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9D27D74AF6514BAF872587E200760A7E Hearing Summary


Date Feb 7, 2022      
Location HCR 0107

HB22-1072 - Referred to House Appropriations

02:29:21 PM  

Representative Will, bill sponsor, presented HB22-1072. The bill modifies the Habitat Partnership Program (HPP) in Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). Notably, the bill allows the Habitat Partnership Council (the council) to allocate the annual budget of local habitat partnership committees (local committees) and submit local budgets for approval by the CPW director. The council may also spend money as necessary in areas not covered by a local committee. The bill allows the CPW director to independently appoint members of the council without approval of the CPW Commission. The director may also set terms for local committee membership.

Under current law, five percent of the net sales of big game licenses used in the geographic areas represented by local committees is transferred from the Wildlife Cash Fund to the Habitat Partnership Cash Fund to fund the program. This funding repeals July 1, 2023. The bill extends program funding indefinitely beginning FY 2023-24, and allows CPW to retain all encumbered funds in the HPP cash fund at the end of each fiscal year. Finally, the bill exempts the HPP from the state procurement code.

02:38:31 PM  
Representative Roberts, bill sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
02:38:52 PM  
Committee members made comments and asked questions about the bill.
02:42:10 PM  
Mr. Dan Prenzlow, representing Colorado Parks and Wildlife, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Kathleen Curry, representing Coloradans for Responsible Wildlife Management, testified in support of the bill. Richard Orf, representing Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:48:53 PM  
Representative Will and Representative Roberts gave closing comments on the bill.

02:54:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1072 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Will
Seconded Roberts
Holtorf Yes
Lindsay Yes
Lontine Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Roberts Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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