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H_TRA_2018A 03/14/2018 01:32:28 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
Date 03/14/2018
Attendance
Becker J. X
Bridges *
Buck X
Carver X
Esgar *
Ginal X
Hansen X
Jackson *
Lawrence X
Lewis X
Roberts X
McLachlan X
Winter X
Time 01:32:28 PM to 04:35:19 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Winter
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1157 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1289 Committee Discussion Only

HB18-1157 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:32:36 PM  

Reps. K. Becker and Singer introduced House Bill 18-1157. The bill increases the information that oil and gas operators are required to report for all minor and major reportable events. Such events include the unauthorized release of oil, produced water, oilfield chemicals, or exploration or production waste; the flaring or venting of gases or other uncontrolled releases; and worker injury or death.

01:36:46 PM  

Mr. Phil Hayes, representing the Rocky Mountain Pipe Trades Council, testified in support of the bill with amendment L.001 [Attachment A].

01:39:58 PM  
Mayor Randy Ahrens, representing the City and County of Broomfield, testified in support of the bill.
01:42:42 PM  
Ms. Marilyn Hughes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:45:26 PM  
Mr. Doug Henderson, representing Weld Air and Water, testified in support of the bill.
01:47:47 PM  
Ms. Sara Loflin, representing League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans, testified in support of the bill. She answered several committee questions.
01:53:32 PM  

Rep. K. Becker answered a committee question.

01:54:48 PM  

Ms. Theresa Anton, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

01:58:56 PM  
Ms. Kate Christensen, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.
02:01:21 PM  
Ms. Ingrid Moore, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:03:58 PM  
Mr. Neil Allaire, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:06:48 PM  
Mr. Dale Agan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:09:52 PM  

Comissioner Cindy Domenico, representing Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.

02:12:54 PM  
Mr. Doug Vilsack, representing the Department
of Natural Resources and the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission, testified
in support of the bill.  He answered several committee questions.
02:15:36 PM  
Ms. JoAnn Hackos, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:19:21 PM  
Ms. Jan Rose, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:20:58 PM  

Mr. Beau Kiklis, on behalf of Ms. Char Hakes, testified in support of the bill.

02:23:12 PM  
Mr. Sean Clement, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:25:04 PM  
Mr. Jacob Townsand, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:28:53 PM  
Ms. Laurie Anderson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:32:53 PM  
Mr. Harry Gregory, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:34:45 PM  
Mr. Erik Hough, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:36:31 PM  
Mr. Lloyd Burton, representing the Colorado Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.
02:40:04 PM  
Ms. Tracee Bentley, representing the Colorado Petroleum Council, testified against the bill.
02:42:48 PM  

Mr. Jim Martin, representing the Colorado Petroleum Council, testified against the bill.

02:46:41 PM  
Ms. Bentley and Mr. Martin answered several committee questions.
03:01:37 PM  

Mr. Scott Prestidge, representing the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified against the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee [Attachment B].

03:05:17 PM  
Ms. Dianna Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified against the bill.
03:06:37 PM  
Ms. Kimberly Gibbs, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:09:39 PM  

Mr. Matt Sura, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee [Attachment C]. He also answered several committee questions.



03:16:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment A].
Moved Ginal
Seconded Hansen
Becker J.
Bridges
Buck
Carver
Esgar
Ginal
Hansen
Jackson
Lawrence
Lewis
Roberts
McLachlan
Winter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:16:52 PM  
Reps. K. Becker and Singer gave some closing remarks on the bill.


03:32:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1157, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Esgar
Seconded Ginal
Becker J. No
Bridges Yes
Buck No
Carver No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Yes
Lawrence No
Lewis No
Roberts Yes
McLachlan Yes
Winter Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1289 - Committee Discussion Only


03:33:26 PM  
Reps. Foote and Young introduced House Bill 18-1289. The bill exempts local governments and school districts that own mineral rights from being forced pooled, but maintains their ability to engage in voluntary pooling.
03:34:32 PM  
Ms. Laurie Anderson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:44:58 PM  
Ms. Marilyn Hughes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:46:47 PM  
Mr. Doug Henderson, representing Weld Air and Water, testified in support of the bill.
03:49:30 PM  

Comissioner Cindy Domenico, representing Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.

03:53:06 PM  
Mayor Randy Ahrens, representing the City and County of Broomfield, testified in support of the bill.
03:56:58 PM  
Mr. Neil Allaire, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:58:58 PM  
Ms. Sara Loglin, representing the League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans, testified in support of the bill.
04:03:18 PM  
Ms. Kimberly Gibbs, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:06:19 PM  
Mr. Dale Agan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:09:25 PM  
Ms. Jan Rose, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:11:42 PM  
Mr. Brett Moore, representing the Colorado Alliance of Mineral and Royalty Owners (CAMRO), testified against the bill.
04:16:25 PM  
Ms. Michelle Smith, representing CAMRO and Vital for Colorado, testified against the bill.
04:19:18 PM  

Mr. Ken Wonstolen, representing the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, the Colorado Petroleum Council, and the Bill Barrett Corporation, testified against the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee [Attachment D].

04:23:31 PM  
Ms. Ingrid Moore, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:26:12 PM  
Mr. Matt Sura, representing himself, testified in support the bill.
04:29:04 PM  
Rep. Foote made some additional remarks on the bill.
04:31:28 PM  
The bill was laid over to a future date for action only.


04:35:19 PM   Committee Adjourned