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s_agr_2018a_2018-03-01t13:30:22z6 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1073

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY
Date Mar 1, 2018      
Location SCR 357



HB18-1073 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:33:58 PM  
Senator Gardner, prime sponsor, discussed
the provisions of House Bill18-1073 concerning the ability of water districts
to contract water assets.  Under current law, a water conservancy
district may contract to sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of the use of
its water to public corporations, persons, mutual ditch companies, water
users' associations, and other private corporations for irrigation, domestic,
or commercial use.  This reengrossed bill allows a water conservancy
district to also contract to sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of capacity
in works (facilities) and expands the allowable recipients to include districts
and utilities, and the uses of water and works to include municipal, industrial
and other authorized uses.  It also allows a water district or its
water activity enterprise to contract with any other person, including
a district or a water activity enterprise of another district for the use
of water or a water project or facility.  
02:36:32 PM  
Bennett Raley, Northern Colorado Water
Conservancy District, spoke in support of the bill and announced that the
Colorado Water Congress supports the bill.  He also discussed financing
for the Windy Gap Firming Project.  Mr. Raley responded to questions
from the committee about the bill's effect on municipal water providers.
02:38:21 PM  
Dee Wisor, Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, spoke in support of the bill and discussed the bond financing process.
02:42:29 PM  
The committee recessed.
02:42:40 PM  
The committee returned from recess.


02:44:56 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1073 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Jones Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Yes
Baumgardner Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS