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S_AGR_2020A 02/20/2020 01:36:51 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
Date 02/20/2020
Attendance
Coram X
Rodriguez X
Sonnenberg E
Danielson X
Donovan X
Time 01:36:51 PM to 04:06:06 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-Wildlife Habitat Stamp Committee Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
SB20-125 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1087 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB20-1095 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1067 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB20-1037 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB20-1094 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB20-164 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

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

Conf 20-Wildlife Habitat Stamp Committee - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:39:25 PM  
Dan Prenzlow, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, introduced Daniel Gates, Jon Nestor, Jon Romatzke, and Jennifer Gluck, appointees to the Colorado Wildlife Habitat Stamp Committee. Timothy Brass was unable to attend the hearing. The appointees explained their qualifications to serve on the committee.


01:44:24 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Timothy Brass, Daniel Gates, Jon Nestor, Jon Romatzke, and Jennifer Gluck to the Wildlife Habitat Stamp Committee 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 Excused
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-125 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:44:36 PM  
Senators Ginal and Zenzinger, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-125, which was laid over for action only on February 13, 2020.


01:51:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A).
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram
Rodriguez
Sonnenberg Excused
Danielson
Donovan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:52:34 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-125, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram No
Rodriguez Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1087 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:54:30 PM  
Senator Donovan presented House Bill 20-1087, which modifies statutes related to law enforcement within Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
01:55:08 PM  
Heather Dugan, Colorado Parks and Wildlife,
testified in support of the bill.


01:58:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram
Rodriguez
Sonnenberg Excused
Danielson
Donovan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:59:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1087, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Donovan
Seconded
Coram Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1095 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:02:23 PM  
Senator Bridges, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1095, which requires local government master plans to include water conservation policies if the plan includes a water element.
02:04:35 PM  
Richard Orf, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified against the bill. Daphne Gervais, Colorado Counties Inc., testified against the bill.
02:09:20 PM  
Heather Stauffer, Colorado Municipal League, testified on the bill. Zane Kessler, Colorado River District, testified in support of the bill. Chris Piper, Denver Water, testified in support of the bill.
02:16:04 PM  
Susan Wood, American Planning Association, testified in support of the bill. Jon Berggren, Western Resource Adcovates, testified in support of the bill. Waverly Klaw, Sonoran Institute, testified in support of the bill. Josh Kuhn, Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:27:09 PM  
Senator Bridges provided closing comments on the bill and responded to committee questions.


02:33:40 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1095 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram No
Rodriguez Excused
Sonnenberg Excused
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 2   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1067 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:33:51 PM  
Senator Fields, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1067, which clarifies the ability of the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District and the Rangely Junior College District to own and convey real property.
02:39:58 PM  
Heidi Dineen, Colorado Community College System, testified in support of the bill.
02:40:24 PM  
Senators Fields and Story provided closing
comments on the bill.


02:41:32 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1067 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram Yes
Rodriguez Excused
Sonnenberg Excused
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1037 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:41:45 PM  
Senator Coram, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1037, which authorizes the Colorado Water Conservation Board to augment stream flows with water that has been previously decreed for augmentation.
02:46:19 PM  
Eric Potyondy, City of Fort Collins, testified
in support of the bill.  Dan Biwer, City of Greeley, testified in
support of the bill.  Emily Hunt, City of Thornton, testified in support
of the bill.  Zane Kessler, Colorado River District, testified in
support of the bill.  Dianna Orf, Colorado Water Congress, testified
in support of the bill.  Dan Brown, Cache La Poudre Water Users Association,
testified in support of the bill.


02:53:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C).
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram
Rodriguez
Sonnenberg Excused
Danielson
Donovan
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:54:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1037, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1094 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:54:56 PM  
Senators Coram and Ginal, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1094, which removes the $1,000 cap on fees local governments can charge for on-site wastewater treatment system permits.
03:00:17 PM  
George Marlin, Clear Creek County Commissioner,
testified in support of the bill.  Pat Ratliff, Colorado Water Congress,
testified in support of the bill.  Richard Orf, Associated Governments
of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Tom Gonzalez,
Larimer County Public Health, testified in support of the bill.  Mary
Kay Hogan, Colorado Association of Homebuilders, testified in support of
the bill.


03:15:07 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1094 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Coram
Seconded
Coram Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-164 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:15:17 PM  
Senators Ginal and Fields, co-prime sponsors,
presented Senate Bill 20-164, which establishes a standard of care for
animal shelters and pet animal rescues for each dog and cat in their custody.
03:20:57 PM  
Maxine Major, Creative Acres, testified in opposition to the bill, distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment D), and responded to committee questions.
03:29:04 PM  
Judy Calhoun, Larimer Humane Society, testified
in support of the bill.  Jan McHugh-Smith, Human Society of Boulder
Valley, testified in support of the bill.  The panelists responded
to committee questions.
03:40:16 PM  
David Lewis, Colorado Association of Animal
Control Officers, testified in support of the bill.  Roland Halpern,
Colorado Voters for Animals, testified in support of the bill.  Dr.
Stacee Santi, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, testified in support
of the bill.
03:44:46 PM  
Dr. Vicki Eppard, Plum Creek Veterinary
Services, testified in support of the bill.  Anna Murrin, Metro Denver
Cat, testified in support of the bill.  Julie Justman, Humane Society
of the Pikes Peak Region, testified in support of the bill.
03:53:10 PM  
Kate Goldberg, PawsCo, testified in support of the bill. Sabrina Larsen, Pet Project, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Apryl Steele, Dumb Friends League, testified in support of the bill.
04:01:33 PM  
Senators Fields and Ginal provided closing comments on the bill.


04:05:48 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-164 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Danielson
Seconded
Coram No
Rodriguez Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Danielson Yes
Donovan Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:06:06 PM   The committee adjourned.