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I_WMRC_2021A 10/28/2021 09:10:53 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
INTERIM COMMITTEE  WILDFIRE MATTERS REVIEW COMMITTEE
Date 10/28/2021
Attendance
Coram X
Lee X
Lynch *
Rankin X
Snyder X
Story X
Valdez D. X
Will X
Ginal X
Cutter X
Time 09:10:53 AM to 11:51:24 AM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Cutter
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
Opening Remarks Committee Discussion Only
Committee Legislation Discussion Committee Discussion Only
Public Testimony Committee Discussion Only
Approval of Committee Legislation Committee Discussion Only

Opening Remarks - Committee Discussion Only


09:11:44 AM  
Representative Cutter called the meeting to order. Senator Story made remarks.



Committee Legislation Discussion - Committee Discussion Only


09:15:43 AM  

Committee members explained their bill drafts.

Bills drafts and fiscal notes may be accessed on the committee webpage here: http://leg.colorado.gov/content/iwmrc2021acommdocs. Submitted written testimony may be found in Attachment A.

Senator Coram described Bill 1, which creates a wildfire camera pilot program. Becky Brooks, representing herself, commented on Bill 1 and responded to committee questions. Senator Coram responded to committee questions.

09:33:53 AM  

Representative Will summarized Bill 2 on prescribed burns, and explained that he would like to remove the bill from consideration.

Representative Valdez, Representative Cutter, and Representative Snyder summarized Bill 3, which includes policies related to wildfire mitigation, recovery, and reforestation. Sponsors responded to committee questions on Bill 3.

Senator Story summarized Bill 4 to increase wildfire risk education and outreach to residents in the wildland urban interface. Senator Story responded to committee questions.

09:47:43 AM  

Senator Ginal discussed a bill idea that was withdrawn and not drafted.  

Senator Ginal and Representative Cutter summarized Bill 6 to provide resources to volunteer firefighters.  Committee members commented on Bill 6.

Representative Snyder summarized Bill 7 regarding local government wildfire evacuation and mitigation plans.  He requested that the bill be withdrawn from consideration.

10:04:54 AM  

Senator Rankin summarized Bill 8 to assist landowners with wildfire mitigation. Committee members commented.

Representative Cutter summarized Bill 9 to provide incentives to local governments to conduct wildfire mitigation. Representative Cutter responded to committee questions. Committee discussion ensued.

10:27:19 AM  
Senator Ginal summarized Bill 10 to provide incentives to promote the Colorado timber industry. Committee members commented. Committee discussion ensued. The committee recessed.
11:08:44 AM  
The committee came
back to order.
11:09:45 AM  
Senator Ginal requested to withdraw Bill 10 from consideration.



Public Testimony - Committee Discussion Only




Approval of Committee Legislation - Committee Discussion Only

11:21:44 AM  

The committee discussed the various bills drafts.



11:23:13 AM
Motion Move to forward Bill 1 to Legislative Council.
Moved Coram
Seconded Rankin
Coram Yes
Lee No
Lynch Yes
Rankin Yes
Snyder No
Story No
Valdez D. No
Will Yes
Ginal No
Cutter No
YES: 4   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
11:25:24 AM  

Representative Snyder distributed amendment 3 to Bill 3 (Attachment B).  Representative Cutter distributed Amendment 2 to Bill 3 (Attachment C). Richard Sweetman, Office of Legislative Legal Services, commented on the amdendments.



11:26:01 AM
Motion Move Amendment 3 to Bill 3 (Attachment C).
Moved Snyder
Seconded Cutter
Coram
Lee
Lynch
Rankin
Snyder
Story
Valdez D.
Will
Ginal
Cutter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:29:37 AM
Motion Move Amendment 2 to Bill 3 (Attachment B).
Moved Cutter
Seconded Snyder
Coram
Lee
Lynch
Rankin
Snyder
Story
Valdez D.
Will
Ginal
Cutter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:30:48 AM
Motion Move to forward Bill 3, as amended, to Legislative Council.
Moved Cutter
Seconded Snyder
Coram Yes
Lee Yes
Lynch Yes
Rankin Yes
Snyder Yes
Story Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
Ginal Yes
Cutter Yes
YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
11:30:51 AM  

Representatives Cutter and Valdez and Senators Ginal and Lee were assigned prime sponsors of Bill 3, which will start in the House.



11:34:00 AM
Motion Move to forward Bill 4 to Legislative Council.
Moved Story
Seconded Snyder
Coram Yes
Lee Yes
Lynch No
Rankin Yes
Snyder Yes
Story Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will No
Ginal Yes
Cutter Yes
YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
11:34:03 AM  

Senators Story and Lee and Representatives Cutter and Snyder were assinged prime sponsors of Bill 4, which will start in the Senate.

11:37:33 AM  

Senator Ginal distributed Amendments 1 and 2 to Bill 6 (Attachments D and E).



11:38:30 AM
Motion Move Amendment 1 to Bill 6 (Attachment D).
Moved Ginal
Seconded Snyder
Coram
Lee
Lynch
Rankin
Snyder
Story
Valdez D.
Will
Ginal
Cutter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:39:35 AM
Motion Move Amendment 2 to Bill 6 (Attachment E).
Moved Ginal
Seconded Snyder
Coram
Lee
Lynch
Rankin
Snyder
Story
Valdez D.
Will
Ginal
Cutter
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:40:46 AM
Motion Move to forward Bill 6, amended, to Legislative Council
Moved Ginal
Seconded Snyder
Coram Yes
Lee Yes
Lynch Yes
Rankin Yes
Snyder Yes
Story Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Will Yes
Ginal Yes
Cutter Yes
YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
11:40:49 AM  

Senators Ginal and Story and Representatives Cutter and Will were assigned prime sponsors of Bill 6, which will start in the Senate.

11:42:57 AM  

Senator Rankin distributed Amendment 1 to Bill 8 (Attachment F).

11:43:24 AM  

Bob Lackner, Office of Legislative Legal Services, discussed Amendment 1 and the fiscal implications of Bill 8.


11:51:24 AM   The committee adjourned.