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s_agr_2016a_2016-02-25t13:30:44z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/25/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1019



SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002. The motion passed without o

Refer House Bill 16-1019, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:42 PM -- HB 16-1019



Senator Jones and Senator Roberts, co-prime sponsors, discussed the provisions of House Bill 16-1019 concerning broadcast burns and watershed protection and distributed Amendment L.002 (Attachment B). This bill, recommended by the Wildfire Matters Review Committee, adds broadcast burning to the types of projects and methods for which the CSFS may award grants from the Healthy Forests and Vibrant Communities Cash Fund, and the Forest Restoration Program Cash Fund.



160225 AttachB.pdf160225 AttachB.pdf



The following persons testified on the bill.



01:44 PM --
Mike Lester, Director, Colorado State Forest Service, spoke in support of the bill and discussed the state of Colorado's forests and wildland fire risks.



01:46 PM --
Paul Cooke, Director, Division of Fire Prevention and Control, introduced Vaughn Jones.



01:46 PM --
Vaughn Jones, Chair of the Wildland Fire Management Section, Division of Fire Prevention and Control, spoke in support of the bill and discussed the state of Colorado's forests and wildland fire risks. He also responded to questions from the committee on wildland fire risk mitigation.



01:49 PM --
Chris Piper, Denver Water, spoke in support of the bill and explained how broadcast burns may help Denver Water protect its watersheds.



01:51 PM



The chair closed testimony, and Senator Jones and Senator Roberts closed their remarks on the bill.


BILL: HB16-1019
TIME: 01:52:28 PM
MOVED: Jones
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Cooke
Donovan
Garcia
Hodge
Jones
Scott
Roberts
Sonnenberg
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB16-1019
TIME: 01:53:18 PM
MOVED: Jones
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1019, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Donovan
Yes
Garcia
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jones
Yes
Scott
Yes
Roberts
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS









01:54 PM



The committee recessed.


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