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h_agr_2018a_2018-01-29t13:33:52z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1069

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Jan 29, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



HB18-1069 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

07:06:34 PM  

Representatives Arndt and Thurlow, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1069, concerning the allowable uses of reclaimed domestic wastewater, specifically to allow wastewater to be used for toilet flushing. The bill codifies rules promulgated by the Water Quality Control Commission (WQCC) within the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) related to the allowable uses of reclaimed domestic wastewater and expands the allowable uses to toilet flushing. Representative Arndt distributed Amendment L.001 [Attachment F], Amendment L.002 [Attachment G], and Amendment L.004 [Attachment H]. Representative Arndt also distributed an unoffical preamended version of the bill [Attachment I].

07:19:08 PM  
Jennifer Berman, Office of Legislative Legal Services, explained Amendment L.004, and committee discussion ensued.
07:20:24 PM  
The following persons testified on the bill:
07:21:04 PM  
Chris Piper, Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.
07:21:35 PM  
Abigail Anotlovich, Denver Water, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Antolovich responded to questions from the committee regarding salinity levels in reclaimed wastewater and policies in other states that allow reclaimed wastewater to be used for toilet flushing.
07:27:51 PM  
Jeff Keeley, Craft Companies, testified in support of the bill.
07:30:20 PM  
David Takeda, MSIC Consulting, LLC, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Keeley responded to questions from the committee.
07:35:08 PM  
Tzahi Cath, Colorado School of Mines, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Cath also supports House Bill 18-1073. Mr. Cath responded to questions from the committee regarding the bill.
07:37:27 PM  
Kristen Green, Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill and the amendments offered by Representative Arndt.
07:38:34 PM  
Laura Belanger, Western Resource Advocates, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Belanger responded to questions from the committee.


07:44:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Arndt
Seconded Jackson
Becker J. Yes
Buck Yes
Catlin Yes
Danielson Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lewis No
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine No
Valdez Yes
Esgar Yes
Arndt Yes
YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:45:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Arndt
Seconded Jackson
Becker J. Yes
Buck Yes
Catlin Yes
Danielson Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lewis No
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine No
Valdez Yes
Esgar Yes
Arndt Yes
YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:46:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Arndt
Seconded Hansen
Becker J.
Buck
Catlin
Danielson
Hansen
Jackson
Lewis
McKean
Roberts
Saine
Valdez
Esgar
Arndt
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:49:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1069, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Arndt
Seconded Jackson
Becker J. Yes
Buck Yes
Catlin Yes
Danielson Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lewis No
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine No
Valdez Yes
Esgar Yes
Arndt Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS