recommend Draft Bill 2 to Legislative Council, as amended. The motion passed on a vote of 7-2.
SECONDED: Sonnenberg
VOTE
Arndt
No
Baumgardner
Yes
Becker J.
Yes
Coram
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jones
No
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Roberts
Excused
Vigil
Yes
YES: 7 NO: 2 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:31 PM



Representative Arndt presented Draft Bill 3, concerning updates to the 1921 law governing irrigation districts. This draft bill and fiscal note are available on the committee's website www.colorado.gov/lcs/WRRC. The bill makes updates to the 1921 irrigation District Act and addresses: compensation for board members and election judges; use of surplus water; how irrigation district assessments are to be collected and held; the bonding requirement for district board members; and election procedures and procedures for selling surplus property.

BILL: Final Action on Draft Bill 3 - Update 1921 Irrigation District Act
TIME: 03:32:40 PM
MOVED: Arndt
MOTION: Recommend Draft Bill 3 to Legislative Council. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED: Coram
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Becker J.
Yes
Coram
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jones
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Roberts
Excused
Vigil
Yes
YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:34 PM



The committee recessed.



03:41 PM



The committee came back to order. Senator Sonnenberg clarified the sponsorship for Bill 3.



Representative Arndt presented Draft Bill 4, concerning an exemption from the Water Quality Control Commission's graywater control regulations for graywater used for the purpose of scientific research involving human subjects. This draft bill and fiscal note are available on the committee's website www.colorado.gov/lcs/WRRC. Representative Arndt moved and distributed Amendment 2 to the committee (Attachment L). Representative Arndt also distributed an unofficial preamended version of the bill as amended by Amendment 2 (Attachment M). Representative Mitsch Bush discussed Amendment 1, which was distributed to the committee prior to the meeting (Attachment N), and moved that amendment as a substitute to Amendment 2. Committee discussion ensued regarding the two amendments.



Attachment L.pdfAttachment L.pdf Attachment M.pdfAttachment M.pdf Attachment N.pdfAttachment N.pdf


BILL: Final Action on Draft Bill 4 - Graywater Regulation Exemption for Scientific Research
TIME: 03:50:54 PM
MOVED: Mitsch Bush
MOTION: Adopt Amendment 1 to Draft Bill 4. The motion failed on a vote of 2-7.
SECONDED: Jones
VOTE
Arndt
No
Baumgardner
No
Becker J.
No
Coram
No
Hodge
No
Jones
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Roberts
Excused
Vigil
No
YES: 2 NO: 7 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: Final Action on Draft Bill 4 - Graywater Regulation Exemption for Scientific Research
TIME: 03:51:46 PM
MOVED: Arndt
MOTION: Adopt Amendment 2 to Draft Bill 4. The motion passed on a vote of 7-2.
SECONDED: Sonnenberg
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Becker J.
Yes
Coram
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jones
No
Mitsch Bush
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Roberts
Excused
Vigil
Yes
YES: 7 NO: 2 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





Pursuant to Section 37-98-103, C.R.S., the committee may report no more than three bills or other measures to the Legislative Council, unless a two-thirds majority of the members of the committee (at least 7 members) vote to report a greater number. Also, no bill may be reported to the Legislative Council unless a two-thirds majority of the appointed members of the committee vote to report such bill to the Legislative Council.

BILL: Motion to Exceed Three Bill Limit
TIME: 03:52:58 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Move to allow the committee go beyond three bill limitation. The motion passed on a vote of 7-2.
SECONDED: Baumgardner
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Becker J.
Yes
Coram
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jones
No
Mitsch Bush
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Roberts
Excused
Vigil
Yes
YES: 7 NO: 2 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS






BILL: Final Action on Draft Bill 4 - Graywater Regulation Exemption for Scientific Research
TIME: 03:54:33 PM
MOVED: Arndt
MOTION: Recommend Draft Bill 4 to Legislative Council, as amended. The motion passed on a vote of 7-2.
SECONDED: Sonnenberg
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Becker J.
Yes
Coram
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jones
No
Mitsch Bush
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Roberts
Excused
Vigil
Yes
YES: 7 NO: 2 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:56 PM



Jennifer Berman, Office of Legislative Legal Services, described the provisions of Draft Bill 6, concerning requirements governing implementation of the State Engineer's functions. This draft bill and fiscal note are available on the committee's website www.colorado.gov/lcs/WRRC.


BILL: Final Action on Draft Bill 6 - State Engineer Statutes Cleanup
TIME: 04:00:03 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Recommend Bill 6 to Legislative Council. The motion passed on a vote of 7-2.
SECONDED: Arndt
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Baumgardner
No
Becker J.
Yes
Coram
No
Hodge
Yes
Jones
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Roberts
Excused
Vigil
Yes
YES: 7 NO: 2 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







04:01 PM



The committee thanked Representative Vigil and Senator Hodge for their work on the committee.



04:05 PM



The committee adjourned.