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s_agr_2018a_2018-03-28t11:50:27z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-218

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES, & ENERGY
Date Mar 28, 2018      
Location SCR 357



SB18-218 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


11:51:16 AM  

Senator Coram, prime sponsor, discussed the provisions of Senate Bill18-218 concerning the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Construction Fund. The bill appropriates funds from the Colorado Water Conservation Board Construction Fund in the Department of Natural Resources for specific water-related projects in FY 2018-19 and makes several cash fund transfers. Appropriations are for FY 2018-19 only, but funds for most projects are available until fully expended.

11:51:57 AM  
Becky Mitchell, Director, Colorado Water Conservation Board, spoke in support of the bill and identified spending from the CWCB Construction Fund. She also discussed programs funded by the 2017 CWCB Construction Fund law including appropriations to implement the Colorado Water Plan. She also responded to questions from the committee concerning funds to address high groundwater in the South Platte Basin.
11:56:50 AM  
Doug Villsak, Legislative Liaison, Department of Natural Resources, responded to questions from the committee concerning funding to address high groundwater in the South Platte Basin.
11:56:51 AM  

The chair closed testimony and Senator Coram closed his remarks on the bill.



12:00:41 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-218 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Coram Yes
Donovan Yes
Fenberg Yes
Fields Yes
Garcia Yes
Jones Yes
Marble Yes
Scott Excused
Baumgardner Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS