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S_AGR_2019A 01/31/2019 01:32:27 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date 01/31/2019
Attendance
Coram X
Ginal X
Sonnenberg X
Danielson X
Donovan X
Time 01:32:27 PM to 02:44:21 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Donovan
This Report was prepared by Matt Becker
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 19-Natural Resources — Executive Director — Department Of Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB19-1015 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-040 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HJR19-1005 Referred to the Senate for final action - Consent Calendar

Conf 19-Natural Resources — Executive Director — Department Of - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:34:02 PM  
David Oppenheim, Governor's Office, introduced
Dan Gibbs, Executive Director of the Department of Natural Resources.  Mr.
Gibbs explained his qualifications to serve as director.


01:44:01 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Dan Gibbs as Executive Director of the Department of Natural Resources to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation 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



HB19-1015 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:44:11 PM  
Senator Ginal presented House Bill 19-1015, which recreates the Colorado Water Institute.
01:46:19 PM  
Reagan Waskom, representing the Colorado Water Institute, testified in support of the bill.
01:53:36 PM  
Mr. Waskom responded to committee questions.


01:58:56 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1015 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal Yes
Sonnenberg No
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-040 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

01:59:05 PM  
Senator Hisey, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-040, which creates the Colorado Fire Commission.
02:06:23 PM  
Garrett Stephens, representing the Jefferson
Conservation District, testified on the bill.
02:11:33 PM  
Sarah Thorsheinson, representing the Colorado
Association of Realtors, testified on the bill.  She distributed a
handout to the committee  (Attachment A).
02:12:44 PM  
Mr. Stephens responded to committee questions.
02:16:44 PM  
Meghan Dollar, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.
02:18:24 PM  
Ben Tisdel, Ouray County Commissioner, testified in support of the bill.
02:21:01 PM  
Garry Briese, representing the Colorado
State Fire Chiefs, testified in support of the bill.
02:23:18 PM  
Steve Clapham, representing the Colorado Professional Firefighters, testified in support of the bill.
02:24:36 PM  
Chief Mike Morgan, representing the Division of Fire Prevention and Control, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.


02:34:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Coram
Ginal
Sonnenberg
Danielson
Donovan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:35:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Coram No
Ginal Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson No
Donovan Yes
YES: 2   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:36:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson No
Donovan Yes
YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:37:27 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-040, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HJR19-1005 - Referred to the Senate for final action - Consent Calendar


02:37:39 PM  

Senator Donovan presented HJR19-1005, which concerns water projects funding eligibility.

02:39:13 PM  
Michael Brod, representing the Colorado
Water Resources and Power Development Authority, testified in support of
the resolution.


02:44:03 PM
Motion Referred to Full Senate for final action and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram Yes
Ginal Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:44:21 PM   The committee adjourned.