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s_sa_2018a_2018-04-25t13:35:05z4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1301

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 25, 2018      
Location SCR 357



HB18-1301 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:44:55 PM  
Senator Fenberg and Senator Donovan, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1301 to the committee. The bill requires that mining operators include additional information in annual reclamation plans submitted to the Department of Natural Resources and that all reclamation bonds contain financial assurances sufficient to ensure water quality protection, treatment, and monitoring.
02:52:08 PM  
Karen Tuddenham, representing San Miguel
County, testified in support of the bill remotely from Fort Lewis College.
02:55:50 PM  
Julie Westendorff, representing La Plata
County, testified in support of the bill remotely from Fort Lewis College.
02:59:28 PM  
Committee members received a packet of letters in support of the bill [Attachment G].
02:59:47 PM  
Travis Stills, representing himself, testified in support of the bill remotely from Fort Lewis College.
03:00:18 PM  
Marcel Gaztambide testified remotely from
Fort Lewis College. He read a letter from Jenny Rupple, representing the
Southwestern Water Conservation District, in support of the bill.
03:04:45 PM  
Cindy Medina, representing Alamosa River Keepers, testified in support of the bill remotely from Adams State University.
03:11:01 PM  
Erin Riccio testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University. She read a letter from Nathan Sponseller, representing the Stone House Inn, in support of the bill.
03:13:16 PM  
Janet Johnson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill remotely from Colorado Mesa University.
03:16:44 PM  
Sarah McCarthy testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University. She read a letter from the Gunnison County Board of Commissioners in support of the bill.
03:21:58 PM  
Jim Sanderson, representing the Colorado Mining Association, testified against the bill.
03:22:21 PM  
Pete Dronkers, representing Earthworks, testified in support of the bill.
03:28:20 PM  

Dianna Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified against the bill.

03:28:40 PM  
Jeff Parsons, representing the Western Mining Action Project and the Audubon Society, testified in support of the bill.
03:30:37 PM  
Bill Skewes, representing the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, testified against the bill.
03:34:34 PM  
Senators Donovan and Fenberg wrapped up their presentation of the bill.
03:38:07 PM  
Committee members discussed the bill with the sponsors.


03:45:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1301 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Fenberg
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg Yes
Hill No
Sonnenberg No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:45:37 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1301 indefinitely.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Court No
Fenberg No
Hill Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS