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h_agr_2017a_2017-04-03t13:37:34z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/03/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1273



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without o

Refer House Bill 17-1273, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







06:10 PM -- HB 17-1273



Representatives Hansen and McKean, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1273, concerning a requirement that an applicant for a real estate development permit demonstrate water conservation measures that will be implemented in the development. Representative Hansen distributed a fact sheet regarding the bill (Attachment I). Representative McKean distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment J), which removes the mandates in the bill. The bill requires that applications for real estate development permits include adequate water conservation and demand management measures to reduce water needs and prohibits local governments from approving development permits that fail to demonstrate appropriate water conservation and demand management measures. Representatives McKean and Hansen responded to questions from the committee regarding the bill.



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The following persons testified on the bill:



06:28 PM --
Alex Funk, National Young Farmers Coalition, testified in support of the bill.



06:31 PM -- Pat Ratliff, South Metro Water Supply Water Authority, testified in support of the bill as it would be amended by Amendment L.001. Ms. Ratliff also testified on behalf of Donna Brosemer, Greeley Water, who also supports the bill as amended.



06:33 PM --
Scott Smith, Colorado Association of Home Builders, testified in support of the bill as amended by Amendment L.001 and responded to questions from the committee.



06:36 PM --
Bill Medcaf, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, testified in support of the bill.



06:37 PM --
Drew Beckwith, Western Resource Advocates, testified in support of the bill.



06:38 PM --
Travis Stovall, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, testified in support of the bill.



06:40 PM --
Julio Iturreria, American Planning Association Colorado, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee regarding water supply plans and how local entities create them.



06:43 PM --
Chris Treese, Colorado River District, Northwest Colorado Council of Governments Quality/Quantity Committee, testified in support of the bill.



06:45 PM

BILL: HB17-1273
TIME: 06:45:40 PM
MOVED: McKean
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Saine
VOTE
Becker J.
Buck
Danielson
Esgar
Hansen
Lebsock
Lewis
McKean
Saine
Valdez
Willett
Mitsch Bush
Arndt
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





06:46 PM



Representatives McKean and Hansen made concluding comments on the bill and committee discussion ensued.


BILL: HB17-1273
TIME: 06:47:22 PM
MOVED: Hansen
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1273, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 9-4.
SECONDED: McKean
VOTE
Becker J.
No
Buck
No
Danielson
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Hansen
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Lewis
No
McKean
Yes
Saine
No
Valdez
Yes
Willett
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Arndt
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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