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A17541747485B0E6872588160073A3F2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB22-169

SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Mar 31, 2022      
Location Old Supreme Court



SB22-169 - Committee Discussion Only


03:03:10 PM  
Senator Donovan, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 22-169 to the committee. The bill excludes information concerning the location of animals or sensitive plant species and habitat from requests for information under the Colorado Open Records Act.
03:07:24 PM  
Senator Donovan responded to questions from the committee.
03:12:56 PM  
Mr. Jeff Roberts, representing Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, Colorado Press Association, and Colorado Broadcasting Association, testified to amend the bill.
03:23:01 PM  
Kathleen Curry, representing Coloradans for Responsible Wildlife Management, testified in support of the bill. She read a letter from sportsmen's organizations in support of the bill.
03:28:43 PM  

Doug Vilsack, representing the Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill. Jeff Ver Steeg, representing Colorado Parks and Wildlife, testified on the bill and responded to committee questions.

03:40:00 PM  
Senator Donovan and
Mr. Vilsack answered questions from the committee.
03:56:59 PM  
Committee discussion with the bill sponsor and representatives of the Department of Natural Resources continued.
04:09:29 PM  
Senator Donovan asked the committee to lay the bill over for action only at a later date.






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