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217F9C8D146FEA488725823200722FE1 Hearing Summary


Date Feb 12, 2018      
Location HCR 0107

SB18-041 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:47:15 PM  

Representatives Saine and Representative Arndt, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-041, concerning the ability of operators of sand and gravel mines to use water incidental to sand and gravel mining operations to mitigate the impacts of mining.  Under current law, operators of sand and gravel mines that expose groundwater to the atmosphere are require to obtain a well permit, as well as other requirements.  The bill, recommended by the Water Resources Review Committee,  

01:48:49 PM  

Garrett Varra, Varra Companies and SSGA Association, testified in support of the bill.

01:50:16 PM  

Kevin Rein, State Engineer, Division of Water Resources, testified in support of the bill.

01:52:31 PM  

Dianna Orf, Colorado Water Congress, testified in support of the bill.

01:53:38 PM  
Representatives Arndt and Saine made concluding comments on the bill.

01:54:42 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-041 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Saine
Seconded Arndt
Becker J. Yes
Buck Yes
Catlin Yes
Danielson Yes
Hansen Yes
Jackson Excused
Lewis Excused
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Saine Yes
Valdez Yes
Esgar Yes
Arndt Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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