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H_ENE_2020A 01/27/2020 01:38:53 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
Date 01/27/2020
Attendance
Froelich X
Geitner X
Kipp X
Landgraf X
Liston X
Saine X
Sirota X
Valdez A. X
Weissman *
Hooton X
Jackson X
Time 01:38:53 PM to 05:06:16 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Jackson
This Report was prepared by Andrea Denka
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1070 Postponed Indefinitely
HB20-1060 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB20-1070 - Postponed Indefinitely

01:39:05 PM  
Representative Buck, prime sponsor, presented
House Bill 20-1070, Local Government Liable Fracking Ban Oil and Gas Moratorium,
to the committee.

The bill requires that local governments
that place a moratorium on oil and gas development compensate mineral owners
for the cost, damages, or loss of fair market value that result from the
moratorium.

01:44:42 PM  
Representative Buck responded to questions
from the committee.
01:51:37 PM  
Neil Ray, President of the Colorado Alliance
of Mineral and Royalty Owners (CAMRO), testified in support of the bill
and distributed a handout (Attachment A).  Logan MacMillan, representing
CAMRO, testified in support of the bill.  Jan Douglas, representing
the Colorado Sierra Club, testified against the bill.  Jan Rose, representing
herself, testified against the bill.

The panel responded to questions from
the committee.

02:14:08 PM  
George Twigg, representing Boulder County,
testified against the bill.  Andrew Forkes-Gudmundson, representing
the League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans, testified against the bill.
 Beau Kiklis, representing Conservation Colorado, testified against
the bill.  Doug Henderson, representing the Larimer Alliance, testified
against the bill.



The panel responded to questions from the committee.

02:26:42 PM  
Andrew J. O'Connor, representing himself,
testified against the bill and distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment
B).  Brandy DeLange, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified
against the bill.  Steve Douglas, representing himself, testified
against the bill.  Kristi Douglas, representing herself, testified
against the bill.
02:45:26 PM  
Representative Buck made concluding comments on the bill and distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment C). Representative Buck responded to questions from the committee about the bill.
02:51:58 PM  
Committee members made concluding comments.


03:05:26 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1070 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Saine
Seconded Geitner
Froelich No
Geitner Yes
Kipp No
Landgraf Yes
Liston Yes
Saine Yes
Sirota No
Valdez A. No
Weissman No
Hooton No
Jackson No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:06:14 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1070 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Hooton
Seconded Weissman
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Kipp Yes
Landgraf No
Liston No
Saine No
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1060 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

03:06:29 PM  
Representatives Titone and Sopor, co-prime
sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1060, Natural Organic Reduction of Human
Remains, to the committee and distributed two handouts (Attachments D &
E).  The bill allows the use of the natural reduction process for
the disposition of human remains.

Representatives Titone and Soper responded
to committee questions.

03:30:01 PM  
Katrina Spade, representing Recompose,
testified in support of the bill.  Jaimie Sarche, representing Feldman
Mortuary, testified in support of the bill.  Wendy DeBoskey, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.  Phil Ross, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill.



The panel responded to questions from the committee.

03:58:11 PM  
Susan Mackey, representing the Funeral
Consumers Society of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Karen
VanVuuren, representing The Natural Funeral, testified in support of the
bill.  Maddie Larson, representing herself, testified in support of
the bill.  Erin Marelli, representing Death Wives, testified in support
of the bill.
04:10:22 PM  
Jan Douglas, representing the Colorado
Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.  Joyce Richardson,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Jan Rose,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Emily Carlson,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:22:46 PM  
Ronald Lewis, representing the Evergreen
Memorial Park, testified on the bill.  Lauren Carol, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.



Ms. Carol responded to questions from the committee.
04:30:34 PM  
Representatives Titone and Soper made concluding
remarks.
04:40:48 PM  
Jerry Payne, Office of Legislative Legal
Services, came to the table to answer committee questions.


04:50:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachment F).
Moved Weissman
Seconded Valdez A.
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Saine
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:51:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment G).
Moved Froelich
Seconded Hooton
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Saine
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:01:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment H).
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Hooton
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Saine
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:03:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment I).
Moved Hooton
Seconded Weissman
Froelich
Geitner
Kipp
Landgraf
Liston
Saine
Sirota
Valdez A.
Weissman
Hooton
Jackson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:05:37 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1060, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Hooton
Froelich Yes
Geitner Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Yes
Liston Yes
Saine Excused
Sirota Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Weissman Yes
Hooton Yes
Jackson Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:06:16 PM   The committee adjourned.