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s_sa_2018a_2018-05-03t11:12:15z16 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1215

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date May 3, 2018      
Location SCR 357



HB18-1215 - Postponed Indefinitely


04:31:25 PM  

Senator Jones, sponsor, explained House Bill 18-1215, concerning enhanced protections regarding the disposal of naturally occurring radioactive materials, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.  He discussed oil and gas waste. 

04:34:43 PM  

Jennifer Opila, Colorado Radiation Program Manager in the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, made herself available for questions only. 

04:35:54 PM  

Chris Piper, representing Denver Water, spoke in support of the bill.  He said that it captures the intent of a robust stakeholder process.

04:36:55 PM  

Pat Ratliff, representing the South Metro Water Supply Authority, spoke in support of the bill.  She discussed health impacts, research, and the need for a rule-making process. 

04:39:26 PM  

Brock Herzberg, representing the Colorado Petroleum Council, spoke in opposition to the bill.  He emphasized that he supports the intent of the bill, but expressed concerns about the fiscal impact and broad-reaching implications. 

04:41:43 PM  

Jim Cole, representing the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified against the bill. He expressed concerns about overly broad definitions in the bill and answered questions about the role of the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

 

Senator Jones distributed Amendment L.003 (Attachment Q) and made closing remarks. 



04:51:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Fenberg
Seconded
Court
Fenberg
Hill
Lambert
Marble
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:52:18 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1215, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Fenberg
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg Yes
Hill No
Lambert No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:52:36 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1215 indefinitely.
Moved Hill
Seconded
Court No
Fenberg No
Hill Yes
Lambert Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS