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h_agr_2018a_2018-03-19t13:31:24z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-170

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date Mar 19, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



SB18-170 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:52:44 PM  
The committee recessed.
01:54:50 PM  
The committee came back to order.
01:55:42 PM  
Representatives McKean and Hansen, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-170, concerning a water court process by which an owner of a storage water right allowing water to be stored in a new reservoir capacity may release water into an identified stream reach in a manner that protects the water releases while complying with mitigation measures identified in a fish wildlife mitigation plan approved by the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB).
01:59:23 PM  
Eric Wilkserson, Northern Colorado Water
Conservancy District, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Wilkerson
discussed the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP) and the releases
that would be protected by the bill.  Mr. Wilkerson discussed the
processes by which NISP participants must get approval.  Mr. Wilkerson
responded to questions from the committee regarding the releases outlined
in the bill and water court proceedings allowing for the releases.
02:07:45 PM  
Dianna Orf, Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.
02:10:22 PM  
Chris Piper, Denver Water, testified in support of the bill.
02:12:07 PM  
Emily Ibach, Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.
02:13:48 PM  
Chris Treese, Colorado River Water Conservation District, testified in support of the bill. He also stated that the Southeastern Water Conservancy District supports the bill.
02:15:59 PM  
Bruce Whitehead, Southwestern Colorado Water Conservation District, testified in support of the bill.
02:17:12 PM  
Jen Boulton, Audoban Rockies and Colorado Trout Unlimited.
02:18:29 PM  
Representatives McKean and Hansen made concluding comments on the bill.


02:22:10 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-170 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved McKean
Seconded Hansen
Becker J. Yes
Buck Yes
Catlin Yes
Danielson Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Landgraf Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine Yes
Valdez Yes
Esgar Yes
Arndt No
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS