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18E9B06F71FF76D68725899C002F9D0A Hearing Summary


Date Apr 24, 2023      
Location Old State Library

SB23-270 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:40:05 AM  
The committee recessed.
02:40:27 AM  
The committee reconvened.
02:42:09 AM  
Representaive McCormick,
bill co-prime sponsor, introduced and gave opening comments on Senate Bill
23-270.   The bill creates a rebuttable presumption that a minor stream
restoration project does not cause material injury to a vested water right,
and outlines the qualification requirements for a minor stream restoration
02:44:22 AM  
Representative Catlin,
bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
02:47:11 AM  
The bill sponsor
responded to questions from the committee.
02:48:38 AM  
Daphne Gervais, representing
Colorado Department of Natural Resources, testified in support of the bill.

Tyler Garrett,
representing Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, testified in support of the

Joan Green Turner,
representing Water Rights Association of the South Platte, testified in
support of the bill.

The panelists
responded to questions from the committee.
02:56:34 AM  
Aaron Citron, representing
The Nature Conservancy, testified in support of the bill.  

Ms. Abby Burke,
representing Audubon Rockies, testified in support of the bill.

Travis Smith,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.  

Commissioner Joshua
Blanchard, representing Northwest Colorado Council of Governments Water
Quality/Quantity Committee, Counties & Commissioners Acting Together,
and Summit County, testified in support of the bill.

02:56:35 AM  
Submitted written
testimony can be found in Attachment M.
03:09:54 AM  
The bill sponsors
gave closing comments on the bill.
03:10:41 AM  
Committee members
made final comments on the bill.  

03:12:20 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-270 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved McCormick
Seconded McLachlan
Holtorf Yes
Lindsay Yes
Lukens Yes
Martinez Yes
McLachlan Yes
Parenti Excused
Soper Yes
Story Yes
Titone Excused
Velasco Yes
Winter T. Yes
Catlin Yes
McCormick Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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