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17CC1AF0102F87C6872586D30072E893 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-245

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date May 12, 2021      
Location Old Supreme Court



SB21-245 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:55:09 PM  
Senator Donovan presented Senate Bill 21-245 to the committee, along with amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The bill requires the Department of Natural Resources to conduct a study of the challenges of backcountry search and rescue and perform statewide outreach and training for volunteers.
02:59:03 PM  
Dan Gibbs, representing the Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill.
03:03:20 PM  
Heather Dugan, representing Colorado Parks and Wildlife, testified in support of the bill.
03:06:02 PM  
Jeff Sparhawk, representing Colorado Search and Rescue Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:07:48 PM  
Brian Chambliss, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:18:18 PM  
Leo Lloyd, representing La Plata County Search and Rescue / Risk, testified in support of the bill.
03:22:02 PM  
Sheriff Anthony Mazzola, representing County Sheriff's of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:29:11 PM  
Commissioner Kristie Borchers, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
03:29:29 PM  
Lt Colonel William Robinson, representing Colorado Wing, Civil Air Patrol, testified in support of the bill.
03:33:56 PM  
Colonel Gary Tobey, representing Colorado Civil Air Patrol, testified in support of the bill.
03:35:44 PM  
Laura McGladrey, representing Responder Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:58 PM  
Meghan MacKillop, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.


03:43:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram
Fields
Sonnenberg
Danielson
Donovan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:43:04 PM  
Senator Donovan wrapped up her presentation to the committee.


03:47:18 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-245, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram Yes
Fields Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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