BB96E9447B3B7A448725882B00758FDD Hearing Summary CLICS/CLICS2022A/commsumm.nsfPUBLICBILL SUMMARY For SB22-029SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCESDate Apr 21, 2022 Location Old Supreme Court SB22-029 - Lay Over Attachment Tag File Name Attachment http://www2.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2022A/commsumm.nsf/0/7C46BD346CB0...$File/Attachment A - SB029_L.001.pdf?OpenElement Attachment A - SB029_L.001.pdf 03:24:36 PM Senator Donovan, co-prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 22-029 to the committee. The introduced bill defines and prohibits investment water speculation; authorizes the State Engineer in the Department of Natural Resources to investigate purchases of agricultural water rights that are suspected of investment water speculation; and authorizes the Attorney General to investigate frivolous complaints of water speculation. Senator Donovan also presented a strike-below amendment, L.001 (Attachment A). Senator Coram, co-prime sponsor, further discussed the bill and amendment L.001. 03:34:01 PM Travis Smith, representing Colorado Water Congress, testified in opposition to the bill. 03:45:28 PM Kathleen Curry, representing Grand Valley Water Users Association, Ute Water Conservancy District, and Orchard Mesa Irrigation District, testified in opposition to the bill. 03:48:44 PM Mr. Joe Bernal, representing Grand Valley Water Userâs Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Joe Frank, representing Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District, testified in opposition to the bill. 03:58:11 PM Mr. Carlyle Currier, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified on the bill. 04:02:08 PM The committee discussed amendment L.001. 04:04:18 PM Motion Adopt amendment L.001 Moved Donovan Seconded Coram Yes Fields Yes Hinrichsen Yes Simpson Yes Sonnenberg No Jaquez Lewis Yes Donovan No YES: 5 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS 04:04:44 PM Senators Coram and Donovan wrapped up their presentation of the bill. Senator Sonnenberg laid the bill over.