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FAC7063C5EC9F6AA8725825C006B6E15 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-143

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Mar 26, 2018      
Location RM 271



SB18-143 - Referred to House Finance


01:33:27 PM  

Representatives Arndt and Wilson, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-143, concerning measures to increase revenue for Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and setting certain hunting, fishing, parks, and recreation fees. The bill raises fees for certain hunting and fishing licenses, stamps, and surcharges for CPW.

01:45:20 PM  
Bob Broscheid, Director, CPW, testified in support of the bill and discussed specific provisions found in the bill. Mr. Broscheid responded to questions from the committee regarding water infrastructure in need of repair and the cost per person of wildlife viewing.
01:57:32 PM  
Doug Vilsack, Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee regarding dam safety and plans for new state parks. Mr. Vilsack distributed a fact sheet regarding dam safety and funding for dam maintenance [Attachment A].
02:03:25 PM  
Don Biesecker, Colorado Bow Hunters Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:05:59 PM  
Jennifer Gluck, Colorado Ducks Unlimited, testified in support of the bill and discussed the waterfowl stamp.
02:08:19 PM  
Steve Bonowski, Colorado Mountain Club, testified in support of the bill.
02:10:21 PM  
Gary Burton, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:12:36 PM  
John Liberatore, CPW, testified in support of the bill and discussed the infrastructure and makeup of Roscoe State Park.
02:16:34 PM  
Marty Holmes, representing himself and the Mule Deer Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
02:19:28 PM  
Kent Ingram, Colorado Wildlife Federation, testified in support of the bill.
02:22:42 PM  
Julie Stahli, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:24:23 PM  
Mr. Ingram responded to questions from the committee regarding park fees in other states.
02:26:31 PM  
Representatives Wilson and Arndt responded to committee questions regarding park fees in other states.
02:28:05 PM  
Stewart Leach, Boulder Rifle Club and Colorado State Muzzle Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:31:28 PM  
David Nickum, Colorado Trout Unlimited, testified in support of the bill.
02:33:02 PM  
Dane Gates, Colorado Trappers and Predator Hunters Association and Coloradans for Responsible Wildlife Management, testified in support of the bill.
02:36:03 PM  
Jim Remley, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:39:26 PM  
Mr. Gates responded to questions from the committee.
02:46:23 PM  
Michael Scott Cisco, Colorado Wildlife Control Operators Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:19 PM  
Dianna Orf, Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:48 PM  
Mr. Cisco responded to questions from the committee.
02:52:33 PM  
Richard Orf, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:54:33 PM  
Mr. Broscheid and Mr. Vilsack returned to respond to questions from the committee regarding big game hunting fees and changes in the bill regarding the manner in which park pass holders can display their passes.
03:01:02 PM  
Representative Lewis distributed and discussed Amendment L.006 [Attachment B]. Committee discussion ensued regarding the amendment and whether the amendment fits under the title of the bill.
03:08:13 PM  
Representative Esgar ruled that Amendment L.006 did not fit under the title under House Rule....


03:27:53 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-143 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Arndt
Seconded Valdez
Becker J. No
Buck No
Catlin Yes
Danielson Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Lewis No
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine No
Valdez Yes
Esgar Yes
Arndt Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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