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s_sa_2018a_2018-01-29t13:32:07z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-048

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Jan 29, 2018      
Location RM 271



SB18-048 - Postponed Indefinitely

01:46:22 PM  

Senator Jones, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-048 to the committee. The bill gives local governments the authority to site oil and gas facilities.

01:54:29 PM  

Boulder County Commissioner Elise Jones testified in support of the bill.

01:56:27 PM  

Lafayette Mayor Christine Berg, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.

02:01:18 PM  

Longmont City Council Member Polly Christensen testified in support of the bill.

02:03:06 PM  

Longmont City Council Member Joan Peck testified in support of the bill.

02:05:22 PM  

Broomfield City Council Member Guyleen Castriotta testified in support of the bill.

02:09:29 PM  

Lafayette City Council Member Jamie Harkins testified in support of the bill.

02:11:38 PM  

Lafayette City Council Member Stephanie Walton testified in support of the bill.

02:14:49 PM  

Council Members Walton, Harkin, and Castriotta, as well as Senator Jones, responded to committee member questions.

02:22:24 PM  

Longmont Mayor Brian Bagley testified in support of the bill.

02:26:56 PM  

Longmont City Council Member Marcia Martin testified in support of the bill.

02:29:36 PM  

Council Member Martin and Mayor Bagley responded to committee member questions.

02:54:54 PM  

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

02:59:04 PM  

Kate Christensen, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:02:08 PM  

Commerce City City Council Member Steve Douglas testified in support of the bill.

03:09:48 PM  
Council Member Douglas and Ms. Christensen responded to committee member questions.
03:23:32 PM  

Sara Loflin, representing the League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans (LOGIC), testified in support of the bill.

03:27:25 PM  

Marie Venner, representing Colorado Interfaith Power and Light, testified in support of the bill.

03:30:11 PM  
Nicholas Venner, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:31:34 PM  

Stacey Proctor, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:35:47 PM  

Marilyn Hughes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:39:15 PM  

Ingrid Moore, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:42:23 PM  
Dorothea Steinke, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:46:19 PM  

Unity Vincent Sferazza, representing himself and Herbal Gardens Wellness, testified in support of the bill. He provided a packet of documents to committee members [Attachment A].

03:49:36 PM  

Jackie Creasy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:56:13 PM  

Brenda Vonstar, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  She provided two studies to the committee [Attachments B and C].

03:58:48 PM  

Sherry Potter, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:01:27 PM  
Committee members discussed the bill with Senator Jones.
04:03:37 PM  

Rev. Peter Sawtell, representing Eco-Justice Ministries, testified in support of the bill.

04:05:57 PM  

Kristi Douglas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:10:08 PM  

Donna George, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:14:18 PM  

Shaina Oliver, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:18:42 PM  

Nick LoVuolo, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:21:12 PM  
Jessica LeRoux, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:25:50 PM  

Julia Williams, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  She answered questions from the committee.

04:33:29 PM  

Jan Rose, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:37:36 PM  

Micah Parkin, representing 350 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

04:41:19 PM  

Sandy Toland, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She provided two handouts to the committee [Attachments D and E].

04:46:23 PM  
Jeri Shepard, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:48:22 PM  

Andrew O'Connor, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee [Attachment F].  He responded to committee member questions.

04:54:27 PM  

Lauren Petrie, representing Food and Water Watch, testified in support of the bill.

05:00:37 PM  

Tricia Olson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:02:46 PM  

Jan Douglas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:06:21 PM  

Megan Wilder, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:10:05 PM  

Phillip Doe, representing Be the Change, testified in support of the bill.

05:14:04 PM  

Wes Wilson, representing Be the Change, testified in support of the bill.

05:19:04 PM  

Karen Conduff, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:23:11 PM  

Gaythia Weis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:28:58 PM  

Kate Merlin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She provided a copy of her master's thesis on the subject [Attachment G].

05:31:30 PM  
Committee members discussed the bill with Ms. Weis.
05:36:55 PM  

Dianna Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified against the bill.

05:39:03 PM  

Brandy DeLange, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified against the bill.

05:40:32 PM  

Neil Ray, representing the Colorado Alliance of Mineral and Royalty Owners, testified against the bill. He provided a written copy of his testimony [Attachment H] and responded to committee member questions.

05:47:07 PM  
Ms. Orf and Mr. Ray responded to committee member questions.
05:50:39 PM  

Dan Haley, representing the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified against the bill.

05:54:12 PM  
Tracee Bentley, representing the Colorado Petroleum Council, testified against the bill.
05:56:58 PM  

Nick Klebenstein, representing Front Range Energy Alliance, testified against the bill.

06:01:27 PM  

Mr. Haley and Ms. Bentley responded to committee member questions. Mr. Ray returned to the witness table to address questions.

06:18:33 PM  

Senator Jones wrapped up his presentation of the bill.

06:29:38 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


06:37:05 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-048 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Fenberg
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg Yes
Scott No
Sonnenberg No
Marble No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:37:27 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-048 indefinitely.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Court No
Fenberg No
Scott Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS