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s_agr_2017a_2017-03-23t13:32:22z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/23/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1070



SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.008. The motion passed without o

Adopt amendment L.009. This motion was withdrawn.

Adopt amendment L.010. The motion passed without o

Refer House Bill 17-1070, as amended, to the Commi

The motion passed without objection.

This is a conceptual amendment. Page 5, line 6, st
Pass Without Objection



Pass Without Objection

PASS









03:16 PM -- HB 17-1070



Senator Coram and Senator Donovan, co-prime sponsors, discussed the provisions of House Bill 17-1079 concerning the study of drone use by public safety agencies and distributed Amendment L.008 (Attachment C). This bill, as amended by the House Judiciary Committee, requires the Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology and Aerial Firefighting (Center of Excellence) in the Department of Public Safety to conduct a study on the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) within state and local government firefighting operations. This bill also creates a UAS pilot program and authorizes the Department of Labor and Employment to provide resources for the training and development of eligible pilot program members. On or before September 1, 2018, the results of the study and the pilot program are to be submitted to the Wildfire Matters Review Committee and the Judiciary committees of the General Assembly. Both the study and the pilot project are conditional upon receipt of sufficient gifts, grants, and donations.



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The following persons testified on the bill:



03:21 PM --
Melissa Lineberger, Department of Public Safety, spoke in support of the bill and distributed a fact sheet supporting the bill that was prepared by the Department of Public Safety (Attachment D).



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03:25 PM -- Wendell Pryor, Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Pryor explained that local governments are already using drones, and discussed the benefits of the legislation.



03:28 PM --
Sean McClung, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.



03:31 PM --
Chris Linsmayer, Colorado Ski Country USA, spoke in support of the bill and discussed the use of drones for search and rescue activities.



03:33 PM --
Richard Orf, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:34 PM



The chair closed testimony, and Senator Coram and Senator Donovan closed their remarks on the bill.


BILL: HB17-1070
TIME: 03:34:44 PM
MOVED: Donovan
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.008. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Coram
Donovan
Fenberg
Fields
Garcia
Jones
Marble
Scott
Baumgardner
Sonnenberg
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



03:35 PM



Senator Jones distributed Amendment L.009 (Attachment E) and Amendment L.010 (Attachment F).



170323 AttachE.pdf170323 AttachE.pdf170323 AttachF.pdf170323 AttachF.pdf

BILL: HB17-1070
TIME: 03:36:08 PM
MOVED: Jones
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.009. This motion was withdrawn.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Coram
Donovan
Fenberg
Fields
Garcia
Jones
Marble
Scott
Baumgardner
Sonnenberg
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:


BILL: HB17-1070
TIME: 03:40:57 PM
MOVED: Jones
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.010. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Coram
Donovan
Fenberg
Fields
Garcia
Jones
Marble
Scott
Baumgardner
Sonnenberg
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1070
TIME: 03:43:58 PM
MOVED: Jones
MOTION: This is a conceptual amendment. Page 5, line 6, strike "THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF", line 7, strike "REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE," and substitute "HOUSE AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE AND SENATE AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, AND ENERGY COMMITTEE. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Coram
Donovan
Fenberg
Fields
Garcia
Jones
Marble
Scott
Baumgardner
Sonnenberg
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:







03:45 PM



The committee recessed.



03:47 PM



The committee returned from recess.


BILL: HB17-1070
TIME: 03:47:44 PM
MOVED: Donovan
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1070, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Coram
Yes
Donovan
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Fields
Yes
Garcia
Yes
Jones
Yes
Marble
Yes
Scott
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












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