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20D6E4DCE59F8A71872587F700782245 Hearing Summary


Date Feb 28, 2022      
Location HCR 0107

HB22-1148 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

02:52:12 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
02:52:13 PM  

The committee came back to order.

02:53:05 PM  
Representative Roberts, bill co-prime sponsor,
introduced HB22-1148. The bill requires that the Colorado Water Conservation
Board (CWCB) implement one or more pilot programs using remote camera technology
to detect, identify, or confirm the existence of wildfires in the wildland-urban
interface. It specifies parameters for the pilot program, and further directs
agencies of state and local governments to provide information, assistance,
and site access as necessary for the program’s implementation. The CWCB
must implement the pilot program by April 2023, and annually report on
the program(s) to the Wildfire Matters Review Committee beginning in August
2023. The pilot program repeals on September 1, 2026 following a sunset
review by the Department of Regulatory Agencies.
03:02:50 PM  
Representative Catlin, bill co-prime sponsor,
made opening comments on the bill.
03:03:10 PM  
Bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
03:05:48 PM  
Dr. Neal Driscoll,
representing Scripps Institute of Oceanography and ALERT Wildfire, testified
in support of the bill.  Mr. Dennis Eulberg, representing Colorado
Professional Fire Fighters, testified in support of the bill.  Dr.
Driscoll responded to questions from the committee.  
03:21:00 PM  
Dr. Driscoll continued to respond to questions.
03:21:35 PM  
Alice Horgan, representing
the Department of Natural Resources, testified to amend the bill.  Mike
Morgan, representing the Department of Public Safety, testified to amend
the bill.  Director Ben Miller, representing Center of Excellence
and the Division of Fire Prevention and Control, was available to answer
committee questions.  The panelists responded to questions from the
03:28:38 PM  
Mrs. Becky Brooks,
representing ALERT Wildfire Cameras, testified in support of the bill.
03:33:33 PM  

Representative Roberts spoke about amendment L.002 (Attachment D).

03:34:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Roberts
Seconded Catlin
Valdez D.
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:35:43 PM  
Representative Roberts and Representative Catlin gave final comments on the bill.
03:35:57 PM  
Committee members made final comments on the bill.

03:39:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1148, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Catlin
Holtorf Yes
Lindsay Yes
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Roberts Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Excused
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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