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h_sa_2018a_2018-05-02t11:01:45z7 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-230

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date May 2, 2018      
Location RM 271



SB18-230 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:12:31 PM  
The committee recessed.
04:12:44 PM  
The committee came back to order.
04:28:20 PM  

Representative Saine and Representative Gray, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-230.  The bill permits the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to authorize more than one drilling unit in a pooling order for oil and gas resources.  Drilling units may cover any pool, or a portion of a pool.  A statutory pooling order must specify that a nonconsenting owner is immune from liability for costs arising from spills, releases, damage, or injury resulting from oil and gas operations on the drilling unit.

 

Representative Saine distributed amendment L.007 [Attachment L].

04:32:38 PM  
Representative Saine and Representative Gray responded to questions from the committee.
04:43:39 PM  

Tracee Bentley, Colorado Petroleum Council, testified in support of the bill.

04:46:17 PM  

Jill Fulcher, Colorado Petroleum Council, testified in support of the bill.

04:49:27 PM  
Dan Haley, Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:51:12 PM  
Ms. Fulcher answered questions from the committee.
04:56:27 PM  

Sophia Guerrero-Murphy, Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill if amended by amendment L.007.

04:59:58 PM  

Morgan Cullen, Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill if amended by amendment L.007.

05:01:49 PM  

Doug Vilsack, Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill if amended by amendment L.007.

05:02:34 PM  
Mr. Vilsack answered questions from the committee.
05:02:53 PM  

Jean Lim, Wildgrass Oil and Gas Committee, testified in support of the bill if amended by amendment L.007.

05:06:26 PM  

Sara Loflin, League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans, testified in support of the bill if amended by amendment L.007.

05:08:33 PM  

Ms. Lim answered questions from the committee.

05:09:56 PM  
Representative Gray discussed amendment L.007.


05:10:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 [Attachment L].
Moved Weissman
Seconded Lontine
Benavidez
Hooton
Humphrey
Leonard
Melton
Weissman
Williams D.
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:10:49 PM  
Representative Saine and Representative Gray made concluding remarks about the bill.


05:13:26 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-230, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Humphrey
Benavidez Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Leonard Yes
Melton Yes
Weissman Yes
Williams D. Yes
Lontine Yes
Foote No
Final YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS