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S_AGR_2019A 01/17/2019 01:31:35 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date 01/17/2019
Attendance
Coram X
Ginal X
Sonnenberg X
Danielson X
Donovan X
Time 01:31:35 PM to 02:31:59 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Donovan
This Report was prepared by Matt Becker
Hearing Items Action Taken
SJM19-001 Referred to the Senate for final action - Consent Calendar
SJM19-002 Referred to the Senate for final action - Consent Calendar
SB19-016 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

SJM19-001 - Referred to the Senate for final action - Consent Calendar


01:31:49 PM  

Senator Donovan made opening comments to the committee.

01:35:17 PM  
Senator Crowder, prime sponsor, presented Senate Joint Memorial 19-001, which concerns support for the Arkansas Valley Conduit project.
01:40:28 PM  
Mike Weber, representing the the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District, testified in support of the memorial.
01:40:54 PM  
Ron Cook, Prowers County Commissioner, testified in support of the memorial.
01:41:21 PM  
Mr. Weber and Senator Crowder responded
to committee questions.
01:43:53 PM  

Jay Winner, representing the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District, testified in support of the memorial.

01:47:21 PM  

Chris Woodka, representing the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, testified in support of the memorial.

01:52:13 PM  
Rick Kline, representing the City of La
Junta, testified in support of the memorial.
01:55:52 PM  
Senator Crowder provided closing comments about the memorial.
01:57:46 PM  
Diana Orf, representing the Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the memorial.


01:59:41 PM
Motion Referred to Full Senate for final action and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SJM19-002 - Referred to the Senate for final action - Consent Calendar


02:00:38 PM  
Senators Crowder and Coram, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Joint Memorial 19-002, which recommends that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredge a portion of the Lower Arkansas River. Senator Crowder distributed several photos to the committee (Attachment A).
02:03:04 PM  
Senators Crowder and Coram responded to committee questions.
02:06:13 PM  
Dianna Orf, representing Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the memorial.
02:06:42 PM  
Rick Kline, representing the City of La Junta, testified in support of the memorial.
02:06:57 PM  
Jay Winner and Michael Weber, representing the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District, testified in support of the memorial.
02:13:52 PM  
Mr. Weber, Mr. Winner, and Mr. Kline responded to committee questions.


02:17:39 PM
Motion Referred to Full Senate for final action and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-016 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:17:48 PM  
Senators Donovan and Coram, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-016, which changes the timing and budgeting of severance tax revenue to several grant programs administered by the Department of Natural Resources.
02:21:43 PM  
Doug Vilsack and Bill Levine, representing the Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill.
02:27:34 PM  
Chris Treese, representing the Colorado River Water Conservation District, testified in support of the bill.
02:28:45 PM  
Garin Vorthmann, representing the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified in support of the bill.


02:30:41 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-016 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:31:59 PM   The committee adjourned.