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S_AGR_2020A 01/30/2020 03:55:31 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date 01/30/2020
Attendance
Coram X
Rodriguez X
Sonnenberg X
Danielson X
Donovan X
Time 03:55:31 PM to 05:33:33 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Donovan
This Report was prepared by Matt Becker
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 20-Ground Water Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 20-Land Commissioners — State Board Of Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 20-Parks And Wildlife Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate
Conf 20-Water Resources And Power Development Authority — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
SB20-054 Layover
SJR20-003 Referred to the Senate for final action - Consent Calendar
SB20-024 Postponed Indefinitely

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

Conf 20-Ground Water Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


03:55:58 PM  
Kevin Rein, State Engineer, introduced Glen Frihauf, appointee to the Ground Water Commission. Mr. Frihauf explained his qualifications to serve on the commission.


04:01:12 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Glen Frihauf to the Ground Water Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 20-Land Commissioners — State Board Of - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


04:01:22 PM  
Bill Ryan, Director, Stand Land Board, introduced Josephine Heath and Christine Scanlan, appointees to the State Board of Land Commissioners. Ms. Heath and Ms. Scanlan explained their qualifications to serve on the board.


04:06:29 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Josephine Heath and Christine Scanlan to the State Board of Land Commissioners to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 20-Parks And Wildlife Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


04:06:39 PM  

Dan Prenzlow, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, introduced Carrie Hauser, Taishya Adams, Elizabeth Blecha, Charles Garcia, Luke Schafer, and Eden Vardy, appointees to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission. The appointees explained their qualifications to serve on the commission. Mr. Prenzlow and the appointees responded to committee questions.



04:51:40 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Carrie Hauser, Taishya Adams, Elizabeth Blecha, Charles Garcia, Luke Schafer, and Eden Vardy to the Colorado Parks And Wildlife Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram No
Rodriguez Yes
Sonnenberg No
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 20-Water Resources And Power Development Authority — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


04:52:29 PM  
Keith McLaughlin, Colorado Water Resources
and Power Development Authority, introduced George Corkle, Steven Vandiver,
and Michael Fabbre, appointees to the authority board.  The appointees
explained their qualifications to serve on the board.


05:00:58 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of George Corkle, Steven Vandiver, Michael Fabbre to the Colorado Water Resources And Power Development Authority to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Coram Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Danielson Excused
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-054 - Layover


05:01:38 PM  
Senator Coram, prime sponsor, presented
Senate Bill 20-054, which creates a rural development grant program to
be administered by the Office of Economic Development and International
Trade (OEDIT).
05:06:44 PM  
Robert Brown, representing himself, testified remotely from Montrose in support of the bill.
05:11:21 PM  
Diane Schwenke, Grand Junction Chamber
of Commerce, testified remotely from Grand Junction in support of the bill.
05:15:20 PM  
Richard Orf, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:19:44 PM  
Leslie Hylton, OEDIT, responded to committee questions.
05:20:11 PM  
Emily Ibach, Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.
05:22:06 PM  
David Coker, representing himself, testified on the bill.
05:25:48 PM  

The bill was laid over for action only at a future hearing.



SJR20-003 - Referred to the Senate for final action - Consent Calendar


05:27:21 PM  
Senator Donovan, prime sponsor, presented Senate Joint Resolution 20-003, which is the annual water project eligibility list.
05:28:38 PM  
Keith McLaughlin, Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority, testified in support of SJR20-003.
05:30:52 PM  
Evan Goulding, Special District Association, testified in support of SJR20-003.


05:32:11 PM
Motion Referred to Full Senate for final action and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Danielson Excused
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-024 - Postponed Indefinitely


05:32:23 PM  

Senators Coram and Donvan, co-prime sponsors, requested that Senate Bill 20-024 be postponed indefinitely.



05:33:19 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 20-024 indefinitely.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Danielson Excused
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:33:33 PM   The committee adjourned.