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h_agr_2016a_2016-05-02t13:30:00z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/02/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-174



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, & NATURAL RESOURCES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.005. The motion passed without o

Refer Senate Bill 16-174, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:49 PM -- SB 16-174



Representative Vigil and Representative Coram, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 16-174, concerning the funding of Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) projects. The bill appropriates funds from the CWCB Construction Fund for specific water-related projects in FY 2016-17. The bill also authorizes seven cash fund transfers; extends the Windy Gap Reservoir bypass channel project until July 1, 202; and allows the CWCB to participate in water distribution system projects. Additionally, as a part of the Animas-La Plata project, the bill provides the CWCB authority to contract with and allocate Animas-La Plata project water to local entities and water providers; undertake Animas-La Plata project operations, maintenance, and replacement costs; pay Animas-La Plata project storage or other necessary costs; undertake actions to sell, lease, sublease, exchange, and assign the project water acquired; and receive and expend proceeds from the sale or lease of Animas-La Plata water and land. Representative Brown distributed Amendment L.005 (Attachment A). Committee discussion ensued.



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The following persons testified on the bill:



01:54 PM --
James Eklund, Director, CWCB, spoke in support of the bill and discussed some of the projects listed in the bill, including the Animas-La Plata project. Mr. Eklund discussed Amendment L.005 and the Bear Creek Reservoir study and responded to other questions from the committee.



02:10 PM --
Dianna Orf, Colorado Water Congress, spoke in support of the bill.



02:11 PM --
Bruce Whitehead, Executive Director, Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District, discussed the potential recreational use of Lake Nighthorse.

BILL: SB16-174
TIME: 02:23:47 PM
MOVED: Brown
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Coram
VOTE
Arndt
Becker J.
Brown
Buck
Coram
Danielson
Dore
Ginal
Lebsock
Mitsch Bush
Saine
Becker K.
Vigil
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






BILL: SB16-174
TIME: 02:27:42 PM
MOVED: Vigil
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-174, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Coram
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Becker J.
Yes
Brown
Yes
Buck
Yes
Coram
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Dore
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Mitsch Bush
Yes
Saine
Yes
Becker K.
Yes
Vigil
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











02:28 PM



The committee adjourned.






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