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8E55E5161545AEB687258397007E38B4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1091

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date Feb 4, 2019      
Location Old State Library



HB19-1091 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:58:44 PM  
Representative Roberts placed the committee in a short recess.
03:59:08 PM  
Representative Roberts called the committee back to order.
04:00:32 PM  

Representative Lewis, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1091.  The bill modifies the process for donating a conservation easement and requires the creation of a publically accessible map and database of conservation easements.

04:02:25 PM  
Representative Lewis responded to committee questions concerning the fiscal note and the creation of a conservation easement database.
04:11:34 PM  

Mack Louden, representing the Colorado Land, Water, & Food Alliance and the Southern Colorado Livestock Association, testified remotely from Trinidad State Junior College in support of the bill.  Mr. Louden responded to committee questions.

04:18:30 PM  

Jim Guire, representing Meadows Ranch, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University in support of the bill.  A document was distributed [Attachment H].  Mr. Guire responded to committee questions.

04:25:14 PM  

Valerie Maez, representing herself, testified remotely from Fort Lewis College in support of the bill.  A document was distributed [Attachment I].  Ms. Maez responded to committee questions.

04:33:06 PM  

Allen Maez, representing himself, testified remotely from Fort Lewis College in support of the bill.  Mr. Maez responded to committee questions.

04:39:43 PM  

Belinda Groner read the testimony of Tom Grasmick, Prowers Country Commissioner, in support of the bill.

04:43:18 PM  

Valarie Emick, representing herself, testified remotely from Lamar Community College in support of the bill.  Ms. Emick responded to committee questions.

04:44:50 PM  

David Emick, representing the Landowners United Advocacy Foundation, testified remotely from Lamar Community College in support of the bill.  Mr. Emick responded to committee questions.  Documents were distributed [Attachments J, K, and L].

04:54:12 PM  
Benjamin Waters, representing the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:03:36 PM  
Erik Glenn, representing the Colorado Cattleman's Agricultural Land Trust, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:04:52 PM  
Jen Livsey, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:10:04 PM  
Mr. Glenn and Mr. Waters responded to committee questions.
05:28:22 PM  

Jilane Hixson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Documents were distributed [Attachments M and N].

05:34:15 PM  
Julie Gentz, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:37:15 PM  

Alan Gentz, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  A document was distributed [Attachment O].

05:39:02 PM  
Mr. Gentz, Ms. Gentz, and Ms. Hixson responded to committee questions.
05:54:38 PM  
Belinda Groner, representing herself, testified
remotely in support of the bill.  Ms. Groner responded to committee
questions.  
05:59:59 PM  

Eric Meyer, Colorado Attorney General's Office, came to the table to respond to committee questions.

06:00:49 PM  

Representative Lewis distributed and explained amendment L.002 [Attachment P].



06:05:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment P].
Moved Lewis
Seconded Catlin
Arndt
Buck
Buentello
Catlin
Lewis
McCluskie
McLachlan
Pelton
Titone
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:05:46 PM  

Representative Lewis made her closing remarks.

06:07:21 PM  
Gregg Fraser, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions.
06:13:24 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


06:17:38 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1091, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lewis
Seconded Buck
Arndt No
Buck Yes
Buentello No
Catlin Yes
Lewis Yes
McCluskie No
McLachlan No
Pelton Yes
Titone No
Valdez D. No
Roberts No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:18:07 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1091 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Roberts
Arndt Yes
Buck No
Buentello Yes
Catlin No
Lewis No
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton No
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS